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University Diversity Officer - Administrator IV

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Work type: Management (MPP)
Location: East Bay
Categories: MPP, Administrative, At-Will, Compliance/Legal, Full Time

Salary and Benefits

The salary range will be from $180,000 - $210,000 per year.

This position is a Management Personnel Plan (MPP) position in the CSU, and serves at the pleasure of the President.

The CSU enjoys a generous benefits program with employer paid life insurance ($100,000), as well as health, dental, and vision insurance with the monthly premium largely paid by the CSU. Additionally, we offer a broad range of other benefits which includes dependent and health care reimbursement accounts, tuition fee waiver, 401k, 457 and 403(b) plans.

The CSU belongs to the CalPERS retirement plan in which medical and dental insurance continues in qualified retirement.

The CSU has 14 paid holidays and the position earns 24 days of vacation and 12 days of sick leave per year.

For more information on the benefits program, please visit

About Cal State East Bay

Cal State East Bay's beautiful main campus is located in the Hayward hills with panoramic views of the San Francisco Bay shoreline. Situated above the city of Hayward, the campus offers an ideal setting for teaching and learning and yet easy access to the many cities along the bay. The University has a satellite campus in Concord, a professional development center in Oakland and a significant presence online. Founded in 1957, Cal State East Bay is one of 23 universities of the California State University system (CSU). Cal State East Bay is recognized as a regionally engaged and globally oriented university with a strong commitment to academic innovation, student success, engaged and service learning, diversity, and sustainability.

About the Position

Reporting to the President and serving on the President’s Cabinet, the University Diversity Officer (UDO) works to ensure that diversity, equity and inclusion are embedded and addressed as core values throughout the university. The UDO serves as the university’s principal administrative advisor and integrating partner responsible for identifying evidence-based opportunities to define, assess and promote diversity, equity, inclusion and anti-racism, consistent with university priorities. 

The UDO plays a key role in implementation of an institutional equity and inclusion plan and works collaboratively across functions to support and implement institutional equity and inclusion priorities to serve a broad range of identities and intersections, including gender, race/ethnicity, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability, veteran status, political affiliation, etc. The UDO oversees coordination and delivery of diversity-oriented programs and training, consistent with equity and inclusion priorities, and serves on university committees as appropriate.

The UDO functions as an active collaborator, strategist, leader, and organizer, bringing together members of the university community to lead and initiate DEI-related programs and to facilitate dialogue to increase lasting equity-minded institutional change. The UDO listens to, inventories, and brings forward to the president and cabinet concerns voiced by various campus constituencies. As a member of cabinet, the UDO supports and conveys to campus constituencies cabinet policies, priorities, constraints, and decisions relative to diversity, equity, and inclusion.


  • In consultation with the President and the President's Cabinet, leads diversity and equity-related planning, delivery, and assessment efforts consistent with university mission and priorities, coordinating cross-campus initiatives that promote a living, learning, and working environment where all have equitable opportunities to fully pursue educational and professional goals.
  • Advise and play a key role in cabinet discussions leading to the development of institutional level diversity, equity, and inclusion priorities and annual plans consistent with university and system priorities.
  • Oversee implementation and assessment of institutional priorities and plans, identifying a realistic number of actionable initiatives to advance institutional diversity, equity, and inclusion goals.
  • Direct efforts to develop and expand existing methods for monitoring progress, ensuring compliance with laws, regulations, and policies as well as surveying and measuring equity and inclusion efforts beyond compliance (e.g., climate surveys).
  • Collaborate with campus leadership to implement strategies to increase recruitment, retention of diverse and underrepresented faculty, staff, and students across multiple dimensions of identity, including identifying systemic policies and practices that inhibit equity and inclusion.
  • Meet regularly and/or be available for consultation with key faculty, staff, student, and governance committees and groups that engage in equity and inclusion efforts.
  • Collaborate with and advise the provost and deans to support faculty and an academic culture that embraces equity and inclusion through research, scholarship, and creative activity and a more culturally sustaining curriculum and pedagogy across the disciplines.
  • Participate as a member of the senior administration by serving on various councils and committees and serve as a liaison to various internal and external groups including the CSU systemwide organization.
  • Remain up-to-date on research, literature, and best practices in diversity, equity, inclusion and anti-racism.
  • Oversee design and sourcing of appropriate training and professional development opportunities to support DEI goals.
  • Inventory programs and events sponsored by other campus units (academic departments, student life, affinity groups, etc.) on topics related to diversity, and equity.
  • Develop and implement a plan for coordinating cross-university diversity, equity, and inclusion programming and cultural awareness month activities to leverage resources, communicate the range of activities offered across campus, and to avoid duplication.
  • Coordinate campus-wide cultural month activities, including providing funding for proposals for such events and activities that align with the DEI strategic plan.
  • Collaborate with University Advancement and other units to seek out and develop proposals for supplemental external funding for diversity, equity, and inclusion-related initiatives.
  • Monitor critical, emergent incidents and ongoing issues related to diversity and inclusion, reporting to Cabinet, collaborating on an institutional response, and implementing the response when appropriate.
  • Research, identify and recommend to the president and cabinet for implementation best practices of diversity, equity and inclusion in higher education.
  • Supervise staff in the Office of Diversity.
  • Responsible for fiscal management of department budget.

