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Africana Center Program Administrator
Tufts University

Date Posted Jul. 21, 2023
Title Africana Center Program Administrator
University Tufts University
Medford, MA, United States
Department Africana Center
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Director/Manager
  • Multicultural Affairs/Diversity


The Africana Center at Tufts University works to implement programs designed to encourage and support the

intellectual and individual growth and awareness of all Tufts Undergraduates. These programs include lectures, workshops, concerts, and films, as well as a range of additional activities and programming that reflect and celebrate the intellectual and cultural traditions of people in the African Diaspora. The Center also sponsors programs that promote an understanding of and respect for diversity, multiculturalism, and equity issues.

What You'll Do

Under general supervision, the Africana Center Program Administrator applies basic functional knowledge to assist the Center Director in developing and administering quality programs on issues related to multiple intersecting identities (i.e., gender, class, disability, sexual orientation, citizenship/nationality). The Program Administrator works closely with student-facing resources and departments including other identity-based resources, residential life and learning, the CARE office, faculty, and the departments within and beyond the division. This role will also handle the below duties:

  • Develops programs that promote scholarship and leadership.
  • Facilitates conversations and peer to peer education through the hiring and training of interns and student workers.
  • Assists in the development and implementation of student leadership programs, coordinates, and mentors student leaders.
  • Provides individual student support and assists in advising student organizations affiliated with the Center.
  • Assists Director in assessments and data gathering to monitor the effectiveness of services and programs; works with Director to implement improvements in services based on data.
  • Develops communication systems and strategies to build and connect the Africana community including website updates, e-marketing contact management systems, social media content and campus wide calendar of events.
  • Supports faculty and staff on diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice matters.
  • May lead special projects and assignments.
  • Represents Center and participates on school and university committees.
  • Administratively supports Center operations by providing detailed and complex administrative support for the major processes in the Centers, including carefully monitoring budget accounts, uploading financial data, and executing authorized financial transactions responsibly.
  • Plans and coordinates meetings and special events, including contacting speakers, designing promotional material, and coordinating support for speakers and presenters.

What We're Looking For

Basic Requirements:

  • Knowledge and skills as typically acquired by a Bachelor's Degree and 2+ years' experience
  • Relevant experience supporting student growth and development within an educational setting, preferably within a selective university or liberal arts college environment.
  • Awareness of how social identities will impact the experience of college students; strong background in understanding issues impacting the experience of students historically underrepresented at Tufts, including students of color, first-generation and undocumented students; and an awareness of various models for identity-based resource centers.
  • Demonstrated sensitivity, imagination, and effectiveness in developing educational and community programs; facility in designing programs and resources that consider cultural constructions of race as it intersects with gender, class, ethnicity, sexual identity, religion, and ability.   

Special Work Schedule Requirements:

This is a hybrid role with the expectation of being on campus 5 days a week, with flexibility for some remote work.

Pay Range

Minimum $52,600.00, Midpoint $65,750.00, Maximum $78,900.00

Salary is based on related experience, expertise, and internal equity; generally, new hires can expect pay between the minimum and midpoint of the range.

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