National Institute on Aging

Weber State University — Black Cultural Center Program Manager

Black Cultural Center Program Manager

Requisition Number: S01438P:
Position Category: Staff
Campus Location: Weber State University – Ogden, UT
Hours Per Week: 40
Months Per Year: 12
Alternate Work Schedule:
Pay Grade: E32
Hourly Pay Rate:
FLSA: Exempt

Job Summary/Basic Function:
Using a Black and African American cultural studies lens, the Black Cultural Center (BCC) seeks to holistically enrich, connect and support students through Black and African American cultural studies-centered research, culturally affirming educational initiatives, and service. The Program Manager will work to foster an environment of belonging, where diversity is celebrated, and equity is a core value by providing education to the campus community regarding Black and African American identities and supports the creation and awareness of best practices and inclusion for Black African Diasporas on a systemic level. The center is open to all students and the Program Manager shall encourage all students to utilize the services and resources of the center.

Under the general direction of the Executive Director of Access and Inclusion within the Centers for Belonging and Cultural Engagement, the Black Cultural Center Program Manager supervises staff and provides support to Black and African American students and anyone who would like to utilize the services of the Center by working to build intra-cultural and cross-cultural relationships through programming.

Through intentional programmatic learning outcomes, the Program Manager will build belonging and community at Weber State University, while engaging and motivating faculty, staff, and students, to join this effort, with the goal of increasing the retention and persistence of students who utilize the services of the center. Through research and education, this center will promote and explore identity formation, cultural heritage and tradition, leadership, and connections with the larger Black and African American community.

The Program Manager develops and organizes events and services that address culture, climate, belonging, and healthy identity development. The Program Manager facilitates student learning, co-curricular resources, effective leadership skills, and professional development opportunities.

The Program Manager supports and cultivates partnerships with a range of University departments/organizations, off-campus organizations/businesses, and alumni to strengthen the retention, persistence rates, and quality of life of Black and African American students and their peers at Weber State University who would like to utilize the services of the center.

The Program Manager is knowledgeable of the unique challenges Black and African American communities may experience and will contribute to creating culturally responsive engagement and outreach initiatives that foster resilience, well-being, inclusion, and achievement for Black and African American students, faculty and staff, parents/families, alumni and anyone who would like to utilize the services of the center.

Ability to work a flexible schedule, including some nights and weekends when necessary.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field or equivalent combination of education and work experience
  • At least two years of related professional experience
  • Experience with student programming and student services

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree; preferred degree areas: Higher Education Administration, Ethnic Studies, Student Affairs, Leadership, Social Work, Counseling, Sociology, or another related field
  • Knowledge of identity and leadership development theories
  • Strong collaboration and communication skills with the ability to build and maintain successful partnerships across campus and in the community
  • Effective organizational skills and the ability to multitask and manage the needs of various campus and community constituents.
  • Knowledge and experience with advertising and marketing including the use of social media outlets
  • Experience with cultural centers and best practices
  • Experience developing a program from idea to implementation

Background Check? Yes

Benefits Summary:
WSU offers a generous benefits package that includes medical, dental, long-term disability, life insurance, retirement, a wellness program with release time and paid incentives, tuition benefits, free tickets to athletic and performing arts events, and paid holidays, vacation, and sick leave.

Job Open Date: 04/21/2023
Review Date: 05/05/2023
Job Close Date:
Open Until Filled: Yes

Notes to Applicant:
If you are passionate about what you could offer and accomplish here at WSU, we would love to hear from you. The annual salary for this position starts at $46,000 and may go up from there depending on candidate qualifications. The position comes with a generous benefits package.

To apply, please complete the online application and attach a cover letter, current resume, and the names and contact information for three professional references.

For qualification determination, your application and/or resume must address the required and preferred qualifications and must contain average number of hours worked per week and the dates of employment (i.e., month/year to month/year or month/year to present). If your resume does not contain this information, your application may be considered incomplete.

Screening of applications will begin May 5, 2023. Position will remain open until filled.

Criminal background check required as a condition of employment.
Physical Activity of this position: Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction., Grasping. Applying pressure to an object with the fingers and palm. , Feeling. Perceiving attributes of objects, such as size, shape, temperature or texture by touching with skin, particularly that of fingertips. , Expressing or exchanging ideas. Those activities in which they must convey detailed or important instructions to other workers accurately or quickly. , Ability to receive detailed information with or without assistance., Repetitive motion. Substantial movements (motions) of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers.

Physical Requirements of this position: Light work. Exerting up to 20 lbs of force occasionally and/or up to 10 lbs of force frequently and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. Use of arm and/or leg controls exerting forces greater than that for sedentary work.

Visual Acuity Requirements including color, depth perception and field of vision: Required to perform activities such as preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; using a computer terminal; extensive reading.

The conditions the worker will be subject to in this position: None. The worker is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions (such as in typical office or administrative work).

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