Cedar Crest College — Executive Director of Diversity and Inclusion

Cedar Crest College is seeking a results-oriented professional to provide leadership, expertise, and vision to cultivate and sustain a consistently inclusive campus climate that welcomes, embraces and supports diversity and inclusion. The Executive Director provides leadership to and oversight of the Center for Diversity and Inclusion (CDI), serves as the chair of the Bias Response Team, co-chairs the Diversity and Inclusion Council, serves as advisor to the Student Diversity Council, and works in close collaboration with the Dean of Students and the Student Affairs division to provide programming and support to the College’s diverse student population. The Executive Director serves as an advisor for the College’s leadership team, providing direction and guidance to further advance behaviors, attitudes, policies and practices that support diversity and inclusion and the College’s mission to provide access to education for minoritized populations. The Executive Director also works collaboratively with the Provost, Vice President of Enrollment Management and Executive Director of Human Resources and other key College constituents to address diversity and inclusion in recruitment and retention of faculty, staff and students.

A women’s college with a thriving co-ed adult and graduate education division as well, the large majority of the Cedar Crest students are women. More than one third are students of color and nearly 40% are first generation college students; they are religiously diverse and diverse in terms of gender and sexuality. Our population includes students from many different countries. We seek to recruit individuals who are prepared to positively impact our campus community, to engage student curiosity and to inspire engagement and persistence.

The successful candidate will have a master’s degree in higher education or related field; five years’ proven leadership experience in developing and implementing diversity, inclusion and multicultural programs and strategies in a higher education setting. Excellent presentation and communication skills and the ability to effectively interact and engage across multiple constituent groups required. Exceptional collaboration and interpersonal skills to inspire and influence others and effectively manage conflict and build consensus are critical to success. Strong critical thinking, problem solving, organizational and time management skills with ability to triage and set priorities. Unwavering commitment to providing an inclusive culture and advancing the mission of the College. Bi-lingual candidates, with a preference for Spanish proficiency, preferred.

Cedar Crest College, founded in 1867, is a four-year, independent liberal arts college which emphasizes cross-disciplinary cooperation and excellence in teaching and research. Cedar Crest enrolls over 1400 students through our co-educational School for Adult and Graduate Education and our traditional programs for women. We offer an exceptional benefit package, work-life balance, and smoke and tobacco-free campus! The College’s beautiful 84-acre campus, a registered national arboretum, is located in Allentown, which is Pennsylvania’s third-largest city. Allentown is nestled in lovely Lehigh Valley, which boasts gentle hills, charming countryside, parks, trails, winter recreation, and top-rated public schools. The college is conveniently located one hour north of Philadelphia and 90 minutes west of New York City.

The review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Qualified candidates must submit a cover letter with specific salary requirements, resume, diversity statement and 3 references. https://apply.interfolio.com/80108

Applications submitted without these details will not be considered. Cedar Crest College is an equal opportunity employer fundamentally committed to diversity and inclusion. As such, the College encourages applications from individuals belonging to minoritized groups in higher education, in support of our diverse student community. EOE