Director, Undocumented Student Programs

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Director, Undocumented Student Programs Job Number Full/Part Time Schedule Salary 202002052321 Full Time 8AM - 5PM Commensurate with Experience Position Information The Director for Undocumented Student Programs is responsible for planning, developing, implementing and assessing programs designed to support the academic wellness and campus integration of undocumented students. The Director manages a varied and complex set of co-curricular services and programs intended to advance knowledge of and awareness about UCR's diverse undocumented community and will develop new programming that will address issues of diversity, equity and inclusion. The incumbent works independently to analyze and/or assess the units needs; make recommendations for changes and improvements; independently implements recommended changes; establish operational, programmatic unit policy and procedures. Serves as a subject matter expert pertaining to AB 130,131,540, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), and federal immigration law and policy. This position will supervise the program coordinator and ensure that there is quality programming and collaborative partnerships across campus and the surrounding community. The Director advocates for the well-being of students, with a specific focus on undocumented students. The Director will be highly visible on campus as the subject matter expert to students, staff, faculty. This position regularly advises campus management and student groups on a wide range of issues for undocumented student populations including academic achievement, high impact student services, campus climate issues, and the complex and rapidly changing immigration political landscape impacting undocumented students. The salary range for this position is $55,000 to $108,500, however it is currently budgeted up to $66,800. Education Education Requirements Degree Requirement Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training. Required Master's degree. Preferred Terminal degree in higher education or related area Preferred
Licenses License Requirement N/A Preferred
Experience Experience Requirement 6 - 10 years of related experience. Required
Minimum Requirements Advanced knowledge of advising and counseling techniques.
Advanced ability to develop original ideas to solve problems.
Advanced knowledge of Student Affairs/Student Life specialization.
Advanced abilities in project management, problem identification and reasoning skills.
Advanced knowledge of common University-specific computer application programs and knowledge of University and departmental principles and procedures involved in risk assessment and evaluating risks as to likelihood and consequences.
Skills in judgment and decision-making, problem solving, identifying measures of system performance and the actions to improve performance.
Ability to stay informed of the rapidly evolving legal and political immigration landscape.
Demonstrated knowledge of the undocumented student issues through programming, resource management or other professional activities.
Proven record of success in working with diverse populations including students, staff and community members from a variety of backgrounds.
Demonstrated knowledge of student development theory, multicultural identity development, leadership development, group dynamics, and management theory and proven ability to apply information in decision making and problem-solving situations.
Proven ability in guiding and coaching students in areas of free speech, meeting with senior administrators and staff.
Ability to collects, analyze and summarize data.
Experience in working with historically underrepresented and underserved communities, including: mediating, managing and resolving conflicts; facilitating group work; and training students and staff.
Excellent verbal communication skills both in verbal and written form.
Expertise in developing collaborative working relationship with other campus departments with specific attention to Student Affairs programming units and ethnic studies academic departments; knowledge of programs which enhance and integrate the relationship between Academic and Student Affairs.
Knowledge in best practices in for undocumented students in: identity and student development, retention, academic achievement, and emerging campus climate issues.
Strong working knowledge of free speech issues on college campuses, and ability to support students appropriately as they grapple with issues in this area.
Preferred Qualifications Ability to work with Student Affairs Information Systems to develop appropriate assessment tools and data analysis approaches to bridge assessment and practice.

Ensures that there is a robust and collaborative programming model across all Ethnic and Gender Centers to ensure that the complexity of campus climate and equity issues are integrated into programming.

Additional Information In the Heart of Inland Southern California, UC Riverside is located on nearly 1,200 acres near Box Springs Mountain in Southern California; the park-like campus provides convenient access to the vibrant and growing Inland region. The campus is a living laboratory for the exploration of issues critical to growing communities' air, water, energy, transportation, politics, the arts, history, and culture. UCR gives every student, faculty and staff member the resources to explore, engage, imagine and excel.

UC Riverside is recognized as one of the most ethnically diverse research universities in the country boasting several key rankings of which we are extremely proud.

  • UC Riverside was included in the (August 2018) edition of The Princeton Review's "The Best 382 Colleges."

  • Shanghai Jiao Tong University (August 2017) Academic Ranking of World Universities ranked UC Riverside among the top 151 institutions. This survey bills itself as "the most trustworthy precursor of global rankings of the world's top 500 universities."

  • In 2016, UCR was recognized for graduation rate success by the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU) for achieving near parity across racial-ethnic, socio-economic, and gender boundaries.

  • UCR ranks among the Top 15 Public Research Universities in the nation, as identified by the 2017 Washington Monthly.

  • In 2017, two separate reports from the Education Trust celebrated UCR as a national leader for African American and Latino student success. UCR was one of just three schools to be named top-performing institutions in both reports and the only California campus recognized among 18 top-performing colleges and universities in the nation for high black student graduation rates.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Posted: 3/12/2020
Application Due: 12/9/2020
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