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Center Director - Centro Cultural César Chávez

Employer
Oregon State University
Location
Corvallis, Oregon

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Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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Diversity & Cultural Engagement

Diversity & Cultural Engagement (DCE) advances diversity and inclusion at Oregon State University, by providing high impact learning experiences and leadership opportunities that increase social and academic success of underserved students.

We create authentic, transformative and welcoming meeting spaces that foster belonging, community, and a climate of justice.

Diversity & Cultural Engagement is a unit within Student Experiences & Engagement under the Division of Student Affairs and is made up of the following Cultural Resource Centers and initiatives: Asian & Pacific Cultural Center, Lonnie B. Harris Black Cultural Center, Centro Cultural César Chávez, Ettihad Cultural Center, Kaku-Ixt Mana Ina Haws, Pride Center, Hattie Redmond Women & Gender Center, SOL: LGBTQ+ Multicultural Support Network, and AYA: Women of Color initiative.

Position Summary:

This position will provide guidance and support for the Centro Cultural César Chávez at Oregon State University, which serves as a hub for the Latinx community in the areas of academic success, community & sense of belonging, identity development, well-being, social justice, and leadership. This position oversees many of the daily operational phases of the Centro Cultural César Chávez including facility and budget management, student staff supervision and mentoring, program planning and implementation, and increasing the elements that lead to higher levels of student persistence, completion, and advancement, to increase student success.

This position reports to the Director of Diversity & Cultural Engagement.

Decision-making:

  • The position interprets policies, procedures, state and federal statues, which include OSU policies and procedures.
  • The position is responsible for oversight of the operations and administrations of the Centro Cultural César Chávez as well as the budgetary responsibility of the index associated with the programming and operations.
  • The position will lead in the development of short-term and long-term goals, strategic planning, and follow through of broader goals and principles of Student Experiences & Engagement (SEE), as they work to develop and support the work of the Centro Cultural César Chávez.

Duties:

30% Student Engagement, Experiences, and Retention

  • Develops and nurtures a welcoming, brave, and safe space, while also creating a sense of community and belonging among Latinx students.
  • Facilitates opportunities for identity, leadership, and professional development, inclusive of curriculum development or programmatic offerings.
  • Works with students to develop programs, events, and initiatives to better engage students, staff, faculty and others, in mutual learning around the topics of diversity, equity, and social justice.
  • Provides guidance and works in collaboration with affinity student organizations on programs and events.
  • Builds connections and support for students to better engage with the OSU community and learn about resources to enhance their academic experiences and overall well-being.

30% Supervision

  • Serves as a supervisor and role model for students, in navigating and understanding university policy/procedure/protocol, and learning to be effective and efficient stewards of student fee funds, as they relate to program development and decision making.
  • Hires, trains, supervises, evaluates, and provides programmatic and developmental support for Centro student staff.
  • Assists with professional development of student staff and the facilitation of collaboration with other units and departments, within Diversity & Cultural Engagement/Student Experiences & Engagement/Division of Student Affairs/Oregon State University.
  • Serves as a mentor and resource that works with student staff and participants in student centered programs, on increasing all of the factors related to the principles of student success.

25% Administrative Leadership and Resource Management

  • Leads the Centro Cultural César Chávez’s efforts and initiatives to create resources, promote programs, and increase collaboration and outreach with other student affairs departments and academic colleges at Oregon State University.
  • Provides historical context, continuity, and knowledge to support programs that enhance cultural awareness on campus and in the surrounding community.
  • Assesses risk management and leads all safety, emergency, and evacuation protocols within the Centro Cultural César Chávez, with the assistance of the Memorial Union team and designated DCE professionals.
  • Coordinates the day-to-day operations of the Centro Cultural César Chávez, including budget management and space utilizations (reservations, setup, etc.)
  • Analyzes, consolidates, and reports assessment information at the end of each term to better assess student staff academic progress and the impacts of programs, events and initiatives.
  • Understands campus resources, OSU HR policies and procedures and serves as a reliable and accurate source of information to current and prospective students.
  • Understands and facilitates business transactions and processes such as contract services and procurement systems (BennyBuy).

10% Community engagement and outreach

  • Supports campus-wide Latinx initiatives and programs and facilitates collaboration with Diversity & Cultural Engagement/Student Experiences & Engagement/Division of Student Affairs/Oregon State University.
  • Supports initiatives and programs related and including but not limited to, OSU student outreach and recruitment in coordination with campus partners.
  • Initiates and supports initiatives and programs related to Latinx alumni engagement.
  • Facilitates meetings for and engages with the Centro Cultural César Chávez Advisory Council.

5% Other duties as assigned by supervisor

Minimum/Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree with 4 or more years of experience in higher education setting with a focus on a combination of the following: academic counseling, student leadership development, student retention strategies, student programming or developing diversity/social justice focused educational programs. OR
  • Master’s degree with 2 or more years of experience in higher education setting with a focus on a combination of the following: academic counseling, student leadership development, student retention strategies, student programming or developing diversity/social justice focused educational programs.
  • Demonstrated experience with managing multiple and complex projects.
  • Demonstrated experience with budget management.
  • Demonstrated experience with mentoring, advising, and/or supervision of students.
  • Demonstrated personal and professional commitment to principles and practice of diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice
  • Possesses a demonstrated experience and commitment to serving Latinx/Chicanx student and community needs.
  • Possesses a demonstrated knowledge and commitment to working with Latinx communities across multiple intersecting dimensions of difference such as queer & transgender People of Color, students with disabilities, multiethnic/multiracial, etc.
  • Experience initiating and nurturing relationships with multiple stakeholders
  • Demonstrated experience with strong written and oral communication skills
  • Preferred Qualifications Master’s degree in Higher Education Administration, Ethnic Studies, Women & Gender Studies, Cultural Studies, Latinx/Chicanx Studies, Counseling, or related field of study
  • Grant writing and fundraising/philanthropy skills
  • Demonstrated experience working with student organizations.
  • Demonstrated experience facilitating dialogue, especially across different identities and lived experiences.
  • Demonstrated experience with designing and implementing full cycle assessment and evaluation plans.
  • Demonstrated experience with adaptive and/or creative approaches, tools, and processes.
  • Demonstrated experience working in collaboration with a broad range of campus and community stakeholders.
  • Language proficiency in Spanish and/or Portuguese. 

 

This position is designated as a critical or security-sensitive position; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a Criminal History Check and be determined to be position qualified as per OAR 576-055-0000 et seq. Incumbents are required to self-report convictions and those in Youth Programs may have additional Criminal History Checks every 24 months.

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