Bias Response Director (Administrator II)
The mission of the Division of Inclusive Excellence is to ensure that the University’s commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion is embedded throughout all aspects of the University and its operation. Inclusive Excellence is charged with providing vision, leadership, and support to the University as it works to achieve its goal of being a welcoming and caring campus where all members of the Hornet Family belong. Embedded within this goal is ensuring the success of all our students as well as the faculty, staff, administrators, and other Sacramento State stakeholders.
Under the supervision of the VP for Inclusive Excellence and University Diversity Officer, the Bias Response Director serves as a resource and facilitator for students, staff, faculty, and members of the campus community to respond to incidents of bias; support the respect and appreciation of personal identities; respond to and assist in resolving bias-related conflict; and promote a positive and inclusive campus climate and environment. The Director serves as a campus resource for responding to reports of bias; providing support and resources for individuals reporting bias incidents; recommending avenues of effective recourse for individuals or groups found responsible for engaging in bias-related incidents; and recommending educational interventions to help the larger University community deepen awareness and fluency on the diversity of human experience and inclusiveness.
The incumbent serves as an information and communication resource, recipient of feedback, advisor, informal mediator, and change agent responsible for responding to bias-related incidents. In consultation with the Office of Equal Opportunity, the incumbent is responsible for assisting in the expeditious response to incidents; providing referrals to appropriate services and supports; when appropriate, informal resolution of problems and/or conflict; and recommending educational interventions and changes to policies and procedure to minimize the number and impact of bias-related incidents on campus. The incumbent will collaborate with others within the division and throughout the campus to ensure the development, delivery, and promotion of educational programs, information, and resources designed to reduce or eliminate bias related incidents and to promote an inclusive campus climate issues.