The Associate Director of Cultural and Community Centers reports to the Senior Director and will facilitate programs and activities that support the strategic vision of the Cultural and Community Centers within Student Affairs. This position specifically supports student success by assisting the department in achieving its goal of enhancing the overall educational experience of students through the development of, exposure to, and participation in social, cultural, and educational program that promote cultural competence,. The mission is to build a welcoming, accepting, and supportive environment across multiple dimensions of diversity through education, programs, and activities that promote inclusiveness, awareness and student success. The Associate Director will coordinate various support and advocacy programs to aid in the success of students from diverse populations and will provide departmental support and guidance on effective methods for retaining and providing cultural support to historically marginalized identities on campus.
Interested candidates must apply online at www.jobs.vt.edu and search for posting. Include with the faculty application, a cover letter, resume, and list of references. Individuals with disabilities desiring accommodation in the application process please notify the Human Resources Service Center, 540-231-9331, email@example.com. A review begins on 4/8/2019.
Master’s degree in a related field (Higher Education, Sociology, Psychology, Social Work)
Experience at a college or university diversity/multicultural affairs unit or relevant experience.
Demonstrated knowledge and competency in student development, identity development, social justice pedagogy, and intercultural exchange theory and praxis.
Significant experience working within student communities and student cultural organizations in an advisory capacity.
Extensive curriculum development and facilitation experience in social justice and cultural competence.
Leadership of and participation in campus-wide social justice education initiatives, programs and large event planning (e.g. heritage months, symposiums, etc.).
Demonstrated ability to work effectively with individuals and groups from a variety of identities, cultures, backgrounds and ideologies with a commitment to equity.
Internal Number: AP0190075
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