Chief Diversity Officer Search

The University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW) invites inquiries, applications, and nominations for the position of Chief Diversity Officer (CDO). UNCW seeks a strategic leader, collaborative campus partner, and proven administrator with an innovative and resilient spirit, as well as a track record of advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts to serve as its Chief Diversity Officer (CDO). Reporting directly to the Chancellor, serving on the University’s leadership team, and overseeing the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, the CDO will be a highly influential leader with the ability to empower others to collectively deepen UNCW’s ongoing efforts to create a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive community for all faculty, staff, and students. The CDO will lead a university-wide effort to evaluate existing programs, policies, and practices currently in effect, making recommendations leading to a more cohesive operation. UNCW seeks a candidate who integrates diversity, equity, and inclusion in all that they do. The appointee is expected to assume the position by October 1, 2021.

The University, with an enrollment of nearly 18,000 students, is proud of its diverse community and is committed to cultivating and strengthening an inclusive, tolerant, multi-cultural, and intellectually open community with equal opportunity for all. By encouraging and celebrating differences, UNCW creates an environment that promotes freedom of thought and academic excellence. To that end, the Office of Diversity & Inclusion provides guidance and resources to students, faculty, and staff about creating, fostering, and maintaining community— community that acknowledges and embraces diverse backgrounds and experiences and affirms the dignity of every individual. The Office’s primary focus is underrepresented communities, those based on ability, age, citizenship, ethnicity, gender identity, national origin, race, sex, sexual orientation, and socio-economic status.

Academic Search is partnering with the University of North Carolina Wilmington in the search for its next Chief Diversity Officer. To schedule a confidential phone call, please contact one of the Senior Consultants leading the search: Dr. Shirley Robinson Pippins (Shirley.Pippins@academicsearch.org) and Dr. Carlos Medina (Carlos.Medina@academicsearch.org). To submit a nomination, please send the nominee’s full name, title, institution/employer, and email address to UNCW-CDO@academicsearch.org.

For more information about the institution, position, qualifications, and application process, please review the full position profile on the Academic Search website. For full consideration by the search committee, application materials should be submitted by Monday, June 21, 2021. Additional information about the institution may be found on this website.

UNC Wilmington actively fosters a diverse and inclusive working and learning environment and is an equal-opportunity employer. Qualified individuals from all racial, ethnic or other minority groups, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply for open positions