Director Of Strategic Chicanx/Latinx Retention Initiatives
Salary Range: $54,400/yr. - $109,200/yr.
Apply by Date: 11/29/21
The Office of the Vice Chancellor – Student Affairs supports the University’s academic mission, responds to students’ needs for academic support services, and ensures opportunities for students to develop both experience and skills in leadership, teamwork, and social responsibility.
Under the direction of the Executive Director of Strategic Academic Retention Initiatives, the director of the Strategic Chicanx/Latinx Retention Initiative (SCLRI) provides academic advising, academic intervention, case management, and academic programs to engage students with their university experience in multiple and meaningful ways. From orientation through graduation, the SCLRI Director is committed to supporting the UC Davis students of the Chicanx/Latinx community in their academic goals. The director will recognize the unique characteristics of Chicanx/Latinx students and seek to provide an atmosphere of inclusion and understanding of what it takes to be successful academically. The SCLRI Director promotes student connections with faculty and advisors, provides training for students and UC Davis personnel, and facilitates cross campus collaboration to help fulfill the university commitment to student success. The SCLRI Director participates on departmental and campus-wide committees as requested; collaborates with campus leaders and functions with a high degree of autonomy; develops and manages budgetary projections for departmental and campus wide programs; evaluates retention data to assist, recommend and implement strategies that will enhance Chicanx/Latinx student success; act as lead coordinator for the SCLRI graduation ceremony.
• Bachelor’s degree in Student Affairs or Higher Education Administration or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
• Demonstrated experience working in a college setting with diverse student communities.
• Experience addressing the financial, emotional, and academic special needs of students of Chicanx and Latinx ethnic backgrounds.
• Demonstrated experience of working in knowledge of academic and administrative organizational structure within a complex higher education university or college structure including related programs, and general curricular elements and structures (e.g., courses, unit prerequisites, majors and minors).
• Experience developing, organizing and implementing educational programs, workshops or seminars to enhance student development and retention within the Chicanx/Latinx student community.
Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSA) :
• Knowledge of and demonstrated 2-5 years of experience with applying counseling and guidance techniques to provide academic advising and related services to undergraduate students at the University/College level. Knowledge of and demonstrated skills to examine and assess college transcripts and compute grade point averages and grade point balances.
• Knowledge of State and Federal laws concerning confidentiality of student records.
• Demonstrated skills to understand, interpret and apply rules and philosophy to complex policies, procedures and processes.
• Knowledge and demonstrated skills of multi-cultural dynamics within a University setting, and the academic environment and pressures encountered by students at a major research university, and of the personal and social problems commonly encountered by college students of all backgrounds.
• Analytical, problem-solving and conflict resolution skills to analyze situations, initiate solutions and develop guidelines with coordinating groups and programs, and involving students and student interactions.
• Interpersonal and communication skills to effectively interact with students, parents, faculty, administrators, alumni and community groups. Writing, editing and proofreading skills to compose correspondence and prepare clear and concise summaries. Organizational and presentation skills to provide direction in program planning and implementation; and to make presentations in group and public forums as well as computer skills using a personal PC for word processing, spreadsheets, data processing, and presentation activities.
• Master’s degree in Student Affairs or Higher Education Administration or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
• Demonstrated experience working with parents, alumni, community groups, and organizations.
• Demonstrated experience addressing the financial, emotional, and academic special needs of students of Chicanx/Latinx ethnic backgrounds.
Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSA) :
• Demonstrated skills to supervise student staff in a variety of venues and circumstances.
• The University of California has implemented a SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program SARS-CoV-2 Vaccination Policy (ucop.edu) covering all employees. To be compliant with the policy, employees must submit proof of vaccination or a University-approved exception or deferral.
• Background Check
This position is a critical position and subject to a background check. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of background investigation including criminal history and identity checks.
To view full job description and submit an on-line application visit UC Davis Career Opportunities at
Job ID # 26433
The University of California, Davis is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer