Coordinator, Multicultural Student Success - Latinx (Part-Time)

Job Description

Position Title

Coordinator, Multicultural Student Success - Latinx (Part-Time)

Open Internally or Externally


If faculty, tenure track status

Not Applicable

Reports to (title)

Coordinator, Multicultural Student Success


Office for Diversity & Multicultural Affairs - Student Affairs

Requisition Number


Position Type

New position

Job Category

Part-Time Staff - Variable



Initial Work Location

Taylorsville Redwood Campus

Starting Salary


Job Open Date


Open Until Filled


Job Summary

Salt Lake Community College (SLCC) is Utahs largest college with the most diverse student body. As the only comprehensive community college in Utah, SLCC plays a critical role in the success of our community by providing access to higher education to thousands of new students every year whose goals are to transfer to 4-year universities or gain skills to advance in the workforce.

Reporting to the full-time Coordinator for Latinx students, the part-time Multicultural Student Success Coordinator will have an abiding concern for, and commitment to serving the diverse needs of the college community and its students with an emphasis on Latinx/Hispanic students. The coordinator will provide the campus community with opportunities to learn about and discuss social issues that focus on diversity, equity, social justice, and inclusion, with the goal of expanding multicultural awareness and responsiveness. Additionally, they will assist in efforts to advance an inclusive, and engaging learning environment for historically underrepresented students by providing culturally appropriate support, addressing personal, social or academic concerns, and offering guidance as needed.

The coordinator will seek to proactively help students navigate any roadblock they may encounter on their path to graduation. In doing so, they will have responsibilities in the areas of student development and engagement, multicultural educational programming, peer mentoring programs, organizational and fiscal management, and leadership development. The ideal candidate will be motivated to work independently as well as collaboratively with the Diversity and Multicultural Affairs team and other college departments as needed; promote innovative ideas on how to reach and engage underrepresented students; serve as a multicultural representative in departmental and institutional inclusivity efforts; collaborate with various SLCC departments, faculty, administrators and staff to create and maintain programs relevant to multicultural student access, retention and graduation; and review and share current research in higher education related to the access, retention and persistence of students of color and other underrepresented populations with an emphasis on Pacific Islander student populations.

Lastly, the coordinator will also maintain paper and electronic student files; ensure confidentiality of student records; help with analysis and reports that support the goals of the Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs and SLCC; and make appropriate referrals to counseling, academic advising, and other campus or community resources. This position is currently being offered as a part-time status, but may transition into full-time status contingent upon funding.

Essential Responsibilities and Duties

  • Serve as a mentor, advocate, and resource for multicultural students.
  • Assist students in developing student success action plans in individual meetings.
  • Coordinate and collaborate with departments/offices across the institution to identify resources that respond to multicultural students social, economic, and educational needs.
  • Serve as adviser/co-adviser to ethnic-specific, multicultural, and social justice student clubs and mentoring programs serving Latinx/Hispanic students
  • Work with campus and community partners to develop, support, and host motivational and educational activities, workshops, programs, conferences, etc. that create a sense of community, celebrate culture/heritage authentically, enhance multicultural awareness and responsiveness, educate the college campus, and support multicultural student retention, persistence, and graduation
  • Provide the campus community with opportunities to learn about and discuss social issues that focus on diversity, equity, social justice, and inclusion, with the goal of expanding multicultural awareness and responsiveness
  • Work closely with supervisor to contribute to college-wide committees, task forces, and other specific initiatives related to diversity, inclusivity, multicultural student retention, and success.
  • Will be motivated to work independently as well as collaboratively with the Diversity and Multicultural Affairs team and other college departments as needed;
  • Support current programs relevant to multicultural student access, retention, and graduation
  • Maintain paper and electronic student files; ensure confidentiality of student records;
  • Collect quantitative and qualitative data on how underrepresented students progress and interact with SLCCs campus climate.
  • Evaluate and identify trends, recommendations, or areas for improvement in the delivery of services to students.
  • Keep abreast of best practices to enhance the persistence, retention, and success of multicultural students.
  • Connect with Latinx/Hispanic agencies and organizations to cultivate partnerships that support multicultural student access, retention, and success.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

To be considered for this position, all candidates must:
  1. Have a bachelors degree, preferably in education, educational psychology, sociology, communications, ethnic studies, or another related field.
  2. Two-to-four years of full-time, direct paid professional experience. Candidates can trade education for experience at a 2:1 ratio (i.e., 2 years of post-baccalaureate education for 1 year of full-time experience). Part-time experience may be substituted on a prorated basis.

Preferred Qualifications

Preference will go to candidates who have:
  1. A masters degree in a related field.
  2. The ability to communicate in Spanish and a keen awareness of the Hispanic or Latino/a/x student experience.
  3. Experience working in higher education, particularly in two-year

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

The Multicultural Student Success Coordinator must:
  • Communicate effectively (in writing and verbally) with individuals with diverse cultures, cultural backgrounds and abilities.
  • Provide excellent customer service and when necessary provide one-on-one consultations.
  • Work collaboratively with others in the ODMA team, as well as our campus and community partners.
  • Have the ability to work both independently and with a team.
  • Determine the needs of underrepresented students and connect students to interventions or services to meet those needs.
  • Possess a working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and Microsoft Outlook.
  • Be detail-oriented and have the ability to multi-task, prioritize assignments, and carry projects to completion.
  • Have knowledge of and sensitivity to the needs of students from diverse backgrounds, especially those populations that have been historically underrepresented in higher education.
  • Advocate for all students with an emphasis on Hispanic/Latinx students.
  • Possess strong problem-solving and conflict resolution skills.
  • Learn quickly, work well under pressure, and work ethically with confidential information.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with a broad range of diverse people, ability, culture, and ethnic background, to maintain good working relationships across the College.
  • Ability to work with all groups in a diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic background of community college students, faculty, and staff, including those with disabilities.

Special Instructions

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and three references with
your online SLCC application.



SLCC Information

Salt Lake Community College (SLCC) is fully committed to policies of equal employment and nondiscrimination. The College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, religion, protected veteran status, expression of political or personal beliefs outside of the workplace, or any other status protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.

SLCC is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”).

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check.

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