Director of DEI Education and Bias Prevention

University of the Pacific

Director of DEI Education and Bias Prevention

Primary Purpose:
Under the leadership of the Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, The Director of DEI Education and Bias Prevention provides preventive solutions that promotes a fair and equitable campus environment. The Director of DEI Education and Bias Prevention will coordinate the Bias Education Resource Team (BERT) and respond to reports of bias incidents across the university. The Director will advise students, staff, and faculty who are experiencing challenges and work toward resolution and reconciliation. The Director will coordinate DEI assessment initiatives and deliver research-informed DEI workshops and professional development for students, staff, and faculty.

Essential Functions:

  1. Serve as a strategic partner with VPDEI to advance DEI priorities across all three campuses.
  2. Coordinate Bias Education Resource Team (BERT) and respond and manage reports of bias.
  3. Provide diversity education workshops on access, equity, inclusion, and identity subject matter expertise.
  4. Conduct assessment on DEI initiatives and programs for effectiveness.
  5. Work collaboratively with DEI Leads throughout the university to advance the university goal to become a model for DEI in the nation.
  6. Represent the VPDEI and Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion throughout the university and local community.
  7. Animate and support the engagement, influence, and reach of VPDEI as a thought leader and executive officer.
  8. Performs other duties as assigned by VPDEI.

University of the Pacific recognizes that diversity, equity, and inclusion is foundational to the success of our valued students and employees. We prioritize policy and decision-making that demonstrates awareness of, and responsiveness to, the ways socio-cultural forces related to race, gender, ability, sexuality, socio-economic status, etc. impede or propel students, faculty and staff.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Five (5) years of work experience in higher education management
  • Three (3) years of conflict resolution work experience with students, faculty, staff, and/or other employees.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with bias response/education.
  • Possess a deep content knowledge of current diversity, equity, and inclusion laws, trends, topics, research, pedagogical needs, and best practices for strategic university DEI and belonging decision making.
  • An astute knowledge of, and demonstrated responsiveness to, the ways socio-cultural forces related to gender, race, ability, class, gender identity, gender expression, etc. systemically impede or propel impacted individuals, groups, and communities.
  • Energetic, empathetic, courageous, and innovative leader with outstanding people and management skills, as well as the ability to work effectively and collaboratively across the organization.
  • Demonstrated experience in educating others on complex subject matter, resolving issues, and advancing social justice in a university setting.
  • Outstanding communication skills (verbal and written) and ability to communicate effectively with individuals at all levels of the organization, as well as with people of all cultures.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills, ability to gather information, analyze it and, as necessary, help an inquirer develop appropriate options and actions.
  • Experience and sensitivity in working with people of diverse backgrounds and cultures.
  • Demonstrated experience in advancing social justice, equity, and inclusion in a university setting.
  • Ability to engage and integrate culturally responsive practices and knowledge in their work.

Physical Requirements:
The physical demands described here are representative but not definitive of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Duties require frequent sitting, repetitive use of hands and wrists while using computer keyboard and phone. Occasional walking, standing and simple grasping. Infrequent climbing stairs, bending, stooping, kneeling or reaching. May be requested to lift to 25lbs.

Work Environment/Work Week/Travel:
Work is performed in normal office environment. Work may be required during nonbusiness hours and weekends. Occasional travel both local and overnight.

Valid driver’s license required. Incumbent must also be able to meet the University’s fleet rules and be eligible to drive for University business. The University and its insurance carrier reserves the right to exclude applicants based on their driving record.

Hiring Range: $77,730 to $106,880 per year. We consider factors such as, but not limited to, scope and responsibilities of the position, candidate’s qualifications, internal equity, as well as market and organizational considerations when extending an offer.

Background Check Statement:
All applicants who receive a conditional offer of employment are required to execute a release and authorization for a background screening.

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University of the Pacific is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer dedicated to workforce diversity. In compliance with applicable law and its own policy, Pacific is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty and staff and does not discriminate in its hiring of faculty and staff, or in the provision of its employment benefits to its faculty and staff on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, genetic information, sex/gender, marital status, military and veteran status, sexual orientation, medical condition, pregnancy, gender identity, gender expression, or mental or physical disability.


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