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Chief Diversity Officer

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Posting Details

Position Information

Job Title Chief Diversity Officer
Job Description

● Reports directly to the President and sits as a voting member of the President’s Council
● Functions in a consultative capacity across campus departments and initiatives

General Duties & Responsibilities

● Function as a subject matter expert on institutional diversity and inclusion as it relates to governance, administrative policies, and federal and state regulations
● Oversee the development and implementation of the university’s strategic diversity and inclusion plan
● Collaborate with campus departments to implement diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives to enhance the campus climate, including but not limited to:
○ Partnering with faculty in curriculum development efforts to facilitate inclusive teaching and learning practices
○ Collaborating with Enrollment Management to implement strategic planning initiatives to recruit and admit students of diverse backgrounds
○ Working with the Marketing and Communication office to develop materials to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion goals and successes
○ Collaborating with Human Resources to identify and hire a diverse pool of applicants and institute ongoing diversity trainings for new and current employees
● Work to advance appropriate and effective campus responses to diversity-related incidents by engaging university personnel, law enforcement, and regulatory agencies
● Develop and implement community outreach strategies that focus on building positive relationships between the community and underrepresented populations

Required Qualifications

● Master’s degree in educational leadership or a field related to diversity and inclusion; PhD preferred
● 3+ years of experience in institutional leadership; diversity-related experience preferred
● Has strong communication and conflict-resolution skills
● Holds skills in collecting and using data for achieving institutional excellence
● Possesses a passion for diversity, equity, and access issues in the context of higher education
● Articulates a willingness and temperament to navigate complex issues of diversity and inclusion with university administrators, faculty, staff, students, and community members
● Understanding of the unique cultures often associated with smaller, regional campuses in a rural community.

In accordance with Utah State Code 53B-1-110, appointment to this position is contingent upon the successful passing of a background check.

Preferred Qualifications
Physical Demands
Full Time/Part Time Full Time
Hours worked/day
Salary or Salary Range Commensurate with qualifications and experience; excellent benefits.

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number S1600157
Open Date 06/28/2017
First Consideration Date 07/28/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants

If you have questions or problems with the application process, please contact Human Resources at or (435)865-8572.

EEO Statement

Southern Utah University is committed to maintaining a community which recognizes and values the worth and dignity of every person; fosters tolerance, understanding, and mutual respect among its members; and encourages individual commitment to personal responsibilities in equal measure with personal rights. In pursuit of its goal of academic excellence, the University seeks to develop and nurture diversity. The University believes that diversity among its many members strengthens the institution, stimulates creativity, promotes the exchange of ideas, and enriches campus life.

Southern Utah University does not discriminate against any member of the University community on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, veteran status, pregnancy, pregnancy-related condition, genetic information, or other bases protected by applicable law in employment, treatment, admission, access to educational programs and activities, or other University benefits or services.

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Documents Needed To Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Contact Information for at least 3 Professional References
Optional Documents