The Center for Intercultural Engagement (CIE) and Social Justice Resource Center (SJRC) at Northeastern University are justice-oriented and welcoming spaces on campus that work to build socially conscious communities across difference. We host engaging programs and dialogues, affinity groups, and promote opportunities for intersectional identity development through a lens of social justice. The centers maintain space where students, faculty and staff can come together and engage across difference through a variety of programs and services such as dialogues, skill-building workshops, and identity-based events, among others. The Center is seeking an Assistant Director for Programming and Operations (AD) who will assist with the development and management of the department. Under the supervision of the Director, the Assistant Director will support the myriad of programs and services within the department, with direct responsibility over key elements included but not limited to: developing identity-based programming based on student need and demand; maintaining established partnerships in concert with the Director; facilitating workshops; identifying assessment opportunities and sustaining a culture of evidence-based change; managing the administrative components of the department including supervision of student staff; and curating the CIE's social media and web presence. The AD will contribute to the continued evolution of the CIE - established in 2016 - and will align their work with President Aoun's call to action including student support, cultural competency and anti-racism training, university-wide accountability, and community engagement. The work of the AD does not conform to a fixed schedule and the successful candidate will be required to support programs and services that take place during evenings and weekends. In our fast-paced global university system, it is imperative that the AD remain nimble-minded as priorities shift. Priority deadline will be May 20th and the application process will remain open until filled.
The Assistant Director will take on the following responsibilities:
Student development and advocacy
Oversees operations of CIE and SJRC
Global Leadership Program
Participate in the steering committee for the Cultural Life Education team - a team of facilitators across the network offering DEI trainings
Oversee CIE and SJRC Assessment processes
Marketing and website design lead
Facilitate DEI workshops and trainings for NU learners
Contribute to committees on campus including the NU Place committee and Persistence Advising Network
Oversee external communications including newsletter and social media
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 with at least two (2) years of experience supporting diverse or marginalized populations. Knowledge of and an ability to educate or program around social justice topics, student activism, and diversity/inclusion is a must, as is a passion for working with learners at all ages and degree stages.
Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff. Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion.
All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.
Founded in 1898, Northeastern University is a private research university located in the heart of Boston. Northeastern is a leader in worldwide experiential learning, urban engagement, and interdisciplinary research that meets global and societal needs. Our broad mix of experience-based education programs?our signature cooperative education program, as well as student research, service learning, and global learning?build the connections that enable students to transform their lives. The University offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate programs leading to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools.