Assistant Director of Intercultural Development

Job description


Lafayette College is committed to enriching the learning experience for all members of the campus community by cultivating a diverse and inclusive environment.  Reporting to the Assistant Dean and Director of Intercultural Development, the Assistant Director of Intercultural Development is a full-time position that shares the responsibility of fostering an equitable campus community where students develop and thrive.

The Assistant Director collaborates with other members of Intercultural Development and partners with administrative offices and academic departments to support the student experiences of a diverse campus. The Assistant Director is responsible for assisting in the development, marketing, and facilitation of initiatives that promote cross-cultural learning and social justice awareness.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Contribute to the planning and implementation of programs and events related to heritage months (e.g. Latinx Heritage, LGBTQ History, Black Heritage, Women’s History and Asian Pacific Islander Heritage).
  • Assist in the implementation of programs that promote diversity and inclusion including new student orientation and welcome week.
  • Partner and collaborate with faculty, staff, members of the Campus life division, and student organizations to contribute to cultural competency.
  • Assess programs focusing on outcomes related to identity engagement, leadership, and education to inform and improve initiatives.
  • Develop student mentoring and advising relationships through formal and/or informal interactions.
  • Provide support and advising for cultural, affinity-based, student organizations; attends meetings and offers guidance on matters involving program development and marketing.
  • Support enrollment management initiatives aimed at increasing diversity and strengthening the overall experience for underrepresented and historically marginalized groups.
  • Assist in creating awareness of programs and resources available in the Office of Intercultural Development through web page administration and social media platforms.
  • Participate in the College’s On-Call Emergency Response team and is available to assist the College in crisis response, including bias-response.
  • Other duties and special projects, as assigned.


  • Bachelor's degree with 2-3 years of related experience.
  • Evidence of the development, execution, and assessment of educational programs.
  • Experience with event planning, including excellent time management and attention to detail. 
  • A background of advising college students (individually and as members of student organizations) with an emphasis on identity development and leadership skills.
  • Working knowledge of theory related to social justice, race, and student development.
  • An established track record of continued personal and professional development around issues affecting historically marginalized and underrepresented groups.
  • Flexibility to perform duties regularly on evenings and weekends

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in College Student Development, Higher Education Administration, or a related field.
  • Familiarity at a small, private, liberal arts college.

Lafayette College seeks applicants who value cultural competency and strive to serve within an inclusive and affirming environment. Experience in a selective, residential, liberal arts institution is also highly preferred, along with demonstrated success advocating for historically marginalized communities and collaborating with faculty. 


For consideration, please submit a resume and cover letter addressing job qualifications and the names of three professional references via interfolio at

Lafayette College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, disability, religion, age, military or veteran status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital or familial status, pregnancy, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law in its educational programs and activities,

admissions, or employment, as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable laws and College policies.

Lafayette College is committed to creating a diverse community: one that is inclusive and responsive, and is supportive of each and all of its faculty, students, and staff.  All members of the College community share a responsibility for creating, maintaining, and developing a learning environment in which difference is valued, equity is sought, and inclusiveness is practiced.  Lafayette College is an equal opportunity employer.




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Posted: 4/4/2018
Application Due: 5/31/2018
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