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Assistant Director of the Malcolm X Institute of Black Studies

Date Posted: 04/14/21

Wabash College seeks candidates for its position of Assistant Director of the Malcolm X Institute of Black Studies (MXIBS). Founded 50 years ago, the MXIBS serves three inter-related roles on the Wabash Campus: it is a student center for Black students at Wabash and for all student members who formally affiliate as Brothers as the MXIBS; it is the hub of cultural programming and significant conversations about race, justice, and equity for the entire campus; and it is an academic space that supports the Black Studies minor at Wabash.

Wabash College is a top-60 National Liberal Arts College, member of Colleges That Change Lives, member of the Liberal Arts Colleges Racial Equity Leadership Alliance, and boasts exceptional outcomes by its students and alumni. The College invests significant resources to ensure all of its students can participate in off-campus and international immersion learning experiences, and almost 80% of all Wabash students secure paid internships as undergraduates.

The Assistant Director will work closely with the Director to:

  • Assist in the overall operation of the MXIBS;
  • Mentor and advise undergraduate students, with a particular focus on students from minority groups traditionally underrepresented in higher education;
  • Collaborate with other College leaders to implement strategies and programs designed to support the recruitment, persistence, and whole-person development of students, and promote and augment the integrated campus support services that enable students to persist and excel in pursuit of their undergraduate degrees;
  • Serve as liaison between the MXIBS and student service areas; including the career services, student activities, admissions, alumni affairs, and athletics;
  • Coordinate College-wide cultural programming centered on issues of diversity, equity, justice, and inclusion, and develop campus-community outreach around these programs;
  • Provide leadership development for the MXIBS members who oversee student-led programs in a way that ensures programming continuity and institutional memory as student leaders graduate and new leaders are elected;
  • Coordinate the “Pathway to Your Future” week-long summer residency program for high school students;
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree required; master’s degree preferred. Excellent oral and written communication skills, and demonstrated excellence in interpersonal and collaborative skills. A deep commitment to and demonstrated effectiveness in mentoring students, with a particular commitment to college-aged Black men. Ability to work collaboratively with other College leaders and manage intricacies of event planning, which includes some evening hours. Social media and advanced computer literacy are a plus.

Wabash College offers competitive salaries and benefits. To apply for this position, please upload a cover letter, resume, and contact information of three professional references by choosing the Apply Now option on this page. Application review will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  Preferred start date is June 1, 2021.

Wabash, a liberal arts college for men, seeks faculty and staff who are committed to providing quality engagement with students, high levels of academic challenge and support, and meaningful experiences that prepare students for life and leadership in a diverse, multicultural world. Wabash is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from persons of all backgrounds.

Contact:

Catherine A Metz
Director of Human Resources
Human Resources
Wabash College
P.O. Box 352
Crawfordsville, IN 47933
7653616418
email: metzc@wabash.edu

 

For general questions about the position or the department, contact:

Jennifer Morgan
Senior Administrative Assistant to the Dean for Professional Development
Professional Development
766-361-6384
email: morganj@wabash.edu

 

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