Assistant Director, The Intercultural Center for Learning and Inclusion
Saint Anselm College
Location: Manchester, New Hampshire
Internal Number: 118757
Assistant Director, The Center for Intercultural Learning and Inclusion Saint Anselm College, a private, liberal arts college in the Benedictine tradition, is seeking an Assistant Director of The Center for Intercultural Learning and Inclusion (The Center). Reporting to the Director, the Assistant Director will assist in the management and oversight of The Center and will support the planning, organization, and development student cultural education/competency programming. The successful candidate will provide leadership and advisement in programs and services that are offered through the Center with direct responsibilities of partnering with the Director to oversee the Transitions Peer Mentor Program, and taking the lead role in coordinating and advising the Multicultural Student Coalition, and Commuter Program.The successful candidate will serve as an advocate for diversity on campus, an educator promoting social justice and understanding, and a mentor/advisor for students. This is a 12-month, salaried, benefit-eligible position, within Student Affairs. Working hours include evenings and frequent weekends during the academic session. Salary range is commensurate with experience, and consistent with those salary best practices and research at comparable institutions according to NASPA (Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education). For information on Diversity and Inclusion: Office for Diversity and Inclusion and The Center CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES Partner with Director to oversee, the selection process and delivery of the Transitions Peer Mentoring and Leadership Team: Provide support services and effective communication Develop and facilitate leadership training and development opportunities for 40 Transitions Peer Mentors Coordinate and advise the Commuter Program and the Multicultural Students Coalition. Collaborate with The Center team to design, develop, implement, market and assess a variety of monthly cultural awareness programs designed to increase the campus awareness and appreciation of different cultures Assist the Director with recruitment and retention initiatives for underrepresented students, faculty, and staff, where requested. Develop programs and/or advise students on programs that encourage active student involvement in social, cultural, educational, and inclusivity programs Assist in and work collaboratively on department initiatives and programs including Multicultural Day, Intercultural Holiday Dinner, MLK Programing, Unity Retreat, including event planning, and assessment of the event’s activities Provide cultural, personal, social and academic support to students. Assist the Intercultural Center Director in coordinating department programs and activities that are offered through the Center Assist with college wide initiative for all first-generation college students and support for parents/family. Serve as a resource and advocate for students. Communicate and act as departmental liaison to residential life, student engagement and campus ministry regarding resources and facilities coordination Serve as advisor and provide support to the cultural student organizations as designated Serve on appropriate College committees as needed and requested Perform other duties as assigned by the Intercultural Center Director or required to fulfill the missions of the Student Affairs division, Student Activities and Leadership Programs, and the College
QUALIFICATIONS Bachelor degree required. Master degree or progress towards, in higher education student personnel, counseling, education, or a related field preferred. A minimum of 1-2 years demonstrated experience in advising student organizations and activities, multicultural programming, residential life programming, and/or programming within a student affairs division Demonstrated experience in advising complex program development for a diverse population Fluency in a second language desired Strong oral and written communication skills Demonstrable excellence in time management and the ability to coordinate multiple projects simultaneously The ability to lift objects related to the position (25 lbs.), the ability to drive a vehicle to/from student events, and the ability to assist in a variety of indoor/outdoor leadership training, including work on challenge courses, outdoor adventure outings, and other physically active programs Ability to work in a highly active, student-centered environment Ability to work frequent evenings and weekends during the academic session The ability to interact effectively with a wide variety of students, faculty, administrators, staff, parents, outside vendors, agents and government administrators Familiarity with the traditions and ideals in a faith-based institution of higher education Also requires a solid understanding of and commitment to the mission and goals of a small Catholic, liberal arts college along with the ability to interact effectively with a wide range of college administrators, faculty, staff and students, and to represent the College to a variety of outside constituents. Successful candidates will be able to assist the college to further its strategic goals for institution-wide diversity and inclusiveness.