Assistant to the Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer

Job description

Amherst College invites applications for the Assistant to the Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer position. The Assistant to the Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer is a full time, year round position, job group and level AO-5. The Assistant to the Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer (CDIO) provides administrative support to the CDIO and the Director of Inclusive Leadership. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: office management, administrative and logistical support; event coordination, as well as coordination of meetings and travel; preparation/processing of correspondence, reports and presentations; assistance with special projects; and preparation of materials for board meetings.

The Assistant takes appropriate actions to support a diverse workforce and participates in the College's efforts to create a respectful, inclusive, and welcoming work environment.

Key Responsibilities

Office Management

  • Office liaison to faculty, staff, students, alumni, parents and outside constituents.
  • Answer telephones and relay messages
  • Troubleshoot and maintain equipment (computers, copiers, printers)
  • Purchase and maintain office supplies
  • Maintain files including electronic and paper
  • Monitor budgets
  • Process reimbursements and invoices for payment
  • Maintain office website

Administrative Support
  • Maintain CDIO and Director of Inclusive Leadership calendar including coordinating meetings, travel, and events
  • Provide research and information in support of appointments and events
  • Arrange travel as needed for off-campus conferences and events
  • Review correspondence; track and assist with follow up
  • Assist with reports including quarterly report to the Board of Trustees, etc.

  • Organize and execute large and small events for faculty, staff, and students
  • Coordinate logistics including venues
  • Prepare briefings, attendee lists, name tags, publicity, invitations, etc.


  • Associates Degree, in lieu of a degree, a High School Diploma or equivalent and 5 years of related experience
  • 3 years of related experience
  • Accounting, bookkeeping or budgeting skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication, and ability to proofread and edit documents
  • Excellent interpersonal, time management, organizational and customer service skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, and Outlook and ability to learn new software
  • Ability to take initiative, work independently and collaboratively, and to handle multiple priorities while remaining attentive to detail

Interestedcandidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information (email and/or telephone numbers) for three professional references. Applications will be reviewed until position is filled.
Amherst College is an equal opportunity employer and encourages women, persons of color, and persons with disabilities to apply. The College is committed to enriching its educational experience and its culture through the diversity of its faculty, administration, and staff.
Amherst College, one of the premier liberal arts colleges in the nation, is located in Amherst, Massachusetts, a town of approximately 35,000 residents in the western part of the state. The college's community is composed of about1,800 students from 48 states, plus Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and 54 countries around the world, and about 1,000 staff and faculty. The college's scenic 1,000-acre campus includes a 500-acre wildlife sanctuary and the Book & Plow Farm ; three museums: Emily Dickinson Museum , Beneski Museum of Natural History and Mead Art Museum ; and multiple educational and cultural venues and resources through the Five College Consortium. The town of Amherst offers an amazing variety of coffee shops, restaurants and entertainment, and a very active outdoor life. Our vibrant campus, diverse community and beautiful surrounding, makes Amherst College and the Town of Amherst the perfect place to work, learn and live!





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Posted: 7/10/2018
Application Due: 8/17/2018
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