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Multicultural Resource Center Assistant Director, Operations and Student Engagement

Binghamton University
Binghamton, New York
Posted Date
Aug 10, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Minority & Multicultural Affairs
Employment Type
Full Time
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Budget Title: Senior Staff Assistant (SL-3)

Salary: $52,000 - $55,000

Binghamton University invites applications for the position of Multicultural Resource Center (MRC) Assistant Director of Operations and Student Engagement. As a unit within the Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, the MRC is the largest office serving more than 90 culturally diverse student organizations. The MRC serves to advance the diversity mission by working closely with various offices and departments to provide quality programming and other resources that support the campus community. Reporting to the Director of Intercultural Affairs, the ideal candidate will join the MRC staff which also includes an Assistant Director and an Office Manager.

  • Provide administrative oversight of MRC initiatives which include budget management, center operations, and marketing efforts. 
  • Hire, train and supervise graduate assistants, undergraduate student staff and interns.
  • Lead MRC marketing and communications efforts, manage communications with campus and the local community through the MRC website, newsletter, social media, and other channels. 
  • Advise the Cultural President's Council and serve as a liaison to cultural student organizations. Oversee the Culture Connects Grant.
  • Direct and manage Pathways to Inclusive Leadership, a collaborative program that supports students in their leadership development through a comprehensive approach focused on diversity, career readiness and civic engagement. 
  • Coordinate and conduct presentations to promote MRC services, programs and collaborative activities.
  • Work collaboratively with campus partners and cultivate relationships within the local community that advance the well-being of diverse communities. 
  • Promote the MRC and raise awareness of underrepresented populations needs and concerns through initiatives, written materials, and representation on campus-wide committees.
  • Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.



  • Master's Degree in Higher Education Administration, Student Affairs Administration, Ethnic or Cultural Studies or professional degree in relevant field.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience working with a number of diverse groups and constituencies, supporting and advocating for a variety of identities including, but not limited to: African/African American/Black, Arab/Arab American, Asian/Asian American/Pacific Islander, Latino/Hispanic, Native American/American Indian/Alaskan Native, Biracial/Multiracial, International, religiously diverse and/or LGBTQ+ identities.
  • Ability to prioritize multiple projects simultaneously in a time-sensitive environment. 
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively.
  • Excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication and organizational skills.
  • Demonstrated success working on teams and supporting colleagues on collaborative initiatives.
  • Available to work occasional evening and weekend hours with advance notice. 
  • Detail and service oriented. 


  • Prior experience in higher education. 
  • Prior experience managing a budget.
  • Ability to recruit, train, support and supervise student staff. 
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and deliver training and educational workshops. 
  • Knowledge of student and leadership development theory and identity development models.
  • Previous experience working with community engagement, community building, and/or community organizing. 
  • Demonstrated knowledge, sensitivity, and understanding of the social, political, personal and cultural needs of underrepresented students, faculty, and staff. 
  • Demonstrated ability to apply power, privilege, and equity concepts to create safe working and learning environments for underrepresented students, faculty, and staff. 
  • Ability to assess, design, implement and evaluate effective policies and initiatives related to this position.
  • Ability to exercise discretion, confidentiality, and excellent judgment in responding to sensitive issues and situations. 


Additional Information:

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

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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.

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