Equity and Justice Fellowship

Claremont, CA
Scripps College

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Type: Adjunct/Part-Time
Posted: 08/01/2022

Job Type: Part time

Claremont, CA

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Equity and Justice Fellowship

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Scripps College honors diversity, equity, justice, inclusion, and access as a key component of the academic, co-curricular, and residential life of our community. In keeping with Scripps' ongoing focus on strengthening a campus-wide culture of inclusion, the College established the IDEA Initiative in 2014, a comprehensive plan to align resources, programs, and events to advance inclusion, diversity, equity, and access throughout the Scripps community. As the College continues its focus on equity-mindedness, it has established a new leadership structure for this work that includes leaders embedded in the senior administration, faculty, and student areas of the campus community. Under the guidance of the Office of the President of the College, the selected Fellow will take part in active, hands-on, substantive projects that foster development of social justice-oriented leadership. Through this opportunity, the Fellow will practice translating academic theory into practice.

The emphasis of this fellowship is on applied research with a focus on communications, education, and engagement. The fellowship is a 20-hour per week position for one full academic year.



This information is intended to be a descriptive of the key responsibilities of the position.  The list of essential functions below does not identify all duties performed by any single incumbent in this position.  Perform other duties as assigned.

  • The Graduate Fellow will receive $30.86 per hour. In addition, the graduate fellow will have access to College resources, such as office space, select data, key individuals, and groups, etc. In return, the graduate fellow will provide documentation of time and activities during the Fellowship and a written summary research report. The fellowship includes the following components:
  • Exposure to executive leadership and decision-making.
  • Departmental and program shadowing.
  • Responsibility and oversight for specific projects.
  • Professional development and professional ethics.
  • Community activities.
  • Facilitation of a lecture or workshop.
  • Active support for the College's Principles of Community and Principles of Diversity in the performance of job duties.
  • In order to be able to respond to emergencies and support our community, it is the expectation of the College that in your role you will be prepared to pivot to support students and College operations as needed. The College reserves the right to ask you to perform duties outside your traditional roles to support the College as it responds to student and operational needs.  Scripps is a small liberal arts College and, therefore, all employees are prepared to support wherever needed.


Individuals must possess knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the essential functions of the position or be able to explain or demonstrate how the essential functions will be performed, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of skills and abilities.

  • Demonstrated commitment and record of research and leadership experience in the areas of racial justice, diversity, equity, access, and inclusion.
  • Willingness to work closely with the Scripps Equity and Justice Leadership team.
  • Excellent research, writing, and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and proven ability to work independently as well as within a team.
  • Self-motivated with the ability to take initiative, manage a variety of tasks and see projects through to completion.



Must be currently enrolled in a masters or doctoral level graduate program in the areas of education, sociology, counseling, or a comparable field.

The overall structure of the fellowship opportunity is designed to allow the Fellow to observe, learn, and do. Therefore, we are seeking an individual who has existing knowledge and experience around diversity, equity and inclusion expertise and leadership.





This is a temporary, part-time, 20 hours per week, benefits eligible position. This position is expected to end on or before June 30th, 2023.



Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  The noise level in the work environment is quiet to moderate.

Physical and Mental Requirements

Ability to maintain good concentration level while dealing with interruptions; attention to details with emphasis on accuracy; capable of giving, receiving, and analyzing information, formulating work plans, and articulating goals and action plans.

Sitting in a normal seated position for extended periods of time.  Standing for extended periods of time. Reaching and extending hand(s) or arm(s) in any direction.  Finger dexterity required to manipulate objects with fingers rather than the whole hand(s), or arm(s), for example, using a keyboard.  Communication skills using the spoken word. Ability to see within normal parameters.  Ability to hear within normal parameters.  Ability to bend and stoop, for example, to file.  Ability to move about.  Ability to lift and carry short distances up to 20 lbs., for example to lift or move office supplies, files, books and packages.

At-Will Employment

Regular employment at the College is for no specified period of time; conditions and status of employment (hours, pay, title, duties, etc.) are subject to change at any time.  Scripps College is an At-Will employer.  Employees, and likewise the College, are free to end the employment relationship at any time, for any reason, with or without notice or cause, unless otherwise prohibited by law.

With the goal of providing the safest campus possible for our community, the College is requiring faculty and staff to have their COVID-19 vaccines up to date within two weeks of hire date or within two weeks of when employee becomes eligible to receive a booster, whichever is later. The College considers a vaccine to be up to date if (i) the individual has previously received two doses of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine and receives either a third dose of one of those vaccines or one dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine or (ii) the individual has previously received one dose the Johnson & Johnson vaccine and receives either a second dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine or one dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine. Exemptions for documented medical reasons or a sincerely held religious belief may be requested.

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