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Job ID: 5270

Job Title:
University Diversity Officer - Administrator III

Time Base:

Date Posted:
April 17, 2018

Closing Date:
Open until filled

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The salary range will be from $145,000 per year - $165,000 per year.

This is a position in the California State University Management Personnel Plan (MPP). Appointments to MPP are at-will and serve at the pleasure of the President. Salary within the MPP is commensurate with experience. The plan provides a generous benefits program with employer paid life insurance ($100K) as well as health, dental, vision, and long term disability insurance with the monthly premium largely paid by the CSU. The CSU belongs to the CalPERS retirement plan with the medical and dental insurance continuing as a CalPERS retiree. The CSU has 14 paid holidays and the position earns 24 days of vacation and 12 days sick leave per year.

For more information on the benefits program, please visit http://www.csueastbay.edu/af/departments/hr/benefits/index.html


California State University, East Bay is recognized as a regionally engaged and globally oriented university with a strong commitment to academic innovation, student success, engaged and service learning, diversity, and sustainability. Founded in 1957, California State University, East Bay is one of 23 universities of the California State University system (CSU). California State University, East Bay's beautiful main campus is located in the Hayward hills with panoramic views of the San Francisco Bay shoreline. Situated above the city of Hayward, the University offers an ideal setting for teaching and learning with easy access to the many cities along the bay. The University with a student population of nearly 16,000 students has a satellite campus in Concord, a professional development center in Oakland and a significant presence online.

California State University, East Bay welcomes and supports a diverse student body with academically rich, culturally relevant learning experiences which prepare students to apply their education to meaningful lifework, and to be socially responsible contributors to society. Through its educational programs and activities the University strives to meet the educational needs and to contribute to the vitality of the East Bay, the state, the nation, and global communities.


The role of the University Diversity Officer is to foster and support the President's diversity and inclusion statement and to ensure that this commitment is understood across the University as it relates to:

o Promoting Academic Excellence
o Supporting Student Access and Educational Success
o Recruiting, Developing and Supporting Employees
o Affirming a University Climate of Inclusion, Respect and Equity


The University Diversity Officer (UDO) is responsible for coordinating efforts to foster and support diversity, equity and inclusion as core values throughout all aspects of the University community. The UDO reports directly to the President and is a member of the President's Cabinet. Serves as a member of the University Planning, Assessment and Budget Committee, and is a member of the Academic Senate's Faculty Diversity and Equity Committee.

The UDO coordinates diversity-oriented programs and initiatives including the coordination of the implementation of the University Diversity Plan and its alignment with the University's Strategic Plan. As a University leader, the University Diversity Officer maintains strong collaborative working relationships with senior executives, faculty, students, staff and external constituents and serves as a team builder.

The UDO serves as the President's liaison to University constituents and structures as it relates to affirming, fostering and supporting the President's statement on diversity and inclusion, as well as the Strategic Commitments, Institutional Learning Objectives, and the University Diversity Plan.

This Cabinet-level officer provides vision, leadership, and coordination for strategic planning for institutional platform to ensure diversity, equity and inclusion for all faculty, staff and students throughout the University, and advises the President and senior University Administrative Officers on issues relating to University diversity, equity and inclusion. Develops and presents an array of innovative ideas and program concepts for consideration, including those related to CSU system-wide student success initiatives.

The UDO serves as an integrating partner with the Cabinet, campus leaders, faculty, staff, various university committees, and external constituencies to proactively develop and implement plans, programs and activities that education and motivate members of the University community to hold diversity and inclusion as core values to be collectively practiced in the University. The UDO serves as the university's executive level strategist responsible for guiding efforts and creating opportunities to define, assess and promote diversity and inclusion. The UDO serves as the leader on Diversity and Inclusion initiatives and oversees efforts to review and assess the impact and effectiveness of a wide range of diversity and inclusion programs and activities relation to faculty and staff. The UDO, in conjunction with senior academic and administrative leaders, makes recommendations on how to maximize institutional strengths and respond to identified needs in order to maintain an intentional and sustained focus on achieving inclusive excellence. The UDO provides strategic oversight and direction to the University Diversity Office which is responsible for promoting and implementing diversity and inclusion programs in support of a working and learning environment free of discrimination, harassment and retaliation.


The successful candidate will have a Master's degree from an accredited institution; doctorate preferred. A minimum of five years of experience leading efforts in the area of diversity/inclusion with evidence of increasing responsibility.

A successful record of leading and/or facilitating the completion of diversity and inclusion initiatives, preferably in a higher education setting. Demonstration of in-depth knowledge on issues of: access, inclusion, diversity, equity, and multiculturalism in a large complex organizational setting. Demonstrated record of successfully working collaboratively in a team environment with senior leaders of the organization. Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a shared governance environment. Demonstrated record of collecting and using data to assess the effectiveness of initiatives and to achieve measurable results. Effective conflict resolution skills and the ability to find mutually acceptable solutions to difficult problems. Able to build consensus, find support and reconcile competing interest. Strong communications skills (verbal and written). Must have active listening skills along with sophisticated relational ability to connect with others across intersectional differences. Successful record of being able to: influence, build community, and develop effective programs related to diversity and inclusion. Demonstrated experience in identifying and implementing diversity and inclusion educational programs.


In addition to the standard CSUEB application, please submit a:

1. Cover letter
2. Resume
3. List of three (3) or more professional references

Resumes alone will not be accepted in lieu of a completed online application.

To apply on-line, please go to www.csueastbay.edu/jobs. If you are a first time user, you must register, create a user ID and password, fill in your basic information, save and click on the position you are interested in, click on the "Apply Now" button to begin the online application.

This position will remain open until filled and may close without further notice.

Applicants will receive a confirmation of receipt via automatic email reply regarding their application materials. In addition, all applicants who were not selected will receive email notification at the conclusion of the recruitment process. Please be patient as this process may take several weeks.


This is a position with supervisory/lead responsibilities, subject to completion of the University on-line Sexual Harassment training as a condition of employment.

This position is a "designated position" in the CSU's Conflict of Interest Code. The successful candidate accepting this position is required to file Conflict of Interest forms subject to the regulations of the Fair Political Practices Commission.

California State University, East Bay conducts pre-employment screening that may include, but is not limited to: criminal background check, verification of academic credentials, licenses, certificates, credit history, professional references and/or verification of work history. Candidates must submit to a background check before being offered a position with CSUEB. Unsatisfactory results of the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSUEB employees who apply for the position.


All California State University campuses, including CSUEB, are smoke and tobacco-free. For more information, please visit our website at http://www.csueastbay.edu/smokeandtobaccofree/

In compliance with state and federal crime awareness and campus security legislation, including The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act, the California State University East Bay Annual Campus Security Report is available at: http://www20.csueastbay.edu/af/departments/upd/campus-security-report.html

At CSU East Bay, the following nine competencies have been identified as valued leadership qualities: Communication, Cooperation, Delegation, Empathy, Feedback, Innovation, Leadership Presence, Passion and Strategic Ability. While we may not expect our managers to exhibit all of these competencies, we do expect them to aspire to develop them. As part of the annual evaluation review process, the University Diversity Officer will be evaluated on each.


The person holding this position is considered a 'mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 Revised July 21, 2017 as a condition of employment.


CSUEB is not a sponsoring agency for Staff or Management positions.


As an Equal Opportunity Employer, CSUEB does not discriminate on the basis of any protected categories: age, ancestry, citizenship, color, disability, gender, immigration status, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran's status. The University is committed to the principles of diversity in employment and to creating a stimulating learning environment for its diverse student body.