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Director of DEI

  2023-11-27     University of California Santa Cruz     Santa Cruz  

Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI)

Location: Santa Cruz

Job ID: 61300



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UC Santa Cruz is a public university like no other in California, combining the experience of a small, liberal arts college with the depth and rigor of a major research university. It's known as an unconventional place where innovation and experimentation is part of the campus's DNA. That playful, bold spirit still thrives today, all on a campus renowned as among the most beautiful in the world.


Originally founded in 1997, Baskin Engineering (BE) is the first professional school at UC Santa Cruz. Over the past 25 years, Baskin Engineering has become a unique 21st century school of engineering and technology, characterized by evolutionary growth fueled by on-going research opportunities that open new areas of intellectual inquiry. Baskin Engineering has grown to include six academic departments, a variety of research centers and institutes, and has ambitious plans for further programmatic growth. The focus of Baskin Engineering educational programming is to instill strong basic knowledge for sound practice in science and ethical engineering for the well-being of society, and its diverse curricula facilitate creative thinking and prepare students for productive and rewarding careers. Baskin Engineering is focused on building collaborative connections and expanding instruction and research activities for faculty and students at UC Santa Cruz, both at its Santa Cruz campus and at its campus in Silicon Valley, the international center of technological innovation.

We champion new ideas and uphold the


Reporting to the Associate Dean of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI), the Director of DEI helps to build a community of practice around DEI in Baskin Engineering (BE) that involves faculty, staff and students. The director identifies and integrates existing initiatives, identifies new opportunities, develops strong collaborations and partnerships with other programs on campus, supervises program staff and oversees administrative budgets and other operational functions. The director plays a central role in supporting or leading grant proposal development to fund new and existing programs, and develops and implements strategies to increase student recruitment and retention of historically marginalized student populations.


Budgeted Salary: $99,650 - $117,000/year. Salary commensurate with skills, qualifications and experience.

Under California law, the University of California, Santa Cruz is required to post a reasonable estimate of the compensation for this role. The salary shown above is the budgeted amount the University reasonably expects to pay and the salary extended should not exceed this posted amount.

Benefits Level Eligibility: Full benefits

Schedule Information:

• Full-time, Fixed

• Percentage of Time: 100%, 40 Hours per Week

• Days of the Week: Mon-Fri

• Shift Includes: Day

Employee Classification: Career appointment

Job End Date: None

Work Location: UC Santa Cruz Main Campus

Union Representation: Non-Represented

Job Code Classification: 004258 (DIV EQUITY INCL PROFL 4)

Travel: Never or Rarely


50% - Program Administration

• Oversee administrative functions of the DEI team including developing and managing program budgets and supervising and mentoring staff and student workers.

• Work with dean's office senior staff on operational functions such as staff human resources, space planning and financial management.

• Work with the Associate Dean for DEI to develop and implement a cross-cutting and integrated Community of Practice for Diversity Equity and Inclusion. Working with key senior leadership and senior staff, develop workshops and lead or initiate trainings for staff, faculty and students. Develop, distribute and analyze climate surveys for faculty, staff and students.

• Oversee the administration of existing DEI undergraduate student programs and develop and implement strategies to improve program effectiveness. Program examples include the Baskin Engineering Alliance for Professional Readiness Opportunities (BEAPRO), the MentorCollective, BEES, grassroots DEI initiatives, identity focused student organization support, and Diverse Voices. In collaboration with other key BE staff, work with Community Colleges to create pathways for undergraduate transfer students. Dotted line/shared supervision over Education Opportunity Program (EOP) counselors.

• Oversee and develop new programs for graduate students including support for antiracist fellowships, professional development and holding workshops and trainings on DEI. Working with the Associate Dean for Graduate Experience, develop a Graduate Student Council for DEI.

• In collaboration with department Chairs, department operations and academic personnel, develop best practices around DEI for faculty recruitments.

• In collaboration with the Chief of Staff and the Director of Staff Personnel, develop best practices around DEI for staff recruitments.

• Work with Baskin Engineering research centers and institutes to support DEI programming.

