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Director, Otter Cross Cultural Center (OC3)

California State University, Monterey Bay
California, United States
Salary Not specified
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Oct 25, 2021

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Director, Otter Cross Cultural Center (OC3)

Classification: Management II
Department Name: Otter Student Union
Job Number: FP2021-747
Status: Open until filled.
Priority Screening Date: 11/11/2021
Recruitment Status:

Position Description:
The Otter Cross Cultural Center (OC3) is an integral part of the California State University, Monterey Bay campus. The Otter Student Union (OSU) provides facilities, programs, services, activities, and meaningful leadership and employment opportunities for campus life. The Otter Student Union (OSU) is a 501©(3) nonprofit corporation. Although a legally separate entity, the OSU is a fully integrated part of the California State University, Monterey Bay campus. OSU employees are hired as University Corporation employees, receiving the same benefits as current employees and governed by established University Corporation policies. Funding support for OSU operations is generated from student fees.

The University Corporation at Monterey Bay is a non-profit institution that is related and affiliated to the California State University, Monterey Bay. The University Corporation at Monterey Bay is a nonprofit 501©(3) public benefits corporation that is a recognized auxiliary organization of California State University and was established in July 1994. The University Corporation's mission is to further the educational purposes of the University. The University Corporation at Monterey Bay is an equal opportunity employer and committed to building a pluralistic university by hiring personnel with competencies and experience related to the regional and State Population. The University Corporation at Monterey is committed to a standard of excellence in the services it provides and in the quality of work expected of its employees. POSITION SUMMARY

California State University, Monterey Bay is distinctive in serving the diverse people of California, especially the working class and historically underserved communities. The identity of the University is framed by substantive commitment to a multilingual, multicultural, intellectual community which enables students, faculty and staff to cross institutional boundaries for innovative instruction, broadly defined scholarly and creative activity, and coordinated community services. The University Corporation at Monterey Bay is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to a standard of excellence in the services it provides and in the quality of work expected of its employees. The Otter Cross Cultural Center (OC3) cultivates change in the university and community through the use of storytelling, performance, intersectionality, and inter-generational pipelines of knowledge. Through its activities and programs, OC3 develops and advances equity and inclusion on campus, and fosters opportunities for continued knowledge, civic engagement, social justice activism among students and on campus. The OC3 actively builds strong relationships within and beyond campus communities to inspire individuals to reclaim their stories, identities, and community wealth by offering social justice trainings, programs, events, and services that are open to all. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include, but are not limited to, the following:
  1. Direct a program that encompasses diversity, equity and inclusion awareness, educational resources, and activities; provide leadership, outreach, vision and oversight for the staff and students of the Otter Cross Cultural Center including program planning, goal setting, program assessment, and budget administration. Supervise and provide leadership to two professional staff members; provide guidance and support, as well as development opportunities; give ongoing feedback; and produce annual evaluations. (40%)
  2. Develop and implement programs and initiatives based on campus climate assessments and student feedback in order to further the development of a culturally pluralistic campus community; develop, implement and assess educational trainings and workshops with a social justice framework for students and staff (ex: Safe Zone, Ignite! Social Justice Retreat); develop working and collaborative relationships with community groups, organizations and individuals. (25%)
  3. Responsible for budget preparation, policy development, program evaluation, and public relations for the Otter Cross Cultural Center, including fiscal analysis and reporting and proposal development. Develops and implements fundraising initiatives including external grants and other donations, and identifies and seeks internal university funding such as Student Fee funds for student programs and activities. (15%)
  4. Cultivate and maintain collaborative and positive relationships with Student Affairs units, academic departments, Office of Inclusive Excellence and other campus stakeholders and represent the department on various campus committees, including: President's Committee on Equity; apply CSU, CSUMB, and OSU operating policies and procedures in assisting to develop, organize, prioritize, and monitor administrative operations for the program. Develops and implements policies and procedures and ensures that they are interpreted and applied properly. (10%)
  5. Create a safe and affirming student gathering area (within the limits of physical space) by working jointly with the rest of the OC3 professional staff team, to coordinate the daily operations of the center, including: developing student staffing schedules, managing student organization reservations, and maintaining an educational resources library. (10%)

Other Functions:
  1. Actively participates in department meetings, training programs, collaborations, retreats and planning sessions; represents the department on various committees.
  2. Attends seminars and conferences to maintain program and professional development.
  3. Promotes and maintains an atmosphere of excellent internal and external customer service.
  4. Performs other job-related duties and special projects as assigned.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Office environment with standard equipment and tasks; position requires working at a computer and desk for extended periods of time. Requires travel between campus offices and off-campus locations.

