Assistant Director, Angelina Pedroso Center for Diversity and Intercultural Affairs, NEIU

Northeastern Illinois University  |  Chicago, IL

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Posted 3 weeks ago Full-Time

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Position Title:

Assistant Director, Angelina Pedroso Center for Diversity and Intercultural Affairs, NEIU

Job Type: Multicultural/Diversity/ALANA Services
Location: Chicago, IL
Positions Available: 1
Institution Type: Public, 4-year
Institution Size: < 8,000 Students
Employer ID: 29387
Application Deadline: 01/05/2019

Benefits

Additional Compensation:
Salary for the position is competitive and commensurate with experience.
Housing for Position:
None provided
Benefits
Additional Compensation:
Salary for the position is competitive and commensurate with experience.
Housing for Position:
None provided
Qualifications
Education:
Masters Required
Major Preference:
Educational Administration, Higher Education, Student Affairs, Other
Experience:
2-4 Years

Qualifications
Education:
Masters Required
Major Preference:
Educational Administration, Higher Education, Student Affairs, Other
Experience:
2-4 Years

Position Description

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR

ANGELINA PEDROSO CENTER FOR DIVERSITY AND INTERCULTURAL AFFAIRS

The Division of Student Affairs at Northeastern Illinois University (NEIU) invites applications for the Assistant Director, Angelina Pedroso Center for Diversity and Intercultural Affairs.

About Northeastern Illinois University:

Northeastern Illinois University is a comprehensive university, serving 9,000 students, with locations throughout Chicago. NEIU is the only four-year public university in the Midwest designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution, and consistently has been ranked by US News and World Report as one of the most ethnically diverse universities in the Midwest. For more information, visit us at www.neiu.edu.

About Student Affairs:

The Division of Student Affairs at Northeastern Illinois University enhances student success through educationally purposeful programs and services in an inclusive, multicultural learning community. Under the leadership of the Vice President for Student Affairs, NEIU is undergoing transformation and growth to strengthen our ability to support student retention. In building our team, we invite applications from innovative, dynamic professionals who are committed to advancing social justice and student success.

Position Summary:

The Assistant Director (AD) of the Angelina Pedroso Center for Diversity and Intercultural Affairs (APCDIA) reports to the Director of the Angelina Pedroso Center for Diversity and Intercultural Affairs, and is primarily responsible for the management, development, and assessment of programs and activities related to Black (African, African American, and African Diasporic) student success. Additionally, the Assistant Director will collaborate on the intercultural and intersectional programming and initiatives offered by APCDIA.

The Assistant Director will work and collaborate on programs and services with other APCDIA staff to support and advocate for students’ multiple identities. The Assistant Director also collaborates with other University units to provide student-centered services that will require flexible scheduling and may include occasional weekend and evening hours.


Job Requirements

  • The successful candidate must possess a Master's degree in Student Personnel, Student Development Higher Education Administration or other relevant discipline.
  • A minimum of two years full-time experience in an urban, commuter college or university in student affairs or a related field.
  • Knowledge of trends in higher education, inclusive pedagogy and student development.
  • Experience advising Black students, individually and as members of student organizations, with an emphasis on identity development and leadership skills.
  • Demonstrated experience working with various constituencies (academic and student affairs) to promote diversity initiatives and a deep understanding of issues related to cultural capital, race, ethnicity, gender and gender identity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic class, and religious and spiritual backgrounds as well as their intersectionality.
  • Assist in the development and delivery of high-impact programs in relation to retention and graduation.
  • Provide consultation and support the needs of students and make referrals to the appropriate resources on and off campus.
  • Stay informed through higher education literature and research regarding retention and institutional policies and procedures.
  • Provide support, advocacy, intervention, and referrals to students in need of retention services and resources.
  • Collaborate with campus entities on events that promote multicultural understanding, academic success, alliance, and civic engagement.
  • Demonstrate experience recruiting, managing, supervising and evaluating student staff.
  • Knowledge of high-impact practices and literature related to intercultural education.
  • Strong familiarity with theory and best practices related to the positive identity development of Black students.
  • Experience assessing student learning outcomes.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Must work well as part of a team and independently.

Application Information

Send letter of interest, current vitae, graduate school transcripts, names and phone numbers of three professional references (including current supervisor) to: Screening Committee Chair Assistant Director, Angelina Pedroso Center for Diversity and Intercultural Affairs Northeastern Illinois University ℅: Michael J. Partipilo APCDIA, Room B-167 5500 N. St. Louis Ave; Chicago, IL 60625-4699 Or via email, preferably as a single pdf, to: cdia-search1@neiu.edu Review of applications begins December 03, 2018 and continues until the position is filled. NEIU values the inclusion of a broad spectrum of students, staff, and faculty in the life of the University. We celebrate and foster global perspectives. We encourage the open and respectful expression of ideas and differences in thoughts, experiences, and opinions. Northeastern Illinois University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and invites applications from Women, Minorities, Veterans and Persons with Disabilities, as well as Other Qualified Individuals. Northeastern Illinois University’s positions are contingent upon the University’s receipt of its State of Illinois appropriation.

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