Director, Office of Diversity & Student Equity (Administrator III) (10401)

  • San Francisco
  • San Francisco, California
  • Mar 17, 2020
Full Time Administration and Management

Job Description


Working Title
Director, Office of Diversity & Student Equity

Administrator Level
This position is an Administrator III in the California State University Management Personnel Plan (MPP), reporting to the Assistant Vice President of Equity & Community Inclusion.

Positions Available
1 Position Available

SF State University
San Francisco State 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. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting the Senior Human Resources Manager.

Applicants may visit for more information on SF State's policy prohibiting discrimination, and how to file an online report using the procedures under Executive Order 1096 Revised. Inquiries can be directed to the campus Title IX Coordinator and Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation Administrator by calling (415) 338-2032 or emailing

San Francisco State is a 100% Smoke/Vapor-Free Campus. Smoking or Vaping of any tobacco/plant-based substance is not permitted on any University properties.

The person holding this position may be 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 as a condition of employment.

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

Equity & Community Inclusion

Department Description
The mission of the Office of Diversity & Student Equity is to ensure all students graduate by providing tailored, personalized support and removing barriers to graduation.

The goals to achieve this vision are to:
- Provide resources and services that directly support the graduation and retention of SF State Students;
- Ensure all students have a space on campus they can gather support, guidance, and affirmations of the intersectionality of their identities;
- Foster the creation of additional resource centers for students including Latinx Student Services, PRIDE (LGBTIQ+), and other intercultural spaces
- Connect students to faculty, staff, and resources across campus while providing support where gaps exist.

Student Services Building, Room 206.

Time Base*
Full-Time (1.0)

Work Schedule*
Monday to Friday; 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Anticipated Hiring Range*
$7,417 to $7,700 per month ($89,000 to $92,400 annually)

Salary is commensurate with experience.

Position Summary*
Reporting administratively to the Assistant Vice President for Equity & Community Inclusion (AVPECI), the Director of the Office of Diversity & Student Equity (DASE) serves as an integral member of the SAEM Leadership Council and a core team member in the Division of Equity & Community Inclusion. The incumbent will coordinate and link together efforts to plan, implement, evaluate and continually improve programs, policies, procedures and practices, based on scholarly evidence and best practices. Through these coordinated efforts, the incumbent will foster genuine mutual respect and understanding, support freedom of expression, advance human and civil rights across all identities/backgrounds, and promote a campus climate of inclusive excellence for all students. Specifically, the position will coordinate, plan, deliver, evaluate and continually improve student activities, events, functions and services which (1) prompt critical reflection, innovation, curiosity and courageous conversations; (2) create the conditions for more forthright, constructive relationships and interactions among members of the SF State community; (3) advance intercultural learning; (4) lead campus-wide, collaborative efforts intended to reduce unconscious bias, micro aggressions, stereotype threat, and exclusion to the greatest extent possible; and (5) ameliorate institutional barriers to equitable opportunity. In all efforts, the Director will be informed by a philosophy that inclusive excellence requires both the institution to critically examine itself and adapt/change, as well as individuals to shift attitudes and behaviors.

Position Information
Leadership & Supervision
- Provide guidance, consultation and assistance in the development, review and revision of departmental/unit policies and procedures so as to minimize barriers to educational equity and to enhance access, success, retention and graduation for all students, in particular those from communities who have historically been underserved or underrepresented at SF State.
- Ensure that assessment of program impact and learning outcomes occur on a regular basis, so as to maximize efficiency and effectiveness of the unit¿s efforts.
- Provide advising, coaching, and mentoring to student clubs, groups and organizations who strive to advance the SF State strategic values of equity and community in support of the mission of the Office of Diversity & Student Equity, and possibly serve as advisor-of-record to one or more registered identity-based student organizations.
- Incrementally augment this new unit over time, in a manner that builds on a unique legacy of activism and commitment to social justice that distinguishes SF State as a campus, utilizes a philosophical model grounded in theories of social justice and inclusive excellence, and implements programs and services from the ground up that will respond to the emerging 21st century challenges of leading and working in an increasingly diverse and global world.
- Provide leadership, supervision, direction and accountability for staff and programs in the unit, including the Dream Resource Center, Interfaith & Intercultural Programs, and upcoming services and programs for the Queer and Trans community at SF State.
- Develop a unit strategic plan and associated plan of action to define both short-term goals and longer-term vision and outcomes, as well as milestones and measures for advancement and success of the plan¿s priorities.
- Collaborate with University Communications to publicize, promote and share the unit¿s efforts with various campus constituents, as well as provide education and raise awareness on issues of equity and inclusion.
- Serve as a member of University committees; chair campus committees and work groups as appropriate.

