Miami University — Director of the Center for American & World Cultures

The Center for American and World Cultures (CAWC) coordinates and collaborates across campus and community to coordinate, curate, or facilitate curricular and co-curricular programming focused on local and global issues and events, as well as inter/intragroup dialogue that brings together people to build relationships and explore issues of diversity, unity, and social justice. The CAWC functions as a clearinghouse for all related university events, and supports a global leadership intercultural distinction program.

The Director is responsible for the strategic leadership of the Center of American & World cultures, and collaborating effectively across campus and community to enrich the educational experience; develop strategic plan, programming, and financial plan for CAWC, including assessment of all programs and services; supervise unit personnel effectively to ensure that programs and services support institutional strategy and unit mission, vision, and goals; develop, facilitate, and maintain the global leadership distinction program; develop, implement, manage, and assess campus-wide and evidence-based intergroup relations programs in collaboration with Student Affairs, Institutional Diversity, and others; serve as a resource and a support to individuals and groups that contribute to intercultural, global, multicultural, diversity, and similar efforts on campus and in the community; work proactively, strategically, and collaboratively with key stakeholders; organizes efforts effectively, including the conceptualization and prioritizing of objectives and exercising judgment based on an understanding of organizational policies and activities.

Require: Master’s degree; five years of progressive responsibility in higher education; an inclusive philosophy to support all students, faculty, staff, and community members; excellent written, oral, and intercultural communication skills; evidence of strong critical thinking, problem solving, budget, and presentation skills; ability to integrate resources, policies, and information for the determination of procedures, solutions, and other outcomes; demonstrated experience collaborating effectively with stakeholders; experience directing programs with a multicultural, intercultural, or global focus; excellent time management skills; verifiable excellent attendance history.

Desire: Doctoral degree; Intergroup Dialogue facilitation training or certification; successful grant writing experience.

Submit a cover letter, resume and list of three references to Resume and cover letter should be limited to two pages. Direct inquiries to Donna Gouvan at Screening of applicants will begin November 1, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.

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