Assistant Director, Women's Resource Center (Student Services Professional III)
San Diego State University
Location: San Diego, California
Internal Number: 3856851
Assistant Director, Women's Resource Center (Student Services Professional III)
Job No: 523860 Work Type: Locations: San Diego Categories: Unit 4 - APC - Academic Professionals of California, Temporary, Full Time, Student Services, On-site (work in-person at business location)
Division of Student Affairs and Campus Diversity
The Division of Student Affairs and Campus Diversity is a partner in the university learning community. Education is enhanced, both inside and outside of the classroom, through high-impact programs and services that advance student learning, development, and success.
The Division facilitates the academic success, personal growth, and well-being of all students. Student Affairs transitions and connects students to the university and to their future, building communities that foster progress toward degree completion and lifelong institutional affinity.
Further, the Division of Student Affairs and Campus Diversity works proactively to address systemic inequities through professional learning, community building, advocacy, policy recommendations and organizational structures, while facilitating an integrated vision and shared responsibility for prioritizing and advancing institutional goals. We aim to foster an affirming campus culture based on the core values of excellence, equity, diversity, belonging and inclusion through:
Recruiting and retaining faculty and staff who are reflective of the diverse student body and communities served by SDSU, and recruiting students who are representative of the rich diversity of the region and the world;
Fostering an environment that is welcoming, affirming, and empowering for students, faculty, staff and alumni of all backgrounds;
Enhancing the career and educational pathways of a diverse student body, the faculty and staff; and
Cultivating relationships with the local community that advance the well-being of diverse individuals and communities.
This position, in collaboration with, and under the direction of the Director of the Women's Resource Center provides leadership and support to the WRC. 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 gender expansive folks on campus. The Assistant Director provides direction to students, coordinates the Brave Project sexual violence prevention training, 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 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 gender expansive folks. 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 gender expansive individuals, and address student concerns through supporting events/programs, written materials and representation on campus-wide committees.
For more information regarding the Women's Resource Center click here.
This is a full-time (1.0 time-base), benefits eligible, temporary position anticipated to on May 6, 2024 with the possibility of reappointment. This position is designated as 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.
The individual hired into this role will work on campus at SDSU in San Diego.
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, Women's Studies, Postsecondary Educational Leadership, 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 coursework in counseling techniques, interviewing, and conflict resolution where such are job-related.
Ability to develop, deliver, and assess trainings, education workshops, programs, and events.
Knowledge, sensitivity, and understanding of the social, political, personal, and cross-cultural needs of women and intersectional feminist principles.
Interpersonal skills necessary to interact and collaborate with diverse constituencies, including key senior management, faculty, and administrators regarding issues of gender, diversity, and community.
Ability to exercise discretion, confidentiality, and excellent judgment in responding to conversional, sensitive, and/or emotional issues and situations.
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 recruit, train, and support students for work in the Center and for advocacy work on campus.
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.
Compensation and Benefits
Starting salary upon appointment is not expected to exceed $5,025 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.
CSU Classification Salary Range: $5,025 - $7,159 per month.
SDSU Vaccine Policy
The California State University has established a policy requiring faculty, staff, and students accessing campus facilities to be immunized against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. To access the SDSU campus, you must be fully up to date with your COVID-19 vaccinations, including a booster if you are eligible for one, or request a medical, religious, or off campus exemption, as applicable.
Initial review of the required application materials, including cover letters and resumes, will begin on February 20, 2023. To receive full consideration, apply by February 19, 2023. 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.
SDSU is a smoke-free campus. For more information, please click here.
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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Advertised: Feb 01, 2023 (9:00 AM) Applications Close: Open until filled
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