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Assistant Director - Global and Intercultural Affairs Center

University of Dayton
Ohio, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Jun 3, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Professional Fields, Social Work & Human Services, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Academic Administration, International Programs, Student Affairs, Other Student Affairs, Student Activities & Services
Employment Type
Full Time
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Position Summary:

Do you want to be part of an institution committed to justice? Do you want to facilitate student learning and growth by raising awareness about local and global issues that encourage us to critically evaluate our role in creating a more equitable and sustainable global community? Join our team as an Assistant Director!

The University of Dayton Global and Intercultural Affairs (GIA) Center (formerly the Center for International Programs) imagines a community of empowered global citizens building a just, peaceful, and sustainable world. Guided by our Marianist values, the GIA Center provides leadership, strategic direction, coordination, and support for the internationalization and global learning of campus. In collaboration with other University departments, partners and communities, we offer innovative programs and services to enhance global and intercultural education, support student success and promote diversity, equity and inclusion.

The GIA Center invites applications for the position of Assistant Director. The selected candidate, with guidance from the Director, is responsible for the support and development of on-campus, local and virtual global and intercultural learning opportunities, campus collaborative programming, and support of marketing and communication initiatives at the GIA Center.

Some aspects of this role include working independently and/or collaboratively to:
-Design curricular, co-curricular, and programmatic experiences that build students’ intercultural skills and capacity to be globally conscious leaders. This includes designing, instructing and facilitating mini-courses, dialogues, training/workshops, programs and events.
-Oversee programmatic and curricular aspects of globally focused residential learning living communities.
-Coordinate small and large scale events that celebrate diversity and raise awareness and critical examination of local and global issues
-Support and oversee peer education programs, in collaboration with campus partners, that have a social justice focus
-Serve on campus committees that support diversity, equity and inclusion efforts
-Highlight success stories, global and intercultural experiences through blogs, social media or other forms of technology and outreach
-Oversee Graduate Assistants and student employees

Minimum Qualifications:

-Bachelor's degree
-Minimum of two years work experience focused on international, intercultural/global or social justice education
-Intercultural sensitivity and ability to relate easily, effectively and equitably with people from diverse cultural and intersectional backgrounds that span within and beyond the U.S.
-Experience with event planning
-Experience designing and facilitating intercultural training/workshops, programs and/or dialogues
-Detailed-oriented and ability to manage and coordinate multiple projects, set priorities, and meet deadlines while maintaining high performance
-Strong oral and written communication skills
-Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and Google Workspace
-Commitment to student learning and international education
-Ability and willingness to work some nights and weekends

Preferred Qualifications:

While not everyone may possess all of the preferred qualifications, the ideal candidate will bring many of the following:

-Master's degree
-Three or more years work experience focused on international, intercultural/global or social justice education
-Foundational knowledge of practices and/or theoretical and conceptual frameworks that influence intercultural and global learning, social justice education and/or student identity formation
-Experience designing programs that take into consideration a scaffolded approach to learning and development
-Experience with assessment
-Experience developing content for marketing materials, blogs, social media, or websites
-Flexible and adaptable, with an ability to work independently and in a highly consultative and collaborative environment
-Ability to build and maintain relationships with campus partners
-Dynamic and engaging presentation skills
-Budgeting and administrative experience
-Mentorship and/or supervision experience of students
-High standards of ethics and integrity
-Knowledge of and sensitivity to a Catholic and Marianist work environment

Special Instructions to Applicants:

To apply please submit a cover letter addressing each minimum qualification and applicable preferred qualifications that you meet.

Open until filled - Applications will begin to be reviewed on June 17, 2022

A federal court on December 7, 2021, issued a ruling that suspends the COVID-19 vaccine requirement that applies to federal contractors nationwide. With this development, the University will pause any enforcement action against employees who have not complied with the requirement to be fully vaccinated by Dec. 8, 2021 or to have requested an exemption to maintain their employment status.

The University will continue to monitor the state of the pandemic on campus and in the community as well as developments in federal and state requirements, and also will continue to regularly consult with public health officials and our medical panel. As has been the case throughout the pandemic, our protocols and requirements are subject to change depending on conditions on campus or in our community, and government requirements.

Closing Statement:

Informed by its Catholic and Marianist mission, the University is committed to the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Informed by this commitment, we seek to increase diversity, achieve equitable outcomes, and model inclusion across our campus community. As an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, we will not discriminate against minorities, women, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, or on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity.

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