The Associate Director of Student Leadership and Global Engagement is an integral member of the African-American Institute team whose goal is to facilitate access, retention and successful graduation of African-American students at Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts. Under the direction of the Institute director, the role of the Associate Director of Student Leadership and Global Engagement will be to create, develop and sustain strategies for an environment in which the opportunities for African-American student development and success is increased. The Associate Director of Student Leadership and Global Engagement will be responsible for overseeing, managing and supervising the Ujima Global Leaders Program, the Legacy mentoring and Leadership Program, the student development services and initiatives, to ensure the academic, personal, social, cultural, and professional success of African American students at Northeastern. The Associate Director may also be called upon to take on the responsibilities of the Director in the event of the Director's absence. This includes administrative tasks at the John D. O'Bryant African American Institute, strategic planning, program management, and also budgetary responsibilities.
The Associate Director of Student Leadership and Global Engagement will also drive student participation at the Institute along with retention based programs and initiatives by providing leadership in fulfilling the Director's vision. The Associate Director of Student Leadership and Global Engagement will create, plan, initiate, and implement programs, projects and/or events that will assist Northeastern University Ujima Global Leaders Program, African American and other students in acclimating themselves to college life by integrating developmental, academic, social and cultural aspects into their college experience. The Associate Director of Student Leadership and Global Engagement will be charged with outreaching to Ujima Global Leaders (past and present) and other students and drawing them to Institute development related activities, initiatives and events. The Associate Director of Student Leadership and Global Engagement will work with Ujima Global Leaders and other students and nurture their involvement in Institute activities. As a primary point of contact for Northeastern admissions and counseling services, the Associate Director of Student Leadership and Global Engagement will be charged with strengthening relations between the Institute, academic colleges and departments, the University Scholars Program, the University Honors Program, Admissions and University Health and Counseling Services. The Associate Director of Student Leadership and Global Engagement in conjunction with the Office of Research Administration and Finance, will also oversee the identification of grant opportunities and the writing and submission grants. As a primary point of contact for the Institute for other NU leadership programs academic departments, the Associate Director of Student Leadership and Global Engagement will also be charged with strengthening relations between the Institute, the Department of African American Studies and other pertinent academic departments. The African American Institute is the students' home away from home and a key element of outreach and support to prospective students and the African American community.
The Associate Director of Student Leadership and Global Engagement must be able to represent the Institute in a professional, enthusiastic manner with a customer service and team focus. Public speaking ability is an important attribute for this position. Some domestic travel and some schedule flexibility may be required. A master's degree required in education and student development or other higher education desired along with three or five years of higher education experience, preferably in student affairs. In the absence of the director, the Associate Director of Student Leadership and Global Engagement will represent the director. This position will also assist the director in managing the day to day operations of the John D. O'Bryant African American Institute and the planning, development, promotion of cultural, educational, social, recreational events, programs and activities. The Associate Director of Student Leadership and Global Engagement will also collaborate with students and student organizations, other cultural centers, university members, and community organizations in event and program planning.
Overall, the Associate Director of Student Leadership and Global Engagement will work very closely with the Director to administer and maintain a comprehensive infrastructure that effectively supports the growth and advancement of the John D. O'Bryant African American Institute. She/He will assist the Director in overseeing the successful implementation of aligning the mission of the JDOAAI with the strategic planning efforts of Enrollment Management & Student Affairs, and the agenda and initiatives shared by areas within Cultural, Residential and Spiritual Life.
This position involves coordinating time-off schedule with the director and some involvement in evening and weekend programs
A master's degree required, PhD, EdD, LLM degree in progress preferred along with three to five years of administrative 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 web-based and Microsoft Office applications – Word, Excel, Saleforce, Powerpoint, etc.
This job requires a criminal background check.
Requisition Number: STFR005339
Internal Number: 60414
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