Serve Gonzaga University and the Office of Diversity Equity and Inclusion as an innovative, collaborative, and dynamic leader committed to promoting and advancing the Gonzaga University Mission Statement. Supports the Chief Diversity Officer on matters of strategic importance, and shares information with the Chief Diversity Officer on key DEI projects and initiatives taking place across the University.
Under the direction of the Chief Diversity Officer, the Associate Chief Diversity Officer co-leads the university's commitment to provide culturally diverse, inclusive, and welcoming environments for the university's workforce, student body, learning spaces, programs, services and partnerships. The Associate Chief Diversity Officer is responsible for implementing the university's vision, strategic goals and objectives that integrates the educational value of a diverse and inclusive learning environment through collaborative engagement with faculty, staff and students. The primary areas of accountability include assessment, advocacy and education through research, programming, and student and workforce development. The Associate Chief Diversity Officer serves as a leading advisor and subject matter expert to university management, staff, faculty and students in the areas of diversity, inclusion, and equity. The incumbent manages key diversity related staff departments to provide services and programming to students, faculty and staff.
Minimum of five (5) years of experience in higher education administration, teaching, and/or leadership position. Or equivalent relevant experience.
Demonstrated leadership and experience in advancing equity, diversity and inclusion within a complex organization.
Demonstrated understanding of the elements and dynamics of organizational change.
Demonstrated success in developing educational programming with and for diverse audiences.
Demonstrated ability to research, identify and implement best practices of equity, diversity and inclusion.
Experience implementing diversity, equity, and inclusion programs and initiatives
Must have strong understanding of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, the 1991 Civil Rights Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Affirmative Action, Equal Employment Opportunity, and other applicable laws.
Experience interacting with and incorporating the voices of students and student groups, particularly students of color, and other marginalized student groups, including students with disabilities.
At Gonzaga we don’t just state our mission. We live it every day as a Catholic, Jesuit, and humanistic University. It is the reason we exist and the foundation for our purpose: educating students for lives of leadership and service. From students to faculty and staff members, everyone here knows what we stand for – and they know how valuable our mission is to the success of our institution. Our competitive benefit packages are part of Gonzaga’s commitment to care for the whole person. Packages include medical, dental, vision, life insurance, disability insurance, flexible spending accounts, retirement, tuition benefits, and other University-provided benefits. We also provide numerous resources which help bring balance to the complexities of work and personal life through our work/life and wellness programs.