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 Subject : Cross Cultural Center's Director, UC Davis.. 08/25/2018 02:05:42 PM 
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Department Description: Born out of student activism and political struggle, the UC Davis Cross Cultural Center provides a culturally relevant community space where student voices can be expressed and respected. The CCC cultivates critical consciousness and cultural competency by providing learning opportunities at the crossroads of the many aspects of our identities and experiences. By embracing our cultural and intellectual heritage, the CCC supports student leadership in advancing our collective vision for community empowerment and social justice.

Location: Davis
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Job Summary: Under the direction of the Executive Director, Community Resource and Retention Centers and in support of the University's mission with respect to diversity and inclusion, this position takes a leadership role in building an inclusive campus community and enacting the mission of the Cross Cultural Center (CCC). The CCC provides a culturally relevant community space, cultivates critical consciousness and cultural competency by offering learning opportunities, and supports student leadership in advancing its mission for community empowerment and social justice.

Provides administrative, programmatic, fiscal and operational oversight of the CCC. Supervise staff and provide direction, support, and long-term planning regarding the center's operations, personnel, and strategic initiatives. Oversees a varied and complex set of services and programs intended to respond to the needs of an increasingly diversified student population, foster student leadership development, and promote cultural competence throughout the campus.

Represent the department and interact with directors, committees/workgroups, faculty, deans, and Assistant/Associate/Vice Chancellors across campus.

Physical Demands:
Work Environment: Work flexible hours, including evening and weekends to meet the operations needs.

UC Davis is a smoke and tobacco free campus effective January 1, 2014. Smoking, the use of smokeless tobacco products, and the use of unregulated nicotine products (e-cigarettes) will be strictly prohibited on any UC Davis owned or leased property, indoors and outdoors, including parking lots and residential space.

Position is a mandatory reporter for known or suspected child abuse and requires that a statement acknowledging the requirement to report child abuse be signed.
Background Check Required:

This position is a critical position and subject to a background check. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of background investigation including criminal history and identity checks. Yes
Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in Education, Higher Education, Counseling, or related field, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Leadership experience in multicultural and social justice education and leadership development programs in a college or university setting.

Knowledge of student development, identity development and multicultural and social justice education.

Broad knowledge of social justice concepts, practices, and experience in articulating the intersections of identities.

Cultural competency to advocate on behalf of historically underrepresented and underserved communities.

Experience with fiscal and supervisory responsibilities.

Supervisory skills to recruit, select, train, assign, motivate and evaluate staff.

Interpersonal skills and political acumen to interact with individuals of varying ages, cultural backgrounds, and perspectives.

Skills to lead diverse groups of students, staff, and faculty in pursuit of cross-cultural, intersectional goals.

Skills to effectively lead and facilitate group discussions; lead small group training sessions; and engage in public speaking.

Experience with student development, support and retention strategies, organizational change, multicultural organizational change, multicultural education, and leadership development.

Experience working in a multicultural environment and skills to communicate interact, and work with diverse constituencies particularly in program and service development, implementation, and assessment.

Experience and skills to understand institutional culture; current educational and financial climate; and student trends in order develop strategic plans that promote institutional change.

Knowledge to use key business skills, including analyzing needs and proposing solutions; implementing innovative funding and development strategies; and the management of grant funds.

Knowledge of organizational development concepts and practices, performance management models and practices, and career development practices.
Preferred Qualifications: Master's degree in Education, Student Affairs, Higher Education, Counseling, or related field, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Mediation and consultation skills to help resolve conflicts and respond to a wide variety of issues/concerns.

Experience cultivating and sustaining ongoing collaborative relationships with a wide array of constituents (staff, faculty, students, community members, and with campus and community organizations) in order to accomplish goals.

Analytical skills to evaluate programs and services, research future trends, develop long-range goals, and implement changes in response to student needs.

Experience using software such as Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and email and web-based accounting and information systems.
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