Assistant Director, Cultural Centers
Assistant Director, Cultural Centers
University of San Francisco
Reporting directly to the Director of Cultural Centers, the Assistant Director for the Cultural Centers (CC) will foster campus-wide awareness, knowledge, and skills around inclusion and equity, and create a supportive and inclusive campus environment for a diverse student body. The Assistant Director will work with the Director in achieving the Cultural Centers mission to engage multiple identities of all students, support leaders to be change agents for social justice, build alliances with students, create a community that honors and values diversity, and raise awareness about gender and sexuality issues. The Assistant Director will assist the Director in creating programs that integrate leadership development, cultural competency, and coalition building. The Assistant Director will be responsible for coordinating the operations of the Cultural Centers, partnering with various Student Life and academic departments on Intercultural Center (IC) and Gender and Sexuality Center (GSC) signature events, and advising and providing mentorship to the Culturally-Focused Clubs Council and cultural organizations under its structure.
As a member of the larger staff in Student Life, the Assistant Director for the Cultural Centers collaborates and cooperates to create leadership and intercultural competence opportunities to support student learning and development in the Jesuit Catholic tradition. The mission of Student Life is to fully support holistic student development within a social justice framework centered in preparing students to be caring, socially responsible citizens in our global and local community.
Cultural Centers Programming
• Develop, implement, and evaluate intercultural and gender and sexuality programs that facilitate exploration of the multiple identities of all students and support the University’s Vision, Mission, and Values and Divisional Commitments.
• Support the Director in departmental assessments, data analysis and reporting.
• Coordinate End of Year Celebrations to honor the achievements of our various communities. This includes managing collaborations with other departments, chairing the committees, as needed, and acting as liaison to the graduates and their families.
• Create, distribute, and maintain campus-wide communication materials regarding IC and GSC programs and services, including the Cultural Centers website, brochures, and other marketing materials, and the Cultural Centers Newsletter.
Cultural Centers Operations
• Hire, train, supervise, and manage the daily workflow of and provide professional development for the Cultural Centers student staff and graduate intern. Manage volunteers, as needed.
• Manages the day-to-day operations of the Centers, including front and back office operations, student, staff and faculty inquiries, and space management. Create and revise processes and procedures for the Cultural Centers that affect the accomplishment of the mission of the department.
• Manage communications and correspondence on behalf of the department, including campus-wide communications and routine correspondence that may include sensitive and/or confidential information.
• Monitors budget items for departmental budgets, including open commitments and fund transfers, and maintains financial records for department expenditures and events.
• Build coalitions, collaborate, and work closely with culturally-focused clubs, campus departments, and faculty to coordinate, implement, and publicize programs around social justice, identity, identity development, and other related events.
• Advise and provide mentorship for the Culturally Focused Clubs Council and meet regularly with its officers.
• Provide general advisement, advocacy for, and through referral link campus resources to individual students and student organizations connected to CC programs and services as appropriate.
• Mediate conflict with/among individual students and student organizations as appropriate.
• Serve as an advocate for students and represent the CC on committees, task forces, and boards as requested by the Director of Cultural Centers.
• Serve as a resource for USF programs and departments and work with staff and faculty directly involved in supporting historically underrepresented and underserved students including LGBTQ Faculty/Staff Caucus, the Diversity Equity and Inclusion committee, Student Disability Services, residential living/learning communities, International Student and Scholar Services, Admissions/Multicultural Recruitment and Retention, and Student Leadership and Engagement
• Assist with coordination of retention activities for historically underrepresented students in collaboration with other departments/programs including the Center for Academic and Student Achievement, PACT, Muscat Scholars Program, and International Student and Scholar Services
• Deliver seminars or workshops to the campus community to foster inclusiveness, equity, social justice and increase awareness of diversity issues
• Participate in department/division activities including meetings, retreats, and staff development
• Collaborate with professional colleagues at other university and educational organizations to share information for the purpose of enhancing content and delivery of CC programs, services, and resources to students
• Strive to keep general knowledge and awareness of pedagogical strategies for engaging diversity issues through critical self-education and professional development
• Perform other duties as assigned by the Director.
Master’s degree in higher education administration, college student services administration, counseling, sociology, ethnic studies, women’s studies, gender studies or other related field and one to two years of multicultural programming experience required. Specific experience in providing direct services to historically underrepresented and LGBTQ students in an urban, multicultural environment preferred. Candidate must be able to work closely with faculty and staff to incorporate curricular and co-curricular elements in program and service development. Strong interpersonal and problem solving skills in facilitating and maintaining collaborative relationships with campus constituencies. Demonstrated excellence in written and oral communication skills. Publishing and website design a plus. Must be available to participate in evening and weekend activities and programs.
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The University of San Francisco is an equal opportunity institution of higher education. As a matter of policy, the University does not discriminate in employment, educational services and academic programs on the basis of an individual’s race, color, religion, religious creed, ancestry, national origin, age (except minors), sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, medical condition (cancer-related and genetic-related) and disability, and the other bases prohibited by law. The University reasonably accommodates qualified individuals with disabilities under the law.