Friday, January 15, 2016

Chief Diversity Officer position a San Jose State University!

Chief Diversity Officer
Office of Diversity and Inclusive Excellence
Position Description
San José State University invites nominations and applications for the newly created position of Chief Diversity Officer.

The University
San José State University (SJSU) is a major, comprehensive public university located in the center of San José, California – the heart of Silicon Valley. A member of the 23-campus California State University System, SJSU is the oldest state university in California. Its distinctive character has been forged by its long history, its location, and its vision – a blend of the old and the new, the traditional and the innovative. Among its most prized traditions is an uncompromising commitment to provide for and support a faculty that is active in scholarship, research, technological innovation, community service, and the arts.
SJSU grants bachelor’s and master’s degrees in 134 areas of study, as well as an Educational Doctorate and a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree (a joint program with California State University Fresno). Quality teaching and small classes are a priority, where tenured professors teach introductory, as well as advanced courses. Among the top 200 universities in research and development expenditures (as surveyed by the National Science Foundation), SJSU offers rigorous course work and research opportunities to approximately 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students, with more than 600 tenure/tenure-track faculty, 1000+ part-time faculty, and 1,300 staff.
The University is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). The academic colleges include Applied Sciences and Arts; the Lucas College and Graduate School of Business; the Connie L. Lurie College of Education; the Charles W. Davidson College of Engineering; Humanities & the Arts; Science; and Social Sciences. The University is proud of its award-winning library, a unique joint city-university partnership.
SJSU is an exceptional place for hands-on learning, professional development and personal growth. The University has constructed or renovated several facilities in the past few years, and the campus occupies 19 blocks in downtown San José with 23 academic buildings and seven residence halls. Located 1.5 miles away on 62 acres is the South Campus, which includes the Spartan Stadium and athletics fields.
About the Position
SJSU is proud of its diversity and the rich experience it provides for the campus community. The students, faculty, staff and administrators bring exceptional insights and abilities as they draw from their unique perspectives in terms of their backgrounds, identities, and experiences
(as constituted by gender, socioeconomic class, political perspective, age, race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, disability, regional origin, nationality, occupation, language, among others, and the intersections of these aspects). The Chief Diversity Officer (CDO) is an official cabinet member reporting directly to the President as a key leader and voice on issues of diversity and inclusion. In addition, the CDO serves as a liaison to community partners and constituents external to the university regarding initiatives and advances in diversity and inclusion at SJSU. Nationally, and at SJSU, campuses are experiencing more conversation about the lack of inclusiveness and racism. The CDO at SJSU will be a talented and wise leader to lead forward after these conversations take place both on the campus and in the community.
The successful candidate for the CDO position must be an experienced leader, as well as a change agent, able to foster a diverse, inclusive and welcoming campus, and align and integrate a wide range of existing and new initiatives in order to build on a culture of equity and inclusion. The CDO will hold primary responsibility for the foundation of the office. The CDO will directly supervise the campus Title IX coordinator, and any support staff.
The Chief Diversity Officer provides executive leadership and vision in the administration of a comprehensive range of services, policies and procedures related to equity in diversity and inclusive excellence. The CDO participates in all aspects of institutional planning in support of the mission and goals of the university, including meeting the needs of the diverse student, faculty, and staff populations and creating a learning and working environment where all have the opportunity to succeed. In addition, the CDO will work closely with the SJSU President’s Commission on Diversity to ensure alignment of the Commission’s recommendations to the President with the work of the Office of Diversity and Inclusive Excellence.
In addition, the Chief Diversity Officer is responsible for the following:
• Creating and developing the Office of Diversity and Inclusive Excellence
• Assessing campus needs related to equity in diversity and inclusive excellence
• Develop annual priorities for the campus by planning collaboratively with each Division and Auxiliary to support and develop a campus culture of inclusiveness; identify annual expected outcomes and coordinate appropriate evaluation of these efforts by developing measurable indicators of performance
