Director, Intercultural Center

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Director, Intercultural Center
Middlebury College



Posting Number: S01493

Position Summary:

Director, Intercultural Center

The Anderson Freeman Center (AFC) provides advocacy, programs, resources, and support services for students who have been historically underrepresented or marginalized in U.S. higher education, including BIPOC students, first-generation students, students from low-income backgrounds, and LGBTQ+ students. The AFC fosters the personal development and academic achievement of underrepresented students while honoring and affirming their identities and cultures. The staff of the AFC serve as advocates for and support the activism of underrepresented students and alumni.

Middlebury College seeks a Director to provide overall administrative, operational, and fiscal oversight for the AFC. The Director spearheads strategic planning, budget management, program development, and assessment for all AFC programs and services; supervises, develops and evaluates AFC staff; identifies and addresses barriers to student success; serves on various campus committees; and works with staff and faculty across campus to foster an inclusive environment for students from historically underrepresented communities.

Essential Functions:

  • Lead short-term operational and long-term strategic planning for the AFC, including routine assessment of operations, activities, and partnerships
  • Develop, maintain, and maximize the AFC's fiscal resources to advance the Center's mission and to operate within assigned budgets
  • Oversee the hiring, onboarding, supervision, evaluation, and development of a talented and diverse professional and student staff
  • Position the AFC as a relevant cultural asset for the campus that centers the needs and issues of historically underrepresented or marginalized communities
  • Foster community building within and across historically underrepresented or marginalized communities and help students connect to form social support networks
  • Assist current and new multicultural student organizations by ensuring they have access to resources, advising, and student leader training
  • Provide one-on-one support and resources for students navigating identity development, coping with campus climate concerns, struggling with academic demands, facing financial or other institutional barriers, etc.
  • Cultivate strategic partnerships across campus to better support and promote the success of underrepresented students
  • Ensure the successful design, implementation, and assessment of social, cultural, academic, professional, and leadership development opportunities and programming
  • Promote a shared vision of the work of the AFC that frames events, programs, and services
  • Oversee the development of learning outcomes for programs and events that reflect the AFC's mission, vision, and goals
  • Develop and utilize assessment tools to gauge the effectiveness of programs and events
  • Provide direction for the marketing and promotion of all AFC programs and services
  • Assist with institutional efforts to recruit, admit, enroll, retain and graduate more historically underrepresented students
  • Represent the AFC on campus committees
  • Advocate for the needs of underrepresented students

    Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Extensive knowledge of the challenges facing students from various historically underrepresented and marginalized populations (e.g., BIPOC students, immigrant and undocumented students, first-generation students, students from low-income backgrounds, LGBTQ+ students)
  • Experience providing culturally competent support for underrepresented students as they experience intersecting systems of oppression (e.g., racism, ableism, classism, heterosexism, cissexism), in particular for Black students.
  • Experience bolstering student activism
  • Experience advocating for inclusive policies and practices that address institutional barriers
  • Demonstrated experience centering access, equity, inclusion, and social justice in student services and programs
  • Experience fostering strong relationships with students, staff, faculty, administrators, and alumni
  • Experience collaborating with campus partners
  • Experience advising multicultural student organizations
  • Experience designing and facilitating student leadership training
  • Experience designing and hosting multicultural events and programs
  • Experience developing learning outcomes and assessment tools for programs and events
  • Experience with budget management
  • Experience training and supervising student employees
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to implement, manage and prioritize multiple projects and tasks to completion
  • Ability to effectively navigate the complex institutional dynamics of higher education
  • Ability to make informed decisions and to work independently
  • Ability to foster a team-oriented work environment
  • Ability to work in an environment with frequent interruptions
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, including evenings and weekends as needed

    A Master's degree in Student Personnel, Student Affairs, Higher Education Administration, Counseling, Psychology, Social Work, or a related discipline. At least 4 years of professional experience working with underrepresented students in higher education. To view the complete job description and apply online, visit https://middlebury.peopleadmin.com/postings/22499.

