Recruitment Number: 4322 Reports To: Working Title: Director, Dream Center Cost Center: IR8021 Bargaining Unit: FLSA: E Job Code: 004352 Job Location: UCI Campus Percent of Time: 100% Work Schedule: 8am-5pm Appointment: Career
Reporting to the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Student Life & Leadership and Dean of Students, the Director of the DREAM Center is responsible for the overall management, evaluation and long-term planning for the Center. The Director develops goals and objectives, establishes budgetary and program priorities, identifies future resource needs, and recommends sources for same. The Director collaborates to improve outcomes related to the recruitment, development, enrichment, inclusion, retention, and student experience of Undocumented students in all disciplines across the campus. The Director manages the planning, implementation and assessment of co-curricular programs and services to support and engage undocumented undergraduate and graduate students. The Director serves as subject matter expert and as a liaison to campus and community partners with regard to undocumented students. The Director manages a varied and complex set of co-curricular services and programs intended to advance knowledge of and awareness about UCI's diverse undocumented community and will develop new programming that will address issues of diversity, equity and inclusion. The Director supports students in their pursuit of academic excellence, promotes leadership development and advises student organizations. In addition, the Director is responsible for identifying and accessing off-campus community resources to meet the above goals. Further, the Director will be responsible for the recruitment, hiring and supervision of professional staff and students. Specific responsibilities include: administrative and policy interpretation, strategic planning, fiscal management, facility management, and program development and implementation. Serves as campus expert in academic achievement development, program planning, and related policies for undocumented undergraduate and graduate students. Develops, implements campus-wide programs working with educational partners and senior management. Responsible for the communication and distribution of time-sensitive information and educational materials across campus. Regularly advises campus management and student groups on a wide range of issues for 'at risk' undocumented student populations including academic achievement, high impact student services, campus climate issues, and the complex and rapidly changing immigration policies impacting undocumented students. Also understands the contemporary undocumented student experience to project future higher education needs. Identifies and accesses off-campus community resources, seeks extramural funding and engages in fundraising efforts to meet the Center's objectives.
Master's degree in higher education administration or related field and 3-5 years related experience or equivalent combination of education and experience. Significant and directly related university program, activity, and leadership experience. Demonstrated knowledge of student development theory, multicultural identity development, leadership development, group dynamics, and management theory and proven ability to apply information in decision making and problem-solving situations. Demonstrated knowledge of the Undocumented student issues relevant to student programming. Dynamic leadership working with multicultural students and student organizations in a higher education setting; demonstrated success in promoting a strong sense of commitment to diversity and inclusion. Proven ability to work effectively with diverse populations including students from different cultural backgrounds as well as faculty, staff, parents, alumni, and community members. Directly related experience conceptualizing, organizing, directing, and advising projects and programs, demonstrated knowledge of emerging trends in multicultural programming. Expertise in developing collaborative working relationship with other campus departments with specific attention to Student Affairs programming units and ethnic studies academic departments; knowledge of programs which enhance and integrate the relationship between Academic and Student Affairs. Experience interpreting university policies and procedures and ability to develop, interpret, and implement same. Experience in working with historically underrepresented and underserved communities, including: mediating, managing and resolving conflicts; facilitating group work; and training students and staff. Experience supervising full-time career and part-time student staff. Ability to prepare documents, reports, publications, and brochures; experience coordinating web-based services. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Ability to collect, analyze, interpret, evaluate, and summarize data. Finance and accounting experience in developing departmental budgets and tracking and projecting expenditures. Experience in working with donors and foundations on gift procurement, stewardship, and reporting. Advanced content expertise and knowledge of research findings and best practices for undocumented students in: retention, academic achievement, student learning, collaborative learning and group work, identity and student development, multicultural education, and campus climate issues.
Experience in working with donors and foundations on gift procurement, stewardship, and reporting.
Below are general guidelines on the position's physical, mental, and environmental working conditions. In accordance with applicable state and federal law, UCI provides reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities upon request. For more information, please contact Human Resources at (949) 824-0500.
Bend: Occasionally Squat: Occasionally Crawl: Not Applicable Climb: Occasionally Kneel: Occasionally Handle Objects: Occasionally Push/Pull: Occasionally Reach above Shoulder Level: Occasionally Sit: Frequently Stand: Frequently Walk: Frequently Use Fine Finger Movements: Frequently Carry/Lift Loads up to 25 Pounds: Occasionally Carry/Lift loads between 25-50 lbs: Not Applicable Carry/Lift Loads over 50 Pounds: Not Applicable Read/Comprehend: Constantly Write: Constantly Perform Calculations: Constantly Communicate Orally: Constantly Reason and Analyze: Constantly Chemical/Biological Agent: Not Applicable Construction Activities: Not Applicable Contact with Water/Liquids: Not Applicable Drive Motorized Equipment: Occasionally Confined Spaces: Not Applicable Elevated Work Location: Not Applicable Radioactive Materials: Not Applicable Temperature Variations: Not Applicable Gas System: Not Applicable
Other Working Conditions: Must be able to work occasional evenings, weekends and special events.
Final candidate subject to background check. As a federal contractor, UC Irvine is required to use E-Verify to confirm the work status of individuals assigned to perform substantial work under certain federal contracts/subcontracts.
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