• Providing executive-level leadership, and oversight of the Office of Diversity and Inclusive Excellence in the areas of programming, personnel, facilities, community building, health & safety, assessment, and fiscal resource management
• Balancing campus needs and budget constraints to define the required staff needed by the office and managing the hiring processes for those positions; in consultation with appropriate campus constituents, identifying and integrating into the office existing campus programs and departments
• Implementing and coordinating training for faculty, staff, administrators, and students related to diversity and inclusive excellence
• Developing and leading a sustainable process to implement and continuously assess and adapt the university’s goals related to diversity and inclusive excellence
• Directly managing the campus’ Title IX program, ensuring compliance with all state and federal laws, as well as all applicable California State University Executive Orders
• Conducting assessments regularly to monitor campus climate
• Collaborate with University Marketing and Communications to publicize, promote and share the Office of Diversity and Inclusive Excellence’s efforts with the campus and local communities
• Identify, seek and secure grant funding, corporate partnerships, and other opportunities to leverage campus resources and further propel diversity initiative efforts
• Supporting the University’s efforts to improve access and college readiness of qualified, historically underrepresented students to the University; enhancing the recruitment and retention of diverse faculty and staff
• Engaging faculty, staff, administrators, students, alumni, and community members in issues related to diversity and inclusive excellence at the University and the national level
• Engaging in and supporting diversity-related scholarship and incorporating that knowledge into University practices and programming
• Ensuring that all programs and services in the Office of Diversity and Inclusive Excellence comply with relevant state and federal laws, California State University regulations, and University policies
• Actively engaging in related California State University System-wide initiatives and meetings
Desired Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
• Demonstrated success in working with diverse populations including race, ancestry, religion, country of origin, sexual orientation, and physical abilities
• Demonstrated management within a complex organization and budget
• Competence in utilizing data-driven strategies at the institutional, divisional and unit levels to evaluate and assess programs and services, focusing on improvement
• Proven record and ability to develop institutional practices consistent with federal, state and higher education law
• Proven record and ability to mentor staff and advance a culture of service in collaboration with all University and System constituencies
• Excellent communication skills, including the ability to facilitate difficult dialogues, effectively listen to all points of view, build consensus on initiatives and issues, and inform others of policies and plans
Minimum Qualifications
1. Master’s degree in a related discipline
2. 5 years of progressively advancing leadership experience in designing and leading efforts related to institutional access, diversity, inclusion, multiculturalism, or education and employment equity, including fluency with the current best practices in these areas
3. Demonstrated experience working with diverse populations including race, ancestry, religion, country of origin, sexual orientation, and physical abilities
4. Proven experience working collaboratively with colleagues at all levels in a large, complex institution, as well as with diverse external communities, to facilitate positive
and collaborative processes and initiatives coupled with measurable programmatic deliverables
5. Evidence of initiating or founding units with clear and well-defined metrics for success
6. Working knowledge and current expertise with Title IX legal requirements and programmatic responsibilities
7. Proven experience to develop institutional practices consistent with federal, state, and higher education law
Preferred Qualifications
• A post-graduate terminal degree is preferred
• Experience working within academic shared governance and collective bargaining environments
• Strong working knowledge of social justice theories, scholarship, trends, and best practices in higher education.
• Experience managing organizational change
• Experience with crisis management
• Relevant scholarly activity, including publications and/or leadership in appropriate professional organizations
The “application” consists of a cover letter addressing the “preferred qualifications” and interest in the position, current curriculum vitae, and a list of three (3) references. Additional information may be requested. For best review, applications should be submitted by January 22, 2016; however, the search will remain open until filled.
Direct inquiries, nominations, and applications to the following:
Sharon Tanabe, Partner or Emy Peña, Principal Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates 6512 Painter Avenue Whittier, CA 90601 Electronic submissions are preferred. Please email us at CODE: SJSU CDO For a confidential inquiry or nomination contact either Ms. Tanabe or Ms. Peña at 562-360-1612
Finalists for the position will be required to complete an SJSU Online Employment Application.
Note to
Awards / Fondos

