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Assistant Director for Inter-Cultural Greek Council & Multicultural Programs

Company: James Madison University
Location: Harrisonburg
Posted on: January 23, 2023

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Assistant Director for Inter-Cultural Greek Council & Multicultural Programs

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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

300080 - Aux - Multicultural

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About James Madison University


We are a community committed to preparing students to be educated and enlightened citizens who lead productive and meaningful lives.


To be the national model for the engaged university: engaged with ideas and the world.

Who We Are

Located in the heart of Virginia's beautiful Shenandoah Valley, the city of Harrisonburg is approximately 120 miles from Washington, D.C. and Richmond, VA. With a population of just over 53,000, Harrisonburg is one of the most diverse communities in the Commonwealth of Virginia. JMU is a selective, public institution with a growing national reputation for offering experiences that lead to an outstanding education and inclusive environment for students, faculty and staff. The student body includes approximately 20,000 undergraduate and 1,900 graduate students, with over 1,000 full-time instructional faculty.

JMU offers thriving programs in the liberal arts, science and technology, and professional disciplines at the undergraduate, master's and doctoral levels. The university is committed to expanding diversity, fostering equity and inclusion, and supporting superlative teaching and scholarship. JMU has achieved national recognition for the high quality of its academic programs, focus on maintaining strong student/faculty interaction, and innovative faculty research.

General Information
The at James Madison University invites applications for five Assistant Director positions through an innovative cohort hiring model. Positions hired in this cohort are housed within Residence Life, University Career Center, Center for Multicultural Student Services and Disability Services.

  • Benefits to candidates include:

    • Transition to campus with a group of peers from around Student Affairs
    • Shared onboarding process
    • Streamlined interview process where you can be considered for multiple positions
      The Division of Student Affairs includes University Career Center, Center for Multicultural Student Services, Community Service-Learning, Counseling Center, Dean of Students, Gender Identity & Expression, Orientation and Transition, Residence Life, Student Life, University Health Center, University Recreation and University Unions. The division is an integral university in supporting the mission, vision, and values of the university. Successful candidates will infuse these values in their day-to-day practice.

      • Focusing on Students
      • Leading Courageously
      • Transcending Boundaries
      • Creating Belonging
      • Embracing Innovation and Change
      • Honoring and Valuing Our Staff
      • Advancing Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
        The Division of Student Affairs at James Madison University invites applications for the position of Assistant Director for Inter-Cultural Greek Council (I.C.G.C.) and Multicultural Programs in the Center for Multicultural Student Services (CMSS). This position reports to the Associate Director for Student Leadership and Intercultural Experiences and specifically supports student success by assisting the department in achieving its mission to provide educational and celebratory programs and services that support an inclusive campus community in which members value diversity within themselves and others.

        Duties and Responsibilities
        Overall Departmental Functions:

        • The Assistant Director will serve as the campus advisor for 13 chapters under the Inter-Cultural Greek Council (I.C.G.C.) which is comprised of organizations from the National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC), National Association of Latino Fraternal Organizations (NALFO) and The National Asian Pacific Islander American Panhellenic Association (NAPA).
        • Responsible for overseeing all chapters within I.C.G.C. in accordance with the university and each organization's risk management policies and compliance requirements for culturally based fraternities and sororities.
        • Works directly with Associate Director to conduct all necessary investigations.

          Multicultural Programming:

          • Responsible for planning and coordinating all aspects of the Annual I.C.G.C. Homecoming Step Show.
          • Assist with developing and administering educational and social programs and trainings that promote an understanding of and appreciation for the principles of diversity, access, identity, and inclusion within the Inter-Cultural Greek Council (I.C.G.C.) and campus community.
            • Management of all budget expenditures and projections for I.C.G.C. programming and travel to conferences in compliance with the State budget allowances.Assessment:

              • Lead, manage and oversee all educational learning outcomes and assessment efforts with SA (Student Affairs) Assessment Committee and CARS for culturally based fraternities and sororities.
              • Prepare annual reports, coordinate, and assist with departmental program reviews and evaluations.
                Departmental Collaboration:
                • Promote an environment of collaboration with campus partners and alumni to provide a broader spectrum and knowledge base in the areas of multicultural awareness, social justice, advocacy, and support to all spheres of diversity and identity-based groups as well as prospective students.

                  The Assistant Director is an integral part of a team focused on strengthening and providing advocacy and support for underrepresented students and marginalized communities on campus. In situations not addressed by policies and procedures, decision-making aligns with the highest professional and ethical standards. Represent department at conferences and official programs and events in a professional manner.


                  • Master's Degree / Bachelor's Degree with 1+ years relevant experience
                  • Experience developing rapport one on one and in groups with students and other stakeholders
                  • Experience managing multiple projects or events simultaneously
                  • Experience promoting diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility
                  • Record of effectively communicating, cultivating, and expanding working relationships with a variety of stakeholders
                  • Ability to master technology applications quickly including higher ed enterprise systems like Peoplesoft, Handshake, StarRez and intermediate word processing and excel skills


                    • 2+ years relevant experience
                    • Experience with supervision or managing people

                      Conditions of Employment
                      Employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a criminal background check.

                      E-Verify Notice: After accepting employment, new hires are required to complete an I-9 form and present documentation of their identity and eligibility to work in the United States. James Madison University uses the E-Verify system to confirm identity and work authorization.

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                      Open Until Filled

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                      EEO Statement
                      James Madison University is committed to creating and supporting a diverse and inclusive work and educational community that is free of all forms of discrimination. This institution does not tolerate discrimination or harassment on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin, parental status, political affiliation, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or veteran status.

                      We promote access, inclusion and diversity for all students, faculty, staff, constituents and programs, believing that these qualities are foundational components of an outstanding education in keeping with our mission. The university is interested in candidates whose experience and qualifications support an ongoing commitment to this core quality.

                      Anyone having questions concerning discrimination should contact the Office for Equal Opportunity: (540) 568-6991.

                      Reasonable Accommodation Request
                      If you are an individual with a disability and need assistance searching or applying for jobs please contact us at (540) 568-3597 or . You may also visit the JMU Human Resource Office, located at 752 Ott Street, Harrisonburg, VA 22807 and we will be happy to assist you.

                      Annual Security and Annual Fire Safety Report
                      Notice of Availability - Annual Security and Fire Safety Report

                      The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains information regarding campus security and personal safety including topics such as: crime prevention, the university police law enforcement authority, crime reporting policies, disciplinary procedures, protocols for the immediate notification of students and staff upon confirmation of a significant emergency on campus and other matters of importance related to security and safety. The report includes statistics for the most recent three-year period of reported crimes that have occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by JMU or its affiliates; and on public property within or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus.

                      The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report includes campus housing fire statistics for the most recent three-year period, a description of each on-campus student housing facility fire safety system, the number of fire drills held during the previous calendar year, policies or rules on portable electrical appliances, smoking, and open flames in student housing; and procedures for student housing evacuation in the event of fire along with other fire safety information.

                      The JMU Annual Security and Fire Safety Report includes the Harrisonburg campus and the three overseas branch campuses; Florence, Antwerp, and London. It is available electronically http://www.jmu.edu/publicsafety/clerycompliance/2018Annual-Security-and-Fire-Safety-Report.shtml

                      You can obtain a copy of any of this report by contacting the Office of Public Safety, MSC 6810, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA 22807 or request that a copy be mailed to you by calling (540)568-6769/6913.

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                      Additional Posting Information
                      JMU's Dual Career and Community Resources Program is available for candidates that will be relocating to the area. For more information, please visit https://bit.ly/2OTF1NG.

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