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A unit within the portfolio of the Vice Chancellor-Equity, Diversity & Inclusion, the Cross Cultural Center a holistic learning environment where training, programs, workshops, art exhibits, and open dialogue take place. The Cross Cultural Center is a central hub for empowering and building community among students, faculty, and staff. This center also provides the opportunity for historically underrepresented and underserved UC San Diego students and staff to learn about themselves, learn about others, develop as leaders, and to impact communities for social change.
Under the direction of the Associate Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, and in support of the University's mission with respect to diversity and inclusion as well as the Cross Cultural Center's mission, the Director takes a leadership role in building community and creating a dynamic and diverse student, staff, and faculty experience within the University of California.
The Director leads innovative efforts to provide an integrated approach to identify, implement and evaluate programs, training, and practices directed to addressing/impacting diversity-related issues on the campus and in the community, and provides campus unit/group training and consultation to build capacity to address these issues as they are identified. The Director provides creative leadership, strategic planning, and vision regarding the role the Cross Cultural Center plays in support of the academic and public service missions of UC San Diego, and in collaboration with other campus units, is responsible for envisioning, overseeing, and developing an EDI training program for the campus community; including the design of EDI curricula from inception and/or refreshing existing curricula for campus-wide audiences and customized training for targeted audiences in the areas of diversity, equity, and inclusion education.
The Director serves as a member of the Vice Chancellor's leadership team and participates in Unit strategic planning and organizational development and serves as a subject matter expert to senior leaders in VC EDI. Incumbent undertakes special projects assigned by the Associate Vice Chancellor, Vice Chancellor, or Chief of Staff that are often highly sensitive and/or confidential in nature.
Serving as a Campus Diversity Officer, the Director works broadly across the university to establish and nurture campus-wide training collaborations to educate and promote understanding and awareness of cultural and other diversity issues. The Director acts as an information conduit, establishing effective communications between the VC-EDI and the campus community to help leverage diversity initiatives and fuel the diversity change process.
The Director develops strategic plans and fundraising objectives for the unit. The incumbent also oversees the Center's operations, including budget development and human resources management; development and implementation of outreach programs, and development of training opportunities that incorporate understanding of student development and leadership principles in the day-to-day operation of the Center.
Must be available nights and weekends.
Please submit a cover letter for a complete application.
A minimum of seven (7) years of progressive leadership in the field of equity, diversity, and inclusion, and five years of progressive experience in developing and delivering evidence-based training for students and/or adults. Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training. Advanced degree (masters' or terminal degree) preferred.
Demonstrated knowledge of a broad range of higher education areas including retention and recruitment strategies, student success, student and staff leadership development, campus climate issues, student life/student affairs, higher education organizational development, social justice and diversity, and change management.
Professional skills in instructional design, development and delivery, and outstanding presentation skills. Ability to design, develop, and deliver effective trainings to college students and adults. In-depth knowledge of diversity issues and strategies used to address them. Ability to facilitate conversations and learning across a wide range of diversity-related topics. Proven ability to assess effectiveness of trainings.
Expert level knowledge of diversity and social justice
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