Assistant Director, Bolinga Black Cultural Resources Center
Wright State University
Location: Dayton, Ohio
Internal Number: 18608
Affirmative Action No.:: 23P328
First Consideration Date:: 08/10/2023
Department:: Bolinga Black Cultural Resource Ctr
Minimum Annual or Hourly Rate: $49,500
The Assistant Director of the Bolinga Black Cultural Resources Center provides vision, leadership, and direction of the day-to-day operations of the Black/African-American Center. The Assistant Director ensures that the University is inclusive in carrying out its mission by providing programs and activities that promote an understanding of Black/African-American cultures and that facilitate the academic success and personal development of students as well as the effectiveness of faculty and staff. The Assistant Director also provides management of fiscal resources associated with the support of the center and facilitates direct service and programs as they relate to the academic success of Black/African-American Students.
Master's Degree in higher education, cultural studies, counseling, psychology, or related field and 1-3 years of related experience OR Bachelor's degree and 3-5 years of related experience.
Strong commitment to and understanding of diversity and inclusion in a higher education setting with a proven ability to positively interact with all levels of staff, faculty, students and other constituents from diverse communities.
Previous experience supervising students and/or others.
Demonstrated ability to follow through on initiatives, consistently meet established deadlines, and manage multiple projects simultaneously in a timely manner.
Exceptional verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to maintain professionalism and a positive outlook.
Experience with budget management in a higher education setting.
Polished, professional, and effective presentation skills for all audiences and levels within and outside the organization.
Understanding of strategies that facilitate college student success.
Knowledge and understanding of the issues surrounding access, equity, diversity, inclusion, implicit bias and institutional racism.
Enthusiasm for creating cross-campus collaboration that fosters a supportive experience for students.
Self-motivated, enjoys finding solutions to new challenges, and can thrive working independently, as well as with a team.
Ability and willingness to occasionally work nights and weekends.
Essential Functions and percent of time::
30% Run day to-day operations of the center including supervising student employees. Work closely with various campus offices, divisions and constituencies to provide for all aspects of the design and implementation of services and programs that promote the success and retention of Black/African-American students, will serve as a campus resource and internal expert in Black/African-American issues, and will lead community building and outreach activities to support the recruitment, sense of belonging, career readiness, leadership development, and academic success for Black/African-American students. Develop and coordinate programming to promote diversity, cultural awareness, and inclusion within the campus community for Black/African-American Student Initiatives. Provide mentorship, guidance, and make appropriate referrals for students on academic, financial aid, conduct, personal and career matters through a coordinated care model.
30% Coordinate and prepare various assessments and generate strategic departmental reports on Black/African-American students. Manage the center's budget and monitor expenditures. Build connections with community agencies and members to identify and leverage inclusion resources, to advance and enhance the student, faculty, and staff experience, cultural competency, and inclusion at the university. Engage with students, faculty, staff and alumni on all issues related to Black/African-American students, and create networking and mentorship opportunities between students, staff and faculty.
15% Assist in efforts and initiatives that support the university's ongoing plans to create an inclusive excellence community. Specifically, the projects that promote the recruitment and retention of both a diverse and talented workforce and student body. Work closely with the Vice President of Inclusive Excellence, other culture and identity centers, and related academic departments to provide culture and identity 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.
15% Coordinate social media initiatives and manage the Bolinga Black Cultural Resources Center's website. Other duties as assigned to support the mission of the Division of Inclusive Excellence.
10% Represent the division on work teams and committees, as assigned.
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