Assistant Director, Social Justice Resource Center and Intersectional Initiatives

Mar 30, 2018
Executive Administration Jobs
C-Level & Executive Directors
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Northeastern University

Assistant Director, Social Justice Resource Center and Intersectional Initiatives

Requisition Number: STFR004446

Division/College: Student Affairs

Location: Boston Main Campus

Full-time/Part-time: Full Time


The Social Justice Resource Center was founded in 2011. It has grown programmatically over the last few years. Its expansion is the result of the increased engagement of Northeastern students around matters of social issues locally, nationally and internationally. Northeastern seeks to retain a talented professional to help guide these conversations and student advocacy around contentious issues.

The Assistant Director will provide leadership to ensure that campus programming is enriched, and competencies of global citizenship, critical thinking and pluralism are cultivated throughout the student body through programming, leadership development and mentorship/coaching. This work must be done especially among students who self-identify as change agents or activists through intentional relationship building and support for them.

The Assistant Director will also be responsible for curating the SJRC space on campus from an intersectional lens that accounts for how sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, class, ability status etc. interacts with a person's experience of their racial/ethnic identity. The focus will be to identify innovative ways to bring students from different backgrounds together in order to enrich their skills, relationships and ability to communicate and collaborate across difference.

To be successful, the Assistant Director will work closely with other departments, areas, and divisions across campus. The Assistant Director will work with stakeholders across campus to develop a comprehensive infrastructure that effectively supports the growth and advancement of the Northeastern students' social consciousness. They will be instrumental in overseeing the successful implementation of creative programming, aligning 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 requires significant involvement in evening and weekend programs.


The Assistant Director must possess a Master’s degree(s) in Higher Education; Nonprofit or Business; Peace Studies, International Relations, Ethnic Studies, Intercultural Relations, or related fields. The qualified candidate will possess a minimum of 5-7 years of experience in higher education and/or related field (nonprofit/non-governmental organizations, service learning, and social service agencies).

The Assistant Director must have demonstrated success in program development and a proven track record of designing and implementing programs aimed at developing intercultural competence and community development. They should also have experience in leading and working in collaboration with key partners to achieve positive outcomes.

Additional requirements are deep awareness of issues and concerns relevant to students of diverse backgrounds. The Assistant Director must be comfortable with making presentations and leading public forums. They must be student-centered and articulate in an understanding of social identity as it pertains to college students. Experience with creating/ leading training workshops and educational experiences for college students is beneficial.

Additional Information:

To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: [email protected]

Northeastern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Educational Institution and Employer, Title IX University. Northeastern University particularly welcomes applications from minorities, women and persons with disabilities. Northeastern University is an E-Verify Employer.


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