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The Cultural and Spiritual Life Centers of Northeastern University are dedicated to the support, celebration, and advancement of cultural identity and affinity. Programs center on Northeastern's rich communal traditions and intersectional identities, advance cultural/interfaith literacy and dialogue/community-building skills, foster intellectual/personal/spiritual/vocational growth, build bridges with local, national, and global cultural, religious/spiritual/humanist, and social justice communities, promote wellness and wholeness through practices of self-care, advance civic engagement, social action, and global citizenship as learners work to build a more just, peaceful, and sustainable world.
The Associate Director of the Asian American Center at Northeastern is one member of a dynamic team of professionals at Northeastern focused on developing an intentional and student-centered space for the exploration of identity on campus. The Associate Director at the Asian American Center will play an integral role in programs at the Asian American Center focusing on the themes of community engagement within the context of Asian American graduate student life on campus. This individual will work directly with Asian American Heritage Week, programs associated with graduate student organizations on campus, and the Asian American Center's community engagement and service opportunities. The Associate Director will oversee the management of the Asian American Center's 109 Hemenway Building.
The Associate Director will work very closely with the Director to develop a comprehensive infrastructure that effectively supports the growth and advancement of the Asian American Center. This individual will assist the Director in overseeing the successful implementation of departmental operations, aligning the mission of the Asian American Center 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 significant involvement in evening and weekend programs and events.
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 Asian descent important. Must have knowledge of, and sensitivity to, the cultural experience of students of color.
Deep awareness of issues and concerns relevant to the Asian American community and Asian American youth in particular, meaningful experience working with Asian American students, and developing educational programs for heterogeneous populations about Asian American issues. Working knowledge of Asian American Studies highly desirable. Must be student-centered and articulate in an understanding of social identity as it pertains to populations of Asian American college students.
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, Salesforce, Powerpoint, etc. Basic proficiency with Adobe Photoshop and InDesign is highly desirable. Experience with electronic means of communication and social media platforms is highly desirable.
This individual must be forward-thinking, creative and able to provide structure and strong leadership in the development of new programs.
Create, plan, develop, implement, and promote AAC events and programming designed to improve the AAC's role in developing student leadership and global engagement opportunities.
Create, plan, develop, implement, and promote AAC events and programming designed to improve the AAC's engagement with academic departments, students and faculty for AAPI and Asian origin student success.
Administer evaluation and assessment
Foster collaborative efforts with other NU cultural centers and other various areas throughout campus including some committee work.
Provide mentorship for graduate student leaders, researchers, work-study students, and graduate assistants; help generate and form procedures and introduce new policies as needed.
Northeastern University considers factors such as candidate work experience, education and skills when extending an offer.
Northeastern has a comprehensive benefits package for benefit eligible employees. This includes medical, vision, dental, paid time off, tuition assistance, wellness & life, retirement- as well as commuting & transportation. Visit https://hr.northeastern.edu/benefits/ for more information.
Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff. Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion.
All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.
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.