Director of Student Equity, Leadership and Community
Washington State University
Location: Spokane, Washington
Internal Number: 2666585
Director of Student Equity, Leadership and Community
Title: 1157-NN - Assistant Director
Business Title: Director of Student Equity, Leadership and Community
Employee Type: Admin. Professional
Job Family: Administrative Professional - Not OT Eligible
COVID-19 Vaccination Information:
In accordance with Washington State Governor's Proclamation 21.14.2, as a condition of employment, you must be fully vaccinated or have an approved medical/religious accommodation by time of hire. People are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after receiving their last shot in a vaccine series. Full Vaccination or an approved accommodation will be verified prior to your first day of work. Should you not be fully vaccinated or have an approved medical/religious accommodation you will not be able to start employment with WSU. Information regarding vaccine verification and/or requesting a medical/religious accommodation is available at https://hrs.wsu.edu/covid-19/vax-verification/. Please contact HRS at [email protected] or 509-335-4521 if you have questions.
Summary of Duties:
The Director is responsible for the vision and leadership of the Student Equity, Leadership, and Community unit, having substantial responsibility for directing program operations and is accountable for the allocation of resources and program results. The Director oversees management of selected partnerships and projects and develops and maintains community partnerships and projects that have campus and/or University-wide impact. Serves as the primary contact for community partners, students, and faculty. Regularly exercises independent judgement and discretion in policies related to student equity, student leadership, student fees, student organizations, community engagement, and service learning. Has delegated authority to make commitments that affect department operations. Work and information handled is of a nature requiring confidentiality and the exercise of discretion.
Leadership and Administration for Student Equity, Leadership, and Community - 50%
Lead an active student equity, leadership, and community engagement and service learning department by providing vision, organization, and administration.
Establish and maintain an organizational structure and staffing level to accomplish organizational goals and objectives.
Responsible for assessment of department programs and creating changes based on assessment.
Maintain and administer associated agreements for community engagement partnerships related to student community engagement.
Represent the unit at community and neighborhood meetings to develop and sustain community-campus partnerships that are mutually beneficial and that enhance student learning and engagement.
Serves as a principal contact for administrative concerns and unit activity.
Monitor and continuously evaluate departmental guidelines and policies related to equity, student involvement, student fees, community engagement, service learning, and risk management to ensure compliance with the University, state, and federal laws, policies, and regulations.
Represent the unit to institutional divisions, community partners, students, faculty, and staff and serve on relevant committees.
Develop and maintain current community partnerships to establish, maintain, and improve service-learning sites and opportunities for student equity, leadership, and involvement. May include projects such as the East Central-University Partnership.
Maintain the development of service-learning courses, following university procedures, and community engagement programs.
Ensure that the values of equity and inclusion are present in all student programming and development efforts to best support student engagement.
Study and analyze data and compose reports, forms, and other materials or presentations as needed.
Lead an advisory board consisting of students, faculty, staff, community partners, and administrators.
Provide problem solving, consultation, direction, and interpretation of policies related to equity and leadership to the community, students, faculty, and staff engaging in the unit or its programs.
Participate in fundraising, grant writing, and development activities.
Oversee the implementation and use of online database systems related to student equity, leadership, community engagement, and service learning.
Prepare and present oral and/or written reports and project presentations as they relate to the programs within the unit.
Fiscal Management - 20%
Oversee the budgeting and fiscal management process for the unit, including student fee funded budgets and externally funded budgets.
Ensure compliance with federal, state, and university policies and regulations, while maintaining appropriate internal control safeguards.
Assist in the development and management of fiscal and operational strategies for the area.
Engage in continuous improvement by assessing projects, impacts, learning outcomes, and program effectiveness; make changes based on findings from assessment.
Strategic Planning - 15%
Develop strategies for optimizing resources and personnel.
Enhance collaboration of offices and program delivery to expand outreach and access to all students.
Participate in the development and implementation of strategic and long-range plans, goals, and objectives.
Monitor and evaluate the plan's effectiveness and outcomes.
Recommend and implement changes for improvement.
Oversee implementation of the student climate survey and incorporate results into strategic planning efforts.
Supervision - 10%
Oversee the hiring, training, and supervision of full-time staff and student employees.
Engage professional staff in participation in professional development opportunities to keep the unit up-to-date on best practices.
Other - 5%
Perform other duties as assigned.
Positions require a Bachelor's degree in a relevant field and four (4) years of progressively responsible relevant experience, which has included at least one (1) year of managerial experience. A Master's degree in a related field may be substituted for up to one (1) year of the required experience. Education and experience can be tailored to fit the specific organizational entity/directorial assignment. Positions may require applicable licensure and/or certification.
Four years of experience related to building and/or developing community coalitions, partnerships, and/or relationships in the public sector.
Experience maintaining a high level of confidentiality.
A valid driver's license must be obtained by date of hire.
Able to work a flexible schedule including evenings and weekends.
Able to travel, occasionally overnight, to other campus locations and to attend meetings, conferences, and other site locations.
Demonstrated effective leadership skills.
Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
Demonstrated ability to foster and maintain harmonious working relationships.
Demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities with varying deadlines.
Ability to work with diverse students, faculty/staff, and community members.
Monthly Salary: Commensurate with experience. FTE: 100% Permanent Screening Begin Date: Screening for this position will begin on 01/03/2022 and continue until filled. Background Check: This position has been designated by the department to require a background check. Application Instructions: Applicants must attach the following documents to their online application: 1) resume and 2) cover letter. Application materials should clearly communicate how the applicant meets all required qualifications and additional requirements. Applicants are required to include contact information for professional references within the application. Required Documents:1) resume and 2) cover letter
Time Type: Full time
Position Term: 12 Month
WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EDUCATOR AND EMPLOYER. Members of ethnic minorities, women, special disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam-era, recently separated veterans, and other protected veteran, persons of disability and/or persons age 40 and over are encouraged to apply.
WSU employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized non-U.S. citizens. All new employees must show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.
WSU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Human Resource Services: 509-335-4521 (v), Washington State TDD Relay Service: Voice Callers: 1-800-833-6384; TDD Callers: 1-800-833-6388, 509-335-1259(f), or [email protected].
Founded in 1890 in Pullman, Washington State University (WSU) is Washington’s land-grant university with an overarching mission of improving the quality of life for all citizens – locally, nationally, and globally. WSU is committed to innovation and excellence in research and scholarship. WSU has a current enrollment of over 30,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students and approximately 6,000 faculty and staff at its five campuses (Pullman, Spokane, Tri-Cities, Vancouver, and Everett), as well as its numerous other locations across the State of Washington and online through its Global Campus.
U.S. News & World Report's 2016 "America's Best Colleges" rankings place WSU in the top 75 public national universities. WSU was one of only three Northwest universities to be placed in the top two tiers, along with the University of Washington and the University of Oregon. WSU is ranked as a "highest research activity" institution by the Carnegie Foundation and is in the top 12 percent of research universities as reported by the National Science Foundation. Also, WSU was recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching for its engagement activities with i...ts Community Engagement Classification.
WSU employs approximately 6,000 faculty and professional staff and the University deeply values diversity among its faculty, students, and staff. WSU students represent diverse social, economic, and ethnic backgrounds: approximately 10 percent of WSU students hail from outside the state of Washington, and approximately 6.8 percent are international students. WSU annually awards more than $280 million in scholarships and financial aid to approximately 17,000 undergraduate students.