Assistant Director, Cultural Center

New Haven, Connecticut
Commensurate with experience.
Feb 01, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Yale University offers exciting opportunities for achievement and growth in New Haven, Connecticut. Conveniently located between Boston and New York, New Haven is the creative capital of Connecticut with cultural resources that include three major museums, a critically-acclaimed repertory theater, state-of-the-art concert hall, and world-renowned schools of Architecture, Art, Drama, and Music.

General Purpose:  La Casa Cultural Center at Yale University seeks a student-centered, highly motivated and equity-minded professional to assist in the implementation of programs and services that support underrepresented student success and facilitate intercultural engagement throughout the campus community. The Assistant Director will help develop and execute the center’s strategic planning, design and implement program evaluation and reporting, and will provide general management and supervision at the center to ensure the center’s smooth daily operations. The Assistant Director will also collaborate with campus and community partners to support the missions of the center, the Yale College Deans Office, and Yale University.

This position requires energy, strong organizational and leadership skills, experience in creating and implementing culturally-affirming programming and intercultural education for the university community. The position also requires effective communication skills to form critical collaborations across divisions and with faculty, staff and community partners to manage and advocate for students’ needs and concerns.

Required Education and Experience:  A Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field plus three years of related experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.


  • Demonstrated ability in supervising graduate assistants and/or undergraduate students, and coordinating strong campus programs.
  • Demonstrated success in program planning and implementation, student supervision and advising, and assessment and evaluation.
  • Excellent analytical, oral, and written communication skills.
  • Proven ability to work independently as well as a committee member and a member of teams. Strong interpersonal and group facilitation skills.
  • Strong planning and organization skills.
  • Preferred Education, Experience and Skills: Master’s degree and 4 years' professional experience in student affairs, particularly in diversity, multicultural affairs, or global initiatives. Knowledge of critical race, queer, and intersectional theories. Experience in providing programming and training around social justice education. Experience working with students in highly selective academic environments.

Application: For more information and immediate consideration, please apply online at Please be sure to reference this website when applying for this position.

We invite you to discover the excitement, diversity, rewards and excellence of a career at Yale University. One of the country's great workplaces, Yale University offers exciting opportunities for meaningful accomplishment and true growth. Our benefits package is among the best anywhere, with a wide variety of insurance choices, liberal paid time off, fantastic family and educational benefits, a variety of retirement benefits, extensive recreational facilities, and much more.

Yale University considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of an individual’s sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, or national or ethnic origin; nor does Yale discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression.