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Campus Director of Center for Intercultural Learning and Affirmation

Employer
Washington State University
Location
GENERAL CAMPUS - WSU VANCOUVER
Closing date
Jul 5, 2021

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Job location: GENERAL CAMPUS - WSU VANCOUVER - FIRSTENBURG STUDENT COMMONS - WSU VANCOUVER


Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2021-07-02
Req: R-1502

Title:

1138-NN - Coordinator

Business Title:

Campus Director of Center for Intercultural Learning and Affirmation

Location:

WSU VANCOUVER CAMPUS

Employee Type:

Admin. Professional (+) (Fixed Term)

Job Family:

Administrative Professional - Not OT Eligible

Position Details:

Summary of Duties:

This position provides leadership for the Center for Intercultural Learning and Affirmation which directly supports the divisional efforts around student access, success, and equity. The mission of CILA is to provide to cultivate an inclusive community where historically underserved students are affirmed and have sense of belonging at WSU Vancouver. CILA values intercultural learning, curricular and co-curricular programming and service that illuminates the cultural wealth and intersecting identities held by the students of the CILA at WSU Vancouver. This position reports to the Director for Student Access, Success, and Inclusive Excellence to enhance and develop the vision, direction, and actualization of an inclusive co-curricular learning environment. In addition, the position will work collaboratively with the campus community in addressing issues related to historically underrepresented, marginalized and/or underserved students.

Required Qualifications:

A Bachelor’s degree in a field relevant to area of specialization and three (3) years of experience directly related to the specialty area. Any combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted for the educational requirement on a year-for-year basis.

Additional Requirements:

Strong commitment to student development.

Demonstrated experience with the intersection of multi-cultural/multi-ethnic dynamics, and the social complexity of their lived experiences.

Demonstrated experience with providing high impact social justice and identity conscious educational programs within retention program development, diversity programming/education and implementation.

Demonstrated ability and/or experience working with students and/or co-workers from a wide range of abilities, backgrounds, and experiences.

Demonstrated effective interpersonal, written and oral communication skills.

Demonstrated computer software skills, including the ability to use Microsoft Office programs, such as: Outlook, Word, Excel, and Access.

Demonstrated experience interpreting and applying laws, rules, policies and procedures.

At times, remote work is required for this position. Successful applicants must have access to a high speed internet connection that is secure and reliable. Strong technical skills in online meeting software (i.e., Zoom) is essential to perform the responsibilities listed above at a distance when necessary.

Preferred Qualifications:

Master’s Degree in Ethnic Studies, Higher Education Administration, Gender/Sexuality Studies, Cultural Studies, or related field.

Demonstrated experience in understanding issues and trends in higher education programs, which focus on the retention needs of low-income, first generation, historically underrepresented, marginalized and/or underserved college students.

Experience leading collaborative efforts in addressing issues related to historically underrepresented, marginalized and/or underserved students.

A record of promoting inclusivity in the work environment.

Additional Information:

Area/College:

Washington State University Vancouver


Department Name:

Student Affairs and Enrollment/Center for Intercultural Learning and Affirmation

City, State, Zip:

Vancouver, WA 98686

Department Link:

https://studentaffairs.vancouver.wsu.edu/student-diversity

Monthly Salary:

Commensurate on qualifications and experience

FTE:

100%

This is a temporary position expected to end on 06/30/2022. Renewal is dependent on the need for extension and/or if additional funding is secured to extend employment.


Posting Close Date:

Applicants must submit their completed application by 07/03/2021 at 11:59 p.m.

Background Check:

This position has been designated by the department to require a background check.

Application Instructions:

Applicants must attach the following documents to their online application: 1) resume 2) a cover letter and 3) contact information for professional references. Application materials should clearly communicate how the applicant meets all required qualifications and additional requirements.

Required Documents:

  • Resume

  • Cover letter

Time Type:

Full time

Position Term:

12 Month

WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EDUCATOR AND EMPLOYER. Members of ethnic minorities, women, special disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam-era, recently separated veterans, and other protected veteran, persons of disability and/or persons age 40 and over are encouraged to apply.

WSU employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized non-U.S. citizens. All new employees must show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

WSU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Human Resource Services: 509-335-4521 (v), Washington State TDD Relay Service: Voice Callers: 1-800-833-6384; TDD Callers: 1-800-833-6388, 509-335-1259(f), or hrs@wsu.edu.

