Assistant Director of Inclusion & Cross Cultural Engagement - Programming


University, MS, US, 38677

Department:  Inclusion & Cross Cultural Engagement (11732271)
Employee Designation:  Regular Full-time (Benefits Eligible)

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Definition of Class

This position is responsible for campus community outreach and development of student support services to foster multicultural awareness and cross cultural engagement. The incumbent designs and implements strategies to facilitate student success and support retention initiatives for underrepresented student populations; creates cross-cultural and diversity programs for students, faculty and staff; provides educational and cultural support to student organizations and leadership teams, and creates assessment tools for evaluation of programs and services.

Examples of Work Performed

  • Develops programs and services that aid in the growth and retention of underrepresented student populations, fosters multicultural awareness and cross-cultural interaction among students, faculty and staff.
  • Supervises Coordinator for LGBTQIA+ Programs and Initiatives, graduate assistants, and student assistants.
  • Assists with the coordination of History and Heritage Month programming and organizes All In All Year Calendar.
  • Serves as a multicultural resource specialist and oversees an online Multicultural Resource Library.
  • Works with a wide variety of constituents to assess programmatic needs that support diversity issues.
  • Coordinates leadership conferences, training opportunities, and initiatives which promote cross-cultural interaction, diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Develops partnerships with departments and organizations campus-wide to support intersectional programming and identity-conscious leadership development.
  • Assists with updating content and resources available on the departmental website.
  • Manages and maintains budgets for programming initiatives to include oversight of purchases for student leadership teams and preparation of budget reports and updates.
  • Provides advising support and programming resources to student organizations and coordinates cross-cultural leadership development and training opportunities.
  • Designs materials to promote and encourage student participation and involvement in programming.
  • Creates assessment tools for evaluation of programs and services, assesses programs and utilizes information to enhance or develop new initiatives.
  • Performs similar or related duties as assigned or required.

Essential Functions

These essential functions include, but are not limited to, the following. Additional essential functions may be identified and included by the hiring department.

  1. Develops and implements strategies to foster multicultural awareness and cross cultural interaction.
  2. Designs, implements, and coordinates student retention initiatives and cross cultural engagement.
  3. Advises student organizations and serves as a liaison between student organizations and administration.
  4. Coordinates assessment and evaluation of programs and services.  
  5. Manages and maintains assigned budgets.

Minimum Education/Experience

Master’s Degree in Student Affairs, Counseling, or a related field, from an accredited college or university.


Three  (3) years of experience related to the above described duties.


Substitution Statement:
Related experience may be substituted for education, on a basis set forth and approved by the Department of Human Resources.


Interview Requirements: Any candidate who is called for an interview must notify the Department of Equal Opportunity/Regulatory Compliance in writing of any reasonable accommodation needed prior to the date of the interview.

Salary/Wage Information

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EEO Statement

The University of Mississippi provides equal opportunity in any employment practice, education program, or education activity to all qualified persons. The University complies with all applicable laws regarding equal opportunity and affirmative action and does not unlawfully discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment based upon race, color, gender, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, citizenship, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetic information.

Background Check Statement

The University of Mississippi is committed to providing a safe campus community. UM conducts background investigations for applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.

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