Saint Joseph’s University invites inquiries, nominations, and applications for the position of Chief Inclusion and Diversity Officer.
Founded in 1851 in the Jesuit tradition of academic excellence, Saint Joseph’s University (SJU) is a top-ranked Catholic university that provides a rigorous, student-centered education. With a total enrollment of 8,000 undergraduate and graduate students, SJU offers a wide array of academic programs designed so that each graduate enters the world with a competitive resume and global perspective. This is achieved through intense academic study led by thought-leading faculty scholars, a comprehensive campus experience, and robust study abroad, service-learning, internship, and co-op programs. Upon graduation, nearly 100 percent of students are employed, pursuing advanced degrees or volunteering in prestigious service programs. A member of the Atlantic 10 Conference, SJU offers 20 NCAA Division I intercollegiate men’s and women’s sports. SJU alumni—over 68,000 strong—provide a powerful network that spans the globe.
Noted for its distinctive architecture, SJU’s campus transects Philadelphia, the East Coast’s second largest city, and Lower Merion, a suburb along Philadelphia’s historic Main Line, which enables the SJU community to enjoy a vibrant campus experience and ready access to a dynamic urban center. Grounded in a social justice mission, Saint Joseph’s maintains a Carnegie Community Engagement Classification. SJU is nationally recognized by US News & World Report for “Best Colleges” (North) and “Best Colleges for Veterans,” and several of its undergraduate and graduate programs are nationally ranked.
Reporting to the Provost, the Chief Inclusion and Diversity Officer provides leadership, advocacy, support services, and programming to strengthen the culture of inclusion and diversity at Saint Joseph’s University by maintaining an active and visible presence on campus and actively partnering with students, faculty, staff, and administrators. The position will also chair the President’s Council for Inclusion and Diversity (PCID) and, in this specific capacity, will report directly to the President. Given the importance and broad scope of this work, the position will work cooperatively across the University on inclusion initiatives in support of the mission. The Chief Inclusion and Diversity Officer supervises the Office of Student Inclusion and Diversity, the Office of Inclusion and Diversity Access Programs, International Students and Scholars Services, and the Women’s Center.
Requirements include a master’s degree in a relevant discipline and a minimum of eight years of experience in the development, implementation, and assessment of inclusion and diversity strategies and practices; evidence of nuanced, broad, contemporary, and sophisticated understanding of diversity in all of its forms; excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills, including ability to build rapport and collaborate with diverse constituents, both internally and externally; proven experience as a trainer and educator on issues of inclusion and diversity; demonstrated excellence in budget preparation, decision-making, supervision, long-range planning, organization, and conflict management; general understanding of laws relating to equal opportunity, affirmative action, and claims of discrimination and harassment (e.g., Title IX); and demonstrated ability to prepare, analyze, and interpret reports.
An earned doctorate or other terminal degree is preferred, as is a record of research in a relevant field and experience working in a higher education setting with multiple constituencies (students, faculty, staff, and administrators).
Saint Joseph’s University has retained Spelman Johnson to assist with this search. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled; complete applications received by March 29, 2019, will be assured full consideration. A resume with an accompanying cover letter may be submitted via the Spelman Johnson website at www.spelmanjohnson.com/open-positions. Confidential inquiries and nominations should be directed to Jim Norfleet at firstname.lastname@example.org. Applicants needing reasonable accommodation to participate in the application process should contact Spelman Johnson at 413-529-2895.
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Saint Joseph’s University is a private, Catholic, Jesuit institution and expects members of its community to be knowledgeable about and make positive contributions to its mission. Saint Joseph’s University is an equal opportunity employer that seeks to recruit, develop, and retain a talented and diverse workforce.