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Director, Office of Multicultural Affairs

California State University, Long Beach

Last Updated: 2/28/23

Job Description

Director, Office of Multicultural Affairs

Job No: 525129
Work Type: Management (MPP)
Location: Long Beach
Categories: MPP, Administrative, At-Will, Full Time

Job Summary

Under the general supervision of the AVP, Access & Retention, the Director of the Office of Multicultural Affairs provides overall primary leadership and management responsibility for the Office of Multicultural Affairs. The Director of the Office of Multicultural Affairs is responsible for the development and implementation of training, programs, and services which focus on diversity, equity, inclusion, and identity, and foster a sense of belonging, enhancement, and student success in relation to the university experience. Emphasis is placed on the implementation of a university-wide strategy designed to increase the recruitment, matriculation, support, retention, and ultimate graduation of students designated as under-represented by CSU system. Additionally, the Director will create, develop, and implement programs and services that will support and enhance the academic, social, emotional, and overall success of students from diverse, historically under-served, and traditionally disenfranchised student populations.

The incumbent provides services that are equitable, inclusive and provide culturally sensitive services that enhance the quality of campus life. This position uses a student centered and equity minded approach in all communication and service efforts.
Key Responsibilities

  • Lead, manage, and maintain the Office of Multicultural Affairs.
Knowledge Skills and Abilities

Must possess strong organizational skills and ability to oversee the logistics and technical details of a large-scale event. Ability to communicate effectively with diverse audiences. Demonstrated time management skills. Demonstrated ability to plan, implement, and evaluate educational programs. Excellent oral communication skills and effective interpersonal skills required. Ability to understand and communicate the roles and responsibilities of others and to gauge relationships accordingly by taking into account the variety of the interrelationships, motivations and goals of the members of the university community; ability to represent the DSA on Division and University committees; and ability to establish and maintain effective, cooperative and harmonious working relationships in circumstances which may involve the denial of requests or the necessity to persuade others to accept a different point of view. Must be able to develop written materials that will communicate effectively with students, managers, staff, and faculty. Must be able to interpret and represent the needs of others, as needed. Excellent collaboration skills are required across all campus divisions and all levels of management and staff. Excellent project management experience including designing, implementing, assessing, and evaluating educational initiatives, services, activities, and programs. Ability to make independent decisions and exercise sound judgment. Ability to take initiative and independently plan, organize, coordinate, and perform work in various situations where numerous and diverse demands are involved. Must be able to multi-task effectively and have experience in handling multiple initiatives, large-scale projects, etc. at one time. Ability to research higher education trends that directly pertain to Student Affairs. Ability to exercise sound time management skills and control of projects and work proactively to mitigate delays, budget problems, and any additional complications that may jeopardize operations of units. Skill in analyzing information, problems, situations procedures etc. to define the problem, identify relevant issues, and generate reasonable and appropriate alternatives or solutions. Ability to apply safe work practices. Ability to relate to a diverse group of individuals in various levels of responsibility. Experience with programs serving underrepresented low-income, first generation to college, and other diverse student populations. Evidence of proactive programming for diverse populations. Must be able to accept constructive criticism, prioritize workload, be professional and interact positively with others. Thorough knowledge of university policies, procedures and practices or the ability to quickly acquire such knowledge; ability to analyze and solve organizational and operating problems of one or several program areas; ability to plan, coordinate and initiate actions necessary to implement administrative or group decisions or recommendations; ability to analyze and define complex organizational, policy or procedural problems, ability to manage multiple projects. Skill in analyzing information, problems, situations procedures etc. to define the problem, identify relevant issues, and generate reasonable and appropriate alternatives or solutions. Proficiency in using PC computers utilizing programs such as Microsoft Office Suite (e.g... Power Point, Outlook, Word, etc.). Strong interpersonal skills to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships & communicate clearly & effectively with students, staff, peers, administrators, campus and University personnel, clients, state officials, vendors, professionals, management, etc. Demonstrated experience problem-solving across university departments and with external governing bodies. Experience with on-site monitoring of complex student programs with large attendance. Ability to speak in public and make presentations. Ability to work on occasional weekends and or some evenings.

Ability to communicate with an ethnically and culturally diverse campus community. Ability to follow all university policies, procedures, and guidelines including but not limited to safety, civility, information security, and non-discrimination policies and procedures. Ability to contribute to a positive university experience for each and every student, and assist in achieving the university's commitment to a "vision of excellence."
Education and Experience

Equivalent to a bachelor's degree in a related field and a minimum of three (3) years of progressive responsibility in higher education, preferably directing a college or university department/program for diverse student populations or related experience required. Master's degree in Higher Education Administration, Sociology, Education, or Ethnic Studies or a closely related field preferred. Experience working with web development projects. General knowledge of technologies involved with the development of both static and dynamic on-line web sites. Basic understanding of the standards and requirements of the Americans with Disability Act and the California State University accessibility standards. Experience working with web teams, server administrators, content authors and web programmers. Experience with planning and coordinating special events. Experience working in a supervisory capacity. Experience interviewing, selecting, training, supervising, and evaluating staff.
Licenses / Certificates

CA Driver's License preferred.

Multicultural Affairs

Hiring Range: $80,000 to $96,000 per year commensurate with candidate's education, experience, skills, and training.

Salary Range: $75,432 - $113,148 per year.

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.

This is a management level position with an attractive benefits package, which includes a vacation accrual rate of 16 hours per month, and excellent choice of medical, dental, and vision insurance, long term disability coverage, life insurance, educational fee waiver, and retirement benefits.

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Application Procedures

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Additional Information

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 Revised July 21, 2017 as a condition of employment.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily and 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.

Due to the nature of this position, current CSULB employees are subject to a criminal record check unless they have successfully completed a criminal background check through CSULB within the past 12 months.

CSULB is not a sponsoring agency for staff and management positions (i.e. H-1B Visas).

California State University Long Beach expects respectful, professional behavior from its employees in all situations. Acts of harassment or abusive conduct are prohibited. Demonstrated appropriate professional behavior, treating others with civility and respect, and refusing to tolerate abusive conduct is expected of all employees.

CSU Vaccination Policy

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 from doing so. Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement as a condition of employment. The system wide policy can be found at and questions may be sent to
Out of State Employment Policy

California State University, Long Beach, 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.
Equal Employment Statement

California State University Long Beach is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer that is strongly committed to promoting diversity in all areas of the campus community. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to age, physical or mental disability, gender or sex, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion or religious creed, sexual orientation, and veteran or military status.

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Application Closes: Mar 22, 2023 (11:55 PM)

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Company Details

Long Beach, California, United States
CSULB, one of the largest universities in the CSU system, is located in Long Beach on a beautifully landscaped, 320-acre campus near the ocean and the thriving downtown area. The school’s faculty and staff are engaged in a broad array of high-quality undergraduate and graduate programs, significant research, in addition to a wide range of community and professional service organizations.