Director of University Housing Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (510955)

  • California Polytechnic State University
  • San Luis Obispo, California
  • Jun 04, 2022
Full Time Administration and Management Housing Legal Services

Job Description


Job Summary

The person in this position is a member of the University Housing senior leadership team. In conjunction with the Associate Vice President/Executive Director, Senior Director, Directors and leaders, staff, and students, this position assists in carrying out the mission and guiding principles of University Housing. This staff member is responsible for supporting and contributing to an atmosphere that facilitates maturity, responsibility, and respect.

This position works independently, assumes initiative, and contributes broadly on a variety of projects related to inclusion initiatives and strategic goals. The Director of Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) for University Housing develops, initiates, and oversees comprehensive and strategic training and policies for University Housing staff to increase diversity and inclusion competency for both students and staff. This position reports to the Senior Director of University Housing.

Department Summary

Within the division of Student Affairs, the University Housing department consists of Facilities Operations, Housing Administration, Custodial Operations, Diversity and Inclusion, and Residential Student Experience sharing the overall responsibility for serving the on-campus housing program for over 8,200 residents. This includes 4,800 students living in residence halls, 3,400 students in the Cerro Vista and Poly Canyon Village Apartments; 35 students in the Cal Poly Lofts downtown; and a summer conference program, housing approximately 16,000 guests annually. The University Housing department consists of approximately 200 full-time staff, up to 50 part-time staff and 430 student employees with an overall annual departmental operating budget of over $71 million.

Key Qualifications
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills with the ability to set own priorities to coordinate multiple assignment with fluctuating and time-sensitive deadlines.
  • Ability to carry out very complex assignments without detailed instructions.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships and communications within a diverse population, strong listening and interpretive skills, and the ability to deal positively with unexpected developments and diverse perspectives in and outside the University.
  • Ability to maintain high quality/standards of work, ethics, commitment, and professional responsibility.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop initiatives to foster a more diverse and inclusive campus.

Education and Experience

Bachelor's degree and five (5) years of progressively responsible professional experience in the area of justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion.

Salary and Benefits

Salary commensurate with the background and experience of the individual selected.

Cal Poly offers a best-in-class benefits program, including health, dental and vision insurance, retirement participation in the Public Employees' Retirement System, and educational benefits for eligible employees. See our benefits website for additional information.

Cal Poly

Cal Poly is a nationally-ranked public university located in San Luis Obispo, California, and known for its Learn by Doing philosophy. Each year more than 20,000 top-tier students come to San Luis Obispo to put knowledge into action, taking their learning outside the classroom as they prepare for careers in engineering, agriculture, science, business, humanities and the built environment. Cal Poly's hands-on philosophy, small class sizes and close student-faculty mentorships result in graduates ready from day one to impact their communities, California and the world. For more information, visit

Diversity Statement

At Cal Poly, we believe that cultivating an environment that embraces and promotes diversity is fundamental to the success of our students, our employees and our community. Bringing people together from different backgrounds, experiences and value systems fosters the innovative and creative thinking that exemplifies Cal Poly's values of free inquiry, cultural and intellectual diversity, mutual respect, civic engagement, and social and environmental responsibility.

Cal Poly's commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring and retention. Cal Poly is an equal opportunity employer.

Supplemental Information

CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so. Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy can be found at and questions may be sent to

Following a conditional offer of employment, a background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate may start work with Cal Poly. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may result in the withdrawal of the offer of employment. Current employees who are offered positions on campus will be required to undergo a background check for any position where a background check is required by law or that Cal Poly has designated as sensitive.

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 as a condition of employment.

This position may be "Designated" under California State University's Conflict of Interest Code. This would require the filing of a Statement of Economic Interest on an annual basis and the completion of training within 6 months of assuming office and every 2 years thereafter.

Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo is not a sponsoring agency for staff positions (i.e. H-1B visas).

Closing Date/Time: Open until filled

Remote-eligible (Remote work is a type of flexible working arrangement that allows an employee to work from remote location)


Job Address

San Luis Obispo, California 93405 United States View Map