At a glance This is your chance to make an impact at Cal Poly Pomona! Join them as their Director of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion. Cal Poly Pomona is proud to be placed among the 25 top institutions in the country in awarding bachelor's degrees to minoritized students by Diverse Issues in Higher Education. Reporting to the President and serving as a member of the President's cabinet you will collaboratively plan, catalyze, facilitate and evaluate institutional and organizational change to assure that equity, diversity, and inclusion are authentically reflected in campus practices, policies, community, culture and measures of excellence.
Description: What you'll be doing Another Source's client, Cal Poly Pomona, is recruiting a Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer to join their team reporting directly to the University President and serving as a member of the President's Cabinet.
*Internally this position is titled Presidential Associate for Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer
Cal Poly Pomona is one of two polytechnic universities in the 23-campus?California State University?system and among 11 such institutions nationwide.?Since its founding in 1938, the university has offered a unique education steeped in experiential learning.?With a variety of degree programs in the arts, humanities, sciences, engineering, and professional disciplines, the university is well known for?it's?learn-by-doing philosophy.?The university is noted for its scenic and historic 1,400-acre campus, which was once the winter ranch of cereal magnate W.K. Kellogg. The university's nearly 28,000 students are taught and mentored by the campus's?more than 1,400 faculty as part of 54?baccalaureate and?29?master's degree programs, 11 credential and certificate programs, and a doctorate in educational leadership.?? ? Highly regarded among its peer institutions, Cal Poly Pomona is No. 2 in the?U.S. News and World Report?rankings of top public regional universities in the west and was named the No. 15 best value college in the nation by Money Magazine. Cal Poly Pomona?is a Hispanic-Serving Institution,?stands as a national leader in promoting?social mobility,?and?was placed among the 25 top institutions in the country in awarding bachelor's degrees to minoritized?students by?Diverse Issues in Higher Education.??California residents comprise the majority (96%) of applicants to undergraduate programs?at?Cal Poly Pomona?– nearly half (49%)?of new students were transfers in Fall 2020.??58%?of Cal Poly Pomona students?are first generation, 70% receive financial aid,?and?44%?qualify as?Pell-eligible.??The university?enrolls a?diverse student body that identifies as 49%?Latinx, 21% Asian, 15% White, 3% Black, 5% International?3% two or more races, 3% unknown and less than 1% Native Hawaiian?or?Native?Pacific Islander and less than 1% Native American?Indigenous.?39% of the student body were STEM majors with the top enrolled programs including psychology, mechanical engineering, civil engineering, biology and computer science.? ? The?Cal Poly Pomona?campus?is nestled in the beautiful San Gabriel Valley less than 30 miles east of downtown Los Angeles at the intersection of Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino counties. It is within an hour's drive of beaches, mountains and deserts. For additional information about the university, please visit?www.cpp.edu.?
POSITION SUMMARY The?Presidential Associate?for?Inclusion and?Chief?Diversity?Officer (Presidential Associate)?reports?directly?to the University President and serves?as?a member of?the President's Cabinet?to ensure?that?elements of diversity, equity,?and inclusion?(DEI)?are embedded?throughout the?implementation?of the institutional?mission,?vision,?and?strategic plan.?The?Presidential Associate?will?be a?DEI?leader, working to?catalyze, facilitate,?and evaluate institutional and organizational change?initiatives. The incumbent leads and?collaborates with senior campus administrators?in a?range of efforts to assure that?diversity,?equity,?and inclusion are?at the core?of campus?practices,?policies,?community, culture and measures of excellence.?The Presidential Associate will function as an active?collaborator, bringing together members of the university community to build?coalitions, facilitate dialogues and promote essential?competency?development?that?advances?and sustains?equity minded?institutional change.
