The Assistant Director for Programming will report to the Director of the Office of Multicultural Affairs and is responsible for increasing cultural awareness programming within Johns Hopkins annual campus-wide events (e.g., Fall Fest, Spring Fair, New Student Orientation, Family Weekend, Alumni Weekend, etc.) by collaborating with staff event coordinators and involving multicultural student leaders in implementing these events. This positon will also work directly with student organizations and student leaders to implement campus-wide diversity programming initiatives, such as cultural heritage month celebrations, public lectures, and round-table discussions regarding social justice and diversity. The assistant director also supervises OMA's program coordinator. Occasional weekend and evening hours are required.
Program/Event Collaboration and Planning
Advise student-led ethnic cultural month planning committees, providing guidance through leadership development, planning/marketing events, navigating campus policies, and reviewing budgets and major purchases as needed.
Coordinate and evaluate daytime, evening, and weekend campus-wide programs that promote diversity, inclusiveness, and cultural awareness.
Collaborate with Residence Life and staff from various Student Life Offices to offer multicultural programs in the residence halls and across campus.
Manage the Multicultural Programming Advisory Committee that reviews proposals from student organizations requesting financial support for diversity-oriented events. Managing the committee includes recruiting, selecting, and training members as well as developing the grant application (including criteria for awards) and selection procedures.
Participate on the Student Life Programming Grant Committee to reviews proposals and determine financial awards financial awards.
Serve on cross-department committees and support programming efforts that align with the goals of OMA and Homewood Student Affairs.
Work with OMA staff, student organizations and Student Involvement and Leadership offices to create an annual calendar of events by June of each year.
Collaborate with HSA Diversity & Inclusion colleagues (Campus Ministries, LGBTQ and Gender Equity) and student leaders to plan and implement campus wide social or educational programs/events that promote diversity.
OMA Assistant Director, Programming
Collaborate with Student Life and Development & Alumni staffs to develop and implement events that bring multicultural students, families and alumni together during Family and Alumni Weekends.
Coordinate OMA's annual Black and Latino Student Graduation Reception.
Coordinate efforts with OMA staff to create and disseminate program publications.
Work with OMA and Student Success Programs staffs to develop and implement a protocol to creatively market programs and successes via use of social media, digital ads, text messages, and other means of advertising across campus.
Create a robust virtual presence via use of OMA's website, social media and other current technologies.
Work with students to write and publish OMA's Weekly updates and quarterly online Magazine.
Develop and monitor annual programming budgets (n=4 accounts- approx. 50k) and the multicultural programming grant account.
Track event attendance and evaluate programs.
Develop common or virtual surveys. Stay abreast of multicultural issues, etc.
Prepare written reports summarizing program evaluations, attendance, and related trends.
Participate in ongoing education and professional development through local and national conferences and workshops.
Other duties as assigned.
Master's in Higher Education, Student Personnel, Counseling, or related area required. Three years related working experience in a university setting, planning events and working with multicultural populations required. Additional experience may substitute for required education, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula. Expertise and experience in developing leadership or other training programs and advising student organizations. Evidence of establishing partnerships across campus. Experience in planning events and working with underrepresented racial minorities. Previous experience with leveraging technologies to develop a virtual presence, website development/management and/or designing publications is preferred.
JHU Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. Additional related experience may substitute for required education on the same basis. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job.
Special Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Ability to manage multiple priorities and tasks, trouble-shoot, collaborate, and manage others in planning events.
Ability to coordinate cultural, social and educational programs.
Excellent organizational skills and the ability to tend to details and manage multiple priorities/tasks.
Excellent written, verbal and cross-cultural communication skills.
Ability to be creative and innovative with a talent to engage students.
Tech-savvy with proficiency with MS Office, social media and other technology.
Demonstrated commitment to working with multi-cultural populations and awareness of issues affecting women, minorities, and people with disabilities.
Demonstrated understanding of and commitment to interpersonal skills in working with college students.
Proficiency with MS Office, social media and/or publishing software.
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