Director of Inter-Cultural Affairs

Job description

Category:: Professional
Department:: Multicultural Resource Center
Locations:: Binghamton, NY
Posted:: May 21, 2021
Closes:: Jul 2, 2021 - 11:59 PM EDT
Type:: Full-time
Ref. No.:: 00389
Position ID:: 131338

About Binghamton University:

Binghamton University is a world-class institution that unites more than 130 broadly interdisciplinary educational programs with some of the most vibrant research in the nation. Our unique character - shaped by outstanding academics, facilities and community life - promotes extraordinary student success.

Binghamton merges rigorous academics, distinguished faculty and state-of-the-art facilities to engage and challenge its 18,000 students. The high-achieving Binghamton student body also represents a great diversity of life experiences, from first-generation college-goers to international students. Beyond their talent, these classmates share a desire to shape the future through technology, insight, intellectual exploration and community service.

Job Description:

Budget Title: Senior Staff Associate (SL-5)

Salary: $68,034 - 72,000

Binghamton University seeks applicants for the Director of Intercultural Affairs, who will provide strategic and innovative leadership to the Multicultural Resource Center (MRC) and the LGBTQ Center. Reporting to the Assistant Vice President, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, the Director of Intercultural Affairs, serves as a key leader in the Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion working collaboratively across divisions to assist the campus community by developing strategic initiatives related to diversity, equity, and inclusion to support the recruitment, retention, and success of diverse and underrepresented student populations. The director will be responsible for articulating a strategic vision, identifying key priorities, along with developing, implementing, and assessing programs and services designed to increase and enhance the educational experiences of our students, with a particular focus on our underrepresented and historically marginalized students.

We are seeking a collaborative and transformative leader, who will work across divisions and with student leaders to create programs and continued dialogues focused on aspects of diversity, equity, inclusion, engagement, restorative justice, and reconciliation. This new leader will be well informed on and the application of student development, intersectionality, and racial identities theories, as well as those centered on community building.

The MRC and the LGBTQ Center is home to and viewed as a resource to many students; as each provides opportunities for collaboration, as well as academic, cultural, and personal support and guidance. The MRC is also home to our TIP (Translation and Interpretation Program), and sponsors monthly diversity thematic programming, and creating responsive programs to support the campus community. Further, the staff (5) in the centers work collaboratively with student organizations, faculty, staff and alumni to develop creative programs and projects designed to enhance cross-cultural competency.

The Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion prides itself on delivering exceptional customer service.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Serves as a key member of the Assistant Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion leadership team and works collaboratively with colleagues within and external to the Division, and coordinates the formulation and communication of departmental mission, goals, and successes.
  • Manage the day-to-day operations and strategic direction of the MRC and Q Center as well as administrative aspects of the Centers including but not limited to: fiscal oversight: including supervision of professional staff, graduate assistants, and student employees and leaders.
  • Serves as a critical leader who is committed to fostering an inclusive campus culture and works to advance the University's mission of diversity, equity, and inclusion through actively creating, supporting, and carrying out college-wide diversity/cultural programs and initiatives that aim to enhance the recruitment, retention, academic success and graduation of underrepresented students.
  • Works collaboratively with various offices to promote student success and address the needs of students of color, LGBTQ+ students, first-generation college students, international students, and other underrepresented student populations
  • Develop and monitor communication and outreach efforts with students, and social and cultural-identity based clubs and organizations.


  • Master's degree in Higher Education-Administration, Student Affairs, College Student Personnel, or closely related field
  • Demonstrated progressive, successful higher education experience advancing campus-wide or divisional diversity, equity and inclusion programs and initiatives
  • Supervisory experience
  • Demonstrated success integrating theory with practice in higher education, multicultural affairs, identity-based programming, and identity-conscious approaches to student leadership engagement, retention and success
  • Knowledge of best practices related to diversity, equity, and inclusion in higher education
  • Demonstrated experience conducting and facilitating professional workshops that assist the campus community in understanding historically underrepresented and marginalized communities
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Critical thinking skills with the ability to address and effectively manage conflicts

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. or terminal degree
  • Demonstrated experience in assessment and evaluation of learning outcomes
  • Ability to demonstrate comprehensive knowledge of student development theory, specifically as it applies to students of color, LGBTQ students, and other underrepresented populations

Additional Information:

Offers of employment may be contingent upon successful completion of a pre-employment background check and verification of degree(s) and credentials.

Binghamton University is a tobacco-free campus.

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor's Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at [email protected]

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Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer
The State University of New York is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. It is the policy of Binghamton University to provide for and promote equal opportunity employment, compensation, and other terms and conditions of employment without discrimination on the basis of age, race, color, religion, disability, national origin, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, veteran or military service member status, marital status, domestic violence victim status, genetic predisposition or carrier status, or arrest and/or criminal conviction record unless based upon a bona fide occupational qualification or other exception.

As required by Title IX and its implementing regulations Binghamton University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the educational programs and activities which it operates. This requirement extends to employment and admission. Inquiries about sex discrimination may be directed to the University Title IX Coordinator or directly to the Office of Civil Rights (OCR). Contact information for the Title IX Coordinator and OCR, as well as the University's complete Non-Discrimination Notice may be found here.

Application Instructions:

Deadline for Internal Applicants: June 15, 2021

Deadline for External Applicants: July 1, 2021

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the vacancy is filled.

Persons interested in this position should apply online.

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  1. Resume,
  2. Cover letter, and
  3. Contact information for three professional references

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Posted: 6/3/2021
Application Due: 7/2/2021
Work Type: Full Time