Colgate University, a highly selective liberal arts university in the picturesque central New York village of Hamilton, announces its search for senior director for compliance and inclusivity. As a member of the diversity leadership team, the senior director will make a significant impact in shaping the vision and direction of compliance and inclusivity at the university.
With an undergraduate enrollment of roughly 2,850 and a faculty of 294, Colgate is among the larger of the nation’s liberal arts colleges. Colgate’s mission is to provide a demanding, expansive educational experience to diverse, talented, intellectually sophisticated students who are capable of challenging themselves, their peers, and their professors. The senior director for compliance and inclusivity – a newly created position – will build on the considerable institutional support for and interest in embracing differences in an environment of mutual respect, communication, and engagement.
The senior director for compliance and inclusivity reports to the associate provost for equity and diversity, and in collaboration across the university will act to sustain and promote efforts to ensure a welcoming, inclusive environment for all students, staff, and faculty. The senior director spearheads the university’s efforts in assuring the success of EEO and affirmative action programs and objectives, prepares the annual Affirmative Action Report, and leads the compliance and inclusivity training processes. The successful candidate will partner with departments on initiatives involving diversity and inclusion, serve as the university Title IX coordinator, and oversee prompt and equitable response to all complaints of harassment or discrimination. Technical expertise in the area of affirmative action reporting and data analysis is required, as is a proven capacity for embedding compliance and inclusivity matters within institutional values and aspirations. The successful candidate will also possess superior interpersonal communication skills, a collaborative communication style, and a commitment to and record of exemplary personal and professional integrity. J.D. is preferred, however candidates with experience in the field and appropriate professional credentials will be given full consideration. Colgate is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Developing and sustaining a diverse faculty, staff, and student body furthers the university’s educational mission. Women and minority candidates are especially encouraged to apply for this position.
Nominations, expressions of interest, and applications (including a cover letter and resume) should be submitted via email to ColgateSDCI@wittkieffer.com. Recruitment will continue until the position is filled; for fullest consideration, candidates should submit their materials as soon as possible and no later than April 3.
Confidential inquiries and questions concerning this search may be directed to Pat Coleman through the office of Donna Janulis at 630-575-6131.
Colgate University is committed to treating all members of the University community in an equitable manner. The university will not discriminate because of race, color, sex (as required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and 34 C.F.R. Part 106), pregnancy, religion, creed, national origin (including ancestry), citizenship status, physical or mental disability, including AIDS (as required by Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and 34 C.F.R. Part 104), age (as required by federal and New York State laws), marital status, sexual orientation, status as a disabled veteran or veteran of the Vietnam era or any other protected category under applicable local, state, or federal law. Colgate's nondiscrimination policy complies with all current statutes and applies to admission, employment, and access to all programs, services, or other activities offered by the university.
Colgate University is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.