This position, in collaboration with, and under the direction of the Director of the Women's Resource Center (WRC) provides leadership and support to the Women's Resource Center. The Assistant Director of the WRC supports programs and practices directed toward improving student outreach and yield, academic success, leadership and professional development, inclusion and retention, and enrichment of the overall student experience of women and folks who face gender-based oppression on campus. The Assistant Director provides direction to students, coordinates events and trainings, and supports advocacy efforts related to the academic and public service mission of San Diego State University. The Assistant Director of the WRC collaborates with the Division of Academic Affairs, the Division of Student Affairs and Campus Diversity, students, staff, and campus/community partners to implement training, programs, and services of the WRC.
This position may be called upon as a resource in responding to sensitive equity, crisis, and individualized issues as they relate to women and people who face gender-based oppression. 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 WRC and raise awareness of the excellence of women and all people who face gender-based oppression, and address student concerns through supporting events/programs, written materials and representation on campus-wide committees.
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This is a full-time (1.0 time-base) benefits eligible, temporary position anticipated to end on or before June 30, 2022, with the possibility for reappointment. 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.
Education and Experience
Possession of these knowledge and abilities is typically demonstrated through the equivalent of three years of progressively responsible professional student services work experience. One year in the program area to which assigned may be preferred but is not required.
A master's degree in Counseling, Clinical Psychology, Social Work, or a directly related field may be substituted for one year of experience. A doctorate degree and the appropriate internship or clinical training in counseling or guidance may be substituted for the three years of experience for positions with a major responsibility for professional career or personal counseling.
Equivalent to graduation from a four-year college or university in a related field, including or supplemented by upper division or graduate course work in counseling techniques, interviewing, and conflict resolution where such are job-related.
- A Master's degree in Ethnic Students, Cultural Studies, Women' Studies, Higher Education Administration or a related field.
- Prior experience in higher education.
- Experience working with survivors of sexual and domestic violence.
- 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.
- Ability to understand and navigate a dynamic campus culture.
- Knowledge and experience working with diverse populations of women.
- Competency in cross-cultural communication.
- Possesses leadership qualities such as: proactiveness, vision, being a self-starter, positivity and creativity.
- Demonstrated success working on teams and supporting colleagues on collaborative initiatives.
- Willingness to work irregular hours, including evenings and weekends, with advance notice.
Specialized Skills Required
- Ability to develop and deliver training and education workshops.
- Documented experience developing and coordinating programs and events.
- Knowledge, sensitivity, and understanding of the social, political, personal, and cross cultural needs of women.
- Ability to collaborate and work with other units regarding issues of diversity and community.
- Interpersonal skills necessary to interact with key senior management, faculty, and administrators regarding issues that impact women.
- Ability to exercise discretion, confidentiality, and excellent judgment in responding to conversional, sensitive, and/or emotional issues and situations.
- Ability to assess, design, implement and evaluate effective programming and policies as related to this position.
- Ability to work well independently and follow through on projects with minimal direction.
- Ability to effectively administer and coordinate a variety of concurrent and ongoing activities.
- Ability to interact professionally, effectively, and collaborate with diverse constituencies.
- Ability to recruit, train, and support students for work in the Center and for advocacy work on campus.
- Demonstrated understanding of feminism and intersectional feminist principles.
Compensation and Benefits
Starting salary upon appointment not expected to exceed $4,691 per month. CSU Classification Salary Range: $4,691 - $6,683 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.
Initial review of the required application materials, including cover letters and resumes, will begin on September 20, 2021. To receive full consideration, apply by September 19, 2021. This 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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