The Tufts Latinx Center was founded in October 1993 as a space and resource for Tufts University students and community members to gather, learn, share experiences, support and appreciate Latinx identities. As one of the centers within the Division of Student Diversity and Inclusion, the Latinx Center seeks to contribute to Latinx/Hispanic/Caribbean/Latin American students’ success at Tufts University by providing resources, guidance and programming for academic achievement, identity development, belonging, and leadership in collaboration with students, staff, faculty, alumni, and the greater community.
The Latinx Center is a welcoming environment dedicated to celebrating and furthering the Latinx community. Through collaboration, dialogue and research, the LC seeks to inspire advocacy, appreciation, and social change by centering the margins within our community. The center offers academic and personal advising, mentorship, programming and guidance for all students within the Latin Diaspora.
What You'll Do
This is a hybrid position requiring regular on campus in-person interactions as well as availability outside of regularly scheduled hours for specific events and emergency response. Expected to be on campus at least three times a week with remote flexiblity.
Under limited supervision the Assistant Director applies basic functional knowledge to partner with the Center Director in furthering the mission and vision of the center and developing and administering quality programs and policies on issues related to multiple intersecting identities (i.e., gender, class, disability, sexual orientation, citizenship/nationality).
The Assistant Director 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.
What We're Looking For
- Knowledge and experience 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.
- Fluency in one or more of the following languages preferred, but not required: Spanish, Portuguese, Haitian Creole, or Papiamento
Special Work Schedule Requirements:
Required flexibility to occasionally work outside normal business hours and on weekends.
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.