The Assistant Dean of Intercultural Education has shared responsibility for the development and leadership of intercultural education activities, trainings and programs that educate and promote awareness, understanding, and appreciation of diversity and inclusion on campus. The position also serves as Director of Harambee House and in this role, serves as advisor to Students of African descent. The Assistant Dean has responsibilities for the intellectual, personal and leadership development of students of African descent. They will advise students of African descent and related student organizations, develop programs and respond to/initiate research to support the overall success of students of African descent within the context of the larger student community. They will oversee the operations of Harambee House and collaborate with the Admission and Alumnae offices and their respective constituencies as appropriate.
Serves as a member of the Intercultural Education Team that develops programs and initiatives to increase the students' intercultural capacity and develop a sense of inclusion in the student body.
Provides leadership and strategic vision for Harambee House and for ensuring the quality of experience for students of African descent, implementing and assessing programs and services (in collaboration with faculty, administrative colleagues, and student leaders) to support educational success, retention, student development, and connection to resources on campus.
Advises and mentors students of African descent, both individual students and student organizations on issues related to academic achievement, student development, leadership, conflict resolution, community building and collaboration with other students and student groups on campus. Serves as liaison to students in the MasterCard Program.
Oversees the overall administration, operation, and budget of Harambee House, including the supervision of interns, and work study students.
Serve on various committees across the College and serves as a Dean's Designee for the Honor Code Council
Reviews relevant literature and participates in professional organizations related to intercultural education, the experience of students of African descent, and participates in the developmen of programs on diversity and inclusion for the college.
Other duties as assigned
Graduate Intern (1)
Advanced degree in Student Affairs, Higher Education, African Studies, or related field.
Minimum of seven years experience in multicultural affairs, students affairs, or related field.
Knowledge and experience working on issues of diversity, inclusion, and intercultural competency.
Knowledgeable about the issues affecting the educational experience of students of African descent and experience advising and/or working with students of African descent.
Proven success in working with a diverse educational community of students, faculty, administrators, and alumnae.
Strong commitment to student development and the educational purpose of student affairs work.
Strong understanding of mental health issues
Knowledge and enthusiasm for the College's mission and niche in higher education.
The position will regularly involve some evening and weekend work.
Ability to work independently and as an effective team member.
Ability to collaborate with others and build coalitions
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (verbal and written)
Demonstrated administrative success in setting, implementing, and /or assessing goals and objectives.
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