Director, Intercultural Center

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Director, Intercultural Center
Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey

Posting Number : S01493

Position Summary:
The Director provides 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:
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.

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

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

Physical Demands:

Close Date:

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Offer is contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check.

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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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Job No:
Posted: 2/24/2021
Application Due: 3/10/2021
Work Type: Full Time