Assistant Dean for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

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Assistant Dean for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
University of California Los Angeles

Requisition Number: 36229
Salary: $6,742 - $18,058 monthly

Position Description:
Excelling in quality, innovation and impact, UCLA Extension is one of the top continuing and professional education providers in the United States, offering programs and classes to more than 50,000 students per year. Adult learners choose from approximately 4,500 classes and certificate programs to meet their professional development, continuing education, and personal enrichment needs. Students are served through partnerships with businesses, non-profits, and governmental agencies in Los Angeles, the State of California, the United States and internationally. Strategic priorities include access, equity, diversity, and inclusion, continuous quality improvement, program innovation and research-based information. Our work is informed by guiding principles that expand access to UCLA, university-level programs, student and career services through outreach to underrepresented communities and populations, while serving as a model organization for equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) in the field of continuing higher education.

Reporting to the Dean of Continuing Education and UCLA Extension, the Assistant Dean for (EDI) will serve as a member of the UCLA Extension Dean's Council and operate as the organization's Chief Diversity Officer, overseeing and facilitating EDI work at all levels of the institution. The Assistant Dean for EDI will be a highly influential leader with the ability to empower others to collectively deepen UCLA Extension's ongoing efforts to create a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive community for all instructors, staff, and students. The Assistant Dean for EDI provides strategic direction, consultation, and assistance as a key leader and voice on issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion. The incumbent will work across UCLA Extension departments to foster an environment of belonging for all.

The incumbent selected for this position will serve as UCLA Extension's inaugural Assistant Dean for EDI and will be responsible for:

1. Serving as primary advisor to the Dean and UCLA Extension leadership on EDI
2. Providing vision, leadership, and planning for EDI
3. Leading and guiding the institution toward an inclusive culture and environment
4. Advising UCLA Extension academic and administrative departments and committees on matters related to EDI
5. Engaging community partners and constituents
6. Working with the Dean, the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee and the larger UCLA Extension community to identify EDI priorities and to articulate a short and long-term strategy for advancing those priorities
7. Developing and implementing a strategic plan to operationalize priorities to advance EDI work across UCLA Extension
8. Liaising with UCLA campus EDI leaders, including the Vice Chancellor of EDI to prepare systematic training for EDI compliance, as well as creating inclusive environments at UCLA and UCLA Extension
9. Create EDI training programs, including, but not limited to, professional development, leadership development, cultural sensitivity, and implicit bias, as well as staff engagement events that educate and raise awareness.
10. Participating in the development of new programs and practices that will attract and retain historically underrepresented populations to UCLA Extension programs and classes
11. Work with Human Resources to recruit diverse talent, with emphasis on growth and promotional opportunities for current staff.
12. Working closely with Human Resources to develop and enhance inclusive hiring practices for instructors, staff, and students
13. Assembling and analyzing data on the status of the institution's EDI efforts to drive data informed decision making related to EDI
14. Developing and implementing ongoing training for academics, staff, instructors and students
15. Consulting on strategies for optimizing EDI in the classroom

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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, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy,

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UCLA is a public research university located in the Westwood neighborhood of Los Angeles, California. It was founded in 1919 and is the second oldest of the ten campuses affiliated with the University of California system. UCLA offers over 300 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in a wide range of disciplines and enrolls about 26,000 undergraduate and about 12,000 graduate students from the United States and around the world every year.

UCLA features the College of Letters and Science, seven general campus professional schools, and four professional schools for the health sciences. The UCLA College of Letters and Science has 34 academic departments and 900 faculty, and houses the majority of UCLA's 129 undergraduate majors as well as the students in the Graduate Division of Letters and Sciences. The UCLA College Honors Program is also housed in the College. The College of Letters and Science's programs are divided into five academic divisions: humanities, social sciences, life sciences, physical sciences, and the International Institute. UCLA also offers certificate programs, undergraduate degree-credit and continuing education credits for non-full-time students through its UCLA Extension education program.

The 2010 edition of U.S. News & World Report ranked UCLA as the 24th best university in the nation and 32nd best in the world. In the 2007 edition of U.S. News and World Report, UCLA Medical Center was ranked best in the West, as well as one of the top 3 hospitals in the United States alongside Mayo Clinic, Cleveland Clinic, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Johns Hopkins Hospital. In 15 of the 16 medical specialty areas examined, UCLA Medical Center ranked in the top 20.

The campus' location in Los Angeles makes excursions to local museums, theaters, or other entertainment venues relatively quick and easy.

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