Diversity Assistant

Position: Diversity Assistant
Supervisor: Director of Diversity, DISJ
Time Commitment: 8hrs/Week



California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS) in San Francisco is a pioneer in integrative higher education, providing interdisciplinary, cross-cultural, and applied studies in psychology, philosophy, religion, cultural anthropology, transformative studies and leadership, integrative health, and the arts. We are conveniently located in the SOMA district of San Francisco which is a quick walk from BART, Muni and other public transportation.


  • As part of Diversity Inclusion and Social Justice Committee and other committees, assists the Director of Diversity in the development and implementation of various diversity initiatives at CIIS. 
  • Provides support to Director of Diversity, Director of MHSA and Director of Human Resources in the design, delivery and evaluation of training programs that enhance the ability of CIIS to recruit and maintain graduate students.
  • Provides staff support to the Faculty Diversity Committee and supports faculty, staff and student members in implementation of ideas and follow through with programmatic deliverables. 
  • Acts as liaison between Director of Diversity and other individuals and programs
  • Assists with Library/Research committee in terms of developing diversity resources for faculty staff and students
  • Supports Director of Diversity by publishing an institute-wide biannual Newsletter written on topics and resources related to curricular and pedagogical diversity for CIIS faculty, staff, and students.


  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills in order to maintain an innovative and efficient program.
  • Effective oral and written communications; including public speaking.
  • Data collection, analysis and reporting experience and proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Demonstrates cultural competency with communities representing the target populations with the aim of recruiting students and creating partnerships. 
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team and provides leadership in the area of Diversity, Inclusion and Social Justice.
  • Understanding of the graduate academic environment and confidentiality issues.
  • Ability to interact with students, faculty, staff, and the outside community with diplomacy.
  • Experience in developing assessment plans, individual counseling plans, project evaluations, and other materials needed to meet program goals and objectives. 
  • Experience developing or managing community programs would be helpful.

Note to Candidate:

  • Physical Requirements:
    • This position requires the ability to:
      • Ability to sit for extended periods of time and the ability to manage repetitive hand/wrist movements while using a computer keyboard and/or the phone.
  • Working Conditions:
    • Duties are primarily performed in an office environment at a desk or computer terminal


Salary is commensurate with experience.


Please upload your cover letter and resume as one document to https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=11439001

Equal Opportunity Employment Policy

CIIS strongly pursues diversity in its hiring practices. Diversity refers to the variety of experiences and perspectives which arise from differences in race, culture, spiritual practice/religion, physical abilities, heritage, appearance, age, gender, sexual orientation, social class, nationality, and other characteristics.

CIIS values and promotes diversity because it enhances academic excellence, the educational experience, and the learning environment. CIIS believes equal opportunity for all students, faculty and staff is essential to successfully achieving our mission.

CIIS is committed to providing an open, fair, inclusive, non-discriminatory environment for all individuals across differences of race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, socio-economic status, ethnicity, age, physical ability, or medical condition. We seek to increase the presence, representation and inclusion of U.S. historically underrepresented people of color, international, bilingual and bicultural students, faculty, and staff.