Virginia Tech is a public land-grant university, committed to teaching and learning, research, and outreach to the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world. Building on its motto of Ut Prosim (that I may serve), Virginia Tech is dedicated to InclusiveVT—serving in the spirit of community, diversity, and excellence. We seek candidates who adopt and practice the Principles of Community, which are fundamental to our on-going efforts to increase access and inclusion, and to create a community that nurtures learning and growth for all of its members. Virginia Tech actively seeks a broad spectrum of candidates to join our community in preparing leaders for the world.
The Assistant Director (AD) for the Intercultural Engagement Center serves within Cultural and Community Centers (CCC) in the Division of Student Affairs at Virginia Tech. The AD is an intentional leader in the work of advising, advocacy, and awareness building of Virginia Tech students and communities. The primary charge of the AD is to cultivate the conditions that support engagement in the Division of Student Affairs Aspirations for Student Learning. As such, the AD must be dedicated to creating a community that commits to unwavering curiosity, pursues self-understanding and integrity, practices civility, prepare for a life of courageous leadership, and embraces the University's motto "Ut Prosim" as a way of life.
The Assistant Director is responsible for assisting Virginia Tech to nurture and sustain a supportive and welcoming environment for all members of its community as outlined in the Virginia Tech Principles of Community. They will support the goals of InclusiveVT and the Office of Inclusion & Diversity. Specifically, the AD provides oversight in the development and delivery of programs and services with the purpose of increasing cultural awareness, cultural competence, and community development as a means to enrich the quality of campus life. They are responsible for multiple curricular initiatives designed to support dialogue and understanding among people of different backgrounds. In addition, the AD provides advising guidance and support to the Jewish Student Union and the Muslim Student Union.
Position Reports to: Senior Director for Cultural and Community Centers (formerly director of intercultural engagement center)
Required Qualifications a.Master's degree and demonstrated progressive experience. b.Demonstrated experience in project management and/or program planning. c.Exceptional communication skills. d.Experience advising religious based student organizations in higher education. e.Personal commitment to social justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion. f.Demonstrated knowledge and experience cultivating and sustaining relationships with historically underrepresented and underserved communities
Preferred Qualifications a.Experience creating learning environments and opportunities for diverse student populations. b.Proven competency in facilitating group dialogue. c.Experience in conducting assessments and reporting findings. d.Previous work in advocacy of individuals or groups. e.Commitment to remain current on issues directly affecting Jewish and Muslim community concerns and civil rights.
Employee Category: Administrative and Professional Faculty
Appointment Type: Regular
Tenure Status: Non-Tenure Track
Percent Employment: Full-time
Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, or veteran status; or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees, or applicants; or any other basis protected by law.
For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, contact the executive director for Equity and Access at 540-231-2010 or Virginia Tech, North End Center, Suite 2300 (0318), 300 Turner St. NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061.
Virginia Tech takes a hands-on, engaging approach to education, preparing scholars to be leaders in their fields and communities. As the commonwealth's most comprehensive university and its leading research institution, Virginia Tech offers 240 undergraduate and graduate degree programs to more than 31,000 students and manages a research portfolio of more than $513 million. The university fulfil...ls its land-grant mission of transforming knowledge to practice through technological leadership and by fueling economic growth and job creation locally, regionally, and across Virginia.
Through a combination of its three missions of learning, discovery, and engagement, Virginia Tech continually strives to accomplish the charge of its motto Ut Prosim (That I May Serve).