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Wilbur N. Daniel African American Cultural Center Coordinator

Austin Peay State University
Job Location:
Clarksville, 37044
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Services
Position Summary

The Wilbur N. Daniel African American Cultural Center Coordinator reports to the Director for Community Belonging. This role supports Austin Peay State University efforts toward building and sustaining a vibrant campus community which fosters a pluralistic learning environment and sense of belonging for students, with a particular emphasis on African American/Black student populations. The coordinator will be with a team that drives the strategy, vision, multidisciplinary and data-informed approach, and operational leadership to develop, inspire, and create a campus community where students thrive

This position collaborates in a cross-Divisional and cross-institutional approach to administer the services, functions, and activities related to student support services. The Coordinator guides and advises students in designing programs that create a sense of belonging and offer opportunities for personal growth and identity development. The coordinator will serve with a student-centered approach that contributes to a caring and safe campus life environment that supports the holistic success of African-American/Black students.

Austin Peay State University is a four-year public, doctoral-level university, with six colleges and four Chairs of Excellence. The University has an enrollment of over 9,000 students and is located in Clarksville, Tennessee, a community of an estimated 166,000 people located approximately 40 miles northwest of Nashville, TN.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

Community Building and Programming
  • Coordinate programs and services to enhance the social development and success of
  • students.
  • Coordinate educational programs and campus events that foster a welcoming social
  • environment and campus belonging.
  • Coordinate the planning of signature celebratory programming such as, but not limited to,
  • Black History Month and MLK Day.
  • Facilitate collaborative partnerships with faculty and other departments in presenting
  • programs and fostering appreciation for culture through lectures, art, discussions and
  • workshops.
  • Advise, and foster creation of, student organizations supporting the belonging of African American/Black students.
    Student Success
  • Coordinate programs and services to enhance the academic success of students with a
  • focus on initiatives related to retention, graduation, and career development.
  • Facilitate collaborative partnerships with faculty and other departments to create and
  • support initiatives that boost the academic and career success of students.
  • Assist in the recruitment of under-represented students by participation in events such as GOVS Orientation and GOVS Preview Days.
Department and Division
  • Maintain open communications with the Director for Community and Belongingness to share information and engage in issue-spotting and creative problem-solving to benefit the University community.
  • Work with the Director to coordinate the management of resources of the Center, authorize expenditures and monitor the departmental budget in accordance with APSU policies and procedures.
  • Communicate regularly with the Center Advisory Committee and schedule meetings as appropriate.
  • Collaborate with community partners to provide resource support for students.
  • Coordinate timely and accurate preparation of reports.
  • Stay informed and educate the University community and stakeholders as needed regarding issues, trends, and regulations impacting African American/Black students.
  • Participate in related professional organizations for continuing development.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Ability to interact in an effective and appropriate manner with diverse populations, the University community and the public.
  • Ability to effectively manage all aspects of the Center.
  • Integrity, kindness, creativity, and decisiveness.
  • Motivation to create a caring and safe student experience.
  • Ability to serve with agility; important to lead, listen, and serve with empathy.
  • A commitment to practicing open communication and inspiring trust.
  • Desire to collaborate with colleagues.
  • Demonstrated sincere enjoyment from working with students.
Required Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelors degree and related experience.
  • Knowledge of best practices to support African American/Black students in the university setting
  • Skills that exemplify collaboration, communication, action and advocacy.
  • Ability to lead, develop, and work with a diverse staff.
  • Advanced oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to administer multiple deadlines and tasks.
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze and assess data.
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