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.