Director, Education and Social Change Office

University of Colorado Boulder  |  Boulder, CO

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Job Overview

Posted about 2 weeks ago Full-Time

Job Details

Position Title:

Director, Education and Social Change Office

Job Type: Management
Location: Boulder, CO
Positions Available: 1
Institution Type: Public, 4-year
Institution Size: < 30,000 Students
Employer ID: 18359
Application Deadline: 04/06/2020

Stated Non-Discrimination Policy

Gender Expression / Identity Sexual Orientation

Benefits

Salary Range:
$77,000 - $77,000
Additional Compensation:
Salary Range Starts at $77,000, commensurate with skills and experience.
Housing for Position:
None provided
Benefits
Salary Range:
$77,000 - $77,000
Additional Compensation:
Salary Range Starts at $77,000, commensurate with skills and experience.
Housing for Position:
None provided
Qualifications
Education:
Masters Preferred, Bachelors Required
Major Preference:
Higher Education
Experience:

Qualifications
Education:
Masters Preferred, Bachelors Required
Major Preference:
Higher Education
Experience:

Position Description

Job Summary:

The Director of Education and Social Change Office provides leadership in disseminating inclusive excellence practices and in developing, presenting, and evaluating educational programs that promote social justice, multicultural and intercultural understanding, and knowledge and skills of students to support meaningful engagement across intersectional differences. The position reports to, and partners with, the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Inclusion and Student Achievement to develop the vision, direction, and actualization of an inclusive co-curricular learning environment. The vision for CISC is to provide high impact transformational community-building and educational programs for the CU community and to nurture leaders grounded in the core concepts of intersectional identity development, diversity education, equity, and social justice. In addition, the position will work collaboratively with the campus community to address issues related to historically underrepresented, marginalized and/or underserved students; performs policy review and revision for inclusion; consults with campus entities to address inequities; serves on campus and community committees, and promotes inclusive excellence practices across campus.

Who We Are:

At CISC, our goal is to support all students in the exploration of all of their identities and to create a welcoming and inclusive space on campus that supports academic and personal growth. We provide community-building programs, numerous educational opportunities for students to learn and teach, and a space for students to become active, informed global citizens by engaging and interacting with individuals from different cultures.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be:

Leadership and Assessment:

  • Supervise the Education and Social Change Office in the Center for Inclusion & Social Change, including professional staff and student peer education team.
  • Provide knowledgeable oversight of the positions and devises optimal staffing and operational models to ensure strong strategic and day-to-day leadership.
  • Actively strive to foster and maintain a workplace climate that is supportive of employees and respectful of differences, as well as to create a learning environment for students that encourages personal development, self-reflection, and academic success.
  • In collaboration with the AVC for ISA, as well as the additional Program Directors, track the needs of underrepresented students through campus climate data and retention and graduation rates to develop educational initiatives that enhance the campus climate and promote inclusion and equity for underrepresented students.
  • Design workshops and dialogue opportunities for students to gain awareness, knowledge, and skills in a variety of social justice areas, including but not limited to intersectionality, intercultural understanding, racism, sexism, classism, colorism, homophobia, and transphobia, as well as a variety of other socially-relevant and timely topics.
  • Assist AVC for ISA in developing a curriculum communication plan to address campus climate issues in the classroom, campaigns to educate the campus about allyship, coalition building, and advocacy for underrepresented communities.
  • Create and Implement Education and Social Change Institute for students that will include social justice experiential learning activities and opportunities to gain cross-cultural competency skills. 
  • Support students one-on-one and in group settings through mentorship, active listening, motivational interviewing, good communication skills, and by providing adequate resources, referrals, and advocacy when needed, using background knowledge in student development, crisis counseling, and social justice theory.
  • Provide support, resources, communications, and assistance after high-impact events that affect populations using the Center (terrorism targets, school shootings, DACA, hate crimes, harassment, etc.).
  • Work with the AVC for ISA to devise and implement process improvements and align programs to meet current and future campus and community needs.

