Assistant Director, Racial and Cultural Engagement (RACE) - Campus Life

Job Number
Job Type
Regular Full-Time
Emory Campus Life
Racial & Cultural Engagement
This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues:
Not Applicable
Job Category
Admissions & Student Life
Campus Location (For Posting) : City
Location : Name
Emory Campus-Clifton Corridor

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The Office for Racial and Cultural Engagement (RACE) within Campus Life provides opportunities for the Emory community to explore concepts of race and racial justice. We promote dynamic and cohesive learning by creating space for individual, cultural, and communal development. Our programs focus on the areas of: Education & Awareness, Activism, and Identity Development. Overall, we encourage and challenge individuals to explore racial identities and enhance their awareness and exploration of why and how race informs identity development.


Reporting to the Director of RACE, the Assistant Director for RACE contributes to the overall mission of Emory Campus Life and through providing individual, group, and organizational support, education, and advisement. This position works to encourage and challenge students to inquire about the construction of racial identities and create active learning environments that enhance their awareness and exploration of why and how race informs cultural and communal development.


While the Assistant Director will work with all students, the position will be primarily responsible for supporting African American/Black/Black-Diaspora American student initiatives. The person in this position will work collaboratively with staff throughout Campus Life and beyond to provide support services focused on racial diversity, equity, and inclusion while connecting students to the Emory community. 


This staff member will be interested in program development that prioritizes collaboration with students and other staff members, student empowerment, and the personal and professional development of students. The person in this role will be engaged in a high level of student advising and willing to form working partnerships to improve the services rendered to students. 



  • Maintains and enhances educational, social, support, referral, and resource programs and services for students regarding issues of racial and cultural identity.
  • Advises student group members and leaders regarding program planning and development, group process concerns, leadership and personal development, budgets, state law, University policy, and legal issues.
  • Develops and implements training and development programs for student leaders.
  • Plans, conducts, and supervises special events.
  • Evaluates the success of various programs, groups, functions, and special events.
  • Provides input into departmental goals and objectives.
  • Compiles, edits and produces publications, brochures, and newsletters.
  • Maintains required records and documentation and prepares various operational and statistical reports for management and regulatory agencies.
  • Supervises student staff by orienting, training, and providing performance feedback on an ongoing basis.
  • Provides individual student support on an on-going basis.
  • Performs related responsibilities as required.


  • Assist in the creation, implementation, marketing and assessment of programs and events that support African American/Black/Black-Diaspora student success and belonging within the Emory Black Student Union (EBSU).
  • Assist in the advisement of students and cultural student organizations.
  • Keeping informed of changes and developments in the areas of diversity and inclusion that may affect underserved populations, especially African American/Black/Black-Diaspora American students; be informed of trends that impact African American/Black/Black-Diaspora American students.
  • Developing professional relationships with faculty members, and campus partners conducting research or implementing programming related African American/Black/Black-Diaspora community.
  • Assist Associate Director of RACE for EBSU in development opportunities.
  • Supporting the Office for RACE and its initiatives as well as the other offices within Belonging and Community Justice (which includes the Center for Women and LGBT Life).
  • Providing service to Campus Life and the University (committees, projects, etc.)
  • Ensuring timely promotion of programs/trainings/events.
  • Assisting with the end of year report.
  • Performs related responsibilities as required.


  • A master's degree in student personnel, higher education administration, counseling, or a related field and two years of professional experience working with diverse student populations, OR an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.


  • Demonstrated commitment to inclusive communities, intercultural communication and competence, and cultural humility.
  • Demonstrated commitment to social justice, student support, and student development. 
  • Experience with program development and assessing outcomes.
  • Must be detail oriented, organized, and dependable.
  • Experience educating and training students on topics of diversity, inclusion, and difference.
  • Please include a cover letter outlining your interest and experience that makes you the best fit for the position.

NOTE: Position tasks are generally required to be performed in-person at an Emory University location.  Remote work from home day options may be granted at department discretion. Emory reserves the right to change remote work status with notice to employee.

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