Massachusetts Institute of Technology Assistant Director of Multicultural Programs in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Job Description

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF MULTICULTURAL PROGRAMS, Student Activities, to coordinate existing efforts committed to diversity education and to convene staff and students in the development and sustainability of new efforts. Will work to increase the volume and visibility of diversity efforts through the Office of Multicultural Programs and broaden the impact of these efforts. Core responsibilities include providing leadership and support for dedicated student affinity spaces including the Latino Cultural Center and the Black Students’ Union; outreach to and support of students, incorporating social justice education, programming, and resources into the fabric of MIT to support a community of diverse learners within a multicultural context; advise and support 85 cultural and student organizations; develop curriculum and facilitate a student orientation program focused on diversity; support students around issues of identity development and self-advocacy; and recruit, hire, train, and supervise graduate student advisors and desk attendants. Will report directly to the director of multicultural programs.

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Job Requirements

REQUIRED: master’s degree in a related discipline; at least three years’ experience in a related field, preferably in higher education; demonstrated knowledge of current issues, laws, trends, strategies, and effective practices regarding diversity and social justice in higher education; demonstrated awareness of, and sensitivity and ability to respond to, the needs of a diverse student population; ability to foster a supportive and student-centered environment; strong organizational, time management, and interpersonal communication skills; proven ability to work collaboratively, build coalitions, and sustain partnerships; ability to successfully navigate incidents of bias and hate-related microaggressions, prejudice, harassment, and discrimination; and demonstrated experience with curriculum development, facilitating dialogues, and public speaking. Job #14771-O

Must be able to work evenings and weekends as needed.

This is a temporary, two-year position with the possibility of renewal.


MIT is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin.

Job Number: 14771

Functional Area: Student Services

Department: Student Activities

School Area: Dean for Student Life

Employment Type: Full-Time Temporary

Employment Category: Exempt

Visa Sponsorship Available: No