Program Coordination
- Oversee, guide and assist with unit efforts to provide educational programming, outreach and training through best practices in social justice pedagogy, inclusive excellence models, and multi-cultural student development theory.
- Promote and protect opportunities for dialogue and debate that explore the political, cultural, historical and social impact of sexual orientation, gender identity, immigration status, religion and religious identity with a special emphasis on the elimination of anti-Semitism, Islamophobia, and other forms of religious intolerance both in US society and within the SF State community.
- Coordinate, develop and deliver pedagogically appropriate educational materials for a wide range of target student audiences that increase student engagement around issues of diversity and difference, as well as help to increase knowledge, shift attitudes, and promote behaviors that support a more equitable, inclusive and socially just campus community (Student Ambassadors Program, Campus Conversations, etc).
- Incorporating best practices in social justice pedagogy and multi-cultural student development theory, coordinate and assist with unit efforts to provide educational programming, outreach and training that advance diversity, equity, and social justice for all students at SF State, as well as challenges students to critically explore the intersectionality of identities, along with the historical, political and social dynamics of power, privilege and oppression;

Campus Climate
- Advance diversity, equity, and social justice for all students at SF State ¿ whereby diversity is inclusive of a broad range of identities and their intersections, i.e., gender, race/ethnicity, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability, veteran status, political affiliation, etc.
- In light of the unique political, cultural and religious climate of San Francisco and the broader Bay Area, devote special attention to supporting the success of communities whose identity is not defined by a single ethnic or racial identity, specifically communities who are united by a common experience or identity that is intersectional in nature (i.e., the queer community, the trans community, different religious and spiritual communities, the undocumented/DACAmented community).
- Assist the AVPECI in ongoing efforts to promote diversity and equity in sustained collaboration and consultation with student organizations, athletic teams, residence hall communities, student shared governance bodies, and other student affinity/cohort groups, as well as in partnership with various administrative units and academic departments, including but not limited to AAPI Student Services, Associated Students, the Black Unity Center Dream Resource Center, Disability Programs & Resource Center, Residential Life, Student Activities & Events, Veteran Student Services and the College of Ethnic Studies.
- Assist with implementation of the campus Graduation Initiative 2025 plan, in particular efforts to close the educational equity gap for students of color and for low-income students; provide technical assistance for University efforts to improve access and college readiness of qualified, historically underrepresented students to the University and to closing educational equity gaps.
- Collaborate with key stake holders including, but not limited to, the academic colleges (in particular the College of Ethnic Studies) and academic research centers, Academic Institutional Research, Alumni & Parent Programs, Associated Students, Athletic Department, Counseling & Psychological Services, Dean of Students¿ Office, Disability Programs & Resource Center, Educational Opportunity Program, Equity Programs & Compliance Office, Health Promotion & Wellness, International Programs, Residential Life, and Veteran Student Services to implement and coordinate training, outreach and capacity-building efforts with students related to diversity, equity and inclusion.
- As appropriate, facilitate conflict resolution/conflict de-escalation and crisis management/crisis intervention processes with students and student groups in situations where campus climate problems escalate, as well as assist in the identification and development of longer-term strategies to address catalyzing factors for the conflict or crisis.
- Communicate and consult on an ongoing basis with Equity Programs & Compliance colleagues to identify systemic problems related to equity, inclusion and campus climate that are surfaced by students through the CSU Executive Order 1095/1096/1097 complaint process; coordinate efforts to develop responsive interventions, outreach programs, and educational workshops to more proactively redress and ameliorate identified challenges.
- Conduct other duties as assigned, commensurate with the roles and responsibilities of the Director position, and be educationally/pedagogically responsive to events and shifting political/social contexts as they evolve both on campus and/or in the local/Bay Area community.

HR Operations/Budget
- Ensure responsible fiscal and facilities management, as well as compliance with relevant state and federal laws, California State University regulations, and University policies.
- Recruit, select, train, mentor, develop, supervise, evaluate, and hold accountable all employees and volunteers in the Office of Diversity & Student Equity.
- Promotes and ensures the application of human resources professional responsibilities and ethical standards.
- Fosters and promotes the Principles of Conduct for a Multi-Cultural University and User Friendly Principles.
- Fulfill other administrative duties as assigned.

Other Duties as Assigned

Minimum Qualifications*
- Master's degree in a related discipline (Women¿s Studies, Ethnic Studies, LGBTQ Studies, Disability Studies, Counseling, Higher Education, etc.);
- Five years of progressively responsible programmatic and/or administrative experience in designing, delivering, evaluating and improving activities, programs and services related to institutional access, diversity, inclusion, multiculturalism, and/or social justice in a higher education setting;
- Fluency with the prevailing and emerging scholarship and best practices in the areas of student diversity, educational equity, inclusive excellence and/or social justice;
- Demonstrated experience effectively working and establishing rapport with diverse identities inclusive of gender, race/ethnicity, class, religion, sexual orientation, disability, etc., and their intersections;
- Proven experience working collaboratively with students and colleagues at all levels in a large, complex institution, as well as with various external communities, in facilitating positive and collaborative processes and interactions;
- Record of commitment and contributions to addressing educational equity and building inclusive spaces and processes with special attention to intersectional identity frameworks for student success;
- Three or more years of progressive leadership and management experience in student affairs, student services, student support, or related area;
- Experience in producing reports related to student success benchmarks, milestones, professional development, and community partnerships in consultation with SAEM leadership and other University stakeholders;
- Proven experience with supervising a broad range of employees including staff, faculty, and students with varying degrees of responsibility and leadership; and
- Experience effectively managing organizational change.

Preferred Qualifications
- An earned doctorate in a field relevant to the primary job duties;
- Experience establishing new units/functions with clear and well-defined mission and goals, as well as clear metrics for success;
- Working knowledge and current expertise with Title IX legal requirements and programmatic responsibilities and/or Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, and or ADA/Section 504; and
- Demonstrated experience with crisis management and crisis communication.

Pre-Employment Requirements
This position requires the successful completion of a background check.

Threaded through our Total Compensation package is a commitment to Bridging Life's Transitions. SF State is committed to providing our employees with a comprehensive program that rewards efforts that are appreciated by your colleagues, students and the customers we serve.

We offer a competitive compensation package that includes Medical, Dental, Vision, Pension, 401k, Healthcare Savings Account, Life Insurance, Disability Insurance, Vacation and Sick Leave as well as State Holidays and a dynamic Fee Waiver program, all geared towards the University's commitment to attract, motivate and retain our employees.

How To Apply
Submit a letter of interest that includes a written statement describing your work experience and philosophy as it relates to this position together with a detailed resume or curriculum vitae,
with Job# 10401, to:

Assistant Vice President for Division of Equity & Community Inclusion, Frederick Smith
San Francisco State University, Student Affairs & Enrollment Management
Attn: HR, S&RM, Staff Employment Services,
1600 Holloway Avenue, Administration Building 252,
San Francisco, CA 94132-4252

The Human Resources, Safety & Risk Management office is open Mondays through Fridays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and can be reached at (415) 338-1872 or (415) 338-1873.

SF State is an Equal Opportunity/Americans with Disabilities Act employer and has a strong commitment to the principles of diversity.

Application Deadline
This position is open until filled.

Review of applications to begin 11/06/2019.

Please note that this position, position requirements, application deadline and/or any other component of this position is subject to change or cancellation at any time.
Closing Date/Time: Open until filled

Job Address

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