The Intercultural Specialist of the Bolinga Black Cultural Resources Center provides vision, leadership, and direction of the day-to-day operations of the Bolinga Black Cultural Resource Center. The Intercultural Specialist ensures that the University is inclusive in carrying out its mission by providing programs and activities that promote an understanding of African and African-American cultures and that facilitate the academic success and personal development of students as well as the effectiveness of faculty and staff. The Intercultural Specialist also provides management of fiscal resources associated with the support of the center and facilitates direct service and programs as they relate to academic success of African and African American Students.
-Minimum of Master's degree in higher education, cultural studies, counseling, psychology or related field. -At least 5 years of related experience. -Previous experience supervising students and/or others. -Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. -Experience creating and providing programming for university students, faculty, and staff regarding people of color and other diversity and inclusion issues. -Experience with program evaluation and managing budgets in a higher education setting. -Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively. -Understanding of strategies that facilitate college student success. -A commitment to the ideals of inclusive excellence and social justice.
Essential Functions and percent of time::
40% Run day to-day operations of the center including supervising student employees. Work closely with various campus offices, divisions and constituencies to provide programming and support to help increase the academic success of African and African-American students in order to help eliminate the achievement gap among various groups of students. Support may include programs through the Bolinga Center directly related to retention of African and African American students and collaborating with academic units and the university success center for academic advising, tutoring, career counseling etc. 30% Develop and implement a variety of community engagement activities which provide outcomes that are mutually beneficial to citizens in the region and the University that help support increased enrollment of African-American students and to solve shared community challenges/problems. Activities should include but are not limited to, events in honor of the work of Martin Luther King, Jr., Black History Month, Tunnel of Oppression, Kwanzaa and Kente Stole Ceremonies. 10% Work closely with other cultural centers and related academic departments to provide cultural programming that works to decrease discrimination, harassment and bias related incidents on campus, ultimately working to increase the cultural competence of members of the campus community. 10% Coordinate the Pathways Success Program for first year students, first generation students, students of color, student parents, low income students, and students facing other risk factors. 5% Facilitate the selection of Bolinga Scholarship recipients annually according to the specific criteria of each scholarship agreement. Monitor scholarship accounts to determine accurate distribution of funds. 5% Responsible for all Bolinga electronic updates to include the Bolinga website and social media such as Facebook, Twitter, Sprout, etc. to update the community on an ongoing basis. Maintains connections with NAACP Dayton chapter and advise NAACPWSU student organization.
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