Associate Director of Multicultural Student Development

Boone, North Carolina
Aug 01, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Appalachian State University is nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina and offers a  challenging  academic   environment,   energetic    campus    life    and    breathtaking location. Appalachian combines the best attributes of a small liberal arts college with those of a large research university. Known for its value and affordability, Appalachian enrolls over 18,000 students and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate degree programs. Small classes and close interactions between faculty and students create a strong sense of community which has become an Appalachian hallmark. Appalachian, located in Boone, N.C., is one of 17 universities in the University of North Carolina system.

Diversity Statement:

“Appalachian State University is committed to developing and allocating resources to the fundamental task of creating a diverse campus culture. We value diversity as the expression of human similarities and differences, as well as the importance of a living and learning environment conducive to knowledge, respect, acceptance, understanding and global awareness.

The Division of Student Affairs at Appalachian State University invites applications for the Associate Director of Multicultural Student Development. The Associate Director contributes to the success of the Office of Multicultural Student Development through committee assignments, special projects, and various training activities. The Associate Director maintains an active, visible, and accessible presence on campus, which may require time spent in the evenings and weekends. The Associate Director is also responsible for supervision of two graduate assistants. Each of the two graduate assistants provide direct leadership to the Women’s Center and LGBT Center. This position reports to the Director of Multicultural Student Development.

The Associate Director is responsible for promoting academic, social, emotional, and overall personal growth of all students. The Associate Director will be working with the campus community to create an institution and community climate of inclusive diversity and social justice, advocating for access and equity in higher education, and offering educational opportunities to the campus. This position develops initiatives promoting engagement within the campus community; cultivating a climate of awareness that supports a welcoming and holistic experience for faculty, staff, and students. Additionally, the Associate Director collaborates with campus partners in developing and delivering general inclusive diversity and social justice programs, workshops, and initiatives. As a member of the Multicultural Student Development team, this position represents the department on various committees and at public engagements. The Associate Director will be an active participant in creating sustained dialogue regarding diversity, multicultural, and social justice topics. 

Minimum Qualifications:

A Master’s Degree in higher education administration, counseling psychology, student personnel, or other fields related to the delivery of services to a university student population, a minimum of five (5) years of progressive supervisory/managerial experience within the higher education environment; and demonstrated experience of working effectively with and meeting the needs of a diverse student population.

Important Resources Related to the Position:

In support of its commitment to inclusive excellence through diversity and equity, the University strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, veterans and members of other underrepresented groups.

Initial consideration of completed applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. A completed application must include a letter of interest, resume, and contact information for at least three professional references including their name, address, email address, and telephone number. Please submit your application materials electronically at

This is a twelve (12) month position and salary is commensurate with experience.

Appalachian State University is committed to providing equal opportunity in education and employment to all applicants, students, and employees. The university does not discriminate in access to its educational programs and activities, or with respect to hiring or the terms and conditions of employment, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity and expression, political affiliation, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information or sexual orientation. The university actively promotes diversity among students and employees. The university is committed to its affirmative action plans and seeks to deepen its applicant pools by attracting interest from a diverse group of qualified individuals.

Individuals with disabilities may request accommodations in the application process by contacting, Molly Kadyk-Bruch, Budget Officer for the Office of Student Affairs, at

Any offer of employment to a successful candidate will be conditioned upon the University’s receipt of a satisfactory criminal background report.