Red Hook Initiative Has Two Positions: Adolescent Program Manager and an Education Specialist

The Red Hook Initiative (RHI) seeks a full-time Adolescent Program Manager and a part-time Education Specialist.

The Adolescent Program Manager guides the adolescent school team (grades 6th-12th) to support youth (10 to 18-year-olds) to achieve their goals within the areas of education, employment, and personal development. The Adolescent Program Manager will maintain a bird’s eye view of the program’s overall performance, troubleshooting barriers for youth or for the youth team in achieving program outcomes. Additionally, the Adolescent Program Manager will support case management from a strengths-based perspective.

The Education Specialist will work closely with middle school and high school scholars who are participants in RHI’s academic programs.

RHI has nurtured young people in Red Hook, Brooklyn, to be inspired, resilient and healthy, and to envision themselves as co-creators of their lives, community and society. Dozens of participants in RHI programs have returned to RHI as staff and have jump-started careers in youth development from there.

Adler University is Hiring a Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Adler University (AU), an institution that is a fierce champion of social justice, seeks their next Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (VPDEI). AU educates students to engage the world and create a more just society. Established in 1952, it enrolls more than 1,800 students in master’s and doctoral programs for social change through its campuses in downtown Chicago and Vancouver, as well as an Online campus.

The VPDEI will work with the university’s stakeholders as it seeks to build on its social justice mission and become an anti-racist institution. Under the direction of President Raymond E. Crossman, Ph.D., the VPDEI serves as a key member of the senior management team and the President’s Cabinet. This is not a status quo diversity officer role. The new VPDEI will join a progressive University that has focused on social justice since its founding and is known for producing socially responsible practitioners. There is tremendous opportunity to build upon current initiatives and successes while also charting a path forward for the University.

More information about the University and the opportunities facing new leadership can be found in the AU leadership profile. All applications, nominations and inquiries are invited. For fullest consideration, candidate materials should be received by November 5, 2021.

University of Nebraska at Omaha Searching for a Chief Diversity Officer

The University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) has a national search for a Chief Diversity Officer (CDO) and invites nominations and applications for the position. Chancellor Joanne Li seeks a passionate, energetic, resolute leader prepared to support her vision of an engaged, collaborative, and welcoming metropolitan university. Reporting directly to the Chancellor, serving on the University’s leadership team, the CDO will be a highly influential leader focused on deepening UNO’s ongoing efforts to create a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive community for all faculty, staff, and students.

The CDO will serve as a thought leader within the UNO Community and collaborate with key stakeholders to develop a cohesive DEI plan for the campus, create programming initiatives, and build partnerships across campus and in the community.

The next CDO should have have:
• a master’s degree in a relevant field from an accredited institution, (terminal degree or doctorate preferred),
• significant years of experience in higher education administration,
• success in working with diverse constituents on complex issues and a high level of cultural awareness, sensitivity, empathy, and discretion,
• a passion for the work, an ability to challenge and motivate, be welcoming of a wide variety of perspectives and modes of action and the ability to lead conversations about difficult topics.

The position profile includes more information on the position, including preferred qualifications and the application process. Materials received by October 31, 2021 will be assured full consideration.

D’Youville Launches New Vice President for Mission, Diversity, and Inclusion (VPMDI) Position

D’Youville invites nominations, inquiries, and applications for the new position of Vice President for Mission, Diversity, and Inclusion (VPMDI). A member of the President’s Council, the VPMDI reports directly to President Lorrie Clemo. Founded in 1908, D’Youville is a highly regarded private, coeducational institution on the vibrant West Side of Buffalo, NY, adjacent to a growing downtown and year-round cultural events and outdoor recreation. In 2021, D’Youville was ranked by US News and World Report among the top 100 performers on social mobility.

The institution seeks a VPMDI who understands this changing landscape in higher education, and who can provide compelling leadership to help create and sustain a mission-focused campus environment that is welcoming to all those interested to learn and serve. The next VPMDI is expected to start in January 2022.

For more information about the institution, leadership agenda, qualifications, and application process, please review the full position profile on the Academic Search website. Inquiries, nominations, and applications should be sent to This position is open until filled, but only applications received by Friday, November 5, 2021, can be assured full consideration.

Meredith College Seeks Inagural Coordinator for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Meredith College seeks their first Coordinator for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion as a Special Assistant to the President. The DEI Coordinator will champion policies and actions that reaffirm the College’s lasting commitment to being a healthy and inclusive environment and will support people from a rich diversity of backgrounds–including but not limited to diverse academic experiences, socioeconomic levels, cultures, abilities, sexual orientations, genders, races, and ethnicities.

For additional information, see the position profile (PDF). The committee will begin to review candidates in late October.