Director, Black Unity Center
This position is an Administrator III in the California State University Management Personnel Plan (MPP), reporting to the Assistant Vice President of Equity & Community Inclusion.
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Equity & Community Inclusion.
The mission of the Center is to provide Black students, through cross-campus community collaborations and an intersectional, African-centered environment, with transformative, impactful and socially conscious programs that allow them to grow academically, interpersonally, culturally and professionally, in order to advance their recruitment, matriculation, retention and graduation.
Monday to Friday; 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.;
Anticipated Hiring Range*
$6,375.00- $7,200.00 per month; ($76,500.00 - $86,400.00 per year annually)
Salary is commensurate with experience.
Reporting administratively to the Assistant Vice President for Equity & Community Inclusion (AVPECI), the Director of the Black Unity Center (hereafter referred to as the Center) serves as an integral member of the Student Affairs & Enrollment Management (SAEM) Leadership Council and a core team member in the Equity & Community Inclusion sub-cabinet area. The incumbent will coordinate, plan, deliver and evaluate a comprehensive set of activities, events, programs and services specifically designed to increase the pipeline and college access for students who identify as Black, African-American or bi-/multi-racial (hereafter collectively referred to as Black students), and promote the academic success, cultural affirmation, and social integration of students who identify accordingly, with the ultimate goal of closing the educational equity gap and improving SF States performance in the retention and graduation of Black students.
The Director will assist the AVPECI in ongoing efforts to promote diversity, cultural competence, equity and inclusive excellence in sustained collaboration and consultation with student organizations, athletic teams, residence hall communities, student shared governance bodies, and other student affinity/cohort groups, as well as in partnership with various administrative units and academic departments including, but not limited to, Asian American & Pacific Islander (AAPI) Student Services, Associated Students, the Office for Diversity & Student Equity, the Dream Resource Center, Disability Programs & Resource Center, Residential Life, Student Activities & Events, Veteran Student Services, and the College of Ethnic Studies.
The Director will also provide guidance, consultation and assistance in the development, review and revision of departmental/unit policies and procedures to minimize barriers to educational equity for Black students and enhance access, success, retention and graduation for Black students. The Director will provide guidance on the development of culturally responsive programming and co-curriculum and work collaboratively with Academic Affairs colleagues on promoting culturally relevant curriculum. Further, the Director will ensure that assessment of program impact and learning outcomes occur on a regular basis to maximize efficiency and effectiveness of the Center¿s efforts. In all efforts, the Director will be informed by a philosophy that inclusive excellence requires both the institution to critically examine itself and adapt/change structurally and systemically, as well as individual students to expand their capacities.
Black Unity Center Support and Customer Service
Responsible for office customer service for the Center, including answering telephones, managing general correspondence, staffing the Center, and hours of operation. Respond to routine inquiries. Take messages and/or refer inquiries as appropriate. Develop and maintain Center operational calendar and hours of operation. Develop, receive, review, and track program and event assessment forms from Center activities. Serve as the primary contact for all Center related requests and inquiries, such as requests for presentations, workshops, events, campus visit support and/or requests for admissions presentations, publication requests, etc. Manage requests and distribution of outreach and marketing materials, including management of social media messages. Refer visitors with inquiries to the appropriate campus office.
Support Center Director and lead staff. Responsible for ordering supplies. Ensure the Center is adequately stocked with forms, publications, business cards, and requisite facility needs. Maintain Center budget and expenditures. Responsible for coordinating Director and lead staff travel arrangements and completing travel claims. Recruit, hire, and train student staff, including the creation and maintenance of accurate training materials. Monitor, process, and approve all student staff work hours and payroll. Inform and assist Center staff with CSU and SFSU travel, budget, and related protocols. Maintain budget request processes and protocol. Assist in the completion of Year-End reports in collaboration with Center Director. Contact appropriate campus departments to resolve functional and operational issues. Maintain daily staff attendance/absence, and vacation requests and reports. Schedule departmental and campus wide meetings. Draft correspondence/memos. Review bookkeeping, payroll, timesheets and work schedule changes, procurement card, campus marketplace, online ordering & payments. Create E-tracs and online requisitions, deposit checks & process refunds. Maintain the office files and reconcile monthly reports. Research and submit service requests to facilities and telecommunications. Coordinate Center activities and events. Compile and analyze data. Produce routine and ad hoc reports.
Project/Program Coordination and Management
Responsible for the annual update of communication and marketing materials. Develop and maintain a student tracking system. Research and develop administrative reports related to the Center. Assist the Director in collaborating with key stake holders including, but not limited to, the academic colleges (in particular the Department of Africana Studies and the College of Ethnic Studies) and academic research centers, Academic Institutional Research, Alumni & Parent Programs, Associated Students, Athletic Department, Counseling & Psychological Services, Dean of Students' Office, Disability Programs & Resource Center, Educational Opportunity Program, Equity Programs & Compliance Office, Health Promotion & Wellness, International Programs, Residential Life, and Veteran Student Services with the goal of improving access and success for students of African descent.
Manage the application/invitation, registration/confirmation processes for Center activities. Reserve facilities and arrange appropriate set-up and decorations for events, including ordering refreshments as appropriate, preparing agendas and all other documents and presentations, securing parking permits, and providing general orientation to visitors/guests. Assist in the planning and implementation of on and off campus special events.
Other Duties as Assigned
Demonstrate behaviors that are in line with the User Friendly Principles (P530C} and Principles of Conduct for a Multi-Cultural University (P30D)
Demonstrate safe work practices for oneself, others and the office environment.
Education and Experience:
- Master's degree in a related discipline (Women's Studies, Ethnic Studies, LGBTQ Studies, Disability Studies, Counseling, Higher Education, etc.);
- Three or more years of experience in designing, delivering, evaluating and improving activities, programs and services related to institutional access, diversity, inclusion, multiculturalism, and/or social justice in a higher education setting;
- Record of commitment and contributions to advancing college access and success for Black students; and
- Fluency with the prevailing and emerging scholarship and best practices in the areas of student diversity, educational equity, inclusive excellence and/or social justice.
- Demonstrated experience effectively working and establishing rapport with diverse identities inclusive of gender, race/ethnicity, class, religion, sexual orientation, disability, etc., and their intersections;
- Record of commitment and contributions to addressing educational equity and building inclusive spaces and processes with special attention to inter sectional identity frameworks for student success;
- Proven experience working collaboratively with students and colleagues at all levels in a large, complex institution, as well as with various external communities, in facilitating positive and collaborative processes and interactions;
- Three or more years of progressive leadership and management experience in student affairs, student services, student support, or related area;
- Proven experience with supervising a broad range of employees including staff, faculty, and students with varying degrees of responsibility and leadership;
- Experience in producing reports related to student success benchmarks, milestones, professional development, and community partnerships in consultation with SAEM leadership and other University stakeholders; and
- Experience effectively managing organizational change.
An earned doctorate in a field relevant to the primary job duties; and experience establishing new units/functions with clear and well-defined mission and goals, as well as clear metrics for success.
This position requires the successful completion of a background check.
Threaded through our Total Compensation package is a commitment to Bridging Life's Transitions. SF State is committed to providing our employees with a comprehensive program that rewards efforts that are appreciated by your colleagues, students and the customers we serve.
We offer a competitive compensation package that includes Medical, Dental, Vision, Pension, 401k, Healthcare Savings Account, Life Insurance, Disability Insurance, Vacation and Sick Leave as well as State Holidays and a dynamic Fee Waiver program, all geared towards the University's commitment to attract, motivate and retain our employees.