Associate Athletic Director - Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, &
Belonging (4635U) - #9290
At the University of California, Berkeley, we are committed to
creating a community that fosters equity of experience and
opportunity, and ensures that students, faculty, and staff of all
backgrounds feel safe, welcome and included. Our culture of
openness, freedom and belonging make it a special place for
students, faculty and staff.
The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world’s
leading institutions of higher education, distinguished by its
combination of internationally recognized academic and research
excellence; the transformative opportunity it provides to a large
and diverse student body; its public mission and commitment to
equity and social justice; and its roots in the California
experience, animated by such values as innovation, questioning the
status quo, and respect for the environment and nature. Since its
founding in 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance,
generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in
California, the United States and the world.
We are looking for equity-minded applicants who represent the
full diversity of California and who demonstrate a sensitivity to
and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural,
disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic
backgrounds present in our community. When you join the team at
Berkeley, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative and
equity-focused community that approaches higher education as a
matter of social justice that requires broad collaboration among
faculty, staff, students and community partners. In deciding
whether to apply for a position at Berkeley, you are strongly
encouraged to consider whether your values align with our Guiding
Values and Principles , our Principles of Community , and our
Strategic Plan .
Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: August 11, 2020
The Department of Intercollegiate Athletics consists of more
than 275 staff members and coaches and sponsors 30 varsity sports
programs. These 30 programs include more than 850 student-athletes
who participate in the various sports programs annually within the
National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA). We are currently
seeking an Associate Athletics Director, Diversity, Equity,
Inclusion, & Belonging who will work within the Athletic
department’s leadership team.
Description of Position:
The Associate Athletics Director, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion,
& Belonging supports Department-wide strategic initiatives as well
as the day-to-day administration. The position will report to the
Athletics Director, will serve on the department Director’s
Cabinet, and will have a strong, ongoing liaison relationship with
the University’s People and Culture office and the Division of
Equity & Inclusion.
This position is responsible for developing, implementing, and
administering diversity, equal employment opportunity and
affirmative action efforts in order to comply with government
legislation and management directives and support equity and
inclusion programs. They serve as a technical leader who provides
guidance to all levels within the organization, utilizing
specialized diversity, affirmative action, equal employment
opportunity expertise within area of responsibility to resolve
highly complex issues. Internal and external contacts often pertain
to significant diversity, affirmative action, equal employment
opportunity programs. May serve in a lead capacity, providing
guidance to other professionals in department.
Applies advanced diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging
(DEIB) concepts to the development of training curriculum and may
assist with organization diversity training.
Develops, implements, and monitors specific DEIB programs and
initiatives that will increase hiring and retention, and improve
morale of staff, with a focus on underrepresented and historically
Communicates DEIB policies and programs, as well as affirmative
action and equal opportunity employment goals, to employees,
student-athletes, and other constituents.
Ensures that Athletics’ DEIB priorities are embedded in all the
work and levels of the department.
Integrates affirmative action, equal opportunity employment and
DEIB programs and concepts into human resources policies and
Uses both qualitative and quantitative data to support and drive
development of systemic initiatives that improve the experiences
and access to resources, career opportunities and mobility, and
information for historically marginalized and underrepresented
Sets up systemic change initiatives using data analysis and
metrics; training; employee engagement programming; and policy and
Recommends improvements in business processes to increase
institutional effectiveness and attainment of diversity goals.
Consults with organization managers and supervisors on DEIB
Manage and guide the Athletics Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Taskforce, and help integrate recommendations from that group into
the department culture.
Develop a DEIB Action Plan to support the effort of the
department strategic plan.
Serve as liaison to sport administrators and coaches by
addressing team specific concerns related to DEIB.
Work with coaches and Compliance to assist with recruitment of
student-athletes from underrepresented populations.
Work in conjunction with the Cameron Institute to ensure DEIB is
integrated into all student-athlete development efforts, provide
support on student-athlete programming, ensure an inclusive
atmosphere for all student-athletes, and assist in the evaluation
of the program effectiveness and impact.
Serves on Director’s Cabinet and as a senior advisor to the
Athletic Director on diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging
Other duties as assigned.
Required Qualifications Demonstrated experience leading or
participating in diversity, equity, and inclusion
efforts/programming in complex organizations.
Demonstrates advanced judgment and technical experience in
selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions and
developing recommendations, particularly around DEIB.
Demonstrates advanced level of political and organizational
Demonstrates the ability to communicate and interact effectively
with all levels in the diverse and multicultural environment of the
Has in-depth knowledge of organizational policies and
procedures; knowledge of functional area and understands how work
may impact other areas.
In-depth knowledge of applicable state and federal laws as they
pertain to employment and EEO requirements.
Possesses advanced level skills required to gather, organize and
perform analyses on diverse equal employment
opportunity/affirmative action programs and initiatives.
Presents findings and makes recommendations that are significant
to a department or unit, both verbally and in writing.
Experience with methodologies and practices for organizational
change that can meaningfully improve department climate and
Possesses broad knowledge of other areas of Human Resources,
including Learning and Development, Talent Acquisition and
Management, and Employee Engagement.
Advanced computer applications skills, particularly with
Microsoft Office and Google suite.
Must be able to multi-task effectively, demonstrate sound
judgment and decision-making, be an effective problem solver, and
communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
Excellent organizational skills to work on multiple projects
with competing deadlines and to establish goals and work load
priorities, and complete projects within budget and time
Excellent written communication skills to prepare a variety of
correspondence, reports, policies and procedures, agreements, and
Bachelor’s degree and/or equivalent training/experience.
Preferred Qualifications Advanced degree in a related field
and/or equivalent experience/training.
Previous experience working in college athletics or professional
Salary & Benefits This is an exempt, monthly paid position.
Annual salary is commensurate with experience.
For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by
the University visit:
Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single
attachment when applying.
This is a full-time, Career position.
Conviction History Background
This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a
background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities.
Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews
information received in the context of the job responsibilities.
The University reserves the right to make employment contingent
upon successful completion of the background check.
This position has been identified as a Mandated Reporter
required to report the observed or suspected abuse or neglect of
children, dependent adults, or elders to designated law enforcement
or social service agencies. We reserve the right to make employment
contingent upon completion of signed statements acknowledging the
responsibilities of a Mandated Reporter.
Equal Employment Opportunity
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, or protected veteran status. For more
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