Program Director, Black Resource Center (Administrator I)

  • Cal State University (CSU) Dominguez Hills
  • Carson, California
  • Mar 07, 2024
Administration and Management

Job Description

Working Title: Program Director, Black Resource Center

Department Name: Culture and Identity Centers

Division: Student Affairs

MPP employees serve at the pleasure of the campus President. MPPs do not serve a probationary period and never receive permanent status.

Classification Title: Administrator I

Position Salary Range: $5,555 - $8,333 per month

The anticipated hiring range for this position is $6,600 - $6,700 per month.

Salary is commensurate with experience.

Review of applications will begin Thursday, January 18, 2024, and the position will remain open until filled.

About the Department/Position:

Under the general direction of the Director of Women’s and Multicultural Resource Centers, the Program Director participates with management to provide leadership and administration of the multi-function operations of the Black Resource Center (BRC). The Program Director will lead in the development, administration, and assessment of a variety of programming, initiatives, and support services that advance educational access, retention, holistic development, and success of Black students. Furthermore, the Program Director is responsible for supervising and training staff, managing the center’s budget, implementing data collection and assessment plans, and providing consultation and assistance in the development, review, and revision of policies, practices, and programs to eliminate barriers to educational equity for Black students.

Overview of Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Design and implement student success programming, including high-impact programs, that advance students’ personal, professional, cultural, and academic development to increase retention and graduation rates of Black students.
  • Direct BRC staff and committees in the implementation of culturally relevant workshops, events, and training to ensure alignment with the University’s strategic plan and the BRC’s mission, goals, and priorities.
  • Develop and administer assessment of student learning outcomes and make data-informed decisions guiding the BRC’s strategic planning. Partner with the Student Affairs Assessment Office, Office of Institutional Research, and other campus departments to collect and analyze data on student retention and success.
  • Partner with the Culture & Identity Centers, the Office of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice, and other campus constituents to implement campus-wide programs and initiatives advancing intersectional DEI efforts, particularly related to increasing awareness and understanding of issues impacting Black students.
  • Manage the day-to-day administrative operations of the BRC, including but not limited to: reviewing office and campus policies and protocols, managing budget and resources, coordinating outreach and communication.
  • Recruit, hire, train, and evaluate professional and student staff, track progress, and manage ongoing development and supervision.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Education: bachelor’s degree.
  • Experience: Minimum of two (2) to five (5) years professionally related experience.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Knowledge of current and historical statewide and national movements and issues impacting Black student success.
  • Working knowledge and competence in area of diversity education, program development and implementation, student development, assessment, and evaluation
  • Knowledge of CSU policies and procedures
  • Ability to respond to sensitive situations that involve discrimination and access to equitable educational and career opportunities.
  • Ability to orient Black students to the culture of the institution and provide support services to help students achieve their personal, academic, and professional goals.
  • Skills in development and promoting awareness of Black student issues and cultural identities through campus-wide events, student programs, and departmental services.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience leading or supervising others is preferred.
  • Knowledge of principles, practices, and trends of the Student Services field
  • Knowledge and understanding about unique issues that impact Black.
  • Knowledge and practice of student development theory, individual counseling techniques, group counseling and advising practices, and current trends/issues related to college students.
  • Working knowledge of the methods and problems of organization and program management
  • Knowledge and experience working with multi-cultural/multi-ethnic populations; students that are historically under-represented, under-prepared, low-income, and first-generation college students.
  • Ability to recommend campus policies and practices to support Black students, faculty, and staff.
  • Ability to plan, develop, coordinate, and organize programs and activities.
  • Ability to delegate tasks, supervise, and evaluate the work of others.
  • Ability to interact with a diverse student population, faculty, staff, and the general community.
  • Ability to analyze complex situations accurately and determine appropriate courses of action and proper techniques to utilize while engaged with individuals in personal interactions of an argumentative or sensitive nature.
  • Ability to interpret and evaluate descriptions and explanations of problems brought forward by individuals and student organizations, analyze and define the problem, draw valid conclusions, and project consequences of various alternative courses of action.
  • Ability to consult with students, staff, and faculty individually and in groups on complex matters and refer as needed to appropriate departments.
  • Ability to carry out a variety of professionally complex, managerial, and confidential assignments without detailed instructions.
  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with a variety of individuals.
  • Ability to promote and deepen the understanding of the challenges faced specifically by Black students.
  • Ability to provide training to faculty and staff on best practices to support student access, retention, and graduation of Black students.
  • Ability to effectively train and supervise students and complete all associated student personnel actions in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Ability to accurately prepare and maintain records.
  • Ability to accurately analyze data and prepare reports.
  • Ability to pursue grants and raise funds.
  • Ability to speak and make presentations in a variety of public settings.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Excellent active listening skills.
  • Strong critical thinking skills and analytical skills.
  • Skills working with campus administrators, faculty, staff, and students to address complex issues and situations in a timely manner.
  • Skills to organize complex programs, trainings, and workshops in collaboration with campus and community partners.
  • Skills with computers, current technology methods of students, and other basic equipment in an academic setting.

To view the full position description, click “Position Description” above.

General Information:
  • Possession of a valid Driver's License is required. Employees in this position will be enrolled in the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) Government Employer Pull Notice Program.
  • Satisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminal records check) is required for employment. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or the continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.
  • 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.
  • This position is a "designated position" in the California State University's Conflict of Interest Code. The successful candidate accepting this position is required to file Conflict of Interest forms subject to the regulations of the Fair Political Practices Commission.
  • In accordance with the California State University (CSU) Out-of-State Employment Policy, the CSU is a state entity whose business operations reside within the State of California and prohibits hiring employees to perform CSU-related work outside of California.
  • The CSU system offers a competitive total compensation benefits package for employees and qualifying dependents, including medical, dental, vision, retirement, and tuition assistance. It is our goal to compensate employees equitably and fairly. You can access a full description of our benefits here .

Closing Statement

California State University, Dominguez Hills, is strongly committed to achieving excellence through a diverse workforce. Individuals with disabilities requesting accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) may call the Human Resources Office at (310) 243-3771.

California State University Dominguez Hills is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status.

Advertised: Dec 18 2023 Pacific Standard Time
Applications close:

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