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Director of Multicultural Education

College of the Holy Cross
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Dec 13, 2021

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Administrative, Student Affairs, Minority & Multicultural Affairs
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Full Time
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Director of Multicultural Education

About College of the Holy Cross:

Founded in 1843 in Worcester, Massachusetts, the College of the Holy Cross is among the nation's leading liberal arts institutions. A highly selective, four-year, exclusively undergraduate college of 3,100 students, Holy Cross is renowned for offering a rigorous, personalized education in the Jesuit, Catholic tradition.

Holy Cross highly values the unique skills, perspective, talents and passion that each employee contributes to its learning community. To work at The College is to accept an invitation to participate in the growth and development of all campus members, students, faculty and staff. The College's commitment to diversity is an important feature of the Holy Cross education. Informed by the presence of diverse interpretations of the human experience, Holy Cross is building a community marked by freedom, mutual respect, and civility. We seek others who support our values of diversity and inclusiveness. Job candidates of all diverse backgrounds who embrace the open and inclusive culture of Holy Cross are welcome and encouraged to apply.

Job Description:

Reporting to the Associate Dean for Student Engagement in the Division of Student Affairs, the Director of Multicultural Education is responsible for the strategic leadership of the Office of Multicultural Education.

The Office of Multicultural Education provides cultural programming, student leadership development, student advocacy and support, educational resources, and promotes student success in support of efforts to develop and maintain a diverse and inclusive campus climate. The director will serve as the campus and divisional expert on student-related diversity and inclusion topics and issues, and will work closely with the Vice Provost for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion to ensure alignment of and progress toward college-wide goals and initiatives.

The director is responsible for the supervision of direct reports; serving as a liaison to campus partners and key stakeholders; student, club, and peer educator advising; event management; space management; budget management; risk management; marketing and communications; and assessment.

The director must demonstrate an ability to engage in strategic thinking and serve as a campus leader; maintain a commitment to holistic student development; have strong interpersonal and communication skills; and be able to foster strong relationships with campus partners. The director must also be able to demonstrate an approach to their work that is consistent with the College's identity as a Jesuit, Catholic, liberal arts college in a residential setting.


To mitigate the spread and effects of COVID-19, and as an integral part of its public health and safety measures, College of the Holy Cross requires that all successful applicants show proof of full, up-to-date vaccination (including a booster dose once eligible) by an FDA-approved COVID-19 vaccine before beginning employment, unless an accommodation exempting the applicant from this policy has been granted. Applicants who wish to request an accommodation based on a disability or sincerely-held religious belief should inform Human Resources after an offer of employment is extended; please do not include any medical, genetic, or religious information in your application materials.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Masters required (in Education, Diversity and Inclusion, Social Justice, Sociology, or a related field).
  • 3-5 years of progressive experience in diversity and inclusion or a closely related field.
  • Experience with managing multiple programs staff and student supervision, and budget management.
  • A desire to work in a fast-paced; diverse and vibrant global institution is essential.
  • An understanding of and appreciation for student development in a Jesuit Catholic context and a passion for working with students.
  • Must be able to work collaboratively, independently and be able to make sound decisions.
  • Must be self-motivated, able to operate independently and reach effective decisions.
  • Demonstrate intercultural, diversity, and inclusion competencies and a commitment to working with diverse populations.
  • Proficient in all Microsoft suite applications including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access.
  • Must be available for some night and weekend work.

Core Competencies and Skills
  • Effective supervision
  • Excellent collaboration and relationship-building skills
  • Project management
  • Strategic planning and implementation
  • Presentation and public speaking skills
  • Dependability and flexibility
  • Service-orientation
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Adept at problem-solving and agile response
  • Appreciates the principles of risk management
  • Ability to ideate, innovate, and create
  • Strong sense of teamwork
  • Skilled at facilitation and dialogue
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Understands, values and respects diversity as an individual, in a team, and within groups while fostering an inclusive and supportive environment.

Review of applications will begin on Monday, January 24, 2022, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Additional Information:

This is a full-time, exempt position

College Description

The College of the Holy Cross is a private, Jesuit Catholic, undergraduate institution serving approximately 3,100 students. Founded in 1843, Holy Cross is the oldest Catholic college in New England and has a tradition of academic excellence. It is located atop Mount Saint James in Worcester, Massachusetts. The picturesque, 174-acre campus is an award-winning and registered arboretum.

Region Description

Worcester is a city of approximately 200,000 people centrally located in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. It is approximately one hour from Boston, Hartford, and Providence, and three hours from New York City. Worcester is known as the Heart of the Commonwealth. Worcester offers many cultural and recreational opportunities which you can read more about here.

The College is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and complies with all Federal and Massachusetts laws concerning Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action in the workplace.

A member of the Higher Education Consortium of Central Massachusetts (HECCMA).

To review our Employee Benefit Options, please go to:

Holy Cross Benefits at a Glance PDF for download: click here

Application Instructions:

Review of applications will begin on Monday, January 24, 2022, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Please attach a cover letter addressing the position requirements along with your resume.

In your cover letter please address how your work supports the College's mission as a Jesuit, undergraduate liberal arts college (see and its core commitment to diversity and inclusion. For more information, please visit

To apply, visit

The College of the Holy Cross is a highly selective Catholic liberal arts college in the Jesuit tradition. It enrolls about 3,000 students and is located in a medium-sized city 45 miles west of Boston. The College seeks faculty members whose scholarship, teaching, advising, and on- and off-campus service demonstrate commitment to the educational benefits of a richly diverse community. Holy Cross aspires to meet the needs of dual-career couples, in part through its membership in Higher Education Consortium of Central Massachusetts ( and the New England Higher Education Recruitment Consortium ( jeid-d0b15f082e43634eaa8e4b7f0ff04406
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