The Division of Student Affairs and Campus Diversity acknowledges and honors the inherent value and dignity of all individuals by creating and nurturing a learning and working environment that affirms and leverages our community’s diversity of traditions, heritages, perspectives, and experiences. We are committed to fostering a culture of inclusive excellence designed to facilitate the personal and professional success, growth, development, and well-being of all members of our community. We manifest this commitment through our innovative, strategic and collaborative efforts to develop leaders who believe in and lead others toward practicing civility, mutual respect, and inclusion in our workplaces and society.
In collaboration with, and under the direction of, the Division of Student Affairs and Campus Diversity, the Director provides leadership and long-range planning for the Pride Center. The Director of the Pride Center leads innovative efforts to provide an integrated approach to identifying, developing, implementing, and evaluating programs and practices directed toward improving LGBTQIA student outreach and yield, academic success, leadership and professional development, inclusion and retention, and enrichment of the overall LQBTQIA student experience. The director provides creative leadership, strategic planning, and vision regarding the role the Pride Center plays in support of the academic and public service mission of San Diego State University. The Director of the Pride Center collaborates with the Division of Student Affairs, Division of Academic Affairs, the Division of Diversity and Innovation, students, staff, and campus/community partners to implement training, programs, and services of the Center.
This position will represent SDSU to external community and governmental organizations. This position will/may be called upon as a resource in responding to sensitive equity, crisis, and individualized issues as they relate to LGBTQIA students. This position will serve as a mentor and advisor to students, and a resource to other faculty/staff positions on campus. This position will work with interns and student assistants to design and deliver programs for graduate and/or undergraduate students, and University employees to promote leadership development, equity, multicultural education, social equality, and to address the intersectionality of identities such as gender, race, religion, ethnicity, class, and ability. This position will promote the Pride Center and raise awareness of LGBTQIA excellence and student concerns through supporting events/programs, written materials and through representation on campus-wide committees.
For more information regarding the Pride Center, click here.
This is a full-time (1.0 time-base) benefits-eligible, at-will position. This position is designated exempt under FLSA and is 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.
- Master’s degree in LGBTQ Studies, Ethnic Students or Cultural Studies, Women’ Studies, Higher Education Administration or a related field
- Bilingual or multilingual
- Prior experience in higher education
- Experience working from anti-racist, queer, and feminist frameworks.
- Demonstrated ability to apply power, privilege, and inequity concepts to create safe working environments for minoritized students, faculty, and staff
- Experience participating in and leading movement(s) to create meaningful systemic change
- Track record operating with an anti-oppression framework and an anti-deficit lens
- Ability to understand and navigate a dynamic campus culture
- Knowledge and experience working with diverse LGBTQIA populations, including undocumented students and students from varied national origins
- Competency in cross-cultural communication
- Possesses leadership qualities such as: proactiveness, vision, being a self-starter, positivity, and creativity
- Ability to facilitate difficult dialogues, effectively listen to all points of view and build consensus
- Demonstrated success working on teams and supporting colleagues on collaborative initiatives
- Willingness to work irregular hours, including evenings and weekends, with advance notice
Initial review of the required application materials, including cover letters and resumes, will begin on September 21, 2021. To receive full consideration, apply by September 20, 2021. The position will remain open until filled.
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.
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