University of California, Riverside — Assistant Director of African Student Programs

Under the direction of the Director of African Student Programs, the Assistant Director of African Student Programs shares in providing leadership for the execution of the African Student Programs mission through the administration, supervision, advising, training, and guiding of professional and student staff, individual scholars, and student organizations while providing appropriate support and resources. The Assistant Director will be able to lead in the development and implementation of educational and outreach programming that highlight and celebrate the spectrum of Blackness that impacts scholars who identify within the Pan African Diaspora. The Assistant Director assumes leadership responsibilities and delegated decision-making authority for all department operations in the absence of the Director. Evening and weekend work will be required based on program and event offerings or to best meet the needs of scholars.

The budgeted hiring range is between $61,800 – $73,850.

**As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. For new University of California employees, the applicable deadline is eight weeks after their first date of employment.

Education Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training.

Experience Requirements

  • 6 – 10 years of related experience
  • Experience with educational programming from an intersectional framework

Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Advanced ability to develop original ideas to solve problems.
  • Advanced knowledge of advising and counseling techniques.
  • Advanced abilities in project management, problem identification and reasoning skills.
  • Advanced knowledge of Student Affairs/Student Life specialization.
  • Skills in judgment and decision-making, problem solving, identifying measures of system performance and the actions to improve performance.

Preferred Education

  • Master’s degree.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Advanced knowledge of common University-specific computer application programs and knowledge of University and departmental principles and procedures involved in risk assessment and evaluating risks as to likelihood and consequences.