The Assistant Director, in collaboration with the Director of the Undocumented Resource Center, supports the day-to-day support to and oversight of staff, student employees, volunteers, and interns. The Assistant Director collaborates with Center leadership, student staff, and campus/community partners to implement training, programs, and services of the Center.
This position will assume a shared role in ensuring a physical space, which fosters safe, inclusive, and affirming social and educational interactions for undocumented students utilizing 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 particularly as they relate to URC and other underrepresented groups. 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 justice, and to address the intersectionality of identities such as gender, race, religion, ethnicity, class, and ability. This position will promote the URC and raise awareness of related issues through supporting events, representation on campus-wide committees, programs, and materials.
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This is a full-time (1.0 time-base) benefits eligible, permanent (probationary) 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.
Education and Experience
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 Counseling, Educational Leadership, Higher Education, Student Affairs, Social Work, or a related field.
- Bilingual or multilingual.
- Knowledge and experience working with diverse populations of undocumented and mixed immigration background students.
- 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.
- Ability to understand and navigate a dynamic campus culture.
- 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
- Knowledge, sensitivity, and understanding of the social, political, personal, and cross-cultural needs of undocumented and mixed immigration status students.
- Possess knowledge of academic advising and program planning.
- Possess strong communication skills, both oral and written, including all aspects of administrative writing techniques integral to carrying out the responsibilities of the position.
- Experience working with students from low income, traditionally underrepresented, and/or traditionally disadvantaged backgrounds.
- Previous outreach or recruitment experience.
- Extensive familiarity with undocumented programs and students
- Ability to carry out assignments without detailed instructions.
- Ability to plan, schedule, supervise, direct, record, and following up on meetings internally and externally to the campus.
- Ability to develop annual plans and detailed timelines.
- Ability to produce accurate and timely correspondence and reports by researching, gathering, analyzing, and formatting information as requested.
- Establish and maintain systems to record official correspondence for the program.
- Communicate on behalf of URC with senior management and other campus and community constituencies.
- Ability to develop and deliver training and education workshops.
- Documented experience developing and coordinating programs and events.
- 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 undocumented and mixed immigration status students.
- 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.
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 October 4, 2021. To receive full consideration, apply by October 3, 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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