Are you ready to make an impact? If you are interested in working in a fast-paced, student-centered environment designed to empower individuals to succeed, this position is for you! Our pace of work fosters diversity, promotes inclusion, and acts to ensure equity is the norm for all. We seek a passionate candidate about student success who has demonstrated experience leading student programming and supervising diverse teams. The successful candidate for this position will possess exceptional organizational and management expertise to create an inclusive environment and share their knowledge to enhance the growth of others.
“A day in the life of the Director of the Cesar Chaves Learning Center can look like”:
Supporting the Chief Diversity Officer in implementing exciting diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives for the college.
Providing leadership and oversight of CCLC operations.
Establishing positive, collaborative, and community partnerships in support of divisional goals.
Implementing and administering multi-faceted comprehensive student support programs to marginalized and minoritized students.
Coaching, leading team meetings, facilitating presentations, and 1:1 professional development time to grow and develop your career at LCC.
If you thrive in team-oriented environments and are committed to growing the capabilities of others as well as yourself, then You Belong Here! We refer to our team as the ‘Justice League’ because we are champions for belonging, inclusion, and advocacy. We encourage our team members to work out loud and bring their authentic selves and skills to the workplace. We are building a learning community full of diverse individuals that explore new ways of thinking and go beyond daily to impact the lives of others positively. Suppose this description aligns with your career goals and passions. In that case, we strongly encourage you to apply for our division’s next Director of the Cesar Chavez Learning Center at Lansing Community College.
Reporting to the Chief Diversity Officer, this position is responsible for overseeing the Cesar Chavez Learning Center (CCLC) which provides multi-faceted comprehensive student support services for underrepresented groups of the college. The Director of the Chavez Center provides support to the Chief Diversity Officer in the development and implementation of the DEI strategies and serves as a point of contact for internal and external partnerships for the college. This position implements and administers a multi-faceted comprehensive student support programming that provides service to marginalized and minoritized students. This position is responsible for all aspects of the CCLC initiatives, including oversight of programs led by professional staff such as ACCESS Program, WISE Program, Men About Progress, and the LUCERO Program, student selection, mentoring, K-12 partnerships (College 101), and cultural celebrations. The successful candidate provides leadership of the CCLC and will be responsible for partnering with other areas of the College to provide education around cultural agility, and work to enhance substantive opportunities for interaction between and among diverse campus constituents and the surrounding community. Additional responsibilities include but are not limited to: establishing positive, collaborative and creative environments in support of a diverse student, faculty and staff population; recruiting, hiring, supervising, mentoring, and evaluating staff and students; guiding the use of Department resources and budget to assure initiatives and student outcomes are achieved; working cooperatively with faculty to identify and implement learning tools and technologies that enhance initiative content and delivery; steering initiatives relating to course, and initiative assessment in a broader context of program improvement; using problem solving and conflict resolution skills in addressing both faculty, staff and student concerns; and, representing all Center initiatives and providing direct support to the CDO as well as in the greater community. The Director position is an administrative role that combines leadership, stewardship and management skills to ensure the Department operates efficiently and effectively.
In collaboration with the Centre for Engaged Inclusion (CEI), the successful candidate will supervise student employees, and develop student success initiatives that supports students, faculty, staff and administrators. Provide leadership in developing strategies that advance the overall goals for diversity, equity, and inclusion for the College.
Bilingual abilities, including reading, speaking, and writing preferred
Graduate degree in a relevant area of study, preferably with a focus on student affairs, social justice, education and/or diversity, equity, and inclusion
Experience designing and delivering educational programs.
Experience in recruiting, hiring, and retaining diverse student populations.
Successful professional experience (or several years of experience) in complex institutional organizations, preferably post-secondary educational institutions.