Chief Diversity Officer

first_imgChief Diversity OfficerThe University of Delaware seeks an experienced and innovativeleader to serve as the Chief Diversity Officer (“CDO”). The CDO isa member of the President’s senior leadership team and providesstrategic leadership, oversight, and vision in the administrationof a range of services, programs, policies and procedures forfaculty, staff, and students related to advancing the institution’scommitment to diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI), as well asdevelop and administer ongoing DEI steering committees.The CDO will be a leader, adviser, advocate, and catalyst forchange and institutional resource focused on infusing diversity,equity and inclusion into all programs and activities, trackingprogress toward these goals, and communicating progress to anengaged community. Moreover, the CDO will exercise strategicexpertise, knowledge of the domain, and lead by collaboration topartner with the University of Delaware’s community in its desireto continue to increase its diversity while continually evolving tobe more inclusive and equitable.A research-intensive, technologically advanced university withglobal impact, the University of Delaware traces its roots to thefounding of a small private academy in 1743. The Universityreceived its charter from the State of Delaware in 1833 and wasdesignated in 1867 as one of the nation’s historic Land Grantcolleges. The University offers a broad range of degree programs(three associate programs, 150 bachelor’s programs, 140 master’sprograms and 60 doctoral programs) through its nine colleges:Agriculture and Natural Resources; Arts and Sciences; Earth, Oceanand Environment; Education and Human Development; Engineering;Health Sciences; Graduate College; Honors College; the AlfredLerner College of Business and Economics and the Biden School ofPublic Policy and Administration.The successful candidate will have at least 10-years ofexperience in higher education or within a comparable complex, withexperience in leading organizational initiatives and promotingdiversity and inclusion; exemplary knowledge of DEI theories andframework; and demonstrated success in analyzing data,understanding areas of need and implementing strategic initiatives.A bachelor’s degree is required.Nominations and expressions of interest will be received until alist of candidates is put forward for final consideration. Reviewof applications will begin immediately. Applications andnominations should be submitted directly to Korn Ferry. Applicantsshould submit a resume and cover, addressing the responsibilitiesabove, electronically to [email protected] University of Delaware is committed to assuring equalopportunity to all persons and does not discriminate on the basisof race, creed, color, gender, age, religion, national origin,veteran or disability status, or sexual orientation in itseducational programs, activities, admissions, or employmentpractices as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII ofthe Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statutes. TheCareer Center at the University of Delaware will work solely withemployers that abide by the university’s equal opportunitystandards.last_img read more