Assistant Director, Black Student Development

University of California, Santa Barbara - Santa Barbara, CA4.5

Contract$59,000 - $74,000 a year
EducationSkills
Under the general direction of the Director, the Assistant Director oversees the community advocacy, outreach, education and student life efforts of the department. Oversees department in the absence of the Director.

Supervises 3 FTE. Serves as back up supervisor to other FTE staff (3) and student staff interns (8) as needed. Oversee their efforts to provide complex campus education and awareness training, community outreach, student life support, and programming to the Black community.

Assists director in the development of strategic planning to include department program design, short- and long-range goals. Works to integrate research, Best Practice, and assessment findings into department practice and training.

Utilizes advanced knowledge of Black student development, critical race theory, implicit bias, multicultural identity, intersectionality and student life, and skills in supervision, communication, and political acumen to develop programs, and outreach services.

Serves on university-wide student service committees relevant to advocacy, campus climate, incident response and ally and awareness trainings.

Minimum Requirements

Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience/training.
Minimum 3 years professional experience working in higher education.
Demonstrated experience working with Black students in a university setting.
Supervision experience.

Experience in developing programming that responds to the needs and concerns of Black students.
Requires a high level of confidentiality, sensitivity
Ability to work on complex situations with a wide range of organizations and a diverse faculty, staff, and student population.
Exercises a high degree of initiative, problem solving ability, diplomacy and professional judgment.
Ability to work independently, interpret and communicate policies, make sound decisions, anticipate job requirements, prioritize and coordinate multiple tasks simultaneously.
Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication, and political acumen skills.

Desirable Requirements

Master's degree
Familiarity with UC policies and business processes.

Special Conditions of Employment
A little help? Go to Driver's License Requirements or Background Check Guidelines

Satisfactory criminal history background check
Mandated reporting requirements of Child Abuse

Other Special Conditions of Employment

May be called upon to work occasional nights and weekends.

Other Recruitment Notes

Optional Applicant Documents

Other Document (1)
Other Document (2)
Other Document (3)

Required Applicant Documents

Resume
Cover Letter

Job Description

FLSA Exemption Status
A little help? Go to Exempt vs. Non-Exempt Employees

Exempt

CBU (Collective Bargaining Unit)

99 - Non-Represented (PPSM)

ERC (Employee Relations Code)

C

Grade Type

PSS

Grade Type

Student Services

Grade Type

Academic Achievemt Counseling

Grade Type

Supervisor 2

Grade Type

S2

Grade

22

End Date for Other Appointment Type (e.g., Contract or 18-month Career)

Provision Number

Type of Supervision Received
A little help? Go to Degree of Supervision

Direction

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Physical Requirements
Continuously=Activity occurs > 66%
Frequently=Activity occurs 33% to 66%
Occasionally=Activity occurs < 33%
Not Applicable=Activity does not exist

Stand

OCCAS.

Walk

OCCAS.

Sit

FREQ.

Bend

OCCAS.

Crouch/Squat

OCCAS.

Kneel/Crawl

N/A

Climb

N/A

Reach above shoulder level

OCCAS.

Use keyboard/mouse

CONTIN.

Hand Activities: Fine dexterity

OCCAS.

Hand Activities: Hand twisting

N/A

Hand Activities: Simple grasping

OCCAS.

Hand Activities: Power grasping

N/A

Other (please specify activity)

Frequency of Other Activity

No Response

Lifting Activities: Light lifting (< 20 lbs)

OCCAS.

Lifting Activities: Moderate lifting (20-50 lbs)

N/A

Lifting Activities: Heavy lifting (>50 lbs)

N/A

Push/Pull Activities: Light pushing/pulling (< 20 lbs of force)

OCCAS.

Push/Pull Activities: Moderate pushing/pulling (20-50 lbs of force)

N/A

Push/Pull Activities: Heavy pushing/pulling (>50 lbs of force)

N/A

Mental Requirements

Read/Comprehend

CONTIN.

Write

CONTIN.

Perform Calculations

FREQ.

Communicate Orally

CONTIN.

Reason and Analyze

CONTIN.

Other (please specify activity)

Frequency of Other Activity

No Response

Environmental Requirements

Is exposed to excessive noise

N/A

Is around moving machinery

N/A

Is exposed to marked changes in temperature and/or humidity

N/A

Is exposed to dust

N/A

Is exposed to fumes

N/A

Is exposed to gases

N/A

Is exposed to radiation

N/A

Is exposed to microwave

N/A

Drives motorized equipment

N/A

Works in confined quarters

N/A

Other (please specify activity)

Frequency of Other Activity

No Response

Job Duties

Total Percentage of Duties: 100

5
Records

Order of
Imp

Essen
Duty

%

Freq.

Function

Duties

1

Yes

15

Daily

Leadership

Works with Director on department mission, vison and goals designed to improve Blacks students' educational achievement, access and inclusion.

Assists Director with:
? Gathering input about the OBSD's program model from students to include Black Student Union and any related student advisory board.

