Job details

California State University, Northridge
  • Position Number: 3771924
  • Location: Northridge, CA
  • Position Type: Multicultural Affairs and Affirmative Action

Deputy Director

At CSUN we aspire to continually grow as an inclusive, cooperative community!

CSUN strives to be a destination workplace, where everyone understands that they belong to a community that is vital in advancing student success and providing exemplary service to all stakeholders. We foster an environment of success, both for our students and our employees. We have a relentless passion for celebrating diversity, equity, and inclusion as well as being an employer of choice. You will also have the opportunity to realize your own personal goals and be recognized for the work you do and enjoy the unique value the CSUN community can offer. As a leader you will have the opportunity to thrive in a community in which our leaders share common traits as identified in our Leadership Principles If this sounds like you, you've come to the right place.


Under the leadership and general supervision of the Director, Equity and Diversity, the Deputy Director is primarily responsible for supporting and assisting the Director of Equity and Diversity with institution-wide leadership, expertise, implementation, coordination, and oversight of Title IX and other anti-discrimination mandates, laws, guidance, regulatory changes, and requirements, emerging issues, investigations, and other program responsibilities, including campus-wide training and education on Title IX and other civil rights laws. The incumbent serves as the University's lead DHR investigator and manager and investigates and assists investigators by managing workloads to ensure investigations are both timely and thorough.
  • Receives and assesses all incoming reports and conducts outreach, where appropriate, in response to incident reports as well as in the prevention of discrimination and harassment based on protected status.
  • Conducts timely investigations, including interviewing complainants, respondents, and relevant witnesses; analyzing the evidence collected to make reasoned determinations as to whether the allegations are substantiated in violation of California State University (CSU) and university policies prohibiting discrimination, harassment, and retaliation; and writing detailed investigative reports summarizing the investigative process and clearly articulating the investigation findings and outcome.
  • Investigates the most complex and sensitive complaints of DHR and assists the Director of Equity and Diversity in supervising the investigation of DHR complaints by Investigators.
  • As a leader, demonstrates a commitment to student success that is mission aligned with the university's vision, values and priorities. Establishes an ethical and collegial work environment, promoting a collaborative, accountable and inclusive team. Encourages a courageous and resilient solution-oriented environment by participating in new opportunities to further the mission of the university. Participates in developing initiatives that further support the campus mission with a service-oriented and catalytic mindset. Strengthens employees by being communicative and a talent builder that develops team attributes, furthering departmental goals.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

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  • Equivalent to graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a Bachelor's degree in a job-related field. Juris Doctorate is preferred.
  • Equivalent to five (5) years of progressively responsible professional/administrative experience; with two (2) of the five years in a managerial role preferred.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Leadership
  • Demonstrated knowledge and ability to apply and interpret federal and state equal opportunity and anti-discrimination laws (particularly with Title IX, VAWA, Clery, Campus SaVE), complex internal policies, procedures, and practices, and contracts are required. Five (5) years of experience in an investigative and/or employee relations position preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to function independently including the ability to plan, organize, and schedule work daily: maintain a high level of accuracy and confidentiality, multitask and meet deadlines, utilize evidence-gathering techniques, examine documents pertaining to issues and concerns impartially and objectively, neutrally investigate and analyze information and draw reasonable conclusions, analyze complex situations, problem-solve, and recommend effective action under established timelines, and facilitate conflict resolution and informal resolution of complaints.
  • Possess strong interviewing and data collection skills; excellent oral and written communication skills, including the ability to maintain effective working relationships with administrators, staff, faculty, students, and community partners.
  • Demonstrated experience with diversity issues and commitment to fostering a respectful working and learning environment is required. Ability to develop, guide, advise on, and/or deliver appropriate education outreach to various audiences.
  • Lead diverse teams to support the operational mission and vision of employers by fostering an ethical, inclusive, and collegial work environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to support ongoing improvement through courageous, resilient, and catalytic leadership.
  • Lead varying initiatives through a collaborative, service-oriented, and communicative approach.
  • Demonstrated commitment to employee development, recognition, and accountability to further operational goals.

Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule
  • Salary is commensurate with knowledge, skills, and experience. The University offers excellent fringe benefits.
  • The anticipated HIRING RATE is up to $110,004 per year, dependent upon qualifications and experience.

  • The position is currently hybrid ( 4 days in office, 1 day remote); however, this is subject to change based on student and/or operational needs.

General Information
  • This position is a sensitive position as designated by the CSU.
  • A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.
  • The person holding this position may be considered a 'limited reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.
  • Candidates should apply by completing the CSUN on-line application. To submit an application and for more detailed information on the application and hiring process, please visit this link:
  • Applications received through May 3, 2022, will be considered in the initial review and review of applications will continue until position is filled.
  • CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so. Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. To learn more visit our Matadors Forward site:

Equal Employment Opportunity

CSUN is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, and disability. Our nondiscrimination policy is set forth in CSU Executive Order 1096. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting Recruitment Services at 818-677-2101.

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