Assistant Director for The African American Cultural Center
PG190810EPInternal Recruitment :
Assistant Director for The African American Cultural CenterAnticipated Hiring Range:
$46,000 - $50,000Work Schedule:
Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (nature of position requires work and participation with activities and events outside of the normal work schedule)Job Location:
Raleigh, NCDepartment :
African American Cultural CenterAbout the Department:
Primary Function of Organizational Unit:
The Office for Institutional Equity and Diversity (OIED) is committed to fostering an inclusive, accessible, and diverse intellectual and cultural campus experience at North Carolina State University (NC State). The OIED facilitates and supports efforts to ensure equity and equal opportunity, offers diversity education and training, and promotes inclusive excellence among students, faculty, and staff. There are four OIED units: Campus Community Centers; Inclusive Excellence and Strategic Practice; Equal Opportunity and Equity; and Bias Impact Response. These units collaborate to ensure accountability to compliance, policy, and community care standards. They also monitor and respond to campus climate needs, facilitate equity and inclusion assessment, education, and training, and support underrepresented and marginalized identity groups within the NC State community.
The Campus Community Centers are a unit within the Office for Institutional Equity and Diversity. The Campus Community Centers are comprised of African American Cultural Center, GLBT Center, Multicultural Student Affairs, and the Women’s Center. Our community efforts play a role in increasing the participation, retention, and success of students, faculty, and staff from historically underrepresented groups. They ensure that NC State is an equitable and inclusive environment, one that is free from prohibited discrimination and harassment. Together, creating a community that provides a unified, campus-wide approach ensures that students, faculty, and staff learn and work within a campus defined by the best practices in equity, diversity, and inclusion.
The African American Cultural Center:
The African American Cultural Center (AACC) promotes awareness of and appreciation for Black, African American, and African descent experiences through activities and events that enhance academic excellence and strengthen cultural competence for the campus and surrounding communities. Founded in 1970 and located in the Augustus M. Witherspoon Student Center in 1991, the AACC serves the NC State campus community as a central hub for Black student, faculty, and staff support, development, and community engagement. The AACC offers intersectional cultural engagement and educational experiences that draw upon faculty and student-led research, campus climate data, and higher education best practices to examine, highlight, and celebrate histories, narratives, and cultures of people of the diaspora, both within NC State and beyond. The African American Cultural Center is a 10,000 square foot facility within the Witherspoon Student Center. It includes a 1200 sq. ft. art gallery, a 1200 sq. ft. library, a 200-seat multi-purpose room, and an administrative suite that houses two meeting/lecture rooms and seven student organization offices.
The African American Cultural Center stays actively engaged in the academic life of NC State with programs, resources, and services that facilitate the cultural, intellectual, and social growth of the university community. The AACC Assistant Director reports to the Director of the African American Cultural Center who reports to the Senior Director of the Campus Community Centers. The Senior Director reports to the Vice Provost for the Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity and Chief Diversity Officer, a member of the Chancellor’s Cabinet.Essential Job Duties:
- Assistant Directors serve a crucial function in ongoing student development, advocacy, and support. Additionally, the Assistant Director leads the development and delivery of signature programs, relevant subject matter training and workshops, campus collaborations and has a focus on strategic initiatives. A successful candidate demonstrates an ability to apply an intersectional, social equity framework to support the center’s strategic goals.
Position Description/General Scope of Duties
- Programming + Strategic Campus Support
Lead the development, planning, and implementation of the signature programs, campus support, and educational initiatives; including significant responsibilities for program delivery and/or instruction; maintain current knowledge of relevant research, community climate data, and trends, and student needs assessment, manage program-specific campus and community partnerships; apply project/program management best practices to ensure timely and effective implementation; curate accessible, intersectional, social equity-focused content; evaluate programs using methods that align with Center goals and OIED assessment strategies and models; create budgets and ensure alignment with appropriate financial controls, processes, and procedures;
- Support strategic planning and goal implementation; participate in annual goal and objective setting; collect and provide regular evaluation results from programs; participate in annual report preparation.
- Student Supervision
Supervise graduate students and student staff; advertise for, hire, and train student employees; develop and assign meaningful and appropriate academic and professional growth opportunities; provide feedback and performance evaluation; assign and monitor student hours based on available student staff budget; train student staff on relevant reporting requirements, resource availability, and procedures; collaborate with other Campus Community Centers to design and develop student employee training and onboarding;
- Community Building
Collaborate with campus partners (faculty, Counseling Center, Prevention Services, college diversity directors, etc.) to curate programs and support spaces; establish measures to identify support needs and ensure that resources provide intersectional, culturally responsive care; engage appropriate reporting in alignment with University processes and procedures;
- Collaborate with the OIED Inclusive Excellence and Strategic Practice (IESP) team (and other OIED teams as appropriate) to create, deliver, and evaluate equity, inclusion, and advocacy focused educational training, workshops, and presentations that align with the work of the center, OIED, and University strategic goals, objectives and campus climate needs; review and respond to training/engagement requests;
- Strategic Communication + Outreach
Oversee media management and general marketing for initiatives and programs; collaborate closely with the OIED communications team; social media engagement planning and management; work with student marketing interns; contribute to Diversity Digest and other campus publications and outreach efforts.
- Additional duties as assigned.
- Master’s degree in Africana/African American Studies, Africana/African American History, Sociology/Anthropology, Public Policy, Counselor Education, Higher Education, or a related area of study;
- At least two years of relevant experience within higher education or related setting;
- Content-area knowledge and understanding of intersectionality within Black communities and spaces, including an understanding of social justice scholarship and best practices in diversity, equity, and inclusion work.
- Application of relevant theories and frameworks which center Black and African diasporic literature, culture, history, and futurity in program planning and implementation;
- Demonstrated work history of commitment to student development and knowledge of best practices for advising student leaders and student organizations;
- Demonstrated success in program development, delivery and assessment, preferably in higher education settings;
- Experience with strategic program planning and budget management;
- Experience with research and curriculum development;
- Demonstrated ability to support identity-based concerns;
- Supervision, advising, and volunteer management experience of student staff;
- Demonstrated successful experience, in individually and collaboratively, developing, delivering, facilitating, and assessing/evaluating training, workshops, or presentations.
- Experience with programming within an African American/ Black Cultural Center or identity-based organization focused on social justice, equity, and inclusion is strongly preferred;
- An advanced application of intersectional and critical social justice frameworks; feminist, womanist, queer theories and concepts; and multicultural perspectives in student-centered program planning and implementation;
- Awareness of how a broad range of issues impact individuals within systems of oppression based on multiple identities and positionalities, including gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, disability, worldview and other significant aspects of identity.
N/AValid NC Driver's License required:
NoCommercial Driver's License required:
NoJob Open Date:
02/18/2021Anticipated Close Date:
Open Until Filled.Position Number:
EHRA Non-FacultyFull Time Equivalent (FTE) (1.0 = 40 hours/week):
12 Month RecurringMandatory Designation - Adverse Weather:
Non Mandatory - Adverse WeatherMandatory Designation - Emergency Events:
Non Mandatory - Emergency EventIs this position partially or fully funded on ARRA stimulus monies?:
383504 - African American Cultural CenterAA/EOE:
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