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Latinx Resource Center Faculty Scholar (Student Services Professional, Academic-Related I)

San Diego State University
California, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Jun 5, 2023

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Latinx Resource Center Faculty Scholar (Student Services Professional, Academic-Related I)

Job No: 527815
Work Type:
Locations: San Diego
Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association, Temporary, Full Time, Student Services, On-site (work in-person at business location)

Position Summary

This position receives direction from the Director of the Latinx Resource Center (LRC) and provides support to the Center. The LRC Faculty Scholar is responsible for recruiting and supporting students in the Comunidad Leadership Program; responsible for designing and developing creative, engaging and interactive curriculum that aligns with the goals, objectives, and learning outcomes for the seminar course; teaches the weekly seminar class; assist with the recruitment, and task designation of Cultural Mentors (Selected Student Peer Leaders); organizes a weekly staff meeting for the mentors; meets with mentors one-on-one to discuss progress and challenges; collaborate with the LRC on programming and attends Center Signature Events/Initiatives.

This position will be called upon as a resource in responding to sensitive equity, crisis, and individualized issues as they relate to Latinx/e multicultural students. This position may serve as a mentor advisor to students and will work with interns and student assistants to design and deliver programs for students, and University employees to promote leadership development, equity, multicultural education, social equality, and to address the intersectionality of identities such as gender, race, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, class, and ability. This position will promote the LRC and raise awareness of student's excellence and student concerns through supporting events/programs, written materials and through representation on campus wide committees.

This is a full-time (1.0 time-base), benefits eligible, temporary position anticipated to end on or before June 30, 2024, with the possibility of reappointment. This position is designated as exempt under FLSA and is not eligible for overtime compensation. Standard SDSU work hours are Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., but may vary based on operational needs.

Willingness to work irregular hours, including evenings and weekends, with advance notice.

The individual hired into this role will work on campus at SDSU in San Diego.

Department Summary

The Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs and Campus Diversity is responsible for the coordination and development of student services and building the inclusive excellence of SDSU's staff and faculty at San Diego State University. Departments include, but not limited to, Assistant Deans for Student Affairs; Career Services; Communications Services; Counseling & Psychological Services; Cultural and Identity Centers; Center for Educational Opportunity Programs, Outreach and Success; Financial Aid and Scholarships; Military Veterans Program; New Student and Parent Programs; Office of the Student Ombudsman; Residential Education; Resource Management; Student Ability Success Center; Student Health Services; Student Life and Leadership; Student Rights and Responsibilities; Testing Services Office; Well-being & Health Promotion; and programming related to Inclusive Excellence.

Division of Student Affairs and Campus Diversity

The Division facilitates the academic and career success, personal growth, and well-being of all students, and works proactively to address systemic inequities through professional learning, community building, advocacy, policy recommendations, and organizational structures. We aim to foster an affirming campus culture based on the core values of excellence, equity, diversity, belonging and inclusion through:
  • Recruiting and retaining faculty and staff who are reflective of the diverse student body and communities served by SDSU, and recruiting students who are representative of the rich diversity of the region and the world;
  • Fostering an environment that is welcoming, affirming, and empowering for students, faculty, staff, and alumni of all backgrounds;
  • Enhancing the career and educational pathways of a diverse student body, the faculty, and staff, including enhancing the learning environment and expanding learning opportunities for all students inside and outside the classroom, and expanding and connecting opportunities for students to participate in transformational experiences;
  • Developing leaders who believe in and lead others toward supporting civility, mutual respect and diversity in our society and workplaces; and
  • Cultivating relationships with the local community that advance the well-being of diverse individuals and communities.

  • Position upholds the Student Affairs and Campus Diversity Statement on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, specifically:

    “The Division of Student Affairs and Campus Diversity acknowledges and honors the inherent value and dignity of all individuals by creating and nurturing a learning and working environment that affirms and leverages our community's diversity of traditions, heritages, perspectives, and experiences. We are committed to fostering a culture of inclusive excellence designed to facilitate the personal and professional success, growth, development, and well-being of all members of our community. We manifest this commitment through our innovative, strategic, and collaborative efforts to develop leaders who believe in and lead others toward practicing civility, mutual respect, and inclusion in our workplaces and society.”

    For more information regarding the Division of Student Affairs and Campus Diversity department click here.

