Founded by the Congregation of Holy Cross in 1948, Stonehill is a private Catholic college located just 22 miles from downtown Boston on a beautiful 384-acre campus in Easton, Massachusetts. With a student to faculty ratio of 13:1, the College engages its 2,400+ students in 80+ rigorous academic programs in the liberal arts, sciences, and pre-professional fields.
Faithful to the Holy Cross tradition in education, Stonehill College is committed to developing the moral, spiritual, intellectual, physical, and social competencies of its students and seeks to build and sustain a campus community that embraces diversity and inclusion in its teaching, learning, living, and working. Stonehill values a diversity of persons, opinions, and cultural and religious perspectives. In fulfillment of its motto, Lux et Spes (“Light and Hope”), the College cultivates in its students the competence to think, act, and lead with courage towards creating a more just and compassionate world.
The mission of the Office of Intercultural Affairs (OIA) is to contribute to the creation, influence, and sustainability of a community where the dignity of all people is respected and affirmed. OIA contributes to the mission of the College by providing leadership and support in the College’s commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity. OIA provides academic, cultural, and personal support to students - including students of color and other underrepresented student populations on campus - through developing intellectual, social and leadership skills.
Throughout the year, OIA, in collaboration with student groups and other departments, sponsors programs that raise awareness of diversity, equity, and inclusion at Stonehill, in our community, and in our world. This is achieved by educating on various social and racial justice concepts and themes, including but not limited to issues impacting racial and ethnic groups; sexual orientation and gender identity; socioeconomic experiences; disability and ability; immigration; and educational status.
Stonehill Colleges seeks applicants for the Director of Intercultural Affairs who will provide strategic and innovative leadership to the office, serve as a key leader in the Division of Student Affairs, and work collaboratively across divisions to assist the College community in achieving strategic initiatives related to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Oversees the day-to-day operations of the Office of Intercultural Affairs and coordinates the formulation and communication of departmental mission, goals, and procedures
Serves as a key member of the Vice President for Student Affairs leadership team and works collaboratively with colleagues within the Division
Serves as a critical leader in fostering a campus culture in which differences are embraced and works to advance the College’s mission of diversity and inclusion through actively creating, supporting, and carrying out college-wide diversity initiatives
Promotes understanding of the Holy Cross values and liberal arts in the Catholic tradition
Assists in the development, execution, and assessment of the College’s strategic goals and diversity initiatives
Supervises three staff members (and graduate students when applicable) and carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the College’s policies and applicable law
Co-chairs the Bias Education and Response Team and directly manages education, prevention, and response activities for incidents involving students
Co-chairs the Student Affairs Committee on Diversity
Serves as a member of the College’s Planning Committee, Enrollment Management Committee, Institutional Diversity Action Committee, and other campus-wide teams
Works collaboratively with various offices to promote student success and address the needs of students of color, LGBTQ+ students, first-generation college students, international students, and other underrepresented student populations
Collaborates on diversity initiatives and programs hosted by the Career Development Center, Human Resources, Academic Affairs, Office of Admission, and individual faculty members
Student Engagement & Advising
Provides support to Assistant Director responsible for mentoring students on personal and academic matters and develops interventions and responses to ensure persistence and success
Works with colleagues in Academic Affairs to develop retention plan for marginalized student populations and develop targeted initiatives to address areas of need
Provides advisement and mentorship to individual students, identity-based affinity groups, and student organizations with inclusion-related missions
Provides support to the Assistant Director in the development of the Advocates for a Brighter Stonehill (ABS) Leadership Program
Collaborates with Residence Life in the advisement and oversight of the Brotherhood and Sisterhood special interest housing group
Programming and Facilitation
Directly manages an annual budget for programming, project-based initiatives, and institutional strategies
Oversees the development, implementation, and assessment of various programs, trainings, and workshops grounded in best practices that address issues of diversity, inclusion, and social justice
Provides support to Assistant Director responsible for heritage months, pre-orientation program, trainings, festivals, conferences, and other cultural events
Oversees the marketing, allocation, and evaluation of the Inclusive Excellence Grants
Education and/or Experience:
Master’s degree required; minimum of 6 years related experience and/or training
Experience with supervision of staff members from diverse backgrounds
Proven commitment to diversity, equity, and the academic, intellectual, and social development of all students
Understanding of the College’s Catholic mission and identity and how Catholic traditions and values enhance the student experience
Demonstrated success with students from underrepresented populations as well as an understanding of how to effectively outreach to populations at predominantly white institutions
Demonstrated success in integrating theory with practice in higher education, multicultural affairs, identity-based programming, and identity-conscious approaches to leadership and engagement
Demonstrated experience in assessment and evaluation
Demonstrated ability to promote collaboration and teamwork and involve stakeholders in the decision-making process
Strong communication (both written and verbal), organizational, and interpersonal skills required
Ability to demonstrate comprehensive knowledge of student development theory, specifically as it applies to students of color and underrepresented populations
To view full position description and apply for the position, submit cover letter and resume via the URL link:
Applications will begin being reviewed immediately and until the position is filled. Stonehill College offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package.
Applicants who will enrich the diversity of the campus community are strongly encouraged to apply. Stonehill College is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity.
About Stonehill College
Founded by the Congregation of Holy Cross in 1948, Stonehill is a private Catholic college located just 22 miles from downtown Boston on a beautiful 384-acre campus in Easton, Massachusetts. With a student to faculty ratio of 13:1, the College engages its 2,400+ students in 80+ rigorous academic programs in the liberal arts, sciences, and pre-professional fields. Faithful to the Holy Cross tradition in education, Stonehill College is committed to developing the moral, spiritual, intellectual, physical, and social competencies of its students and seeks to build and sustain a campus community that embraces diversity and inclusion in its teaching, learning, living, and working. Stonehill values a diversity of persons, opinions, and cultural and religious perspectives. In fulfillment of its motto, Lux et Spes (“Light and Hope”), the College cultivates in its students the competence to think, act, and lead with courage towards creating a more just and compassionate world.