Director of Diversity, Inclusion and Equity Programs

California State University, Fullerton in California

Date Posted August 15, 2014
Type Executive
Salary Not specified
Employment Type Full-time

California State University, Fullerton
Director of Diversity, Inclusion and Equity Programs
Division of Human Resources, Diversity and Inclusion

California State University, Fullerton seeks a courageous, enthusiastic and creative leader to serve as the Director of Diversity, Inclusion and Equity Programs. 

The incumbent should possess the ability to develop and administer impactful staff and faculty diversity and inclusion programs.  The incumbent will be expected to collaboratively promote innovative strategies that lead to an enhanced and sustainable cultural competency as reflected within the University community and the institution’s processes and policies.

Working within the new division of Human Resources, Diversity and Inclusion, the incumbent will partner with the Director of Employment Services and the Associate Director of Executive Talent Management to ensure that the University recruits and retains a highly qualified and diverse faculty and staff.  Reporting to the Associate Vice President of Human Resources, Diversity and Inclusion, the incumbent serves as the University’s chief diversity officer responsible for challenging the status quo and effectuating large scale cultural change in alignment with the University’s strategic goals, mission initiatives and best practices in diversity. 

The incumbent will prepare all necessary reports and data in support of the business case for employee diversity and inclusion practices.  Specifically, the incumbent will be responsible for overseeing the compilation of the annual affirmative action report, mandated by the federal government.  

Essential Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree from an accredited university (J.D., or an M.A. in Human Resource Management, Political Science, Sociology, or other related field).
  • Experience in equal employment opportunity (EEO) compliance, working with faculty and staff recruitment processes, or working within the division of academic affairs in an accredited college or university.  
  • Possess knowledge of relevant federal laws and regulations pertaining to equal employment opportunity.  
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Leadership skills and experience.   
  • Ability to set strategic direction and design and implement effective institutional diversity policies and programs.
  • Skills in collaboration, managing change, and building consensus.
  • Ability to gather and analyze data and make sound assessments.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ed.D. in Higher Education Administration or Ph.D. in Political Science, Sociology, Human Resource Management or other related field from an accredited university.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in driving a successful strategic diversity employment agenda in a large university.
  • Demonstrated training and coaching skills.
  • CSU and PeopleSoft background a plus.
  • SPHR, PHR or other appropriate certifications.

Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Application Process: Visit our website at

Application Deadline:  The position will remain open until filled; but, only those applications received by Monday, September 15, 2014 will be assured full consideration.

CSU Fullerton is a comprehensive, regional university serving a diverse student population of over 38,000, including international students representing 81 nations. Located on a 241-acre campus in Orange County, it is a technologically robust and culturally vibrant area. Many of our employees enjoy the close proximity to the beaches and mountains for surfing, hiking and mountain biking. The University offers 55 undergraduate and 54 graduate degree programs, including a doctorate in education and a doctorate in nursing practice, in a rich diverse environment. The University is proud to be designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution.

California State University, Fullerton celebrates all forms of diversity and is deeply committed to fostering an inclusive environment within which students, staff, administrators and faculty thrive. Individuals interested in advancing the University’s strategic diversity goals are strongly encouraged to apply. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose.


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