Open Until Filled (Review of Applications will begin 09/03/21.
Applications received after that date may be considered.)
On Campus Only Promotional Opportunity
ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, OFFICE OF DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION
Salary Range (From $ to $)
Salary commensurate with background and experience of the
individual selected. (Anticipated hiring salary not to exceed:
$65,000 per year).
Office of the President
Number of Positions
Full-time/part-time (if part-time, indicate time base)
M80 - Management Personnel Plan
Hours Per Day
8 hours during the school year / 10 hours during the
Days Per Week
5 days during the school year / 4 days during the summer
The Associate Director reports to the Chief Diversity Officer. The
position facilitates programs, training, and communication;
collaborates and provides guidance to campus diversity leaders; and
supports the assessment of university diversity and educational
equity efforts, consistent with the University’s strategic priority
of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion. The position also serves as a
member of the University Diversity Council ( UDC ) Executive
The Associate Director supports the University in creating
inclusive learning and working environments through the promotion
of training, development, and cultural competency; and in
retaining, actively engaging, and successfully graduating students
with specific attention to historically marginalized populations
and/or first generation students. Incumbent encourages
opportunities that broaden the educational experience of all
students and cultivates communities of inclusive excellence.
For a full description of job duties, please visit: https://csuchico.box.com/v/VA1459a-Position-Description
The CSU will require faculty, staff, and students who are accessing
campus facilities to be immunized against COVID -19 or have
received a medical or religious exemption. Selected candidates
should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The systemwide
policy can be found at https://calstate.policystat.com/policy/9779821/latest/
. Questions can be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org
(staff and management positions) or email@example.com
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Incumbent must possess:
- Understand and appreciate the diversity of the University.
- Contemporary issues of social justice, inclusion, diversity,
access, and equity, including current approaches and best practices
that inform and address these issues in higher education.
Incumbent must possess:
- The principles of planning, organizing, managing, and directing
- Applicable university infrastructure, policies, and procedures
or similar type knowledge
- Excellent communication, conflict-resolution, negotiation, and
persuasion skills needed to navigate politically-charged situations
to resolve problems, build consensus, and reconcile competing
- Sound judgment, initiative and discretion to a wide range of
problems, including those with sensitivity to issues of policy and
process, and developing practical solutions to them.
- A commitment to continuous improvement and a continued working
knowledge of current issues and trends.
- Exceptional interpersonal, communication and listening skills,
and the ability to work with employees at all levels of the
University and the public.
- Collect, track and analyze data and/or information, prepare
reports or presentations, draw conclusions from the analysis,
effectively present the information and make recommendations.
- Fluency in the use of standard office equipment (computers,
copiers, phones) and computer software such as Microsoft Word,
Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint, and database management.
Incumbent must have the ability to:
- Manage thoughtfully the personal, political, and institutional
dynamics related to equity, diversity, and inclusion issues across
- Research, identify, and implement best practices of equity,
diversity, and inclusion.
- Build strong alliances internally and externally with a broad
range of individuals to bring the university community together
around shared goals
- Communicate effectively, through written as well as
interpersonal and group communication skills, at all levels of the
university, with administration, faculty, staff, students, and
- Apply independent judgment and a high level of discretion when
dealing with confidential and highly sensitive communications with
a diverse audience.
- Lead, mentor, and motivate students from all backgrounds
representing various attitudes and value systems.
- Plan, organize, and direct the work of subordinates and ability
to delegate effectively.
- Take initiative, independently plan, organize and coordinate
multiple priorities, projects and a busy workload, while being
accountable for results amidst frequent interruptions.
- Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with a
diverse population of faculty, staff, administrators, and
- Demonstrated cross-cultural competencies, including strong
emotional intelligence and the ability to engage and build
relationships with university constituencies and historically
Required Education and/or Experience
- At least a bachelor’s degree or equivalent in a related
- Experience with federal and state compliance issues.
- Experience investigating and resolving complaints.
- Experience with directing, supervising, motivating and
- Experience developing, managing and evaluating projects.
- Two years of full-time, demonstrated experience/background in
diversity related field.
