Deputy Chief Diversity Officer, Office of Inclusive Excellence

California State University-San Marcos
San Marcos

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job no: 510905
Work type: Management (MPP)
Location: San Marcos
Categories: MPP, Administrative, At-Will, Full Time

Job Overview

California State University (CSU) San Marcos seeks applications and nominations for the role of Deputy Chief Diversity Officer (Deputy CDO).

CSU San Marcos, founded in 1989, is a Hispanic-Serving Institution which enrolls more Native American students per capita than any other California State University campus. Also, with more than 50% of its graduates first in their families to earn a bachelor’s degree, forward thinking leadership in support of student success and social mobility is essential.

The Office of Inclusive Excellence (OIE) was established at CSUSM during the 2005-06 academic year and has been a centralizing force for the campus’s long-standing commitment to diversity, social justice, and inclusive excellence. Over the past few years, there has been an array of efforts, programs, and initiatives to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) across the University. Please see for information on previous institutional efforts ranging from the Diversity Mapping Project to the Diversity & Equity Requirement and the 2016 Diversity & Inclusion Strategic Plan (DISP).

CSUSM’s inaugural Deputy Chief Diversity Officer (D-CDO) will work with the Office of Inclusive Excellence (OIE) team, report directly to CSUSM’s Chief Diversity Officer, to leverage the current Strategic Plan process and campus climate survey results to set clear goals and benchmarks for the institution.

The COVID-19 pandemic has presented an unprecedented challenge across higher education, jeopardizing in-person education while drastically impacting enrollment management and state and federal funding. Furthermore, our nation’s social unrest in response to racial injustice across the country has reinforced the University’s commitment to anti-racist practices. With the Inclusive Excellence initiative, CSUSM is taking steps to combine its commitment to academic excellence with its dedication to embedding diversity and inclusion in all aspects of campus life.

Position Summary

Deputy Chief Diversity Officer (Administrator II)

This is a full-time, exempt position in the Management Personnel Plan (MPP). MPP positions serve at the pleasure of the President.

This position is eligible for a broad range of benefits, including medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurances, retirement (CalPERS), tuition waiver, vacation and sick leave. In addition, 14 paid holidays are offered each year; 13 scheduled on specific days and a Personal Holiday that may be taken any time during the year.

A comprehensive benefits summary for this position is available online by visiting our Benefits Portal.

To view the full job description and position requirements, please click on the following link: Deputy Chief Diversity Officer - Position Description

Salary is commensurate with the background and experience of the individual selected.

California State University San Marcos

A mid-size university located in San Diego's vibrant North County, we are dedicated to service, innovation, leadership and diversity. We have an attentive faculty and state-of-the-art facilities which offer our students hundreds of opportunities to learn, lead, play and serve.

California State University San Marcos is a new kind of university, pushing the boundaries of innovation to prepare tomorrow's leaders, build stronger communities and solve pressing issues.

Cutting-edge research meets hands-on application at our campus and in the real world.

Application Process

This position is open until filled. For assurance of full consideration, please submit application, cover letter and resume by 11:59pm on March 13, 2022. Complete applications will include a C.V., cover letter, and diversity statement.

Applicants who require an accommodation during the application or testing process due to a disability recognized under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)/CA Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) should notify the Office of Human Resources at (760) 750-4418 or e-mail: [email protected]. Hearing & speech impaired call our TDD at (760) 750-3238.

Supplemental Information

CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so. Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy can be found at Questions should be sent to the Office of Human Resources at [email protected]

Following a conditional offer of employment, satisfactory completion of a background check (including criminal records check) is required prior to beginning employment. Any offer of employment rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was conditionally offered the position.

The person holding this position is considered a 'mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 Revised July 21, 2017 as a condition of employment.

This position is a "designated position" in the California State University's Conflict of Interest Code. The incumbent in this position is required to file Conflict of Interest forms subject to the regulations of the Fair Political Practices Commission.

California State University San Marcos is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer that is strongly committed to promoting diversity in all areas of the campus community. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to age, physical or mental disability, gender or sex, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion or religious creed, sexual orientation, and veteran or military status.

The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act or Clery Act Notification can be found at

California State University San Marcos is not a sponsoring agent for staff or management positions (i.e. H1-B visas).

Positions are posted for a minimum of 14 days.

Advertised: February 23, 2022 (9:00 AM) Pacific Standard Time
Applications close: Open until filled

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