Director of the Asian American Resource and Cultural Center

Location
Chicago, Cook County
Posted
Feb 14, 2014
Employment Type
Full Time
This position is a 100% administrative position in the University of Illinois at Chicago reporting to the Vice Provost for Diversity. The director is responsible for the administrative support and management of the Asian American Resource and Cultural Center (est. 2005). The director oversees the operations of the Center, which includes the development and administration of social, cultural, and educational programs and activities that provide faculty, staff, and students knowledge of issues relating to Asian Americans and Asian American Studies. The Director promotes an environment that facilitates Asian American students’ advancement, growth and development through advocacy, policy development, and institutional intervention. AARCC efforts support diversity on campus, enhance the UIC experience, and provide opportunities for integrated learning and development. In line with the Great Cities Commitment, AARCC cultivates connections between UIC and Chicago's Asian American communities and organizations. Learn more at www.aarcc.uic.edu. Duties: • Guide and develop long-term strategic development of the Center and campus, and the growth of Asian American Studies. • Develop and assess marketing strategies to expand program popularity amongst constituency groups. • Engage with Asian American communities off campus through networking and collaboration on programs; and cultivate alumni engagement. • Assist in guiding admission policies and programs to support diversity representation on campus and consult on policies, practices and appropriate training to ensure services to the Asian American population on campus. • Serve as a resource regarding discriminatory incidents that might occur on campus. • Review budget and formulate budget strategies for the Center. Perform budget exercises and generate reports for the Vice Provost. Monitor annual expenditures. • Explore opportunities for fundraising through private donors, grants, and alumni. • Conduct workshops and seminars for students, staff, and faculty to overcome stereotypes, and to educate and raise awareness of issues relevant to Asian Americans. • Collaborate with relevant campus units to develop educational curricular and co-curricular opportunities. • Support students through informal advising, counseling, training, and appropriate referrals. • Hire, plan, assign, and review work activities of professional and student staff. • Perform other related duties and participate in special projects as assigned. Qualifications: A Master’s degree in a relevant field is required; Ph.D. preferred. Knowledge of Asian American Studies and Asian American higher education, student, and community issues. Familiarity with program quality assessment. Seven years higher education experience in educational and cultural program development and coordination, advising and mentoring Asian American students, and at least five years experience in a high-level administrative role overseeing office operations. Intermediate skills using Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, Outlook Strategic planning and staff management experience preferred. Ability to be a visionary leader for AARCC's next phase and effective supervisor of diverse staff. Strong project management skills. Strong verbal and written communication skills. Salary Range: $60,000-$80,000 commensurate with qualifications and experience. Starting Date: Anticipated starting date is July 16, 2014. Application Information: Applications must be received through the UIC Human Resources online system. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled; however, for fullest consideration, submit application by March 7, 2014. Applications will consist of a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and a list of three professional references. References will not be contacted until the first screening process is concluded. The University of Illinois at Chicago has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity. In that spirit, it is particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people, including women/women-identified, members of ethnic minorities, sexual minorities, and persons with disabilities. UIC is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.