Executive Director, Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Student Achievement Center

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Work type: Management (MPP)
Location: Sacramento
Categories: MPP, Administrative, At-Will, Full Time, On-site (work in-person at business location)

Working Title: Executive Director, Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Student Achievement Center

Classification Title: Administrator III

Posting Details 

Priority Application Deadline: Monday, January 15, 2024 @ 11:55pm PST (posting will remain open until filled)

Position Summary

Under the general direction of the Vice President of Inclusive Excellence and University Diversity Officer, the Executive Director, Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Student Achievement Center (ED) is responsible for all aspects of establishing and leading a central office to administer the California State University’s (CSU) Asian American, Native Hawaiian Pacific Islander (AANHPI) Student Achievement Program (SAP).  The Central Office operates on behalf of the CSU Chancellor’s Office (CO) to allocate programmatic funding, support program development and training, and build a network across the CSU system in support of AANHPI student success.  The office is housed at the Sacramento State campus within the Division of Inclusive Excellence. The executive director leads the central office to support all CSU campuses AANHPI SAP efforts. 

 The AANHPI Executive Director: 

  •  Leads the state-wide central office to support all CSU campuses with their AANHPI SAP efforts. It is important to note that to avoid conflict of interest, the ED does not oversee the Sacramento State AANHPI SAP efforts.
  • Provides leadership, management, strategic, and operational planning for AANHPI SAP to ensure the success and sustainability of the state-wide operation, including working with the CO leadership and the vice president for Inclusive Excellence to operationalize the program.
  • Recruits, hires, and supervises personnel, ensuring appropriate training, professional development, and support related to the program’s plan and goals; some positions may require collaboration with the Chancellor’s Office.
  • Develops and implements processes for outreach, training, curriculum development, capacity building, technical assistance, data gathering/reporting, and programmatic assessments.
  • Holds oversight and fiscal responsibility for the effective implementation of processes to allocate state funding, development of proposal evaluation rubrics, ensuring timely allocation of funds and mechanisms to produce and release annual reports on funding activities and outcomes.
  • Creates opportunities for CSU AANHPI SAP programs to network and share high impact practices through network meetings, workshops, and annual conferences.
  • Work in collaboration with the AANHPI SAP Advisory committee and solicit input on the implementation of the program’s operations to meet expectations set by the CO and the VPIE.

FLSA: Exempt (not eligible for overtime)

Anticipated Hiring Range: $11,000 per month - $13,000 per month 

CSU Classification Salary Range: $6,250 per month - $20,063 per month

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Salary Grade/Range:  1

Recruitment Type: Regular (At-Will)

Time BaseFull-Time

Work Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. with occasional evenings and weekends depending on Center needs. Frequent travel required to other CSU campuses.

Department Information 

The Division of Inclusive Excellence is responsible for ensuring that Sacramento State’s commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion is both embedded throughout our University and communicated to the larger Sacramento community.

Required Qualifications 

  1. Holds an earned doctorate degree, or equivalent combination of leadership and/or management experience in higher education.


  1. Five or more years of demonstrated experience: directing, organizing, and overseeing departments and programs related to student services, programs, and support.  Experience should include fiscal responsibility for budget management and resource allocation.  
  2. Experience working on student success programming and efforts to advance educational equity for Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) students and other historically under-represented student groups.
  3. Three or more years’ experience managing various classifications of employees; including hiring, training/coaching, and evaluating.
  4. Demonstrated experience communicating and collaborating with strategic partners, university leadership, regional academic institutions on partnership and initiative activities focused on serving highly diverse student populations with special emphasis on historically disadvantaged student groups.
  5. Experience developing new programs and/or student service centers, including planning and implementing complex organizational structures.
  6. Experience supervising managers 
  7. Experience managing represented employees in a collective bargaining environment.
  8. Experience serving as an administrator within a grant-providing organization (public/government agencies, private foundations, corporate giving programs, etc.)
  9. Commitment to maintaining a welcoming and inclusive work environment with diverse colleagues and constituents including faculty, students, staff, and members of the community.

