Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer
West Chester University of Pennsylvania
Under the leadership of President Christopher M. Fiorentino, West Chester University (West Chester) is seeking nominations and applications for the inaugural position of Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer (CDIO) who will have the opportunity to lead the university’s efforts to advance its work on diversity, inclusion and infusion. A member of the President’s Cabinet, the Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer will serve as the catalyst and convener to oversee and coordinate campus-wide efforts to enhance, cultivate and support a more inclusive educational community and workplace environment. The successful candidate will be charged with creating a shared vision and fostering inclusion as an active and visible campus and community presence - serving as an advisor, leader and champion.
The University seeks candidates whose education and leadership experience enable them to: promote and champion a culture of diversity and inclusive excellence; create, develop, design, implement and sustain policies in support of programs to diversify faculty, students and staff; and work in tandem with existing organizations to advance these goals. The successful candidate will possess most or all of the following experience: developing, implementing and measuring strategic plans for diversity and inclusion; facilitating constructive and effective collaboration between individuals, groups and offices; serving with vision, collaboration, and partnership while motivating and galvanizing leaders from various institutional and community sectors around diversity and inclusion goals.
Qualifications & Requirements Inquiries, nominations and applications are invited. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. For fullest consideration, applicant materials should be received by October 27, 2017. Candidates should provide a resume or curriculum vitae, along with a letter of application that addresses the responsibilities and requirements described in the Leadership Statement available at www.wittkieffer.com, and the names and contact information of five references. References will not be contacted without prior knowledge and approval of candidates. These materials should be sent electronically via e-mail to the West Chester University of Pennsylvania’s consultants Charlene Aguilar and Khalilah Lawson at WestChesterCDIO@wittkieffer.com. The consultants can be reached by telephone via Candice Jones at 630-575-6929.