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Assistant Director, Adalberto and Ana Guerrero Student Center

The University of Arizona
Job Location:
Tucson, Arizona
Student Affairs and Services

Posting Number: req7854

Department: Inclusion & Multicultrl Engmnt

Location: Main Campus

Address: Tucson, AZ USA

Position Highlights

The Assistant Director works in collaboration with the Guerrero Student Center Director and takes primary responsibility for the daily operational and logistical support and leadership for GSC, a student center that supports and advances Hispanic/Latina-o-x students' success as learners and leaders. The Assistant Director plays an integral role in assessing campus-wide needs to ensure that center programming is responsive to student needs, and where appropriate, develop new strategies for addressing issues faced by Hispanic/Latina-o-x student communities. The Assistant Director will assess the overall educational effectiveness of both continuing and first-time programming and use this data to continually evaluate the center's impact on students. The Assistant Director works collaboratively to provide services that are culturally appropriate; positively impact campus climate for underrepresented and students from marginalized populations, in particular Hispanic/Latina-o-x students; facilitates explicit connections between inclusion, success, and social justice; promotes intersectional work and connections; and that builds healthy communities.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Employee COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement

All University employees, including student workers and graduate assistants/associates, must verify that they are fully vaccinated for COVID-19, unless they have been granted a religious or disability/medical accommodation.

Duties & Responsibilities

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Work with Center staff to lead the on-going creation of a vibrant center that supports and advocates for Hispanic/Latina-o-x students, with emphasis on inclusion of voices and experiences from marginalized communities.
  • Manage the day-to-day operations of the Guerrero Student Center, including front and back-office operations, ensuring compliance with regulations and policies, managing personnel, student, staff and faculty inquiries, and space management.
  • Ensure consistent and appropriate climate in the center.
  • Assist in developing and implementing strategic plans and goals for the Guerrero Student Center.
  • Work with the Director to ensure center programming is responsive to student needs, and where appropriate, develop new strategies for addressing issues faced by Hispanic/Latina-o-x student communities.
  • Support the Director in collaboration with GSC staff to plan, implement, and evaluate all signature events, programs and trainings (e.g. Annual Graduation Convocation, Student Awards, Welcome and Open House events, Mental Health & Wellness programs, Heritage Month and Awareness Building Programs, and Living Learning Community Programs).
  • Collaborate with the Director to hire, train, supervise, and evaluate professional staff, graduate student staff, and undergraduate student staff as assigned.
  • Supervise student worker staff (Desk Assistants and Financial Aid Peer Advisor) including the creation of work schedules, task delegation and oversight of daily workflow of student workers, graduate assistants, and professional staff.
  • Ensure that center operations incorporate an understanding of student development and leadership principles.
  • Assist with the coordination, design, development, implementation, and assessment of staff retreats and ongoing professional development of student workers.
  • Work with the GSC Director to create an environment of collaboration and support for the leadership and members of Hispanic/Latina-o-x student clubs and organizations, including providing guidance to new and existing student groups on the development of their organizations.
  • Work closely and collaboratively with Counseling & Psychiatric Services (CAPS) and GSC's Embedded Counselor to develop appropriate outreach, education and programming to proactively address unique mental wellness issues affecting Hispanic/Latina-o-x students.
  • Provide crisis prevention, intervention, and referral when necessary, to assist students in resolving personal and/or academic problems and crises.
  • Oversee, in collaboration with the GSC Director, the re-design and implementation of the Casa Olin Theme Community in collaboration with Housing and Residential Life.
  • Manage communications and correspondence on behalf of the center, including campus wide communications and routine correspondence that may include sensitive and/or confidential information.
  • Lead role facilitating intersectional initiatives and collaborative programming across the Cultural and Resource Centers including African American Student Affairs (AASA), Asian Pacific American Student Affairs (APASA), Disability Cultural Center (DCC), Immigrant Student Resource Center (ISRC), LGBTQ+ Resource Center (LGBTQRC), Native American Student Affairs (NASA), and the Women & Gender Resource Center (WGRC).
  • Assist with managing budget items for departmental budgets, including management of the programming budget, oversight of scholarship administration, and maintaining financial records for department expenditures.
  • Assist in the generation of reports for the Office of Diversity and Inclusion and GSC, including reports to demonstrate impact of the Center, recommendations on how to improve center programming and educational initiatives to improve campus climate and achieve the goals set forth by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion.
  • Other duties as assigned, commensurate with the roles and responsibilities of the Assistant Director position.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree or higher and Minimum of 3 years of related work experience or equivalent combination of education and work experience required.
  • Experience in engendering and integrating the values of diversity, inclusion, and teamwork across various groups.
  • Experience in supervising personnel (i.e., professional, graduate assistants, interns, and/or undergraduate students).
  • Experience working with Hispanic/Latina-o-x students.
  • Experience with crisis intervention and providing referrals to appropriate campus and community resources.
  • Demonstrated experience with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Publisher, and Power Point), e-mail and the Internet.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's degree in Higher Education, with a specific focus on Hispanic/Latina-o-x students and/or other student populations from marginalized groups.
  • Previous experience working with multiple identity groups (i.e., LGBTQ, gender identity, race and ethnicity, multiracial, disabled, socioeconomic class).
  • Previous experience in revenue generation and/or grant writing.
  • Previous experience working in a center serving Hispanic/Latina-o-x students and/or in research focused on Hispanic/Latina-o-x students in higher education.
  • 2 years of managerial experience developing student centric programming focused on student development.

FLSA: Exempt

Full Time/Part Time: Full Time

Number of Hours Worked per Week: 40

Job FTE: 1.0

Work Calendar: Fiscal

Job Category: Student Services

Benefits Eligible: Yes - Full Benefits

Rate of Pay: $53,000

Compensation Type: salary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE)



Career Stream and Level


Job Family

Student Activities & Engage

Job Function

Student Services

Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Number of Vacancies: 1

Contact Information for Candidates

Dominique Calza

Open Until Filled: Yes

Documents Needed to Apply: Resume and Cover Letter

Diversity Statement

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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