    Middlebury College employees enjoy a high quality of life with excellent compensation; competitive health, dental, retirement, and vision benefits; and educational assistance programs. EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability


    Essential Functions:
    Offer is contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check.

    ? Lead short-term operational and long-term strategic planning for the AFC, including routine assessment of operations, activities, and partnerships
    ? Develop, maintain, and maximize the AFC’s fiscal resources to advance the Center’s mission and to operate within assigned budgets
    ? Oversee the hiring, onboarding, supervision, evaluation, and development of a talented and diverse professional and student staff
    ? Position the AFC as a relevant cultural asset for the campus that centers the needs and issues of historically underrepresented or marginalized communities
    ? Foster community building within and across historically underrepresented or marginalized communities and help students connect to form social support networks
    ? Assist current and new multicultural student organizations by ensuring they have access to resources, advising, and student leader training
    ? Provide one-on-one support and resources for students navigating identity development, coping with campus climate concerns, struggling with academic demands, facing financial or other institutional barriers, etc.
    ? Cultivate strategic partnerships across campus to better support and promote the success of underrepresented students
    ? Ensure the successful design, implementation, and assessment of social, cultural, academic, professional, and leadership development opportunities and programming
    ? Promote a shared vision of the work of the AFC that frames events, programs, and services
    ? Oversee the development of learning outcomes for programs and events that reflect the AFC’s mission, vision, and goals
    ? Develop and utilize assessment tools to gauge the effectiveness of programs and events
    ? Provide direction for the marketing and promotion of all AFC programs and services
    ? Assist with institutional efforts to recruit, admit, enroll, retain and graduate more historically underrepresented students
    ? Represent the AFC on campus committees
    ? Advocate for the needs of underrepresented students


    General Responsibilities:
    ? May perform other duties as requested.


    Qualifications
    Education:

    ? A Master’s degree in Student Personnel, Student Affairs, Higher Education Administration, Counseling, Psychology, Social Work, or a related discipline


    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
    ? Extensive knowledge of the challenges facing students from various historically underrepresented and marginalized populations (e.g., BIPOC students, immigrant and undocumented students, first-generation students, students from low-income backgrounds, LGBTQ+ students)
    ? Experience providing culturally competent support for underrepresented students as they experience intersecting systems of oppression (e.g., racism, ableism, classism, heterosexism, cissexism), in particular for Black students.
    ? Experience bolstering student activism
    ? Experience advocating for inclusive policies and practices that address institutional barriers
    ? Demonstrated experience centering access, equity, inclusion, and social justice in student services and programs
    ? Experience fostering strong relationships with students, staff, faculty, administrators, and alumni
    ? Experience collaborating with campus partners
    ? Experience advising multicultural student organizations
    ? Experience designing and facilitating student leadership training
    ? Experience designing and hosting multicultural events and programs
    ? Experience developing learning outcomes and assessment tools for programs and events
    ? Experience with budget management
    ? Experience training and supervising student employees
    ? Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
    ? Ability to implement, manage and prioritize multiple projects and tasks to completion
    ? Ability to effectively navigate the complex institutional dynamics of higher education
    ? Ability to make informed decisions and to work independently
    ? Ability to foster a team-oriented work environment
    ? Ability to work in an environment with frequent interruptions
    ? Ability to work a flexible schedule, including evenings and weekends as needed


    Experience:
    ? At least 4 years of professional experience working with underrepresented students in higher education


    Physical Demands:


    Offers of employment are contingent on completion of a background check. Information on our background check policy can be found here: http://go.middlebury.edu/backgroundchecks

    To apply, visit https://middlebury.peopleadmin.com/postings/22499

    Middlebury is an equal-opportunity employer where diversity, equity, and inclusion are core values. To this end, Middlebury recruits talented and diverse faculty, staff, and students from across the United States and around the world. Middlebury encourages applications from women, people of color, people with disabilities, and members of other protected classes and historically underrepresented communities. Middlebury also invites applications from individuals who demonstrate an ongoing commitment to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace.





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    Posted: 12/8/2020
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