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WWU Hiring Inaugural CDO

Western Washington University (Western) seeks an inaugural chief diversity officer and executive director of the Office of Equity. Reporting to the president and serving as a member of the president’s cabinet, the successful candidate will be expected to:

  • provide oversight, leadership, and vision for institutionalizing diversity and equity in the culture and practices of the institution;
  • provide broad oversight for policies and initiatives to promote a learning and work environment where accessibility, diversity, equity, and inclusion (ADEI) is valued and integrated in institutional planning and operations;
  • oversee the newly created Office of Equity, which brings together two complementary functions: a compliance function and a community education and training function; and
  • partner with members of the senior leadership team and work collaboratively with all stakeholders to advance the university’s strategic aspirations for excellence and equity.

Western has an enrollment of approximately 16,000 students in seven colleges and the graduate school, and is nationally recognized for its educational programs, students, and faculty. The university is located in Bellingham, Washington, a coastal community of 90,000 overlooking Bellingham Bay, the San Juan Islands, and the North Cascades Mountain range. The city lies 90 miles north of Seattle and 60 miles south of Vancouver, British Columbia. Western is the highest-ranking public, master’s-granting university in the Pacific Northwest, according to the 2022 U.S. News & World Report rankings.

Review of applications will begin on March 4, 2022, and continue until the position is filled.

Full announcement, qualifications, and application instructions.