About Northeastern: Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global research university and a world leader in experiential learning. The same commitment to connecting with the world drives our use-inspired research enterprise. The university offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate programs leading to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools. Our campuses in Charlotte, N.C., San Francisco, Seattle, and Toronto are regional platforms for undergraduate and graduate learning and collaborative research. Northeastern pursues advanced research in security and materials at the Innovation Campus in Burlington, Massachusetts, and in coastal sustainability at the Marine Science Center in Nahant, Massachusetts.
About the Opportunity: The Assistant Director of the Asian American Center at Northeastern is one member of a dynamic team of professionals at Northeastern focused on developing an intentional and student-centered space for the exploration of identity on campus. The Assistant Director at the Asian American Center will play an integral role in programs at the Asian American Center focusing on the themes of community engagement within the context of Asian American student life on campus. This individual will work directly with Asian American Heritage Week, programs associated with student organizations on campus, and the Asian American Center's community engagement and service opportunities. The Assistant Director will oversee the Asian American Center's marketing and social media activities.
Responsibilities: The Assistant Director will work very closely with the Director to develop a comprehensive infrastructure that effectively supports the growth and advancement of the Asian American Center. This individual will assist the Director in overseeing the successful implementation of departmental operations, aligning the mission of the Asian American Center with the strategic planning efforts of Student Affairs and the agenda and initiatives shared by areas within Cultural Life.
Qualifications: Master's Degree is required in Higher Education, Psychology, Counseling, Ethnic Studies, or related field.
At least 2-4 years' experience with program design, working closely with undergraduate students; experience in higher education desirable but not required; prior teaching experience is beneficial.
Deep awareness of issues and concerns relevant to the Asian American community and Asian American youth in particular, meaningful experience working with Asian American students, and developing educational programs for heterogeneous populations about Asian American issues. Working knowledge of Asian American Studies highly desirable. Must be student-centered and articulate in an understanding of social identity as it pertains to populations of Asian American college students.
Relevant skills include experience in office management, excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and strong cross-cultural communication skills are required. Must be detail-oriented with excellent writing skills. Must be comfortable with making presentations and leading public forums. Relevant computer skills include a fluency with Microsoft Office and familiarity with Google Docs and Google Hangouts. Basic proficiency with Adobe Photoshop and InDesign is highly desirable. Experience with web design (specifically WordPress), electronic means of communication and social media platforms is highly desirable.
This individual must forward-thinking, creative and able to provide structure and strong leadership in the development of new programs.
Salary Grade: 10
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.