The Africana Center at Tufts University works to implement programs designed to encourage and support the intellectual and individual growth and awareness of all Tufts Undergraduates. These programs include lectures, workshops, concerts, and films, as well as a range of additional activities and programming that reflect and celebrate the intellectual and cultural traditions of people in the African Diaspora. The Center also sponsors programs that promote an understanding of and respect for diversity, multiculturalism, and equity issues.
What You'll Do
This is a hybrid position. This position requires regular on campus in-person interactions as well as availability outside of regularly scheduled hours for specific events and emergency response.
Under general supervision applies basic functional knowledge to assist the Center Director in developing and administering quality programs on issues related to multiple intersecting identities (i.e., gender, class, disability, sexual orientation, citizenship/nationality). The Africana Center Program Administrator works closely with student-facing resources and departments including other identity-based resources, residential life and learning, the CARE office, faculty, and the departments within and beyond the division.This is a hybrid position. This position requires regular on campus in-person interactions as well as availability outside of regularly scheduled hours for specific events and emergency response.
What We're Looking For
- Knowledge and skills as typically acquired by a Bachelor’s degree and 2+ years’ experience
- Relevant experience supporting student growth and development within an educational setting, preferably within a selective university or liberal arts college environment.
- Awareness of how social identities will impact the experience of college students; strong background in understanding issues impacting the experience of students historically underrepresented at Tufts, including students of color, first-generation and undocumented students; and an awareness of various models for identity-based resource centers.
- Demonstrated sensitivity, imagination, and effectiveness in developing educational and community programs; facility in designing programs and resources that consider cultural constructions of race as it intersects with gender, class, ethnicity, sexual identity, religion, and ability.
An employee in this position must complete all appropriate background checks at the time of hire, promotion, or transfer.
Equal Opportunity Employer – minority/females/veterans/disability/sexual orientation/gender identity.