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Director of Equity & Access Programs

Company: The California State University
Location: Rohnert Park
Posted on: August 3, 2022

Job Description:

Job Title:
Director of Equity & Access Programs (Administrator II) This position is open until filled. For full consideration, please submit application, along with cover letter and resume, by 8am on Friday, August 5, 2022.In your cover letter, please discuss your role as a leader in your current position, including how you help to encourage and move your departments' visions forward, how you are a team player, and how you support the strategic planning process of the divisional and University leadership. In addition, please identify what you think is most important to consider when it comes to balancing oversight of two departments, including how you use data to inform and promote student success.Please review the position description listed above for full scope of responsibilities and qualifications.Job SummaryReporting to the Associate Vice President of Student Access and Success, the Director of Equity and Access Programs is responsible for planning, directing, managing, evaluating and overseeing the activities, services, and staff of the Equity and Access Programs. The Director of Equity and Access Programs provides innovative, strategic, and comprehensive assessment and leadership to the DREAM Center, Educational Opportunity Program (EOP), Military and Veteran Resource Center (MAVRC), Preparing Underrepresented Educators to Realize their Teaching Ambitions (PUERTA), and the Seawolf Scholars Foster Youth Program. This position directly oversees the CAASE Scholarship Program, Summer Bridge Program, and the Wine Industry Scholars Program (WISP). The incumbent is responsible for the management and direct oversight of the strategic planning, development, implementation, direction, and supervision for all assigned projects, programs, and services ensuring compliance of policies, procedures, laws, and executive memorandums pursuant to the support of students and programs. The incumbent is responsible for the hiring, supervision and guidance of all assigned personnel as well as budget management and audit compliance. All projects function collaboratively while maintaining distinct participant rosters, services, accounting, annual reporting and time & effort reporting as applicable. Additionally, the incumbent is responsible for providing direction for the development and implementation of policies and procedures, meeting program objectives, and ensuring compliance with all SSU, federal and sponsoring agency regulations, policies and procedures.Key QualificationsThis position requires a minimum of five years of experience in educational opportunity programs, including four years of progressively responsible and applicable management and/or supervisory experience. Bachelor's degree in higher education, student affairs, counseling, or related field, or equivalent combination of education and experience to provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the duties of the position. Master's Degree highly preferred. Higher education experience highly preferred. Demonstrated experience with programmatic operations, as well as externally funded operations required. Demonstrated experience in leadership, supervision, strategic planning, project management and program implementation required. Demonstrated sensitivity to the needs and characteristics of target populations required. Experience with budget management, fiduciary responsibility and legal reporting in higher education highly preferred. Knowledge of federal regulatory environments highly preferred. Knowledge of federal TRIO laws, regulations, operations, Annual Performance Report production, and EOP Title V state law highly preferred. Intermediate proficiency with computers and Microsoft Office (Word, Excel) required. Knowledge of Google Suite, Student Access and PeopleSoft preferred.Salary and BenefitsStarting salary placement depends on qualifications and experience and will not exceed $7,125 a month. This position is a member of the Management Personnel Plan and serves at the pleasure of the President.This position is eligible for a broad range of benefits, including medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurances, retirement (CalPERS), tuition waiver, vacation and sick leave. In addition, 14 paid holidays are offered each year; 13 scheduled on specific days and a Personal Holiday that may be taken any time during the year.A comprehensive benefits summary for this position is available online by clicking here to be taken to the CSU benefits page.Supplemental InformationSonoma State University is committed to achieving excellence through teaching, scholarship, learning and inclusion. In line with our Strategic Plan and our Seawolf Commitment, our values include diversity, sustainability, community engagement, respect, responsibility, excellence and integrity. We strive to cultivate a community in which a diverse population can learn and work in an atmosphere of civility and respect. We encourage innovation, experimentation and creativity, as well as contributions to equity and inclusion, in the pursuit of excellence for all members of our university community.The University 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. Mandated Reporting: This position may be 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.The CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption and thereafter comply with routine campus testing requirements. Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. To learn more about the vaccination requirement at Sonoma State, please visit: https://covid19.sonoma.edu/ vaccine-requirement- information .CSU Out of State Policy - Sonoma State University, as part of the CSU system, is a State of California Employer. As such, the University requires all employees upon date of hire to reside in the State of California. 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.A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current employees who apply for this position.Sonoma State University is not a sponsoring agency for staff positions (i.e. H-1B visas).Positions are posted for aminimum of 14 calendar days.For questions related to the application process, please reach out to hr@sonoma.edu . The ADA Coordinator is also available (hraccommodations@sonoma.edu ) to assist individuals with disabilities in need of accommodation during the hiring process.

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