Director of Multicultural Affairs

Asheville, NC
May 16, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

In the midst of a stimulating urban environment, UNC Asheville offers a small-college setting in one of the most scenic areas of the country. Our beautiful location provides the backdrop for career-minded professionals who value work and life balance. UNC Asheville employees embrace and reflect the university's core values of diversity and inclusion, innovation and sustainability as we build a respectful, vibrant, responsible and inclusive campus community.

The Director of Multicultural Affairs will bring leadership, vision, integrity and a team-oriented philosophy to the diversity and inclusion efforts at UNC Asheville which directly impact the University's ability to successfully serve students. The Director is a leading thinker for the University on matters of equity, diversity and inclusion. The Director will lead the development of a vision and effective strategy that champions the importance and value of a diverse and inclusive educational environment that benefits the entire community.

Reporting to the Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, the Director will
  • Provide leadership for Multicultural Student Programs,
  • Assist the Admissions department with the recruitment efforts of multicultural students,
  • Serve as the liaison for Community Outreach Initiatives and partnerships that directly serve and benefit multicultural students,
  • Manage the Intercultural Center in partnership with Highsmith Union, and
  • Serve as an integral part of the Division of Student Affairs and units directly charged with enhancing student life experiences outside the classroom.

The position requires significant responsibility for the development and implementation of transformative student learning experiences, innovative strategies to increase minority student retention, and programs and services which enhance the overall success of multicultural students.This position requires possession of a Master's degree in College Student Affairs, Higher Education Administration, or a closely related field. In addition, candidates should have at least 2 years' experience in higher education settings working in a capacity that advances diversity and inclusion.

Learn more about this vacancy, and apply online at Review of applications begins May 30, 2017 and continues until the position is filled.

UNC Asheville is committed to equality and diversity of experiences for our students, applicants and employees. Qualified individuals are encouraged to apply regardless of socio-economic status, gender expression, gender and sexual identity, culture, and ideological beliefs. UNC Asheville is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and will not discriminate against applicants and employees on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, genetic information, and any other legally protected status with respect to all terms, conditions, and privileges of university-sponsored activities, employment, and the use of university facilities.