Organization

Working at Washington State University

Founded as the people’s university, WSU embraces its land-grant heritage, seeking to transform lives through education, research, and community engagement and service. The University has been delivering life-changing knowledge and discoveries to the state, region, nation, and the world for nearly 130 years. WSU enjoys productive partnerships with major industries in the state, including agribusiness, aerospace, health care, software, technology, and construction. The colleges at WSU Health Sciences Spokane have formed robust partnerships across the state of Washington, both with large medical centers and hospitals, as well as a variety of rural and community hospitals and clinics.

WSU is Washington’s land-grant university with campuses located statewide in Everett, Pullman, Spokane, Tri-Cities, Vancouver, and online through the Global Campus. WSU also has research centers located throughout the state and extension offices in every county. Learn about WSU’s statewide reach.

WSU employees promote academic excellence and innovative research with nationally recognized academic programs, renowned professors, students who make a difference, and vibrant communities.

WSU offers staff and faculty a comprehensive benefits package as well as professional development and a host of work/life quality programs. Explore WSU’s benefits.

Review the application instructions for instructions and tips on using the WSU Jobs site and applying for jobs at WSU.

WSU is Washington’s land-grant university with campuses located statewide in Everett, Pullman, Spokane, Tri-Cities, Vancouver, and online through the Global Campus. WSU also has research centers located throughout the state and extension offices in every county. Learn about WSU’s statewide reach.

WSU employees promote academic excellence and innovative research with nationally recognized academic programs, renowned professors, students who make a difference, and vibrant communities.

WSU offers staff and faculty a comprehensive benefits package as well as professional development and a host of work/life quality programs. Explore WSU’s benefits.

Review the application instructions for instructions and tips on using the WSU Jobs site and applying for jobs at WSU.

Diversity Profile: Washington State University

As a land-grant institution, diversity, equity, and inclusion serve as core values and beliefs of Washington State University (WSU). At the university, college, or department level, WSU is committed to fostering open, proactive dialogue to create a more inclusive culture at all its locations including the five physical campuses and its online Global Campus, as well as its 39 Extension offices, four research centers, and 25 small business development centers.

Core Belief

WSU is committed to achieving an ethical and socially just society for all. Instituting social change on a large scale begins at home with system-level policies that actively promote equity. The University is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion throughout every aspect of its statewide system. We strive to create a climate that enables underrepresented students, faculty, and staff to thrive in communities that foster a sense of belonging in a culture of inclusion. The ultimate goal? Creation of institutional culture in which inclusion and equity are the norms, a model that helps move the world toward a place in which all people are treated with dignity and respect.

Core Value

Equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging. Promotion of an ethical and socially just society through an intentional commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion.

WSU’s core ideology can be found in its System Strategic Plan. 

WSU’s Student Body

WSU's student body statewide is ethnically diverse: 31 percent of our students are underrepresented minorities, and first-generation students represent nearly 33 percent of the total enrollment. About 15 percent of WSU students hail from outside the state of Washington and about 7 percent are international students. System-wide enrollment reached a record 31,607 students in fall 2019.

Associate Vice Provost for Inclusive Excellence Recently Announced

Dr. Lisa Guerrero was recently named associate vice provost for inclusive excellence. Guerrero has been an active advocate for diversity and inclusion since joining the WSU faculty in 2004. She is currently a professor of Comparative Ethnic Studies in WSU’s School of Languages, Cultures, and Race. She will maintain her faculty position, while serving as associate vice provost in a half-time appointment.

Dr. Guerrero will provide leadership to academic affairs in implementing WSU’s commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion. She will help to identify and implement best practices and evidence-based approaches in faculty hiring, tenure and promotion, research support, faculty retention, teaching and mentoring, and curriculum planning. One of her first areas of responsibility will be to oversee the Racism and Social Inequality in the Americas faculty cluster hire program for Fall 2021.

Representative Affinity Groups

Representative affinity groups within the Washington State University system include the following:

WSU Resources and Offices

WSU Human Resource Services supports a climate of integrity and equity that actively reflects open, respectful dialog. Additional resources are available on the Human Resource Services website.

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