Additional Requirements for this Position
Preference may be given to applicants with the following as they
may be considered specialized skills:
- Possession of a master’s degree
- Experience in a collective bargaining environment
- Experience working within an academic shared governance
- Experience in grant writing development and obtaining grant
- Bilingual/Multilingual skills
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS :
- California State University, Chico, in accordance with CSU
policy, requires that the successful candidate complete a
background check (including a criminal records check, sexual
offender registry check, and/or fingerprinting) prior to assuming
this position. Failure to satisfactorily complete or pass the
background check may impact the job offer or continued employment
of current CSU employees who apply for posted positions identified
as sensitive. This position is considered a sensitive position
based on CSU guidelines. Incumbent is responsible for the safety
and security of Level 1 data, sometimes also referred to as Level 1
protected data. This is confidential information that is in most
cases protected by statutes, regulations, or other legal
- The person holding this position is considered a “Limited
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.
- This position is a Higher Education Employer-Employee Relations
Act ( HEERA ) designated managerial position and comes under the
Management Personnel Plan ( MPP ) of the California State
University. Individuals appointed to management positions serve at
the pleasure of the President or designee. They are excluded from
the collective bargaining process, are not subject to probationary
service, and do not receive tenure or permanent status. This
position is exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor
Standards Act ( FLSA ).
- The duties of this position will include participation in a
decision that may have a material/financial benefit to the
incumbent. Therefore, this is a “designated position” under the
California State University’s Conflict of Interest Code and the
incumbent will be required to file a Form 700: Statement of
Economic Interest and is subject to the regulations of the Fair
Political Practices Commission. (Group/Category: Procurement Card
Holder, 2) Note this designation is applicable only if Procurement
Card is issued.
Incumbent/applicant will need to be able to perform the essential
job functions (duties) of this position with or without reasonable
accommodation. This position alternates between remaining in a
stationary position for extended periods of time and frequently
moving about inside the office, around campus, and community. Must
be able to travel across campus to other offices and buildings on
campus for meetings and events, as well as off campus to meet with
constituents. Also refer to the Physical Requirements & Work
Environment form regarding this position.
WORK ENVIRONMENT :
Typical office environment
operating standard office equipment. Also refer to the Physical
Requirements & Work Environment form regarding this
This position qualifies for benefits including tuition fee waiver
CSU, Chico offers a number of benefits to its employees (e.g., sick
leave, vacation, health insurance). Eligibility for standard CSU
benefits is based on an appointment of half-time or more for a
period exceeding six months. Employees appointed less than
half-time or less than six months are not eligible for standard CSU
benefits but do receive prorated sick leave and vacation.
Eligibility for Affordable Care Act ( ACA ) benefits is based on an
appointment of at least three-quarter time, hired to work a minimum
of 130 hours per month over the course of the appointment or works
an average of 130 hours or more per month during the measurement
period. The ACA guidelines provide for health coverage or FlexCash
only. ACA does not provide dental or vision plan coverage.
About the University and Community
California State University ( CSU ), Chico is a comprehensive and
residential public University, holding Hispanic-Serving Institution
( HSI ) designation and operating as part of the 23-campus CSU
system. The University enrolls over 17,000 students from diverse
cultural, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds, with over half
identifying as first-generation college students. Graduate and
undergraduate programs boast high-quality research experiences,
exceptional faculty mentoring, and civic and global engagement
opportunities. The campus motto, “Today Decides Tomorrow,” is
brought to life by inclusive pedagogy, experiential learning, and
co-curricular programming. The Chico Experience prepares students
to be critical thinkers, engaged citizens, and inspired stewards of
environmental, social, and economic resources. Together, they will
become leaders solving the challenges of the 21st century.
The campus is located in Northern California, 90 minutes from the
state capital, Sacramento, and a three-hour drive from San
Francisco Bay Area. A safe residential community, Chico offers
year-round natural beauty, outdoor leisure activities, and a
thriving arts, music, and events scene. We acknowledge and are
mindful that CSU, Chico stands on lands that were originally
occupied by the first people of this area, the Mechoopda, and we
recognize their distinctive spiritual relationship with this land
and the waters that run through campus.
CSU, Chico is committed to recruiting outstanding candidates who
reflect the diverse, intercultural, and intersectional identities
of our student body. The ideal candidate will embrace our values
predicated on the primacy of student success and the elimination of
achievement gaps, have demonstrated experience working with diverse
populations, and will contribute to policies, programs, and
activities that support an inclusive, accessible, and equitable
learning and working environment.
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.
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- Optional Applicant Documents