Assistant Director for Multicultural Programs - Diversity Education Empowerment Program (D.E.E.P. Impact)

James Madison University
November 01, 2023
Offerd Salary:$50,831
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Contract Type:Open-ended
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Working Title Assistant Director for Multicultural Programs - Diversity Education Empowerment Program (D.E.E.P. Impact)

Position Number 5729 Posting Number F2247 Position Type Administrative and Professional Faculty Position Status Full Time College/Division Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Department 100154 - Ctr for Multicultural Student Services Pay Rate Maximum Starting Specify Range or Amount $50,831 Is this a JMU only position? No Is this a grant-funded position? No Is this a Conflict of Interest designated position? No

Position Summary Information

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 Center for Multicultural Student Services (CMSS) within the Division of Student Affairs at James Madison University invites applications for the position of Assistant Director for Multicultural Programs. This position resides within the Division of Student Affairs.

Duties and Responsibilities

The Assistant Director plays a critical role on a team focused on strengthening advocacy and support for multicultural, multiethnic students and marginalized communities on campus. This position leads the continual development of diverse and intersectional programming that supports and carries out the mission, goals and inclusion initiatives for the department and university. In situations not specifically addressed by policies and procedures, decision-making is in alignment with the highest professional and ethical standards aligning with student affairs mission and values.

The Assistant Director will lead and oversee all aspects of the Diversity Education Empowerment Program (D.E.E.P. Impact) along with managing budget and other resources according to university and State policies. Responsibilities for the program include hosting monthly campus dialogues, quarterly cultural series events, responding to outreach requests and collaborating with other campus and community partners. Designing and presenting inclusive programing for students based on current and relevant topics such as social justice, accessibility, belonging, intersectionality, and racial equity.

The Assistant Director has direct supervision and responsibility for the recruitment, hiring and selection process of up to ten paid undergraduate D.E.E.P. Impact student facilitators along with one Graduate Assistant and volunteer student staff throughout the academic year. Supervision includes weekly staff meetings, training, coaching and mentoring along with the submission of timesheets.

The Assistant Director serves as a faculty liaison connected to teaching and curriculum development for an academic course. The Assistant Director will co- teach a 3-credit HRD 123 course: Developing Multicultural Competency for Effective Facilitation, in partnership with the College of Education.The Assistant Director leads content development and strategy to create curricular discussion and engagement that will enhance the co-curricular opportunities provided by the DEEP staff to the campus community.

Manages assessment for the Diversity Education Empowerment Program (D.E.E.P. Impact) which includes completing annual reports, creating learning outcomes and effective program strategy based on best practice and assessment data. The Assistant Director should evaluate and assess which co-curricular programs are relevant and impactful to student diversity and sense of belonging.

The Assistant Director will assist with and collaborate on annual departmental programs and initiatives such as the MLK week of events, student travel to multicultural conferences, and travel sponsored by the department such as Experiential Learning trips.

Develops and facilitates DEI trainings and presentations in alignment with the department, division and university mission, vision, and values in various aspects of diversity, equity, inclusion. The AD will serve as the departmental liaison to the campus community for DEI training and development which includes providing at least 2-3 opportunities a semester, content development and delivery, and provides consultation to campus constituents. Participates and represents the department in admissions recruitment initiatives for prospective students such as overnight at Madison and transition student events such as orientation.



  • A master's degree in college student personnel administration or relevant field
  • Knowledge of issues relating to historically underrepresented and marginalized communities
  • Excellent written, verbal, interpersonal, supervisory and organizational skills, along with the ability to work effectively with diverse groups of people
  • Experience with student development and group facilitation
  • Preferred:

  • 3-5 years experience working with diverse populations in a collegiate setting
  • Teaching experience and training in diversity education in the areas of diversity, social justice, identity development, psychology, gender/queer studies, or other related areas
  • Experience with workshop facilitation and advising student organizations
  • The ability to coordinate large-scale events such as conferences
  • Knowledge of assessment as it relates to student learning and development
  • Experience budgeting and organizing group travel logistics
  • 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.

    Posting Detail Information

    Posting Date 08/23/2023

    Beginning Review Date 09/21/2023 Closing Date Open Until Filled Yes Proposed Starting Date 11/01/2023 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 [email protected]. 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 https:// www. 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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    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: //

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