Director, Diversity Initiatives & Resource Centers

Fullerton, Orange County
Mar 17, 2014
CSU Fullerton is a comprehensive, regional university serving a diverse student population of over 37,000, including international students representing 79 nations. Located on a 240-acre campus in Orange County, it is a technologically robust and culturally vibrant area. Many of our employees enjoy the close proximity to the beaches and mountains for surfing, hiking and mountain biking. The University offers 55 undergraduate and 52 graduate degree programs, including a doctorate in education and a doctorate in nursing practice, in a rich diverse environment. Diverse Issues in Higher Education (July 2013) ranks the campus as 11th in the nation in terms of baccalaureate degrees awarded to minority students, and Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education (May 2013) ranks CSU Fullerton number one in California and eighth in the nation among top colleges and universities awarding undergraduate and graduate degrees to Hispanics. The University is proud to be designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution and as an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution.

Under the direction of the Associate Vice President for Student Affairs, the Director, Diversity Initiatives & Resource Centers provides overall leadership and administration for the office of Diversity Initiatives & Resources Centers, including staff supervision, budget management, and the development and assessment of co-curricular programs and services designed to advance student success. He/she is responsible for providing leadership and administration of four cultural centers (African American, Asian Pacific American, Chicana/o and the Titan Dreamers Resource Center) and coordinates programs focused on diversity and inclusion. The Director has decision making authority in these areas and is required to use sound, independent judgment and political acumen in both routine and complex situations. Works collaboratively with a wide variety of administrative and academic departments across the university community to promote programs which complement the students' academic experience and engagement in high impact practices.

Specific duties and responsibilities include: 1. In managing the Diversity Initiatives & Resource Centers budget, the Director will make internal allocations and requests for funding as necessary and is responsible for annual budget development and review. 2. Create and maintain strong partnerships with the Dean of Students, Director of Student Life & Leadership and the Director of the WoMen’s Center to produce and cultivate high impact co-curricular environments that promote student success. 3. Ensure the coordination, continuity and support of existing programs such as heritage month events, cultural recognition celebrations, and diversity workshops. 4. Guide new initiatives such as the establishment of a bias incident response team, encourage and advance faculty/student research opportunities, and serves as a consultant to various campus stakeholders. 5. Build collaborative relationships with faculty, campus units, and the culturally-based faculty and staff associations to ensure programs strongly support student learning, the university's mission, and strategic plan. 6. Responsible for overseeing communication, marketing and promotional efforts that highlight all major program areas. 7. Represent the Office of Diversity Initiatives & Resource Centers within the Student Engagement cluster, within the Division of Student Affairs and across campus. 8. Serve on the Associate Vice President for Student Affairs’ Management and Leadership Teams.

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The position will remain open until April 10, 2014 can be assured full consideration.

Cal State Fullerton is an Equal Opportunity, Title IX/503/504/VEVRA/ADA Employer.
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