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Assistant Director

Appalachian State University
North Carolina, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Aug 29, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Affirmative Action & Equal Opportunity, Student Affairs, Academic Advising & Academic Support Services, Minority & Multicultural Affairs, Other Student Affairs, Student Activities & Services
Employment Type
Full Time
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Position Title Assistant Director Position Number 094171 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 more than 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 student development, higher education administration, counseling, psychology, sociology, social justice, or other fields related to the delivery of services to a university student population.

Three (3) or more years experience; and demonstrated experience of working effectively with meeting the needs of a diverse student population. License/Certification Required Essential Duties and Responsibilities
The Assistant Director is responsible for promoting the academic and personal growth of students from minoritized and marginalized populations, with emphasis on providing resources, support, mentorship, advising, and programming across all multicultural affinity groups and student organizations. In this role, the Assistant Director works to ensure that multicultural programs and issues are broadly visible aspects of the social and intellectual life of the campus through the work of the Office of Intercultural Student Affairs. This includes overseeing one of the centers (Multicultural, Women's, or the Henderson Springs LGBT Center), coordinating volunteer staff, and supervising a Graduate Assistant (GA). This is a key position within the Division of Student Development and reports to the Associate Director of Intercultural Student Affairs.

Duties Include:
  • Supervise one Graduate Assistant (GA) and assist the GA in the daily operations of the one of the centers (Multicultural, Women's, or Henderson Springs LGBT Centers) including coordinating volunteer staff and center initiatives.
  • Co-advise student organizations.
  • Mentor and advise students from minoritized and marginalized populations.
  • Coordinate and manage activities, such as monthly cultural awareness observances, activities and other events.
  • Assist in the coordination of ASCEND Orientation and Mentoring Program.
  • Recruit, train, promote, and coordinate opportunities for student volunteers.
  • Oversight of marketing and publicity materials for the center.
  • Design, implement and assess inclusive excellence training programs for student leaders, residence halls, and student clubs and organizations.
  • Serve on committees within student affairs and across the campus community to address issues of diversity and inclusion.
  • Collaborate with offices across campus that contributes to the education and development of all students.
  • 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 the Director of Intercultural Student Affairs ( ISA ) with coordinating the student staff recruitment, selection, and training processes.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Suggested Salary Range $49,000-$52,000 Physical Demands of Position Special Instructions to Applicants
Please attach required documents:
Cover Letter
List of References with Contact Information or include a minimum of 3 professional references in the application. 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.

Important Contacts:

Director of Human Resources/ EEO Officer
Office of Human Resources
330 University Hall Dr.
Boone, NC 28608
(828) 262-3187

Office of Title IX Compliance
123 I.G. Greer Hall
Boone, NC 28608
(828) 262-2144

ADA /504 Coordinator & Office of Disability Resources Director
Office of Disability Resources
224 Joyce Lawrence Lane/Suite 112 Anne Belk Hall
Boone, NC 28608
(828) 262-3056 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. Quick Link Posting Number 201501008P
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