Bradley University Hiring Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Peoria, IL

Bradley University seeks a dynamic and transformative leader, skilled administrator, and collaborative campus partner to serve as its inaugural vice president for diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) and chief diversity officer. Bradley University is a top-ranked, private university in Peoria, Illinois, offering nearly 6,000 undergraduate and graduate students opportunities, choices, and resources to build their futures. Innovation, action, and collaboration drive Bradley students to generate ideas and create solutions that remake the world around them. The university’s comprehensive array of undergraduate and graduate academic programs includes business, communications, education, engineering, fine arts, health sciences, liberal arts and sciences, and technology.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. For fullest consideration, application materials should be received by September 17, 2021. The full announcement, qualifications, and application instructions are available online. 

Saint Xavier University searching for an inaugural Chief Diversity Officer

Saint Xavier University is searching for an inaugural Chief Diversity Officer (CDO). Founded by the Sisters of Mercy, Saint Xavier holds the distinctions of being Chicago’s oldest Catholic university as well as the first Mercy institution of higher learning in the world, and it was designated a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) in 2014.

The position of CDO affords an exceptional opportunity to lead an institution through significant change in its history. Reporting to the President, the CDO will lead and champion the development, implementation, coordination, and assessment of proactive diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives. This work will be accomplished in support of SXU’s strategic plan to create a learning community in which all have an opportunity to succeed. The CDO will be a visible and connected leader who actively engages students, faculty and staff to further behaviors, attitudes and policies that support equity and inclusion, and foster a sense of belonging. The CDO will collaborate with University stakeholders to assess potential barriers and develop strategies to recruit and retain a diverse workforce and assess the need for and recommend training initiatives designed to increase inclusivity and cultural competencies. 

Read this PDF for additional information about the University and the position.  This position is open until filled, but only applications received by September 7, 2021, can be assured full consideration.

SUNY Erie Community College Seeking College President


SUNY Erie Community College (ECC) is searching for their 12th president. An application must include a cover letter, current resume, and contact information for five current professional references and should be sent to For full consideration, applications should be received by September 24, 2021.

See the full overview (PDF).

Viterbo University hiring a Chief Diversity Officer and Advisor to the President

Viterbo University, a liberal arts institution in the Catholic tradition located in La Crosse, Wisconsin, has launched their search for an inaugural Chief Diversity Officer (CDO) and Advisor to the President.

Reporting directly to the President and serving on the President’s cabinet, this individual will set the strategic direction and oversee the implementation and ongoing evaluation of diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives across the institution. Serving as principal advisor to the president on DEI, the CDO will lead the university-wide effort – including training and development – to build and sustain a culture of diversity, inclusivity, and equity, and will collaborate with other leaders on campus to recommend and implement cohesive and integrated plans. Further, the CDO will engage with students, faculty, and staff to identify and address potential barriers and institutional systems that may foster systemic inequalities. The CDO will serve on the Cabinet and Dean leadership group and other key institutional committees, including leadership of the campus Social Justice and Equity committee and as a liaison to the Student Social Justice and Equity committee. The CDO will also provide supervision for the Title IX Coordinator and Student Engagement Coordinator, with a potential for supervising additional areas depending upon the portfolio of experience of the selected candidate (Vice President title is a possibility for candidates with strong supervisory experience and, preferably, an earned doctorate).

For additional information about this opportunity, please review the position profile at under the “Open Searches” tab.  This opportunity will remain open until it is filled.

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. Review of applications began July 30, 2021, and continue until the position is filled.