    Education and Experience

    A primary consideration in evaluating the education and experience of candidates for a position in these classes is the degree in which such experience and education provide evidence of the specialized skill and knowledge requirements and the potential ability essential to successful performance of the assigned functions of the position to be filled.

    Minimum qualifications typically required include possession of an appropriate terminal degree, e.g., either a doctorate in behavioral sciences, counseling, psychology or a specific related academic field or a California license as a Psychologist, Marriage, Family and Child Counselor or as a Clinical Social Worker which require a master's degree in social work with appropriate internship.

    Key Qualifications
    • A minimum of three years of teaching experience at the collegiate level is preferred.
    • Prior experience in higher education (experience supporting programs for queer and/or trans people of color preferred).
    • Be collegial, with strong interpersonal skills, and a track record of working collaboratively with colleagues within and across disciplines.
    • Ability to develop and deliver training and education workshops.
    • Documented experience developing and coordinating programs and events.
    • Knowledge, sensitivity, and understanding of the social, political, personal, and intersectional needs of Latinx/e identifying students
    • Ability to collaborate and work with other units regarding issues of diversity and community.
    • Interpersonal skills necessary to interact with key senior management, faculty, and administrators regarding issues that impact Latinx/e students.
    • Ability to exercise discretion, confidentiality, and excellent judgment in responding to conversional, sensitive, and/or emotional issues and situations.
    • Ability to assess, design, implement and evaluate effective programming and policies as related to this position.
    • Ability to work well independently and follow through on projects with minimal direction.
    • Ability to effectively administer and coordinate a variety of concurrent and ongoing activities.
    • Demonstrated ability to apply power, privilege, and inequity concepts to create safe working environments for minoritized students, faculty, and staff.
    • Knowledge and experience working with Latin.
    • Competency in cross-cultural communication.
    • Possesses leadership qualities such as: proactiveness, vision, being a self-starter, positivity, and creativity.
    • Previous experience working with community engagement, community building and/or community organizing.
    • Willingness to work irregular hours, including evenings and weekends, with advance notice.
    • Knowledge of using a strengths-based approach, trauma-informed care, and balancing challenge and support.
    • Possess a strong understanding and interest of intersectional feminist and queer justice.

    Compensation and Benefits

    Starting salary upon appointment is not expected to exceed $6,190 per month.

    Salary placement is determined by the education, experience, and qualifications the candidate brings to the position, internal equity, and the hiring department's fiscal resources.

    San Diego State University offers a rich benefits package that constitutes a major portion of total compensation. For more information regarding SDSU benefits, please click here.

    CSU Classification Salary Range: $6,190 - $11,584 per month.

    Diversity and Community at SDSU

    At SDSU, our diversity gives us power and benefits every single member of our community.

    Through our commitment to equity and inclusion, we encourage all members of our community to purposefully learn from one another through open and respectful dialogue and responsible engagement. For more information, click here.

    Principles of Community

    At San Diego State University, we are a community of diverse individuals who have and represent many perspectives, beliefs, and identities. This diversity lends our community strength, and we commit to creating and sustaining an inclusive and intellectually vibrant environment that benefits all members of our university.

    SDSU's Principles of Community is an aspirational statement that is intended to evolve over time. The statement reflects the ideals we are encouraged to uphold in our interactions with one another.

    Supplemental Information

    Initial review of the required application materials, including cover letters and resumes, will begin on June 16, 2023. To receive full consideration, apply by June 15, 2023. The position will remain open until filled.

    The person holding this position is considered a ‘mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

    San Diego State University is not a sponsoring agency for staff or management positions (e.g., H-1B visa). Applicants must currently be authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. Offers of employment are contingent upon the presentation of documents that demonstrate a person's identity and authorization to work in the United States, which are consistent with the provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act.

    A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily and is required for employment. SDSU will make a conditional offer of employment, 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 SDSU employee who was conditionally offered the position.

    SDSU is a smoke-free campus. For more information, please click here.

    SDSU is an Equal Opportunity Employer that considers all qualified candidates for employment and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, covered military and veteran status, or any other protected characteristic or status. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who request an accommodation by contacting Pang Thao at

    Advertised: Jun 02, 2023 (9:00 AM)
    Applications Close: Open until filled

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