Assistant Director, Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholars Program

Posting Number 2021-8589
Posted Date 3 weeks ago(11/9/2021 4:57 PM)
Location : Location
US-NY-New York
Office of Student Success
University Enrollment Management (WS1960)
Compensation Grade
Band 53
Student Services/Athletics

Position Summary

In alignment with student success, social justice and social change frameworks, and the work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., collaborate and aid in curriculum development for a 4-year experience. Oversee student leadership development and promote academic success within the MLK Scholars Program. Champion the learning, growth, and development of the MLK, Jr. Scholars as they work together to realize Dr. King’s vision of a beloved community at New York University and beyond. Co-leading first-year initiatives & providing general advising for MLK Scholars. Collaborating with the Director to execute new program initiatives and assess their impact; collecting data and creating reports to drive evidence-based decision making; collaborating with program leadership to enhance the 4-year experience of Scholars. Partner on program recruitment & yield initiatives and general programming across all cohorts. Supervise a graduate student and several undergraduate student employees.


Required Education:
Bachelor's Degree

Preferred Education:
Master's Degree in higher education, social justice education, leadership studies, or relevant social science

Required Experience:
3+ years professional experience or equivalent combination. Must include working in a university, educational institution, or youth development program; experience working directly with a diverse group of college students. Experience with social justice education and programming; Experience assessing and evaluating student learning and programming.

Required Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Ability to set goals and implement strategies for achieving them; Ability to work with diverse student stakeholders; Ability to communicate effectively with individuals at all levels; Commitment to advancing social justice and ensuring the success of underrepresented students

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
An understanding of the work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr; Knowledge of student develop theories, with a broad understanding of student success literature (academic and co-curricular).

Additional Information

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