This position requires working on campus with students, staff, and faculty. The health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff remain our highest priority. In the fall, students, faculty, staff, and the community can expect that masks will be encouraged and that the appropriate degree of social distancing will be in place in all areas based on evolving guidance. Additionally, all students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to be vaccinated before coming to campus. CSUMB will communicate more information about vaccination requirements and testing protocols when the details become available. Corporation employees will be required to provide their vaccination status through an online portal.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge: Critical knowledge and experience with issues of diversity, equity, multiculturalism, inclusion, and campus climate in relation to institutions of higher education and/or community organizations. Knowledge and experience with some form of supervision, including mentoring/coaching, supporting, advising or counseling students; Assessment and development of learning outcomes.

Skills: Strong interpersonal and public communication skills; social/cultural perceptiveness; proven ability to work with individuals at all levels within the organization, and throughout the university including faculty and other staff and administrators; problem-solving, organizational and time management skills; demonstrated budget management, program assessment, and reporting skills; facilitation in areas of social justice education; direct experience, understanding and engagement with issues impacting diverse populations and those who experience oppression, specifically in areas of race/ethnicity, gender, sexuality, ability, national origin, spirituality and class; demonstrated commitment to holistic student well-being, appreciation for students, and dedication to their success.

Ability: Maintain accurate budget records and manage a budget with multiple fund sources; Strong administrative skills; Handle multiple priorities and work cooperatively with others in a changing and fluid environment; Accomplish tasks autonomously and efficiently; Set expectations and achieve results while contributing to the larger unit goals and mission; Focus on priorities, strategies, and vision.

Minimum Qualifications:
Education: Master’s degree from an accredited college/university and 5 years of experience. Professional experience must include evidence of specialized competencies related to the duties and responsibilities listed above as well as evidence indicating the potential for further growth and specific application of these knowledge areas.

Specialized Skills:
Due to the nature of the work, this position requires the ability to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends. Must possess and maintain a valid, pass the Defensive Training Class, and be insurable under the Corporation’s liability coverage.

Preferred Qualifications:
PhD, experience teaching at the University level and/or experience building social justice curriculum; strong conflict resolution skills; and evidence of mentoring students from diverse backgrounds.
Demonstrated understanding of and commitment to CSUMB’s Vision.

Special Conditions of Employment:
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.
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the University Corporation. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current University Corporation employees who apply for the position.
The University Corporation at Monterey Bay is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status. All employees must be eligible for employment in the U.S. This position is required to maintain confidentiality as outlined in the Department of Education’s Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and California’s Educational Code Chapter 13 regarding sensitive student issues.
Please note: University Corporation employment is separate and distinct from CSU Monterey Bay or State of California employment. University Corporation employees are not employees of either CSUMB or of the state of California.
All employees must be eligible for employment in the U.S.
University Corporation at Monterey Bay positions are “at-will” employment.
The CSU will require faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or have a qualified exemption. This requirement will be effective at the beginning of the Fall 2021 term. The systemwide policy is currently under development. Selected candidates should be prepared to comply with this requirement. Questions can be sent to:

Compensation and Benefits:
The University Corporation is committed to providing our employees with a comprehensive program that rewards efforts that are appreciated by your colleagues, students, and the customers we serve. The annual salary for this position is $90,000. This is an exempt position and as such is not eligible for the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act. Benefits include medical, dental, vision and life insurance benefits, contributory retirement plan, TSA (403b), 13 paid holidays per year and other benefits. University Corporation and OSU of CSUMB positions are “at-will” employment. The University Corporation at Monterey Bay also provides access to affordable campus housing:

Although CSUMB is located in a high-cost housing area, Schoonover Park rental homes are affordably priced. Monthly rent rates include cable television, garbage service, and sewer. Convenient floorplans, attractive interior appointments, and numerous community amenities make Schoonover Park Rental Homes an exceptional value. Schoonover Park is near the main campus, yet a tranquil world away. The community lies nestled in the secluded beauty of rolling coastal hills three miles east of campus. Living in one of the most desirable areas of California, you will enjoy the natural splendor and cultural abundance of the Monterey Peninsula. Quality of life begins with your home in Schoonover Park, and extends through every aspect of your California coastal lifestyle.

How to Apply:
To apply, visit

A completed online application and resume must be received by the University Corporation Human Resources by 5:00 p.m. on the priority screen date listed above to be guaranteed a review. Application submissions received after the application screening date will be reviewed at the discretion of the Corporation.
For assistance or if you require an accommodation, please call (831) 582-3389, or TTD (800) 735 2929. For computer/online access you may visit the Tanimura & Antle Family Memorial Library (map) or our Student Service Center - first floor ( map). For additional campus information visit For information regarding the University Corporation visit
The University Corporation is not a sponsoring agency for any positions.
The Corporation hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States and is an E-Verify employer. 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 University, Monterey Bay Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available at
CSUMB is a smoke and tobacco-free campus.
AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: The Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action employer seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff. We value and celebrate diversity in all its forms and strive to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion. We consider qualified applicants for employment for their anticipated contributions and without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, pregnancy, marital status, veteran status, or disability.

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