Announcement! / Anuncio!     

2015-2016 Cycle / Ciclo 2015-2016


Research Awards/Equipos de Investigación: up to/hasta $30,000 USD 
Dissertation and Master's Thesis Awards / Becas para Estudiantes de Maestría y Doctorado: $5,000 USD 


Proposal must focus on HIV/AIDS among migrants in California in Coachella, Inland Empire, California-Mexico border region, San Bernadino, Fresno, Merced, Bakersfield, or similar locations with migrant workers.

Propuestas deben de enfocarse en el tema de VIH/SIDA entre migrantes en California en Coachella, Inland Empire, California-Mexico border region, San Bernadino, Fresno, Merced, Bakersfield, o regiones similares con trabajadores migrantes.

Required Letter of Intent due
January 19, 2016 12:00 PM PST 
January 26, 2016 12:00 PM PST

Fecha Límite para Cartas de Intención:
19 de enero, 2016 12:00 PM PST
26 de enero, 2016 12:00 PM PST
(Favor ver abajo mensaje en español) 

PIMSA (Research Program on Migration and Health) is now accepting Letters of Intent (LOIs) for Research and Graduate Student Awards related to migration and health topics. Please view the full announcement for application details and timelines. 

PIMSA promotes collaborative and bi-national research by funding research projects that will contribute to the knowledge base of migration and health-related issues facing workers of Mexican-origin and their families in the United States and Mexico. This cycle is open to researchers and graduate students from any of the University of California campuses, all California State University campuses (graduate students only), University of Arizona, and the University of Texas at El Paso, working in collaboration with researchers from Mexico's National Council for Science and Technology (CONACYT) accredited institutions in all Mexican states and Universidad National Autónoma de Mexico (UNAM), or from Mexico's Secretariat of Health research institutions. 

Any university or institution not mentioned above is limited to one LOI for graduate student grants only. PIMSA is administered jointly by the Health Initiative of the Americas (HIA) and the California Program on Access to Care (CPAC) under the auspices of the University of California, Berkeley, School of Public Health. 


El Programa de Investigación en Migración y Salud (PIMSA) está aceptando cartas de intención para someter proyectos de investigación y becas de estudiantes de maestría y doctorado en temas relacionados con migración y salud. Ver el anuncio completo con detalles de la aplicación y los plazos. 

PIMSA promueve la investigación binacional (México-Estados Unidos) a través de la financiación de proyectos de investigación que contribuyan a tener un mejor conocimiento de los temas relacionados con migración y salud que afectan a esta población. Este ciclo se abrirá a investigadores y estudiantes de la Universidad de California (todos los campus) y de la Universidad Estatal de California (todos los campus, pero solamente estudiantes), la Universidad de Arizona, y la Universidad de Texas en El Paso para que trabajen en colaboración con investigadores de instituciones mexicanas de cualquiera de los estados de la República Mexicana acreditadas ante el Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología (CONACYT), la Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), y de los Institutos Nacionales de Salud de la Secretaría de Salud de Mexico. 

Cualquier universidad o institución no mencionada arriba es limitada a una carta de intención solamente para becas de estudiantes de maestría y doctorado. PIMSA es administrada conjuntamente por la Iniciativa de Salud de las Americas (ISA) y por el Programa de Acceso a Servicios de Salud de California (CPAC), de la Escuela de Salud Pública de la Universidad de California en Berkeley. 

Convocantes de PIMSA 

Warm regards,

Laura Torres
Program Assistant 
Health Initiative of the Americas
School of Public Health, UC Berkeley
50 University Hall- MC 7360
Berkeley, CA 94702

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT – Two (2) Immediate Opening
Two (2) Part-time Bilingual (Spanish-English) School Age Teacher Positions OPEN California Commissioned - Child Development Permit (Required)
Part Time: 20 hours with School Age Children – Afternoon (Full time on Holidays and Summer Months)

BAHIA, Inc. provides quality bilingual and multicultural early childhood education to children ages 2 to 10 years of age, particularly serving low-income Latino families of Northern Alameda County, enabling them to improve the quality of life of their children. For information about BAHIA, visit

Come join an established community based program with opportunities to work as a team and embrace culture and language on an everyday basis!
Position Description: Bilingual School Age Teacher must demonstrate a clear knowledge of school-age learning, growth and development in the context of afterschool programming. Demonstrate knowledge and abilities to support bilingual (Spanish-English) after-school programming for children ages 5 to 10 years. The School Age Teacher is responsible for taking the lead of a group in planning and implementing bilingual age appropriate curriculum that provides a balance of academic skill building activities; working and supervising a Teacher’s Assistant, assessing children (using DRDP), creating a learning environment that supports school age learning, homework study skills; fostering positive and healthy social individual and group skills; implementing and leading recreational activities; and, providing opportunities to explore art, culture and music activities that engage and motivate school-age children within an extended care schedule. Communicate regularly with families regarding program goals and objectives of the program.

 Bilingual fluency is a requirement of the position;
 Two or more years’ experience working with school age/preschool children;
 AA or BA with a major in child development/early childhood education, including coursework needed to meet credential requirements, 2 plus years classroom experience; or meet alternative permit requirements ownload/rs/17/matrix.pdf?x-r=pcfile_d
 Valid California Teaching Credential or;
 Must have a valid CA Child Development
Permit-Teacher level or higher qualified;
 Good Health; Physical Exam and Negative TB within the last year. Able to participate in outdoor activities
 Able to provide DOJ Fingerprint Clearance

Part Time Position – 20 hours in the afternoon $20,000 to $25,000. Salary is based on Degree(s)/Permit
Benefits: Sick Leave, Vacation, Holidays /Health & Dental
Position requires flexibility and availability to work a split shift, full time on school holidays/breaks and during summer vacation.
Please send your resume and a cover letter that articulates your interest and qualifications for this position to the following email address:
No phone calls please; only applicants submitting both a resume and cover letter will be considered:
DEADLINE: Open until position is filled
BAHIA is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Employment Opportunity at BAHIA!

