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ABOUT UC SANTA CRUZ UC Santa Cruz is a public university like no other in California, combining the intimacy of a small, liberal arts college with the depth and rigor of a major research university.
INITIAL REVIEW DATE (IRD) UC Santa Cruz staff jobs are posted until filled. Application materials submitted by 11:59 pm on the IRD will be routed to the hiring unit for consideration. NOTE: Materials submitted after the IRD will be forwarded only at the request of the hiring unit. Submit your materials before the IRD to ensure consideration by the hiring unit.
Initial Review Date (IRD): 10-25-2021
Dept Marketing Statement The Division of Graduate Studies is a strategic unit at UCSC; working closely with academic divisions and departments, the Division of Graduate Studies leads the campus effort in graduate student outreach, admissions, and matriculation. UC Santa Cruz graduate enrollment is approximately 1975, with over 60 degree tracks in over 40 graduate programs. UC Santa Cruz is deeply committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse graduate student community. The Graduate Division seeks to be a catalyst for the development of scholarship, leadership, and professional skills of graduate students from every background. More information can be found at: https://graddiv.ucsc.edu/
Applies advanced cultural competencies knowledge to actively promote and help create a diverse, inclusive, and vibrant culture for graduate students at UCSC. Develops student outreach and engagement programs. Works independently to plan and implement inclusive educational programs and events. Creates effective and compelling communication and marketing materials to reach a diverse audience of students. Recruits students who have faced barriers in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM) and educational environments and promotes their success.
The Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion embraces a commitment to creating and sustaining a culture that promotes justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion in their broadest meanings. In partnership with school, campus, and university leadership, the Director of DEI catalyzes the institutional change necessary to deepen and strengthen the Graduate Division's strategic priorities, targeting desired climate and student learning outcomes. Success is measured by bringing about discernible, sustainable change.
Under the direction of the Assistant Dean, the Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion provides direct services to underrepresented students and coordinates programs to support their academic success, retention and graduation. The Director conducts project management including data collection, evaluation and reporting. The incumbent may supervise and train student staff and engage in professional development to implement best practices and research-based methodologies.
In addition, the Director collaborates with campus partners including the Colleges, Academic Departments, faculty, student service units and student organizations and serves as a leader on retention/student success initiatives related to creating equity of outcomes for Black, Indigenous People of Color (BIPOC) and disabled graduate students on campus.
APPOINTMENT INFORMATION Salary Information: $80,000 - $90,000 / Annually. Salary commensurate with skills, qualifications and experience.
JOB DUTIES 40% - DEI Program Development and Strategic Planning
Initiate, develop, maintain, and provide oversight for DEI programs and services that support graduate students in their academic pursuits, campus life, and civic and social responsibilities.
Develop unique educational programs or communications strategies to promote cultural diversity and inclusivity throughout the campus community.
Create and implement campus-wide education and programming on DEI topics; Further programs and initiatives that align with institutional diversity, equity, and inclusion values and priorities.
Develop long-range strategic planning, program development, and metrics to assess DEI programs and services consistent with the University's mission.
Communicate, share, and report on the Graduate Division's diversity, equity, and inclusion activities and successes.
Provide strategic guidance and advice to the VPDGS and Assistant Dean on matters of policy interpretation and practice concerning diversity, accessibility, equity, inclusion, freedom of speech and freedom of expression for students, staff, faculty, and visitors.
Advise the VPDGS and Assistant Dean on major areas of DEI that require attention and resources.
Develop, revise, and implement policies and procedures that comply with current government regulations.
Monitor national trends in promoting the success of diverse students and help to educate the campus on the changing needs related to various personal identities.
Possess knowledge of the latest DEI research and trends and challenges to strategically plan for present and future UCSC DEI programming goals.
Research and identify available DEI grant opportunities; complete grant applications; and manage and implement secured grants to ensure compliance with funding requirements.
30% - Outreach, Engagement, and Communication
Implements outreach programs with specifically targeted students from under-represented and under-served communities who have historically faced barriers in STEM fields.
Initiates and arranges student recruitment events to attract students from other institutions to UCSC. In coordination with the Director of Admissions and Outreach, produces social media marketing materials, news announcements, and other program communication materials.
Coordinate with the Disability Resource Center (DRC) to ensure equal and meaningful access to campus programs for all graduate students. In partnership with ISSS, develops and implements orientation/on-boarding for International Students.
30% - DEI Liaison with Campus Constituents
Create opportunities for ongoing conversations with graduate students and graduate program staff about diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Develop and lead best-practice training for departments on matters of DEI and creating a more inclusive campus community.
Serve as a trainer and content expert on issues related to first-generation to college, low-income, immigrant, disabled, and underrepresented students.
Advise the faculty on best practices for promoting diversity in academic programs, including mentoring, student support services, and career objectives.
Provide department reports and presentations as needed. Serve on committees as needed.
Attend and participate in campus programs and events when possible, interacting with faculty, staff and students outside of normal business hours.
Bachelor's degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training.
Knowledge and experience in working with historically underrepresented ethnic minority communities, first generation college students.
Experience in establishing and implementing short- and long-term program goals and objectives.
Demonstrated experience in planning, developing, and administering evaluative instruments for measuring program effectiveness.
Knowledge of and experience in conflict management and intervention strategies; demonstrated effectiveness in mediation and conflict resolution.
Experience in group dynamics, facilitation, and training.
Knowledge and experience in managing funds designated for special programs.
Knowledge and experience in researching, compiling and analyzing data, and generating reports; extensive experience in developing evaluative instruments specific to program/project goals and objectives.
Demonstrated ability to interact effectively, productively and sensitively with students, faculty, staff and parents/family/guardians per the standards and practices of the Family Educational Rights Privacy Act (FERPA) and other relevant policies and best practices.
Advanced degree in a related area.
Demonstrated leadership in designing and implementing strategic initiatives around diversity, equity, and inclusion and anti-racism that promote success for faculty, students, and/or employees, within a complex environment.
Expertise in translating a vision and strategy into a practical plan with concrete methods of implementation and anticipated, measurable outcomes.
Advanced knowledge of research methodologies and research designs.
Knowledge in the methodologies used to enhance student achievement, such as collaborative teaching/learning models, strategies for effective counseling and peer mentoring, small group facilitation and training, coaching, mentoring and advocacy.
SAFETY STATEMENT All UCSC employees must know 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.
EEO/AA 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.
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; https://jobs.ucsc.edu. 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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