Job Title: Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer (0379U) #26256
Job ID: 26256
Location: Main Campus-Berkeley
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Department Haas Core Programs
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The Haas School of Business develops path bending leaders - individuals who redefine how we do business. Berkeley-Haas, the second oldest business school in the United States, educates 2,200 students each year in six degree-granting programs, and hundreds more through executive education programs. A team of 300 staff members support these students, faculty and alumni through work in areas that include Admissions, Student Services, Career Management, Administration, Development and Alumni Relations.
Berkeley-Haas offers opportunities to champion new ideas, collaborate across boundaries, and learn continually. Our culture is captured by Four Defining Principles (Question the Status Quo, Confidence Without Attitude, Students Always and Beyond Yourself) that distinguish Berkeley-Haas as a place to learnand a place to work.
Berkeley Haas is committed to supporting diversity, equity and inclusion as defined by Berkeley's Office of Equity & Inclusion. The school is fortunate to have dedicated students, alumni, and staff who have put in a tremendous amount of work over many years towards positively impacting change around diversity, equity, and inclusion. Our student-led Race Inclusion Initiative (RII) was launched in 2016 to promote racial equity by advocating for a racially diverse and inclusive environment at Haas while equipping students to lead diverse and inclusive teams. Berkeley Haas' new Dean has publically shared that Diversity, Equity and Inclusion will be one of the School's top priorities, and the Management Team, in partnership with students and alumni, are moving forward on several new initiatives to increase the programs' diversity.
Reporting to the Dean, our new Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer will provide strategic leadership in developing and implementing programs and initiatives that advance those values for all members of our community including students, faculty, staff and alumni. The Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer will be a leader, advisor, advocate, catalyst for change, and institutional resource focused on infusing DEI into all programs and activities, tracking progress toward these goals, and communicating progress to an engaged community. The Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer will supervise the Director of Inclusion and Diversity who is primarily focused on student climate and programming, and will lead a DEI team including a Director of Diversity Admissions.
Reports to the Dean and is a member of the Management Team that makes strategic decisions on all aspects of the school including but not limited to budget allocation decisions, changes and enhancements to our degree programs, and organizational priorities. Acts as a key advisor and strategic partner directly to the Dean and will collaborate closely with members of the Management Team, particularly on issues regarding school climate.
Building upon the strategic plan that has been developed by the School, develops and leads the implementation of the long-term vision and goals for diversity, equity and inclusion, builds new DEI programs and training for students, faculty, staff, and is accountable for the results of those programs. In partnership with the Dean, serves as advisor and consultant to the heads of all six degree programs: Full Time MBA, Evening Weekend MBA, Executive MBA, PhD, Master Financial Engineering, and Undergrad programs. Collaborates with Development team to fundraise to support DEI initiatives and secure scholarship funding for under-represented minority (URM) students. Provides leadership in identifying outreach services and is responsible for representing Haas nationally and internationally at diversity officer events, admissions events, and alumni convenings. Partners with UC Berkeley's Office of Equity & Inclusion and DEI officers of other professional schools to further the DEI vision for the campus.
Leads the design and development of major business school program components and oversees the execution of those programs in partnership with other Senior Leadership Team members.
Supervise the Director of Inclusion and Diversity, and in partnership with our student leaders, build upon and institutionalize student-led equity initiatives to continue to enhance student climate and connect student leaders across degree programs
Oversee the strategy for increasing effectiveness of outreach strategies for prospective students and revise application review process to increase diversity of the student classes
Partners with instructional and ladder faculty to increase diversity in hiring and to bring DEI into coursework
Supervise the Director of Inclusion and Equity, and in partnership with our student leaders, build upon and institutionalize student-led equity initiatives to continue to enhance student climate and connect student leaders across degree programs
Design and implement talent management processes and systems to increase diversity of senior leadership team over time
Design DEI programs targeted to staff attraction and retention
Develop DEI pilot grant program for staff, students and faculty to bring new ideas to Haas
Partner with Development team to secure funding to increase amount of scholarship awards for URM students and develop a legal process for awarding scholarships directly to URM students
Partner with Human Resources to administer and evaluate the results of staff engagement and climate surveys to achieve a more inclusive and diverse staff environment
Work with Associate Deans, Senior Assistant Dean of Instruction, and Faculty Equity Advisor to increase diversity of ladder faculty and professional faculty, and continually provide consulting and advising to faculty members to create more inclusive classroom environments.
Collaborates with Center for Equity, Gender and Leadership on student programming and fundraising strategy. Identifies and applies for funding from multiple external sources (corporations, foundations, individuals, other universities). Makes budget allocation decisions about scholarships and student programming in partnership with other members of the Management Team. Plans, directs and controls program budget and manages financial, HR, technical and other supporting resources. Creates assessment system, tracks results of new programs, and communicates those results. Based on assessment results, recommends changes to program's content, policies and strategic goals accordingly.
Oversees strategy for Haas representation and also represents Haas on a national level especially with affiliated organizations such as the Consortium for Graduate Study in Management, Managing Leaders for Tomorrow (MLT), Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC), as well as other diversity industry organizations.
Serves as executive sponsor of Haas Alumni Diversity Council and Haas Diversity Admissions Council and develops and maintains strong partnerships with other external advisory boards including the Haas Advisory Board.
Leadership role among the U Berkeley professional schools to push forward the campus wide DEI strategic plan.
Leads professional conferences and provides consulting and advising to senior staff on leading teams that reflect the DEI values of the school.
This is not meant to be a checklist, rather an ideal set of knowledge and skills. We look forward to seeing candidates that have many, but not necessarily all of these skills.
Academic or professional background in diversity, equity and inclusion. Expert oral and written communication skills, specifically as it relates to communicating to a variety of internal and external stakeholders about diversity, equity and inclusion. Comfort to presenting to large, diverse audiences
Demonstrated leadership experience in academic, corporate, and/or nonprofit organizations effectively working with historically underrepresented groups (African American, Chicano/Latino, and Native American/Alaska Native).
Demonstrated expertise building collaborations between academia, industrial and/or internal stakeholders across all functions. Expert ability to work with dynamic and diverse group of faculty, staff and students
Direct experience with or significant knowledge of the people and processes that direct national organizations such as Consortium for Graduate Study in Management, Managing Leaders for Tomorrow (MLT), Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC), as well as other diversity industry organizations.
Demonstrated ability to fundraise.
Expert influencing skills. Proven ability to support and empower leaders who are less experienced in leading conversations about diversity and inclusion to build the school's capacity in equity leadership.
Managerial experience, both with direct reports and with cross functional teams that do not have a direct, formal reporting structure.
Track record of program implementation, strategic planning, and managing across multiple important priorities.
Ability to travel one week a month and represent the program externally.
Advanced degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training
10+ years of DEI focused experience, including leadership and managerial experience
Salary & Benefits
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Conviction History Background
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