Assistant Director, Intercultural Center

Winston Salem, NC
Sep 06, 2017
Executive Administration Jobs
C-Level & Executive Directors
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Assistant Director, Intercultural Center

*A cover letter is required with application.*

Summary: The Assistant Director, under the direction of the Assistant Dean of Students/Director, is responsible for the management, support, and supervision of programs, which enrich students’ educational, social, and cultural experiences. Provides services and support needed by underrepresented student groups for retention and academic success at Wake Forest University. This position assists the Intercultural Center (IC) staff in creating an inclusive campus community that values diversity and promotes respect for differences.

Essential Functions:

  • Assists in the implementation of the Intercultural Center strategic vision.
  • Oversee programming implemented by the Program Coordinator.
  • Creates and implements assessment strategies to track program effectiveness and initiative outcomes.
  • Creates, implements, and assesses high level programming (i.e. Orientation, MLK Celebration, and Harding Institute/Civil Rights Tour)
  • Creates, implements, and trains students for the Intercultural Ambassadors program.
  • Assists in implementing various Identity Development Initiatives (i.e. M4: Making Meaning of Men and Masculinities, W3: Women Encouraging Empowerment Through Exploration, and Asian American Identity Group)
  • Works with Director to develop and promote relationships with alumni affinity groups.
  • Creates welcoming environment to unite students from diverse backgrounds.
  • Supports and provides leadership development to over 25 diverse student organizations.
  • Serves as a staff advisor to various student organizations.
  • Works with campus partners to provide resources for student organizations (i.e. workshops and manuals).
  • Provides services and support needed by underrepresented student groups for their retention and academic success at Wake Forest University.
  • Assist Director in effective day to day operations for all IC activities.
  • Assists the Director in the supervision of the Program Coordinator and Graduate Assistant.
  • Serves on a variety of committees and projects within the greater campus community (i.e. Student Activity Fee Fund and Police Advisory Board).
  • Assists the Administrative Coordinator with budgeting for each fiscal year.
  • Works with students on issues requiring conflict resolution, as needed.

Other Functions:

  • Collaborate with Wake Forest University students, faculty, and staff to create a campus community environment that values diversity and promotes respect for differences.
  • Serve on university committees, as needed.

Required Education, Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  • Master’s degree in counseling, psychology, social work, higher education administration, or a related human service field, with two years related experience.
  • Demonstrated evidence of work experience with a culturally diverse student body and staff with a commitment to fostering diversity, access, inclusion and equity.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the developmental needs of students of color.
  • Strong organizational and planning skills, including a strong attention to details, prioritization, and time management.
  • Demonstrated ability in problem solving and conflict resolution.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Knowledge and proficiency in the use of office computer software.
  • Limited fluency in Spanish (written and verbal).

Preferred Education, Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  • Proven success working with multicultural/intercultural and international populations.
  • An informed knowledge of the experiences of students of color, and international students in higher education.
  • Fluency in Spanish (written and verbal).


  • Responsible for own work.
  • Manages staff/student workers.
  • Budgetary responsibilities.

Note: This position profile identifies the key responsibilities and expectations for performance. It cannot encompass all specific job tasks that an employee may be required to perform. Employees are required to follow any other job-related instructions and perform job-related duties as may be reasonably assigned by his/her supervisor.

In order to provide a safe and productive learning and living community, Wake Forest University conducts background investigations and drug screens for all final staff candidates being considered for employment.

Wake Forest seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce, and encourages qualified candidates across all group demographics to apply.

Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States



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