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Assistant Director - Asian American Cultural Center (A1800153)

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Assistant Director, Asian American Cultural Center (AACC)

Office of Inclusion and Intercultural Relations (OIIR)

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The Asian American Cultural Center (AACC) promotes cross-cultural understanding of Asian American and Asian international experiences, and provides educational and cultural support for students of Asian descent in our university community. The campus has a vibrant Asian community, representing 37% of the student body, with 8300 Asian American students and 9400 international students from Asian countries. The campus has one of the largest Asian international student enrollments in the country and was named one of the top ten universities for Asian American college students.

The successful candidate will be working on a campus with an academically talented and diverse student population, including 23% international students, 17% Asian American students, 9% Latino students, 6% African American students, from a total enrollment over 47,800 students. The campus is located Champaign-Urbana (total population 125,000) in east-central Illinois, 140 miles south of Chicago. For additional information, see http://oiir.illinois.edu/aacc.

Primary Function: The Assistant Director will develop, implement and coordinate programs, services and activities for the Asian American Cultural Center that educate and promote a campus-wide understanding of Asian and Asian American cultures.


Cultural Programming: Develop programs and events that highlight Asian and Asian American cultures; develop programs and events that support Asian international and Asian American students' cultural experiences. Collaborate with other OIIR units and campus-community partners to develop programs that encompass various intersecting identities (e.g., nationality, immigration, faith, gender identity, ability status, multiracial). Obtain funding support for programs through grant writing and co-sponsorships.

Public Engagement: Develop public engagement programs with alumni and the local community, including public schools, libraries, and artists. Coordinate marketing and communications (e.g., electronic newsletter, website, social media, and campus resource fairs).

Student Support: Assist in recruiting, teaching, training, and supervising student internship programs. Coordinate and supervise volunteers. Advise affiliated student organizations and create leadership development workshops for their members. Some evenings and weekends are required.


  • Master's degree, preferably in higher education administration, college student personnel, counseling, or related field
  • Two years' experience, as a professional or as a student, with Asian and/or Asian American organizations
  • Experience coordinating cultural, social, educational, and/or social justice programs
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills

  • Experience designing and implementing programs focusing on Asian American and Asian international students' cultural experiences
  • Professional experience advising and creating leadership development opportunities for students and/or student organizations
  • Experience with public speaking and developing public engagement programs
  • Experience in marketing and communications (e.g., electronic newsletters, websites, social media, resource fairs)
  • Experience recruiting, teaching, training, and supervising student intern staff and volunteers (undergraduate and/or graduate students)
  • Experience with fund raising and grant writing
  • Experience working in a cultural center
  • Coursework in Asian studies, Asian American studies, global studies, or related disciplines
  • Fluency in an Asian language

Salary and Appointment Status: Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. This is a full-time (100%), benefits-eligible academic professional position appointed on a 12-month basis. Proposed starting date is June 18, 2018. For full consideration, candidates should complete an online application at http://jobs.illinois.edu and upload a cover letter, resume, and names and contact information for three professional references prior to the application deadline, Friday, March 30, 2018. Review of applications will start immediately; however, no hiring decision will be made before the application deadline. For additional information regarding the application process, contact:

Office of Inclusion and Intercultural Relations

Phone: 217-333-1300

Email: [email protected]

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit http://go.illinois.edu/EEO. To learn more about the University's commitment to diversity, please visit http://www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu

College Name or Administrative Unit: Office of Inclusion and Intercultural Relations (OIIR)
Category: Academic Professional
Title: Assistant Director - Asian American Cultural Center (A1800153)
Open Date: 03/07/2018
Close Date: 03/30/2018
Organization Name: Asian American Cultural Center





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Posted: 3/8/2018
Application Due: 3/31/2018
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