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(Archived) Asst DOS, Intercultural Initiatives & Resource Centers & Director of the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs

Last Updated: 11/30/22

Job Description

Iowa State University, a place where adventurous minds are encouraged to accomplish amazing things, is classified as a Carnegie Foundation Doctoral/Research University-Extensive and ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top public universities in the nation. More than 30,000 students are enrolled and are served by over 6,200 faculty and staff. Iowa State University is a global and culturally diverse university committed to providing an inclusive, equitable, and diverse environment for both learning and employment--diversity in experience and perspective is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and building an inclusive academic community. At Iowa State, these values are translated into action by seeking individuals who have experience working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituents. The university has an expectation that all employees will demonstrate a contribution to diversity and inclusion as embodied in Iowa State University’s Principles of Community. A culturally diverse student body with students from all 50 states and more than 100 countries converge on one of the nation's most beautiful campuses. Big 12 Conference sports and a tradition of international cultural performances make campus life an adventure to remember. Iowa State is located in Ames, a community of 67,000 ranked as the number one “Best College Town in America” by and among the top 10 best places to live in America.

Reporting to the associate vice president for student affairs and dean of students and serving on the dean of students executive leadership team (“dean team”), this assistant dean oversees a portfolio of five departments: The center for LGBTQIA+ student success, the Margaret Sloss center for women & gender equity, the veterans center, the office of multicultural student affairs and the Hixon opportunity awards program and national student exchange office. The assistant dean of students for intercultural initiatives and resource centers/director is responsible for the development and delivery of programs and support services which foster student success, satisfaction, and enhancement of the university experience foundationally established from a DEI lens. Emphasis is placed on implementation of a comprehensive programmatic and support services strategy designed to increase the recruitment, retention, and ultimate graduation of Iowa State students identified as under-represented and/or marginalized. This population of students includes but not limited to first generation students, veterans and military-affiliated students, students who identify as part of the LGBTQIA+ community, women, students from low in-come backgrounds and ethnic identities that include African American, Asian, Pacific Islander, Desi American, Latinx, Native American/Alaskan Native or Multiracial.

A bachelor’s degree and at least seven years of related professional experience are required. A master’s degree is preferred. The ideal candidate will possess experience working directly with students from marginalized/underrepresented backgrounds and identities; experience advising college student and student organizations with an emphasis in culturally and identity-based groups; and an understanding of, and commitment to, the practical application of student development theories/research and equity, diversity, and inclusion work with a focus on underrepresented student recruitment, development, and retention. In addition, experience with supervision of professional staff and student crisis management within a student affairs organization are preferred.

Review of applications will begin October 28, 2022, and continue until the position is filled. A resume with an accompanying cover letter may be submitted via the Spelman Johnson website at Nominations for this position may be emailed to Mark Hall at Applicants needing reasonable accommodation to participate in the application process should contact Spelman Johnson at [Register to View] or email

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Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, marital status, disability, or protected veteran status, and will not be discriminated against. This position serves at the pleasure of university administration and is exempt from certain P&S policies.

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Easthampton, Massachusetts, United States
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