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Associate Director of the Caltech Center for Inclusion and Diversity

Pasadena, CA 91125

Job Type

Full Time

About the Role

The CCID’s mission is to provide education, advocacy and allyship to foster an inclusive campus community across individuals from all student, postdoctoral scholar, faculty, and staff groups. Reporting to the Director of the Caltech Center for Inclusion and Diversity (CCID), the Associate Director of the CCID is responsible for carrying out the center’s mission by developing and overseeing programming and initiatives that promote a supportive and inclusive campus environment in which individuals of all backgrounds will experience a sense of belonging, cultivate a sense of belonging for each other, and ultimately thrive personally and professionally at Caltech.


Essential Job Duties

Create and implement dynamic Caltech Center for Inclusion and Diversity programs that promote and increase diversity, equity, and inclusion within the Institute.
Directs, coordinates, and assesses the Freshman Summer Research Institute (FSRI) program, including the academic, research, and service learning, and living-learning elements.
Develops, implements, and assesses FSRI academic-year programming.
Collaborates with the Office of Residential Experience to support the FSRI Living-Learning Community.
Manage a staff of twelve paraprofessionals committed to advancing the goals of Caltech’s DEI initiatives through their work in the summer session of the FSRI programand CCID, while collaborating with those across campus who strive to create a more diverse and inclusive community.
Work with the CCID Director and Assistant Director to develop and conduct trainings and workshops intended to educate the Caltech community about issues related to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Work with the CCID Director and Assistant Director to coordinate the quarter and end of the year reports.
Supports students, staff, faculty with issues related to sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, coming out, safe communities, identity development, college transitions, family transitions, etc.
Support the creation of affinity spaces for Caltech community members from historically minoritized, marginalized and underserved populations.
Develop and implement educational programming and activities intended to celebrate the identities and experiences of historically minoritized, marginalized and underserved populations.
Develop and implement programming intended to facilitate leadership and scholarly development of students from historically minoritized, marginalized, and underserved populations.
Advise and support clubs and organizations with connection to the CCID.
Participate in the design and implementation of the office’s short and long-term strategic planning.
Mentors and supports all staff members; (e.g., directly supervising FSRI staff, student workers, etc.).
Liaison with various offices on campus including Title IX/Equity Office, admissions office, dean’s office, student-leadership groups (e.g., IHC, ASCIT, CRC, etc.) on matters related to inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility.
Other duties as required.
Basic Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree in a related field of education/higher education preferred with 5+ years of related work experience, or a combination of education and related experience.
Ability to work with and support a diverse group of students with an emphasis on those who are underrepresented minorities and LGBTQ+.
Demonstrated success in designing, implementing, and presenting educational programs.
Must possess excellent communication and problem-solving skills.
The ability to work effectively with little direction and to make appropriate decisions based upon policy, accepted practices, and/or procedures.
The ability to collaborate effectively with a variety of staff, faculty, and students.
Ability to meet deadlines while working in a complex and fast-paced organization.
Preferred Qualifications

Master’s degree in and 6+ years of directly related work experience.
The candidate will ideally understand the academic environment.
Required Documents


About the Company

Caltech is a world-renowned science and engineering institute that marshals some of the world’s brightest minds and most innovative tools to address fundamental scientific questions. Our community is strengthened through diversity, which enriches our lives and work with different perspectives borne out of a range of lived experiences. Thus, cultivating a diverse and inclusive campus is essential to achieving Caltech’s mission to expand human knowledge and benefit society through research integrated with education.

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