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Assistant Director, Multicultural Engineering Program

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Work type: Administrative Faculty Full Time
Location: Golden
Categories: Student Life

Position Title
Assistant Director, Multicultural Engineering Program
The Opportunity

The Multicultural Engineering Program (MEP) was established at Colorado School of Mines in 1989 with the mission to help recruit, retain, and graduate students who are historically underrepresented in STEM, and to promote inclusive and equitable opportunities and education for faculty, staff, and students.

Within its current charter, MEP supports the following professional societies: the American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES), the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), Out in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (oSTEM), the Society of Asian Scientist and Engineers (SASE), and the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE). Over the years, MEP has played a significant role in promoting Mines’ commitment to create a more diverse and inclusive learning environment.

MEP maintains a community of support through many partnerships and advocacies, some of which include the following opportunities for Mines’ students: academic support, undergraduate research opportunities, Challenge, K12 efforts, graduate school pathway partnerships, Foundation and advancement efforts, and diversity and inclusion education for students across campus, and professional development efforts and programs. 

The Assistant Director will work collaboratively with the Director of the Multicultural Engineering Program (MEP) to provide advisement for the five MEP professional societies, will assist with the planning and implementation of established MEP programs, curate and execute diversity and inclusion educational programs for the undergraduate and graduate student populations, and will provide administrative support for the daily activities of the MEP office including supervision of the MEP student staff. The Assistant Director will assist the Director with the development of new programming to support and assess the retention of underrepresented minority students and first generation college students. In addition, the Assistant Director will take the lead on coordination of the MEP Leadership Retreat. The Assistant Director will also lead the Challenge program, and will be physically present during the four-week Challenge program.

  • Provide advisement for the five MEP professional societies (indicated in Job Purpose), including management of organization accounts, and assistance in the absence of a formal faculty advisor (20%; Essential)
  • Support for all existing programming (New Student events, Professional Development Workshop, Leadership Retreat, MEP Annual Banquet, Challenge, etc.). Support may include planning, coordination, oversight, implementation, and assessment of programming outcomes (20%; Essential).  
  • Provide administrative support for the day-to-day functions of the MEP office, including hiring and supervising of MEP work study students and/or graduate interns, maintaining inventory of office supplies, submitting works orders for facility maintancence and/or upgrades (20%; Essential)
  • Serve as the lead for the Challenge program. Lead would include regular communications with campus support departments (e.g. CASA, Residence Life, Campus Events, and Sodexo, etc.) during planning and implementation of the four-week program. The Assistant Director will work with the Director to assess Challenge applicants, academic performance of participants, and assessment of program outcomes (15%; Essential)
  • Help to develop systems and implement processes to aid in program and office efficiency (15%; Essential)
  • Management of the MEP website, as well as assist with the creation of electronic and print marketing material essential for promoting MEP programming and partnership opportunities (10%; Essential)
Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s Degree.
  • Direct experience working with students from underrepresented populations, including but not limited to ethnic and racial minorities, first generation students, or students who identify as LGBTQ+.
  • Experience and knowledge regarding diversity, equity, access, and inclusion.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Master’s Degree.
  • Professional employment in a role focused on diversity, inclusion, and/or equity with college students (at a university or as part of a college-student focused organization).
  • Demonstrate leadership skills, including goal setting, strategic planning, problem solving, and decision-making skills.
  • Experience with resource management, including budgeting for programs.
  • Experience working on teams, relationship building, managing people and partnership development.
About the Program and Division

The Multicultural Engineering Program (MEP)was established at Colorado School of Mines in 1989 with the mission to help recruit, retain, and graduate students who are historically underrepresented in STEM, and to promote inclusive and equitable opportunities and education for faculty, staff, and students.

Mines is currently recruiting for the Director and Assistant Director for MEP. The future Director and Assistant Director of MEP will honor decades of noteworthy community and student-support within MEP. Additionally, they will advance and modernize MEP so as to support the increasing number of historically underrepresented students at Mines and the Mines Diversity, Inclusion, and Access Strategic Plan. Advancement and modernization will be done in collaboration with a new senior leadership Student Life administrator focused on equity and diversity (AVP of Student Life for Equity and Engagement; anticipated start January 2022). 

The MEP Director and Assistant Director will ideally start January 2022. MEP will report to the AVP of Student Life for Equity and Engagement.

About Mines & Golden, CO
Mines is consistently ranked among the top engineering colleges in the United States and ranks number one as the best public school in the state for best value colleges. Mines is located in the heart of Golden, Colorado, a western suburb of Denver.  The campus location offers a small-town ambiance with close proximity to all that the Denver metropolitan area has to offer with an abundance of cultural events, museums, theaters and sporting venues. An arid climate and an average 300 days of sunshine per year make the area an ideal place to live, work and play. We seek individuals who value a diverse and inclusive community – offering different perspectives, experiences, and cultures that enrich the educational and work experience. 
Equal Opportunity

Colorado School of Mines is committed to equal opportunity for all persons.  Mines does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, gender (including gender identity and gender expression), ancestry, creed, marital status, race, ethnicity, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status or current military service. Further, Mines does not retaliate against community members for filing complaints regarding or implicating any of these protected statuses.

Mines’ commitment to nondiscrimination, affirmative action, equal opportunity and equal access is reflected in the administration of its policies, procedures, programs and activities and in its efforts to achieve a diverse student body and workforce.

Through its policies, procedures and resources, Mines complies with federal law, Colorado state law, administrative regulations, executive orders and other legal requirements to prevent discrimination (including harassment or retaliation) within the Mines campus community and to address potential allegations of inequity or concerns for safety.

Pay Range

$54,550 - $65,492

Mines takes into consideration a combination of candidate’s education, training and experience as well as the position’s scope and complexity, the discretion and latitude required in the role, work location, and external market and internal value when determining a salary level for potential new employees.

Total Rewards
Mines is proud to provide exceptional benefits that include pay, health & wellness and work/life balance offerings.  Our portfolio of benefits includes medical, dental, vision, disability insurance, flexible spending accounts, life insurance, and retirement savings plans. Additionally, Mines employees are eligible for tuition benefits (for employees and dependents), generous paid holidays and leaves and discount programs.  For more information, visit Mines benefits.
How to Apply

Applicants will be asked to complete an online application (personal information, demographic information, references, veterans status) and upload the following: 

1) resume,
2) cover letter, and
3) a statement on contributions to diversity and inclusion, describing past experiences and/or proposed activities to advance access, inclusion, and diversity at Mines (for more information visit

Review of applications will begin on October 25th. Contact Kathleen Feighny, Recruiter, in Human Resources with any questions about this opportunity.

Background Investigation Required

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