Director of Belonging Education and Support

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Work type: Management (MPP)
Location: Sacramento
Categories: MPP, Administrative, At-Will, Full Time, On-site (work in-person at business location)

Working Title: Director of Belonging Education and Support

Classification Title: Administrator I

Posting Details 

Priority Application Deadline (Posting will remain open until filled): Sunday, July 14, 2024 @ 11:55pm PST

Hiring Preference

Not Applicable

Position Summary

The Director of Belonging Education and Support plays a crucial role within the Office for Cultural Transformation, driving transformative change and fostering an inclusive environment. Leading initiatives to address bias and promote systemic change, the Director collaborates with campus stakeholders, serving as a resource for responding to reports of bias and providing support for students, faculty, and staff. Additionally, the Director oversees the Belonging Education and Support Team, ensuring effective coordination and responses to bias incidents in alignment with values of diversity, equity, belonging, and inclusion. The Director is a key resource, advisor, and mediator, coordinating institutional responses to enhance the experiences of students, staff, and faculty, fostering a campus culture that promotes belonging and reduces bias-related issues.

FLSAExempt (not eligible for overtime compensation)

Anticipated Hiring Range: $3,938 per month - $7,917 per month; commensurate with the candidate's education, experience, skills, and training.

CSU Classification Salary Range: $3,938 per month - $11,703 per month

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Salary Grade/Range: 1

Recruitment Type: At-Will

Time BaseFull-Time

Pay Plan 12 months 

Work Hours: Monday - Friday; 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Department Information 

Welcome to the Division of Inclusive Excellence! Inclusive Excellence leads Sacramento State’s efforts to create a welcoming and inclusive campus free from oppression where all students, faculty, staff, and community members feel a sense of belonging.

Required Qualifications 

1. Doctorate degree from an accredited college or university or equivalent work experience.
2. Strong communication skills, such as writing, public speaking, and/or facilitating difficult conversations.
3. Three or more years of experience in non-bias facilitating/mediating the resolution of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging problems and conflicts within a large organization.
4. Evidence and experience with gathering, analyzing, and reporting data and report writing for campus-wide use.
5. Knowledge of student, staff, and faculty, restorative practices, trauma informed healing, mediation and/or conflict resolution methods as applied to othering, exclusion, hate incidents or acts of bias that are initiated, motivated, or applied toward a group of persons based on race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, disability, or hierarchy of human value.
6. Excellent listening skill and strong oral and written communication skills.
7. Possess a high level of tact, sensitivity, and diplomacy as well comfort working with individuals from a wide range of lived experiences and social identities.
8. Ability to collaborate and partner with departments and units across campus to effectively evaluate analyze and implement high touch retention strategies and manage the bias response protocols to ensure a holistic approach to perceived incidents of bias that have been confirmed by the belonging education support team.
9. Ability to interpret, evaluate, problem-solve through descriptions and explanations of perceived incidents of bias brought forward by individuals or groups, analyze, and identify the root of the incident reported, draw valid and defendable conclusions, and offer recommendations for retention, direct service to concerned individuals and systemic change within the working and learning environment.
10. Ability to determine informational needs, collect and analyze information, and prepare a quality bi-annual Acts of Bias reports.
11. Ability to develop, design, and present educational and informational programs and/or workshops which create a campus experience that increases retention and belonging of students, staff, and faculty.
12. Demonstrated ability to research/analyze data and recommend policies or procedures.
13. Demonstrated ability to make recommendations and offer viable solutions to complex diversity, equity, inclusion, belonging dilemmas sensitive to the multiple complexities within a higher education setting.
14. Ability to have positive and effective interaction with a diverse set of individuals, from various intersectional identities, cultural and ethnic backgrounds, and viewpoints and at all levels of management, faculty, staff, and students.
15. Ability to understand, interpret, learn, and explain state, federal, CSU and Sacramento State policies, procedures, and executive orders.
16. Ability to maintain neutrality, confidentiality and handle sensitive communications.
17. Commitment to maintaining a welcoming and inclusive work environment with diverse colleagues and constituents including faculty, students, staff, and members of the community.

