Local Title: Assistant Director for Intercultural Relations
Posting Date: June 25, 2021
Provide holistic and culturally responsive support, counseling, and academic advisement to individual students of color and to cultural and ethnic-interest student organizations.
Develop and coordinate diversity, equity, and inclusion training to students during orientation and to student leaders throughout the academic year, including the management of the online Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion module via EVERFI.
Oversee and execute the award-winning Stepping Into Diversity, a year-long leadership development program for second year students and beyond to allow participants to grow in their own identity development, to develop a greater awareness of cultural similarities and differences, and to increase their capacity for leading with a cross-cultural lens.
Collaborate with and amongst a network of programs across the institution designed to support students from diverse backgrounds, including the Scholars’ Mentorship Program, AMP & CSTEP Community (AC2), New Paltz Athletes of Color (NPAC), Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) and others.
Serve as a representative of Student Affairs to the institution’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Council.
Serve in Student Affairs as part of the new Center for Student Engagement, which provides services including orientation and first year programs, leadership development and student activities, fraternity and sorority support, student union building operations, and community and civic engagement.
Work collaboratively within and beyond this team to contribute to an inclusive learning environment by providing services and programs that promote inclusion and belonging, social justice and student success as we strive to become an actively anti-racist institution of higher education.
Supervise the Student Engagement Coordinator, a full-time, entry-level professional overseeing fraternity and sorority life and transfer student programs and initiatives.
Assist in the consultation, review, and approval of student club events.
Assess the impact of the position, including retention and student success, for target student populations.
Work will include nights and weekends, as needed, to support programs and departmental on-call rotation schedule.
Other important information about this vacancy:
This position offers full NYS benefits, which are among the most comprehensive in the nation.
Recognized regionally for the strength of its academic programs, New Paltz is a highly-selective public college with about 8000 students. It is located on a beautiful campus 75 miles north of New York City in a picturesque area at the foothills of the Catskill Mountains with easy access to the City and nearby cultural and recreational amenities.
New Paltz recognizes the unique skills, perspective, talents and passion that each employee contributes to its learning community. To work here is to accept an invitation to participate in the growth and development of all campus members--students, faculty and staff. The College's commitment to inclusive excellence is an important part of our mission of public education and our culture. New Paltz continues to work on building a community that supports freedom, mutual respect, and civility. We seek others who support these values of diversity and inclusiveness and candidates of all diverse backgrounds who wish to participate in our cultural aspirations are welcome and encouraged to apply.
The State University of New York at New Paltz is an AA/EOE/ADA employer.
Federal law and regulations require notice to all prospective employees regarding crimes that have occurred on campus in the current three year period. Please refer to the University Police Web site for the complete Annual Security Report (“Clery Report”) at https://www.newpaltz.edu/firesafety/safetyreport.html.
The successful candidate will hold a master’s degree in a related field and have the equivalent of at least two years of experience in student programming and college student development, preferably focused on diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Demonstrated knowledge of intercultural education as well as identity, student and leadership development and of social and historical issues of inequity are required.
Candidates should possess and effectively utilize strong interpersonal, communication and organizational skills
Review of applications will begin in June and continue until the position is filled. Anticipated start date is August 2, 2021. Electronic submissions required. Candidates will be required to submit a cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references.