The Associate Director for Black Student Engagement at the Angelina Pedroso Center for Diversity and Intercultural Affairs (APCDIA) reports to the Angelina Pedroso Center for Diversity and Intercultural Affairs Director. The Associate Director will support the Director in fostering campus-wide awareness, knowledge, and skills around inclusion and equity, and will create a supportive and inclusive campus environment. The Associate Director will also work with the Director in achieving the APCDIA’s mission to engage multiple identities of all students, support leaders to be change agents for social justice, build alliances with students, create a community that honors and values diversity, and raise awareness on socially and culturally diverse student backgrounds.
The Associate Director of Black Student Engagement is primarily responsible for managing, developing, and assessing programs and activities related to Black (African, African America, and African Diaspora) student engagement and success. Additionally, the Associate Director will collaborate on the intercultural and intersectional programming and initiatives offered by APCDIA staff and campus partners.
The Associate Director of APCDIA will collaborate on programs and services with other APCDIA staff to support and advocate for students’ multiple identities. The Associate Director also collaborates with other university units to provide student-centered services that require flexible scheduling and may include occasional weekend and evening hours.
Master’s degree in Student Personnel, Student Development, Higher Education Administration, or other relevant discipline.
A minimum of three years full-time experience in an urban, commuter college or university setting in student affairs or a related field.
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 to promote diversity initiatives and a deep understanding of issues related to cultural capital, race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic class, and religious and spiritual backgrounds as well as their intersectionality.
Demonstrated experience recruiting, managing, supervising, and evaluating student staff.
Experience with various phases of program planning and assessment.
Strong experience and understanding of current trends in DEI, social justice education, training, and program assessment and evaluation.
Experience working closely with faculty and staff to incorporate curricular and co-curricular elements in program and service development.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Knowledge of trends and emerging best practices in higher education, inclusive pedagogy, and student development.
Strong familiarity with theory and best practices related to the positive identity development of historically marginalized identities.
Familiarity with equity, diversity, and inclusion programming
Knowledge of high-impact practices and literature related to intercultural education.
Capacity to articulate and implement student development theory in a culturally diverse campus environment.
Strong familiarity with theory and best practices prescribed to the positive identity development of Black students.
Staff management and experience preferred.
Experience assessing student-learning outcomes.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills, as well as general interpersonal skills.
Must work well as part of a team and independently.
Strong presentation/facilitation skills.
Commitment to continued personal and professional development.
Proficiency with Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint.
Willingness to work evenings and weekends as required to appropriately serve a majority commuter student population.
Applicants are expected to respond based upon the entire job description. You must submit the following documents to firstname.lastname@example.org, and complete the online forms located at the links below:
• A letter of interest addressing your qualifications for this position
• Current Curriculum Vitae
• Three (3) professional references.
Employment Application: https://www.neiu.edu/sites/neiu.edu/files/documents/2019/10/07/NEIU_application_2019.pdf
Statement of Annuitant Status: https://www.neiu.edu/sites/neiu.edu/files/migrated-about-body/documents/mmaso/Annuity%20Status%20Form_0.pdf
Affirmative Action Form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe7gGpJdT9CfCTAUgQxhs3Ul0VB7I4LL8NorEJKKH8oXKbi2w/viewform
Official transcripts for all earned degrees will be required of candidates selected for final interviews.