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Associate Director, Black Student Center (Administrator 1)
|Job Type:||Administrative Multicultural/Diversity/ALANA Services Student Affairs Administration|
|Location:||San Marcos, CA|
|Institution Type:||Public, 4-year|
|Institution Size:||< 20,000 Students|
Empowerment. Engagement. Excellence!
The Division of Student Affairs seeks a dynamic professional to serve as the Associate Director for the Black Student Center. As the departmental leader, of a newly established Center (2017), this an outstanding opportunity for legacy work in building a strong foundation that will positively influence the student experience, academic advancement, and the overall success of Black students at California State University San Marcos (CSUSM).
The incumbent oversees all aspects including administration, leadership and strategic planning. Provides support for undergraduate and graduate students and leads a variety of student cultural and academic success initiatives. Develops, manages, and assesses educational and developmental programs that serve students by: celebrating heritage/culture; facilitating inclusion and engagement within the campus; promoting holistic development; and, supporting academic success including persistence and graduation.
CSUSM is located in North San Diego County just 10 miles east of the beautiful Pacific coast and less than 40 miles north of downtown San Diego.
PURPOSE OF POSITION:
The Black Student Center affirms the dignity and diversity of all students of African descent. It continues and challenges traditions by creating community space for all students and allies to achieve individual and social change. There is a focus on retaining students while promoting their successes within the university and beyond. California State University San Marcos promotes an inclusive and equitable campus community through advocacy, education and support services. The Black Student Center promotes an understanding of the role and impact of the Black experience and heritage in our lives and society; as well as, serves students from a variety of backgrounds and seeks to promote academic success, professional development, and community.
The Associate Director provides lead direction for the Black Student Center and oversees all aspects including administration, leadership and strategic planning. The incumbent provides support for undergraduate and graduate students and leads a variety of student cultural and academic success initiatives. Develops, manages, and assesses educational and developmental programs that serve students by: celebrating heritage/culture; facilitating inclusion and engagement within the campus; promoting holistic development; and, supporting academic success including persistence and graduation. Establish campus and community partnerships that make it possible for activities to be sustained, including high-level collaborations with organizations on- and off-campus. Collaborate broadly with Student Affairs, Office of Inclusive Excellence, Black Faculty and Staff Association to support synergy and a continuous engagement pathway for the students. Foster relationships with units including Student Affairs, community members, and other professionals to refer students and provide academic and professional coaching to students. The Associate Director also serves in a leadership role within Student Life and the Cultural Engagement Centers Collective. The Associate Director provides supervision and professional development to student staff members who assist with the operations of the Center.
LIST OF TASKS FOR EACH MAJOR RESPONSIBILITY:
LEADERSHIP/MANAGEMENT: Acts as a change champion.Leads courageously by addressing difficult issues.Works to resolve issues at the peer level and takes measures to mitigate future issues.Supports and moves new initiatives forward.Identifies current and future challenges and proposes effective solutions.Understands what issues require a “sense of urgency” and handles accordingly.Ensures confidentiality around sensitive issues.Facilitates an environment that motivates, empowers, and inspires commitment from employees. Assumes good intent with one another and work on the premise of trust.Demonstrates commitment to creating and sustaining a diverse and inclusive workforce.Provides clear direction.Communicates effectively and with purpose.Creates and implements methods for improving individual and team performance.Builds effective teams committed to organizational goals.Works with a spirit of collaboration, inclusion, respect and collegiality.Takes ownership of issues and demonstrates accountability.Creates an environment in which employees are recognized for their accomplishments and contributions to the success of the team.Builds competence in others through effective coaching, performance management and mentoring.Supports and encourages professional and career development for employees.Fosters a culture of support and success for new hires by utilizing effective onboarding methods.Understand the university’s mission and vision and how the department/division work activities and goals support the mission. Ensures cross-divisional support and participation.Recognizes, understands, and appreciates different roles across the institution.Identifies and calls advocacy behavior.Speaks and advocates with one common voice.Determines, effectively allocates, and coordinates resources.
