Director, Black Programs

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The Director of Black Programs is one of five diversity program directors who reports to the Vice President for Equity, Inclusion and Diversity. The Office for Equity, Inclusion and Diversity centers community and inclusive excellence in co-creating collaborative and cohesive partnerships systemwide to accomplish a socially just climate and sense of belonging for all Aggies and for community partners. As such, the unit guides the campus in initiatives focused on equity, inclusion and diversity. Also centering servinginess in new and meaningful ways, the diversity programs are being currently reimagined into community and cultural resource centers, that provide tools and educational materials that help create a climate of inclusion.

In addition to the stated duties, with an understanding of the HSI/MSI context in the borderlands’ region, the Director of Black Programs collaborates with unit team members, campus, and community partners on providing a range of support, resources and educational and professional development programs for students, and in support of students, from the African Diaspora. The director also engages with Black Student Association on organizing campus and community events that raise awareness about and appreciation for Black history, including celebrations in honor of Martin Luther King Jr., Black History Month, Juneteenth, to name a few.

Administers programs, projects, initiatives, celebrations and ceremonies that assist in student retention, success, and graduation, and educates the larger campus community about the lived experiences of the students directly supported. Manages budget. Responsible for hiring, training, and supervising staff and student workers and interns. Works collaboratively with unit team members, and consults with and guides academic departments, advisory groups, and community partners. Represents program and unit in campus-wide committees, off-campus community committees, and has a direct impact on the structural diversity and campus climate of the University.Responsible for planning, directing, implementing and formulating policies and procedures, and organizational goals in support of NMSU’s strategic diversity plan. Gathers and analyzes research to identify best practices to build center resources and programming that address climate, and various aspects of diversity, from an intersectional approach. Gathers and analyzes quantitative and qualitative data to identify impacts and opportunities, including working with academic departments, centers and institutional analysis. Administers programs, projects, initiatives, celebrations and ceremonies that assist in student retention, success, and graduation, and educates the larger campus community about the lived experiences of the students directly supported. Manages budget.

Responsible for hiring, training, and supervising staff and student workers and interns. Works collaboratively with unit team members, and consults with and guides academic departments, advisory groups, and community partners. Represents program and unit in campus-wide committees, off-campus community committees, and has a direct impact on the structural diversity and campus climate of the University.

Responsible for planning, directing, implementing and formulating policies and procedures, and organizational goals in support of NMSU’s strategic diversity plan. Gathers and analyzes research to identify best practices to build center resources and programming that address climate, and various aspects of diversity, from an intersectional approach. Gathers and analyzes quantitative and qualitative data to identify impacts and opportunities, including working with academic departments, centers and institutional analysis.

Strong leadership skills to motivate a team of professional staff and student staff. Excellent communication, interpersonal, public relations, team and consensus building, teaching, facilitation and public speaking skills.