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Director, The Center for Hispanic Excellence: La Casa Latina
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Job Description Summary
The Director of The Center for Hispanic Excellence: La Casa Latina (LCL) will lead the cultural community space designed to serve the needs of all latino/a students and the Penn communities at large. La Casa Latina is a crossroad of academic, personal, and professional growth for University of Pennsylvania students interested in Latinx and Latin American cultures. Through advising, leadership development, academic, social and cultural programming LCL expands student access to the University's resources to achieve their fullest potential. The Director enthusiastically provides general support and assistance to students, student organizations, faculty, parents and other University constituencies; The Director leads students through the provision of co-curricular, cultural, and social programs for students and student organizations with a specific focus on Latino diasporic cultures.
The Director reports to the Associate Vice Provost for Equity and Access and serves as a strong partner on a diverse team of cultural resources centers: The Greenfield Intercultural Center (GIC); Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Center (LGBTC); Makuu: Black Cultural Center; the Pan-Asian American Community House (PAACH) and the Penn Women's Center(PWC). The Director represents the office on University committees; and assumes other responsibilities as assigned. The Director supervises two full-time staff positions.
Partner with student organizations to create and assess signature programming including community outreach, Latino professional Pathways program, Collegiate Leadership Development program, and the Latino Dialogue Institute.
Responsible for working with the Associate Director to create programs aimed at the social and cultural awareness of Latino cultures.
Supervise and assist the flow of students who utilize the Center's resources and services. Build strong bonds with alumni to enlist support in the Center's recruitment and retention efforts.
Work closely with other resource centers in order to create collaborative programs and resources for students.
Build alliance with the Penn community in order to provide additional resources, services, and referrals to students.
Develop ties and partnerships with local high schools in Philadelphia to plan La Casa Latina community outreach.
Serve as a consultant to the four undergraduate schools, PennCap, and other University departments in regards to student transition to Penn.
Pursue grant and other resource development opportunities.
Advanced graduate degree in a relevant field and 3-5 years of related experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience required. Demonstrated ability to create and administer effective programs and services for a diverse Latino student population. Experience supervising staff, working independently and collaboratively, and solving problems with grace under pressure. Demonstrated strong knowledge of Latino community required; Flexible attitude and ability to work nights and weekends as necessary.
All applications must be submitted through Workday including a cover letter describing their background that prepared them for the position and a complete, accurate resume. Please make sure to upload both documents together.
Job Location - City, State
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$50,684.00 - $91,232.00
Affirmative Action Statement Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.
Special Requirements Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.
Internal Number: JR00012172
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