Skip to main content

Assistant Director, Multicultural Life

SUNY Cortland
Cortland, New York, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Feb 22, 2024

Job Details

Position Details

Position Information

Budget Title
Senior Staff Associate

Campus Title
Assistant Director, Multicultural Life

Student Affairs, Division of

Multicultural Life Office

Staff Sub-Type
Staff & Administration

Salary Level

Salary Range
$53,151-$59,000 (Depending on Experience)

Position Effort

If Part-Time, enter FTE:

Is this a temporary position?

If Temporary, enter End Date:

Position Summary

Provide direct student support related to educating the campus about diversity and inclusion and also support underrepresented students on campus. This full-time, full-year professional position develops, plans, schedules, facilitates, promotes, and evaluates educational programming related to multicultural life, diversity, equity, inclusion, social justice, access, retention, cultural awareness, and community building.

Major Responsibilities
  • Plan, schedule, assess and facilitate student, faculty and staff programs and workshops in support of the mission of fostering a community of learners who contribute to an environment of inclusive and academic excellence based on the values of human difference and individual contribution
  • Work collaboratively with Residence Life and Housing professional and student staff to plan, create and facilitate programming in the residence halls, take the lead on coordinating and facilitating resident assistant training, and advise Residence Life and Housing staff on diversity, equity, inclusion and social justice related matters in the residence halls
  • Co-chair the planning committee for the Annual Student Conference on Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Social Justice with student co-chair
  • Support office with its public relations and promotion of programs and resources
  • Help facilitate COR 101 presentations and ally development workshops with other MLDO staff and volunteers
  • Attend and support student programming including but not limited to evening and weekend programs such as the Voice Office events, late night events, Diversity Conference, trips, meetings and events hosted by student organizations
  • Assist with measuring the effectiveness of strategic initiatives within Student Affairs, such as co-curricular learning and student engagement. Projects vary from year to year and will include assisting with the assessment of direct student learning outcomes of MLDO programming
Functional and Supervisory Relationships

This position reports directly to the Director of Multicultural Life and Diversity Office ( MLDO ) and is expected to collaborate broadly across the institution with other offices, departments, and student groups. Within the MLDO, specific staff will take lead on projects but will work collaboratively to support one another in all that the office does.

Required Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree required by the time of appointment
  • Experience working with and supporting underrepresented student populations
  • Experience in program development and facilitation
Preferred Qualifications
  • Master’s in student affairs, cultural studies or other closely related field
  • Experience working in higher education and student development
  • Experience doing assessment of direct student learning outcomes and program evaluation
  • Experience in grant writing, budgeting, recruiting, coaching, advising, conflict resolution, or mediation
  • Conversational fluency in a language other than English
EEO Statement

The State University of New York College at Cortland is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity/Americans with Disabilities Act (AA/ EEO / ADA ) employer. The university actively seeks applications from women, veterans, individuals with a disability, members of underrepresented groups or anyone that would enrich the diversity of the university.

Job Close Date

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number

Review Start Date

Open Until Filled

Quick Link for Direct Access to Posting

Special Instructions

Special Instructions to Applicant

Special Instructions to Applicant

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. Are you currently employed by SUNY Cortland? If so, please indicate what type of employee.
    • UUP Professional
    • UUP Faculty
    • Management Confidential
    • Research Foundation
    • Represented by CSEA, PBANYS or PEF
    • Full Time Lecturer
Documents Needed to Apply
Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae or Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Professional References Contact Info. ONLY (minimum of 3)
Optional Documents


SUNY Cortland

From your first steps on campus, you’ll feel the spirit of Cortland. It’s an energy that extends from the classroom to competition to the community.

SUNY Cortland stands out as one of New York’s top public universities — a medium-sized school that offers academic strength across 68 majors, a high quality of student life and a degree that pays back graduates.

Reputations in teacher education and health-related majors laid the foundation for exciting new programs related to business, natural sciences, the arts and specialized professional fields.

Our students, faculty and staff members are invested in the world around them. Whether it’s a class assignment, independent research or a passion project, Red Dragons look to make a difference.

With more than 1,400 employees, we are the leading employer in the City of Cortland and in Cortland County, and we’re also one of the most desirable places to work.

Job seekers will find competitive salaries, outstanding benefits and an invigorating work environment with full access to Cortland’s exceptional recreation and fitness facilities, library and other resources.

We offer full- and part-time employment in academic, administrative and staff positions, plus a wide range of employment opportunities for undergraduates and graduate students, including graduate assistantships.

Also offering employment opportunities on campus are two affiliated organizations, Cortland Auxiliary and the Research Foundation of SUNY.

Cortland Auxiliary is a private, not-for-profit organization that provides the SUNY Cortland community with food services and the Campus Store, to name a few. 

The Research Foundation for SUNY is a private, nonprofit educational corporation that administers externally funded contracts and grants that support research and discovery for and on behalf of SUNY Cortland. The Research Foundation offers professional, research, day care, tutoring and clerical employment opportunities.

Get job alerts

Create a job alert and receive personalized job recommendations straight to your inbox.

Create alert

Similar jobs