Preferred Qualifications 

18. Experience as an administrator working with faculty at a higher education institution.
19. Prior experience in facilitating/mediating the resolution of problems and conflicts related to student retention and outreach, acts of bias incidents– as defined by the forms of acts of bias tool.
20. Five or more year of experience in outreach and retention strategies, facilitating/mediating the resolution of problems and conflicts, and creating belonging and bridging amongst diverse group.
21. Certificate of training in restorative justice practices, racial justice healing, conflict management, or similar training.

Documents Needed to Apply

Resume and cover letter.

Failure to upload required documentation may result in disqualification.

About Sacramento State

Sacramento State is located in the heart of California’s capital city, five miles from State Capitol. The lush, 300-acre campus is situated along the American River, close to numerous bike trails and other recreational areas. Sacramento, also known as the “Farm-to-Fork Capital,” is one of the most ethnically diverse and livable cities in the country, with a population of half of a million. Sacramento State is a Hispanic and AANAPISI serving institution with about 31,000 students coming not only from the Greater Sacramento Region, but also from across the state, country, and world. Our 1,800 faculty and 1,500 staff are committed to meeting our mission:

“As California’s capital university, we transform lives by preparing students to lead, serve, and succeed. Sacramento State will be a welcoming, caring, and inclusive leader in education, innovation, and engagement.” As the regional hub of higher education, Sacramento State is dedicated to learning and student success; teaching, research, scholarship and creative activity; justice, diversity, equity and inclusion; resource development and sustainability; dedicated community engagement, and wellness and safety.

As evidenced by the values embedded in our Hornet Honor Code, Sacramento State is committed to creating an inclusive environment where all faculty, staff, students, and guests are welcome and valued.  Our commitment is more than simply ensuring that our campus is free from bias and discrimination, but is one devoted to celebrating many diverse identities, life experiences, and perspectives that enrich our community, teaching and learning. 

To learn more about why you should join the Hornet Family, please visit the Why Sac State? page.

Equal Employment Opportunity
California State University, Sacramento is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, pregnancy, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. Sacramento State hires only those individuals who are lawfully authorized to accept employment in the United States.

It is the policy of California State University, Sacramento to provide reasonable accommodations for qualified persons with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. If you need a disability related reasonable accommodation as part of the application and/or interviewing process, visit

The University is committed to creating an education and working environment free from discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. For more information on mandatory training for new employees, visit

Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act and Campus Fire Safety Right-To-know Act Notification:

Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the current Annual Security Report (ASR) is available for viewing at
The ASR contains the current security and safety-related policy statements, emergency preparedness and evacuation information, crime prevention and sexual assault prevention information, and drug and alcohol prevention programming. The ASR also contains statistics of Clery Act crimes for Sacramento State for the last three (3) calendar years. Paper copies are available upon request at the Police Service Center located in the University Union.

Background Check Disclaimer

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with California State University, Sacramento. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current California State University, Sacramento employees who apply for the position.

COVID19 Vaccination Policy

Effective May 2023, per the CSU COVID-19 Vaccination Policy, it is strongly recommended that all California State University, Sacramento employees who are accessing office and campus facilities follow COVID-19 vaccine recommendations adopted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) applicable to their age, medical condition, and other relevant indications. 

Out of State Employment

Sacramento State University, as part of the CSU system, is a State of California Employer. As such, the University requires all employees (up)on date of hire to reside in the State of California.

As of January 1, 2022 the CSU Out-of-State Employment Policy prohibits the hiring of employees to perform CSU-related work outside the state of California.

Eligibility Verification

Candidate must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the U.S. California State University, Sacramento is not a sponsoring agency for staff and management positions (ie. H-1-B Visa).

Note to Applicants:

Possession of the minimum qualifications does not guarantee an interview unless required by collective bargaining agreement.



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