The Assistant Director of Intercultural Life is primarily responsible for coordinating student diversity education and working collaboratively with campus offices to establish programs and services to promote the success of African American/Black, Latinx/Hispanic, Asian/Pacific Islander, Native American/Alaskan Native, and Multiracial (ALANAM) students. Contributing to the inclusive excellence goals of the College, the assistant director develops programs to support cultural awareness and serves as an advisor to cultural/affinity student organizations. The Assistant Director will help manage the day-to-day functions and operations in the Intercultural Life office. The position involves high student interactions and mentoring and is a full-time, exempt, 12-month position. Some evening and weekend hours are required. The position is live-on or live-off, dependent upon the selected candidate’s needs.
Master’s degree in higher education, student affairs, counseling, social justice or related field preferred.
One to three year’s experience in student affairs (preferably at a residential liberal arts college).
Demonstrated commitment to the development and implementation of diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives, and knowledge of issues that impact the retention and success of students from underrepresented populations.
Demonstrate a practical and working knowledge of anti-racist, pro-queer liberatory theory.
Proven ability to work with diverse faculty, staff and students; ability to effectively collaborate with external and internal offices and stakeholders; ability to communicate with faculty, staff, students, and community members.
Knox College is a community of individuals from diverse backgrounds challenging each other to explore, understand and improve ourselves, our society and our world. The commitment to put learning to use to accomplish both personal and social goals dates back to the founding of the College in 1837. We take particular pride in the College's early commitment to increase access to all qualified students of varied backgrounds, races and conditions, regardless of financial means.