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Director, Black Student Success (Administrator II) - Student Affairs

California State University, San Bernardino
California, United States
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Date posted
Apr 22, 2024

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Director, Black Student Success (Administrator II) - Student Affairs
California State University, San Bernardino

Job No: 536221
Work type: Management (MPP)
Categories: MPP, Administrative, At-Will, Full Time This position is being recruited through an outside agency. To apply, please visit the application portal at Another Source: []

Job Summary:

Under the general direction of the Associate Vice-President of Student Success and Educational Equity, the Director, Black Student Success is responsible for the overall administration of the Office of Black Student Success. The Director will develop, lead, manage programs, events, and provide services in support of Black students' success, retention, and graduation.

Major duties and responsibilities:

  • Provide strategic leadership and direction to enhance Black Students' overall success and well-being within the institution.
  • Responsible for achieving the goals and objectives critical to the program or department.
  • Collaborate with various stakeholders, including students, faculty, staff, and community partners, to create an inclusive and supportive campus environment.
  • Participate in campus community, and off-campus community meetings, trainings, and events to enhance the work of the Black Student Programs (BSP) as needed.
  • Work collaboratively with on campus and off campus partners to deliver programs and initiatives involving career development, academic success, student learning, campus engagement, student wellness & well-being.
  • Partner with various internal constituents including the Pan African Student Success Center on the collaboration and coordination of intentional programs that are focused on specific subgroups of Black students and their needs.
  • Hire and mentor student assistants to work with the BSP.
  • Prepare and write external and internal grant proposals and report on deliverables to funding sources.
  • In collaboration with the AVP for Student Success & Educational Equity and the Student Affairs Assessment and Research Officer, the incumbent will perform in-depth analysis, organize, and synthesize data and metrics that are needed to support the BSP and the DSA (e.g., monthly reporting, working with data dashboard).
  • Work with various campus partners to ensure BSP is present at student-facing campus events (such as orientation, cultural events, etc.) year-round.
  • Serves as prime internal contact in assigned area. Conducts briefings and technical meetings for top management and external representatives.
  • Work with VPSA's Chief of Staff & Director of Operations & Fiscal Management to monitor BSP budget and track expenditures.

Student Success, Campus Engagement & Sense of Belonging
  • Direct BSP Advisor and Peer Mentors in the development and implementation of programs and initiatives to improve Black students' academic achievement, retention, and graduation rates while fostering a sense of belonging and cultural affirmation.
  • Develop staff/faculty student mentoring program.
  • Establish effective and meaningful relationships with students and provide direction to BSP Advisor and Peer Mentors in facilitating CSUSB Black undergraduate student connection to campus resources.
  • Direct BSP Advisor & Peer Mentors in assisting students in the identification of academic and life goals and ways of pursuing them; assisting students with major and career choices and changes; assisting students with holistic counseling; helping students construct, monitor and update degree plans to promote timely graduation; making referrals as needed to campus and community resources; and related topics.
  • Collaborate with faculty and staff from academic departments and other units to facilitate effective academic and financial aid advising and degree progress for students and ensuring timely graduation.
  • Identify and encourage student engagement in activities/programs that support their retention, degree completion, and sense of belonging at CSUSB.

Other Duties
  • Attend and participate in all Division of Student Affairs (DSA) Council meetings and other divisional events as required for all DSA unit leads.
  • Attend trainings and professional development opportunities in accordance with job functions, in consultation with AVPSSEE.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications: Required Education and Experience
  • Bachelor's degree
  • 5-8 years of professional and supervisory experience.

