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.

Connecticut College Hiring Dean of Institutional Equity and Inclusion

Connecticut College seeks its next Dean of Institutional Equity and Inclusion – a visionary leader, superb communicator and integral community member to build on its strong educational vision and raise it to the next level of excellence as a national leader in purpose-driven, integrative, equity-minded education.

The dean of institutional equity and inclusion is a vital member of the President’s cabinet who, with a talented team of professional staff, oversees the education, development, and sustenance of a just campus community. Serving as the College’s chief diversity officer, has one of the broadest portfolios of all the senior leaders in the cabinet and works closely with colleagues in the senior administration to advance equity, inclusion, and full participation in every aspect of the educational, residential, and professional life of the College.

Inquiries are invited from all qualified parties. Review of candidates will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. For full consideration, materials should be received no later than October 4, 2021. Read the leadership profile here.

Iowa State University Seeks VP for Diversity

Iowa State University, a place where adventurous minds are encouraged to accomplish amazing things, is classified as a Carnegie Foundation Doctoral/Research University-Extensive and ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top public universities in the nation. The new vice president for diversity, equity and inclusion will:

  • serve as the university’s chief diversity officer and advise senior leadership about strategic diversity planning and implementation efforts that advance the university’s mission and vision;
  • collaborate with key university stakeholders to enhance the coordination of current cultural and educational programs that increase awareness, appreciation, and engagement for diversity and inclusion for students, staff, and faculty;
  • develop initiatives to increase institutional diversity of faculty, staff, and students through recruitment, retention, and development of underrepresented populations;
  • serve as an advocate for diversity, equity and inclusion within the university, and the community.

Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.

See the full announcement, qualifications, and application instructions.