Dec 30, 2019

Associate Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer – Salisbury University

  • GGA
  • Salisbury, MD, USA
Full-Time Administration Human Resources

Job Description

Associate Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer

Salisbury University, a member of the University System of Maryland, is a regionally accredited four-year comprehensive institution offering 58 distinct graduate and undergraduate programs. Located on the historic Eastern Shore, SU's beautiful campus is some 30 miles from the Atlantic beaches and 2.5 hours from Baltimore and Washington, D.C.

Salisbury University is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Associate Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer.

Primary Job Duties: The Chief Diversity Officer (CDO) will be responsible for promoting diversity and inclusion across the campus through strategic planning, collaboration and innovation. The CDO will provide visionary leadership in the implementation of a University-wide strategic plan for diversity and inclusion, working in close coordination with the Office of Institutional Equity and in partnership with campus leaders, students, faculty, staff and external constituencies. The CDO will also work with other campus stakeholders to determine the measures of success and relevant timetables as it relates to the University wide strategic plan for diversity and inclusion. In addition, the CDO will develop and implement policies, programs, and activities that educate and enhance the values of diversity and inclusion at Salisbury University. The Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer is a member of the President’s Cabinet.

Minimum Qualifications: Seven to ten years of related experience and a Master’s degree in Human Resources, Higher Education Administration, Public Administration, Social Work, Psychology, or a related field required. Experience in diversity and inclusion leadership, to include trainer/educator, as well as experience developing and conducting needs assessments and the appropriate response systems.

Excellent judgment with the ability to manage highly sensitive and confidential information; demonstrated commitment to inclusion and success in working with diverse constituencies to support an inclusive campus environment; ability to be successful as an agent for change; demonstrated experience in developing and delivering outreach materials, programs and/or presentations; strong and effective interpersonal skills; the ability to remain neutral, listen well and demonstrate sensitivity to and respect for individual needs; and the ability to establish and maintain professional and productive working relationships at all levels within the University and with University constituents.

Must be detail oriented and have customer service, organization and planning, prioritization, problem solving, follow through, time management, and oral and written communication skills. Also, must be flexible and possess the ability to successfully handle multiple tasks/projects simultaneously and work well under pressure, work independently and in a team-oriented environment. Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite is required.

This is a full-time, exempt, State position with a full benefits package. Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Applications will be accepted via Salisbury University's Online Employment Application System. Please visit our website to apply online. See the FAQs of the Online Employment Application System for more information and instructions. To be considered an applicant, you must apply online and submit a cover letter and resume. All documents that you wish to provide must be attached to your application in the Online Employment Application System. Please do not send any documents via E-mail. Three professional references will be requested and required before the final stages of the search. Candidates will be notified prior to references being contacted.

Applications received by January 21, 2020 will be given full consideration. The position will remain open until filled.

Diversity and inclusion are core values of Salisbury University. We strive to create a truly diverse and inclusive environment where the richness of ideas, backgrounds, and perspectives of our community is harnessed to create value for our institution, today and in the future. To this end, the University recruits exceptional and diverse faculty, staff, and students from across Maryland, the United States, and around the world, supporting all members of the University community as they work together to achieve institutional goals and vision. To learn more about the University’s commitment to fostering a diverse and inclusive campus, please visit

Salisbury University (SU) has a strong institutional commitment to diversity and equal employment opportunities to all qualified people. To that end, the University prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex, gender, marital status, pregnancy, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status or other legally protected characteristics. Direct all inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policy to: Humberto Aristizabal, Associate Vice President, Institutional Equity, Title IX Coordinator, 100 Holloway Hall, Tel. (410) 548-3508.


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