Specific responsibilities include:?? Deepen the campus community's?investment in the?institutional?values of diversity,?equity?and?inclusion?by?identifying?and creating meaningful?opportunities for university wide participation and collaboration in this shared work.??? Inventory?and?expand existing initiatives to?implement processes and strategies that?effectively communicate Cal Poly Pomona's plans and policies on diversity;?and the importance and?merits?of a culture that welcomes, values, supports, and affirms each member of its community.? Direct efforts to develop and augment existing tools for monitoring progress,?ensuring compliance with policies,?maintaining accountability, setting goals, and surveying and measuring the success of inclusion and diversity efforts?beyond compliance.???? Engage with the key committees of governance to partner with students,?faculty,?and staff in shaping their contributions to?equity and inclusion?work.? Collaborate with campus leadership to implement strategies to increase recruitment and retention of diverse faculty,?staff,?and students?across multiple dimensions of identity.?? Support and contribute to the development of an academic culture that embraces excellence and diversity through?faculty?research, scholarship and creative work; collaborate with the Provost and Deans to support faculty in their development of a more inclusive curricula across the disciplines and Colleges.? Identify?existing campus efforts aimed at?advancing?equity, diversity, and inclusion,?developing?necessary strategic investments?including applying to?external?grants?and effectively managing resources.??? Chair and develop the capacity of the?Inclusive Excellence Council.?? Partner with the Office of?Equity?and?Compliance (OEC) to identify?systemic?issues?related to equity, inclusion and campus climate that?arise under?CSU?Executive Orders 1095/1096/1097.??
ABOUT YOU Preferred Qualifications and Characteristics:? The successful candidate will bring most, if not all, of the following professional qualifications, characteristics, skills, experiences, and personal qualities:? Earned doctorate or equivalent terminal degree. Success as a thought leader and intellectual catalyst on diversity?and thorough knowledge of research and best practices around promoting?equity and?inclusion in a higher education setting. Experience in policy development and in leading substantive change in culture, practices, and policies, preferably in a public university setting. Experience in leading institutional?equity-based?initiatives, building programs with impact, working with faculty, staff, and students?within university shared governance and collective bargaining environments. Experience establishing new organizational units/functions with clear and well-defined goals and performance indicators for success.? Adept at data collection and data analysis to support equity driven decision making. Proven ability to provide visionary strategic leadership; experience guiding the implementation of a strategic plan, establishing metrics, measuring progress, and adapting as necessary.? Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and an ability to inspire and influence others. Ability to serve as a bridge between divisions within the University and facilitate constructive conversations around DEI, unconscious bias, allyship, and?concepts of power and privilege among?a range of?internal?and external constituencies. Exceptional collaboration skills?and?ability to participate in consultative processes with faculty,?student, and staff?groups?to achieve?equity-based outcomes?across the institution.?? Cultural awareness, agility, and emotional intelligence; ability to build trust and credibility, collaborate with a wide variety of stakeholders.? Dedication to the mission of the California State University (CSU) system, which is one of the most ethnically and racially diverse university systems in the U.S.,?and a commitment to coordination and collaboration among campuses.
Minimum requirements include:? Master's degree in a related field.?? At least five?to ten years of progressively responsible leadership experience supervising the work of others, Demonstrate through previous positions held, a track record of building programs and partnerships and specific experience in addressing intersecting dimensions of diversity including racial and ethnic, physical ability,?age,?socioeconomic?class, religious, sexual orientation, and gender?identity and?expression.? Must be able to demonstrate through past positions held, extensive knowledge of diversity, equity, and inclusion best practices and Title IX, Title II, Title VII, and other federal legislation concerning equity, and the capacity to engage with the specific legal requirements of the State of California.?
EQUAL OPPORTUNTY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER California State Polytechnic University, Pomona is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. The university seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the people of California, to maintain the excellence of the university, and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives, and ways of knowing. Cal Poly Pomona subscribes to all state and federal regulations and prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity/gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, age, disability, genetic information, medical condition, and covered veteran status. The university hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States. As required by the Clery Disclosure Act, the university's annual security report is available at http://dsa.cpp.edu/police/securityreport.asp.
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