1 Bilingual (Spanish-English) Teacher Assistant
Part Time 20 hours with Preschoolers
20 hours with Teacher Assistant School Age children
Full time on BUSD Holidays and Summer Months
BAHIA, Inc. provides quality bilingual and multicultural early childhood education to children ages 2 to 10 years of age, particularly serving low-income Latino families of Northern Alameda County, enabling them to improve the quality of life of their children. This opening is to work a split shift in the morning with preschooler’s ages 3-4 years and in the afternoon with school age children ages 5-10 years.
OR E-mail Resume to:
The Teacher Assistant works closely with the Lead Teacher and co-workers in his/her assigned classroom to provide, support and implement bilingual (Spanish/English) school age appropriate activities, environment and caring techniques that nurture a child’s positive bilingual language development and growth. Teacher Assistants are responsible for and expected to carefully observe and anecdotally note school age children’s play, routines, activities, homework support, and children’s interactions to support and nurture their learning and play. Teacher Assistants participate with co-workers in maintaining a safe and healthy outdoor environment.
a) At least Six (6) or more units in Early Childhood or School Age Development Child Development is preferred but not necessary
b) Two or more years’ experience working with children ages 2-10
c) Bilingual - Fluent in Spanish & English
d) Able to work with other teachers in a team environment
e) Able to care for children in a warm and cooperative manner
f) Proof of fingerprint and TB clearance and current physical
g) References

$12.50 per hour - $15.00 (depending on experience & education)
Paid Sick Leave, Vacation, Holidays
Health & Dental Coverage (pro-rated to 50%)

BAHIA, Inc. / Attn: Martha Cueva, Education Program Director
1000 Camelia St.
Berkeley, CA 94710

(510) 525-1463

November 4, 2015 IN-HOUSE, before we open to the public if position is not filled IN-HOUSE job annoucement is opened to the public until position is filled.
BAHIA is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Monthly Meeting

Thursday, July 9th, 2015, 6:30pm

Dear CLAA members,

Please join us on Thursday, July 9th, from 6:30--8:00 pm for our monthly member meeting hosted by the Greenlining Institute, 1918 University Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704. 
¡Arriba Osos!


The CLAA Executive Board

Saturday, June 6, 2015


Clase de Lengua Maya 2015

La clase de Lengua Maya comienza este próximo 18 de Junio
Como cada año desde el 2006, Asociación Mayab ofrece su clase de lengua Maya Yucateca este verano. Acompañenos para aprender los elementos basicos de gramatica, estructura y pronunciación de la Lengua Maya de Yucatán. El Curso va dirigido a proveedores de servicios, estudiantes y personas interesadas en reconectarse con los valores y la lengua de nuestra comunidad. En San Francisco se estima que viven de entre 15,000 a 20,000 hablantes de lenguas Mayas la gran mayoria Maya de Yucatán. Este curso provee ademas de instruccion en lengua Maya, oportunidades para participar en las actividades sociales y culturales de nuestras comunidades. Aqui los detalles: Que: Clase de Lengua Maya Cuando: 22 de Junio al 20 de Agosto del 2015 Donde: Asociación Mayab             3012 16th Street # 202             San Francisco CA 94103 Requisitos: Nivel intermedio en Español (hablado, lectura y escrito) Costo: $200 por el curso completo mas $20 a 25 por materiales impresos Informes al 415 556 9800 o a (por favor deje un mensaje con su numero de telefono y nos podremos en contacto con usted pronto) ______________________________________________________________________________ Alberto Perez Rendon Director of Programs Asociacion Mayab 3012 16th Street # 202 San Francisco, CA 94103






Thursday, May 7, 2015

CLAA May Meeting this TUESDAY, MAY 12th, 2015!

Monthly Meeting

Tuesday, May 12th, 2015, 6:30pm

Dear CLAA members,

Please join us on Tuesday, May 12th, from 6:30--8:00 pm for our monthly member meeting hosted by the Center for Chicano Latino Policy and Research at the Shorb House, 2547 Channing Way, Berkeley, CA 94720. 

Remember we have no membership fees so it's free to participate in our monthly meetings.

¡Arriba Osos!


The CLAA Executive Board