Assistant Director for Multicultural Learning and Student Organizations
Center for Student Leadership
Full-Time l $22.42 - $25.88 / hour
Requisition Number (please reference): 1001196
Santa Clara University is a comprehensive Jesuit, Catholic university located in California's Silicon Valley, offering its 8,800 students rigorous undergraduate curricula in arts and sciences, business, and engineering, plus master's, Ph.D., and law degrees.
Distinguished by the highest retention rate and ranked second among all master's universities in the West by U.S. News and World Report, Santa Clara University is California's oldest operating institution of higher-education. The University is focused on creating an academic community that educates citizens and leaders who will build a more just, humane, and sustainable world.
The Assistant Director is responsible for supporting the structure, direction, services and programs of the Center for Student Leadership (CSL) and the Office for Multicultural Learning (OML). This responsibility includes assisting in the development, implementation, and evaluation of a comprehensive set of programs focusing on diversity, multicultural learning, social justice, and inclusive excellence; advising and supporting student organizations; developing and coordinating leadership programs for student organizations; and contributing to the development and implementation of policies and procedures related to student organizations, event planning, and risk management.
I. Essential Duties and Responsibilities
- Multicultural and Leadership Programs (40%)
1. Serve as chair of the Tunnel of Oppression steering committee and support student leaders in the planning process.
2. Serve as co-chair of the Diversity Committee in the Residential Learning Communities (RLCs) and support the programming efforts of the committee including but not limited to Dine and Discuss and the Don't Stall Newsletter.
3. Serve as co-chair Perspectives Diversity Leadership Training Program.
4. Coordinate efforts in support of cultural heritage months including but not limited to Chicano/Latino Heritage Month, Black History Month, and Asian Pacific American Heritage Month.
5. Plan and executive the Multicultural Welcome Dinner, Difficult Dialogues Series, Diversity Graduate Forum, and Multicultural Reading Area.
6. Plan and execute the Chicano/Latino Senior Ceremony, Black Senior Ceremony, Pan Asian Senior Ceremony, and LGBTQ Lavender Graduation.
7. Assist with the design and implementation of CSL's leadership development curriculum.
8. Design and market leadership development programs to encourage participation.
9. Coordinate cross-departmental recruitment, application and tracking of peer educator/leadership positions.
10. Assist the Director of Campus Programs and OML Program Director with program assessment.
- Advisement (35%)
1. Assist in the development and implementation of a student organization advising philosophy.
2. Assist in the development and implement of an advising and support system for registered student organizations (RSOs).
3. Advise the Tunnel of Oppression student coordinators.
4. Serve as primary advisor to assigned RSOs.
5. Counsel RSOs on the planning, implementation, and evaluation of programs and services.
6. Counsel RSOs on organizational management issues (conflict resolution, budgets and funding, staffing, risk management, etc.).
- Policy and Procedure Development, Interpretation, and Implementation (10%)
1. Provide advice, consultation, and support for department-wide policy, planning, and responses to issues and trends.
2. Interpret University and departmental policies related to student life, (e.g. Posting Policy, Dining Services, Speakers Policy, Expressive Activity Policy, etc.) and a variety of scheduling and reservation policies.
3. Initiate, coordinate, implement, and evaluate policies and/or practices of CSL and OML which are effective, efficient, and conducive to the personal, social, physical, spiritual, and cultural development and general welfare of students.
4. Advise, and in some instances, act for the supervisor in matters relating to students, CSL and/or OML.
- Budget Management (5%)
1. Prepare and monitor multicultural learning program budgets.
2. Review and monitor student organization budgets.
3. Assist student organizations in preparation of annual operating budget.
- Additional Responsibilities (10%)
1. Act as a liaison with other departments and offices within the University and related outside groups as appropriate to areas of responsibility.
2. Promote and encourage collaboration between CSL, OML, and other University departments and offices.
3. Confer with, counsel, and advise students, faculty, staff, and parents regarding programs, services, and activities offered by CSL and OML.
4. Serve on University committees as assigned.
- Master's degree in student affairs, college student personnel, education, counseling, or related field.
- Three to five years of increasingly responsible work in an academic setting.
- Demonstrated ability to develop, implement, and evaluate programs, specifically those focusing on diversity, multicultural learning, social justice, and inclusive excellence.
- Demonstrated ability to advise student organizations.
- Demonstrated knowledge of Social Change Model (Astin & Astin, 2000) of leadership development used in the Perspectives Diversity Leadership Training Program.
- Demonstrated competency working with students of different cultural, ethnic, racial, and socioeconomic backgrounds with a special sensitivity to how personal experiences affect the transition into the university environment.
- Demonstrated oral and written communication skills, including experience in delivering workshops and speaking to groups of various sizes.
- Demonstrated organizational skills including time management, multitasking, and project completion.
- Demonstrated ability to cultivate collaborative interpersonal relationships with internal and external constituencies.
- Commitment to customer service, both internal and external to the department.
- Capacity to work beyond conventional business hours by having the flexibility to work in the evenings and on weekends when necessary.
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office.
- Understanding and support of the Jesuit tradition of education and a commitment to the fundamental values of service to others, community, and diversity as well as commitment to and demonstration of skills, knowledge, and awareness to serve the unique needs of the diverse campus community of Santa Clara University.
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Santa Clara University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, committed to excellence through diversity and inclusion, and, in this spirit, particularly welcomes applications from women, persons of color, and members of historically underrepresented groups. The University will provide reasonable accommodations to individuals with a disability.
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