Multicultural Initiatives Assistant Director – Department of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

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Multicultural Initiatives Manager, Business Title: Multicultural Initiatives Assistant Director, AE053, 100%, Academic Staff, Renewable, 12-month appointment, one vacancy


Develops, evaluates and implements multicultural programs and recruitment efforts in order to support underrepresented students’ success and enrollment. Develops internal partnerships in support of program awareness and providing student interventions, as needed. The Multicultural Initiatives Assistant Director is part of a collaborative team of Student Affairs professionals. This position assists in increasing the access, retention of and success of students through cultural inclusion. This position develops, evaluates and implements multicultural programs and recruitment efforts in order to support underrepresented students’ success and enrollment while developing internal partnerships in support of program awareness and providing student interventions, as needed. This position assists the Director in coordinating programs and services sponsored by the varied support centers associated with the Department of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion and to inform the general campus of issues related to cultural diversity. This position focuses on the enhancement of a culture that welcomes and celebrates all students.

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This position is currently ineligible for H1-B sponsorship. A qualification for this position includes independent eligibility to work within the United States upon hire date.


  • One (1) year demonstrated experience developing and implementing programs related to equity, diversity, inclusion and belonging
  • Two (2) years equivalent full-time professional experience working with people from diverse background such as ethnic minorities, people with low income, adult learners, and gender diverse population
  • One year supervising professional or student staff
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution


  • Two (2) years of progressive professional experience (full-time) working in student affairs or other student services area on a college campus
  • Certificates or training related to leadership skills
  • Master’s degree from an accredited institution of higher education related to college student development/personnel, leadership, or related field preferred 


  • Knowledge of equity, diversity, and inclusion matters
  • Knowledge and experience in designing, implementing, and executing multicultural programs
  • Skilled at designing programs that support student retention efforts 
  • Knowledge of underrepresented and underserved student needs/trends
  • Skilled at leadership, support, and supervision of professional staff and/or student employee development
  • Skilled at building unit cohesion
  • Ability to advocate to make change
  • Ability to collaborate and maintain effective relationships with multiple stakeholders including campus administration, faculty, staff, students, and community members
  • Ability to present training to students, faculty/staff, and/or other audiences
  • Ability to take initiative and work autonomously
  • Skilled at communicating effectively, both orally and in writing, with populations related to this position
  • Ability to foster and engage in constructive conversations
  • General technology skills such as Microsoft Office and social media utilization


As soon as possible.


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Salary range for this position is: $55,000 – $59,000 annually.  Specific benefit information can be found here. A snap-shot of benefits offered for this position include:

Paid Time Off Per Year:

*Hours are pro-rated based on appointment percentage for less than 100%-time employees.

  • 176 hours of Vacation
  • 36 hours of Personal
  • 96 hours of Sick Leave
  • 9 legal holidays

State Group Health Insurance Plans:

  • Health Plan, High Deductible, or Access Plans available
  • Flexible Spending or Health Savings Accounts

Access to Additional Insurance:

  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Life
  • Income Continuation

Retirement Plans Through Wisconsin Retirement System:

  • 6.90% contribution with employer match
  • Vested at 5 years (must meet eligibility requirements)

Other Benefits


Review of all complete applications will commence 4:30 PM on February 27, 2024. In the event this search is extended for any reason, applications submitted after this date will be considered. Once an applicant applies, profile information remains in UW-Superior’s Talent Management System for future submissions.

If you are not currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System, you may apply online through this portal. If you are a current employee of the University of Wisconsin System, you may apply through our HRS System. Please include the following information in your application:

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
  3. Contact Information for three (3) Professional References
  4. Unofficial transcripts of all degrees earned

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External applicants: select the external applicant link and register for an account:

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At any time you may select the Save button to save your progress. When you have submitted your application, ability to change materials submitted will not be available.

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The University of Wisconsin-Superior is Wisconsin’s public liberal arts college. Established in 1893 with a mission to train teachers, it later became a part of the University of Wisconsin-System, and in 1998 was designated as Wisconsin’s Public Liberal Arts College by the University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents. The University serves 2,500 traditional and non-traditional students and is dedicated to the integration of liberal and professional studies and to serving a diverse student population.

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UW-Superior is an AA/EEO/Veterans/Disability employer dedicated to enhancing equity, diversity and inclusivity.

UW-Superior is committed to making excellence inclusive in every aspect of the institution. Diversity, inclusion and equity are prioritized learning resources for all community members. We strive to offer quality programs in an environment of trust and cooperation that centers on the worth of all individuals. The University is seeking candidates who will contribute to the achievement of this goal.