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Director, Intercultural Affairs

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Work type: Regular
Location: Malibu Campus
Categories: Director/Executive/Management, Student Affairs

The Director of Intercultural Affairs is responsible for a wide variety of administrative, advisory, and supervisory duties related to intercultural and diversity education programs, student services, and the college student experience. The director will: lead a dynamic. comprehensive department that provides first-rate student development, learning experiences, and support services that prepare students from diverse backgrounds with intercultural knowledge, competencies, and skills through the co-curriculum; create an environment that inspires innovation, effective student learning and development, and engages students in active learning; promote Christian faith and character formation and holistic student learning and development, enabling students to develop coherent values, ethical standards, and a framework for understanding diversity and inclusion; set and communicate a vision of high expectations for student learning; build supportive, inclusive, and accessible communities through programs, services, and faculty access; improve student engagement and institutional performance through rigorous assessment and evaluation practices; effectively utilize and manage University resources toward the accomplishment of mission goals; forge educational partnerships that advance student learning and development; create, encourage and support professional and staff development through active participation and contribution to professional organizations, training and education programs, individual mentoring, and team development. The core programs and services in the department include; intercultural education through first year experience programs, orientation, and training; leadership development and advising through student organizations (environmental, ethic, international, cultural, etc.) and student programming; special events, programs, and campus traditions and risk management.


  • Hire, recruit, train, and supervise high quality, mission-centered, diverse, team of student staff and one full-time professional in the following areas; intercultural and diversity education through first-year experience, orientation, and training programs; student leadership development, supervision, and advising related student organizations. Responsible for annual performance reviews, team development and morale, planning and forecasting, and staff development. Provide mentoring and coordinate provision of assistance service referrals for students from underrepresented backgrounds.
  • Plan, coordinate, and provide event management for intercultural and diversity education programs special events, retreats, cultural theme dinners, and related programs. Enable inclusive and accessible engagement in programs, services, and facility access.
  • Establish short-term and long-range departmental goals and educational strategies that enable student learning and development outcomes. Create and implement departmental assessment and evaluation plans, and develop goals and objectives based on routine assessment practices, student learning, and student development outcomes. Develop strong campus and community partnerships between the University, local, and greater Los Angeles communities to promote student learning and development. Utilize institutional research, harassment, and evaluation data, as well as contemporary educational research and exemplary practice in the field to enhance the student experience and delivery of educational programs and services.
  • Develop and implement promotional marketing strategies. Create and maintain departmental publications, promotional materials, and up to date web pages and on-line calendars.
  • Forecast, develop, manage, and monitor related budgets and prepare routine variance reports.
  • Responsible for the ongoing development and implementation of effective risk management protocols across scope of supervision. Serve on the Residential Emergency Response Team and provide on-site emergency response coordination. as needed. Be knowledgeable of and communicate risk management to students and staff.
  • Participate in and provide leadership to professional organizations and attend\make presentations at professional conferences and University events.
  • Attend Convocation\chapel on a weekly basis.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Uphold University mission through work performed.

The above information has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

Skills and Qualifications

Required: Candidate will hold an earned Master's Degree in college student affairs, ministry, education, or related field. Active membership in NASPA, NCORE, and other related professional organizations is expected. A minimum of five years of progressive experience in student learning and development or in a university setting is required; three years experience supervising professionals and student staff is strongly preferred. Ability to articulate a vision and a framework for diversity and inclusion that is rooted in a Biblical world view and advances the University's educational mission; ability to integrate Christian faith with student development theories and practice; excellent interpersonal communication and professional writing skills; ability to interact effectively with students and foster self-governance in student organizations; ability to assess programs, services, and student learning outcomes; ability to work independently and as a member of a team; ability to maintain a professional demeanor and uphold confidentiality; ability to problem-solve and manage conflict, with high-level skills in managing conflict arising from dimensions of human difference ability to effectively manage budgets and University resources; ability to create inclusive and accessible student learning and development experiences and to build a thriving , intercultural communities, as well as a dynamic and professional working environment; ability to innovate and enable the development of exemplary educational programs and practices; must be able to work some evenings and weekends.

Preferred: Doctoral degree in related field.

Qualified individuals should be able to articulate a strong commitment to diversity, and have the ability to work effectively with individuals from different backgrounds.

Offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a criminal, education, and employment screening.

This is a regular, exempt, 40 hour per week position.

Salary: Commensurate with experience

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