San Diego State University is seeking applicants with demonstrated experience and/or commitment to teaching and working effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and members of historically underrepresented groups.
Initial review of applications will begin on March 25, 2019. To receive full consideration, apply by March 24, 2019. The position will remain open until filled.
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This position is in the Management Personnel Plan (Administrator I) and earns management benefits including medical, dental, vision, $100,000 life insurance plan, and the CalPERS pension plan. For more information on benefits included for this position, please see the benefits summary.
This is a full-time, benefits eligible, at will position. This position is designated exempt under FLSA and not eligible for overtime compensation. Standard SDSU work hours are Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. but may vary based on operational needs.
San Diego State University supports minoritized students by providing access to campus Identity Centers, which include:
The Black Resource Center
Center for Intercultural Relations
The Pride Center
The Women’s Resource Center
These spaces research, design, and implement unique programs that promote appreciation of their respective communities. The Identity Centers aim to promote an inclusive university climate by serving as an educational resource that prepares all students to succeed in an ever-changing society. The centers provide a supportive holistic learning environment for intercultural communication, constructive interaction and mutual understanding.
The values and goals of the Centers are to:
To help create a greater sense of community contributing to the quality of life where students learn to be ethical and active San Diego State University students.
To create and promote a sense of belonging that permeates throughout all aspects of the campus community (alumni, staff, faculty, students).
To promote institutional values that foster a climate of inclusion.
To foster the individual growth and unity of the SDSU community by advancing student learning through programs and experiences that that integrate self-awareness, multicultural and intercultural communication skills.
Provide programs and services that support the academic mission of the University by enhancing the educational, personal, cultural, and social development of students.
The Identity Centers work collaboratively in building partnerships with SDSU departments and the surrounding community. Through participation in inter-identity relations activities and programs, students connect to the university and its programs, services, and opportunities. Students are encouraged and supported in pursuing academic competencies, personal growth, and leadership opportunities which will provide intersectional opportunities, an understanding and awareness of diverse human experiences, and civic responsibility. The Identity Centers foster and promote campus-wide programs, events relevant to student development and understanding in multicultural learning, faculty engagement, civic, and community service.
The Director of Identity Centers will supervise the professional staff who manage the existing Identity Centers. The incumbent is also responsible for the implementation of new Identity Centers as determined by the strategic priorities of the Office of Diversity & Inclusion. In addition, the incumbent will work closely with academic units, Student Affairs departments, colleges, and campus constituencies in a liaison role, to develop strategic plans relevant to diversity and inclusion learning, and implement programs and special initiatives as assigned by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion.
The incumbent has a unique role with regard to enhancing the overall quality of life for all students on campus by focusing on student awareness, understanding, and participation in university-wide programming in support of the University’s and Division’s commitment to diversity and learning.
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Compensation and Benefits
Starting salary upon appointment not expected to exceed $6,250 per month. Salary placement is determined by the education, experience, and qualifications the candidate brings to the position, internal equity, and the hiring department's fiscal resources.
San Diego State University offers a rich benefits package that constitutes a major portion of total compensation. For more information regarding SDSU benefits, please click here.
Master’s Degree in Ethnic Studies, Women’s Studies, LGBT Studies, or other relevant discipline.
5 years of progressive leadership promoting diversity and inclusion in higher education or a similarly complex organization.
Experience managing large professional staff and/or student teams.
Preferred Qualifications and Specialized Skills
Bilingual or multilingual.
Previous experience in higher education.
Prior experience working in an identity based center.
PhD, JD, EdD, MFA, or other terminal degree.
Demonstrated ability to apply power, privilege, and inequity concepts to create a safe working environment for systemically minoritized students, staff, and faculty.
Experience participating in and helping to lead movement(s) to create meaningful systemic change.
Knowledge of key social justice scholarship including (but not limited to) Critical Race Theory, Feminist Studies, Decolonization Studies, Ethnic Studies, Queer Theory, Anti-Oppression work, etc.
Experience supporting students through high impact practices.
Demonstrated track record of operating within an anti-oppression framework and using anti-deficit lenses.
Able to understand and navigate a dynamic campus climate.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills including the ability to facilitate difficult dialogues, effectively listen to all points of view, and build consensus on initiatives and issues.
Competency in cross-cultural communication.
Practices cultural humility in their interactions with others.
Demonstrated success managing conflict and facilitating intergroup dialogue.
Possesses leadership qualities such as: vision, pro-activeness, being a self-starter, positivity, assertiveness, and creativity.
Demonstrates a collaborative leadership style that emphasizes openness to feedback, solutions-oriented problem solving skills, and participation from all constituencies.
Effective public speaker.
Knowledge of grant agencies including relationship development, submissions, administration, and report writing.
