More than ever before, Northwestern University affirms its commitment to fostering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive campus community in which students, faculty, staff, administrators, trainees, and alumni of all races, ethnicities, socioeconomic backgrounds, genders, sexualities, abilities, religions, and other identities thrive. As Northwestern leaders recently wrote, “The first steps in our collective path toward creating the world we all deserve include openly recognizing and addressing our areas for growth: as individuals, as a university, as a country, and as global citizens.” In this spirit of acknowledging areas for growth while striving to do better, Northwestern seeks to recruit its next Chief Diversity Officer (CDO) to collaboratively lead Northwestern’s diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts and head the Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion. Reporting to the Provost, the role serves as the senior administrator responsible for leading and coordinating efforts to create a diverse, inclusive, equitable, accessible, and welcoming environment for all.
The successful candidate will articulate a vision for diversity, equity, and inclusion at Northwestern for the present moment and as our understanding of our community’s needs and aspirations change over time. The candidate will possess strategic expertise, knowledge of the domain, empathy, intelligence, flexibility, and collaborative instincts needed to partner with the entire Northwestern community to increase its diversity while continually evolving to become more inclusive and equitable.
To learn more about this search and to view a full leadership profile, please visit Northwestern’s CDO Search webpage: http://bit.ly/CDOSearch
For full consideration, apply by August 15, 2020.
Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.