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Assistant Director, Cross Cultural Centers

University-Student Union at California State University, Los Angeles
Job Location:
Los Angeles
Diversity and Multicultural Affairs

Assistant Director, Cross Cultural Centers

University-Student Union at California State University, Los Angeles

California State University, Los Angeles, is a comprehensive urban institution serving a diverse learning community of over 24,000 students, committed to excellence in education, community engagement, cultural awareness, and social responsibility. As a premier institution within the 23-campus California State University system, Cal State Los Angeles fosters an outstanding teaching and learning experience in a rich multicultural/multiethnic environment. The University-Student Union plays an integral role in enhancing this experience through a myriad of extra-curricular and co-curricular programming and activities. The University-Student Union has a student fee-based annual operating budget of $7.7M, 33 full-time employees, 100+ graduate/undergraduate student employees, and 100,000 square feet of facilities and operations.

Work week class: Exempt

Work schedule: 5/40 hours to be arranged

Mandated reporter: Limited reporter

Weekends/evenings: Required, as needed

Annual rate: $65,520 – $75,000

General Statement:

The Assistant Director of the Cross Cultural Centers (CCC) will assist in the daily administration and supervision of the department and its four resource centers – Asian Pacific Islander Student Resource Center, Chicana/o Latina/o Student Resource Center, Pan African Student Resource Center, and Gender and Sexuality Resource Center. The Assistant Director will also be responsible for the implementation, evaluation, and assessment of CCC programs, events, resources, and services; leadership development for CCC staff and affiliated student organizations; integration of academic success and identity initiatives; and special projects as assigned. The Assistant Director will also have direct responsibility to coordinate all programs and staffing of the Chicana/o Latina/o Student Resource Center.

Responsible To: Director, Cross Cultural Centers


  • Master's degree required in higher education/student affairs, ethnic or cultural studies, psychology, or another related field.

  • Two to five years of professional experience in cross cultural and social justice higher education settings required; graduate assistant or student assistant work experience in a cross cultural/gender & sexuality center considered.

  • Cultural competency and awareness of the concerns, pressures, and inequities of women, people of color, undocumented communities, queer and gender-fluid communities, and other marginalized student groups are required.

  • Knowledge of and commitment to the principles of student development, higher education, identity development, social justice, intersectionality, inclusion, and equity are required.

  • Well-versed in current issues and practice related to ethnicity, race, gender, sexual orientation, citizenship status, class, and other significant aspects of identity required.

  • Organization and coordination skills required.

  • Knowledge of and skill in budgeting, fiscal management, and reporting required.

  • Oral and written communication skills required.

  • Ability to motivate and work closely with students, student organizations, and professional peers required.

  • Social media, public relations, and promotion skills are preferred.

  • Computer and technology skills preferred.

  • Experience in training, advocacy, and development preferred.

Essential Duties:

  • Provide direct coordination of the Chicana/o Latina/o Student Resource Center, its programs, and supervision of its student staff and planning efforts.

  • Provide management and guidance for social media, marketing, and promotions.

  • Provide overall leadership in the daily administration of the CCC and supervision of 1 - 2 resource centers and their teams.

  • Supervise 1 -2 professional staff, and provide guidance and support to their program/resource center teams, programs, and ideas.

  • Develop programs, prepare contracts, communicate with speakers and performers, schedule venues and audio/visual equipment, prepare graphics requests, and develop publicity strategies for events.

  • Develop and implement culturally relevant initiatives to support retention and academic success.

  • Develop leadership opportunities, retreats, and workshops on equity, inclusion, and student success.

  • Collaborate with faculty, staff, and students across campus to develop programs, events, and services that bridge in-class and out-of-class learning experiences.

  • Prepare annual programming and services reports, including outcomes assessment, and evaluation tools and data.

  • Monitor budgets for specific programs and services, including student program budgets.

  • Attend daytime, evening, and weekend events to ensure successful implementation of programs.

  • Provide informal advising and direct assistance to culturally focused student organizations affiliated with the CCC.

  • Participate in the resource center, University-Student Union, and University meetings as needed.

  • Develop working relationships with social justice, cultural, and gender/sexuality-focused community organizations.

  • Coordinate planning processes for the Cultural Graduate Celebrations sponsored by CCC.

  • Facilitate diversity, equity, and anti-oppression professional development for CCC, U-SU, and University departments, offices, and student organizations as needed.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Closing Date: The review of applications will begin on November 27, 2023, and continue until the position is filled. 

A completed application, resume, and cover letter should be emailed to

Link to the application: loyment%20Application%20(2023).pdf

A background check (including a criminal record check) must be completed satisfactorily for an employment offer to remain valid. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or the continued employment of current employees who apply for the position required. 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.

The University-Student Union at California State University, Los Angeles (U-SU) is an equal-opportunity/Title IX employer. In accordance with applicable law, we prohibit discrimination and harassment against employees, applicants for employment, individuals providing services in the workplace pursuant to a contract, unpaid interns, and volunteers based on their actual or perceived race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex and gender, gender identity and gender expression, age, sexual orientation, military and veteran status, an individual’s reproductive health decisions and any other consideration protected by federal, state or local law.

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