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Director of Intercultural Affairs

Employer
The College of New Jersey
Location
USA, New Jersey
Salary
Negotiable
Closing date
Jun 19, 2021

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To enrich education through diversity, The College of New Jersey is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The College has a strong commitment to achieving diversity among faculty and staff, and strongly encourages women and members of underrepresented groups to apply.

The Office of Inclusive Excellence is seeking candidates for a Director of Intercultural Affairs role.

Position Summary:

The Director of Intercultural Affairs is a highly energetic, and visible member of the campus community who will develop, implement, and assess programming and services designed to enhance the recruitment, retention, success, and well-being of underrepresented and historically marginalized students.

Reporting to the Assistant Vice President for Inclusive Excellence, and as a member of the Assistant Vice President's leadership team, the Director of Intercultural Affairs will be charged with providing strategic leadership and direction for student engagement and program development around issues of inclusion, diversity, equity, and belonging for all students enrolled at the college.

In addition, the Director of Intercultural Affairs will be responsible for managing and operating the Intercultural Center, a new 4,200 square foot space scheduled to open in September 2021. The center will provide academic, cultural, and personal support to students - including students of color, first-generation college students, women and gender students, international students, and LGBTQ+ students - through developing intellectual, social, and leadership skills. Further, the staff in the center will work collaboratively with student organizations, faculty, staff and alumni to develop creative programs and projects designed to enhance cross-cultural.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Serve as an advocate for and resource to students from underrepresented and historically marginalized populations. Refer students to appropriate offices and services on campus.
  • Cultivate strategic partnerships that will lead in the development of programs, services, and strategic initiatives that focus on increasing access, persistence, retention, and success of historically underrepresented students.
  • Manage the day-to-day operations of the Intercultural Center including supervision, of staff and student leaders. Mentor and coach individuals and small group of students.
  • Coordinate, promote, develop and manage specific programs and initiatives including but not limited to: support of women and gender, LGBTQ+, first generation, and men of color student populations, student recognition and leadership, diversity and inclusion including NASPA Undergraduate Fellows Program.
  • Develop communication and outreach efforts with prospective and enrolled students, and social-identity based alumni affinity groups.
  • Serve on college-wide committees such as the Behavior Intervention Team (BIT), the Bias Education and Support Team (BEST), and the Campus Safety Working Group that promote the health, safety, and well-being of underrepresented students.

Required Qualifications:

  • Minimum of three years of relevant, successful, and progressive administrative experience advancing diversity and inclusion programs and initiatives.
  • Demonstrated experience in event planning and project management.
  • Master's degree in Higher Education-Administration, Student Affairs, College Student Personnel, Psychology, Sociology or related field.
  • Knowledge of best practices related to diversity, equity, and inclusion in higher education.
  • Demonstrated commitment to student engagement, retention, and success.
  • Possess excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Critical thinking skills with the ability to address and manage conflicts.

About TCNJ

TCNJ is a highly selective institution that has earned national recognition for its commitment to excellence. Founded in 1855, TCNJ has become an exemplar of the best in public higher education and is consistently acknowledged as one of the top comprehensive colleges in the nation. TCNJ currently is ranked as one of the 75 "Most Competitive" schools in the nation by Barron's Profiles of American Colleges and is rated the No. 1 public institution in the northern region of the country by U.S. News & World Report. TCNJ was named the #10 value in public higher education by the Princeton review in 2009 and, in 2006, was awarded a Phi Beta Kappa chapter - an honor shared by less than 10 percent of colleges and universities nationally. A strong liberal arts core forms the foundation for programs offered through TCNJ's seven schools - Arts & Communication; Business; Education; Humanities and Social Sciences; Science; Nursing, Health, and Exercise Science; and Engineering. TCNJ faculty members are teacher-scholars who share a commitment to liberal learning. TCNJ is located within an hour, by train, of New York City and Philadelphia. The College's campus is set on 289 tree-lined acres in suburban Ewing Township and is known for its natural beauty and has 39 major buildings, including the fourth-best college library in the nation, according to the Princeton Review.

Contact Information:

Qualified candidates should apply online and submit a letter of interest, resume (CV), as well as the names and contact information for three professional references. Applications will be considered until a viable finalist has been found. Final offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of background and reference checks.

Organization

The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) is a highly selective institution that has earned national recognition for its commitment to excellence. Founded in 1855 as the New Jersey State Normal School, TCNJ has become an exemplar of the best in public higher education and is consistently acknowledged as one of the top comprehensive colleges in the nation. TCNJ currently is ranked as one of the 75 “Most Competitive” schools in the nation by Barron’s Profiles of American Colleges and is rated the No. 1 public institution in the northern region of the country by U.S. News & World Report. TCNJ was named the #10 value in public higher education by the Princeton Review in 2009 and, in 2006, was awarded a Phi Beta Kappa chapter—an honor shared by less than 10 percent of colleges and universities nationally.

Academic Programs

A strong liberal arts core forms the foundation for a wealth of degree programs offered through TCNJ’s seven schools—Arts & Communication; Business; Humanities & Social Sciences; Education; Science; Nursing, Health, & Exercise Science; and Engineering. The College is enriched by an honors program and extensive opportunities to study abroad, and its award-winning First-Year Experience and freshman orientation programs have helped make its retention and graduation rates among the highest in the country.

Campus

Known for its natural beauty, the College’s campus is set on 289 tree-lined acres in suburban Ewing Township (map). The College has 39 major buildings, including a state-of-the-art library; 14 residence halls that accommodate 3,600 students; an award-winning student center; more than 20 academic computer laboratories; a full range of laboratories for nursing, microscopy, science, and technology; a music building with a 300-seat concert hall; and a collegiate recreation and athletic facilities complex. TCNJ has a full-time undergraduate enrollment of approximately 6,400 students (95 percent from New Jersey).

Student Life

The College of New Jersey encourages students to expand their talents and skills through more than 150 organizations that are open to students. These groups range from performing ensembles and professional and honor societies to student publications, Greek organizations, as well as intramural and club sports. The College also offers numerous leadership opportunities through the Student Finance Board, Student Government Association, and Residence Hall Government to name a few.

Athletics

High achievement and scholarship in the classroom have been mirrored by the success of The College of New Jersey’s varsity student-athletes. Since the 1978–79 Lion wrestling team captured the College’s first National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) team championship, TCNJ has established itself as one of the nation’s most successful Division III (non-athletic scholarship) programs. Since 1979, The College of New Jersey has amassed a total of 39 Division III crowns in seven different sports. In addition, the Lions have posted 32 runner-up awards, giving the College an aggregate of 71 first- and second-place finishes. That figure is tops among the nation’s 400-plus Division III colleges and universities during the past 30 years. The Lions have also produced 58 Division III CoSIDA First Team Academic All-Americans.

As impressive as the overall athletic record is, TCNJ’s accomplishment as a leader in women’s sports is even greater. Since NCAA Championships were initiated for women in 1981, only TCNJ has won 32 Division III team championships. The total does not include the Lions’ lacrosse championship in 1981 or the softball championships in 1980 and 1981, which were sponsored by the AIAW (Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women) prior to women’s sports inclusion in the NCAA. In the fall of 1999, TCNJ’s women’s athletic program was voted as the top Division III institution for female student-athletes by Sports Illustrated for Women.

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