Bias Response Director (Administrator II) (AS0823P)

  • Sacramento
  • Sacramento, California
  • Sep 17, 2020
Full Time Administration and Management

Job Description

Posting Details
Working Title Bias Response Director (Administrator II)
Classification Title Administrator II
Job Summary
The mission of the Division of Inclusive Excellence is to ensure that the University's commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion is embedded throughout all aspects of the University and its operation. Inclusive Excellence is charged with providing vision, leadership, and support to the University as it works to achieve its goal of being a welcoming and caring campus where all members of the Hornet Family belong. Embedded within this goal is ensuring the success of all our students as well as the faculty, staff, administrators, and other Sacramento State stakeholders.

Under the supervision of the VP for Inclusive Excellence and University Diversity Officer, the Bias Response Director serves as a resource and facilitator for students, staff, faculty, and members of the campus community to respond to incidents of bias; support the respect and appreciation of personal identities; respond to and assist in resolving bias-related conflict; and promote a positive and inclusive campus climate and environment. The Director serves as a campus resource for responding to reports of bias; providing support and resources for individuals reporting bias incidents; recommending avenues of effective recourse for individuals or groups found responsible for engaging in bias-related incidents; and recommending educational interventions to help the larger University community deepen awareness and fluency on the diversity of human experience and inclusiveness.

The incumbent serves as an information and communication resource, recipient of feedback, advisor, informal mediator, and change agent responsible for responding to bias-related incidents. In consultation with the Office of Equal Opportunity, the incumbent is responsible for assisting in the expeditious response to incidents; providing referrals to appropriate services and supports; when appropriate, informal resolution of problems and/or conflict; and recommending educational interventions and changes to policies and procedure to minimize the number and impact of bias-related incidents on campus. The incumbent will collaborate with others within the division and throughout the campus to ensure the development, delivery, and promotion of educational programs, information, and resources designed to reduce or eliminate bias related incidents and to promote an inclusive campus climate issues.

FLSA MPP - This position is defined in the Management Personnel Plan (MPP) of the California State University. It is excluded from the collective bargaining process and is exempt from overtime provisions of FLSA. This position is covered by health benefits.
Classification Salary Range
$4,583 - $13,750 monthly

Hiring Range $4,583 - $8,500 monthly
Salary Grade/Range 1
Step N/A
Is this position Hourly or Intermittent? No
Regular or Temporary Regular
Full Time or Part Time Full Time
Pay Plan 12
Work Hours Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm. Must be available to work evenings and weekends as needed.
Department Information
The Division of Inclusive Excellence is responsible for ensuring that Sacramento State's commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion is both evident throughout our University and communicated to the larger Sacramento community.

Inclusive Excellence partners with stakeholders across the campus and in the community to embed an equity-minded and inclusive approach to Sacramento State's practices and its pursuit of academic excellence and student success.

Minimum Qualifications
Required Qualifications
1. Master's degree from an accredited university and or college.
2. Two or more years of experience in facilitating/mediating the resolution of problems and conflicts within a large organization.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities
3. Knowledge of restorative practices, racial healing, mediation and/or conflict resolution methods as applied to incidents or acts of bias that are performed based on negative opinions or attitudes toward a group of persons based on race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, and disability.
4. Excellent listening skill and strong oral and written communication skills.
5. Strong conflict resolution and problem-solving skills.
6. Ability to interpret and evaluate descriptions and explanations of problems brought forward by individuals or groups, analyze and define the problem, draw valid conclusions and project consequences or various alternatives of action.
7. Ability to determine informational needs, collect and analyze information, and prepare reports.
8. Ability to develop, design, and present educational and informational programs and/or workshops which are appropriate to the position.
9. Demonstrated ability to research/analyze data and recommend policies or procedures.
10. Demonstrated ability to assist in solving problems, evaluating complex issues and dealing with sensitive concerns.
11. Ability to have positive and effective interaction with a variety of cultural and ethnic backgrounds and viewpoints and at all levels of management, faculty, staff, and students.
12. Ability to learn and explain state, federal, CSU and Sacramento State policies and procedures.
13. 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.
14. Ability to maintain neutrality, confidentiality and handle sensitive communications.

Conditions of Employment
- Ability to pass background check

Preferred Qualifications
15. Advanced degree from an accredited university and/or college.
16. Prior experience in facilitating/mediating the resolution of problems and conflicts related to bias incidents or acts - as defined by the Clery Act.
17. Five or more year of experience in facilitating/mediating the resolution of problems and conflicts.
18. Certificate of training for restorative practices, racial healing, conflict management, or similar training.
19. Experience in higher education institution environment.

Physical Demands
Required Licenses/Certifications
Is Background Check Required Yes
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.

Eligibility Verification
Candidate will be required to provide official transcripts of their highest degree earned and must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the U.S..

Hiring Preference Not Applicable
Conflict of Interest
The duties of this position may include participation in decisions that may have a material financial benefit to the incumbent. Therefore, the selected candidate may be required to file Conflict of Interest Form 700: Statement of Economic Interest when they first occupy the position, and on an annual basis, complete ethics training within 6 months of appointment, and attend this training every other year thereafter.

California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act
The person holding this position is considered a "mandated reporter" under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in the California State University Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

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. For additional information, visit

Posting Number AS0823P
Number of Vacancies 1
Open Date 09/16/2020
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Priority Application Deadline 10/07/2020
Special Instructions to Applicants
Recruitment is open until filled. Priority application deadline is 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, October 7, 2020.

Note: Finalist candidates will be required to submit additional materials to the hiring manager/committee as part of the final interview.

Contact Name Employment Services
Contact Phone 916-278-6326
Contact Email
Supplemental Questions
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

* Please select the highest level of education completed.
High School Diploma
Associate's Degree
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree
Doctorate or Professional Degree (MD, JD)
Some college
None of the above
* How many years of professional experience do you have serving in a formal role facilitating and mediating the resolution of problems and conflicts within a large organization?
Some, but less than 2 years
At least 2 years, but less than 5 years
5 years or more
* In 500 words or less, please describe the importance of responding to incidents of bias on college campuses committed to diversity and inclusion.
(Open Ended Question)

Documents Needed To Apply
Required Documents
Resume/Curriculum Vitae
Cover Letter
Optional Documents
Closing Date/Time: Open until filled

Job Address

Sacramento, California 95819 United States View Map