Strong project management skills reflecting an ability to manage shifting priorities and handle numerous time-sensitive projections with multiple deadlines.
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All management and executive employees shall be required to provide a written statement to the appropriate administrator of any and all outside employment. Employees shall also provide a written statement of outside employment if a written request by an administrator is made.
The person holding this position is considered a ‘mandated reporter’ under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.
San Diego State University is not a sponsoring agency for staff or management positions (e.g., H-1B visa). Applicants must currently be authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. Offers of employment are contingent upon the presentation of documents that demonstrate a person's identity and authorization to work in the United States, which are consistent with the provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act.
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.
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SDSU is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, age, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, or covered veteran status.
The mission of San Diego State University is to provide research-oriented, high-quality education for under - graduate and graduate students and to contribute to the solution of problems through excellence and distinction in teaching, research, and service. The university strives to impart an appreciation and broad understanding of the human experience throughout the world and the ages. This education extends to diverse cultural legacies and accomplishments in many areas, such as the arts and technology; the advancement of human thought, including philosophy and science; the development of economic, political, and social institutions; and the physical and biological evolution of humans and their environment. San Diego State University pursues its mission through its many diverse departments and interdisciplinary programs in the creative and performing arts, the humanities, the sciences, and the social and behavioral sciences.
Academic and Community Engagement — San Diego State University is a community of leaders committed to student success and life-changing opportunities for students, such as study abroad, under - graduate research, leadership training, and entrepreneurial exp...eriences. SDSU is the oldest higher education institution in the San Diego region, and our deep community roots provide access to internships, mentoring relation - ships, and volunteer opportunities that complement and enhance the classroom experience. SDSU is an academically rich university that provides endless possibilities for students: bachelor’s degrees in 96 areas, master’s degrees in 80 fields, and 21 doctoral degrees (Ph.D., Ed.D., Au.D., and D.P.T.). SDSU is a place for the best and brightest to dream of who they will become and to make those dreams a reality.
Diversity and Inclusive Excellence - Diversity is a hallmark of San Diego State University, where students from all backgrounds achieve excellence and success. The university has been recognized nationally for large increases in graduation rates and for nearly eliminating achievement gaps among ethnic and racial groups. SDSU’s campus reflects the diversity of our region and the world beyond. Stu - dents from more than 90 nations con - tribute to SDSU’s dynamic mix of ethnic, racial, and social backgrounds. SDSU tied for No. 7 in the nation for ethnic and racial diversity, received the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award for five consecutive years, is recognized as a Hispanic-Serving institution, and is one of the top universities in economic diversity. More than half of our students and 43 percent of our tenure-track faculty members are women. We are a national model for educating military veterans, and we rank as one of the most LGBTQ+-friendly campuses in the nation. Through our “One SDSU Community” initiative, our campus fosters shared experiences, values, and aspirations that embrace our unique identities, respect our diversity, and recognize our common humanity.
Education and Global Perspectives — One of our goals at SDSU is to prepare global citizens. From curriculum content and cultural campus activities to international research and exchange programs, we are creating a global experience that will be transformational for our students. SDSU ranks No. 5 in the nation in the number of students who study abroad to gain new perspectives and to grow personally and intellectually. More than 3,000 SDSU students study abroad each year in more than 70 countries, including the United Kingdom, China, Italy, Mexico, and Spain. Our campus-based academic programs reinforce this global perspective. These programs include the Center for International Business Education and Research; the Center for Latin American Studies; the International Security and Conflict Resolution degree program; and the International Business program, which ranks No. 12 in the nation.
Research and Creative Endeavors — San Diego State is a leading public research university with a thriving research agenda and competitive awards totaling over $134 million in 2017-2018 — including funding from the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Department of Defense, and the California Department of Health Services. Undergraduate research and entrepreneurship are hallmarks of SDSU. Stu - dents collaborate with faculty and staff in on-campus laboratories to address national and global challenges, and they create new companies and social enterprises in our entrepreneurship and innovation centers. More than 90 SDSU students have earned prestigious Fulbright awards since 2005, while other students have received Gilman International Scholarships, Boren Awards for International Study, the Udall Scholarship for environmental work, and Gates Cambridge Scholarships.
Leadership Starts Here — SDSU lives by the ethos “Leadership Starts Here” – a pretty bold statement. It is also a promise – one that our students keep every day by focusing on academic excellence and engaging society’s challenges. SDSU’s legacy of leadership is found in research and innovation, entrepreneur - ship, community engagement, and global competition. SDSU alumni lead governments, businesses and organizations throughout the world. They are legislators, CEOs, company presidents and founders, school administrators, and engineers. Aztecs run biotech companies, accounting firms, restaurant chains, film studios, and hospitals, just to name a few.