Executive Chief Diversity Officer and Special Assistant to the President

Brooklyn, NY
Jan 31, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


Reporting to the President, the Executive Chief Diversity Officer (CDO) and Special Assistant to the President carries responsibility for campus diversity, compliance, and development of campus initiatives.

In addition to the duties above the CDO:

  • Oversees the implementation of the City University of New York's Affirmative Action Policy and is responsible for the Diversity & Equity Programs Office, as well as the creation of diversity and compliance programs, activities, and initiatives for faculty, staff, and students designed to foster a climate that encourages respect for diversity.
  • Oversees search committees in the implementation of Affirmative Action program regulations, directs search committees regarding recruitment and hiring efforts for a diverse faculty and staff, interprets information on under-representation for relevant constituencies, reviews recruitment plans and documentation, and monitors employee recruitment and selection to ensure compliance with EEO/AAP policies and plan.
  • Represents Brooklyn College on various committees and programs designed to address issues of college compliance, diversity, and underrepresented groups.
  • Oversees the investigation of discrimination complaints involving faculty, students, and staff in accordance with the University's Non-Discrimination Policy; and ensures the College is in compliance with all laws, rules and regulations including but not limited to Title VII, ADA, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, Title IV, and Title IX.
  • Develops and administers training programs and curriculum for students, faculty, and staff to address issues such as sexual harassment, violence in the workplace, supporting diversity, engaging employees and students with disabilities and, retaining Brooklyn College's best employees. Consult with College executives on further training needs of their faculty and staff.
  • Collaborates with student groups to address diversity issues on campus, and is responsible for investigating employee complaints involving alleged discrimination based on protected status.
  • Serves as a Special Assistant to the President, overseeing the design and implementation of initiatives leading to new policies, procedures, and programs with college-wide impact that address internal and external issues.
  • Handles matters of the greatest confidentiality working with the President and College executives as well as with other key individuals and provides confidential support and guidance to the President and other senior staff.
  • Develops faculty mentoring initiatives and collaborates with the President's office to administer faculty professional development awards.
  • Collaborates with key departments and offices on campus regarding diversity issues, complex faculty related issues, grievances and/or complaints.


This position is in CUNY's Executive Compensation Plan. All executive positions require a minimum of a Bachelor's degree and eight years' related experience.

The candidate must have a Master's Degree, Juris Doctor, or other advanced degree. Candidate should have experience in an academic or similar setting, working with faculty, students, and staff preferably in a collective bargaining environment. Higher education experience strongly preferred, with experience in a large public institution highly desirable. The successful candidate will have excellent interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills, both oral and written, as well as excellent judgment and a record of effectiveness in dealing with conflict resolution. The ideal candidate will be committed to an inclusive community that maximizes the benefits of a multicultural perspective, and will be results-oriented.


Assistant Administrator


Salary commensurate with education and experience.

CUNY's benefits contribute significantly to total compensation, supporting health and wellness, financial well-being, and professional development. We offer a range of health plans, competitive retirement/pension benefits and savings plans, tuition waivers for CUNY graduate study and generous paid time off. Our staff also benefits from the extensive academic, arts, and athletic programs on our campuses and the opportunity to participate in a lively, diverse academic community in one of the greatest cities in the world.


Please submit your application online by clicking on "Apply Now" below. In order to be considered, applicants must upload their cover letter (referenced Job ID # 16095), resume, and contact information (name, phone number and email address) for three references in rtf, doc or pdf format.




CUNY Job Posting: Executive


CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply. At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups. Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.

Location: Brooklyn College

Job Title: Executive Chief Diversity Officer and Special Assistant to the President

Job ID: 16095

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular


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