This job listing has expired and may no longer be relevant!
7 Jun 2022

Full-Time Chief Diversity Officer

hroffice – Posted by hroffice Queensbury, New York, United States

Job Description

Chief Diversity Officer

SUNY Adirondack is a teaching- and learning-centered community college, which fosters a diverse and equitable learning environment for students of all ages, backgrounds, goals, and learning styles. A member of the State University of New York, located in the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains, one hour north of Albany and thirty minutes from Saratoga Springs.  Our size is intimate, with only 4,000 full and part-time students, yet we offer more than 30 unique academic programs that prepare students for both work and transfer to four-year schools. A four-year degree is attainable on campus through our SUNY Plattsburgh extension center. While many of our students are first-generation college-educated and from rural areas in Upstate New York, we are excited by the influx of students from downstate and out of state who can now live in our new 400-bed residence hall.


From interactive classroom instruction to one-on-one guidance outside of class, our faculty and staff are committed to both personal and public transformation through education, with an emphasis on critical and creative thinking. With a population of 23% returning adults and 15% people of color, SUNY Adirondack maintains a deep commitment to diversity and inclusion and to the welfare of its growing multicultural student body.


We strongly encourage applications from minorities and other underrepresented groups. A demonstrated commitment to working with a diverse student population and to the values of inclusion, engagement, and equity is imperative.


Major Responsibilities

The Chief Diversity Officer is responsible for leading the College’s efforts to promote academic equity, close achievement gaps, and create an inclusive learning environment. Champions the tenets of diversity, equity, and inclusion to help the campus community create a strong sense of belonging and improve student and employee success. The Chief Diversity Officer is expected to take part in policy, planning, and personnel discussions and maintains a level of confidentiality required for this level of employee.


The Chief Diversity Officer will:

  • Under the general supervision of the President, and in collaboration with the President’s leadership team, provide leadership and support for campus initiatives to improve equitable student-success outcomes.
  • Point of contact for SUNY-wide initiatives and policies related to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Social Justice
  • Lead the College’s implementation of PRODiG (A SUNY program that centers on “Promoting Recruitment, Opportunity, Diversity, Inclusion and Growth” on all campuses that aim to increase the representation of historically underrepresented faculty at SUNY including underrepresented minority (“URM”) faculty in general and women faculty of all races in STEM fields (“WSTEM”).
  • Provide support and guidance to all search committees to maximize the diversity of our applicant pools.
  • Review all college policies and recommends changes, and develops new policies that support the college’s goals for diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Work closely with the faculty to develop, implement and sustain general education programming related to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Social Justice.
  • Work closely with the faculty to coordinate international education (study abroad and international exchange) opportunities.
  • Lead the College’s Diversity Committee and update the College’s DEI plan.
  • Develop a program of consistent and impactful training, education, and professional development related to DEI for all faculty (in collaboration with the Teaching and Learning Collaborative), staff, students (in collaboration with the office of student engagement), and potentially the wider community.
  • Collaborate with Enrollment and Student Affairs staff to advise on DEI-focused practices for recruitment, advising, student life, and other related activities.
  • Work with the Office of Institutional Research, Planning, and Assessment to collect, analyze and disseminate data to inform strategies that promote inclusion and equitable student outcomes.
  • Act as the point of contact for student grievances related to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Serve as the Title IX Officer for the college, ensure training and up-to-date policies are in place, and work closely with Title IX investigators on campus.
  • Serve as the President’s representative in the external community for community-focused diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives.
  • Other duties that may be assigned by the President.


Master’s degree required, preferably with extensive study related to race, class, gender, and social justice; Doctorate preferred. A minimum of five years of experience working in an educational environment is required, preferably an open-access college or university. At least five years of progressively responsible leadership, management, and supervisory experience are required. Departmental leadership, program development, and budget management experience are preferred. Teaching experience is required, preferably in higher education.


Significant experience in program development and leadership related to raising awareness of the needs of a diverse population, implementing actions to achieve equitable outcomes, and advancing education and training to create an inclusive learning environment. Working knowledge of laws and regulations related to non-discrimination and equity (e.g., Title IX, Title IV, Clery Act, ADA, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act) is required.


Excellent interpersonal skills, oral, and written communication skills are required. Proficiency with all standard MS Office products is required.


Employment Type                                                                                                                            

Exempt- Administrative



High 90k’s and Low 100k’s



Additional Information                                                                                                                   

When applying, please include a letter of interest, resume, names, telephone numbers, and email addresses of three professional references.


Full consideration will be given if received by June 24, 2022.


We value diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. SUNY Adirondack is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

How to Apply

Please visit the SUNY Adirondack apply website to apply for our Chief Diversity Officer:

Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: Diversity Officer, Equity, Higher Education, inclusion, leader, and SUNY. Salaries: 100,000 and above.

40 total views, 2 today

Apply for this Job