30% - Program Development

• Seek out opportunities, and develop proposals for grants to fund both programmatic work as well as research.

• Lead the development and implementation of DEI programs including

• Community-building events and workshops with students and invited guests

• Retreats for DEI discussions and planning with faculty and staff

• Assist in developing research, participate in professional conferences and provide public relations support.

• Working in collaboration with senior leadership, develop project and programmatic proposals to be included in annual campus or ad hoc campus resource calls.

• Working in collaboration with the Baskin Engineering Community and Engagement and Development teams, develop content for websites and marketing and communication materials as well as engage with alumni.

• Working with key divisional staff and campus partners, develop data requests and conduct analyses to assess the effectiveness of DEI programs on divisional and campus goals.

• Analyses will also be used in internal and external reviews of departments and national ranking surveys.

20% - Collaboration and Partnerships

• Build strong collaborations and partnerships with other academic division programs and key central units on campus, such as the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Chancellor's Office.

• In coordination with the Associate Dean of DEI look for opportunities to build external relationships with other UC campuses and community colleges, with a focus on creating pathways for underserved student populations.

• Facilitate the efforts of various departments, managers and outside constituencies to ensure interdisciplinary collaboration.

• Oversee relations of the office with the educational and business communities for developmental and promotional purposes.

• Help coordinate regular training and development workshops in conjunction with the other units and campus resources.

• Develop and conduct in house curricula in coordination with peers in other academic units.


• Bachelor's degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training.

• Demonstrated advanced knowledge of diversity, equity and inclusion and accessibility programs and applies it to the completion of diverse diversity, equity and inclusion assignments.

• Academic background and experience in selected area of diversity, equity and inclusion

• Advanced oral communication skills.

• Advanced written communication skills.

• Advanced ability to think creatively and independently on concepts requiring advanced analytical skills.

• Advanced interpersonal skills and ability to work with diverse groups to achieve results.

• Advanced ability to work collaboratively with internal and external peers and managers.

• Experience with supervising staff.

• Project management experience.

• Effective and proven collaboration skills.

• Experience in drafting grant proposals.


• Advanced degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training.


• Selected candidate will be required to pass a pre-employment criminal history background check.

• Ability to work long periods of time at a computer with or without accommodation.

• Ability to perform essential physical job functions.

• The selected candidate will be required to work primarily on campus, with periods of remote work possible based on operational needs. If a hybrid work schedule is confirmed, the selected candidate must be able to work successfully from a home/remote office and be able to fulfill the requirements of the UCSC telecommuting agreement.

• The selected candidate will be required to work all scheduled hours on-site.

• This position requires the ability to report to campus to work in-person as operationally required, with reasonable notice as determined by your manager; travel expenses not covered.

• Ability to work occasional evenings and weekends as directed.

• Selected candidate will be required to complete training within established time frames as directed including UC compliance training.

• Ability to maintain appearance and conduct suitable for working in a professional setting.

• The University of California has implemented a covering all employees. Employees, including new hires, are required to comply with any applicable policies relating to the University of California vaccine program.

• Per the Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA), this position has been identified as a Mandated Reporter. The selected candidate will be required to report known or suspected child abuse or neglect as defined by CANRA and will be required to sign a Statement Acknowledging Requirement to Report Child Abuse prior to commencing employment. CANRA Penal Codes, and related definitions, requirements, and responsibilities may be obtained


All UCSC employees must understand and follow job safety procedures, attend required health and safety training, proactively promote safety at work, and promptly report actual and potential accidents and injuries.


The University of California is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. UC Santa Cruz is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees.


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To ensure review of application materials by the hiring unit, they must be submitted on or before the initial review date (IRD) via the Staff Employment Opportunities web site; A computer is available at the UC Santa Cruz Staff Human Resources Office located at Scotts Valley Center. The Scotts Valley Center is located at 100 Enterprise Way, Suite E100, Scotts Valley, CA 95066. To learn more or to request disability accommodations, call 831-459-2009. Hearing impaired are encouraged to use the California Relay Service at 800-735-2922. UC Santa Cruz is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. UC Santa Cruz is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees.

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