Assistant Director of Intercultural and International Life

Carleton College - Northfield, MN4.6

30+ days ago
Benefits Eligible? Yes
Grade 10
Position Specifics
Classification Exempt (Paid monthly)
Status Full Time
If part time, hours to be worked weekly Full-time hours for 11 months, schedule to be negotiated at time of hire.
Working Schedule 11 Months
Position Type Regular
If temporary please provide Start Date
And End Date
Position FTE .92
Position Summary Information
Purpose of this Position
The Assistant Director of the Office of Intercultural & International Life (OIIL) is responsible for working with the OIIL professional staff and student staff for the continued implementation of comprehensive student life programs and services on diversity, student leadership development, cross-cultural programming, cultural sensitivity, and current Higher Ed. topics. The Assistant Director serves as OIIL’s advisor and supervisor to student staff, Peer Leaders, while serving as a resource to students.

The Office of Intercultural & International Life (OIIL) fosters a campus-wide climate of respect. The office reflects the changing paradigms of the growth of many U.S. cultures reflected by currently enrolled students of color and international students and the needs of a diverse intercultural community. OIIL advocates for the promotion of a diverse and nondiscriminatory campus community, while preparing students for pursuit of lifelong learning. OIIL is open to assist all students regardless of race, gender, color, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, and national or ethnic origin. However, the office has a unique role with regard to enhancing the overall quality of life for students of color and international students on campus by focusing on retention, programming, leadership development, training and education.

This is a full-time 11-month position, fully benefit eligible position.

Carleton College is an AA/EEO employer. We are committed to developing our staff to better reflect the diversity of our student body and American society. Members of underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

Essential Job Functions - Responsibilities

Direct responsibilities:
  • Supervise 15-20 OIIL Peer Leaders (OPLs) and their programming efforts on topics relating to diversity and cross-culturalism.
  • Organize and assess the OPL mentor and mentee program.
  • Supervise student office assistants.
  • Maintain the office newsletter.
  • Lead the Flyer Education Program (campus education on topics of diversity and globalism).
  • Assist Director with facilitation of diversity training workshops for students.
General responsibilities:
  • Promote community and be an active and accessible presence within the OIIL community on campus.
  • Represent the Division of Student Life and Carleton College at key events, as needed, including, but not limited to: student and alumni events, community outreach efforts recruitment events, and regional/national association.
  • Assist with the department’s ongoing programming assessment.
  • Support community and campus involvement with the Community, Equity, Diversity Initiative (CEDI), ACM Minority Concerns Committee and Multicultural Alumni Network.
  • Assist in developing a full calendar of programs in collaboration with the Division of Student Life departments, student organizations, non-academic, and academic departments.
  • Assist in planning and coordinating the OIIL retreat and trainings.
  • Assist the International Student Program Coordinator with planning and coordinating International Student Orientation (ISO).
  • Serve as a collegial, collaborative, and contributing member of the Division of Student Life.
  • Maintain and increase the persistence of students of color at Carleton through interdepartmental collaboration and offering programs and services specifically designed to help students adjust and thrive at the College.
  • Assist with the Language Associate Orientation.
  • Assist in advising a caseload of students affiliated with OIIL.
Required Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree with minimum of 2 years of directly related experience.
  • Experience supervising student staff.
  • Professional experience with college age students in a college or university setting.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • High interpersonal skills, demonstrated ability to work independently and effectively with students, faculty, and staff.
  • Understanding of student development and college adjustment for students of color and international students.
  • Computer proficiency, including MS Word, Excel, databases, the Internet and web based applications.
  • Demonstrate success working with traditionally underrepresented student populations, diversity-training skills.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Master’s Degree in College Student Personnel, Higher education Administration, or related field.
  • Demonstrated experience with leading programming efforts on topics relating to diversity, race, and cross-culturalism.
  • Basic website design and management skills.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the residential liberal arts college environment.
Special Instructions to Applicants
As per the Carleton Upward Mobility Program, priority consideration for internal applications will be given to those who apply by the close of business Monday, June 18, 2018. Pending the review of internal applications, external applications will be considered at that time. External applicants are encouraged to apply.