Assistant Director, Intercultural Center

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Assistant Director, Intercultural Center

*Cover letter is required with application.*

*Master's degree, completed by May 2018, in counseling, psychology, social work, higher education administration, or related human service field, with one-year related experience.*

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

Essential Functions:

  • Develops and delivers programming for our campus community that supports underrepresented and international students.
  • Assesses individual programs and supports the Center’s assessment projects.
  • Facilitates intentional conversations that support student identity development; builds cultural competency; works through interpersonal conflict.
  • Designs and implements communication plans across multiple platforms (i.e. flyers, listserv, newsletter, social media, and website).
  • Assists in implementing various Identity Development Initiatives (i.e. M4: Making Meaning of Men and Masculinities, W3: Women Encouraging Empowerment Through Exploration, and AAIG: Asian American Identity Group).
  • Creates welcoming environment to unite students from diverse backgrounds.
  • Develops and trains Intercultural Ambassadors to represent the Center and Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI).
  • Builds student workers capacity as programming partners in program development, communication, and implementation.
  • Supports the development of student coalitions and organizations seeking partnership, guidance, or advice on issues.
  • Supports and provides leadership development to over 25 diverse student organizations.
  • Serves as a staff advisor to various student organizations.
  • Fosters relationships to further collaborations and partnerships with other offices, departments, and student groups.
  • Works with Director to develop and promote relationships with alumni affinity groups.
  • Assists Director in effective day to day operations for all IC activities.
  • Assists in the implementation of the IC strategic vision.
  • Applies current research, literature and assessment outcomes to support student success services.
  • Stays abreast of current issues, policies, trends, and best practices in higher education.
  • Creates a space that welcomes diverse perspectives and identities among students, faculty and staff.
  • Assists the Administrative Coordinator with budgeting for each fiscal year.

Other Functions:

  • Collaborates with WFU 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 one-year 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 detail, 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.

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.


  • Responsible for own work.
  • 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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Posted: 2/28/2018
Application Due: 3/17/2018
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