This position has two functional focus areas, student diversity, equity, and inclusion educational development and training and leadership of areas that support centers, programs, and activities that include Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, and Expressions (SOGIE), including the Gender Equity Center, Men & Masculinities, and the Pride Center.
Under the general direction of the Director of Student Diversity and Belonging, the Assistant Director is responsible for a range of administrative coordination and programmatic facilitation responsibilities on a day-to-day basis. The incumbent will consult with the Director in the development, planning, promotion, implementation and evaluation of student DEI training, workshops, and other programming for students including lead peer education training efforts for on-boarding new students (i.e., SLO Days and Week of Welcome) and student leader training (i.e., Student Assistants, Student Ambassadors, Student Organizations,).
The Assistant Director will supervise professional staff leading SOGIE program and centers that nurture pride in students’ identities that ultimately supports their academic success and retention. The Assistant Director develops relationships across campus to assist in meeting the mission and goals of Student Diversity and Belonging. The incumbent provides direction and supervises student services professionals, while also providing support to graduate assistants and undergraduate student assistants.
The Assistant Director performs highly complex tasks and reviews difficult individual, group and/or organizational problems, and, as a result the incumbent will develop and recommend courses of action and develop resources that promote student-centered DEI learning and facilitate SOGIE center collaborations. The incumbent executes assignments that require the application of a high degree of judgement, or persuasiveness, innovative ideas and professional skills and knowledge in intergroup dialogue, diversity competencies, intersectionality, allyship, and gender and sexuality frameworks, as well as a general understanding between diversity education and affinity-based student support.