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Assistant Director of Diversity and Belonging

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Work type: Restricted
Location: Malibu Campus
Categories: School of Law, Other, Counseling

The Assistant Director of Diversity and Belonging designs, coordinates, and implements the goals of the CSOL Office of Diversity and Belonging. The newly formed position is designed to support and work closely with the Dean of Students, Diversity and Belonging, to ensure that CSOL students experience a sense of belonging and inclusion inside and outside the classroom. This includes, but is not limited to, assistance with programming, policy development and implementation, student advisement, and general administrative support. The Assistant Director must have a fundamental knowledge of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB) theory and practice, and must be comfortable with managing sensitive matters and having difficult conversations with students, faculty, and staff alike.


  • Design and coordinate DEIB programming for various student, faculty, staff, and alumni constituencies.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with student organizations, providing support, counsel, and guidance, including regularly convening meetings of Affinity Group Leaders and hosting events, including transitionary retreats for leaders.
  • Support the matriculation of CSOL students from historically underrepresented groups or who are first-generation law students, by serving as a support, counsel, and guide to ensure a sense of belonging inside and outside of the classroom.
  • Maintain internal and external communications on diversity and belonging.
  • Support fundraising and advancement efforts to increase diversity and belonging initiatives.
  • Encourage ongoing positive communications and relationships between students, alumni, and the broader legal community on diversity and belonging.
  • Support and contribute to the law school's mission and overall goals and objectives.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Uphold University mission through work performed.

The above information has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

Skills and Qualifications

Required: Bachelor's degree; 2+ years of professional experience in education, communications, higher education, non-profit, or business; Strong understanding of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging theory and practice; Excellent interpersonal, written, public speaking, and communication skills; Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with a diverse population of students, staff, alumni, and administrators; Ability to maintain confidentiality and security of student records following confidentiality rules established by FERPA, the State of California and the University; Demonstrated commitment 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; Must demonstrate a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds present in our community; Ability to develop original ideas to solve problems; Skills in project management, social perceptiveness to be aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.

Preferred: Juris Doctor; member of a state bar in good standing; familiarity with legal education; 4+ years
of professional experience with progressive leadership and project ownership; previous experience (volunteer or employment) in diversity, equity, and belonging initiatives; Positive, energetic attitude towards diversity, equity, and belonging that finds value in both large-scale and incremental change.

Qualified individuals should be able to articulate a strong commitment to diversity, and have the ability to work effectively with individuals from different backgrounds.

Offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a criminal, education, and employment screening. Qualified individuals with criminal histories will be considered for employment in compliance with applicable laws.

This is a Restricted, Exempt, 40 hour per week position.

Salary: Commensurate with experience.

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