This new senior University officer will have the opportunity to define priorities and directions in a time when the University is pushing forward ambitiously on many fronts, supported by a President and Provost deeply committed to diversity and inclusion. Reporting directly to President Brian W. Casey, this leader will serve as a key strategic advisor to the president and as a vital member of the University Cabinet.
The CDO will oversee the continued development of the University's long-term plan for diversity, equity and inclusion, a part of the University's Third-Century Plan, which identifies a diverse, inclusive and equitable community as foundational for the strength and success of the University. Additional priorities for the CDO include assisting with recruitment and retention of diverse faculty, staff and students, and providing support to diversity, equity and inclusion practitioners already on the campus, working with a number of offices to coordinate DEI efforts across campus, and deepening connections to diversity, equity and inclusion work across the campus and with the Village of Hamilton.
Colgate seeks in its next CDO a courageous, collaborative, strategic and inspiring leader who has a track record of building programs and partnerships in addressing intersecting dimensions of diversity. Successful candidates will bring emotional intelligence and strong communication and conflict-resolution skills to charged issues in order to move the institution forward in its ambitions. Ideal candidates will also have demonstrated skills in collecting and using data to assess programs; familiarity with and support of shared accountability in an academic setting; significant supervisory experience and demonstrated strengths in coaching and mentoring; and the capacity to bring together community resources in support of institutional change and growth.
A terminal degree is preferred, but not required.
It is the policy of Colgate University not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of their race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, pregnancy, national origin, marital status, disability, protected Veterans status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, being or having been victims of domestic violence or stalking, familial status, or any other categories covered by law. Colgate is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Candidates from historically underrepresented groups, women, persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.
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