Description: Position Summary
The Division of Student Affairs and Campus Diversity acknowledges and honors the inherent value and dignity of all individuals by creating and nurturing a learning and working environment that affirms and leverages our community's diversity of traditions, heritages, perspectives, and experiences. We are committed to fostering a culture of inclusive excellence designed to facilitate the personal and professional success, growth, development, and well-being of all members of our community. We manifest this commitment through our innovative, strategic and collaborative efforts to develop leaders who believe in and lead others toward practicing civility, mutual respect, and inclusion in our workplaces and society.
In collaboration with the Division of Student Affairs and Campus Diversity, the Director of the Latinx Resource Center (LCR) provides leadership and long-range planning for the Latinx Resource Center. The Director leads innovative efforts to provide an integrated approach to identifying, developing, implementing, and evaluating programs and practices directed toward improving student outreach and yield, academic success, leadership and professional development, inclusion and retention, and enrichment of the overall student experience, particularly for Latinx students. The director provides creative leadership, strategic planning, and vision regarding the role the LRC plays in support of the academic and public service mission of San Diego State University. The Director of the LRC collaborates with the Division of Student Affairs, Division of Academic Affairs, the Division of Diversity and Innovation, students, staff, and campus/community partners to implement training, programs, and services of the Center.
The Director will represent SDSU to external community and governmental organizations. The Director will/may be called upon as a resource in responding to sensitive equity, crisis, and individualized issues as they relate to native students. The Director will serve as a mentor and advisor to students, and a resource to other faculty/staff positions on campus. The Director will work with interns and student assistants to design and deliver programs for graduate and/or undergraduate students, and University employees to promote leadership development, equity, multicultural education, social equality, and to address the intersectionality of identities such as gender, race, religion, ethnicity, class, and ability. The Director will promote the LRC and raise awareness of Latinx excellence and student concerns through supporting events/programs, written materials and through representation on campus-wide committees.
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This is a full-time (1.0 time-base) benefits-eligible, at-will position. This position is designated exempt under FLSA and is not eligible for overtime compensation. Standard SDSU work hours are Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., but may vary based on operational needs. Education and Experience
- Bachelor's degree in Ethnic Students, Cultural Studies, Latin American Studies, Chicano/a Studies or a related field
- Five years of progressively responsible professional experience providing student services
- Five years of experience promoting diversity and inclusion in higher education or a similarly complex organization
- Demonstrated experience managing professional staff
- Master's degree in Ethnic Students, Cultural Studies, Latin American Studies, Chicano/a Studies, Higher Education Administration, or a related field.
- Bilingual or multilingual
- Prior experience in higher education
- Experience working from anti-racist, queer, and feminist frameworks.
- Demonstrated ability to apply power, privilege, and inequity concepts to create safe working environments for minoritized students, faculty, and staff
- Experience participating in and leading movement(s) to create meaningful systemic change
- Track record operating with an anti-oppression framework and an anti-deficit lens
- Ability to understand and navigate a dynamic campus culture
- Knowledge and experience working with diverse Latinx populations, including undocumented students and students from varied national origins.
Compensation and Benefits
- Competency in cross-cultural communication
- Possesses leadership qualities such as: proactiveness, vision, being a self-starter, positivity, and creativity
- Ability to facilitate difficult dialogues, effectively listen to all points of view and build consensus
- Demonstrated success working on teams and supporting colleagues on collaborative initiatives
- Willingness to work irregular hours, including evenings and weekends, with advance notice
San Diego State University will offer a competitive salary based on the qualifications and experience of the selected candidate. San Diego State University also offers a rich benefits package that includes:
SDSU COVID-19 Vaccine Policy
- Extensive Leave benefits: 14 paid holidays, 24 vacation days, and 12 sick days per year;
- Retirement security through a CalPERS defined benefit pension (with CalPERS and UC Retirement Plan reciprocity) and retiree healthcare benefits;
- An array of health, dental, and vision coverage at no-cost or low-cost to the employee; and
- California State University system fee reduction program (fee waiver) for the employee or their qualified dependent.
In accordance with the California State University systemwide policy, the COVID-19 vaccine will be required for all students, faculty, and staff in order to access campus. An individual is considered fully vaccinated two weeks after their second dose of a two-shot vaccine or two weeks after the first dose of a single-shot vaccine.
The individual hired into this role will be required to submit their completed vaccination documentation to the university's secure online health portal prior to beginning work. Individuals with an approved medical or religious exemption on file with the university will be required to complete regular COVID-19 testing. Supplemental Information
Initial review of the required application materials, including cover letters and resumes, will begin on July 18, 2022. To receive full consideration, apply by July 17, 2022. The position will remain open until filled.
The person holding this position is considered a 'mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.
San Diego State University is not a sponsoring agency for staff or management positions (e.g., H-1B visa). Applicants must currently be authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. Offers of employment are contingent upon the presentation of documents that demonstrate a person's identity and authorization to work in the United States, which are consistent with the provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.
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SDSU is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, age, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, or covered veteran status.
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Closing Date/Time: Open until filled