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Associate Director

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Vacancy #: 002270
Recruitment Range: Commensurate with Qualifications
Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Organizational Unit Overview

The Division of Student Affairs actively supports the University's missions of education, research, and service by providing comprehensive programs and services to assist each student in developing intellectually, socially, morally, and culturally. The Division anticipates students' developmental needs throughout their collegiate experiences and promotes students development by fostering a community of learning, which encourages individual student involvement and participation. The Division of Student Affairs provides a broad range of support services, activities, and programs that seek to: Assist students in developing respect and appreciation for individual differences, interpersonal civility, and human rights. Enhance the learning environment, facilitate retention, and optimize the student experience. Accommodate the diverse needs of all students. Support a community environment that is welcoming, safe, and secure. Assist students in meeting their basic needs for housing, nutrition, and physical and emotional well-being. Provide the means for students to become active participants and leaders in their own learning. Assist students in developing logical thought processes and sound decision-making skills. Assist students in developing an appreciation of the arts. Moreover, the division seeks to contribute to the development of the whole individual by fostering in each student a deeper appreciation of the importance of life-long learning, individual responsibility, and human diversity. Through collaboration, the division provides programs and services that are grounded in theory, assessment, and sound practice.

The mission of the Ledonia Wright Cultural Center (LWCC) is to provide specialized diversity and social justice experiences so all students can become confident, culturally aware, global citizens. Additionally, LWCC provides culturally relevant programming and services to support African/African-American, Asian, Latina/o, Native American, and Pacific Islander student success. LWCC is located within the Intercultural Affairs (IA) at ECU. IA cultivates safe, socially-just environments so students, faculty, staff and the region may engage in critical discussion and interaction about race/ethnicity, gender, culture, sexual identity, gender identity/expression, and worldview. IA works with campus, regional and national partners to offer co-curricular programming and services that foster students' personal growth, academic success and leadership development. IA also engages students and the greater ECU community in self-exploration, cross-cultural dialogue, scholarly endeavors, and public service to affirm, honor and understand the impact of our different cultures and identities on everyday life. IA houses two distinct, yet interrelated units, including the Ledonia Wright Cultural Center and the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Resource Office and is embedded in the Unit of Student Involvement and Leadership (SIL). This position reports directly to the Director of Intercultural Affairs and supervises the Assistant Director of the Ledonia Wright Cultural Center and the LWCC Graduate Assistant.

Job Duties

Working as part of the Intercultural Affairs team, the Associate Director coordinates social justice and student success programming; oversees internal and external marketing; and leads all evaluation efforts for the LWCC. Additionally, the Associate Director assists the Intercultural Affairs Director with budgeting and fundraising, and strategic planning. He/she will serve on University and Student Affairs committees such as Student Success, Alternative Break Experiences, and Co-curricular to foster collaboration and cross-cultural sensitivity in the planning and implementation of campus-wide and division level initiatives. This position reports to the Director of the Intercultural Affairs, oversees the Center, and directly supervises the Assistant Director and the Student Success graduate assistant. This is a professional position with responsibilities having a direct impact on the quality of students' educational experiences and interaction with their peers, as well as the campus community at large. Additionally, this position requires a strong knowledge of university budgetary practices, risk management, problem solving skills, and contract negotiation.

Minimum Education/Experience

* Master's degree required in college student personnel administration, higher education or related field of study.

* Five years of successful experience including work as a graduate assistant at the collegiate level in the area of cultural program coordination, student organizations, multicultural affairs or advisement of first-generation/traditionally under-represented students.

* Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication and public relations skills, including computer competencies.

* Ability to foster and develop working relationships and a sense of community with a broad range of students and staff in a culturally diverse environment.

* Demonstrated knowledge of student affairs philosophy and a capacity to articulate and implement student development theory.

Special Instructions to Applicant

In order to be considered for the position, all applicants are required to submit online a candidate profile, a letter of interest, a current resume, and a list of three references including contact information.

Additionally, original official transcripts, a criminal background check, and three signed letters of reference will be required upon offer of employment. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions and conferred by the time of hire.

East Carolina University seeks to create an environment that fosters the recruitment and retention of a more diverse student body, faculty, staff and administration. In order to promote the university's diversity goal, Student Affairs strongly encourages applicants from women, minorities, and historically underrepresented groups.

Additional Instructions to Applicants

In order to be considered for this position, applicants must complete a candidate profile online via the PeopleAdmin system and submit any requested documents.

Applications will be considered until position is filled. Please submit an online ECU application for vacancy # 002270 to ECU Human Resources at

East Carolina University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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East Carolina University 
Location: GreenvilleNC 27858
Document ID: AC035-5672  
Ad Number: 25680048
Job Type:  Regular

Job Schedule: Full-time

Published in:  DiverseJobs
Published on: 2018-02-1802/18/2018
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