Office of Multicultural Affairs
Dean of Multicultural Affairs
Full-time, 10 months/year, evening and weekend
on call hours as required by dorm duties.
**2-year term appointment**
Provides a broad range of support services and programming to
adults and students who frequent the Office of Multicultural
Affairs (OMA), particularly those with marginalized and/or
intersecting identities related to race, ethnicity, gender, sexual
orientation, gender identity, religion, class, ability, and
first-generation status. The intern will support the mission of the
Office by assisting in helping to organize and execute OMA
sponsored activities, aiding in formatting and editing the Office
newsletter, and directly supervising student proctors who work in
Student Support and Programming
- Assists with 3-day International Student Orientation (ISO) and
performs dorm duties.
- Maintains social media pages for the Office. Keeps up to date
on the type of social media that PEA students are using, and adds
other forms of social media as needed.
- Assists the Office in planning activities for various Heritage
and History Months, for example: Black History Month, Hispanic
Heritage Month, Women’s History Month, etc.
- Assists with events put on by OMA sponsored groups (for example
the Asian Student Mixer or International Tea) as the need
Degree of Independent Action Performed
- Remains competent and current through self-directed
professional reading, developing professional contacts with
colleagues, attending trainings, courses, or conferences, as needed
- Directly through work in OMA, the intern will contribute to a
learning, living, and working environment that encourages knowledge
of, respect for, and the development of skills to engage with those
of different backgrounds.
- Lives in a dorm as a member of the residential faculty,
provides dormitory service, and may coach a sport(s) and/or lead
other extracurricular activities.
- Assists with chaperoning duties for OMA sponsored events,
either on- or off- campus.
Intern is expected to work with a high degree of independence and
autonomy and exercise a high level of initiative, influence, and
judgment in decisions impacting staff and department
Expected to escalate issues that require immediate attention, which
are often crisis situations, to OMA or designee.
Internal and External Contacts
Frequent contact with students, Dean of Students office, PEA
administrative and academic offices, faculty, coaches, and staff.
External contacts may include parents, outside organizations,
visitors, and local community neighbors.
- Bachelor’s degree.
- Experience in fields such as Student Development, Counseling,
Social and Behavior Sciences, and Liberal Arts desirable but not
- 2 years’ experience/volunteerism in diversity, equity, or
inclusion leadership, internship, or activities. Work in secondary,
boarding school or with adolescents preferred.
- Demonstrated experience working with or mentoring diverse,
underrepresented, marginalized, and/or first-generation student
populations. Sound judgement, awareness, and sensitivity o the
interests and concerns of these populations.
- Demonstrated experience in collaboratively working with
students, faculty, and administrators and other campus offices to
support and expand cultural competence.
- Experience with and understanding of contemporary
adolescent/student development issues, trends, and best
- Proven experience in supporting programs, services, and
activities to support the academic and social enrichment of
- Facility with the utilization of technology, marketing, or
social media to promote objectives preferred.
- Must possess a record of service that identifies concern for
the safety and well-being of others.
- Language proficiency in Spanish helpful, but not required.
Skills & Knowledge
- Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to develop and
maintain collegial relationships with Academy administrators,
students, and faculty.
- Respect for diversity of identities and experiences, an
orientation toward equity and inclusion, and cultural competency in
all aspects of Academy life.
- Ability and willingness to travel (by car, air, train, or bus)
domestically and internationally as needed.
- Proven strong presentation skills and presence.
- Excellent communication (written and verbal) skills.
- Excellent analytical and problem solving skills.
- A strict adherence to confidential policies.
- Ability to work independently and as part of a team. Ability to
handle multiple priorities and deadlines simultaneously.
- Proficiency in MS Office.
- Willingness and ability to learn additional applications as
- High degree of organizational skills with the ability to be
flexible and multi-task with accuracy.
- Ability to follow verbal and written directions and maintain a
professional demeanor and restraint, even during stressful
The physical demands described here are representative of those
that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the
essential functions of this job.
- Ability to sit in a normal seated position for extended periods
- Reaching by extending hand(s) or arm(s) in any direction.
- Finger dexterity required to manipulate objects with fingers
rather than with whole hand(s) or arm(s), for example using a
- Communication skills using the spoken or written word.
- Ability to see with normal parameters.
- Ability to use a visual display terminal with continuous wrist
movement on a keyboard.
- Ability to hear within normal range.
- Ability to lift and transport up to 10lbs without
- Successfully complete a criminal background check (reviewed
every 5 years)
- Clean driving record (reviewed annually)