Director, Adalberto and Ana Guerrero Student Center
Inclusion & Multicultrl EngmntDepartment Website Link:
Tucson, AZ USAPosition Highlights:
The Director of the Adalberto and Ana Guerrero Student Center works in collaboration with the ExecutiveDirector of Inclusion & Multicultural Engagement (IME), the staff and leadership of IME and campus partners to createand advance a strategic vision, and implement services and programs that promote the inclusion, multiculturalengagement, and social justice with a particular emphasis on Hispanic/Latina-o-x students.
More specifically, the Director is responsible for the design, implementation and assessment of a student centerthat supports and advances students’ success as learners and leaders. The Director works collaboratively to provideservices that are culturally appropriate; that positively impact campus climate for underrepresented and studentsfrom marginalized populations, in particular Hispanic/Latina-o-x students; that facilitates explicit connections betweeninclusion, success, and social justice; that promotes intersectional work and connections; and that builds healthycommunities.
Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!
As a cost-saving measure related to the impact of COVID-19, Furlough and Furlough-Based Salary Programs have been approved by the Arizona Board of Regents. All new hires subject to the programs will be notified in accordance with adopted Furlough and Furlough-Based Salary Programs guidelines and will be required to comply with all measures. To learn more about the programs and whether this position is affected, please visit hr.arizona.edu/FY-2020-2021-Furlough-Program.Duties & Responsibilities:
About Inclusion & Multicultural Engagement:
The University of Arizona is the first four-year public university in the state of Arizona to be federally recognized as a Hispanic Serving Institution. The Office of Inclusion & Multicultural Engagement (IME) aligns with the University of Arizona’s core value of a diverse and inclusive community. The role of IME is to work toward institutional transformation based on the belief that the richness of our culture is because of our diversity, that people are the source of our strength, and their different perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences make us stronger. IME works to build communities reflective of diverse cultural knowledge of the University of Arizona to create an engaged, vibrant, and inclusive campus. To these ends IME is comprised of a central office that focuses on diversity and social justice training, resource development, and organizing across the cultural and resource centers that are housed within IME. These centers include African American Student Affairs (AASA), Asian Pacific American Student Affairs (APASA), Guerrero Student Center (GSC), Immigrant Student Resource Center (ISRC), LGBTQ+ Resource Center (LGBTQRC), Native American Student Affairs (NASA), and the Women & Gender Resource Center (WGRC). IME is part of the larger Division of Diversity & Inclusion.
About Guerrero Student Center (GSC):
The mission of the Adalberto and Ana Guerrero Student Center (GSC) is to facilitate a support system that helps students achieve academic excellence and an enriching Hispanic/Latina-o-x cultural experience at the University of Arizona. GSC provides opportunities for students to learn more about leadership, equity and creating community.
The mission at GSC is achieved through a focus on four key areas:
- Building community among currently enrolled students
- Providing personal and leadership development opportunities
- Advancing the on-going development of a culturally competent campus community
- diversity initiatives at the University of Arizona
Purpose of the Position:
Under the Diversity & Inclusion Division and reporting to the Executive Director of the Office of Inclusion & Multicultural Engagement, the Director supports the University of Arizona’s efforts toward building and sustaining a diverse, inclusive and culturally vibrant campus, which fosters a pluralistic learning environment and a sense of belonging for students, with a particular emphasis on Hispanic/Latina-o-x students. The Director is a member of the leadership and staff of centers and programs that includes African American Student Affairs (AASA), Asian Pacific American Student Affairs (APASA), the Immigrant Student Resource Center (ISRC), Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Resource Center (LGBTQRC), Native American Student Affairs (NASA), Women and Gender Resource Center (WGRC), and the Masculinities in the Mix Initiative.
The Director of the Adalberto and Ana Guerrero Student Center (GSC) works in collaboration with the Executive Director of IME, the staff and leadership of the Office of Inclusion & Multicultural Engagement (IME) and campus partners to create and advance a strategic vision, and implement services and programs that promote inclusion, multicultural engagement, and social justice with a particular emphasis on Hispanic/Latina-o-x students.
More specifically, the Director is responsible for the design, implementation and assessment of a student center that supports and advances students’ success as learners and leaders. The Director works collaboratively to provide services that are culturally appropriate; that positively impact campus climate for underrepresented and students from marginalized populations, in particular Hispanic/Latina-o-x students; that facilitates explicit connections between inclusion, success, and social justice; that promotes intersectional work and connections; and that builds healthy communities.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Maintain collaborative relationships with staff and partnering departments with the ability to understand and articulate Hispanic/Latina-o-x student needs and concerns from a perspective that includes intersections of gender, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, religion, different abilities and other significant aspects of individual and cultural identity
- Create an environment of collaboration and support for the leadership and members of Hispanic/Latina-o-x student clubs and organizations, including providing guidance to new and existing student groups on the development of their organizations.
- Hire, train, supervise, and evaluate professional staff (pending funding), graduate student staff, and undergraduate student staff as assigned.
- Plan, allocate, and monitor overall budget and expenditures for the Adalberto and Ana Guerrero Student Center.
- Work closely with UA Cultural and Resource Centers and Initiatives’ leadership to create and support intersectional services and programs.
- Develop strategic partnerships with academic departments and faculty to continue and develop relevant ways to increase student/faculty interaction, appropriate research projects, and programs and services to support student success.
- Participate in outreach to new students at Orientation, Wildcat Welcome, Graduate Student Orientation, and other campus-wide student events.
- Collaborate with key stakeholders such as the UA Hispanic Community Council, an organization that consists of members of Arizona’s Hispanic/Latina-o-x communities as well as work with the UA Hispanic Alumni.
- Conduct assessment and evaluation projects grounded upon scholarly research and work to expand critical knowledge on students’ strengths and barriers in higher education.
- Work with campus partners to design, develop and assess retention, attrition and graduation efforts for Hispanic/Latina-o-x students.
- Demonstrate effective communication skills (written, interpersonal, presentation, and listening) and ability to model and teach these skills to others.
- Additional responsibilities as assigned.
- Bachelor's Degree
- Minimum of 5 years of related work experience, including 2 years of managerial experience and teaching courses and/or
workshop and training facilitation, or equivalent combination of education and work experience.
- Experience in engendering and integrating the values of diversity, inclusion and teamwork across various groups.
- Experience in philosophy of critical inquiry and continuous personal improvement.
- Proficient experience with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Publisher, and Power Point), e-mail and the Internet.
- Master’s degree in Higher Education, with a specific focus on Hispanic/Latina-o-x students students and/or other students from marginalized groups or equivalent work experience.
- Previous experience working with multiple identity groups (i.e., LGBTQ, gender identity, race and ethnicity, multiracial, disabled, socioeconomic class).
- Previous experience in revenue generation and/or grant writing.
- Previous experience in research focused on Hispanic/Latina-o-x students students in higher education.
- Previous experience creating and coordinating intercultural communication programming.
ExemptFull Time/Part Time:
Full TimeNumber of Hours Worked per Week:
Student ServicesBenefits Eligible:
Yes - Full BenefitsRate of Pay:
salary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE)Grade:
9Career Stream and Level:
Student Activities & EngageJob Function:
Student ServicesType of criminal background check required::
Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)Number of Vacancies:
1Target Hire Date:
Expected End Date:
Contact Information for Candidates:
Jennifer Hoefle Olson
11/13/2020Open Until Filled:
YesDocuments Needed to Apply:
Resume and Cover LetterSpecial Instructions to Applicant:
At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.