Campus Diversity/Multicultural Affairs Manager

  • Title: Campus Diversity/Multicultural Affairs Manager
  • Category: Management
  • FLSA: Exempt
  • Grade: J

Job Summary

The Campus Diversity/Multicultural Affairs Manager leads campus efforts to improve outcomes related to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. This position provides leadership in advancing cultural competency at the campus level; builds a welcoming and supportive campus climate for students, faculty and staff; implements best practices for retaining a diverse workforce and student body and employs strategies that foster equitable student success. Provides integrated support for all facets of student identity. Researches, develops, implements and maintains a range of successful practices supporting a campus climate that values and prioritizes equity, diversity and inclusion.  Has oversight of Campus Multicultural Center.

Typical Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Leads Campus equity, diversity, and inclusion initiatives and strategic objectives; provides strategic vision, leadership coordination and planning. May lead committees, councils, or other PCC groups; acts as a change agent.
  2. Supervises academic professionals, paraprofessionals, technical/support, and/or classified staff. Hires, evaluates, trains, disciplines and recommends dismissal of staff as necessary.
  3. Assesses the effectiveness of current diversity and equity goals, and leads the Campus to measurable improvements.
  4. Develops and implements cultural competence, social justice and equity workshops and training. May deliver classroom instruction.
  5. Collaborates with other college entities to expand, develop and coordinate outreach and awareness programs, such as DACA (undocumented student programs), etc., with community organizations designed to increase the enrollment and success of traditionally marginalized student populations. Serves on committees and boards. Participates in professional organizations and conferences.
  6. Collaborates and partners with the PCC Office of Equity and Inclusion on overlapping issues, projects, and initiatives, to ensure alignment with the Office of Equity and Inclusion. Actively engage with District Leader of Diversity Council (DLDC).
  7. Acts as a resource for Campus faculty, staff, and students, including resource centers and resource programs.
  8. Manages program budget(s); prepares cost estimates, budget recommendations and makes and monitors budget expenditures and adjustments.
  9. Provides oversight and management of the Campus Multicultural Center and related programs.
  10. Mentors and works with student leaders and other students to support, design, and implement programs, special events, and services that support student success and development.
  11. Develops and implements retention programs that support student success. Provides mentoring, job shadowing, seminars, workshops, student involvement programs, support groups, re-entry and transition, etc.
  12. Attends conferences and trainings, and researches best practices, policies and regulations, broader social issues, and current theory toward developing, improving, and implementing existing and new programs.
  13. Provides Campus or District-wide professional development, faculty and staff educational programs, and presentations for signature events related to assigned area of responsibility.
  14. Works with PCC Grants Office and others to identify potential grant sources and opportunities; initiates and coordinates the development of grant proposals and other funding sources that support the College’s diversity, equity, and inclusion goals. Implements and reports on grant funded projects and programs.
  15. Instrumental in promoting focus award program including course work in Social Justice, black studies and women’s studies. Coordinate outreach and marketing of program and courses. Coordinate capstone event to celebrate students completing program
  16. Provides information on available resources and services. Participates in a variety of meetings, committees, or other related groups to communicate information regarding services, programs, areas of opportunity and other pertinent information related to Center mission and activities. Develops materials for use in outreach and recruitment.
  17. Collects, prepares, reviews, analyzes, and reports on a variety of complex information and data and implements changes to programming based on findings; makes recommendations for broader District-wide initiatives to further education equity or equality and other College initiatives. Analyzes Campus and community needs.
  18. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Work Environment and Physical Requirements

Work is generally performed in an office environment with frequent interruptions and irregularities in the work schedule. No special coordination beyond that used for normal mobility and handling of everyday objects and materials is needed to perform the job satisfactorily.

Working hours may vary and occasional evening or weekend work is required. Travel between campuses and within the College District requires the ability to drive and use of a personal vehicle.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree in Education, Adult Education, Multicultural Education, Ethnic Studies, Administration, Social Science disciplines or related area. Relevant experience may substitute for the degree requirement on a year-for-year basis. Three years’ progressively responsible experience related to area of assignment, including two years of lead or supervisory experience. Successful completion of PCC LEAD Academy or a comparable external leadership training program may substitute for up to 6 months of lead or supervisory experience.

Master’s degree in student development, psychology, social work, social science, counseling or other related field may be required for positions that teach credit courses.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of:
  • Supervisory principles;
  • Advanced principles and practices in equity and inclusion;
  • Applicable Federal, State, and local laws, rules, regulations, codes, and/or statutes;
  • Budget administration principles;
  • Marketing principles;
  • Grant and/or contract administration principles;
  • Analytical methods and techniques;
  • Student success, retention, and assessment strategies;
  • External and internal resources available;
  • Needs assessment methods;
  • Fiscal accounting principles;
  • Strategic planning principles;
  • Program development methods and principles;
  • Program/project management principles and techniques.
Skills in:
  • Exercise of persuasion and influence in complex and sensitive situations;
  • Change management;
  • Advocating for and facilitating culture shift;
  • Supervising subordinate staff;
  • Interpreting and applying applicable laws, rules, and regulations;
  • Analyzing problems, identifying alternative solutions, projecting consequences of proposed actions, and making recommendations in support of goals;
  • Exercise of good judgment in decision-making;
  • Managing, marketing, and promoting programs;
  • Planning and implementing program components;
  • Compiling and analyzing data;
  • Conducting needs analysis;
  • Speaking in public;
  • Conducting outreach activities;
  • Preparing collateral and marketing materials;
  • Developing strategic plans;
  • Assessing the consequences and outcomes of program initiatives;
  • Maintaining confidentiality;
  • Collaborating and coordinating activities with other internal departments and/or external agencies;
  • Preparing a variety of reports related to operational activities, including statistical analysis;
  • Utilizing computer technology used for communication, data gathering and reporting.
Ability to:
  • Work collaboratively with diverse academic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students and staff;
  • Effectively communicate in oral and written form;
  • Take the initiative;
  • See projects through to fruition;
  • Prioritize multiple projects and work in an environment with regular interruptions;
  • Interpret, analyze and evaluate complex problems to successfully recognize and define solutions;
  • Solve problems and defuse conflict situations.

Reviewed: 12/2018
New: 10/2018