Director of Intercultural Life

Applications are being accepted for the position of Director of Intercultural Life. Responsibilities include implementing effective programs and providing outstanding services to enhance the quality of life for students of color and international students.  This position will also develop programs to create an inclusive campus community and foster appreciation for the value of cultural diversity in the campus community and beyond; promote the recruitment and retention of students of color; and lead the professional and paraprofessional staff of the Intercultural Life Office.  Additionally, this position collaborates with faculty, staff and students on intercultural programming and works closely with student organizations and student leaders. 

Cornell College: Cornell College is a nationally ranked, highly selective undergraduate liberal arts college of 1,100 students distinguished by its One Course At A Time curriculum. One Course At A Time offers unparalleled academic rigor and focus, flexibility for experiential study, and highly personalized mentoring—attracting a diverse student body that is intellectually curious, academically motivated, adventurous, and passionate. Cornell is one of 40 colleges featured in “Colleges That Change Lives,” was identified by the New York Times as one of 20 "stealth powerhouse" colleges, and is one of only 270 colleges in the United States to host an active chapter of Phi Beta Kappa. Founded in 1853, Cornell was the first campus named entirely to the National Historic Register. It is located in the picturesque town of Mount Vernon, Iowa– a town distinguished by its vibrant local art scene and recognized by Frommer’s as one of "America's Coolest Small Towns.”

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree required, master’s preferred and a minimum of one to three years of related experience in higher education and working with students of color. This position requires a demonstrated commitment to cultural diversity, effective communication, supervision, program development and program marketing skills.  Also required is competence in mentoring students, advising student groups and mediating conflicts.  Must possess the ability to manage budgets and resources.  Night and weekend hours should be expected. 

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Priority consideration will be given to applications received before December 2. To apply, submit cover letter, resume and names and contact information of three references to:

Vickie Farmer, Director of Human Resources

Email (preferred):

Mail:  Cornell College

          Attn: Human Resources

          600 First Street SW

          Mount Vernon, IA 52314

Cornell is an AA/EO employer and encourages applications from women and minorities. Cornell complies with Iowa’s Smoke Free Air Act.  Cornell utilizes E-Verify and requires satisfactory completion of a background check.