The Asian American Cultural Center at the University of Connecticut seeks an Association Director for Programming (UCP 8/Program Director). The Associate Director will serve as a leader in the program development efforts in the Center. Reporting to the Director of the Asian American Cultural Center, this positon is charged with planning, organizing, and administering programs designed to provide awareness and understanding of the Asian and Asian American community, social support for student constituents, and assistance in achieving their professional, educational, and personal goals.
The Asian American Cultural Center (AsACC) provides resources to enhance the University’s diversity commitment through its recruitment and retention efforts, teaching, service, and outreach to the Asian American community on campus and beyond. Central to all its programming, the AsACC assists students in exploring and defining their cultural identity in multicultural America. The AsACC provides a supportive environment for students, faculty, and staff that encourages academic excellence, personal development, community engagement, and professional leadership.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Provides advocacy and support for Asian/Asian American students’ concerns; provide information, referral, and appropriate counsel to individuals seeking support.
Collaborates with other cultural centers and University offices/departments to identify ways to develop new collaborative programs and initiatives.
Responsible for the development, implementation and evaluation of programs and support services for students, faculty, and staff.
Promotes the cultural center’s services and programs and works with the center staff responsible for specific marketing activity.
Develops and facilitates workshops, trainings and other educational activities for students, faculty, staff, and administrators on current issues affecting the Asian/Asian American community.
Supervises and evaluates the Graduate Assistant and the undergraduate student coordinators for the Asiantation Mentoring Program (AMP), the Pan Asian Council, and the student programmers.
Manages the programming budgets; approves all related expenditures; and assists in setting budget priorities and recommendations.
Oversees all aspects of the AMP, a peer-to-peer mentoring program for first year and new transfer students, including the selection process for student mentors, the training of all selected student mentors and mentees, and program assessment/evaluation.
Serves as the teaching assistant for the required three-credit course for all AMP Mentors: The Asian American Experience, AASI 3398, a course offered by the Asian & Asian American Studies Institute.
Serves as the advisor to the Pan Asian Council, a council of student representatives from Asian/Asian American registered student organizations on the Storrs campus.
Represent AsACC at meetings with other University offices or external groups as needed.
Perform related duties as required or assigned.
Master's degree in Higher Education Student Affairs, Counseling, Social Work, or related field and at least 2 years of related experience OR Bachelor’s degree in a related field and at least 4 years of related experience, which includes administrative and program planning within an ethnic specific or multicultural center in a university setting.
Proven ability to work effectively with the diverse Asian/Asian American community in a higher education setting.
Comprehensive understanding of the Asian/Asian American student population and proven ability to apply theories of cultural identity and student development to carry out the mission of the cultural center.
Proven ability to evaluate, problem-solve and troubleshoot to resolve difficult situations.
Excellent written, verbal, supervisory, organizational, cross-cultural and interpersonal skills.
Experience with group facilitation.
Experience with programming budgets.
Knowledge of one or more Asian languages.
Training in diversity education, social justice, cultural competence or other related fields.
Knowledge of assessment/evaluation related to student learning and development.
This is a full-time 12-month position. Salary will be commensurate with the successful candidate’s qualifications and experience. A comprehensive benefits package is included.
Please upload a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three (3) professional references via UConn Jobs (www.jobs.uconn.edu ). The cover letter and/or resume should demonstrate how the applicant meets any, or all, of the posted qualifications for this position. Include the Search # 2018028 in all correspondence. Screening will begin immediately. Employment will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. (Search # 2018028)
The job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on August 25, 2017.
The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.
The University of Connecticut is one of the nation's leading public research universities. UConn's main campus in Storrs is admitting the highest-achieving freshmen in University history. Student diversity continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice.