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California State University - Chico
California, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Sep 22, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Community Relations & Institutional Outreach, Affirmative Action & Equal Opportunity, Student Affairs, Minority & Multicultural Affairs, Other Student Affairs
Employment Type
Full Time
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Recruitment Details

Recruitment Number VA1459 Posting Period
Open Until Filled (Review of Applications will begin 09/03/21. Applications received after that date may be considered.) On Campus Only Promotional Opportunity No Working Title ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, OFFICE OF DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION (Administrator I) Class Title ADMINISTRATOR I Level/Range/Grade 1 Salary Range (From $ to $) Salary commensurate with background and experience of the individual selected. (Anticipated hiring salary not to exceed: $65,000 per year). Department Office of the President Number of Positions 1 FLSA Code Exempt Status At Will Full-time/part-time (if part-time, indicate time base) Full-time Pay Plan 12/12 CBU/MOU M80 - Management Personnel Plan Quick Link
Hours Per Day 8 hours during the school year / 10 hours during the summer Days Per Week 5 days during the school year / 4 days during the summer Shift Day
Primary Duties
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 Team.

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.

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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 . Questions can be sent to: (staff and management positions) or (faculty positions). 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 a program
  • 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 interests.
  • 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 the University.
  • 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 external constituents.
  • 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 students.
  • Demonstrated cross-cultural competencies, including strong emotional intelligence and the ability to engage and build relationships with university constituencies and historically marginalized communities

Required Education and/or Experience
  • At least a bachelor’s degree or equivalent in a related field.
  • Experience with federal and state compliance issues.
  • Experience investigating and resolving complaints.
  • Experience with directing, supervising, motivating and inspiring others.
  • Experience developing, managing and evaluating projects.
  • Two years of full-time, demonstrated experience/background in diversity related field.
Additional Requirements for this Position
N/A Recruitment Preferences
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 environment
  • Experience in grant writing development and obtaining grant funding
  • Bilingual/Multilingual skills

Special 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 mandates.
  • 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.

Typical office environment operating standard office equipment. Also refer to the Physical Requirements & Work Environment form regarding this position. Benefits
This position qualifies for benefits including tuition fee waiver (if eligible). Benefit Information
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.
Open Date (posting open date) 08/19/2021 Close Date (posting close date) Open Until Filled Yes Supplemental Questions

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Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Résumé
  2. Cover Letter
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