California State University

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California State University, San Bernardino is a preeminent center of intellectual and cultural activity in Inland Southern California. Opened in 1965 and set at the foothills of the beautiful San Bernardino Mountains, the university serves more than 20,000 students each year and graduates about 4,000 students annually. CSUSB reflects the dynamic diversity of the region and has the most diverse student population of any university in the Inland Empire. Seventy percent of those who graduate are the first in their families to do so.
At CSUSB, you can:

Build your future
Work with the best
Be your authentic self
Focus on you
Make a lasting impact
Work for a purpose that is greater than your own
Bring everything you are, become everything you want

Department Summary
The Career Center offers premier programs and services at our San Bernardino campus, located in the foothills of San Bernardino, and our Palm Desert campus located in the Coachella Valley. We empower students and alumni to develop a lifelong skillset for an ever-changing labor market through exploration, programming, and experiential learning opportunities to meet their personal and professional goals. We partner with local and national industry leaders to offer specialized programming, distinctive resources, and tailored events for over 20,000 current students as well as countless alumni across the Inland Empire and beyond.

Job Summary
California State University, San Bernardino invites applications for the position of Associate Director of the Career Center. Under the general direction of the Director of the Career Center, the Associate Director provides leadership support and program administration for activities, services, and processes for the CSUSB Career Center. The Associate Director, in consultation with the Director, will provide leadership in the ongoing Career Center efforts towards expanding DEI initiatives, internship development, Palm Desert Campus initiatives, and will work to lead and support the experiences of transfer and graduate students in career readiness.
Under the general direction of the Director of the Career Center, the Associate Director provides leadership and administrative oversight, and direction to an integrated and comprehensive career center both at the main campus and at Palm Desert Campus (which serves two locations). The Associate Director will collaborate with CSUSB colleagues, Career Center staff to enhance the experiences of students in career readiness support complex career-focused programs, DEI strategies, internships, and events that incorporate the needs of organization partners/constituents. The Associate Director, along with the Director, will work to assist in the hiring, training and development, and performance evaluation of staff within the career center.
DEI Strategic Initiative Implementation
The Associate Director will cultivate, nurture, and lead efforts to improve the Career Center’s work towards implementing DEI strategies both at the main campus and the Palm Desert campus. This includes understanding the Equity based assessment and data of CSUSB students, understanding and proposing how the Career Center can support the needs of DEI strategies so that Career Center is serving historically marginalized students, and impacting Equity work. The Associate Director will work the Career Center staff and community partners in implementing, developing, and executing new Career focused DEI initiatives which will enhance the Career Center offerings to historically marginalized students at both the main campus and the Palm Desert campus
Internship Program Development
The Associate Director will serve as a lead for program administration for activities, services, and processes focused on internship development and award programs. This will include working with the Director and employment recruiters to advance the number of paid and nonpaid internships available for CSUSB students. The Associate Director will assist in the development of a strategy to educate and inform and work with students with their internship preparedness and opportunities and the preparation needed for a meaningful internship experience. The Associate Director will engage routinely with the Career Center Employer Relations team, CSUSB partners, and educational partners to help pave the way for paid internships to be continually manifested for CSUSB students; including grant proposal writing and award development. The Associate Director collaborates in planning and delivery of services related to internships and careers to students at both the main campus and Palm Desert campus.
Research and Analysis
The Associate Director will work with the Director and the Career Center team in the assessment and research of promising practices within the CSU, California, and national scope; the Associate Director will assist in the collection, development, and presentation of reports and analysis as it applies the development of career center initiatives career readiness of CSUSB students. The Associate Director will assist the Director with the analysis, compilation, and reporting on the initiatives of the Career Center. Will assist the Director to expand the use of data collection strategies such as surveys, questionnaires, observations, and interviews. Oversee the tracking, analyzing, and reporting of internships, internship awards and statistics on current students.
Transfer Student Career Readiness
The Associate Director, in partnership with the Director will work to advance the Career Center’s mission to serve CSUSB transfer students at both the main campus and Palm Desert campus. The Associate Director will work with the Career Center team, and CSUSB partners in the development of programming strategies which specifically focus on career readiness needs of transfer students to CSUSB.
DSA and Field accountability
Maintains contemporary core competencies related to this position by attending trainings, DSA meetings, participating in DSA events and subcommittees, completing coursework and seminars, reviewing pertinent literature, participating in professional associations, other duties as assigned.
Employment Status: Full-time, Exempt, At-will, included in the Management Personnel Plan (MPP).
Application Review Deadline: This position will remain open until filled. The initial review of applications will begin on March 3, 2022.

