Director of Equity and Justice - 12718
Company: University of California - Merced
Posted on: November 21, 2020
$80,000 - $90,000
Job Closing Date
About the Department
Responsibility for monitoring elements of the campus climate that
bear on sense of community, diversity and inclusiveness resides in
the Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, in conjunction with
the numerous stakeholders addressing campus climate related to
equity and justice and a broad and diverse cross section of the
campus community, works
strategically in the development and assessment of policy,
programs, and initiatives aimed at increasing diversity, improving
campus climate and promoting inclusiveness.
About the Job
The Director of Equity and Justice will work closely and in
partnership with the Division of Student Affairs and the Dean of
Students Office and Office of Social Justice Initiatives & Identity
Programs, other departments such as but not limited to campus
entities including the Calvin E. Bright Success Center, Student
Health Services and the Ombuds, Office. Must work collaboratively
with various campus departments and Divisions across the campus by
helping to coordinate diversity training, workshops, and as
appropriate teaching an academic course. The Executive Director
will assure consistency of message and focus between the campus and
Health System programs; eliminate redundancy in preparation of
educational content between the campus and Health System and
identified campus stakeholders; and coordinate program coverage
across the institution. This position is responsible for
developing, supervising and evaluating volunteers who are
responsible for providing campus-wide service in the area of
diversity education and broader campus climate.
Under broad direction of the Associate Chancellor & Chief Diversity
Officer, Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, the position
provides leadership in the development, implementation,
coordination, evaluation and delivery of educational programs
related to diversity, equity, inclusion, cultural competency
development and other initiatives designed to enhance campus
climate and campus community relations. The Director provides
leadership in the design and implementation of department
initiatives and programs which include, but are not limited to,
equity, diversity and inclusion, training and curriculum
development related to equity and justice.
Working under general supervision, the Director is responsible for
supporting and maintaining the University of California, Merced s
commitment to cultural diversity, equity, and social justice,
through the development and implementation of programs based on
best practices. The four primary areas are: Diversity Education:
directing, developing, and implementing diversity education
programs both in a proactive effort to advance diversity among
staff and faculty, and in reaction to particular workplace
conflicts. In partnership with Academic Affairs, Human Resources,
Student Affairs, and the Police Department, provide leadership and
coherence in developing training programs for faculty, students and
staff, including law enforcement officers, on diversity, equity,
inclusion and cultural competency. Provide leadership in the
development and evaluation of volunteer diversity trainers/
educators who have campus-wide responsibility in teaching courses
and facilitating workshops related to diversity and inclusion.
Recruiting and overseeing the Equity & Justice Board, Diversity, &
Inclusion Advisory Board membership include faculty, staff,
administration and students addressing campus climate and providing
recommendations to the Associate Chancellor & Chief Diversity
Officer, Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion. Special
projects such as but not limited to the implementation of the
inaugural Equity & Justice Conference at UC Merced, Black
Excellence Retreat, Equity and Justice Student Grants. Equity,
Inclusion and Community: direction and oversight of existing
programs, including Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Grants,
building curriculum to but not limited to the Diversity Awareness
Certificate Training, Equity & Justice Awards, and strategies
intended to promote equity, inclusiveness and to build community,
and operationalizing the UC Merced Principles of Community (POC).
Representation, Visibility and Mediation: represents the Office of
Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion on institution-wide committees,
workgroups, management teams and recruitment authorities; serve
campus units in an advisory capacity in the informal resolution of
workplace discrimination and harassment complaints drawing
experience and mediation skills.
* Leadership, Oversight, Planning and Development of Campus-wide
Diversity Education and Training Programs
* Leadership, Oversight, Planning and Development of Campus
Community Relations Initiatives
* Administrative and Mitigation of Instituional Risk
* Bachelor's degree in related area and 5 years of directly related
progressively responsible experience, or equivalent experience /
CRITICAL KNOWLEDGE, EXPERIENCE AND COMPETENCIES
* Experience leading group discussions that carry high potential to
be emotional, confrontational, or threatening to some participants.
Experience handling sensitive matters involving workplace climate,
discrimination and/or harassment and maintaining strict
* Highly skilled communication and interpersonal skills to
communicate with and influence others, both verbally and in
* Project management experience related to diversity, equity,
inclusion and/or Affirmative Action/EEO initiatives.
* Highly skilled in all levels of project management. Analytical
skills and experience translating research, metrics, and trends
* Advanced knowledge of the organization's processes, protocols and
procedures and external regulatory requirements in policy
* Ability to multi-task with demanding timeframes. Experience in
developing educational/training curriculum and teaching,
facilitating and/or conducting trainings and workshops related to
diversity/multicultural education, equity and inclusion.
* Advanced knowledge of applicable policy analysis techniques.
Experience using broad perspective and strategic thinking to
balance policy and practice.
* Interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills to
articulate clearly concepts related to cultural competency,
sensitivity and the value of diversity and inclusive environments
to students, faculty, staff and community members.
* A nuanced understanding of research universities including the
research, teaching and service missions; the role of research and
graduate education; and the dynamics between and among faculty,
academic staff, nonacademic staff, graduate students and
* Team building and leadership skills to achieve goals and promote
an inclusive and collaborative environment.
Background check and fingerprinting may be required.
How to Apply:
An online application is required for each position to apply.
Equal Employment Opportunity:
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative
Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive
consideration for employment without regard to race, color,
religion, sex, national origin, disability, age or protected
For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and
affirmative action policy see:
Smoke and Tobacco Free Policy:
The University of California, Merced is a smoke and tobacco free
workplace. Information and the Smoke and Tobacco Free policy is
available at http://smokefree.ucmerced.edu.
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