Campus Representation & Strategic Partnerships:

  • Assist the AVC for ISA to envision, conceptualize, and communicate the inclusive excellence mission of the university through a broad and inclusive definition of diversity within ODECE and in collaboration with campus partners.
  • Collaborate with administration, faculty, and staff in the broad-based promotion of inclusion, social change, and campus diversity via campus-wide programming and support for first-generation and underrepresented students.
  • Assist with developing collaborative efforts with departments within ODECE, Student Affairs, Academic Affairs, Athletics, the Boulder community, etc., to build and implement inclusive policies, resources, and sustainable innovative transformative diverse workshops and services related to engaging students and enhancing the campus climate for underrepresented communities.
  • Actively participate in ODECE divisional projects and initiatives (requires evening and weekend commitments).
  • Represent CISC at student events, in both on and off-campus locations.

Budget and Fiscal Operations:

  • Oversee budget for the Education area, ensures the responsible planning and expenditure of fiscal resources in a manner consistent with all University policies and applicable local, state and federal laws.
  • Routinely assess the necessity of various monthly programming activities and associated expenses.
  • Meet deadlines for all requests for reports, data, publications, and budgets.
  • Provide timely/pertinent budgetary information to staff as necessary throughout the year.

Job Requirements

What You Should Know:
This position requires the availability and flexibility to work evenings and weekends.

What We Require:

  • Bachelor’s degree and five years of post-bachelor experience with campus-wide programming and advising first-generation and/or underrepresented students OR equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience with budget and financial management.
  • Experience hiring, evaluating, supervising and training staff.

What You Will Need

  • Appreciation for, and sensitivity to, issues such as equity, diversity, campus-climate, and community.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and student development skills to interact effectively with an increasingly diverse array of students, parents, faculty, alumni, and university constituents.
  • Demonstrated ability to work optimally with individuals and groups from a variety of identities, cultures, and backgrounds.
  • Ability to develop, coach, supervise and manage professional staff.
  • Proven record of building strong working relationships, advising students and student organizations, developing programs, and coordinating and facilitating workshops.
  • Creativity, ability to navigate ambiguity, resourcefulness, initiative and a high degree of motivation.
  • Outstanding communication skills demonstrated by the ability to interact comfortably with a wide range of diverse people, including staff, student leaders, students, faculty, parents, community partners, and administration.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, effective presentation skills, the ability to respond promptly to internal and external partners and referrals.
  • Excellent administrative and organizational skills.

What We Would Like You To Have

  • Master’s degree in Ethnic studies, History, Sociology, higher education administration or related field, and a minimum of 3 years of relevant full-time professional experience in post-secondary education administration including experience in advising, teaching, program planning, assessment, budget formulation, staff supervision, and decision-making.
  • Experience in curriculum development, facilitation of social justice topics to faculty, staff and a diverse group and undergraduate students.
  • Leadership experience in retention program development, diversity programming/education, and implementation.
  • Demonstrated experience in understanding issues and trends in higher education programs that focus on the retention needs of low-income first-generation, historically underrepresented, marginalized and/or or underserved college students.
  • Demonstrated experience with providing high impact campus-wide culturally engaging educational programs.

Special Instructions:
To apply, please submit the following materials: 

1. A current resume.

2. A cover letter that specifically addresses how your background and experience align with the requirements, qualifications and responsibilities of the position.

You will not be asked to upload references at this time. 

Please apply by April 6, 2020 for consideration. 

Requisition Number: 24925

Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, applications must be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs.

Application Information

To apply, please submit the following materials: 1. A current resume. 2. A cover letter that specifically addresses how your background and experience align with the requirements, qualifications and responsibilities of the position. You will not be asked to upload references at this time. Please apply by April 6, 2020 for consideration. Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, applications must be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs. Requisition Number: 24925

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