Syracuse University, a private, international research university, invites applications for the position of Chief Diversity Officer. The Chief Diversity Officer will serve as a leader within the campus community to identify and propose solutions to ensure the university continues to establish a more diverse and inclusive environment for students, faculty and staff.
Founded in 1870, Syracuse University is a private, co-educational research institution with a proud tradition of providing an environment in which students from diverse backgrounds come together. Over 22,000 students are enrolled in nationally ranked undergraduate, graduate and professional programs in the university's 13 schools and colleges. The university has approximately 1,700 full- and part-time tenured or tenure-track and non-tenure track faculty.
Reporting to Chancellor Kent Syverud, the Chief Diversity Officer will serve on the Chancellor’s Executive team and provide executive leadership, oversight, and vision in the administration of a range of services, programs, policies, and procedures for faculty, staff, students and administrators related to advancing the institution's commitment to diversity and inclusion.
The University seeks an experienced diversity leader who will accentuate Syracuse University's commitment to access, opportunity, and inclusion on the basis that the university aspires to provide an education informed by multiple points of view, life experiences, ability, ethnicities, cultures, and belief systems, and undergirded by a shared commitment to excellence. The Chief Diversity Officer will be expected to develop a clear vision of diversity and inclusion for the campus that addresses intersectional ties; create a sustainable infrastructure around current diversity and inclusion initiatives; develop and implement a university-wide strategic plan for diversity and inclusion; and establish a system of accountability using data and reporting.
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About Syracuse University
Syracuse University is a place where talent, desire, and opportunity thrive. In 12 different schools and colleges that span the liberal arts and professional disciplines, students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds come together to learn, create, and break boundaries.
The University is also a vital part of the community, providing services as well as being a leader in employee benefits, work-life and organizational development, training, student employment, staff relations, and workforce diversity.
Syracuse itself is located at the crossroads of New York State, and offers a lush landscape of seasons. From fun-filled summers in the Finger Lakes to snowy winters that thrill outdoor sports enthusiasts, the area truly has something for everyone.