The Division of Student Affairs is seeking a Director to provide summative leadership to the African American Cultural Resource Center (AACRC) working in concert with other departments and units across campus to encourage the ever-increasing diversity of the student body, advocate on students' behalf, and encourage the university community to become more enlightened about the Black experience.
Provide direction and maintain all operations of the AACRC. Assist with the planning and implementation of administrative and programmatic efforts. Design, coordinate, implement and identify current or future program needs. Develop budget requests and approve expenses.
Develop collaborative working partnerships, specifically with experts in the areas of intercultural, identity, and diversity knowledge, practice, and policy. Through these partnerships, establish and design innovative educational initiatives to impact students and the larger University community. Collaborate with other Student Affairs and campus units in the development of services and programs related to African American/Black students and integrating the Center's educational and cultural activities with those provided by other campus units. Proactively coordinate with campus units, as well as organizations within the broader Cincinnati Tri-State community to further inform, and implement, culturally significant initiatives.
Assist with the recruiting, supervising, and evaluating of student leaders involved in AACRC leadership teams. Advise and support other African American/Black student organizations in creating leadership development workshops and recommending other strategic initiatives. Provide information, advocacy, referral, and other direct services to students, faculty, staff, and community members.
Work collaboratively with other campus units in efforts dedicated towards increasing diversity of the student body and advocating on students' behalf. Serve as a resource person for students, faculty, staff, and community members interested in African American/Black issues and the services the AACRC provides. Serve as a liaison between the University of Cincinnati and the African American/Black community, as well as the broader Cincinnati Tri-State area. Develop and promote alumni relations. Represent the AACRC on campus-wide standing and ad-hoc committees. Participate in Divisional and university-wide Black student recruitment and retention initiatives.
Implement or modify assessment and evaluation strategies with a culturally significant approach to data-driven, co-curricular design. Institute an outcomes-laden method to the development and implementation of educational programs. Experience with academic research initiatives with a focus on student success. Conduct regular program evaluations and coordinate Center objectives with the Division of Student Affairs goals and university's strategic direction. Provide leadership in reviewing the mission and goals of AACRC and creating a strategic plan consistent with the Student Affairs pillars. Coordinate the production of reports for internal and external units.
May provide direct and/or indirect supervision to exempt and non-exempt staff (i.e., hiring/firing, performance evaluations, disciplinary action, approve time off, etc.).
Perform related duties based on departmental need. This job description can be changed at any time.
Bachelor's degree with seven (7) years of professional experience in student affairs, higher education administration, or community organizations
Experience supervising professional or student staff members
Experience coordinating cultural, social, educational, intersectional, and/or social justice programs
Experience working in complex, fast-paced, political environments
Experience in facility management and/or facility development
Master's degree in Student Affairs, Higher Education or related field
Experience designing and implementing programs focusing on African American/Black students
An understanding of theoretical frameworks under-girding student identity development, social location, and sense of belonging
Experience in operationalizing core social justice constructs within a higher education setting
Professional experience advising and creating leadership development opportunities for students and/or student organizations.
Experience in fundraising and working with alumni/diverse constituents
Experience in the design and implementation of assessment and evaluation methodologies
Experience in developing community and public engagement programs
Experience in marketing and communications (e.g., electronic newsletters, websites, and social media)
Cover letters should be included with application
All items listed as requirements must be submitted in order for your file to be considered complete
The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.
As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).
The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran.
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