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A Master's Degree in higher education administration, counseling psychology, student personnel, or other related field.
A minimum of five (5) years of progressive supervisory/managerial experience within the higher education environment.
Demonstrated experience of working effectively with and meeting the needs of a diverse student population.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
The primary purpose of the Associate Director of Multicultural Student Development is to promote academic and personal growth of all students, to work with the campus community to create an institution and community climate of inclusive diversity and social justice, to advocate for access and equity in higher education and to offer programs that educate the campus.
Duties and responsibilities of the position include but are not limited to:
Supervise three identity center Graduate Assistants (GAs), Multicultural Center, the Henderson Springs LGBT Resource Center and the Women's Center. Assist the GAs in the daily operations including budgeting, coordinating volunteer staff, and implementing center initiatives.
Advise and assist in implementing Equity in Action; an annual social justice conference coordinated by a student led board.
Co-direct Intersect Social Justice Retreat; an annual weekend retreat dedicated to basic social justice concepts, identity exploration, and implementation of knowledge.
Serve as a member of the Sustained Dialogue Advisory Board; assisting with successful implementation of Sustained Dialogue per standards set by national Sustained Dialogue Institute (http://sustaineddialogue.org/)
Promote academic and personal growth for students, faculty, and staff while promoting a climate of inclusion through advocacy and on-demand or ad-hoc workshops, presentations, activity facilitation, and educational programming which are rooted in a deep understanding of power, privilege, intersectionality, and social justice.
Collaborate, design, implement, and assess educational programs around diversity, inclusion, and social justice with offices, departments, and individuals across campus.
Coordinate process for undergraduate and graduate interns within the office and centers including interviews, selection, and project assignment.
Have an opportunity to serve as an instructor for HPC-3542 Multicultural Leadership, a social justice and multicultural education course within the leadership minor.
Mentor, advise and counsel students from underrepresented populations.
Identify students needing campus support and services aiding their ability to succeed at the institution and persist to graduation.
Assist with the coordination and implementation of Multicultural Student Development and center initiatives.
Serve on divisional and campus committees addressing various diversity, inclusion, and social justice issues on campus.
Recruit, train, promote and coordinate opportunities for student volunteers.
Assist in oversight of the dissemination of resources, activities, and amenities to students through social media, email, electronic bulletin boards, departmental calendar, etc.
Assist the director in providing front-line support and referral services for all students who contact the office for assistance.
Coordinate the Housing Accommodation process with the Associate Director for Administrative Services in University Housing.
Serve in the absence of the Director of Multicultural Student Development.
Strong verbal and written communication skills.
Commitment to the educational development of all students.
Demonstrated organizational skills.
Experience with relevant technologies.
Experience working in the area of multicultural student development.
Experience teaching, programming or training with power, privilege, oppression, intercultural competency or social justice focus to students and staff.
Completion of diversity-related courses, training or workshops.
Ability to relate effectively with students and other University units.
Type of Position: Full Time Position
Work Schedule/Hours: Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. and some nights and weekends.
Appalachian State University, located in Boone, North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, prepares students to lead purposeful lives as engaged global citizens who understand their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The transformational Appalachian experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and embrace diversity and difference. Appalachian enrolls about 18,000 students, has a low faculty-to-student ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors. It is one of 16 universities in the University of North Carolina system.