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Director, DEIBJ Operations & Engagement (4634U), Intercollegiate Athletics - 47916
University of California, Berkeley

Date Posted Jan. 16, 2023
Title Director, DEIBJ Operations & Engagement (4634U), Intercollegiate Athletics - 47916
University University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Director/Manager
  • Institutional Advancement
    Communications/Public Relations
    Athletics and Recreation Services

Director, DEIBJ Operations & Engagement (4634U), Intercollegiate Athletics - 47916

About Berkeley

At the University of California, Berkeley, we are committed 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. Our culture of openness, freedom and belonging make it a special place for students, faculty and staff.

The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world's leading institutions of higher education, distinguished by its combination of internationally recognized academic and research excellence; the transformative opportunity it provides to a large and diverse student body; its public mission and commitment to equity and social justice; and its roots in the California experience, animated by such values as innovation, questioning the status quo, and respect for the environment and nature. Since its founding in 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world.

We are looking for equity-minded applicants who represent the full diversity of California and who demonstrate a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds present in our community. When you join the team at Berkeley, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative and equity-focused community that approaches higher education as a matter of social justice that requires broad collaboration among faculty, staff, students and community partners. In deciding whether to apply for a position at Berkeley, you are strongly encouraged to consider whether your values align with our Guiding Values and Principles, our Principles of Community, and our Strategic Plan.

At UC Berkeley, we believe that learning is a fundamental part of working, and our goal is for everyone on the Berkeley campus to feel supported and equipped to realize their full potential. We actively support this by providing all of our staff employees with at least 80 hours (10 days) of paid time per year to engage in professional development activities. To find out more about how you can grow your career at UC Berkeley, visit

Departmental Overview

The Department of Intercollegiate Athletics consists of more than 275 staff members and coaches and sponsors 30 varsity sports programs. These 30 programs include more than 850 student-athletes who participate in the various sports programs annually within the National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA). We are currently seeking a Director of Operations & Engagement who will work within the department's Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Belonging & Justice Office.

Reporting to the Associate Athletics Director for DEIBJ, this position is responsible for helping operationalize and scale the vision and mission of diversity, equity, inclusion, belonging, and justice within the Athletics department. This position will support the Associate Athletics Director for DEIBJ/ Cal Athletics Department accelerate goals and objectives related to DEIBJ through project management, strategic communications, partnership with department and Campus units, workshop facilitation, policy development, and one-on-one support for employees and student-athletes.

Application Review Date

The First Review Date for this job is: January 27, 2023


  • Coordinate various operational logistics throughout the department to enhance efficiency and productivity, including Zoom session set-up and facilitation, meeting coordination, survey creation and data collection, engagement tracking, budget management, spreadsheeting, departmental infrastructure development, etc.
  • Oversee the execution of assigned projects from start to finish, including workshops, trainings, stakeholder-focused events (e.g. Black Homecoming event, Employee Engagement Group Showcase), departmental culture assessments, etc.
  • Brainstorm and document department-enhancing opportunities and projects to accelerate the sense of DEIBJ within all of our stakeholder demographics (student-athletes, coaches, IA staff, campus staff, non-athlete students, fans, donors, student-athletes' families, alumni, corporate and community partners, and more).
  • Provide support around IA communication and correspondence on behalf of the DEIBJ department (e.g. BeLOnG blog, engagement opportunity emails and invitations, sharing departmental highlights etc.).
  • Enhance IA's LinkedIn profile by reimagining and repurposing it for modern-day social, community, and professional engagement.
  • Help the department use LinkedIn to tell its story in unique and diverse ways (e.g. articles, videos, photos, and other content, highlighting all staff members, student-athletes, and departments); post open job opportunities via the "jobs" link to stay current and informative for interested professionals; and connect, communicate, and engage meaningfully with diverse stakeholders (current staff, student- athletes, student-athlete alumni, fans, business community, and more).
  • Collaborate with the HR department to reimagine how IA can innovate its processes to be more intentional with talent recruitment and acquisition.
  • Take a proactive approach to support recruiting and hiring efforts for all departments, including potential sourcing efforts for various opportunities so that we can ensure we're attracting the best people to diversify our community.
  • Provide operational support with workshop and event facilitation, including leading trainings, moderating panel discussions, delivering presentations, engaging with teams, coordinating listening/lifting session processes etc.
  • Examine IA's Strategic Plan and other policies to determine if DEIBJ values are effectively communicated and celebrated, identify areas for improvement, and craft recommendations.
  • Advise Student Athlete and Employee Engagement Groups and lead SVSH Prevention efforts.
  • Support staff and student-athletes who would like to meet with a DEIBJ-focused professional to accelerate their pursuit of goals, serve as a resource for enhancing their sense of belonging, solicit feedback for the DEIBJ department, collaborate on DEIBJ projects, etc.
  • Other duties as assigned, including professional development.

Required Qualifications

  • Demonstrated and advanced knowledge of diversity, equity, inclusion, belonging, and justice values and practices, and scaling growth in these areas.
  • Strong logistical / program and project management skills and the ability to influence and bring together teams, collaborate, lead, and delegate in order to execute complex events and initiatives.
  • Advanced communication and interpersonal skills to communicate effectively with all levels of staff and influence, both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to work, manage, and execute on multiple projects with demanding timeframes and in a fast-paced, detailed-oriented environment.
  • An advanced understanding and ability to work with and serve individuals from diverse backgrounds.
  • Experience and proficiency with incorporating the use of technology to organize and deliver services and programming.
  • Demonstrated record of public speaking/presentation experience.


  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent training/experience and experience in DEIBJ.

Preferred Qualifications


  • Master's Degree or a minimum of 2 years experience in DEIBJ or related fields.

Salary & Benefits

For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University, please visit this UCOP link.

Under California law, the University of California, Berkeley is required to provide a reasonable estimate of the compensation range for this role and should not offer a salary outside of the range posted in this job announcement. This range takes into account the wide range of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions including but not limited to experience, skills, knowledge, abilities, education, licensure and certifications, analysis of internal equity, and other business and organizational needs. It is not typical for an individual to be offered a salary at or near the top of the range for a position. Salary offers are determined based on final candidate qualifications and experience.

The budgeted salary that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position is $75,000.00 - $78,000.00.

  • This is a 100% full-time (40 hours per week), career position that is eligible for full UC benefits.
  • This position is exempt and paid monthly.

How to Apply

To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter.

Conviction History Background

This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.

Mandated Reporter

This position has been identified as a Mandated Reporter required to report the observed or suspected abuse or neglect of children, dependent adults, or elders to designated law enforcement or social service agencies. We reserve the right to make employment contingent upon completion of signed statements acknowledging the responsibilities of a Mandated Reporter.

Equal Employment Opportunity

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, or protected veteran status. For more information about your rights as an applicant see the EEOC poster.

For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see the UC policy.

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