STRATEGIC PLANNING: As a strategic partner, recommends, creates, and implements long and short-term strategic plan goals and operational plans for the Black Student Center. Ensures the Black Student Center’s goals align with and support the overall mission of the Division of Student Affairs, Student Life and University. Motivates and encourages commitment to achievement of strategic plans. Effectively communicates the strategic initiatives. Accomplishes strategic goals for the Black Student Center.
UNIVERSITY/COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP: As a member of the campus community, ensures a community focused strategy to support the university’s mission. Identifies and anticipates community needs. Builds effective strategic alliances internally and externally. Collaborates with business partners in the achievement of university goals that support the university’s mission. Initiates and develops strong working relationships with the community. Recognizes the importance of collective strength, knowledge, and information. Actively solicits and acts upon feedback. Develops and implements solutions. Successfully negotiates through persuasion. Gains support and commitment from others. Works to find common ground and group consensus. Takes the necessary measures to solicit and influence internal and external support. Demonstrates commitment to diversity.
FUNCTIONAL OVERSIGHT/MANAGEMENT: Oversees the effective management of all activities and programs relating to the Black Student Center, which is directly engaged in providing support, community building, and educational services and programs to current students. Ensures adherence to CSU guidelines, Divisional business processes, and other requirements in services. Oversees and ensures the regulatory compliance of all business operations, budget management and fiscal resource management within established policies and procedures for use of state and federal funds. Identifies and examines potential resource generating and/or funding opportunities for new and innovative services. Identifies, addresses and remedies any current or future risk management issues for the Black Student Center. Serves on Division and University committees as appropriate.
Provides direction and guidance to Black Student Center student staff in their programmatic decision-making. Works with student staff to create a cohesive team that can collaboratively and strategically set a vision and direction for the area. Responsible for hiring, evaluating and termination of employees as appropriate. Responsible promoting the professional development of Black Student Center employees. Leads the area in the formulation of measurable outcomes regarding the Black Student Center and works collaboratively to identify the appropriate tools to measure defined outcomes. Works with unit staff to ensure that appropriate regulations, policies and procedures are in place for the area and unit. Holds responsibility for representing the Black Student Center in Division of Student Affairs and University discussions. The Associate Director serves as a member of the Student Life Management Team and Cultural Engagement Centers Collective. Actively engaged in the future development and growth of the Center and the effective collaboration between Student Life and Academic units.
The Associate Director serves as a campus resource and educates the community on emerging issues regarding the broad spectrum of Black student identities and their intersections with other aspects of identity such as gender, religion, and citizenship. The Associate Director facilitates workshops and conversations with students, faculty, staff, and the community to develop a shared campus vocabulary and understanding around issues of race and identity and to help make CSUSM a more inclusive and diverse campus. Therefore, university-supported opportunities for professional development, as well as ongoing self-education related to theory, research, practice, policies and procedures are also essential components of the position.
The Associate Director works collaboratively with administrators, students, faculty, staff, alumni, and members of the community to define an appropriate identity for the Center, to plan for its support, to develop services, to organize activities, to conduct research, to secure both internal and external funding sources, and to sponsor events both on campus and in the community. The Associate Director works collaboratively with internal and external organizations, departments, and offices in efforts to address issues of race, class, identity, and social justice on campus and beyond. The Associate Director provides oversight of special projects that fall under the purview of the Black Student Center. The Associate Director leads the University and its offices in establishing and maintaining best practices for supporting Black Student students and works cooperatively and collaboratively with the Division of Student Affairs units, Office of Inclusive Excellence, Black Faculty and Staff Association, Office of Residential Education, Student Health and Counseling Services, and other organizations to foster dialogue, education and understanding.
This position is open until filled with a first review of applications beginning March 25, 2019. For assurance of full consideration, applications and supporting material should be submitted by 11:59pm on March 24, 2019.
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