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Director, UIC Latino Cultural Center

Job Announcement:

The University of Illinois at Chicago seeks a Director for its Latino Cultural Center. The Rafael Cintron-Ortiz Latino Cultural Center was created in 1976 to help make UIC a place where Latino/a identity and values are reaffirmed, shared, and performed, contributing to the advancement of the Latino/a students and to the creation of a Latino/a community on campus. The Center plays a major role in creating supportive spaces and offering programs and services for the Latino/a student population and for others interested in learning more about Latino/a and Latin American cultures and arts. It also serves as the home for the various Latino/a student organizations on campus and as a venue for numerous cultural activities, performances, lectures, and presentations.

The Director reports to the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Affairs. As administrative head of the Center, the Director assumes fiscal oversight for this unit. He/she implements campus-wide-programs designed to educate and increase cultural awareness among university faculty, staff and students, promotes student development and retention, and affirms Latino/a identity and values. The Director is responsible for staff management including human resources, reviews and hiring; for establishing and working with an advisory board and in collaboration with the other Centers for Diversity (http://www.uic.edu/depts/oaa/ua/cultures.pdf); and for developing partnerships with internal and external stakeholders. He/she will serve as a liaison with other universities, academic and cultural institutions, and Latino/a community organizations in Chicago and nationwide.

The preferred applicant will demonstrate the following: leadership and creativity in organizing and developing programs for and about the diverse Latino/a and Latin American cultures; significant experience working with Latino/a communities within a university or cultural center in the city of Chicago or another major diverse urban setting; experience with strategic thinking and planning while being a creative and innovative problem-solver; team building and creative conflict management skills; ability to build collaborative relationships with diverse individuals, groups, and stakeholders; supervisory experience; knowledge in financial and human resource management; skills in grant-writing and development; minimum 3 years experience in Latino/a cultural programming and administration; minimum 3 years working with college student populations; excellent writing and interpersonal skills; fluency in English and Spanish; computer literacy in Word, Excel, database, and web-based applications.

For more information on the Rafael Cintron-Ortiz Latino Cultural Center see http://www.uic.edu/depts/lcc/ .

BA required, MA and/or PhD preferred. Salary range is $55-75,000, commensurate with experience.

To apply, submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae or resume, and names, titles and contact information of three references. The cover letter should describe the applicant's qualifications as well as their vision for the Latino Cultural Center.

For fullest consideration, applications must be received by November 1, 2010.

All applicants must submit an online application through jobs.uic.edu.

To apply, click on the following link: https://jobs.uic.edu/default.cfm?page=job&jobID=3791