The Director of Advocacy for Racial Justice supports campus leaders and advisory groups focused on diversity and racial equity. Born out of the immediate need to address anti-Black racism, the director will be charged with advancing collaborative programming that will tackle the larger systemic issues of structural racism for all under-represented communities and a key responsibility will be to support the development of a long-term comprehensive Racial Justice Initiative. In the short term, the focus will be on implementing key initiatives to tackle anti-Black racism at SJSU and support the well-being and success of Black students, staff, and faculty. The director will also facilitate communication between Black students, staff, faculty, and campus leadership, serving as a liaison and facilitator as needed.
The director will collaborate with all stakeholders and work closely with the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion; the Office of the Provost; and the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs to advance racial justice through the implementation of internal and community-based initiatives and programs. The director’s collaboration and coordination with others will be crucial to sustaining progress to work against systemic racism at SJSU.
This position will work closely with the Director of Black/African American Equity, a role that will be filled in parallel with this one. Individuals may apply for either or both positions.
SJSU is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability.
It is the policy of SJSU to provide reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities who self disclose.
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