Northeastern Illinois University, located in Chicago, Illinois, invites applications for the position of Interim Associate Director, in the Angelina Pedroso Center for Diversity and Intercultural Affairs (APCDIA) and Black Student Engagement.      

In this role you will

The Associate Director (AsD) of the Angelina Pedroso Center for Diversity and Intercultural Affairs (APCDIA) and Black Student Engagement (BSE) reports to the Angelina Pedroso Center for Diversity and Intercultural Affairs Director. The AsD of APCDIA and BSE will support the Director to foster campus-wide awareness, knowledge and skills around inclusion and equity and create a diverse student body's supportive and inclusive campus environment. The AsD of APCDIA and BSE will also work with the Director in achieving the APCDIA's mission to engage multiple identities of all students, support leaders to be change agents for social justice, build alliances with students, create a community that honors and values diversity, and raise awareness on socially and culturally diverse student backgrounds. 

The AsD of APCDIA and BSE is primarily responsible for managing, developing, and assessing programs and activities related to Black (African, African American, and African Diaspora) student engagement and success. Additionally, the Associate Director will collaborate on the intercultural and intersectional programming and initiatives offered by APCDIA staff and campus partners. 

The AsD of APCDIA and BSE will collaborate on programs and services with other APCDIA staff to support and advocate for students' multiple identities. The AsD of APCDIA and BSE also collaborates with other University units to provide student centered services that require flexible scheduling and may include occasional weekend and evening hours. 

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master's degree in Student Personnel, Student Development, Higher Education Administration, or another relevant discipline. 
  • A minimum of three years full-time experience in an urban, commuter college or university setting in student affairs or a related field in the functional areas of cultural program coordination, student organizations, leadership education, multicultural affairs, and advisement of first-generation/traditionally under-represented students, or relevant experience in a related industry (non-profit management, education, community development, etc.).
  • Experience advising Black students, individually and as members of student organizations, emphasizing 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, 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 with various phases of program planning and assessment.
  • Strong experience and understanding of current trends in DEI, social justice education, training, and program assessment and evaluation.
  • Demonstrated student affairs philosophy and a capacity to articulate and implement student development theory in a culturally diverse campus environment.
  • Strong interpersonal and problem-solving skills to foster, develop, facilitate and maintain collaborative working relationships and a sense of community with campus constituencies. 
  • Experience working closely with faculty and staff to incorporate curricular and co-curricular elements in program and service development.
  • Advanced training and instruction experience using multiple modalities and delivery methods are preferred. 

(This position requires a background check.)

About Northeastern Illinois University

Northeaster’s Main Campus is located on 67 acres in a residential area on the Northwest Side of Chicago with additional locations in the metropolitan area: The Jacob H. Carruthers Center for Inner City Studies and El Centro. Northeastern also is a founding member of the University Center of Lake County consortium campus in suburban Lake County, north of Chicago.

Salary & Benefits

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Comprehensive benefits package including health, dental and vision benefits, sick and vacation days, and participation in the State Universities Retirement System. This is a full-time, continuing position.


8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday
Hours may vary depending on departmental needs.


Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled.

To Apply

Applicants are expected to respond based upon the entire job description.  

You must submit the following online forms (see links below) and send the remaining documents 

Copies of unofficial transcripts are accepted; however, official transcripts for all earned degrees will be required of candidates selected for final interviews.

Northeastern Illinois University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and invites applications from Women, Minorities, Veterans and Persons with Disabilities, as well as Other Qualified Individuals. Northeastern Illinois University positions are contingent upon the University's receipt of its State of Illinois appropriation.