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A unit within the portfolio of the Vice Chancellor-Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion (VC-EDI), the Intertribal Resource Center (ITRC) is envisioned as a supportive community space with offerings that include academic support services, mentoring/leadership development, co-and extra-curricular programming, and non-academic support among other things, for all UC San Diego students. The Center will leverage existing resources to create a sense of place and community and provide an important support system particularly for American Indian/Alaskan Native/Indigenous students on campus.
In support of the University's mission with respect to diversity and inclusion as well as the ITRC'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 identifying, developing, implementing, and evaluating programs and practices directed toward improving Native American student outreach and yield, academic success, leadership and professional development, inclusion and retention, and enrichment of the overall Native American student experience. The director provides creative leadership, strategic planning, and vision regarding the role the Intertribal Resource Center plays in support of the academic and public service mission of UC San Diego.
The Director serves as a member of the Vice Chancellor's leadership team and participates in VC-EDI strategic planning and organizational development and serves as a subject matter expert. Incumbent undertakes special projects assigned by Assistant Vice Chancellor for Student Equity and Inclusion (AVC-SEI) or Vice Chancellor that are often highly sensitive and/or confidential in nature. Working with senior leaders in VC-EDI, the Director develops strategic plans and fundraising objectives for the unit. The incumbent also oversees the Center's operations, including budget development and management, 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 Intertribal Resource Center.
The Director provides strategic planning and leadership to fulfill the goals of the ITRC, including programmatic offerings that include a strong partnership with the Campus Community Centers and local Native American communities; partnerships with academic programs, academic support programs, and student support services, and Admissions' campus/community outreach and yield activities. Incumbent collaborates to develop new programming that would address issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion, and with student organizations to provide leadership development. The Director also develops leadership opportunities for student interns; provides a space and support for student organizations and existing programming; and promotes supportive relationships with other campus student and staff organizations.
The Director acts as an information conduit, establishing effective communications between the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion and the campus community to help leverage inclusive excellence and advance the equity, diversity, and inclusion change process and Inclusive Excellence Strategic Plan. Additionally, the Director is responsible for and oversees developing and managing community partnerships, donor cultivation, operations and budget management, human resource management, development, and implementation of outreach programs, partnering across campus to implement.
This position provides oversight for enrichment opportunities that include developing academic and research plans, recognizing and addressing academic and non-academic barriers to success, and informal counseling or coaching on other life issues that impact progress and/or student retention. Programs specialize in services that have particular relevance and impact for Native American/Indigenous students. Collaborates broadly and strategically to improve outcomes related to the recruitment, development, enrichment, inclusion, retention, and student experience of American Indian/Alaskan Native/Indigenous students in all disciplines across the campus, and acts as a liaison between the university and the Native community pertaining to these matters.
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