Human Resources

Multicultural Student Success Coordinator

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Department: Center for Diversity & Inclusion
Work Type: Staff Full-time
Location: Main Campus (Houghton, MI)
Full Time / Part Time: Full Time
Categories: Student Affairs

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Michigan Technological University is an Equal Opportunity Educational Institution/Equal Opportunity Employer that provides equal opportunity for all, including protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.  

If you require any auxiliary aids, services, or other accommodations to apply for employment, or for an interview, at Michigan Technological University, please notify the Human Resources office at 906-487-2280 or

Job Description Summary

Develops and administers programs, and directs student supports that contribute to the retention and success of students from historically underrepresented and marginalized backgrounds to advance the mission of the Center for Diversity and Inclusion. Oversees a broad range of initiatives and programs related to equity support systems for underrepresented and ethnically diverse students. Provides support and advocacy for the CDI Presidents Council and other identity-based student organizations.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities (other duties may be assigned)

1. Manage the MiCUP Scholars summer STEM Research Program. This includes recruitment of community college participants, supervising the student coordinator, collaborating with faculty and community college partners as well as maintaining documentation and database(s) for the purpose of monitoring MiCUP transferred students’ academic performance, retention, graduation, interactions, referrals and other information as needed.
2. Coordinate all aspects of the Center for Diversity & Inclusion Husky Connect Mentorship Program. This includes individual student meetings, training, receptions, workshops, and providing guidance to help students achieve educational and economic success.
3. Provide general advising to Black, Indigenous, Students of Color, and LGBTQIA+ student populations that is inclusive, engaging, and innovative to ensure meaningful overall success. Bridge faculty and staff relations with students.
4. Provide support and oversight to CDI Presidents Council. Work to ensure student organization members are in good standing. Attend meetings and events as needed.
5. Develop, implement, and coordinate programs that complement and enrich the academic experience, promote identity exploration, and enhance the leadership skills of historically underrepresented and marginalized students.
6. Connect students to opportunities for post baccalaureate STEM students, including conferences, workshops, and grant opportunities.
7. Attend events, work flexible hours, some evenings and weekends will be required.
8. Provide training and workshops on the topic of equity, diversity and inclusion to various departments as needed.
9. Serve as a member on various campus-wide committees representing the CDI as needed.
10. Perform other duties as assigned.

Required Education, Certifications, Licensures (minimum requirements)

● Bachelor's Degree in sociology, education, ethnic studies, intercultural communication, anthropology, or related area or equivalent combination of education and experience in a related field from an accredited institution required.

Required Experience (minimum requirements)

● One to three years of professional experience in Education, Student Affairs, or comparable experience.
● Strong organizational and planning skills, including a strong attention to detail, prioritization, and time management.
● Demonstrated evidence of work experience with a culturally diverse student body and staff with a commitment to fostering diversity, access, inclusion and equity.
● Demonstrated experience in advising students

Desirable Education and/or Experience

● Master's degree in sociology, education, ethnic studies, intercultural communication, Student affairs, anthropology, or related area.
● Demonstrated experiences developing and managing recruitment and/or retention-based programs for historically underrepresented and marginalized students.
● Experience in student based training and programming related to diversity, equity, and inclusion
● Experience with identifying educational challenges and barriers faced by historically underrepresented and marginalized students.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and/or Abilities (minimum requirements)

● Knowledge and understanding of issues significant to diverse communities.
● Ability to plan and implement educational and informational programs in a diverse cultural environment
● Ability to work collaboratively with a diverse group of students, faculty, and staff.
● Ability to work and communicate in a professional manner.
● Understanding of inclusive excellence as a practice and apply it to work
● Ability to relate to and understand the experiences of college students from historically underrepresented and marginalized backgrounds.
● Ability to assist a diverse student population in developing their sense and understanding of identity,
● Ability to think strategically, communicate tactfully, collaborate effectively, and empathize with others.
● Ability to manage confidential and sensitive issues and exercise good judgment.
● Ability to present to audiences of varying sizes and contexts and facilitate workshops and difficult discussions.

Required Training and Other Conditions of Employment

Every employee at Michigan Technological University will receive the following 3 required trainings; additional training may be required by the department.

Required University Training:

  • Employee Safety Overview

  • Anti-Harassment, Discrimination, Retaliation Training

  • Annual Data Security Training 

Background Check:

Offers of employment are contingent upon and not considered finalized until the required background check has been performed and the results received and assessed.

Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) % (1=100%)


FLSA Status


Appointment Term

12 months

Pay Rate/Salary

No Less Than $40,000

Title of Position Supervisor

Director of CDI

Posting Type

Internal & External

Required Education, Certifications, Licensures* (minimum requirements)

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