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Community Development Specialist Humboldt State University in California

(Job #17-101) Administrative Analyst/Specialist II Exempt, Community Development Specialist, $4,693-7,769/month. Appointments are typically made at the beginning of the salary range. This is a temporary, full-time, benefitted, exempt position with a start date of January 2, 2018 and an end date of December 31, 2020 in the Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (ODEI).

Position Summary: Under the general direction of the Diversity Specialist of the Humboldt State University (HSU) Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (ODEI), the Community Development Specialist functions as an integral part of the ODEI leadership team by working to create inclusive, safe, and welcoming environments in the Humboldt County community with emphasis on K-12 schools.

Essential Job Functions: Work with the ODEI Executive Director and Diversity Specialist to develop long-range strategic plans to improve HSU campus and Humboldt County community climates around issues of diversity, equity and inclusion. Oversee the development of a comprehensive outreach effort to a variety of Humboldt County stakeholders (including businesses, non-profits, government agencies, churches, etc.) with an emphasis on 31 local school districts. Lead the development of multi-faceted professional development plans customized to meet the individual needs of a variety of Humboldt County stakeholders. Represent HSU in the Humboldt County community as an expert in issues related to diversity, equity and inclusion. Initiate and nurture partnerships with Humboldt County stakeholders around creating change for equity in Humboldt County. Initiate contact with and motivate K-12 school district personnel to engage in the effort to create inclusive working and learning environments. Respond to community requests for information, resources, and training related to diversity, equity and inclusion. Provide public speaking presentations addressing complex and politically sensitive subject matter to a variety of audiences. Provide micro/macro-aggression training sessions customized for K-12 school personnel, students and families, and other Humboldt County community stakeholders. Work with HSU Office of Extended Education to develop Continuing Education Units for K-12 school personnel around diversity training. Collaborate with HSU Department of Education to implement culturally responsive institutional practices in teacher training programs. Collaborate with HSU Center for Teaching and Learning to integrate diversity, equity and inclusion in program planning. Collaborate with other diversity-related programs in the community (North Coast Equity Alliance, Equity Arcata, etc.) to help HSU create change for equity. Work with HSU faculty to create opportunities for undergraduate and graduate student involvement (research projects, internships, volunteer work) in HSU community outreach efforts related to making change for equity. Provide direction to the HSU Student Diversity Committee and other student activities as opportunities are developed. Work with HSU Office of Institutional Effectiveness (OIE) to develop evaluation frameworks to assess efficacy of community outreach activities in Humboldt County. Participate in all ODEI staff meetings, and HCOE meetings as requested. Prepare reports as required by Executive Director or Local Pathways steering committee. Prepare grant proposals. Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications: General knowledge and skills in programs that foster and support diversity, equity, and inclusion, with a foundational knowledge of public administration principles, practices, and methods. This foundation would normally be obtained through a bachelor’s degree OR through a combination of education and work experience which provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this position – primarily the ability to provide program leadership of a strategic nature through planning activities, and the analysis, development, and evaluation of highly complex programs.

Preferred Qualifications: Master’s degree or higher.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Extensive, in-depth knowledge of diversity, equity and inclusion related issues. Demonstrated ability to work as a member of a high-level administrative team. Experience developing strategic plans. Demonstrated ability to build a multi-faceted community collaboration from the ground up. Strong interpersonal skills including the ability to engage, motivate, and sustain relationships with a variety of stakeholders. Well-developed written and oral communication skills. Exceptional public speaking skills. Experience developing and conducting professional training and development programs. Demonstrated initiative, drive and passion for diversity, equity and inclusion work. Ability to represent HSU professionally in the Humboldt County community.

Application Procedure: Please note that Humboldt State University now requires application materials to be submitted electronically. If assistance is needed, the Human Resources & Academic Personnel Services office (located in Siemens Hall room 212) has a computer station available and our front office team would be happy to assist you. Qualified applicants should submit electronically the following materials:

-Letter of Interest;
-HSU Employment Application at
-Resume or Curriculum Vitae;
-Contact information for at least three professional references

Submission of the application materials should be sent as email attachments to

Please include your last name and the job # (17-101) in the subject line of the email.

Application Deadline: This position is open until filled. The first review of applications will be Friday, November 3, 2017.

HSU is committed to enriching its educational environment and its culture through the diversity of its staff, faculty, and administration. Persons with interest and experience in helping organizations set and achieve goals relative to diversity and inclusion are especially encouraged to apply.

Human Resources
Siemens Hall – Room 211
Arcata, CA 95521-8299
(707) 826-3626
Fax: (707) 826-3625“>

It is the responsibility of the applicant to provide complete and accurate employment information. Incorrect or improperly completed applications will not be considered for vacancies. Any reference in this announcement to required periods of experience or education is full-time activity. Part-time experience or education – or activities only part of which are qualifying- -will receive proportionate credit. In accordance with applicable Collective Bargaining Agreements, preference may be given to the campus applicants covered by these agreements. However, positions are open to all interested applicants, both on and off campus.

Evidence of required degree(s), certification(s), or license(s) will be required prior to the appointment date. The successful candidate for a position at HSU is required to be fingerprinted through the Humboldt State University Police Department or their local law enforcement agency. The results of the fingerprint process must be received by the university prior to the candidate’s appointment. The cost of the fingerprinting is borne by the university.

Humboldt State University is committed to achieving the goals of equal opportunity and endeavors to employ faculty and staff of the highest quality reflecting the ethnic and cultural diversity of the state. Additional information about Humboldt State University can be found at

Humboldt State University is a Title IX/Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected status.

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 CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.