Harvard Business School — Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer

We educate leaders who make a difference in the world.
– Harvard Business School mission

Harvard Business School (HBS) seeks applications and nominations for the newly created position of Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer (CDIO). The HBS CDIO will be a strategic thinker and intellectual leader who will cultivate a shared vision of diversity, equity, and inclusion throughout the HBS community. The CDIO will play a lead role in developing and implementing a strategy for achieving a culture of inclusive excellence in alignment with the School’s Racial Equity Plan (REP), along with equity related to race, gender, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status, and age. The CDIO will provide expertise and empower the work of faculty, students, and staff, as well as alumni and other constituencies, across the School and beyond.

Reporting to the HBS Dean’s Office and partnering with the Senior Associate Dean for Culture and Community, the CDIO will be a member of the HBS senior administrative leadership team and infuse diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts into the core activities, programs, and areas of the School. Additionally, the CDIO will spur new initiatives that engage the School’s constituencies, strengthen relationships with Harvard University and the surrounding Boston community, and leverage partnerships to realize mutual benefit and impact. This is an exceptional opportunity to join the leadership team of HBS, a world-class academic institution dedicated to its mission of educating leaders who make a difference in the world.

The successful candidate will be a thought leader and subject matter expert who will serve as a trusted advisor and implementer on issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion across HBS. This individual will collaborate with partners across campus to develop a strategic plan, build and sustain a robust network of practitioners and stakeholders, and assemble and maintain systems to measure, evaluate, and assess the impact of diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives. 

Harvard Business School has engaged Isaacson, Miller for this search. Inquiries, nominations, and applications should be sent in strict confidence to: www.imsearch.com/7780 or the Harvard University careers website found here.

Keight Tucker Kennedy, Partner
Ponneh Varho, Partner
Alycia Johnson, Senior Associate
Isaacson, Miller
1300 19th Street, NW, Suite 700
Washington, DC 20036

Harvard Business School is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.