Director of Diversity and Outreach in UCSF Graduate Division

Posted: 02 22, 2017


We are recruiting for a new Director of Diversity and Outreach in UCSF’s Graduate Division. The position includes day-to-day program management and project management, seeking someone who could grow the role to propose, develop and implement new initiatives and ideas. An ideal candidate would have:

· Experience with graduate level programs, culture, trainees – Experience could be a finishing PhD student or a postdoc, or someone who has worked extensively with PhDs and postdocs, and so has a good understanding of the general issues and concerns of the population
· Program management/project management experience. Experience could be in a professional capacity, or it could be through extensive extracurricular/volunteer work in the case of a PhD/postdoc
· Proficiency/interest in data management (Not complicated data so advanced knowledge is not necessary)
· Interest in evaluating success and outcomes for our outreach efforts and programs
· Ambition (of course!) – Seeking someone who is driven to make a meaningful impact in cultivating the culture of diversity, equity and inclusion that UCSF strives for.


The Director of Diversity and Outreach will oversee and administer efforts to increase the diversity of the student body and efforts to foster an inclusive climate in UCSF’s graduate programs (PhD, master’s, DPT, and certificate). In addition to managing existing outreach programs for undergraduate and graduate trainees, the Director of Diversity and Outreach will engage actively in the development, implementation, and funding of new initiatives to recruit and retain a diverse population of trainees, working closely with program directors, admissions committee chairs, program administrators, and contacts at other UC campuses, CSUs, and HBCUs. The Director of Diversity and Outreach will also develop, implement, and fundraise for expanded programming in inclusion and community building, in collaboration with the graduate programs, the professional programs, the Office for Postdoctoral Scholars, the Office of Diversity and Outreach, the Multicultural Center, and the Graduate Professional Students Association.

Please Note: The location is Mission Bay, some Parnassus.

The Graduate Division functions as the institutional home for graduate education and postdoctoral scholarship at UCSF, serves as the primary advocate for graduate students and postdocs, and strives to promote excellence in all graduate and postdoc training programs. The Graduate Division enhances access, representation, and the educational experience of underrepresented students, and develops and implements institutional initiatives to expand the pool of qualified applicants to the graduate programs and postdoctoral positions, playing a crucial role in UCSF\’s plan to diversify the campus community as a whole.

The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) is a leading university dedicated to promoting health worldwide through advanced biomedical research, graduate-level education in the life sciences and health professions, and excellence in patient care. It is the only campus in the 10-campus UC system dedicated exclusively to the health sciences.
Required Qualifications • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent education and experience
• Five to six years’ experience working on diversity, multicultural and outreach programs and initiatives, specifically in higher education and/or with graduate students
• Knowledge of grant application process and writing of applications
• Proficiency in Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, survey tools (Survey Monkey or Qualtrics)
• Demonstrated experience in developing, implementing, and evaluating programing for graduate students, ideally with a specific focus on diversity
• Demonstrated experience facilitating student group discussions that focus on sensitive topics
• Demonstrated research and analytical skills with data and metrics
• Experience working effectively with cross-functional teams, task forces, or committees
• Experience with administrative processes and practices in higher education
• Demonstrated creativity and the ability to manage multiple priorities
• Demonstrated ability to work effectively with people from diverse backgrounds
• Excellent communication, planning and organizational skills
• Ability to function independently with demonstrated strategic decision-making capabilities
• Ability to exercise independent judgment in dealing with sensitive, confidential matters
• Ability to collaborate and interact successfully with a variety of leaders and constituencies
• Ability to collaborate by establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with faculty, administrators, staff, and students in different areas and at different levels of the University
• Skills in judgment and decision-making, problem solving, identifying measures of system performance and the actions to improve performance
• Ability in problem identification and reasoning
• Ability to develop original ideas to solve problems
• Interpersonal skills
• Multicultural competencies; ability to work with diverse populations



Note: Fingerprinting and background check required.

Preferred Qualifications • Masters or PhD degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience
• High degree of institutional knowledge and political savvy
• Experience with qualitative and/or survey research methods
• Working knowledge of advising and counseling techniques
• Knowledge of University-specific computer application programs and knowledge of University and departmental principles and procedures involved in risk assessment and evaluating risks as to likelihood and consequences

To Apply:

Applicants can view the details and apply here: 46519BR – Director, Graduate Division Diversity and Outreach

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