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University of Florida
Office of the President
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Posted: 03/18/2021
Chief Diversity Officer

The chief diversity officer and senior advisor to the president is a member of the University of Florida cabinet, with strategic responsibility for promoting and enabling inclusive excellence for faculty, staff, and students. The position reports directly to the president, with close working relationships with the provost and the chief operating officer, and serves as an advisor to the president and the cabinet.

The chief diversity officer provides leadership, expertise, and vision for the university’s coordinated model for inclusion, diversity, equity, access, and anti-racism. The position serves in a collaborative and coordinating role with 34 campus diversity liaisons who are college and work-unit employees responsible for diversity and inclusion. The CDO facilitates sharing of best practices and identifies opportunities for greater alignment and more unified efforts throughout campus including through programs like the “Stronger Together” training series and in UF’s current AI hiring initiative.

The position will chair a senior advisory group of UF scholars and professionals providing expertise and support for various initiatives that cultivate a more inclusive and diverse campus culture.

Ideal candidate should have:

  • Master’s degree with six years of relevant experience, or a bachelor’s degree with eight years, is required
  • A terminal degree in a related field is strongly preferred; extensive executive leadership experience may be considered as a substitute
  • At least five years of experience in higher education, preferably at a large, complex research university
  • Knowledge of contemporary issues of inclusion, social justice, diversity, access, and equity, including the current scholarship and pedagogical approaches that inform and address these issues
  • Fundamental knowledge of how varied forms of institutional data can be leveraged to benchmark and track accountability for the diversity mission
  • Understanding of laws, regulations, and policies related to equity and diversity in higher education

Review of applications will begin in mid-March and will continue until the position is filled.

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The University of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The University is committed to non-discrimination with respect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify and expression, marital status, national origin, political opinions or affiliations, genetic information and veteran status in also aspects of employment including recruitment, hiring, promotion, transfers, discipline, terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits and training.

We welcome nominations of and applications from anyone who would bring additional dimensions to the university’s research, teaching and outreach mission, including women, members of underrepresented groups, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

The “government in the sunshine” laws of Florida require that all documents relating to the search process, including letters of application/nomination and reference, be available for public inspection.