Director, Latinx Student Center (MPP/Administrator III) - Division of Equity & Community Inclusion
Interim Director, Latinx Student Services
Administrator Level (for MPP positions only)
This position is an Administrator III in the California State University Management Personnel Plan (MPP), reporting to the Associate Vice President for Equity & Community Inclusion.
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The Division of Equity & Community Inclusion is part of the Student Affairs & Enrollment Management cabinet area, and is responsible for leading, coordinating, implementing and evaluating a broad range of sustained programs, initiatives, events and activities designed to:
- facilitate intercultural/intergroup dialogue;
- promote equity and inclusion;
- advance social justice; and
- improve campus climate for all of our students.
Among several desired outcomes, most notably Equity & Community Inclusion works collaboratively with campus partners (including student clubs and organizations) to close the educational equity gap in support of our Graduation Initiative 2025 goals, as well as fuel and support our diverse students' hopes and dreams to graduate and go on to make a positive impact in their communities and on the world.
Full-time (40 hours per week); 1.0 FTE
Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Anticipated Hiring Range
$6,375.00 - $7,100.00 Per Month; $76,500.00 - $85,200.00 Annually
Salary is commensurate with experience.
Reporting administratively to the Associate Vice President for Equity & Community Inclusion (AVPECI), the Interim Director of the Latinx Student Center (hereafter referred to as the "Center") serves as an integral member of the Student Affairs & Enrollment Management (SAEM) Leadership Council and a core member in the Equity & Community Inclusion subcabinet area. The incumbent will coordinate, plan, deliver, and evaluate a comprehensive set of activities, events, programs, and services specifically designed to increase enrollment and student success for students who identify as Latinx. The primary goal is to close the educational equity gap and improve SF State's performance in the retention and graduation of Latinx students.
The Interim Director will assist the AVPECI in ongoing efforts to promote diversity, cultural competence, equity, and inclusive excellence in sustained collaboration and consultation with student organizations, athletic teams, residence hall communities, student shared governance bodies, and other student affinity/cohort groups. The Interim Director is expected to partner with various administrative units and academic departments including, but not limited to: Asian American & Pacific Islander (AAPI) Student Services, Associated Students, the Dream Resource Center, Financial Aid, Student Outreach Services, Student Activities & Events, and six academic colleges.
The Interim Director will also provide guidance, consultation and assistance in the development, review, and revision of departmental/unit policies and procedures to minimize barriers to educational equity for Latinx students and enhance access, success, retention, and graduation for Latinx students. The Interim Director will provide guidance on the development of culturally responsive programming and co-curriculum, and work collaboratively with Academic Affairs colleagues on promoting culturally relevant curriculum. Further, the Interim Director will ensure that assessment of program impact and learning outcomes occur on a regular basis to maximize efficiency and effectiveness of the Center's efforts. In all efforts, the Interim Director will be informed through evidence based methods and a philosophy that inclusive excellence requires both the institution to critically examine itself and adapt/change structurally and systematically to eliminate educational inequities, as well as individual students to expand their capacities.
- To develop a center that is guided by the Latinx Student Center workgroup recommendations and builds on the unique legacy of activism and commitment to social justice, uses a philosophical model grounded in theories of critical race theory, social justice, and inclusive excellence, implements programs and services that address educational inequities that affect access and success of Latinx students at SF State;
- Provide effective leadership, supervision, direction, and accountability for staff and programs in the unit;
- Ensure responsible fiscal and facilities management, as well as compliance with relevant state and federal laws, California State University regulations, and university policies;
- Recruit, select, train, mentor, develop, supervise, evaluate, and hold accountable all employees and volunteers in the Latinx Student Center;
- Develop a strategic plan aligned with university priorities and draw from the Latinx Student Center workgroup recommendations and articulate short-term and long-term goals with tactics to achieve those outcomes;
- Assist with the implementation of the campus Graduation Initiative 2025 plan, in particular efforts to close the educational equity gap for Latinx students;
- Inform institutional leadership on ways to improve access to SF State, increase enrollments, and strengthen relationships with critical community partners to support the pathway to college for Latinx students;
- Coordinate planning and delivery of educational and social programs and services tailored to support Latinx students that is responsive to their dynamic and complex identities;
- Collaborate with key stake holders including, but not limited to, Undergraduate Admissions & Recruitment, Financial Aid, Undergraduate Advising, Student Activities & Events, and the six academic colleges to address inequities, address systemic barriers to student success, and improve the campus climate for Latinx students;
- Provide advising, coaching, and mentoring to student organizations that are striving to increase Latinx student enrollments and success;
- Serve as a member of university committees, and chair campus committees and work groups as appropriate;
- Develop an evidence based approach to decision making to increase student enrollment and success through data analysis and data collection;
- Identify additional revenue opportunities such as grants, donations, and scholarships;
- Identify research areas to advance and inform the enrollment practices and the overall campus climate for Latinx students;
- Collaborate with Academic Affairs and the six academic colleges to foster and coordinate an academic support network for Latinx students such as a living and learning community; and
- Fulfill other administrative duties as assigned, commensurate with the roles and responsibilities of a Director position.
- Demonstrate behaviors that are in line with the User Friendly Principles (P530C) and Principles of Conduct for a Multi-Cultural University (P30D); and
- Demonstrate safe work practices for oneself, others and the office environment.
Other Duties as Assigned
- Master's degree in a related discipline (Ethnic Studies, Latinx Studies, Education Leadership, Counseling, Sociology, etc.);
- Three or more years of experience in designing, delivering, evaluating, and improving activities, programs and services related to institutional access, diversity, inclusion, and/or social justice in a higher education setting;
- Record of commitment and contributions to advancing college access and success for Latinx students;
- Fluency with the prevailing and emerging scholarship and effective practices in areas of student diversity and equity, inclusive excellence, student affairs, and/or social justice;
- Demonstrated experience effectively working and establishing rapport with complex, dynamic, and intersectional identities of Latinx students;
- Proven experience working collaboratively with students and colleagues at all levels in a large, complex institution, as well as various external communities, in facilitating positive and collaboration processes and interactions to improve the access and the campus climate for Latinx students;
- Demonstrated experience generating reports and presentations to illustrate mission, vision, goals, progress towards outcomes, areas of improvement, and recommendations for advancing and accelerating efforts to increase Latinx enrollments and student success; and
- Proven experience facilitating relationships and rapport with other identity groups and communities to foster an inclusive climate, social support, and success of all students.
- An earned doctorate in a field relevant to the primary job duties; and
- Experience establishing new units, centers, or institute with a clear and well-defined mission and goals, as well as clear metrics for success.
This position requires the successful completion of a background check.
Eligibility to Work
Applicants must be able to provide proof of US Citizenship or authorization to work in the United States, within three business days from their date of hire.
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