Search Consultant for Spelman Johnson

Spelman Johnson’s mission is to provide exceptional service to our clients. We are recognized for our work in identifying and recruiting outstanding leaders in education, advocacy associations, and social impact organizations. Our success is strengthened by our deep and diverse relationships, as well as our continual investment in the research and development of a leadership pipeline. Since our founding in 1991, we have been nationally recognized for our commitment and thought leadership on issues of equity, diversity, and inclusion in the executive search process.

Spelman Johnson (SJ) is experiencing an exciting time of growth and would like to invite applications for the position of search consultant. We believe that our success lies in our personal experience with organizational culture, respect for the academy, and our understanding of key themes in education. We are seeking a new colleague with expertise and significant administrative leadership experience in higher education who will join us as we continue to contribute to the strength and diversity of education organizations.

A bachelor’s degree and ten years of demonstrated progressive leadership experience in planning, organizational development, and partnering within a higher education environment are required. A master’s degree, leadership at the executive director, assistant vice president/dean level or higher, and substantive work in higher education professional associations at the national or regional level are preferred. The successful candidate will have the ability to work independently; to focus intently on details, and to serve both clients and candidates with insight, professionalism, and confidentiality. In addition the ideal candidate will possess a track record of promoting diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace and a commitment to equal employment opportunity; an understanding of the critical issues which affect the search and hiring processes within educational organizations; and exceptional writing abilities, strong public speaking, and critical and creative thinking skills.

Read the full job description at the Spelman Johnson website.

Slippery Rock University seeking a Chief Diversity Officer

Slippery Rock University, a comprehensive university and member of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education, is currently accepting applications and nominations for the University’s first Chief Diversity Officer (CDO). As the university’s thought leader on equity and social justice, the CDO will work collaboratively with the campus and external communities to advance the institution’s commitment to all aspects of global diversity and inclusion. An announcement of the search, which includes more information about the position and the institution, is available as a PDF here.

Applicants should send a cover letter and resume/CV to the email address. The first review of candidates will begin on July 16, 2021.

Alamo Colleges District (TX) Hiring Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer

Alamo Colleges District is seeking an inaugural chief diversity, equity, and inclusion officer. A key member of the chancellor’s leadership team, the chief diversity, equity, and inclusion officer will:

  • lead the development and implementation of proactive diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) initiatives, in alignment with the strategic plan, to achieve equity and inclusion in student access and outcomes across the district’s five campuses;
  • guide the implementation of an overarching DEI strategic plan, in collaboration with all internal partners including senior academic and administrative leadership, faculty, staff, and students, and a diverse array of external partners and communities;
  • collaborate to provide training programs for faculty, staff, and students to enhance inclusivity and civility, in collaboration and alignment with the colleges, student success, academic success, and human resources leadership;
  • jointly develop strategies for addressing the recruitment and retention challenges impacting diversity.

Review of applications will begin on July 6, 2021, and continue until the position is filled. See the full announcement, qualifications, and application instructions.

Excelsior College Seeks a Founding Director for Their Center for Social Justice

Excelsior College is a regionally accredited, private, not-for-profit distance learning higher education institution that provides educational opportunity to adult learners with an emphasis on those historically underrepresented in higher education. Reporting directly to the President of the College, the Founding Director of the Center for Social Justice is a senior leader who serves as a catalyst to leverage best practices, relationships and resources to promote an inclusive, enabling environment for learners, faculty, staff and community stakeholders. The Founding Director will also work with College colleagues to ensure that CSJ principles related to social justice, diversity, equity and inclusion are reflected in all the College’s activities.

More information about Excelsior College and the priorities and qualifications for this inaugural position can be found here.

The position is open until filled, but only applications received by July 19, 2021, can be assured full consideration. Nominations, inquiries, and application materials may be submitted in confidence to

University of Tennessee hiring an Associate Vice Chancellor and Director of Equity and Diversity

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville is seeking an Associate Vice Chancellor and Director of Equity and Diversity who will report to the Vice Chancellor for Diversity and Engagement.

In this role they will help create and maintain an atmosphere within the university community that seeks and supports diversity and inclusion in all aspects of university life, provide university wide leadership and counsel to the Vice Chancellor for Diversity and Engagement on issues of diversity, equal opportunity, and affirmative action, including campus climate; recruitment, retention, and development of staff; and achievement or opportunities concerning goals and policy compliance relative to staff and student profiles and develop and manage annual budgets for the office and direct and manage the Office of Equity and Diversity, including supervision of seven exempt administrative employees and one non-exempt employee.

Review of applications will begin on May 18, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.

Read the full announcement, qualifications, and application instructions.