The Program Manager of Student Development and Leadership Programming is an integral member of the John D. O'Bryant African American Institute team whose goal is to facilitate student development, retention and successful graduation of African American students at Northeastern University. Under the direction of the Associate Director, the role of Program Manager will be to create, develop and sustain strategies for an environment in which the opportunity for African American student development and success is increased. In particular, the Program Manager will be responsible for managing various educational co-curricular services, to ensure the academic, personal, social, cultural, and professional development and success of African-American students at Northeastern.
The Program Manager will be primarily responsible for managing and coordinating the Ujima Global Leaders Program (UGLP) and the Foundation Year Transition and Leadership Program (FYLP). The Program Manager will be responsible for coordinating the major activities connected to these programs. In this role the Program Manager will manage a case load of students, and guide students in formulating academic and personal goals. Additionally, the Program Manager will work closely with the admissions office and other key partners in the selection process of scholarship recipients. The Program Manager will be charged with outreaching to Ujima Global Leaders, Foundation Year, and other students, and drawing them to Institute development related activities, initiatives and events.
The Program Manager of Student Development and Leadership Programming will also be responsible for managing the JDOAAI's leadership programming. Working closely with the Associate Director, the position creates, plans, initiates, and implements programs, projects and/or events that will assist Northeastern University Ujima Global Leaders, Foundation Year students, African American and other students in acclimating themselves to college life by integrating developmental, academic, social and cultural aspects into their college experiences. This includes managing the JDOAAI's Legacy Mentoring and Leadership Program, consisting of the supervision of the Legacy Program Coordinator and overseeing all core activities such as the selection, matching and training of the mentors/mentees, programming, and assessments.
The Program Manager of Student Development and Leadership Programming must be able to represent the Institute in a professional, enthusiastic manner with a customer service and team focus. Skill sets in communication, program design, project management, and assessments are critical. Additionally, the ability to work collaboratively across the university to identify resources including academic departments, student affairs, and other units supporting student development (professional, leadership, and academic) is also key.
A Bachelor's degree required, master's degree preferred, or other higher education desired along with three or five years of experience in higher education, preferably in student affairs.
Experience with advising students, cross-cultural counseling and involvement with students of African descent important. Must have knowledge of, and sensitivity to, the cultural experience of students of color.
Knowledge and/or experience with program design and implementation; facilitation; curriculum development; instructional design and delivery; methods, principles or experience delivering training and/or speaking in front of audiences.
Strong ability to gather and analyze data and develop reports
Strong organizational and time management skills, and the ability to multi-task, take initiative, prioritize, and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment
Ability to work in a hectic and fast paced environment and make sound decisions
Advanced project management skills including demonstrated skills in managing multiple projects and programs.
Ability to demonstrate strong customer service skills.
Personal computer skills and strong written and oral communications skills required. Must have experience and be comfortable with Microsoft Office applications – Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Access, etc.
Requisition Number: STFR005187
Internal Number: 59169
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Founded in 1898, Northeastern University is a private research university located in the heart of Boston. Northeastern is a leader in worldwide experiential learning, urban engagement, and interdisciplinary research that meets global and societal needs. Our broad mix of experience-based education programs?our signature cooperative education program, as well as student research, service learning, and global learning?build the connections that enable students to transform their lives. The University offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate programs leading to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools.