Director, Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholars Program - Tenders Global

Director, Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholars Program

New York University


Posted: 16-Jul-23

Salary: Open


Other Staff/Administrative

Internal Number: 225151394

Director, Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholars Program
US-NY-New York
Job ID: 2022-11337
Type: University Enrollment Management (WS1960)
# of Openings: 1
Category: Academic Program Support
New York University

The Director oversees all aspects of the Martin Luther King (MLK), Jr. Scholars Program. This high profile immersive, cohort- based honors program provides selected undergraduate students with necessary knowledge, skills, and relationships to advance social change, with a specific focus on the scholarship of Dr. King, grounded in the foundational understandings of what Dr. King called the three evils of society – racism, poverty, and violence. Through intentional academic and co-curricular programs, the Director will support the learning and development of MLK Scholars as they work together to realize Dr. Kingâ™s vision at New York University and beyond. Reporting to the Vice President for Student Success, Research and Experience within Global Enrollment Management and Student Success, and working in close partnership with the Senior Associate Vice President of Global Faculty Engagement & Innovation Advancement in the Office of Global Inclusion, Diversity, and Strategic Innovation, the Director is responsible for program administration and planning, supporting and coordinating curriculum development and assessment, and leading seminars and special programs. The Director is responsible for building critical links to engage faculty and campus partners in teaching, research, and cocurricular experiences. The Director collaborates with Enrollment Management units including Student Success, Financial Aid, Undergraduate Admissions, the Office of Global Inclusion (OGI), Diversity, and Strategic Innovation, faculty, and other campus partners to deliver a high-impact four-year educational and leadership development program. The Director will collaborate with the Admissions Office to ensure the recruitment of a strong pool of applicants, support yield efforts and onboard program participants. The Director supervises a team of two full-time staff, students, and graduate assistants, and collaborates with campus partners, and the faculty advisory board to support the success of the program and its students. In alignment with the scholarly work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and related theoretical frameworks of community leadership and social change, the Director will provide strategic leadership in the implementation and management of this selective cohort-based undergraduate honors program. Key responsibilities include: support the implementation of best practice pedagogy, cultivate a culture of inclusive excellence, community and belonging, relationship building and collaboration, expand program impact and reach, and lead a high-performing and engaged team.


Required Education:
Master’s Degree
Preferred Education:
Doctoral Degree
Required Experience:
7+ years of experience working in a higher education or advanced educational settings, social justice, or honors or leadership program
Required Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
Knowledge of scholarly and theoretical frameworks of Dr. King, experience developing and leading experiential programming, experience managing and supervising staff, excellent interpersonal and communication skills, strong organizational and research capabilities, ability to work in an entrepreneurial, dynamic, and urban environment, ability to develop and assess strategic plans and strategies for achieving them, ability to work with diverse students, faculty, administrators, and community partners, and a proven ability to work across complex organizations, such as a research university, and lead a diverse stakeholder to achieve key priorities and outcomes.


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In compliance with NYC’s Pay Transparency Act, the annual base salary range for this position is USD $140,000.00 to USD $180,000.00. New York 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 offer.
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