The Senior Director-Engagement and Operations provides visionary leadership, guidance, and direction in the continuous development and assessment of Northeastern's Cultural and Spiritual Life department. The Senior Director will be an experienced manager who is student focused. They will work to foster excellent working relationships with constituents across the University community.
Under the direction of the Assistant Vice Chancellor of Engagement, the Senior Director serves as a thought partner in establishing innovative and experiential programs and services that meet the needs of our current students while planning for the needs of the future. The Senior Director will plan, manage, and implement a strategic direction for Cultural and Spiritual Life. The Sr Director will manage and develop the staff who make-up Cultural and Spiritual Life; the Asian American Center, the Center for Intercultural Engagement, the Center for Spirituality Dialogue and Service, the John D. O'Bryant African American Institute, the LatinX Student Cultural Center, the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning and Allied Resource Center (LGBTQA), and the Social Justice Resource Center. Developing standards of practice and policies, this position will assist in fostering communities of care across our global network.
The Senior Director holds a critical role in coordinating and enhancing aspects of student life which includes serving as a member of the senior administrator on-call team, crisis management and conflict navigation, policy development, and being a senior level liaison to key partners such as We Care, Residential Life, Center for Student Involvement, etc. This is a live-off position with on-call responsibilities.
Master's Degree is required, in Student Affairs, Higher Education, Psychology, Sociology, Counseling, or related fields. The qualified candidate will possess a minimum of 7-10 years of progressive supervisory experience, team management, and change leadership experience. Must have a deep awareness of issues and concerns relevant to marginalized communities; meaningful experience working with students from a diversity of backgrounds and intersections. Excellent management, cross-cultural communication, and interpersonal skills are required. The position requires strategic thinking and program implementation skills, strong oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills, and the ability to work collaboratively with faculty, staff, students, and administrators in a complex, fast-paced and diverse environment. The ideal candidate will be collegial, committed to the ethos of Northeastern University, committed to student development and capable of adapting to a global university system that is consistently evolving.
Provide leadership, direction, and supervision to the staff within Cultural and Spiritual Life Centers.
Oversee the operations of all Cultural and Spiritual Life Centers- including fiscal planning, development of departmental goals and objectives, and assessment of department activities.
Provide strategic direction for all Cultural and Spiritual Life Centers to enhance community impact and engagement.
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.