Assistant Director for the Center of Multicultural Affairs
Duke University- Student Affairs
Location: Durham, North Carolina
Type: Full Time
Required Education: 4 Year Degree
Internal Number: 151588
Scope of Responsibilities
The Assistant Director manages the marketing and branding of the Center for Multicultural Affairs in addition to providing programs and services in the areas of community engagement, multicultural education, social justice education, and leadership development. They are knowledgeable of the histories, cultural and developmental issues of Native American/Indigenous, Black, Latinx, Asian/American Pacific Islander (A/API) and multi-racial/multi-ethnic communities. They collaborate with Student Affairs units and academic departments when appropriate. Reports to Associate Director. The Assistant Director also advises student organizations and acts as a liaison between the Center for Multicultural Affairs and various university administrative offices and academic departments as well as the Durham community and professional organizations. Campus and community associations empower the Assistant Director to develop and apply the latest knowledge and research in education and training.
Marketing and Communications (30%)
Manage overall marketing and branding of the CMA including developing the Center’s marketing plan
Design and manages CMA digital, print, and promotional materials.
Work with Student Affairs Director of Communications regarding CMA’s messaging and websites.
Coordinate CMA social media presence, website, listserv maintenance, and weekly newsletter.
Manage the marketing and design team (1 graduate assistant, 3 undergraduate student staff)
Serve on the Division of Student Affairs’ Collaborative Learning and Communications Team
Conduct marketing assessment as needed to evaluate CMA outreach
Co-advises Common Ground with the CMA Associate Director and student leaders by providing consultation regarding the retreat curriculum, facilitators’ training, and continuing post-retreat support for participants; attends the retreats to provide oversight and administrative support to Common Ground student directors.
Develop and implement annual programming and other traditional programs
Plan and implement major programs including cultural graduation and award ceremonies, orientation events, and provide support for heritage months.
Design and implement CMA programming with a focus on diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice.
Advise cultural groups affiliated with CMA.
Serve as a pre-major advisor for Trinity College of Arts and Sciences.
Provide consultation on an individual basis and on-going advocacy for cultural communities to ensure the quality of their academic, social and personal experiences.
Provide consultation to student organizations coordinating programs related to social justice and multicultural education.
Support alumni affinity groups in collaboration with Duke Alumni Association
Collaboration, Partnerships, and Campus Involvement
Initiate new and supports on-going programming with various racial, cultural and ethnic student communities, including educating the majority student population to increase awareness and sensitivity to the needs of marginalized student communities at Duke.
Serve on recruiting and interviewing committees within the University as time allows.
Serve on various university committees on behalf of CMA.
Professional Development (15%)
Supervise graduate/professional student and undergraduate staff
Training & Presentations
Participate in campus, divisional, state, regional, and national professional training opportunities:
Keep abreast of latest knowledge and research in multicultural education, community engagement, and leadership development.
Attend training and conducts presentations at regional and national professional organizations e,g., National Conference on Race and Ethnicity in Higher Education, and North Carolina Diversity and Inclusion Partners.
Specific Skills and Competencies
Prefer three years’ experience in multicultural affairs, community engagement, and leadership development
Outstanding oral and written communication skills
High level planning and organizational skills
Computer literacy, including familiarity with social media.
Expertise in delivering program and education services to diverse population
Ability to acknowledge, affirm and advocate for BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) communities
The complete job announcement, qualifications, and the application process can be found online at: https://careers.duke.edureferencing requisitionnumber 151588. To apply, candidatesmustsubmit an application online at the Duke Careers website referenced above.
Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual’s age, color, disability, genetic information, gender, gender expression, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status.