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Executive Director Diversity and Inclusion

Company: University of California San Francisco
Location: San Francisco
Posted on: September 21, 2023

Job Description:

Executive Director Diversity and InclusionFull Time73845BR Job SummaryThe Executive Director of Diversity and Inclusion for FAS (Finance and Administrative Services) represents the Senior Vice Chancellor and drives strategic initiatives for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (DEIA), as well as the UCSF anti-racism (AR) initiative across FAS departments. This position partners with the FAS Executive Team, the DEIA-AR Steering Committee, and all levels of the organization to ensure the successful development and execution of initiatives, programs, and business priorities. The primary goal is to embed diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility principles throughout FAS and its culture, policies, and practices.

The Executive Director of Diversity and Inclusion will:

  • Work with department leaders, the FAS DEIA-AR Steering Committee (representatives from all FAS departments), and multi-disciplinary workgroups to define and operationalize a strategic vision for DEIA-AR across FAS units.
  • Identify opportunities, set goals, and track progress in alignment with the University's anti-racism goals.
  • Lead cultural and operational change to build an environment where people representing diverse backgrounds can authentically thrive and contribute to the university's mission.
  • Develop and implement a creative and comprehensive suite of programs, events, and resources that will support and enhance employee culture in areas of DEIA, belonging, development, recruitment, recognition, and retention.
  • Coach and mentor leaders on DEIA-AR issues and trends to increase everyone's capability to own and lead in an environment where DEIA-AR is integral to the culture at FAS.
  • Revise and refine policy and practice standards with a DEIA-AR lens.
  • Coordinate with the Office of Diversity and Outreach, Learning and Organizational Development, Anchor Institution Initiative, and other internal and external partners to amplify and enhance FAS DEIA-AR programs, trainings, behaviors, and improvement practices to advance our culture and goals.
  • Serve as a critical advisor to the SVC on emerging internal/external issues to improve our position and communication strategies with cultural appropriateness.
    Critical success factors for this role include:
    • A deep understanding of systems of oppression and lived experience with diverse and intersecting communities.
    • Creative and strategic thinking.
    • Effective communicator.
    • Project management and change management.
    • An exceptional ability to build relationships across lines of difference, forge consensus, and resolve conflict.
    • Proactive, self-starter inspiring change through influence and education.
    • Strong emotional intelligence skills in working with supervisors and employees during times of conflict, executing team building, or implementing organizational change.
      The Executive Director of Diversity and Inclusion reports to the Senior Vice Chancellor, Finance and Administration, and serves as a member of the FAS Executive Team. This position leads the FAS DEIA-AR Steering Committee as the co-Chair, collaborating with representatives from each FAS department. -

      The final salary and offer components are subject to additional approvals based on UC policy.To see the salary range for this position (we recommend that you make a note of the job code and use that to look up): TCS Non-Academic Titles Search ( Please note: The compensation ranges listed online for roles not covered by a bargaining unit agreement are very wide, however a job offer will typically fall in the range of 80% - 120% of the established mid-point. An offer will take into consideration the experience of the final candidate AND the current salary level of individuals working at UCSF in a similar role.For roles covered by a bargaining unit agreement, there will be specific rules about where a new hire would be placed on the range.To learn more about the benefits of working at UCSF, including total compensation, please visit: The Office of the Senior Vice Chancellor (SVC) functions as the control point overseeing the accountability and effective management of Financial and Administrative Services (FAS). The Office of the SVC partners with the Finance Service Center and FAS departments to assure resources and attention are aligned with UCSF's strategic priorities while safeguarding University assets and public trust.

      The FAS portfolio is comprised of eight primary central departments and 2,500 employees serving both Health and Campus, including UCSF Finance, UCSF Real Estate, Campus Life Services, UCSF Human Resources, UCSF Information Technology, UCSF Police Department, UCSF Program Management Office, and Audit and Advisory Services. -

      UCSF is dedicated to building a highly diverse community and nurturing a culture that is welcoming and supportive. The Office of the Senior Vice Chancellor seeks team members whose experiences have prepared them to contribute to and enhance the university's values for diversity, equity, and inclusion and are guided by UCSF's PRIDE values -Professionalism, Respect, Integrity, Diversity, and Excellence - that define who we are as a community, and how we work, learn, and interact to fulfill UCSF's mission.Required Qualifications
      • Bachelor's degree in a related area and/or equivalent experience/training.
      • Expert knowledge of the diversity, equity, and inclusion function and knowledge of the business operations of the campus.
      • 10 years of relevant progressive experience in comparable-sized enterprise
      • Expert-level skills required to gather, organize and perform analysis on diverse diversity, equity, and inclusion/accessibility programs and initiatives as well as present findings and make recommendations that have a campus-wide impact, verbally and in writing.
      • Demonstrates an expert level of political and organizational acumen.
      • Demonstrates expert ability to communicate and interact effectively with all levels in the diverse and multicultural environment of the campus.
      • Expert judgment in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions and developing recommendations.
      • Maintains an expert understanding of the goals of the campus and ways in which this position can support those roles.
      • Expert consultative skills and ability to maintain effective relationships with campus managers.
      • Ability to facilitate and influence people at all levels. Ability to persuade through both logic and appeal to positive motivations. Ability to handle multiple constituencies, agendas, engagements, and tasks, and to deal productively with ambiguity and conflict.
      • Demonstrates ability to learn quickly, reason, synthesize and generalize based on information obtained; sound judgment; ability to draw unbiased conclusions.
      • Ability to focus on priorities, strategies, and vision.
      • Highly skilled in navigating organizational complexity.Preferred Qualifications
        • Expert knowledge of campus policies and procedures; knowledge of functional areas and how work may impact other areas.About UCSFThe University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) is a leading university dedicated to promoting health worldwide through advanced biomedical research, graduate-level education in the life sciences and health professions, and excellence in patient care. It is the only campus in the 10-campus UC system dedicated exclusively to the health sciences. We bring together the world's leading experts in nearly every area of health. We are home to five Nobel laureates who have advanced the understanding of cancer, neurodegenerative diseases, aging and stem cells.Pride ValuesUCSF is a diverse community made of people with many skills and talents. We seek candidates whose work experience or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to professionalism, respect, integrity, diversity and excellence - also known as our PRIDE values.

          In addition to our PRIDE values, UCSF is committed to equity - both in how we deliver care as well as our workforce. We are committed to building a broadly diverse community, nurturing a culture that is welcoming and supportive, and engaging diverse ideas for the provision of culturally competent education, discovery, and patient care. Additional information about UCSF is available at

          Join us to find a rewarding career contributing to improving healthcare worldwide.The University of California San Francisco 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, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.OrganizationCampusJob Code and Payroll Title005602 DIV EQUITY INCL PROFL 5Job CategoryProfessional (Non-Clinical), Professional and ManagerialBargaining Unit99 - Policy-Covered (No Bargaining Unit)Employee ClassPercentage100%LocationShiftDays8 HoursM-F 8 - 5, With evening and weekends as needed

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