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Assistant Director

Angelina Pedroso Center for Diversity and Intercultural Affairs

The Division of Student Affairs at Northeastern Illinois University (NEIU) invites applications for the Assistant Director, Angelina Pedroso Center for Diversity and Intercultural Affairs.

About Northeastern Illinois University

Northeastern Illinois University’s Main Campus is located on 67 acres in a residential area on the Northwest Side of Chicago. The University has three additional locations in the metropolitan area: the Jacob H. Carruthers Center for Inner City Studies, El Centro and the Center for College Access and Success. Northeastern also is a founding member of the University Center of Lake County consortium campus in suburban Lake County, north of Chicago. Regarded as the most diverse university in the Midwest, Northeastern offers more than 40 undergraduate degree and certificate programs and more than 50 graduate degree, certificate, licensure and endorsement programs.

About Student Affairs

The Division of Student Affairs at Northeastern Illinois University enhances student success through educationally- purposeful programs and services in an inclusive, multicultural learning community. Under the leadership of a new and energetic Vice President, Student Affairs at NEIU is undergoing transformation and growth to strengthen our ability to support student retention. In building our team, we invite applications from innovative, dynamic professionals who are committed to advancing social justice and student success.

Position Summary

The Assistant Director (AD) of the Angelina Pedroso Center for Diversity and Intercultural Affairs (APCDIA) reports to the Director of the Angelina Pedroso Center for Diversity and Intercultural Affairs, and is primarily responsible for the management, development, and assessment of programs and activities focusing on identity engagement, and leadership skill development offered by the Angelina Pedroso Center for Diversity and Intercultural Affairs. Additionally, the AD will have the leadership skills, networking capabilities, and intellectual acumen pertaining to the construction and politics of race and is, personally and professionally, driven by a pursuit of racial justice that challenges the maldistribution of resources and opportunities along the “color line.”

In addition, this position develops and sustains programs, services, and assessment of a comprehensive and inclusive program that complements the University's commitment to enhancing student success, retention, and satisfaction through engagement. The Assistant Director will partner with students, faculty, and Student Affairs staff to develop, plan, and implement programs on topics that intersect with concepts of race and ethnicity; will develop and execute programming, training and mentoring opportunities while working within budget parameters; and will work with the Director to examine and identify disparities within campus policies and procedures that are problematic for students of color, unfairly restricting their success. This position will also be responsible for assessing the effectiveness of the programs and services offered as well as the development and implementation of strategies that meet short and long-term strategic planning goals.

The Assistant Director will work with and collaborate on programs and services with other APCDIA staff to support and advocate for students’ multiple identities. This position will also assist in the development of the APCDIA programs, policies, and practices including, but not limited to, an integrated department goal-setting. The Director also collaborates with other University units to provide student-centered services that will require flexible scheduling and may include occasional weekend and evening hours as required for program implementation.

Minimum Qualifications:


  • The successful candidate must possess a Master's degree in Student Personnel, Student Development, Higher Education Administration, or other relevant discipline.


  • A minimum of two years full-time experience at college/university in student affairs or a related field. 
  • Experience advising college students, individually and as members of student organizations, with an emphasis on identity development and leadership skills.
  • Demonstrated experience working with various constituencies to promote diversity initiatives and a deep understanding of issues related to cultural capital, race, ethnicity, gender and gender identity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic class, and religious and spiritual backgrounds as well as their intersectionality.
  • Demonstrated experience recruiting, managing, supervising and evaluating student staff.
  • Experience in an urban commuter college or university is preferred.
  • Commitment to continued personal and professional development

(Each position requires a background check.)

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Strong familiarity with multiple theories and models of leadership.
  • Strong familiarity with theory and best practices related to the positive identity development of historically ethnic and racial marginalized identities.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, as well as general interpersonal skills.
  • Must work well as part of a team and independently.
  • Ability to collaboratively partner with a multitude of stakeholders.
  • Strong understanding of best practice for the assessment of student learning outcomes.
  • Strong presentation/facilitation skills.
  • Willingness to work evenings and weekends as required to appropriately serve a majority commuter student population.

Salary for the position is competitive and commensurate with experience.

To Apply
Send letter of interest, current vitae, graduate school transcripts, names and phone numbers of three professional references (including current supervisor) to:

                                                           Screening Committee Chair
             Assistant Director, Angelina Pedroso Center for Diversity and Intercultural Affairs
                                                         Northeastern Illinois University
                                            c/o: Michael Partipilo APCDIA, Room B-167
                                        5500 N. St. Louis Ave; Chicago, IL 60625-4699
                          Or via email, preferably as a single pdf, to

Review of applications begins February 23, 2018 and continues until the position is filled.

NEIU values the inclusion of a broad spectrum of students, staff, and faculty in the life of the University. We celebrate and foster global perspectives. We encourage the open and respectful expression of ideas and differences in thoughts, experiences, and opinions.

Northeastern Illinois University is an Affirmative Action/ Equal Opportunity Employer and Invites Applications from Women and Minorities as well as Other Qualified Individuals.

Northeastern Illinois University positions are contingent upon the University’s receipt of its State of Illinois appropriation.

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