Assistant Director, Latinx Resource Center (Student Services Professional III)

San Diego, CA
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Salary Range: $4,691 - $6,683 per month
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San Diego State University

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The Assistant Director of the Latinx Resource Center (LRC), in collaboration with, and under the direction of, the Director of the Latinx Resource Center, provides support to Latinx students in making progress towards their degree. The Assistant Director of the LRC leads innovative efforts to provide an integrated approach to identifying, developing, implementing, and evaluating academic and cultural programs and practices directed toward improving minoritized student overall academic experience, inclusion, and enrichment. Further, the assistant director will develop and lead initiatives to increase outreach and yield, retention, academic success and oversee student staff leadership and professional development. This position collaborates with staff in the Cultural Centers, Student Affairs and Campus Diversity, Division of Academic Affairs, students, staff, campus, and community partners to develop, implement training, programs, and services of the Center.

The Assistant Director may be called upon as a resource in responding to sensitive equity, crisis, and individualized issues as they relate to multicultural students.  This position will serve as a mentor and advisor to students, and a resource to other faculty/staff positions on campus. This position will work with the leadership team and student assistants to design and deliver programs for graduate and undergraduate students, and university employees to promote leadership development, equity, social and racial justice, and access to basic needs to address the intersectionality of identities such as gender, race, religion, ethnicity, class, and ability.  The Assistant Director will promote the LRC and raise awareness of Latinx issues and student needs and concerns through supporting events/programs, written materials and through representation on campus-wide committees.

Division of Student Affairs and Campus Diversity:

The Division facilitates the academic and career success, personal growth, and well-being of all students, and works proactively to address systemic inequities through professional learning, community building, advocacy, policy recommendations, and organizational structures. We aim to foster an affirming campus culture based on the core values of excellence, equity, diversity, belonging and inclusion through:

  • Recruiting and retaining faculty and staff who are reflective of the diverse student body and communities served by SDSU, and recruiting students who are representative of the rich diversity of the region and the world;
  • Fostering an environment that is welcoming, affirming, and empowering for students, faculty, staff, and alumni of all backgrounds;
  • Enhancing the career and educational pathways of a diverse student body, the faculty and staff, including enhancing the learning environment and expanding learning opportunities for all students inside and outside the classroom, and expanding and connecting opportunities for students to participate in transformational experiences;
  • Developing leaders who believe in and lead others toward supporting civility, mutual respect and diversity in our society and workplaces; and
  • Cultivating relationships with the local community that advance the well-being of diverse individuals and communities.

For more information regarding the Latinx Resource Center, click here.

This is a full-time (1.0 time-base) benefits eligible, temporary position anticipated to end on or before 12/30/2022, with the possibility of reappointment. 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.

The individual hired into this role will work on-campus at SDSU in San Diego.

Education and Experience

Experience: Possession of these knowledge and abilities is typically demonstrated through the equivalent of three years of progressively responsible professional student services work experience. One year in the program area to which assigned may be preferred but is not required.

A master’s degree in Counseling, Clinical Psychology, Social Work, or a directly related field may be substituted for one year of experience. A doctorate degree and the appropriate internship or clinical training in counseling or guidance may be substituted for the three years of experience for positions with a major responsibility for professional career or personal counseling.

Education: Equivalent to graduation from a four-year college or university in a related field, including or supplemented by upper-division or graduate coursework in counseling techniques, interviewing, and conflict resolution where such are job-related.

Preferred Qualifications

  • A master’s degree in Counseling, Social Work, Ethnic Studies, Higher Education Administration or a directly related field may be substituted for one year of experience
  • Bilingual or multilingual, preferably with fluency in Spanish
  • 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
  • Ability to understand and navigate a dynamic campus culture
  • Knowledge and experience working with diverse populations of Latinx students
  • Competency in cross-cultural communication
  • Possesses leadership qualities such as: proactiveness, vision, being a self-starter, positivity and creativity
  • Demonstrated success working on teams and supporting colleagues on collaborative initiatives.
  • Experience working with student leadership development initiatives, retention programs and peer mentorship initiatives
  • Previous experience working with community engagement, community building and/or community organizing
  • Willingness to work irregular hours, including evenings and weekends, with advance notice

Specialized Skills

  • Considerable knowledge of student and leadership development theory, identity development models, group and individual behavior principles, and implications for practice.
  • Minimum of two consecutive years of demonstrated experience with programmatic development, coordination, implementation and assessment.
  • A track record supervising student staff and developing professional development strategies.
  • A track record of developing and maintaining strong working relationships with and among a diverse group of stakeholders.
  • Ability to develop and deliver training and education workshops.
  • Knowledge, sensitivity, and understanding of the social, political, personal, and cross-cultural needs of Latinx students.
  • Ability to work well independently and follow through on projects with minimal direction.
  • Ability to effectively administer and coordinate a variety of concurrent and ongoing activities.
  • Interpersonal skills necessary to interact with key senior management, faculty, and administrators regarding issues that impact Latinx students.
  • Ability to exercise discretion, confidentiality, and excellent judgment in responding to conversional, sensitive, and/or emotional issues and situations.
  • Ability to assess, design, implement and evaluate effective programming and policies as related to this position.
  • Ability to interact professionally, effectively, and collaboratively with diverse student constituencies.
  • Ability to recruit, train, and support students for work in the Center and for advocacy work on campus.

Compensation and Benefits

Salary placement is determined by the education, experience, and qualifications the candidate brings to the position, internal equity, and the hiring department’s fiscal resources. Starting salary upon appointment is not expected to exceed $4,691 per month.

San Diego State University offers a rich benefits package that constitutes a major portion of total compensation. For more information regarding SDSU benefits, please click here.

CSU Classification Salary Range: $4,691 - $6,683 per month.

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