Associate Director for Intercultural Student Affairs

Appalachian State University
North Carolina, United States
Salary Not Specified
Closing date
Sep 26, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Professional Fields, Social Work & Human Services, Administrative, Student Affairs, Counseling, Minority & Multicultural Affairs, Other Student Affairs, Student Activities & Services
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Details

Position Title Associate Director for Intercultural Student Affairs Position Number 070691 Department Intercultural Student Affairs - 370000 Description of University

Appalachian State University, in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global citizens who understand and engage 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. As one of 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina system, Appalachian enrolls about 20,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.

Minimum Qualifications
* A Master’s Degree in higher education administration, counseling psychology, student personnel, or other related field;

* A minimum of five (5) years of progressive experience within the higher education environment;

* Demonstrated experience of working effectively with and meeting the needs of a diverse student population.

* Excellent written communication skills as demonstrated in the application materials. License/Certification Required Essential Duties and Responsibilities
* Supervise three identity center Graduate Assistants (GAs), Multi-Cultural Center, the Henderson Springs LGBTQ+ Center and the Women’s Center. Assist the GAs in the daily operations of each Center including budgeting, coordinating volunteer staff, and implementing center initiatives.

* Supervise ISA Coordinator and dotted line Assistant Director.

* 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 (

* 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 Multicultural Leadership, a social justice and multicultural education course within the leadership minor.

* Mentor, advise, and counsel students from minoritized and marginalized 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 Intercultural Student Affairs and Tri-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.

* Assist in the Housing Accommodation process with the Associate Director for Administrative Services in University Housing.

* Serve in the absence of the Director of Intercultural Student Affairs.

* Other duties as assigned. Suggested Salary Range $60,000 - $63,000 Physical Demands of Position
Lifting less than 25 lbs. with or without reasonable accommodation. Special Instructions to Applicants
Please attach required documents:
Cover Letter

Indicate a minimum of 3 professional references in the application or attach a List of References with Contact Information AA/EEO Statement

Appalachian State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. The University does not discriminate in access to its educational programs and activities, or with respect to hiring or the terms and conditions of employment, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity and expression, political affiliation, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information or sexual orientation.

Diversity and Inclusion at Appalachian

We at Appalachian State University are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence both locally and globally.

We understand that the successful implementation of diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence is the responsibility of the entire university community, including alumni and official university governing bodies. A diverse campus community supports an influx of broad and distinct ideas that increase learning opportunities and strengthen the impact of our community as we work collectively to achieve a just experience for all.

We actively encourage, support, and promote a global mindset and an equitable environment where all will know that they belong and are safe to express their culture, identity, values, ideas, opinions, and creativity. We are committed to creating a culture of equity opportunity for all, one that has an expectation of fairness, justice, and equity-minded practice at all levels of the university community.

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