Assistant Director for Multicultural programs

Posted in on 06/13/2013

Presbyterian College

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Clinton, SC


Clinton, SC

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Presbyterian College, Arts & Sciences
Office of Campus Life
Position: Assistant Director for Multicultural Programs

Presbyterian College, Clinton, SC, a selective national liberal arts college with 1200 Arts & Sciences students, is seeking candidates for the position of Assistant Director for Multicultural Programs to work within the Office of Campus Life. The position’s primary responsibilities are to provide a comprehensive program for the Arts & Sciences students that foster learning outside the classroom related to promoting multicultural understanding, racial/ethnic identity formation, leadership, team building, problem solving and community engagement.

Areas of focus: Multicultural student programs, Student leadership development, Staff advising for student organizations & activities, Co-curricular diversity programs

Founded in 1880, Presbyterian College is a highly selective, top-ranked Carnegie One residential liberal arts college affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (USA). The college is located in Clinton, SC a small town located in the upstate of South Carolina, in proximity of Greenville, Spartanburg, Columbia and Greenwood, SC; and within a 2 – 3 hour drive from Asheville NC, Atlanta GA, Charlotte NC and Charleston SC. Situated on an attractive 240-acre campus, the college has a student body of approximately 1200 undergraduates of which roughly 95% reside on campus. Students come from 29 states and 7 foreign countries. The minority student population ranges from 10 – 15% with a goal for a more diverse student body. In athletics, Presbyterian College is a member of NCAA Division I and a member of the Big South Conference (FCS) where it fields seven sports for men and nine sports for women.

Primary responsibilities

  • As a dynamic professional, serve as a campus resource for issues related to multicultural students, racial/ethnic identity formation, and intercultural education;
  • Cultivate opportunities for student identity development relating to understanding, appreciation and tolerance as an essential component for student growth and success.
  • Advise Multicultural Student Union, and other underrepresented student groups to develop consistent programming that appeals to the different student groups and interests
  • Collaborate with peers in Student Involvement, Community Life and International Programs, support student leaders in engaging the campus population in a variety of campus life programs and service to the community

Secondary Responsibilities in Campus Life include:

  • Serve as the primary staff person in an additional area of Campus Life, coordinating and directing student development and participation. E.g.[Student Involvement and Leadership, Student Volunteer Services, New Student Programs or Alcohol and Drug use education]
  • Participate in Risk management and On-call staffing rotations, support Student Conduct programs


  • Master’s degree (completed or in progress) in college student personnel or related field
  • 1 – 3 years previous experience in Multicultural Affairs, Student Activities, New Student Programs, Residence Life, Greek Life or related field
  • The position requires an individual with initiative, group facilitation skills, high energy and willingness to work evening and weekend hours as programs require

Interested candidates should send a letter of interest, resume, and a list of 3 professional references (names, addresses, telephone numbers, email) to: The Assistant Director of Multicultural Programs Committee, c/o Mrs. Debby Young, Senior Administrative Assistant for Campus Life, Presbyterian College, 503 South Broad St., Clinton, SC 29325. Or email same materials to The College seeks to hire the most qualified candidate and does not discriminate against any legally protected class.

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