Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer

California State University, Stanislaus
May 29, 2023
Offerd Salary:$15,825 – $16,667
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Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer

Apply now Job no: 527514 Department: President's Office Work type: Management (MPP) Location: Stanislaus - Turlock Categories: MPP, Administrative, At-Will, Full Time, On-site (work in- person at business location)

  • Position Summary
  • Full-time position under the Management Personnel Plan available on or after July 1, 2023 in the Office of the President.
  • The Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer (CDEIO) will serve as a member of the cabinet, with strategic responsibility for promoting and enabling inclusive excellence for students, faculty, and staff. The position reports directly to the president, with close working relationships with the division vice presidents. The position serves as an advisor to the president and the president's cabinet on matters related to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Social Justice. The Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer (CDEIO) serves as a highly influential leader focused on deepening ongoing efforts to create a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive community for all faculty, staff, and students. Priorities for this role are strategy and engagement; coordination and alignment; communications and issues management; implementation and success metrics.

     Job Duties
     Duties include but are not limited to: 
     Provide strategic leadership in the development of a comprehensive and integrated framework for diversity, equity, and inclusion, synchronizing and leveraging current efforts and initiatives, and introducing emerging practices in creating a welcoming and inclusive environment.
     Facilitates sharing of best practices and identify opportunities for greater alignment and more unified efforts across campus.
     Provide leadership, expertise, and vision for the implementation of the university's Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Action Plan. Monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of DEISJ initiatives in alignment with our overall University Strategic Plan and make recommendations for improvement.
     Serve in a collaborative and coordinating role with division, college and department units who are responsible for diversity and inclusion to develop (and where appropriate coordinate) programmatic activities that support the achievement of the strategic commitments.
     Chair the President's Commission on Diversity and Inclusion (PCDI).
     Collaborate across campus and with the Human Resources, Equal Opportunity & Compliance and Faculty Affairs departments to identify and address systemic barriers to diversity in recruitment and retention efforts for race and gender underrepresented staff, management, and faculty.
     Foster an inclusive campus culture that supports and values diverse perspectives and experiences.
     Provide guidance and support to employee resource groups and affinity networks.
     Serve as a thought leader, advocate and resource to the campus and community regarding diversity, equity and belonging, including building skills and capacity and be available for problem solving, training, facilitation, mediation, and consultation.
     Coordinate with student support services related to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
     Work in conjunction with faculty, staff and students to address equity and inclusion within the classroom and the campus community and to encourage the development of curricula that are appropriately inclusive in content and method.
     Gather and analyze data to identify issues, increase transparency, propose solutions to issues, and establish metrics to gauge progress. Present data to the President, cabinet, and other on and off campus constituencies.
     Forge strong working relationships with colleagues across the CSU system in similar roles to create a network, leverage resources, and engage the broader community through engagement.
     Participate in various campus committees.
     Develop and oversee annual and multiyear budgets to support DEI operations and initiatives.
     Seek diversity-related funding through private, local, state and federal sources with the assistance of the University Advancement division.
     Develop and maintain active external partnerships with advocacy groups, community-based organizations, foundations, and alumni affinity groups to build and strengthen relationships that advance DEISH initiatives.
     Other duties as assigned.
     Minimum Qualifications
     Education: A master's degree in a relevant field from an accredited institution.

    Experience: Five (5) or more years of experience in higher education administration.

