Director, Asian Pacific Student Services

Loyola Marymount University
Westchester, CA
Aug 16, 2022
Aug 16, 2022
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Reporting to the Assistant Dean, this position provides specific programming and services for Asian Pacific Islander (API) students that nurture the education of the whole person in an intercultural campus community. The Director collaborates with the Department of Ethnic and Intercultural Services (EIS) offices, other student affairs departments, and academic affairs to administer intercultural student development programs for the entire LMU community. Central to all innovative programs, projects and events are the value of developing leadership skills among students, providing greater access to resources, and increasing retention and persistence to graduation. This position serves as an advocate, educator, mentor, and programmer for students identifying as Asian, Asian-American, and Pacific Islander.


* Develop, implement, and assess programs for API students. Conduct ongoing assessment of signature and new programs to ensure that they meet the student affairs and EIS learning outcomes.

* Collaborate with members of EIS, the Division of Student Affairs, and other campus partners to develop intercultural programming and student development initiatives, and spiritual and leadership opportunities.

* Engage students in signature API programs such as Bento Beneath the Palms, the API graduation celebration, and other experiential opportunities designed to increase retention, persistence, and graduation.

* Recruit, hire, develop, motivate, and evaluate student staff to ensure positive professional growth experiences.

* Respond to student issues as they arise and provide follow-up as required.

* Partner with Asia Pacific American Studies, the Divisions of Academic and Student Affairs units to maximize co-curricular student engagement with the aim of providing a holistic learning experience that educates students about their and other cultures.

* Serve as a facilitator for the Asian Pacific Islander (API) Roundtable and maintain regular group meetings. Serve as an advocate for the API students and support the efforts of the entire intercultural community.

* Serve as a liaison between students, student leadership programs, and the other university departments to ensure smooth delivery of services and promote positive communication and collaboration.

* Develop, implement, and assesses student development sessions designed to facilitate cultural, and ethnic identity development as well as intercultural competency.

* Conduct regular and ongoing leadership development opportunities for students and members of student organizations.

* Advise, support, and follow up with students to ensure optimal student development and engagement. Refer students to appropriate University departments, as necessary. Utilize departmental tracking software to maintain contact and referral records.

* In collaboration with admissions and parent programs, assist in the planning of events such as APA Scholars Day, APA Overnight, Preview Day, and Open House.

* Assists with orientation and welcome events.

* Represent EIS and the API community on university and divisional Committees.

* Perform other duties as assigned or requested.


Exhibit behavior that supports the mission, vision, and values of the university. Communicate and employ interpersonal actions that model high standards of professional, responsible, accountable, and ethical conduct. Demonstrate a commitment to outstanding student service.


* Typically a Master's degree in related field, supplemented by courses in program practices. Incumbent will be expected to continue upgrading knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to keep abreast of University and federal regulation/policy change.

* A minimum of two years of progressively responsible administrative positions preferably in a higher education or public service environment.

* Demonstrated knowledge in the following areas understanding of the purpose and mission of Jesuit higher education and the University's commitment to its Catholic tradition. Considerable knowledge of transfer student and LGBT student outcomes assessment, program evaluation, strategic planning and leadership theory is essential. Ability to exercise independent judgment, analyze data and compile reports to execute decisions. Interact with a wide variety of personalities. Organize and coordinate special projects; work effectively and collaboratively with faculty and administrators at all levels; teach leadership theory and practices to students. Make clear, comprehensive reports and keep accurate records. Maintain confidences and confidential information.

* Exemplary communication skills (both written and oral) evidenced by background in preparing comprehensive reports and executive summaries incorporating complex highly technical information.

* Strong organizational, analytical, interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills required.

* Demonstrated computer competency.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so

COVID Vaccination Requirement

To ensure the safety and well-being of our community Loyola Marymount University requires that all students, faculty and staff are vaccinated or have been approved for a qualifying medical or religious exemption.


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