Touro University California (“TUC” or the “University”) is a private, professional, and graduate-degree awarding institution located in the greater San Francisco Bay Area city of Vallejo, California. Established in 1997, TUC offers its 1,500 students an innovative education in one of several disciplines including osteopathic medicine, pharmacy, physician assistant studies, nursing, public health, and education. Nestled on 44 acres of the former Mare Island Naval Military Base and a proud member of the Touro University System (TUS), TUC is passionate in pursuing its mission of educating caring professionals to serve, to lead, and to teach within a foundation of social justice.
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Reporting to the Director of Diversity and Inclusion, the Diversity and Inclusion Officer serves as a resource in the development of inclusive programs, practices, and services at Touro University California (TUC). The individual must support the mission of the University and have strong collaboration and presentation skills. The Diversity and Inclusion Officer will need to manage multiple projects; develop and maintain collaborative working relationships across the University and provide innovative professional development programing in a dynamic environment. The Diversity and Inclusion Officer must be results oriented and organized with attention to detail. The role is expected to collaborate with academic programs and University departments to support student, staff, and faculty success by offering trainings, services, individual assistance, and resources.
The Diversity and Inclusion Officer collaborates with university administrators, faculty, staff, and students to support students, staff, and faculty from diverse backgrounds and helps promote the University’s vision for diversity and equity. The Diversity and Inclusion Officer will work with the TUC’ Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) in the development and implementation of university-wide diversity and inclusive programming and initiatives aligned with the University’s strategic goals and the work of the TUC Commission on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion.
Under the Advancement Department, this position serves as a resource and supports admissions and recruitment and academic learning support activities, as well as activities related to DEI within the Advancement Department. This position will work with the Student Government Association (SGA) Diversity and Equity Committee and other university student groups to engage with the administration in dialogue and the development and implementation of initiatives to continue the growth of student-centered educational excellence.
This position will work with Human Resources to engage the faculty and staff in ongoing professional development in diversity and inclusion best practices. This position will have duties in Title IX, employee relations, employee training, and restorative mediation.
The position coordinates, and/or performs work with confidential matters and is expected to maintain appropriate confidence and work in an environment with a high degree of trust and integrity. The Diversity and Inclusion Officer must enjoy a fast paced, flexible environment with a focus on high quality individual and group interactions, verbal and written communications and presentations.
Other duties may be assigned, including but not limited to serving on committees, work groups, etc.
This position may supervise the following positions if funding and resources become available and are approved through the annual budget process – work study funded student assistants and/or peer advisors/mentors.