     Preferred Qualifications
     Success in working with diverse constituents on complex issues and a high level of cultural awareness, sensitivity, empathy, and discretion.
     A passion for the work, an ability to challenge and motivate, be welcoming of a wide variety of perspectives and modes of action and the ability to lead conversations about difficult topics.
     A deep commitment to the university's mission.
     Knowledge of research, trends, and best practices as they relate to diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice.
     Excellent written and verbal communication, facilitation, and presentation skills to engage key stakeholders in on and off campus initiatives.
     Terminal degree or doctorate.
     Familiarity with the California State University system.
     Experience gained in a college or university of comparable size and complexity, state or federal government agency.
     Knowledge, Skills, Abilities
     The ideal candidate will be a transformational leader who is collaborative, approachable, responsive, and who will have:
     Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to develop and nurture strong working partnerships across the university environment and external systemwide CSU community.
     Outstanding analytical and problem-solving skills with the ability to apply data and utilize institutional benchmarks to program and operational design, promote accountability for the diversity mission and inclusive excellence values, and strategically drive organizational change.
     Strong demonstrative experience in practical problem-solving and conflict-resolution skills.
     Demonstrated experience in working effectively as a member of a senior leadership team.
     Proven experience in building strong, collaborative partnerships across the organizational community.
     Demonstrative experience applying inclusion, equity, civility, and access in an organizational setting.
     Ability to handle sensitive and confidential information with discretion.
     Ability to examine and develop operations and procedures and formulate policy.
     Demonstrated intercultural competency skills and knowledge of contemporary issues related to diversity, equity and inclusion, and a demonstrated commitment to valuing diversity and providing an equitable and inclusive working and learning environment.
     Salary Range
     Anticipated salary will be $15,825 – $16,667 per month plus excellent paid benefits. Salary will depend on the qualifications of the successful finalist.
     Compensation & Benefits
     Commensurate with qualifications and experience. As a member of the 23-campus CSU System, we offer an extremely competitive benefits package that includes, but is not limited to, outstanding vacation, health, dental, and vision plans; a fee waiver education program; membership in the California Public Employees Retirement System (PERS); and 15 paid holidays a year. Link to (Bargaining Unit: M80/MPP) Benefits Summary: CSU Employee Benefit Summary
     How to Apply
     Applications are accepted electronically only. To apply online, please click the “Apply Now” button on this page. This recruitment is being managed by an outside agency. It is recommended that you also submit your application directly to the recruiting agency to ensure prompt consideration by visiting this website:

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     Application Deadline
     FOR FULL CONSIDERATION, PLEASE APPLY BY MAY 29, 2023. Open unitil filled. (Applications received after the screening date will be considered at the discretion of the university.)
     Criminal Background Clearance Notice
     Satisfactory completion of a background check (which includes checks of employment records, education records, criminal records, civil records; and may include motor vehicle records, professional licenses, and sex offender registries, as position requires) is required for employment. CSU will make a conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was conditionally offered the position.
     Additional Information
     Campus & Area

    California State University, Stanislaus serves the San Joaquin Valley and is a critical educational resource for a six-county region of approximately 1.5 million people. The University is fully committed to creating a culture of diversity and inclusion – one in which every person in the University community feels safe to express their views without fear of reprisal. Widely recognized for its quality academic programs, the University has 10 nationally accredited programs and 662 faculty members. 94 percent of full-time faculty holds doctorates or terminal degrees in their fields. The University offers 43 undergraduate majors, 16 master's programs, 7 post-graduate credentials, a doctorate in education and serves more than 10,000 students. New instructional facilities have been built for the unique pedagogy of professional programs, laboratory sciences and performing arts.

    Stanislaus State continues to receive national recognition with its ranking as one of the best 384 colleges in the nation by The Princeton Review. The University was one of 12 public universities in the nation to be recognized by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities for demonstrating exceptional performance in retention and graduation rates. In addition, U.S. News and World Report ranks Stanislaus State in its top 10 among public universities in the West, while Washington Monthly honored Stanislaus State as the West's No. 1 university for the money. Stanislaus State also is recognized as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) by the U.S. Department of Education.

    Clery Act Disclosure

    Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the annual security report (ASR), is now available for viewing at https: // www. 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 Stanislaus State for the previous three years. A paper copy of the ASR is available upon request by contacting the office of the Clery Director located at One University Circle, Turlock, CA 95382.

    Equal Employment Opportunity

    The university is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, covered veteran status, or any other protected status. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply. 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 7/21/17, as a condition of employment.

    Applicants requiring necessary accommodations to the application process may contact the Human Resources Department at (209) 667-3351. California Relay Service is available at (800) 735-2922 voice and (800) 735-2929 TDD. As a federal contractor, we are committed to attracting a diverse applicant pool. Please consider completing the Voluntary Self-Identification of Disability form (your response will not be shared with the search committee) at: Voluntary Self-Identification of Disability PDF Form.

    CSU Stanislaus hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States. In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.

    The CSU is a state entity whose business operations reside within the State of California. The CSU prohibits hiring employees to perform CSU-related work outside California.

     The individuals who appear to be the best qualified for this position will be contacted by telephone or email for an interview.


    Advertised: April 28, 2023 (2:45 PM) Pacific Daylight Time Applications close: Open Until Filled

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