Required Qualifications
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated conflict resolution and mediation skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead, manage and supervise a diverse staff in a dynamic environment that requires department and staff members to adapt to changing processes, practices and initiatives.
  • Ability to plan budgets and allocate resources based upon department priorities.
  • Acquire awareness and apply knowledge of executive orders and mandates.
  • Demonstrated ability to engage in strategic planning to ensure the most effective and efficient delivery of programs and services.
  • Must possess excellent analytical, problem-solving, conflict management, and organizational skills with the ability to work creatively, innovatively, and independently while under pressure.
  • Demonstrated ability to create and maintain cooperative working relationships with students, faculty, staff, businesses, community organizations, and other diverse groups and services
  • Ability to work effectively with faculty, technical and non-technical management, and professional/support staff
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, confidentially, and efficiently to carry out very complex assignments without detailed instructions, advise others individually or in groups on varied and complex matters, and determine the appropriate course of action and proper techniques to utilize while engaged with individuals and groups in personal interactions of a sensitive nature
  • Demonstrated ability to logically, independently, and efficiently analyze and work collaboratively to solve organizational and operational problems of one or several areas.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, demonstrated by the ability to work effectively with all levels in a demanding environment
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain cooperative relationships with the various partnering agencies, the campus community and the public.
  • Ability to encourage and motivate students and staff, and work effectively in a large, fast-paced environment.
  • Experience speaking in a variety of public settings such as classrooms and large group assemblies.
  • Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively with others within a multidisciplinary environment.
  • High degree of personal and professional integrity, a strong sense of ethics, and respect for privacy and confidentiality.
  • Possess or quickly acquire knowledge of university policies and procedures.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and excellent ability to effectively communicate and interact with diverse constituencies at all levels within the University, including college deans, faculty, executive administration, staff, student leaders, as well as with alumni and community partners.
  • Experience in developing relationships with key stakeholders.
  • Ability to facilitate difficult dialogues, collaborate, and liaison with campus entities.
  • Strong writing skills to construct reports, support grant writing, and communication to convey strategies, goals, and outcomes to various stakeholders.
  • Have the ability to work in a fast-paced and dynamic environment; have a cooperative "team" approach and form strong working relationships with those in the office, around the campus and in the surrounding community.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Master's degree in Counseling (general or rehabilitation), Psychology, Disability Studies, higher education, student affairs, or a related field).
  • A doctorate degree in higher education, educational leadership, or related field from a regionally accredited college or university.
  • Two or more years of leadership experience and demonstrated successful experience in leading program direction and development related to student success.
  • A track record of working with Black students in a university environment and with faculty and staff.
  • Extensive knowledge of Black student retention and persistence literature.
  • Demonstrated evidence of successful experience working with Black/African American students.
  • Demonstrated commitment to educating Black students, faculty, and staff.
  • Ability to thrive in an environment of change and be responsive to challenges as a creative problem solver.
  • Charismatic, dynamic, self-motivated, goal-oriented, proven self-starter with strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of infrastructure elements relative to student persistence, retention, and sense of belonging.

Compensation and Benefits:

Anticipated Hiring Range: $4812- $10,416 per month

Classification Salary Range: $4,583 - $14,713 per month

The salary offered will take into account internal equity and experience among other factors.

The CSU system provides a comprehensive benefit package that includes medical, dental and vision plans, membership in the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS), sick and vacation time, and 15 paid holidays a year. Eligible employees are also able to participate in the fee waiver education program. A summary of benefit information can be found here.

Position Information:

Work status: Full-time/Exempt/At-Will

Academic year schedule: Monday through Friday (8:00 am - 5:00 pm), some evenings/weekends.

Summer schedule: Monday through Thursday (7:00 am - 5:30 pm), some evenings/weekends.

This is a full-time management (MPP) position. MPP employees serve at the pleasure of the campus President. MPPs do not serve a probationary period and never receive permanent status.

First considerations will be given to candidates who apply by Saturday, March 16, 2024 and will continue until the position is filled; however, the position may close when an adequate number of qualified applications are received.

As of January 1, 2022, the CSU Out-of-State Employment Policy prohibits the hiring of employees to perform CSU-related work outside the state of California.

California State University, San Bernardino in not a sponsoring agency for staff or management positions (i.e. H1-B Visas).

Conditions of Employment

Background Check

Satisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminal records check) is required for employment. CSU 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 CSU employee who was conditionally offered the position.

Drivers License Check

Possession of a valid Driver's License is required. Employees in this position will be enrolled in the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) Government Employer Pull Notice Program which confirms possession of a valid driver's license and reflects driving record.

Mandated Reporter

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.


CSUSB hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States. In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire. See Form I-9 Acceptable Documents at

Statement of Commitment to Diversity

In our commitment to the furthering of knowledge and fulfilling our educational mission, California State University, San Bernardino seeks a campus climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the entire variety of human experience. We welcome people from all backgrounds, and we seek to include knowledge and values from many cultures in the curriculum and extra-curricular life of the campus community. We will create, promote, and maintain activities and programs that further our understanding of individual and group diversity. We will also develop and communicate policies and promote values that discourage intolerance and discrimination.

California State University, San Bernardino is proud to be an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We recruit, hire, train, and administer all personnel actions without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, color, caste, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, protected military or veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law. This position adheres to CSU policies against Sex Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, and Sexual Violence, including Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking. This requires completion of Sexual Violence Prevention Training within 6 months of assuming employment and on a two-year basis thereafter. (Executive Order 1096) For more information about Diversity & Inclusion at CSUSB, please visit

Closing Statement:

Reasonable Accommodation

We provide reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. Applicants with questions about access or requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process should contact CSUSB Benefits at


CSUSB is a smoke and tobacco-free campus. See policy at

Clery Act

In compliance with state and federal crime awareness and campus security legislation, including The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act, California Education Code section 67380, and the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA), the Cal State San Bernardino Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available at:

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