Assistant Director, Multicultural Affairs

Salisbury University, a member of the University System of Maryland, is a regionally accredited four-year comprehensive institution offering 61 distinct graduate and undergraduate programs. Located on the historic Eastern Shore, SU's beautiful campus is some 30 miles from the Atlantic beaches and 2.5 hours from Baltimore and Washington, D.C.


Salisbury University is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Assistant Director, Multicultural Affairs in the Office of Diversity and Inclusion.


Primary Job Duties:  Develop and deliver multicultural events and programming, including, but not limited to, the Powerful Connections Program, Peer Mentor/Mentee Program, Academic Monitoring, the Multicultural Festival and the Multicultural Leadership Summit. Implement and evaluate cultural programs that contribute to the enrichment of the University community and the development of ethnic identity through theme-based events and activities. Support the operations and organizations of the Center for Equity, Justice and Inclusion as well as provide support to the members of the Multicultural Alliance organizations. Assist with initiatives to support the recruitment and retention of underrepresented faculty, staff and students. Assist students by providing ombuds services upon request. Select, train and supervise department graduate assistants and student-workers.


Minimum Qualifications: Three to five years of related experience and a Bachelor’s degree in Education, Social Work, Higher Education or a related field. Experience in mentoring traditionally underrepresented students and in an education setting is required. 


The ability to handle crisis situations that impact students of diverse backgrounds should be demonstrated. Must be competent in handling personal and sensitive information that pertains to students and employees.  Must be detail oriented and have excellent interpersonal, customer service, organization and planning, prioritization, problem solving, follow through, time management, and oral & written communication skills.  Also, must be flexible and possess the ability to successfully handle multiple tasks/projects simultaneously and work well under pressure, independently, and in a team-oriented environment. Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) is required. 


Preferred Qualifications: Master’s degree preferred. Experience in advising student organizations; in supervising office staff and students; in working with diverse populations is preferred. Working knowledge of diversity education and training is desired. Demonstrated abilities in advising and providing leadership training for diverse student populations is also preferred.


This is a full-time, exempt, State position with a full benefits package. Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.  This position may be required to work evenings and weekends, as necessary.


Applications will be accepted via Salisbury University's Online Employment Application System. Please visit our website to apply online. See the FAQs of the Online Employment Application System for more information and instructions. To be considered an applicant, you must apply online and submit a cover letter and resume.  All documents that you wish to provide must be attached to your application in the Online Employment Application System. Please do not send any documents via E-mail. Three professional references will be requested and required before the final stages of the search. Candidates will be notified prior to references being contacted.


Applications received by January 16, 2022 will be given full consideration. The job will remain open until filled. 


Diversity and inclusion are core values of Salisbury University. We strive to create a truly diverse and inclusive environment where the richness of ideas, backgrounds, and perspectives of our community is harnessed to create value for our institution, today and in the future. To this end, the University recruits exceptional and diverse faculty, staff, and students from across Maryland, the United States, and around the world, supporting all members of the University community as they work together to achieve institutional goals and vision. To learn more about the University’s commitment to fostering a diverse and inclusive campus, please visit


Salisbury University (SU) has a strong institutional commitment to diversity and equal employment opportunities to all qualified people. To that end, the University prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex, gender, marital status, pregnancy, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status or other legally protected characteristics. Direct all inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policy to: Humberto Aristizabal, Associate Vice President, Institutional Equity, Title IX Coordinator, 100 Holloway Hall, Tel. (410) 548-3508.