Required Qualifications

  • A Master’s degree from an accredited institution; Doctorate preferred.
  • A minimum of seven years of experience leading efforts in the area of diversity/inclusion with evidence of increasing responsibility.
  • A successful record of leading and/or facilitating the completion of diversity and inclusion initiatives, preferably in a higher education setting.
  • Demonstration of in-depth knowledge on issues of: access, inclusion, diversity, equity, and multiculturalism in a large complex organizational setting.
  • Ability to demonstrate a track record of successfully working collaboratively in a team environment with senior leaders of the organization.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a shared governance environment.
  • Demonstrated record of collecting and using data to assess effectiveness of initiatives and to achieve measurable results.
  • Effective conflict resolution skills and the ability to find mutually acceptable solutions to difficult problems.
  • Able to build consensus, find support and reconcile competing interests in a highly charged context.
  • Strong communications skill (verbal and written).
  • Must have active listening skills along with sophisticated relational ability to connect with others across intersectional differences.
  • Successful record of being able to: influence, build community, and develop effective programs related to diversity, inclusion, equity and anti-racism.

Minimum Qualifications

  • 3 years of progressively responsible management experience, including but not limited to supervising professional staff.

Condition(s) of Employment

Satisfactory completion of a background check (including LiveScan, as appropriate), that may include, but is not limited to: criminal records check, verification of academic credentials, licenses, certificates, credit history, professional references and/or verification of work history is required for employment.  Cal State East Bay will issue a conditional offer of employment to the selected candidate, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Unsatisfactory results may also affect the continued employment of current Cal State East Bay employees who were conditionally offered the position.

All background checks are conducted through the university's third party vendor, Accurate. LiveScan is conducted through the University Police Department.

Applications and Nominations

To apply, candidates must send a letter of application in which they address specifically the qualifications outlined in this prospectus, a curriculum vita, and contact information (names, phone numbers, and email addresses) for five references in an MS Word or PDF document. These can be submitted and uploaded when applying via Cal State East Bay. Once you've completed applying via Cal State East Bay, please also email supporting documents to:

For fullest consideration, applications should be received by November 7, 2022.

AGB Search is assisting the search. Inquiries and nominations should be directed to:

Kim R. Bobby, Ed.D., Principal
Phone:  (253) 861-7738

Carlton E. Brown, Ed.D., Executive Search Consultant
Phone:  (912) 247-8661

Candidates are invited to speak with one of the consultants before submitting an application.

All inquiries, nominations, and applications will be held in the strictest confidence; references will not be contacted without the candidate's expressed permission.

EEO Statement

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, Cal State East Bay does not discriminate on the basis of any protected categories: age, ancestry, citizenship, color, disability, gender, immigration status, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran's status. The University is committed to the principles of diversity in employment and to creating a stimulating learning environment for its diverse student body.

Other Information

All California State University campuses, including Cal State East Bay, are smoke and tobacco-free.  For more information, please visit our website at

In compliance with state and federal crime awareness and campus security legislation, including The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act, the Cal State East Bay Annual Campus Security Report is available at:


Cal State East Bay is not a sponsoring agency for Staff or Management positions and we are not an E-Verify employer.

Mandated Reporter

The incumbent in this position may be considered a mandated reporter under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and will be required to comply with requirements set forth in the CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

CSU Vaccination Policy

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

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