Work Schedule

Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, weekends and evenings may be required.

Key Qualifications

Strong ability to work with individuals from diverse backgrounds and cultures, the ability to effectively lead with persons from culturally diverse backgrounds to foster inclusive excellence in all facets of one’s work, and who values the needs of low income, first generation, and historically marginalized students within a higher education setting.
Promote a clear passion for enhancing the student experience and advancing student learning.
Demonstrate strong leadership and decision-making capability with an excellent ability to build collaborative and cooperative partnerships across many, varied constituents and stakeholders including students, faculty, staff, employers, alumni, and donors.
Exceptional interpersonal, writing, oral communication skills, and presentation skills to communicate effectively with diverse audiences and enhance delivery of services to students and alumni.
Demonstrate an understanding of current issues, best practices, and emerging trends in higher education career services with regards to employer relations, internship development, outcomes assessment, employment trends, and job markets.
Demonstrate an ability to carry out wide-ranging responsibilities in a complex, fast paced, results oriented, working environment, including program development, career advising, and relationship building with community and employers.

Education and Experience

Bachelor’s degree in a related area.
3 – 5 years of related experience.
Knowledge of career development theories, staff coaching techniques, career decision making, learning styles, and job search techniques.
Valid Class C License & mandatory state required auto insurance.

Preferred Qualifications

Advanced degree in student affairs, higher education administration, counseling, business, public administration, or related discipline.
Minimum of 4 years of progressive professional experience in the areas of career services, student affairs, corporate recruitment, business, or development.
Advanced knowledge of CSU Career Center work/ programs, college-based career services, employer, alumni, and faculty needs and expectations, recruiting and staffing methods, employment trends.
Strong ability to supervise, and understand CSU policies and procedures relating to supervisory needs.
Successful fundraising and grant writing experience.
Possess a deep passion and understanding of the employment and internship needs of historically marginalized college students who are low-income.

Anticipated Hiring Range: $6,667 – $7,084 per month
Classification Salary Range: $3,750 – $10,417 per month

Statement of Commitment to Diversity
In our commitment to the furthering of knowledge and fulfilling our educational mission, California State University, San Bernardino seeks a campus climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the entire variety of human experience. In our commitment to diversity, we welcome people from all backgrounds, and we seek to include knowledge and values from many cultures in the curriculum and extra-curricular life of the campus community. Our commitment to work toward an environment that values diversity requires that we create, promote, and maintain activities and programs which further our understanding of individual and group diversity. We will also develop and communicate policies and promote values which discourage intolerance and discrimination.
The concept and dimensions of diversity are to be advanced and incorporated into every aspect of university activity, including student life, the curriculum, teaching, programs, staffing, personnel training practices, research, community services, events, and all other areas of university endeavor.
Dimensions of diversity shall include, but are not limited to, the following: race, ethnicity, religious belief, sexual orientation, sex, gender identity, gender expression, ability, socioeconomic status, cultural orientation, national origin, and age.
The implementation of the Commitment to Diversity will rest with the university as a whole. The president, in addition to a personal commitment and involvement, may use the University Diversity Committee, campus administrators, faculty, staff, and students as well as other members of the campus community to implement effectively the philosophy and intent of this statement.

Supplemental Information
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position. 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. California State University, San Bernardino 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. This position may be “Designated” under California State University’s Conflict of Interest Code. This would require the filing of a Statement of Economic Interest on an annual basis and the completion of training within 6 months of assuming office and every 2 years thereafter. Visit the Human Resources Conflict of Interest webpage link for additional information: This position adheres to CSU policies against Sex Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, and Sexual Violence, including Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking. This requires completion of Sexual Violence Prevention Training within 6 months of assuming employment and on a two-year basis thereafter. (Executive Order 1096)

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