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Director, Student Leadership, Equity, and Excellence

Northeastern University

Northeastern University

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Oakland, CA, USA
Posted on Monday, December 25, 2023

About the Opportunity


The Center for Student Leadership, Equity, and Excellence at Northeastern University, Oakland strives to create a community that is inclusive of all populations on campus. With a focus on exploring the connections within, between and across identity groups, the Center maintains a transformative and supportive environment by fostering a community that respects and values the perspective, contribution and experience of everyone at Northeastern. To lead this effort, the Center seeks a Director with proven effectiveness and expertise in identity-based programming to lead the evolution of this department. Reporting to the Assistant Vice Chancellor, Planning and Innovation, the Director is charged with the continued growth of the Center and will be responsible for articulating a strategic vision, identifying key priorities and partnerships that result in increased cultural competence for all of our students in addition to maintaining a space to explore the multitude of identities that make up our community. The Director will possess a multi-faceted approach to identity-based programming and will work in tandem with student leaders on the creation of a robust programming calendar that offers our community with opportunities to engage in dialogues around difference, receive trainings that are vital to creating constructive change and attend identity-based socials that bring together students with intersecting identities, among others. To aid in the delivery of these critical programs and services, the Director will be responsible for overseeing all administrative aspects of the Center including but not limited to: fiscal oversight; supervision of full time staff and the student fellows; oversight of affinity lounges and spaces; and spearheading a creative marketing/social media plan that is designed to reach students who capitalize on global experiences.

The Director is expected to work several evenings and weekends per month in order to maintain high-quality programs.


The Director must have 6-8 years of professional experience in higher education, preferably in areas closely related to identity exploration, inclusion or related discipline. Master's degree in higher education, counseling, student development or related field is required. Extensive knowledge of social justice, programming, student activism and diversity issues is a must with a proven record of change management in this area. The Director will be called upon to assist students experiencing difficult or triggering situations and will be expected to serve as a referral agent or advocate when these situations arise. The Director is expected to remain abreast of contemporary issues pertaining to diversity and inclusion in higher education and will utilize best practices in the industry – in concert with Northeastern student needs - to inform the development and responsiveness of our efforts here on campus.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Articulate and execute an approach to improve students' ability to engage across difference.
  • Develop comprehensive assessment plan to track student skill mastery.
  • Enhance existing signature programs, design and implement innovative new programs, engage lifelong learners.
  • Design curricula and facilitate trainings for student leaders and staff colleagues around leadership skills, cultural competency, anti-racism, intersectionality, coalition building, and transformative justice, etc.
  • Lead, engage and motivate employees. Actively support a positive team culture.
  • Serve on university and department-wide committees.

The expected hiring range is $95,130 to $121,292 based on the position's responsibilities and scope.

Position Type

Student Services

Additional Information

Northeastern University considers factors such as candidate work experience, education and skills when extending an offer.

Northeastern has a comprehensive benefits package for benefit eligible employees. This includes medical, vision, dental, paid time off, tuition assistance, wellness & life, retirement- as well as commuting & transportation. Visit https://hr.northeastern.edu/benefits/ for more information.

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.

To learn more about Northeastern University’s commitment and support of diversity and inclusion, please see www.northeastern.edu/diversity.

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