The Associate Director, African American Male Learning Initiatives will advise and counsel students on academic, social, personal and career assistance.
Evaluate transfer equivalencies and submit appropriate documentation as required
Coordination of support programs for multicultural student success and retention including, but not limited to coordination of the African American Male Learning Community, including teaching Akron Experience transitional course, monitor academic support and oversee study table component, coordinate instructor/faculty meetings and serve as primary academic advisor for students in the program
Coordination of support programs for Black Male Summit Academy (100 - 200 students)
Recruitment of student participants of the program, coordination of Saturday Academy sessions including all programming logistics (securing speakers, space, etc.)
Assist with recruitment of underrepresented students at various Admissions events and community programs and represent department at various campus and community programs and initiatives
Develop academic and Socio-cultural programming and program assessment
Develop cultural programming to assist in student retention
Coordinate and evaluate supplemental programs and services offered through department including: the annual Black Male Summit, leadership programs, career development workshops, etc.
Requires a relevant Master's Degree
Minimum two 2 years’ experience working with diverse populations in a higher-education setting
Excellent organizational skills, demonstrated experience working with internal and external constituencies, and knowledge and familiarity with technology required
Experience planning and coordinating initiatives required, as is experience working with African American males, and implementing programs and services that target the retention and graduation rate of underrepresented students
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