Assistant Director of The Institute for Critical Race and Ethnic
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Title - Assistant Director of The Institute for Critical Race and
Ethnic Studies (CRES)
Reports to the Director, and helps to provides leadership for the
About the Institute for Critical Race and Ethnic
The Institute for Critical Race and Ethnic Studies (CRES) at St.
John's University is a research institute whose principal method of
operation is the innovative interweaving of theory and action for
thedevelopment and engagement of interdisciplinary and
transdisciplinary approaches to addressing the problems caused by
systemic racism and the intersecting forms of oppression that
accompany it locally, regionally, nationally, and globally.
Its structure and ethos are shaped by an awareness of the
importance of the cross-pollination of ideas and evidence from
researchers, policymakers, legislators, industry leaders, community
organizers, artists, and grassroots activists who seek to develop
solutions for the problems of institutionalized racial injustice
and its role in shaping other forms of inequities.
The work of the institute takes place in a number of distinct and
interconnected collaborative spaces:
- Ethics in Practice
- Community Research Partnerships
- Fellowships and Internships
- Visiting Scholars & Speakers
These spaces are linked by the CRES Institute's overall approach of
interweaving theory and action to develop new knowledges,
practices, and pedagogies that address the problems created by
systemic racism and the causes and outcomes of the racialization
and ethnicization of Latin American, African, Asian, Oceanic, and
Indigenous people and their diasporas.
Each of these collaborative spaces brings together opportunities
for internal and external group projects that serve the specific
focus of that collaborative space. The aim of each of these
collaborative spaces is to break down the walls that inhibit work
across all boundaries.
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St. John's Institute of Critical Race and Ethnic Studies
The Assistant Director works with the Director to provide a
coherent vision and direction for the Institute in partnership with
other university structures.
Works with the Director in overseeing the development of the
structures of the CRES Institute and the interdisciplinary research
activities of the Institute.
The Assistant Director works with the Director to ensure, the
appropriate running and development of the Institute's advisory
boards, the success of the research projects that take place
through the programmatic and collaborative spaces within the
- leads some of the administrative tasks for the implementation
of the programmatic goals to fulfill the vision for the development
of the Institute.
- works with the Director to lead, develop and motivate a high
performing Institute and its staff, engendering a culture of
excellence, accountability, and transparency;
- works with the Director to oversee the development of the CRES
major and minor.
Main Duties and Responsibilities:
- works with the Director to develop and maintain external
relationships essential to the Institute's work, promoting the work
of the Institute with external organizations.
- Works with the Director to develop and deliver a compelling,
cohesive and ambitious vision for the Institute aligned to the
University's strategic objectives and anti-racist practices;
- Works with the Director to support the development of the CRES
Academic Programs, including overseeing the recruitment of students
and supporting the development of courses and supporting faculty
- Works with the Director to develop and manage the Institute's
- Serves as an ex-officio member of the internal Advisory
- Works with the Director to create programs in the Institute's
programmatic spaces that develop the Institute's research agendas
and solidifies the Institute's research portfolio. This will
include identifying and supporting opportunities for research and
program developments internally and externally in the region,
nationally, and internationally.
- Serves as project manager over programming taking place in the
Institute's collaborative spaces.
- Co-Coordinates the process of identifying internal and external
funding sources and income-generating activities for the
- Works with the Director to ensure that all relevant University
policies and procedures are followed by the Institute.
This position requires spending time in the CRES Institute office
Travel is primarily local and may include visits to the other NY
Required Education and Experience:
- A Master's degree required
- A doctorate or equivalent preferred.
- Experience in research and/or teaching in CRES or CRES-related
- Prior university (or other nonprofit administrative experience)
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or
contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or
responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job.
Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time,
with or without notice.
In compliance with NYC's Pay Transparency Act, the annual/hourly
salary range for this position is $58,500. St. John's University
considers factors such as (but not limited to) scope and
responsibilities of the position, candidate's work experience,
education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, as well as
market and organizational considerations when extending an
This position may be relocated to any of St. John's University's
physical locations at any time.
St. John's offers a competitive compensation program which is
commensurate with your qualifications, experience, and contingent
upon the departmental budget. We also offer an extremely
comprehensive benefits program to meet the diverse needs of our
workforce. Along with exceptional benefits such as medical, dental,
life insurance, long term disability insurance, tuition remission,
generous 403(b) employer contribution, employee assistance program,
and liberal paid time off policies, faculty and staff can also
enjoy St. John's performing arts, libraries, bookstores, dining
facilities, campus recreation and sporting events
Any offer of employment is subject to receipt by St. John's
University of satisfactory references, verification of employment
St. John's University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and
encourages applications from women and minorities. All qualified
applicants will receive consideration without regard to race,
color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national
or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability,
protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by
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