Assistant Director of Equity & Inclusion, Women's Resource Center (Student Services Professiona...

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Job Title: Assistant Director of Equity & Inclusion, Women's Resource Center (Student Services Professional III), Office of Diversity & Inclusion
Location: San Diego Main Campus
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 7006

San Diego State University is seeking applicants with demonstrated experience and/or commitment to teaching and working effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and members of historically underrepresented groups.

Initial review of applications will begin on Wednesday, July 17, 2019. To receive full consideration, apply by Tuesday, July 16, 2019 . The position will remain open until filled. The online application should be completed in detail. Completion of the online application is required for consideration; a resume alone will not suffice.

For more information on San Diego State University, please click here.

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This is a full-time (1.0 time-base), benefits eligible, temporary position anticipated to end on or before 08/04/2020, with the possibility of reappointment and/or permanency. This position is designated exempt under FLSA and is not eligible for overtime compensation. Standard SDSU work hours are Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., but may vary based on operational needs.

This position, in collaboration with the Director of Identity Centers and the Associate Chief Diversity Officer for Student Engagement, provides leadership and long-range planning for the Women's Resource Center. The Assistant Director provides day-to-day support to and oversight of student employees, volunteers, and interns. The Assistant Director collaborates with the Director of Identity Centers, the Associate Chief Diversity Officer for Student Engagement, the Women's Resource Center Coordinator, student staff, and campus/community partners to implement training, programs, and services of the Center.

This position will assume a shared role in creating, sustaining, and strengthening an inclusive, safe and affirming gathering space and campus environment for all persons, supporting the social and educational interactions for women-identified students utilizing the Center. This position will likely be called upon as a resource in responding to crisis and sensitive equity issues as they relate to women-identified students. This position will serve as a mentor and advisor to students, and a resource to other faculty/staff positions on campus. This position will work with interns and student assistants to design and deliver programs for graduate and undergraduate students, and University employees to promote leadership development, equity, multicultural education, social justice, and to address the intersectionality of identities such as gender, race, religion, ethnicity, class, and ability. This position will promote the Women's Resource Center, raise awareness and understanding of gender-related issues, support activist events, and ensure representation on campus-wide committees, programs, and materials.

For more information regarding Office of Diversity and Inclusion, please click here.

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Starting salary upon appointment not expected to exceed $4,875 per month. CSU Classification Salary Range: $4,554 - $6,488 per month. Salary placement is determined by the education, experience, and qualifications the candidate brings to the position, internal equity, and the hiring department's fiscal resources.

San Diego State University offers a rich benefits package that constitutes a major portion of total compensation. For more information regarding SDSU benefits, please click here.

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Minimum Qualifications

Equivalent to graduation from a four-year college or university in a related field, including or supplemented by upper division or graduate course work in women's and gender studies, counseling techniques, interviewing, and conflict resolution where such are job-related.

Possession of these knowledge and abilities is typically demonstrated through the equivalent of three years of progressively responsible professional student services work experience. One year in the program area to which assigned may be preferred but is not required.

A Master's degree in Women's and/or Gender Studies, Counseling, Clinical Psychology, Social Work, or a directly related field may be substituted for one year of experience. A doctorate degree and the appropriate internship or clinical training in counseling or guidance may be substituted for the three years of experienced for positions with a major responsibility for professional career or personal counseling.

Preferred Qualifications and Specialized Skills

    A Master's degree in Women's Studies, Ethnic Students or Cultural Studies, Higher Education Administration or a related field.Prior experience in higher education.Demonstrated ability to apply power, privilege, and inequity concepts to create safe working environments for minoritized students, faculty, and staff.Experience participating in and leading movement(s) to create meaningful systemic change.Track record operating with an anti-oppression framework and an anti-deficit lens.Ability to understand and navigate a dynamic campus culture.Knowledge and experience working with varied and diverse populations of women.Competency in cross-cultural communication.Experience in student advising also preferred.Willingness to work irregular hours, including evenings and weekends, with advance notice.Possesses leadership qualities such as: proactiveness, vision, being a self-starter, positivity and creativity.Ability to facilitate difficult dialogues, effectively listen to all points of view and build consensus.Demonstrated success working on teams and supporting colleagues on collaborative initiatives.Considerable knowledge of student and leadership development theory, identity development models, group and individual behavior principles, and implications for practice.Understanding of feminism and intersectional feminist principles.Ability to develop and deliver training and education workshops.Documented experience developing and coordinating programs and events.Knowledge, sensitivity, and understanding of the social, political, personal, and cross­-cultural needs of women.Ability to collaborate and work with other units regarding issues of diversity and community.Interpersonal skills necessary to interact with key senior management, faculty, and administrators regarding issues that impact womenAbility to exercise discretion, confidentiality, and excellent judgment in responding to conversional, sensitive, and/or emotional issues and situations.Ability to assess, design, implement and evaluate effective programming and policies as related to this position.Ability to work well independently and follow through on projects with minimal direction.Ability to effectively administer and coordinate a variety of concurrent and ongoing activities.Ability to interact professionally, effectively, and collaborate with diverse constituencies.Ability to recruit, train, and support students for work in the Center and for advocacy work on campus.
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To apply for this position, please click on the "Apply Now" button on this page. You must submit your application by clicking on the "Submit" button. If you need assistance completing your application, please click here.

Applicants with disabilities requiring assistance may call (619) 594-1663.

General Information

The person holding this position is considered a ‘mandated reporter’ under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

San Diego State University is not a sponsoring agency for staff or management positions (e.g., H-1B visa). Applicants must currently be authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. Offers of employment are contingent upon the presentation of documents that demonstrate a person's identity and authorization to work in the United States, which are consistent with the provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

SDSU is a smoke free campus. For more information, please click here.

SDSU is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, age, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, or covered veteran status.

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Job No: 7006
Posted: 7/6/2019
Application Due: 11/23/2019
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