Assistant Director of Intercultural Engagement for Multicultural Programs

Massachusetts, United States
27 Oct 2020
End of advertisement period
27 Dec 2020
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Working at MIT offers opportunities, an environment, a culture – and benefits – that just aren’t found together anywhere else. If you’re curious, motivated, want to be part of a unique community, and help shape the future – then take a look at this opportunity.

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF INTERCULTURAL ENGAGEMENT FOR MULTICULTURAL PROGRAMSDean for Student Life-Office of Multicultural Programs (OMP),  to assume a position with a primary focus on students.  Will report directly to the assistant dean of intercultural engagement for multicultural programs and coordinate existing efforts committed to diversity education and convene staff and students in the development and sustainability of new efforts; increase the volume and visibility of diversity efforts through the OMP and broadening the impact of these efforts; and support MIT’s mission.  OMP has a three-prong approach with goals of support, celebration, and education/engagement. To achieve these goals, will focus efforts on leadership and support for dedicated student affinity spaces, including cultural centers and student groups; outreach to and support of students and student organizations; and incorporate social justice education, programming, and resources into the fabric of MIT to support a community of diverse learners within a multicultural context. 

Job Requirements

REQUIREDbachelor’s degree; at least two years’ related experience; demonstrated knowledge of current issues, laws, trends, strategies, and effective practices regarding diversity and social justice in higher education; demonstrated awareness of, sensitivity to, and ability to respond to the needs of a diverse student population (race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, ability, national origin, religion, etc.); strong interpersonal, organizational, and time-management skills; experience with curriculum development, facilitating dialogues, and public speaking; and experience with social media and website maintenance.  Must be able to foster a supportive and student-centered environment; prioritize and handle multiple tasks simultaneously; work collaboratively, build coalitions, and sustain partnerships; and successfully navigate incidents of bias and hate-related microaggressions, prejudice, harassment, and discrimination. 

PREFERRED master’s degree in higher education or related field.  Job #19036-6

Must be able to work evenings and weekends as needed. 

This is a two-year appointment with opportunity for renewal pending funding.