Assistant Director for Programming

University of Georgia  |  Athens, GA

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Posted 2 weeks ago Full-Time

Job Details

Position Title:

Assistant Director for Programming

Job Type: Multicultural/Diversity/ALANA Services Student Activities/Union Facilities Student Affairs Administration
Location: Athens, GA
Positions Available: 1
Institution Type: Public, 4-year
Institution Size: < 30,000 Students
Employer ID: 28628
Application Deadline: 03/28/2025

Stated Non-Discrimination Policy

Gender Expression / Identity Sexual Orientation

Benefits

Housing for Position:
None provided
Benefits
Housing for Position:
None provided
Qualifications
Education:
Masters Preferred, Bachelors Required
Major Preference:
Student Affairs
Experience:
2-4 Years

Qualifications
Education:
Masters Preferred, Bachelors Required
Major Preference:
Student Affairs
Experience:
2-4 Years

Position Description

The Assistant Director for Programming for Multicultural Services and Programs (MSP) reports to the Director of Multicultural Services and Programs and is responsible for providing leadership with regard to planning, advising, developing and implementing a variety of programs and services that promote diversity, equity, inclusion, multicultural awareness, intercultural engagement, and honors intersections of identity. Additionally, the Assistant Director leads the assessment efforts of the office while working closely with student organizations within MSP to ensure proper programming and administrative functioning.

Multicultural Services and Programs works to create an inclusive campus environment by supporting the development and affirming the overall experiences of all UGA students. This department plays a critical role in student support and advisement, campus educational efforts, community building, fostering dialogue, and ongoing initiatives to ensure that all students have the fullest opportunity to flourish and succeed. For more information on Multicultural Services and Programs, see msp.uga.edu.

The Assistant Director for Programming will be responsible for coordinating with a high level of autonomy the Rite of Sankofa, Native Heritage Month, and Black History Month along with independently advising seven student organizations housed in MSP. This position will have budgetary responsibility for departmental and student organization budgets totaling approximately $90,000 and also negotiates contracts for review and processing per Student Affairs Contract Guidelines.

The Assistant Director for Programming will directly supervise two graduate assistants along with potential interns and practicum students. This position will also be responsible for leading staff retreats and training related to professional development for MSP employees and student assistants. The Assistant Director for Programming will represent the department in the absence of the Director in coordination with the Assistant Director for Education and Outreach and will have autonomy and authority to make independent decisions regarding programs and services in their portfolio and partner with other university departments, student organizations, and outside entities. Decisions regarding office policies and procedures will be, at times, tasked to this position to develop for review by the Director. The position will also be responsible for responding to student issues, concerns, or crisis either independently or with other MSP staff members.


Job Requirements

Responsibilities:

40% Develop and establish programming that advances diversity, equity, and inclusion. Directly advise with a high level of autonomy Abeneefoo Kuo Honor Society (ABK), Black Affairs Council (BAC), Black Educational Support Team (BEST), Black Male Leadership Society (BMLS), Black Theatrical Ensemble (BTE), NAACP, and Pamoja totaling over 300 students. Ensure student organization understanding and compliance with all University policies, financial procedures, and departmental operating policies. Coordinate the Rite of Sankofa ceremony, Native Heritage Month, and Black History Month. Work with student organization leaders to enhance existing peer mentoring programs and create additional initiatives to meet the needs of first year students with minoritized identities at the University.

20% Oversee and reconcile the Rite of Sankofa budget and provide oversight for graduate assistants in administering budgets of the respective student organizations, understanding and communicating University policy to student leaders, training students on procedures related to accessing funds or revenue generation, assisting in the budget development process, helping students prepare for allocations hearings, and approving spending.

15% Recruit, select, train, supervise, and evaluate two graduate assistants along with potential graduate interns and practicum students. Lead staff retreats and training related to professional development for MSP employees and student assistants. In the absence of the Director, supervise the operations of MSP in coordination with the Assistant Director for Education and Outreach.

10% Provide quality marketing for programs and services offered through MSP by managing the social media presence and website for the office and working with the Director of Student Affairs Communications & Marketing Initiatives.

5% Perform needs assessments, evaluates and analyzes MSP’s effectiveness, develops recommendations and initiates appropriate action to ensure implementation. Assist in development of MSP strategic plan and annual reports.

5% Serve on committees, task forces, and work groups seeking to shape and implement the Division’s plans with regard to diversity and inclusion. Represent MSP and the Division of Student Affairs at various programs geared toward recruitment of multicultural students. Forge and maintain new partnerships on campus and in the community with particular emphasis on intersections of identity as well as Latinx, Asian, Multiracial, and Native interests. Collaborate with departments within Student Affairs, Instruction, Office of Institutional Diversity, UGA Alumni Association, Public Service & Outreach, and other offices to support institutional diversity and inclusion efforts. Serve on various local, state, regional, and national committees.

5% Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

· Requires at least a baccalaureate degree in the field.

· Willingness to work nights and weekends as required.

Preferred Qualifications:

· Master's degree AND two (2) years of relevant experience OR Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field AND four (4) years of relevant experience OR Eight (8) years of experience in a relevant field

· Minimum of 3-5 years of experience in supervision, assessment, budget management, student advising, and program development.

· Background in social justice education, multiculturalism, ally development, and service-oriented initiatives.

· Strong organizational and budget-management skills needed. Excellent written and oral communication skills.

· Ability to navigate and manage a large, complex public university.

· Demonstrated ability to work effectively within a team and with individuals and groups with a variety of identities, cultures, and backgrounds.

· Understanding of and engagement with issues that affect underrepresented student populations and their academic and personal success.

· Strong interpersonal, management and creative problem-solving skills.

Application Information

All applicants must apply online at https://www.ugajobsearch.com/postings/110978. The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status.

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