The Asian American Activities Center, A3C, is a department under the Vice Provost of Student Affairs and serves as Stanford's primary resource for Asian and Asian American student affairs and community development. The A3C contributes to the academic mission of the University through its partnerships and collaborative work with faculty, departments, and academic programs. Through programming and advising, the center facilitates the multicultural education of all students and the development of leaders who are able to negotiate an increasingly diverse and complex workplace and global environment.
The A3C is proud to be part of The Centers for Equity, Community, and Leadership, within the division of Student Affairs. The Centers consist of the Black Community Services Center, El Centro Chicano y Latino, Markaz Community Resources Center, Native American Cultural Center, Queer Student Resources Center, and Women's Community Center. Each Center works to advance learning and student development through five pillars - Academic and Intellectual Engagement, Leadership Development, Mental Health & Well-Being, Community Building, and Alumni Engagement.
Review of applications will begin May 1 on a rolling basis.
The Scott J.J. Hsu Director of the Asian American Activities Center is the chief administrator for the A3C at Stanford. The Director provides strategy, vision, and direction for the Center and serves as a campus partner and advocate within all functional areas of the university, including faculty, senior administrators, academic departments, administrative offices, staff, and alumni. The Director of the A3C is the primary conduit between and among university offices and departments with particular attention to advocating for the Asian and Asian American undergraduate and graduate students and other marginalized communities on campus.
The Director must also be attuned to the dynamics between the individual, the institution, and the home environment of students.
This position is expected to advance the needs of the Asian and Asian American community as well as a broader vision and definition of diversity, equity, inclusion, leadership, and community.
Manage the work of managers and other employees, processes, and projects, to implement the strategic goals of the Center. Make hiring decisions, provide coaching and mentoring, and manage performance and staffing levels.
Work directly with and advise students, manage professional employees, including an Assistant Dean and Assistant Director.
Identify, clarify, and resolve complex issues with university-wide scope and impact and substantial significance which may span multiple areas, using advanced technical and professional knowledge requiring broad discretion and judgment.
Crisis prevention and intervention: conduct counseling, intervention, and referral when necessary to assist students in resolving personal/academic problems and crises.
Provide strategic direction for and manage the Center, including forecasting, planning, and managing program budgets.
Lead strategic planning and assessment to identify the evolving needs and concerns of the diverse population of Asian students; conceptualize programs and services and allocate resources to address these needs and concerns.
Develop, analyze, measure effectiveness and oversee/implement programs and tools for delivery of student services or programs.
Collaborate with other university offices and administrators, such as Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), VPUE Office of Academic Advising and Research, Residential Education, the Alumni Association, Office of Development, and others when necessary
Develop appropriate outreach, education, and programming to proactively address unique mental health and wellness issues affecting students.
Review exceptions to university, program or unit policies and procedures, settle grievances. Make recommendations that may impact the unit's academic capabilities.
May manage the direction of internal academic and administrative policy development for programs and operations. May serve as senior advisor to the dean on programmatic and policy development.
Interpret, implement and ensure compliance with university, academic and administrative policies within an organization or program. Recommend new internal policies, guidelines and procedures. Direct process improvement for organization or program.
Lead university- or division-wide initiatives and campaigns; develop long range planning and policy development for a school or program.
Represent Center programs and initiatives at senior level meetings, conferences, and to both internal and external constituents.
Evaluate and recommend the technological needs and effectiveness for delivery of student programs and services
Identify, manage relationships, and negotiate with external and internal partners, including CAPS, Graduate Life Office, Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education, Vice Provost for Graduate Education, Undergraduate Admissions, New Student Orientation, Diversity & First Gen Office, Alumni Association, Office of Development and others.
Education & Experience:
Bachelor's degree and eight years of relevant experience, or combination of education and relevant experience. Experience in higher education and Master's degree preferred.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Advanced communication skills to clearly and effectively communicate information to internal and external audiences, client groups, and all levels of management.
Strong analytical skills to review and analyze complex financial information.
Strong leadership and strategic management skills.
Demonstrated experience managing people.
Understanding of underlying technological needs and requirements.
Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively.
User knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite.
Relevant experience that includes at least 5 years in higher education, focused on diversity, inclusion, and equity.
Knowledge of Asian and Asian American student and community development in a university environment.
Student development knowledge and experience in student affairs or within higher education setting.
Knowledge of the challenges faced by Asian and Asian American undergraduate and graduate students in a highly selective residential institution and ability to assist students in navigating this environment.
Deep understanding of and experience with community-based work as a model for student growth and development.
Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with and gain support from a broad and diverse array of constituents, including students, staff, faculty, alumni, parents, community members and visitors is essential.
Hybrid work schedule requiring 2-3 days of on-site work per week.
Ability to work some evenings and weekends.
Stanford requires all staff to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19, unless granted a medical or religious accommodation.
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HOW TO APPLY: Please submit a resume and cover letter with your application, and address the following questions in your cover letter:
Please include why you are interested and qualified for the position. What do you think are the most pressing needs and concerns facing Asian and Asian American students and communities at Stanford? How would you go about addressing those needs as the Associate Dean and Scott J.J. Hsu Director of the Asian American Activities Center?
Finalist candidate must successfully pass a pre-employment background check.
The job duties listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification and are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary depending on department or program needs without changing the general nature and scope of the job or level of responsibility. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.
Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.
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