Preferred Qualifications 


  1. Demonstrated understanding and recognition of student needs and cultural/historical backgrounds to serve the Asian American, Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander (AANHPI) student population and what constitutes a culturally responsive campus environment.
  2. Two or more years’ experience working as a full-time employee in the California State University system.
  1. Demonstrated ability and experience effectively administering grant-based programs, including accountability for reporting on outcomes and providing or managing data-driven program assessment.  
  2. Ability to establish, communicate, and maintain cooperative working relationships with diverse communities including students, parents, faculty, administrators, community members, colleagues, and the Chancellor’s Office. 
  3. Demonstrated ability to lead a diverse team and collaborate with colleagues across a large, complex organization to effectively plan, create, and administer student achievement programming.
  4. Ability to effectively engage with senior leadership and key strategic partners across campuses to gain support for new or innovative programs.
  5. Thorough understanding of the financial, human, and educational resources needed to provide effective and impactful student programming, particularly for AANHPI and historically under-represented student populations.
  6. Ability to work effectively with the CSU Chancellor’s Office, auditors, and the campus community on challenging and sometimes controversial subjects.
  7. Demonstrated skills in managing programs, including program evaluation, assessment, and the development of short and long-range planning.
  8. Ability to work independently with minimal direction; Coordinate, prioritize multiple tasks, setting deadlines, and completing projects accordingly.
  9. Strong organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills with excellent written and oral communications 
  10. Demonstrate both emotional intelligence and strong political acumen.


Ability to pass background check.

Documents Needed to Apply

Resume/CV and cover letter.

Failure to upload required documentation may result in disqualification.

About Sac State

Sacramento State is located in the heart of California’s capital city, five miles from State Capitol. The lush, 300-acre campus is situated along the American River, close to numerous bike trails and other recreational areas. Sacramento, also known as the “Farm-to-Fork Capital,” is one of the most ethnically diverse and livable cities in the country, with a population of half of a million. Sacramento State’s 31,000 students come not only from the Greater Sacramento Region, but also from across the state, country, and world. Our 1800 faculty and 1,500 staff are committed to meeting our mission: “As California’s capital university, we transform lives by preparing students for leadership, service, and success. Sacramento State will be a recognized leader in education, innovation, and engagement.” As the regional hub of higher education, Sac State is dedicated to student successdiversity, equity and inclusioncommunity engagementphilanthropy, and campus safety.  

As evidenced by the values embedded in our Hornet Honor Code, Sacramento State is committed to creating an inclusive environment where all faculty, staff, students, and guests are welcome and valued.  Our commitment is more than simply ensuring that our campus is free from bias and discrimination, but is one devoted to celebrating many diverse identities, life experiences, and perspectives that enrich our community, teaching and learning.  

To learn more about why you should join the Hornet Family, please visit the Why Sac State? page.

Background Check Disclaimer  

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with California State University, Sacramento. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current California State University, Sacramento employees who apply for the position. One variation of background check required could be a LiveScan screening, which involves submitting fingerprints at a certified LiveScan Service Center.

COVID-19 Vaccine Certification Information:

Per the CSU COVID-19 Vaccination Policy, it is strongly recommended that all California State University, Sacramento employees who are accessing office and campus facilities follow COVID-19 vaccine recommendations adopted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) applicable to their age, medical condition, and other relevant indications.

Out of State Employment Policy

Sacramento State University, as part of the CSU system, is a State of California Employer. As such, the University requires all employees (up)on date of hire to reside in the State of California.

As of January 1, 2022 the CSU Out-of-State Employment Policy prohibits the hiring of employees to perform CSU-related work outside the state of California.

Equal Employment Opportunity

California State University, Sacramento is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, pregnancy, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. Sacramento State hires only those individuals who are lawfully authorized to accept employment in the United States. 

It is the policy of California State University, Sacramento to provide reasonable accommodations for qualified persons with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. If you need a disability related reasonable accommodation as part of the application and/or interviewing process, visit

The University is committed to creating an education and working environment free from discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. For more information on mandatory training for new employees, visit

Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act and Campus Fire Safety Right-To-know Act Notification: 

Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the current Annual Security Report (ASR) is available for viewing at . 
The ASR contains the current security and safety-related policy statements, emergency preparedness and evacuation information, crime prevention and sexual assault prevention information, and drug and alcohol prevention programming. The ASR also contains statistics of Clery Act crimes for Sacramento State for the last three (3) calendar years. Paper copies are available upon request at the Police Service Center located in the University Union.

Eligibility Verification  

Selected candidate must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the United States. California State University, Sacramento is not a sponsoring agency for staff and management positions (i.e. H-1-B Visa). 

Note to Applicants:

Possession of the minimum qualifications does not guarantee an interview unless required by collective bargaining agreement.

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