Director of Co-Curricular Learning, Educational Equity, and Assessment

Job Summary

The Division of Student Affairs at San Jose State University is taking a curricular approach to the delivery of co-curricular programs and services. This approach will be grounded in a defined Student Affairs Curriculum, an embedded commitment to racial justice and equity, and a continuous assessment of educational and operational effectiveness. This requires a new role in the Division that will ensure that the fundamental work of Student Affairs is executed to address learning and engagement principles, and will be done in new ways to meet the dynamic and diverse needs of all demographics of students. The Director will report to the Vice President of Student Affairs with a dotted line to the Director of Institutional Research. This role is designed to center equity and racial justice within the co-curriculum and the assessment of the co-curriculum. The Director will bring a new intentionality to the content of Student Affairs work, the efficacy of engagement strategies, and ensuring that historically underrepresented students and experiences are made core subjects of programs, services, and policies. To fulfill the promise to the students and communities we serve alongside, SJSU will be an organization that actively promotes diversity, inclusivity, and equity, ensuring that everyone in our community experiences a deep sense of belonging. To actualize this vision and contribute to combating systemic oppression within and across our communities, SJSU must champion and consistently apply an equity lens to our external and internal work, and endeavor to build and nurture a diverse, inclusive, equitable environment that effectively prepares and engages members of our community in their pursuit of expanding opportunity and striving for educational equity for the students we serve.

This is a position in the CSU - Management Personnel Plan (MPP), and serves at the pleasure of the President. This position will require adherence to University compliance training such as: Conflict of Interest and Ethics, AB 1825 Sexual Harassment Prevention, Information Security, and Injury and Illness Prevention Program. The person hired for this position may be required to complete an outside employment disclosure statement in accordance with Title V of the California Code of Regulations.

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop and implement a divisional programming and frameworks based on concepts from Bensimon’s Equity Scorecard Framework (assessing access, retention, excellence, and institutional receptivity) and the Jackson and Holvino’s Multicultural Organization Development Model
  • Establish division-wide assessment strategy based on learning outcomes, operational effectiveness, and compliance with regional and specialized accreditation standards
  • Collaborate with Cultural Centers and other units to develop and measure the efficacy of student success programming targeting at underrepresented students
  • Partner with division units to conduct periodic assessment of equity metrics in Student Affairs policies and procedures
  • Partner with University Personnel to consider the equity and racial justice issues in Student Affairs workplace environments
  • Converge, report, share, and analyze data assessment data
  • Train departments on assessment processes and tools
  • Identify theories of change and a logic model to drive assessment
  • Train Student Affairs departments on curriculum standards
  • Support Student Affairs anti-racism leadership development
  • Lead and manage the Student Affairs Curriculum guiding requisite annual programming and services
  • Develop and stewardship of a racial justice and equity template for all Division programs and services
  • Development of strategy-based racial justice initiatives within the Division and in partnership with non-Student Affairs areas
  • Develop co-curricular design and delivery standards
  • Manage the development, implementation and continuous evolution of Student Affairs education and training programs
  • Partner with Student Affairs and Academic Affairs units to co-lead educational activities designed to address retention and completion outcomes for specific student populations
  • Collaborate with the Office of the President, Office of the Provost, and Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion to implement and achieve university-wide racial justice goals
  • Working collaboratively with Student Affairs, Administration, Finance and University Personnel; conduct ongoing engagement, education and training and workplace assessments for staff across the Division
  • Serve on a committee promoting inclusion and racial justice
  • Understand the history of racism and the impacts of institutional and structural racism
  • Leverage assessment results to identify gaps in organization, services, and educational programming
  • Collaborate with Division and SJSU leadership to launch strategic efforts to close gaps
  • Train staff on equity lens and skills

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Strong interpersonal skills and outstanding administrative skills
  • Ability to produce, track and manage multiple deliverables with overlapping deadlines in a high-performing environment
  • Excellent customer service and public relation skills
  • Intercultural education theory and practice skills
  • Educational assessment design and implementation: quantitative and qualitative
  • Organizational assessment design and implementation: quantitative and qualitative
  • Curriculum development and implementation, organization change management, project management, and leadership skills
  • Development of colleagues (designing training programs)
  • Research and vendor relationship and contract management skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to analyze situations with a racial equity lens and utilize effective organizing strategies
  • Ability to develop collaborative, productive and respectful relationships with leaders and other institutions and groups, including but not limited to communities of color, immigrant and refugee communities, business, and philanthropy
  • Ability to develop and manage programs to address institutional and structural racism
  • Ability to quickly learn and apply policy and procedure specific to San Jose State University

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Three years of work experience with some combination of these areas: assessment, co-curricular development, and racial justice

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s or PhD Degree
  • 5 years of experience in a higher education or related setting and leading programs that build co-curricular programming
  • Experience in developing, implementing, and leading Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) programs, with demonstrable outcome
  • Experience in development assessment programs and/or providing training to others on the topic of assessment
  • Published work or conference presentations on the topics of racial justice, assessment and/or co-curricular development


Classification: Administrator II

Hiring Range: Commensurate with experience

San José State University offers employees a comprehensive benefits package typically worth 30-35% of your base salary. For more information on programs available, please see the Employee Benefits Summary .

Application Procedure

Click Apply Now to complete the SJSU Online Employment Application and attach the following documents:

  • Resume
  • Letter of Interest

All applicants must apply within the specified application period: November 12, 2020 through November 30, 2020 . This position is open until filled; however, applications received after screening has begun will be considered at the discretion of the university.

Contact Information

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Additional Information

Satisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminal records check) is required for employment. SJSU will issue a contingent offer of employment to the selected candidate, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was offered the position on a contingent basis.

The standard background check includes: criminal check, employment and education verification. Depending on the position, a motor vehicle and/or credit check may be required. All background checks are conducted through the university's third party vendor, Accurate Background. Some positions may also require fingerprinting. SJSU will pay all costs associated with this procedure. Evidence of required degree(s) or certification(s) will be required at time of hire.


All San José State University employees are considered mandated reporters under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and are required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

Equal Employment Statement

San José State University (SJSU) is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer committed to nondiscrimination on the basis of age, ancestry, citizenship status, color, creed, disability, ethnicity, gender, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, race, religion or lack thereof, sex, sexual orientation, transgender, or protected veteran status consistent with applicable federal and state laws. This policy applies to all SJSU students, faculty and staff programs and activities. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and certain other federal and state laws, prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex in all education programs and activities operated by the university (both on and off campus).

Advertised: November 12, 2020 (9:00 AM) Pacific Standard Time
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