Job Details

California State University, Fullerton
  • Position Number: 1391241
  • Location: Fullerton, CA
  • Position Type: Student Affairs and Services

Director, Diversity Initiatives and Resource Centers

Classification: Administrator II-Range A

AutoReqId: 11038BR

Department: Diversity Initiative and Resource Center

Sub-Division: VP Student Affairs

Salary Range: Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications

Appointment Type: At Will

Time Base: Full-Time

Work Schedule:
Monday-Friday, 8:00 AM-5:00 PM

Job Summary:
It is an exciting time to join Cal State Fullerton as we are an in demand comprehensive University that is driven to shape the future of education and foster a vibrant community of diverse students, faculty, staff and administrators who uphold values of inclusive excellence, free speech, and an environment free from discrimination. We are continuously seeking individuals from a variety of career disciplines that share in the University's mission and core values. We warmly welcome you to consider joining the Titan Community where minds expand and opportunities flourish.

About CSUF:
Standing on 241 acres at the heart of Southern California, the university was founded in 1957 and has grown into a population of over 39,000 students. As Titans, we believe that diverse perspectives deepen our understanding. We are committed to giving students the support they need to graduate, while responding to California's revolving work force needs. At California State University, Fullerton we strive for continual improvement of students, staff, faculty and administrators through orientations, training programs and professional development opportunities. As part of the Titan Community, you have access to many campus facilities and services including but not limited to the Grand Central Art Center in Santa Ana, CSUF Garden Grove Center, Fullerton Arboretum, cultural events and performances in the Clayes Performing Arts Center, Cal State Fullerton Athletics sports events, Titan Recreation Center, and the Employee Wellness Program.

About the Position:
The Diversity Initiatives and Resource Center aims to create learning environments and opportunities that supports the University mission by preparing students to become socially conscious leaders in a global society. We are seeking an exceptional individual to join our team as the Director, Diversity Initiatives and Resource Centers. The ideal candidate in this role should a positive attitude, an active, energetic mind, and a leadership style that is characterized by highly ethical practices and a commitment to diversity, openness, flexibility, integrity, and kindness.

The Director provides overall leadership and administration for the office of Diversity Initiatives and Resource Centers (DIRC), including staff supervision, budget management, and the development and assessment of co-curricular programs and services designed to advance student success. Reports directly to the Associate Vice President for Student Affairs, responsible for providing leadership and administration of four cultural centers (African American, Asian Pacific American, Chicana/o, the Titan Dreamers Resource Center and LGBTQ) and coordinates programs focused on diversity and inclusion. The Director has decision making authority in these areas and is required to use sound, independent judgment and political acumen in both routine and complex situations. Works collaboratively with a wide variety of administrative and academic departments across the university community to promote programs which complement the students' academic experience and engagement in high impact practices.

In managing the Diversity Initiatives and Resource Centers budget, the Director will make internal allocations and requests for funding as necessary and is responsible for annual budget development and review. Creates and maintains strong partnerships with the Dean of Students, Director of Student Life and Leadership and the Director of the WoMen's Center to produce and cultivate high impact co-curricular environments that promote student success. Ensures the coordination, continuity and support of existing programs such as heritage month events, cultural recognition celebrations, and diversity workshops. Guides new initiatives such as the establishment of a bias incident response team, encourage and advance faculty/student research opportunities, and serves as a consultant to various campus stakeholders. Builds collaborative relationships with faculty, campus units, and the culturally-based faculty and staff associations to ensure programs strongly support student learning, the university's mission, and strategic plan. Responsible for overseeing communication, marketing and promotional efforts that highlight all major program areas.
Represents the Office of Diversity Initiatives and Resource Centers within the Student Engagement cluster, within the Division of Student Affairs and across campus. Serves on the Associate Vice President for Student Affairs' Management and Leadership Teams. Other duties as assigned.

Essential Qualifications:
Bachelors Degree from an accredited four-year college or university. Masters degree from an accredited four year-college or university in an area related to Student Affairs, Student Development, and Educational Leadership. A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in related areas. Experience in staff supervision and budget management. Demonstrates proficiency in organization and leadership development. Demonstrates skills in decision making, facilitation, mediation, collaboration, project management and fiscal planning. Demonstrates leadership skills to recruit and develop staff, creates long range plans, coordinates new and existing programs, and collaborates with university and community constituents.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily and is required for employment. CSU will make a conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was conditionally offered the position.

Special Working Conditions:
Employment is contingent upon satisfactory completion of a fingerprint background check.

California State University, Fullerton celebrates all forms of diversity and is deeply committed to fostering an inclusive environment within which students, staff, administrators and faculty thrive. Individuals interested in advancing the Universitys strategic diversity goals are strongly encouraged to apply. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose.

Employee/applicant who submits an application for a position may be required to successfully complete job related performance test(s) as part of the selection process.

Regular attendance is considered an essential job function; the inability to meet attendance requirements may preclude the employee from retaining employment.

Online application/resume must be received by electronic submission on the final filing date by 9:00 PM (Pacific Standard Time)/midnight (Eastern Standard Time). Applicants who fail to complete all sections of the online application form will be disqualified from consideration.

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.

California State University, Fullerton is not a sponsoring agency for staff or management positions (i.e. H1-B Visas).

California State University, Fullerton is a comprehensive, regional university serving a diverse student population of over 39,000, including international students representing 79 nations. Located on a 241-acre campus in Orange County, it is a technologically robust and culturally vibrant area. Many of our employees enjoy the close proximity to the beaches and mountains for surfing, hiking and mountain biking. The University offers 56 undergraduate and 54 graduate degree programs, including a doctorate in education and a doctorate in nursing practice, in a rich diverse environment. Diverse Issues in Higher Education (August 2018) ranks the campus as 4th in the nation in terms of bachelors degrees awarded to underrepresented students based on data from the U.S. Department of Education. Forbes (April 2018) ranks CSUF among top U.S. institutions for "Best Value" and Money Magazine (August 2018) ranks the campus in the top twelve percent of "Best Colleges For Your Money". Washington Monthly (August 2018) ranks the campus in the top 3rd of national universities and number six for lowest net price. The University is proud to be designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution.

Hiring Preference: None

Application Deadline: 21-Feb-2019

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