Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Belonging Specialist, School of Public Health (4509U) 20661
At the University of California, Berkeley, we are committed to creating a community that fosters equity of experience and opportunity, and ensures that students, faculty, and staff of all backgrounds feel safe, welcome and included. Our culture of openness, freedom and belonging make it a special place for students, faculty and staff.
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We are looking for equity-minded applicants who represent the full diversity of California and who demonstrate a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds present in our community. When you join the team at Berkeley, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative and equity-focused community that approaches higher education as a matter of social justice that requires broad collaboration among faculty, staff, students and community partners. In deciding whether to apply for a position at Berkeley, you are strongly encouraged to consider whether your values align with our Guiding Values and Principles, our Principles of Community, and our Strategic Plan.
Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: 7/22/2021
The mission of the DREAM Office at the UC Berkeley School of Public Health is to increase diversity in the public health workforce by encouraging students from historically underrepresented or disadvantaged backgrounds to pursue graduate degrees in the health professions. Through various functions such as outreach, advising, mentoring, recruitment (and more!) - the DREAM office works to reduce barriers to entry into graduate school at the UC Berkeley School of Public Health and to support those who attend our school to succeed during their time here; so they can enter the workforce to help high priority populations achieve better health.
The primary role of the Diversity Equity Inclusion and Belonging Specialist (D.E.I.B.) is to coordinate in-person and virtual outreach/recruitment activities and events with the purpose of enhancing D.E.I.B. goals of the School of Public Health. These goals typically include increasing the number of underrepresented and otherwise marginalized SPH applicants and enrollees, as well as enhancing the experience of said students who are students in the school.
The D.E.I.B. Specialist will also supervise and coordinate with the student-led Graduate Recruitment and Diversity Services (GRADS) Program, led by student coordinators and ambassadors to achieve greater diversity within the School of Public Health. Additionally, all outreach and recruitment activities will be coordinated with the Office of Student Services and Admissions and the Associate Director of Admissions and Recruitment under the supervision of the Director of DREAM.
DEIB Outreach and Recruitment
A. Plans outreach visits to schools, delivers presentations, attends graduate fairs, represents BPH and is a point of contact for prospective students who interact with the DREAM office. a. Conduct outreach activities throughout the Bay Area and California. Area of focus will be on community colleges, CSU's, UC's, and private colleges such as Stanford, USC, Santa Clara University, and Claremont Colleges. Coordinate with GRADS and GRADS Ambassadors to include current students as appropriate. B. Plans, manages, and implements events to enhance URM recruitment and yield, including Fall Conference, Diversity Day, and participates with campus conferences organized by student pre-heath/minority focused organizations. C. Provides in-depth information on admissions requirements, prerequisites, and information about the various public health programs at BPH, and career opportunities. 1. Proactively reach out to career centers, pipeline programs (such as Project HOPE; HCOP, MEDPEP), pre-med/health student organizations 2. Identifies potential students and provides information about graduate education generally and UC Berkeley Public Health specifically. D. Research and reach out to the relevant student pre-med/health conferences for participation in workshops, keynotes and other high visibility speaking opportunities.
Retention Activities and Assistance A. Provide support to a variety of program activities designed for URM communities, including Summer Preparatory Seminar, workshops, and events within the BSPH throughout the year. Example activities may include guest lectures for current students, faculty, and staff.
DEIB Database and Marketing Management
1. Maintain marketing DEIB materials, ordering of materials as needed and ensuring well stocked supply of outreach materials at all times. 2. Supervise DREAM design/communications staff in developing content and materials for upcoming outreach events and SPH events, including flyers, booklets, infographics, etc. via multiple mediums. 3. Develop and maintain a database of prospective URM students, health advisors and program coordinators to send out email correspondence periodically regarding events, programs, and relevant PH opportunities. 4. Develop listing of all public health and research related internships, such as HCC, Health Leads, CDC Public Health Associate program etc. to disseminate with prospective students in a timely manner.
URM Advising A. Provide one-on-one advising to prospective students regarding the application process and other relevant graduate school information. B. Be available for in-person drop-in advising for both prospective and current students.
Participates in workshops, training, and other professional development opportunities with a preference toward those relating to supporting DEIB initiatives and URM students.
Thorough knowledge and experience working with a diverse student population.
Ability to interpret policies and procedures to prospective students and the public.
Thorough and comprehensive knowledge of academic programs, including curricula, admissions requirements, and financial aid programs, at colleges/universities and/or specific colleges and schools.
Ability to establish and maintain cooperative relationships with schools, universities, community organizations, and other institutions.
Ability to work effectively and efficiently with minimal supervision
Ability to demonstrate emotional intelligence including; listening skills, warmth, empathy and humility
Ability to develop recruitment programs, and design effective materials.
Bachelors degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training
Thorough and comprehensive knowledge of academic programs, including curricula, admissions requirements, and financial aid programs, at UC Berkeley,
Masters degree in public health (or related field)
Salary & Benefits
Hiring Range: $66,000 - $72,000 annually. For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:
Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.
This position may require traveling 30% of the time in the Bay Area as well as occasional travel to Southern California.
Conviction History Background
This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.
Equal Employment Opportunity
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, or protected veteran status. For more information about your rights as an applicant see:
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