Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is seeking a Senior Program Administrator the Asian American Cultural Center (AACC). Reporting to the Director of the Asian American Cultural Center, the Senior Program Administrator develops a comprehensive array of short and long-term projects, programs, and initiatives to increase awareness of Asian Pacific Islander Desi American issues to the Rutgers University community. The Senior Program Administrator serves as deputy to the director, implementing the center's programs, peer mentoring program, advising of students/student organizations, and broad center operations.
Among the key duties of this position are the following:
Assists Director in managing general operations of the center through the supervision of student staff, management of facility usage and needs, budget management, and preparation of reports.
Manages, develops, and implements center's programs and initiatives, working with center's program coordinator and student staff to accomplish programmatic goals.
Manages and executes the center's peer mentoring program, including selection and training of student coordinators, mentors and mentees, and all functions associated with the peer mentoring program.
Advises and supports student organizations with other center staff.
Manages, advises, and supports center staff including student interns, peer mentors, work-study students, graduate students, and volunteers.
Works with the Director to assess the needs of our student constituency to leverage current resources and develops new initiatives as needed.
Serves as a liaison between the Asian American Cultural Center and other university departments, community members, and student organizations.
Works closely with the staff of the Cultural Center Collaborative for joint programs and initiatives.
Serves on divisional and campus committees as designated by the Director of the AACC, serving as representative for both the AACC and the Cultural Center Collaborative.
Minimum Education and Experience:
Bachelor's degree in Higher Education Administration or a related field.
A minimum of two (2) years of experience in a cultural center setting, multicultural student affairs or other comparable collegiate or community-based setting serving the Asian Pacific Islander Desi American community or at least two (2) years experience working directly with diverse student populations in a college setting, particularly in an advisor role.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Knowledge and understanding of the realities of contemporary Asian Pacific Islander Desi American disasporic student experiences.
Experience in developing, implementing and assessing programs, particularly to advance the issues facing historically underrepresented student populations.
Experience in facilitating trainings, workshops, and/or student retreats;
Ability to create and/or oversee media and marketing (social media, websites, listservs)
Ability to make referrals to appropriate campus and community resources.
Ability to collaborate with academic and student affairs campus partners on a variety of issues, including programmatic and campus initiatives.
Ability to work swiftly with campus partners to diffuse challenging situations.
Ability to foster a collegial and collaborative work environment relationship building, integrating values of diversity, inclusion, equity, and intersectionality into the core of all work.
Administrative experience with budget management and other business functions.
Strong communication skills, both written and interpersonal.
Ability to communicate effectively with diverse populations.
Ability to work within a team-oriented work environment.
Strong organizational skills, logistics management, and time management.
Strong ability to work independently.
Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Publisher, and Power Point), Outlook e-mail, and other relevant computer programs.
Master's degree in Higher Education, Social Work, Education, Counseling or other related field.
A minimum of three (3) years' experience working directly with Asian Pacific Islander Desi American identified individuals, preferably in a cultural center or multicultural student affairs setting on a college campus.
Direct experience working with at least two of the following groups: Asian Pacific Islander Desi American, Latinx, Black/African-American, LGBTQ+, and/or Native/Indigenous populations.
Possess a level of cultural competency that reflects, at minimum, an understanding of the cultural needs/issues faced by our student constituency.
Possess the ability to demonstrate student-centered approaches to their responsibilities.
Knowledge and proficiency in use of social media tools.
Knowledge in graphic art programs such as Illustrator or Photoshop as well as web development a plus.
Due to the diversity of our student constituency and the types of interactions with bi/multilingual students including their family members, fluency in an Asian language including, but not limited to Arabic, Bengali, Cantonese, Hindi, Gujarati, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Tagolog, or Vietnamese is highly preferred.
Candidate must have proficiency with Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Publisher, and PowerPoint), Microsoft Outlook e-mail, video conferencing technologies (Zoom, Cisco WebEx, Skype, and Google Meet), and other relevant computer programs used in both in-person and virtual office settings.
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
Due to the nature of work of the center and student affairs in general, this individual will be required to work some weeknights and weekends as needed throughout the academic year for center and university programs and functions.
Candidate should also be able to lift and carry 25 lbs.
Posting Number: 21ST1608
Location: Livingston (RU-New Brunswick)
Internal Number: 134700
About Rutgers University
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national public research university and the state's preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher education. Rutgers is dedicated to teaching that meets the highest standards of excellence; to conducting research that breaks new ground; and to turning knowledge into solutions for local, national, and global communities. As it was at our founding in 1766, the heart of our mission is preparing students to become productive members of society and good citizens of the world. Rutgers teaches across the full educational spectrum: preschool to precollege; undergraduate to graduate and postdoctoral; and continuing education for professional and personal advancement. Rutgers is New Jersey's land-grant institution and one of the nation's foremost research universities, and as such, we educate, make discoveries, serve as an engine of economic growth, and generate ideas for improving people's lives.