Categories : Administrative / Professional, Student Life / Services
Department : Office of the Dean of Students
Appointment Type and Duration : Regular, Ongoing
Salary : $50,000 $52,000 per year
Compensation Band : OS-OA04-Fiscal Year 2018-2019
FTE : 1.0
Application Review Begins
July 22, 2019; position open until filled
Special Instructions to Applicants
To apply for this position, please submit the following with your online application :
Candidates will be notified prior to references being contacted.
1. The Division of Student Life is intentionally creating a multicultural organization that actively includes and engages everyone.
What does this mean to you and, if you are selected as the Coordinator of the Black Cultural Center, how will you help the Division of Student Life achieve this goal?
2. From your perspective, what is the value of a Black Cultural Center on the campus of a predominately white institution?
Can you discuss how you will leverage the Black Cultural Center’s space, programs, and resources to support the success, and engagement of Black-
identified students at the University of Oregon.
Department Summary :
and enriches the student experience. The programs reporting to the Associate Vice President and Dean of Students work with other Division of Student Life staff, student groups, faculty, and other members of the university community in the development of curricular and co-
curricular opportunities that ensure the integration of academic and student life at the University of Oregon.
The University of Oregon Black Cultural Center, opening in September 2019, will work holistically to enrich, and educate students through the support of Black-
centered programming, culturally relevant and affirming educational initiatives, and retention strategies. Supporting academic and cultural activities, the center will be designed to promote and explore Blackness, equity, justice, and other social change initiatives.
The center will support programs and services which are designed using research-based best practices, to engage Black students with the purpose of increasing sense of belonging, social and cultural capital development, and academic success.
The Black Cultural Center will serve as another mechanism to connect UO students with the Eugene community in order to develop mutual support of diversity and culture.
The Coordinator, reporting to the Associate Dean of Students, provides strategic direction and vision for the Black Cultural Center, oversees the administration of the physical Center, and manages its services and collaborations.
Responsibilities include maintaining oversight of the annual budget and leading the Center in strategic planning efforts, including the development and articulation of annual departmental goals, assessment, and evaluation.
This position is also responsible to recruit, select, train, and supervise the Student Assistants, who will play an active role in the operation of the Center and the delivery of its services.
The Coordinator communicates, interprets, and implements University policies and procedures, fosters the success of the Student Life strategic plan, and serves as an active member of the Division of Student Life.
This work involves collaboration with a wide-ranging set of colleagues, campus, and community partners on matters related to Black student engagement, academic and social success, and retention.
The Coordinator serves as a resource for Black-identified students by providing support and connecting them to existing programs and services.
The Coordinator is also responsible to design, implement, and support community outreach programs and collaborative partnerships, including making the Center available for campus and community events.
This will require the ability to work some evenings and weekends.
profit organizations and community agencies.