Title Assistant Director of the Cross Cultural Centers
Posted Date 04/20/2017
Employer California State University, Los Angeles
Job Information

Workweek Class: Exempt
Rate: $50,448 – $71,868/year
Work Schedule: 5/40 Monday-Friday
Occasional weekend and evening work required.
Responsible to: Director, Cross Cultural Centers

General Statement:

The Assistant Director of the Cross Cultural Centers (CCC) will assist in the daily administration and supervision of the department and its four resource centers – Asian Pacific Islander Student Resource Center, Chicana/o Latina/o Student Resource Center, Pan African Student Resource Center, and Gender and Sexuality Resource Center. The Assistant Director will also be responsible for the implementation, evaluation, and assessment of CCC programs, events, resources, and services; leadership development for CCC staff and affiliated student organizations; integration of academic success and identity initiatives; and special projects as assigned. The Assistant Director will also have direct responsibility to coordinate all programs and staffing of the Pan African Student Resource Center.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide overall leadership in the daily administration of the CCC and supervision of 1 – 2 resource centers and their teams.
  • Supervise 1–2 professional staff, provide guidance and support to their program/resource center teams, programs, and ideas, and assist them in their personal/professional development.
  • Provide direct coordination of the Pan African Resource Center, its student staff and programming efforts.
  • Develop programs, prepare contracts, communicate with speakers and performers, schedule venues and audio/visual equipment, prepare graphics requests, and develop publicity strategies for events.
  • Develop and implement culturally-relevant initiatives that support student retention and academic success.
  • Develop leadership opportunities, retreats, and workshops focused on equity, inclusion, and student success.
  • Collaborate with faculty, staff, and students across campus to develop programs, events, and services that bridge in-class and out-of-class learning experience.
  • Prepare annual programming and services reports, including learning outcomes, assessment, and evaluation tools and data.
  • Monitor budgets for specific programs and services, including student program budgets.
  • Attend events during daytime, evening, and weekend hours to ensure successful implementation of programs.
  • Provide informal advising and direct assistance to culturally-focused student organizations affiliated with the CCC.
  • Participate in resource center, University-Student Union, and University meetings as needed.
  • Develop working relationships with social justice, cultural and gender/sexuality-focused community organizations.
  • Develop and prepare annual reports, administrative forms, manuals, and handbooks as needed.
  • Coordinate planning processes for the Cultural Graduate Celebrations sponsored by Cross Cultural Centers.
  • Facilitate diversity, equity, and anti-oppression professional development for CCC, U-SU, and University departments, offices, and student organizations as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree required in higher education/student affairs, ethnic or cultural studies, sociology, psychology, or other related field.
  • Two to five years professional experience in cross cultural and social justice higher education settings required; graduate assistant or student assistant work experience in a cross cultural/gender & sexuality center considered.
  • Cultural competency and awareness of the concerns, pressures, and inequities of women, people of color, undocumented communities, queer and gender-fluid communities, and other marginalized student groups required.
  • Knowledge of and commitment to the principles of student development, higher education, identity development, social justice, intersectionality, inclusion, and equity required.
  • Knowledgeable and well-versed in current issues and practice related to ethnicity, race, gender, sexual orientation, citizenship status, class, and other significant aspects of identity required.
  • Organization and coordination skills required.
  • Knowledge of and skill in budgeting, fiscal management, and reporting required.
  • Social media, public relations and promotion skills preferred.
  • Oral and written communication skills required.
  • Ability to motivate and work closely with students, student organizations, and professional peers required.
  • Computer and technology skills preferred.
  • Experience in training, advocacy, and development preferred.
Closing Date: Review of applications will begin April 3, 2017 and continue until the position is filled. A completed application, resume, and cover letter should be emailed to Click here to get application


General Information – Background Check and Mandated Reporter 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.

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.