Associate Director for the Office of Intercultural Life (OIL)

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Department: Intercultural & International Life
Position Type: Staff Full-time
Categories: Dean of Students Office, Intercultural Life Office

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Pay Classification
Exempt (Salaried)

Month Worked Per Year
12 Months

Hours per week

Position FTE

Pay Grade
Exempt - Grade 11

Position Overview
Carleton College seeks an Associate Director to serve as a programmatic leader in the Office of Intercultural Life. The Associate Director will work closely with the Director, Assistant Director, and student employees to design, implement and assess programs that support OIL’s mission. Specifically, the Associate Director will be responsible for creating high-impact programming that centers the experiences of students of color and encourages a campus-wide environment of belonging. The Associate Director will think creatively and strategically to develop programs that meet BIPOC students’ ever-changing needs, and work collaboratively and pragmatically to bring these programs to fruition. The Associate Director will also assume leadership of OIL’s peer mentorship program and four on-campus cultural houses.

This is a full-time position with occasional evening and weekend time commitments.

OIL promotes a diverse and welcoming campus community while preparing students for the pursuit of lifelong learning. OIL has a unique role in enhancing the overall experience for students of color by focusing on retention, programming, leadership development, training, and education. OIL builds community and fosters belonging for students from diverse backgrounds through a series of cross-cultural programs, leadership development activities, and social engagements. Through its robust peer mentorship program, cross-cultural dialogue series, and in partnership with dozens of student-led Cultural Organizations and cultural living communities, OIL seeks to create a living and learning environment where students of color thrive.

Essential Job Functions - Responsibilities

  • Conceive of and design a suite of creative, interdisciplinary, campus-wide programming that brings awareness to and builds cultural competencies in issues and experiences of communities of color. This may include but is not limited to speaker series, awareness month celebrations, cross-cultural dialogues, etc.
  • Develop and implement programming that celebrates individual and intersectional identities and builds community among students of color.
  • Serve on divisional committees, including the Peer Leader Committee, and contribute to division-wide initiatives and strategic planning efforts.
  • Lead the OIL Peer Leader program: recruit, hire, train, and supervise at least 10 peer leaders; recruit first-year mentees; and assess program effectiveness and student learning outcomes.
  • Provide oversight of and programmatic guidance for OIL’s four residential cultural houses (Freedom/Black House, Casa Del Sol, ASIA House, and Stimson Multicultural Center).
  • Facilitate diversity training workshops for students on topics relating to diversity, race, and cross-culturalism.
  • Develop collaborative working partnerships with colleagues in other departments (e.g. TRIO/Student Support Services, the Gender and Sexuality Center, International Student Life, the Career Center, and Admissions) to align programming and advance diversity, equity and inclusion efforts on campus.
  • Provide functional supervision to the Assistant Director.
  • Manage day-to-day responsibilities of OIL in absence of the director.

Required Qualifications

  • Master's Degree and three years or more years of relevant full-time work of experience in Student Affairs or a related field.
  • Demonstrated success working with and supporting traditionally underrepresented student populations in higher education or a similar setting.
  • Demonstrated experience in program design – from conception to evaluation – on topics relating to diversity, race, and cross-culturalism.
  • Experience supervising student and professional staff.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, strong interpersonal skills, and demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively with students, faculty, and staff.
  • Understanding of college student development and college adjustment for students of color.
  • Willingness to take initiative and lead projects with minimal supervision.
  • A growth mindset, a commitment to learning, and a desire to continuously improve.
  • Computer proficiency, including MS Office products and Google Suite.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working in and understanding of a residential liberal arts college environment.
  • Experience in college student leadership development.
  • Basic website design and management skills.
  • Proficiency with web-based applications such as Canva, Asana, Dropbox, or similar applications.

Special Instructions to Applicants
As per the Carleton Upward Mobility Program, priority consideration for internal applications will be given to those who apply by March 29, 2022. Pending the review of those internal applications, external applications will be considered at that time. External applications are welcome at any time.

Salary and Benefits:
This is an exempt level position. The selected finalist’s salary will be based on the candidate’s qualifications, internal pay structure, and our overall compensation package. Carleton offers a generous benefits package, including comprehensive medical, dental, and vision insurance, 403(b) retirement plans with a 10% employer contribution with immediate vesting, health savings account with college contribution, a generous paid time off, as well as access to many other campus amenities.

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.

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