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Executive Director of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

Posting Details

Position Information

Working Title Executive Director of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
Classification Title Administrator III
Job Summary

The Executive Director of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDEDI) reports directly to the President. The EDEDI will provide counsel to the President on diversity and inclusion issues; provide leadership for the University’s diversity and educational equity initiatives; collaborate with the administrative council, deans and other university offices to advance the diversity and educational equity efforts; and, coordinate and assess the efforts of various campus units to increase pathways of success for all students, faculty, and staff, especially those from underrepresented populations.

The EDEDI must be an experienced leader, as well as a change agent, able to foster a diverse, inclusive and welcoming campus, and align and integrate a wide range of existing and new initiatives in order to build on a culture of equity and inclusion. The EDEDI participates in all aspects of institutional planning in support of the mission and goals of the university, including meeting the needs of the diverse student, faculty, and staff populations and creating a learning, and working environment where all have the opportunity to succeed. In addition, the EDEDI, in consultation with the President, will appoint and lead the Diversity Council. Additionally, the EDEDI will sit on the President’s Cabinet and report on diversity initiatives while working with the Cabinet.

FLSA MPP - This position is defined in the Management Personnel Plan (MPP) of the California State University. It is excluded from the collective bargaining process and is exempt from overtime provisions of FLSA. This position is covered by health benefits.
Classification Salary Range

4,948-16,822 monthly

Hiring Range 4,948 - $12,084, commensurate with experience
Salary Grade/Range 1
Step N/A
Is this position Hourly or Intermittent? No
Regular or Temporary Regular
Full Time or Part Time Full Time
Pay Plan 12
Work Hours Monday - Friday, 8 am - 5 pm
Department Information

Office of the President

Minimum Qualifications
Required Qualifications


1. Master’s degree from an accredited university
2. Five (5) years of leadership experience related to access, diversity, inclusion, multiculturalism, or education, including fluency and currency with respect to the current best practices in these areas
3. Experience in working with diverse populations in a leadership role, including race, ancestry, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, socioeconomic status, and physical abilities
4. Demonstrated track record developing effective diversity and inclusion initiatives
5. Excellent track record in managing change along with proven experience as an organizational leader and program builder, specifically around initiatives that promote diversity, equity, access and inclusion in a professional environment
6. Experience working collaboratively with colleagues at all levels in a large, complex institution, as well as with diverse external communities, to facilitate positive, collaborative, and inclusive processes and initiatives coupled with measurable programmatic deliverables
7. Experience in budget management

8. Demonstrated cross-cultural competencies, including strong emotional intelligence and the ability to engage and build relationships with university constituencies and underrepresented communities
9. Knowledge of contemporary issues of social justice, inclusion, diversity, access, and equity, including the current scholarship and pedagogical approaches that inform and address these issues
10. Evidence of strong decision-making and administrative skills
11. Demonstrated ability to envision and conceptualize the diversity mission of the institution through a broad and inclusive definition of diversity
12. Demonstrated ability to lead and cultivate a common vision and collaborative culture to achieve institutional goals
13. Demonstrated ability to effectively problem solve and lead others through transformational change

14. Excellent communication and conflict-resolution skills needed to navigate politically-charged situations to resolve problems, build consensus, and reconcile competing interests
15. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, through written as well as interpersonal and group communication skills, at all levels of the university, with administration, faculty, staff, students, and external constituents including alumni and potential donors
16. Demonstrated ability to build strong alliances internally and externally with a broad range of individuals to bring the university community together around shared goals
17. Demonstrated ability to articulate in written and verbal form the range of evidence for the educational benefits that accrue to students through diversity, inclusion and equity in higher education

Preferred Qualifications

18. Earned doctoral degree from an accredited university
19. Experience teaching at the college level
20. Experience working within academic shared governance and collective bargaining environments
21. Experience managing organizational change
22. Experience with crisis management
23. Experience in curriculum development, assessment and design
24. Experience with fundraising
25. Experience in grant writing development and obtaining grant funding
26. Eligibility for a faculty appointment with one of the colleges at Sacramento State

Physical Demands
Required Licenses/Certifications
Is Background Check Required Yes
Background Check Disclaimer

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with California State University, Sacramento. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current California State University, Sacramento employees who apply for the position.

Eligibility Verification

Candidate will be required to provide official transcripts of their highest degree earned and must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the U.S.. California State University, Sacramento is a sponsoring agency ( ie. H-1-B Visa).

Hiring Preference Not Applicable
Conflict of Interest

The duties of this position include participation in decisions that may have a material financial benefit to the incumbent. Therefore, the selected candidate will be required to file Conflict of Interest Form 700: Statement of Economic Interest when they first occupy the position, an on an annual basis, complete ethics training within 6 months of appointment, and attend this training every other year thereafter.

California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act

The person holding this position is considered a “mandated reporter” under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in the California State University Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

Equal Employment Opportunity

California State University, Sacramento is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, pregnancy, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. Sacramento State hires only those individuals who are lawfully authorized to accept employment in the United States.

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Posting Detail Information

Posting Number AS0052P
Number of Vacancies 1
Open Date 07/03/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
First Priority Review Date 08/07/2017
Special Instructions to Applicants

For questions regarding this search, contact:

Contact Name Employment Services
Contact Phone 916-278-6326
Contact Email

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Please select the highest level of education obtained.
    • GED
    • High School Diploma
    • Associates Degree
    • Bachelor's Degree
    • Master's Degree
    • Doctoral or Professional Degree
    • Some college
    • None of the above

Documents Needed To Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Diversity Statement
Optional Documents