Assistant Director of Multicultural Affairs - Staten Island

Staten Island, New York
Sep 20, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

St. John’s established in 1870, has three New York City campuses; a graduate center in Hauppauge, NY; international locations in Rome, Italy; Limerick, Ireland; and Paris, France; and study abroad locations around the world. The Princeton Review and other top rankings consistently recognize the University’s outstanding academics, diverse student body, dynamic internship and volunteer opportunities, focus on student life, and diverse study abroad offerings. St. John’s University offers more than 100 undergraduate and graduate programs in its six colleges and schools, with a growing number of programs offered online. The University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and 12 other major academic and professional associations.

A dedication to diversity, equity and inclusion is at the heart of our mission. As a Catholic and Vincentian university, St. John’s is committed to institutionalizing practices of inclusive excellence to ensure that we welcome and celebrate the intrinsic worth of all members of our community. We will become an even stronger university as we enhance equity at every level of our institution. As noted in our Vision Statement, our graduates will excel in the competencies and values required for leadership and service in a rapidly evolving world.

Assistant Director of Multicultural Affairs – Staten Island

Primary Function: Reporting to the Executive Director of Multicultural Affairs, the Assistant Director will have primary responsibility for the development and implementation of social justice programming, cultural and identity based student services, management of the day to day inclusivity programming and support for the Student Success Center, coordinate an intergroup dialogue program, deliver trainings to students and support University diversity, equity and inclusivity initiatives.


  • Create and coordinate cultural and identify based student discussion groups;
  • Supervise SI Diversity Peer Educators;
  • Coordinate SI Intergroup Dialogue Program;
  • Deliver social justice training to student groups as well as SI staff;
  • Serve on the University’s bias response team;
  • Develop and implement skills-based programs, workshops, events and activities that will advance the University’s commitment to inclusivity;
  • Collaborate with Office of Multicultural Affairs – Queens to design and implement cultural heritage celebrations on Staten Island, including Latin Heritage Month, Black History Month, Asian Pacific Heritage Month;
  • Develop strategies to help historically underrepresented students’ campus engagement with concentration on program development, campus involvement, leadership development and career development;
  • Assist the Executive Director in the strategic planning and assessment of SI student programs and success of historically underrepresented students;
  • Collaborate with Student Affairs and other University departments to develop cultural and global education opportunities; Assist and perform other duties as needed.


Master’s degree required and a minimum of two years’ progressive administrative experience in peer mentoring programing and social justice programming; knowledge of leadership development strategies tailored to students from historically underrepresented backgrounds; experience with delivering social justice training; experience with intergroup dialogue programming; strong awareness of current social justice issues; excellent written and oral communication skills. Must have the flexibility to work evenings and weekends.

Additional desired skills:

Project management, grant writing and workshop presentation skills.

St. John’s offers a competitive compensation program which is commensurate with your qualifications, experience, and contingent upon the departmental budget. We also offer an extremely comprehensive benefits program to meet the diverse needs of our workforce. Along with exceptional benefits such as medical, dental, life insurance, long term disability insurance, tuition remission, generous 403(b) employer contribution, employee assistance program, and liberal paid time off policies, faculty and staff can also enjoy St. John’s performing arts, libraries, bookstores, dining facilities, campus recreation and sporting events.

Any offer of employment is subject to receipt by St. John’s University of satisfactory references, verification of employment and education.

St. John’s University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from women and minorities. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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