Department: Campus Inclusion & Community Salary/Grade: EXS/6
Northwestern University is looking for a talented, innovative, culturally competent, student-centered administrator to serve as the Assistant Director of Social Justice Education. As a part of Campus Inclusion and Community, the Assistant Director of Social Justice Education will join a team of professionals from Multicultural Student Affairs and Student Enrichment Services that is committed to creating a more inclusive learning environment for all our students through work focused on advocacy and education in the areas of equity and access, leadership development and intersectionality.
Under the supervision of the Director of Social Justice Education, the Assistant Director of Social Justice Education will be responsible for advising and managing the Sustained Dialogue program (SD). The Assistant Director of Social Justice Education will advise the SD student leadership team, create and facilitate all trainings for the SD Moderators, and integrate student learning and assessment into their work. The Assistant Director will supervise a graduate and have the opportunity to develop new inclusion and social justice related programming. The Assistant Director will lead various trainings for student leaders and organizations upon request. The Assistant Director will serve in a consulting role to 2-3 campus partners, such as Athletics, New Student and Family Programs, Fraternity and Sorority Life, and Residence Life. Specific liaisonships will be determined once position is filled.
Strong candidates will be team-oriented student affairs professionals that are well versed in social justice and intergroup dialogue frameworks, student development and leadership theory and have demonstrated success in developing student leaders and establishing new programs. Candidate must be a skilled facilitator and presenter.
Advises Sustained Dialogue Leadership Team; facilitates moderator training; corresponds with Sustained Dialogue Campus Network staff; plans development and engagement programming for moderators; coordinates signature quarterly events, such as Dialogue at Deering; oversees the Sustained Dialogue group assignments; secures space for sessions; manages participant attendance logs; develops and coordinates assessment;
Organizes and facilitates cultural competency and social justice education and training sessions for students
Serve as a consultant to various divisional and university departments partner
Supervises a graduate student
Performs other duties as assigned
Master’s degree in Higher Education administration or related field required;
Two to three years relevant experience;
Experience advising student organizations and organizing and facilitating presentations and trainings for students facilitation;
Comprehensive knowledge of current theory and practice in student affairs as it pertains to inclusion, building community, and social justice;
Knowledge and skill to apply contemporary best practices in student affairs, student learning outside of the classroom, and inclusivity advocacy;
Knowledge and successful implementation of assessment;
Proven comprehensive skills to work collegially and collaboratively across campus with academic and administrative areas to achieve goals;
Comprehensive skills to advocate for inclusivity of diverse student populations;
Candidates with evident knowledge of current national trends in campus life, inclusion and social media will be strongly considered;
Familiarity with fund-raising a plus.
Minimum Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities.)
Customer and Personal Service — Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
Sociology and Anthropology — Knowledge of group behavior and dynamics, societal trends and influences, human migrations, ethnicity, cultures and their history and origins.
Critical Thinking — Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Judgment and Decision Making — Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
Problem Sensitivity — The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
Complex Problem Solving — Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
Fluency of Ideas — The ability to come up with a number of ideas about a topic (the number of ideas
Technology - Possess working knowledge of the use of technology to streamline processes and social media to enhance communication with students, undergraduate and graduate students.
Public Safety and Security — Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions
Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.
Internal Number: 37283
About Northwestern University
Northwestern University is a major private research university with 12 academic divisions located on three campuses in Evanston, Chicago, and Education City in Doha, Qatar. We have approximately 2,500 full-time faculty members, 17,000 graduate and undergraduate students, and over 5,700 full and part-time staff. Northwestern University combines innovative teaching and pioneering research in a highly collaborative environment. It provides students and faculty exceptional opportunities for intellectual, personal and professional growth.