Director, Cross Cultural and Gender Center
Compensation and Benefits
The salary is competitive and is negotiable depending on the strength of qualifications. This is a CSU Management Personnel Plan (MPP) position.
The CSU system provides a comprehensive benefit package that includes medical, dental and vision plans, membership in the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS), sick and vacation time, and 14 paid holidays a year. Eligible employees are also able to participate in the fee waiver education program. A summary of benefit information can be found here.
Under the general direction of the Associate Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students, the Director provides direct oversight for all aspects of the Cross-Cultural and Gender Center (CCGC) and the President’s Commission on Human Relations and Equity including, but not limited to: African American Programs and Services, American Indian Programs and Services, Asian Pacific Islander Programs and Services, Cross Cultural Programs and Services, Gender Programs and Services, Latino/a Programs and Services, LGBTQ+ Programs and Services, Women’s Campus Connection and the President’s Cultural Competency Certificate Program.
The Director is responsible for developing recommendations involving broad areas of policy formulation and complex administrative action and for implementing such recommendations when adopted. The Director independently determines the level of services and other resources to be provided students.
- Master's degree with five years' professional experience developing, leading, and advancing equity initiatives, diversity programs or related experience.
- Demonstrated experience working effectively with diverse populations, including diversity in gender identity, sexual identity, cultural/ethnic group identity, religion and others.
- Experience leading, directing work, and/or supervising full-time, professional staff.
- Experience training others in diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) programs and initiatives strongly preferred.
- Substantive training in the methods and skills of DEI programs, including but not limited to national institutes, social justice initiatives, certification programs, etc. strongly preferred.
To view the full list of qualifications and job responsibilities, please click the Position Description button above.
Education and Experience
- Master's degree required.
- Five years' professional experience developing, leading, and advancing equity initiatives, diversity programs or related experience.
The Cross Cultural and Gender Center (CCGC or the Center) exists to contribute significantly to the continued development of a safe and welcoming environment for the Fresno State community. We foster meaningful dialogue and activism that works to eliminate racism, sexism, heterosexism, and other forms of oppression. Our values are based on the feminist principles of equality, intersectionality, and human rights. The Center is a community that works toward creating an atmosphere where students, faculty, staff and administrators are empowered and supported in their efforts to lead successful lives--academically, professionally, and personally.
Deadline & Application Instructions
Applications received by March 18, 2021 will be given full consideration by the search committee. Applications received after that date will be forwarded at the request of the hiring manager and/or search committee.
Please click “Apply Now” to complete the employment application for California State University, Fresno. Interested applicants must complete the application and attach the following: 1) their most recent resumé/vitae, 2) a cover letter that addresses their specific qualifications and interest, and 3) contact information for three professional references.
California State University, Fresno is one of 23 campuses in the California State University System. The University's mission is to boldly educate and empower students for success through our values of Discovery, Diversity and Distinction. The current student population is more than 25,000, including a large percentage of students with diverse and culturally rich backgrounds. The University serves the San Joaquin Valley while maintaining deep involvement with the state, nation, and across the globe.
Metropolitan Fresno, with a multi-ethnic population of over 527,000, is located in the heart of the San Joaquin Valley. The campus is within driving distance of Yosemite, Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks, San Francisco, Los Angeles, the Monterey Peninsula, beaches, sailing, lakes, and numerous ski resorts. Fresno boasts one of the most reasonable housing markets in California and offers a wide array of locally grown fruits and produce.
Equal Employment Opportunity Information
California State University, Fresno is committed to maintaining and implementing employment policies and procedures in compliance with applicable state and federal equal employment opportunity laws and regulations. Executive Order 883 prohibits discrimination and Executive Order 927 prohibits harassment, on the basis of a protected status: race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex (including gender identity), sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, mental disability, physical disability, medical condition and covered veteran status. Fresno State’s commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring, and retention. We are proud to be an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer.
Following a conditional offer of employment, a background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate may start work with California State University, Fresno. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may result in the withdrawal of the offer of employment. Current employees who are offered positions on campus will be required to undergo a background check for any position where a background check is required by law or that Fresno State has identified as sensitive.
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.
This position may be a "designated position" under the California State University's Conflict of Interest Code. This will require the filing of a Statement of Economic Interest on an annual basis and the completion of training within six (6) months of assuming office and every two (2) years thereafter.
Fresno State is a tobacco-free, smoke-free and vapor-free campus.