? Establishing collaboration relationships with existing efforts focusing on the Black community, such as EOP's African diasporic Cultural Resource Center, and Academic Initiatives' Black Student Engagement Program.

? Developing and maintaining relationships with stakeholders, on and off campus, critical to the OBSD and students' success. Serves as a liaison where needed.

? Aligning program design to the division and campus mission and ensuring integration with campus efforts that support other marginalized groups.

? Overseeing department and staff in their absence. Represents the department, assists with operations, and participates in campus campaigns/efforts to secure external funding, when needed.

Oversees department staff responsible for:
? Communication efforts to a wide range of campus stakeholders to include Black students, staff, faculty and alumni.

? Student Life efforts and collaboration with student organizations and National Pan-Hellenic Council organizations.

? Outreach, community building and access-related program efforts.

? Campus-wide diversity education, advocacy and awareness training efforts.

2

Yes

15

Daily

Assessment

In collaboration with Director, works on assessment and evaluation of department and respective functional area learning, operational and program efforts. Collaborates on department and division reports. Assists with department IT software programs to maintain department's student and community contacts and communication.

Identifies methods for assessment, embeds assessment into program models, evaluates impact and shares findings with relevant parties.

In collaboration with Director and academic achievement counselors, works on the development of Black survey instrument, obtains human subjects approval and conducts data analysis. Makes recommendations on how the department and division can take action on findings.

Works with department team and key stakeholders on efforts and data to identify barriers and motivators for the curricular and co-curricular success of African American/Black students at UCSB. Ensures a strength-based approach in assessing student academic success and alignment to campus priorities.

3

Yes

15

Daily

Advocacy, Outreach and Education

Promotes and advocates for the special needs and experiences of Black students to include understanding impacts of gender, family, socio-economics, etc. Works with campus efforts supporting other underserved communities such as low-income and first-generation students, and provides awareness training about cross cultural and intersectional issues.

Consults about campus services, processes, policies and practices, and makes recommendations to Student Affairs and the campus about their impact on marginalized communities.

Consults with departments, partners and faculty at large regarding student campus climate concerns. Shares information, resources, reporting options and offers support, as appropriate. Serves as a primary responder/trainer for campus hate incidents and assists the campus during emergencies, as needed.

Establishes relationships with campus and community units, agencies and professional organizations providing services or instruction to Black students. Works to integrate outreach efforts, programming and services and build collaborative relationships with key liaisons in Admissions, outreach, other student affairs departments, Alumni Affairs, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion offices, Housing, Dining & Auxiliary Enterprises, MCC, EOP, Student Life, Department of Black Studies and the Center for Black Studies Research, etc.

Conducts presentations and training sessions and participates in ongoing training with campus units, and higher education organizations about current issues, theories, ethics and outreach strategies relevant to the Black student community and other underserved populations.

Stays abreast of research in Higher Education Student Affairs professions and about Best Practices in working with the Black community. Maintains knowledge of current issues, services and resources.

4

Yes

40

Daily

Supervision

Assists the director in supervision of the OBSD staff, including running staff meetings, recruitment, selection and onboarding process of new staff, and professional development/in-service training, as needed.

Provides direct supervision to staff (approx. 3.0 FTE), and their program design, implementation and evaluation in the functional areas of community advocacy, outreach, campus education and awareness efforts and programming.

Supervises staff, appraises and evaluates the performances of staff in accordance with goals and objectives, sets goals, monitors progress & productivity, interprets & enforces policy, determines any discipline processes in consultation with Director and Employee Labor Relations. Handles complaint/grievance resolutions, workload distribution, and manages employee relations.

Identifies areas for professional and personal development and provides training opportunities to meet their professional development goals and objectives.

Responsible for effective communication to staff about campus resources, training, policy updates, strategic plan and emerging student and campus community issues.

Ensures staff compliance with campus and UC policies and required training.

5

Yes

15

Daily

Student Services

Uses advanced knowledge in retention, academic achievement and multicultural research to create the infrastructure of services to holistically support Black students at UCSB. Creates program designs inclusive of strength-based models and cultural wealth, and an understanding of academic and personal barriers.

Assesses distressed students, identifying risk and intervention needs. Interacts with appropriate campus or community agency to receive and refer students. Provides support throughout the intervention process. Available for crisis response, crisis management, intervention and consultation, as needed. Makes referrals to CAPS, Student Health, Social Work, Colleges, SMHCS, AS Legal Services, etc.

Collaborates with the Admissions and EAOP staff, and affiliated student organizations (e.g. BSU) and departments in the outreach efforts to prospective Black students. Participates in campus outreach efforts on and off campus.

Participates in the campus response to students during a campus hate-related incident or emergency. Participates in town halls and community meetings.

Participates on relevant campus climate, community building and outreach task force committees and initiatives, as assigned.

Mediates conflicts amongst students, student organizations, cultural groups, etc. Works with campus partners offering restorative justice services.

Ensures a communication mechanism to inform UCSB students, alumni and colleagues about programming, services, resources, best practices, and mentorship or engagement opportunities.

Designs, implements and administers outreach events and programs to promote an awareness of the critical and important needs of Black students.