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Assistant Director of the Center for Cultural Liberation/Black and African American Student Support

Employer
Dominican University
Location
River Forest, Illinois

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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JOB TITLE: Assistant Director of the Center for Cultural Liberation/Black and African American Student Support Coordinator

FLSA STATUS:  Salaried, exempt

DEPARTMENT: Student Success & Engagement

REPORTS TO: Director of The Multicultural Center

JOB STATUS: Full-time (at least 37.5 hours/week)

 

PRIMARY PURPOSE//POSITION SUMMARY:

The Assistant Director (AD) of the Center for Cultural Liberation (CCL) is an integral, student-facing representative of the Student Success and Engagement Division. The AD has a range of responsibilities that focus on supporting and enhancing the academic and personal success of minoritized students. The AD’s primary duties will focus on serving as the coordinator of the Village mentoring program and the scholar advisor for the Pillars Scholarship Program, both support and retention programs for Black and African American students. In addition, the AD will serve as the co-curricular advisor to cultural affinity clubs and work to assess the campus cultural climate.

 

EXPECTATIONS FOR ALL DOMINICAN EMPLOYEES:

To support the University's mission of preparing students to pursue truth, to give compassionate service, and to participate in the creation of a more just and humane world.

 

JOB COMPONENTS/PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Multi-Cultural Student Success
  • Develop and implement strategies for improving retention, academic success, and graduation rates for minoritized students on campus.
  • Coordinate signature student success programs for Black and African American students.
  • Create spaces and opportunities for marginalized students to build community.
  • Provide holistic advising services to a diverse undergraduate student population.
  • Conduct intervention strategies for students experiencing academic difficulties in collaboration with faculty and campus partners.
  • Support and advise identity-based student clubs.

 

  1. Advocacy
  • Ensure the minoritized student voice is heard in campus-wide student activity programming.
  • Serve as an advocate for minoritized students on matters such as academic, financial, and residence life issues.
  • Serve on appropriate university committees in ways that enhance the work of the Student Success & Engagement division.

 

  1. Programming
  • Marketing of university supports, coordination of department social media presence, and support for the division communication plan.
  • Foster identity development through community building programs and culturally relevant workshops. 
  • Assist in the planning and implementing of CCL cultural programming with professional and student staff

 

  1. Teaching & Development 
  • Teach an interdisciplinary course that prepares Black and African American students for navigating college.
  • Provide ongoing professional development opportunities for faculty and staff to learn about best practices in working with marginalized students.

 

  1. Perform other duties as requested, delegated or assigned.

 

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

All qualifications are required unless otherwise indicated.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Commitment to equity and inclusion work
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Strong time management skills
  • Ability to work independently and as a team member
  • Ability to build working relationships with students, faculty and staff
  • Proficiency in MS Office programs and student database systems
  • Ability to work some nights and weekends

 

Education and Experience:

  • Master’s degree preferred in Higher Education or related field
  • Experience in higher education multicultural affairs and academic advising

 

A background screening is required.

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