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Director of Equity & Inclusion (4502U) - Division of Computing, Data Science & Society (CDSS)
University of California Berkeley

Date Posted Feb. 24, 2020
Title Director of Equity & Inclusion (4502U) - Division of Computing, Data Science & Society (CDSS)
University University of California Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Director/Manager
  • Computing/Informational Services

Director of Equity & Inclusion (4502U) - Division of Computing, Data Science & Society (CDSS)

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: 3/4/20

Departmental Overview

The Division of Computing, Data Science, and Society is committed to making Data Science inviting, engaging, and respectful for people of diverse identities, backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. In our vision, equity and inclusion are essential elements of educating a rising generation of students, building a collaborative presence across campus, and serving society as a whole. Data Science raises fundamental issues of justice and participation in the ways it engages with human beings as sources of data, as analysts, and as people affected by its products. In everything the Division does, we are invested in working with our partners to shape this new field to be equitable and inclusive from the start.

In education, the Division strives to create inclusive curricula, collaborate with a diverse group of faculty, and create a welcoming community that expands opportunity for students from all areas of campus. In research and service, the Division seeks to work with partners and to serve populations that may have been left out of Data Science in the past. We aim to co-create programs with the widest possible set of stakeholders, and we are committed to constant improvement. It is our belief that in engaging broadly, the Division of Data Sciences can do justice to the full diversity of the Berkeley campus and our larger society, and have ripple effects out into the world.

The Academic Achievement Counselor will provide leadership within the Data Science Education Program on Equity Inclusion and Diversity (EID) issues, and will work with Division senior leadership to carry out these goals. The Academic Achievement Counselor will also provide leadership, coordination, and oversight to the Data Scholars program.

This position is responsible for enhancing student academic success by building a more inclusive atmosphere, creating equitable engagement to achieve strategic goals through the Data Scholars Program and developing new initiatives to make the Division a welcoming educational community, and improving the morale and belonging of students from underrepresented and historically marginalized populations.


30% Works collaboratively with staff, faculty, administrators, alumni, and students to explore/research innovative approaches in meeting the needs of a diverse and changing student body.
  • Works with peers across campus and other stakeholders in the service of campus aims Heavily involved with fundraising and grant-writing, including developing/writing proposals for specific projects, and being the main driver as part of larger grant proposals. Represent the Division in relation to philanthropy and development efforts. Analyzes and monitors demographics, analyze trends, assesses how to improve the student experience, and increase student success/retention in major, minor, and other academic and student programs. Collaborates with other campus units and programs, including Division of Equity & Inclusion, and the D-Lab, including NSF IUSE grant, and contribute to larger projects of data collection for evaluative and scholarly research

30% Plans, develops, and administers specialized and complex programs and projects that are designed to enhance student success; manages program funds. Runs and grows the Data Scholars Program and other newly created EID initiatives:
  • Based on existing models, develops and revises curriculum, teaches seminars or recruits and supervise others to teach seminars. (Three existing seminars are Foundations, Pathways, Discovery)
  • Manages recruitment and acceptance into Scholars and any newly developed EID programs
  • Manages scheduling and operations for Scholars program and any newly developed EID programs
  • Collaborates on other DSEP programs, coordinates with Director of Advising to support recruitment of diverse students into DS including extending efforts into CCs and K12.
  • Coordinates with Director of Education Programs to offer summer programs
  • Manages budgets from grants that are allocated to existing and new programs.
  • May supervisor subordinate staff as the Division grows.

20% Establishes and implements short and long term program goals and objectives to build a diverse pipeline of the next generation of lab assistants and GSIs, academics, and industry professionals. Aims to have students of every background become a visible part of Berkeley's data science community.
  • Sets agenda for EID in Division's educational programs at the leadership level. Works with the Associate Dean of Education, program leadership, the advising team, the curriculum team, communications team, and data analyst to set DSEP-wide goals for EID and lead efforts to meet them.

  • Partner with Associate Provost/Dean, Assoc Deans, CAO, and Director of Communications around leadership-level strategies, events and partnerships.
  • Coordinates with E&I staff within Division's other units
  • Participates and represents Division in local, regional, national, and international meetings, brings findings back to share and implement in the Division.

15% Develops curriculum for innovative academic and personal development seminars/workshops.
  • Lead EID activities in BIDS
  • Designs and host workshops, conducts trainings, collaborates in developing broader impacts components of grants, brings awareness of EID to BIDS community and all aspects of its research
  • Provides multicultural academic counseling, training, and guidance to staff, faculty, administrators, alumni, and students in other academic support units.
  • Serves as resource on climate within the DSEP, a point person for code of conduct, provides consultation on curriculum and pedagogical evaluation and improvement.
  • Advises faculty on all aspects of EID in teaching.

5% Directs most complex/sensitive multicultural, academic counseling across disciplines and Division wide to "at risk" populations (e.g., low-income, first-generation college, underrepresented populations, etc.). Lead Equity Inclusion and Diversity ( EID) efforts across the DSEP student programs and curriculum efforts:
  • Identifies barriers to student retention or success and key areas for improvement. Develops and implement measures to address curricular or programmatic needs.
  • Integrate knowledge of methodologies used to enhance student achievement.
  • Provides holistic counseling to "at-risk" student populations, encouraging and empowering students to seek our research opportunities or apply to graduate school.

Required Qualifications
  • Demonstrated competencies and advanced knowledge in theories of multicultural counseling, learning, identity development, human and career development.
  • Advanced knowledge of research methodologies and research designs.
  • Knowledge and experience in working with historically underrepresented ethnic minority communities, first generation college students.
  • Knowledge in the methodologies used to enhance student achievement, such as collaborative teaching/learning models, strategies for effective counseling and peer mentoring, small group facilitation and training, coaching, mentoring and advocacy.
  • Knowledge of and experience in conflict management and intervention strategies.
  • Extensive experience in multicultural competencies, and personal and academic crisis intervention; working with students to assist in clarification of ethics and values.
  • Advanced experience in group dynamics, facilitation, and training; comprehensive assessment of academic preparation and personal competencies.
  • Experience in establishing and implementing short and long term program goals and objectives; demonstrated effectiveness in mediation and conflict resolution.
  • Knowledge of academic curricula; strong knowledge of campus climate, structure/organizations, and culture.
  • Demonstrated experience in planning, developing, and administering evaluative instruments for measuring program effectiveness.
  • Advanced experience in planning, developing, and administering enrichment programs/projects, academic and personal development seminars, courses, and workshops.
  • Knowledge and experience in managing funds designated for special programs.
  • Knowledge and experience in researching, compiling and analyzing data, and generating reports; extensive experience in developing evaluative instruments specific to programs/projects goals and objectives.
  • Bachelors degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training.

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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