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Assistant Dean, Equity & Inclusion (0618U) - CoE
University of California, Berkeley

Date Posted Oct. 30, 2020
Title Assistant Dean, Equity & Inclusion (0618U) - CoE
University University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Associate/Assistant Dean
  • Multicultural Affairs/Diversity
    Human Resources
    Administration - Academic Unit

Assistant Dean, Equity & Inclusion (0618U) - CoE

About Berkeley

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: Immediate Review - Open Until Filled

Departmental Overview

About the College of Engineering:

There are many reasons why Berkeley Engineering is ranked among the top three engineering schools in the world. We offer cutting-edge, interdisciplinary, hands-on educational experiences. We challenge conventional thinking, pioneer discovery, and foster creativity and innovation. Our students and faculty are driven to make the world a better place. We're a leading source of entrepreneurs who go on to found venture-backed startups.

Our tri-partite mission is to transform the lives of our students by preparing them to become successful leaders and innovators for positive change; to expand knowledge and create transformative technology through original research to tackle the world's biggest challenges; and to work toward a transformed society, in which all members can thrive, through service to government, industry and the engineering professions. At the core of our mission are values that drive us to educate inclusive leaders and create knowledge equitably in service of a diverse society.

About the Position:

We seek to hire a fair-minded professional who can relate well with people from a rich diversity of academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds, to lead the development and implementation of strategic and proactive initiatives to increase diversity at all levels and to advance equity, inclusion, and belonging in the College of Engineering. The successful candidate will exemplify excellence in individual achievement as well as in collaboration, to guide and coordinate efforts within the College in compliance with Affirmative Action, Equal Employment Opportunity, and other applicable requirements. Duties include developing and offering resources and programs related to diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI), including hiring and search practices. This position will have responsibility for communications, curriculum development, training, programs and support for faculty, staff and students to enhance the College's ability to attract, retain and develop a greater diversity of faculty and staff, and to grow the diversity of the student body.


50% Stewards the E&I Strategic Plan for the College of Engineering: works with practitioners to ensure the success of existing DEI programs, and oversees the development and implementation of new initiatives to increase hiring and retention of a diversity of faculty and staff, to improve classroom climate and sense of belonging for students, and to improve workplace climate for faculty and staff; for each DEI program/initiative, establishes and tracks metrics, benchmarks and evaluation systems as appropriate to monitor progress toward equity and inclusion goals; collaboratively implements an inclusive process to update the E&I Strategic Plan as needed.

10% Provides leadership to identify and address current and emerging DEI issues.

10% Stays abreast of research related to diversity in STEM fields and applies research findings to systematically promote best practices for advancing DEI. Anticipates future needs, challenges and opportunities, and collaborates with the College Leadership Team to create College-wide Strategy.

10% Meets regularly and works collaboratively with leaders of the college and its departments, institutes & centers, faculty, and student organizations, including in fundraising for DEI programs. Also represents the College of Engineering in campus-wide and UC system-wide initiatives as appropriate, including coordination with the Office of Equity & Inclusion.

10% Ensures timely and up-to-date communications regarding community principles, DEI-related policies, programs and initiatives in various formats including online (i.e. webpages), in newsletters, brochures, and social media.

5% Serves as functional owner of confidential data collected for EEO compliance, ensuring that they are available for required federal reporting and are used only in accordance with university policy.

5% Engages in ongoing professional development.

Required Qualifications
  • Up-to-date knowledge of theory and best practices for advancing DEI in STEM fields
  • Familiarity with methodologies and practices for organizational change that can meaningfully improve climate and employee engagement
  • Knowledge of human resources-related, equal opportunity employment and affirmative action laws and policies
  • Skill in gathering and analyzing large and complex data sets to identify key factors, correlations and trends
  • Track record of strategic planning and successful project/program management
  • Ability to effectively lead a diverse team with direct reports and with cross-functional team members that do not have a direct, formal reporting structure
  • Experience advancing diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging in a complex organization with a track record of successful accomplishments
  • Experience collaborating with faculty and students to develop and make progress toward mutual goals
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills for collaboration with a diversity of people at all levels and for influencing and facilitating sustained change
  • A Bachelor's Degree in engineering or related field required.

Preferred Qualifications
  • An Advanced Degree in higher education, sociology, social work, psychology or other related field, or equivalent experience, is preferred.

  • Experience working in higher education is preferred. Experience in human resources, compliance and/or equal opportunity is also preferred.

Salary & Benefits

For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:

*Salary commensurate with experience.

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.

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 information about your rights as an applicant see:
For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

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