We are a community committed to preparing students to be educated
and enlightened citizens who lead productive and meaningful
To be the national model for the engaged university: engaged with
ideas and the world.
Who We Are
Located in the heart of Virginia’s beautiful Shenandoah Valley, the
city of Harrisonburg is approximately 120 miles from Washington,
D.C. and Richmond, VA. With a population of just over 53,000,
Harrisonburg is one of the most diverse communities in the
Commonwealth of Virginia. JMU is a selective, public institution
with a growing national reputation for offering experiences that
lead to an outstanding education and inclusive environment for
students, faculty and staff. The student body includes
approximately 20,000 undergraduate and 1,900 graduate students,
with over 1,000 full-time instructional faculty.
JMU offers thriving programs in the liberal arts, science and
technology, and professional disciplines at the undergraduate,
master’s and doctoral levels. The university is committed to
expanding diversity, fostering equity and inclusion, and supporting
superlative teaching and scholarship. JMU has achieved national
recognition for the high quality of its academic programs, focus on
maintaining strong student/faculty interaction, and innovative
The Division of Student Affairs at James Madison University
invites applications for the position of Associate Director for
Student Leadership & Intercultural Experiences in the Center
for Multicultural Student Services (CMSS). This position reports to
the Director of CMSS and specifically supports student success by
assisting the department in achieving its mission to educate and
advocate for racial equity, intersectionality, and effective
allyship. CMSS strives to support an inclusive campus through
dialogue, leadership experiences and cultural celebrations beyond
the classroom that honor and value diverse identities.
Overall Departmental Functions: Collaborate
with director on strategic planning, visioning, and decisions on
the leadership team in order to reach departmental goals. Develop,
administer and evaluate programs and trainings for students that
promote an understanding of and appreciation for the principles of
diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), directly in line with the
department mission and the division of Student Affairs. Manage and
oversee the allocated operational budgets for programming areas.
Contribute to the annual report process and departmental program
reviews. Represent department at conferences and official programs
and events in a professional manner.
Supervision: Provide direct supervision and
support to the Assistant Director for Multicultural Programs and
Greek-Life (ICGC) and Graduate Assistant for Student Leadership
Oversee all areas of the Inter-Cultural Greek Council (I.C.G.C.)
in accordance with university, National Pan-Hellenic Council
(NPHC), National Association of Latino Fraternal Organizations
(NALFO) and The National Asian Pacific Islander American
Panhellenic Association (NAPA) risk management policies and
compliance requirements for culturally-based fraternities and
Student Leadership: Responsible for designing,
leading, managing and evaluating student leadership opportunities
for student leaders and organizations under the CMSS umbrella.
Responsibilities require use of student development theories,
leadership principles, unifying and fostering a sense of
empowerment. Oversee, manage and abide by university guidelines to
maintain compliance for all CMSS student organizations. Works in
partnership with the office of Student Activities and Involvement,
UREC and Duke’s Lead. Lead Student Leadership Summits each
semester, Multicultural Student Leadership monthly meetings with
executive board leaders, annual Leadership Awards Banquet and
provide departmental sponsorships for financial resources with
student organizations. Serves as departmental lead for the annual
Donning of the Kente graduation ceremonies/reception for fall and
Intercultural Student Learning Experiences:
Create, design, develop, and implement CMSS multicultural
experiential learning trips that offer opportunities for students
to explore multiple ethnic and cultural identity groups and
perspectives; one each semester. Responsible for coordination and
travel to student leadership conferences including the African
American Student Leadership Experience (AASLE), East Coast Asian
American Student Union Conference (ECAASU) and the US Hispanic
Leadership Conference (USHLI).
Assessment: Lead, manage and oversee all
assessment efforts in collaboration with SA Assessment Committee
and in partnership with CARS for student leadership and
intercultural learning experiences.
Departmental Collaboration: Promotes an
environment of collaboration and partnerships with other
departments and serving on various committees as it relates to
diversity, inclusion and equity (DEI). Knowledge base in the areas
of multicultural awareness, social justice, advocacy, and support
to all spheres of diversity and identity-based groups at and who
are coming into the university.
- A master’s degree in College Student Personnel Administration,
Higher Education, Leadership or relevant field.
- Minimum 3-5 years professional work experience in a higher
education setting particularly in student affairs.
- A demonstrated knowledge of the needs of a diverse student
community and a pulse on the changing demographic trends within
- Experience supervising professional and graduate level student
- Proven ability to provide student leadership development and
experiential learning for multi-ethnic student organizations and
- Demonstrated knowledge of and experience working with
culturally-based fraternities and sororities.
- Experience with risk management policies and education for
student organizations on a collegiate level.
- Excellent organizational, written, facilitation and
interpersonal skills are essential.
- Flexible work schedule with some weekend travel and evening
- Experience with assessment techniques, strategies, and data
- Ability to work as a team member in a high-energy, fast-paced
and progressive environment.
- Ability to build and maintain collaborative relationships
To apply go to https://joblink.jmu.edu/postings/11876
or visit JobLink.jmu.edu and
reference posting number F1874. Maximum Starting: $60,000
James Madison University is an equal opportunity employer
committed to creating and supporting a diverse and inclusive work
and educational community that is free of all forms of
discrimination. This institution does not tolerate discrimination
or harassment on the basis of age, color, disability, gender
identity or expression, genetic information, national origin,
parental status, political affiliation, race, religion, sex, sexual
orientation or veteran status.