Executive Chief Diversity Officer

New York City, New York
Dec 24, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Baruch College

Executive Chief Diversity Officer

Job Description:

Baruch College is ranked among the region's and nation's top colleges by U.S. News & World Report, Forbes, Princeton Review, and others. Our campus is within easy reach of Wall Street, Midtown, and the global headquarters of major companies and non-profit and cultural organizations, giving students unparalleled internship, career, and networking opportunities. The College's more than 18,000 students, who speak more than 110 languages and trace their heritage to more than 160 countries, have been repeatedly named one of the most ethnically diverse student bodies in the United States.  Baruch College enjoys the benefit of tremendous diversity because of its location in the heart of one of the most diverse cities in the world and because of its long-standing commitment to providing an affordable education to the students of New York City. 

Baruch College invites applications for an outstanding accomplished administrative leader with a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion to serve as its Chief Diversity Officer.

The Chief Diversity Officer reports directly to the President of Baruch College and oversees and manages the Office of Diversity, Compliance and Equity Initiatives.

The Chief Diversity Officer duties include but are not limited to:

Serves as Special Advisor to the President, bringing to fruition the President’s vision for diversity, equity and inclusion throughout the College through programs, events, training and initiatives; overseeing the design and implementation of initiatives leading to new policies, procedures, and programs with college-wide impact that address internal and external issues.

Promotes an inclusive and supportive environment for all members of the College community, collaborating with various departments and divisions across the campus.

Oversees the implementation of the City University of New York's affirmative action policy and is responsible for the Office of Diversity, Compliance and Equity Initiatives, as well as the creation of diversity, equity, inclusion 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.

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.

Serve as Title IX Coordinator, Section 504/ADA Coordinator and Sexual Harassment Coordinator.

Ensures College’s compliance with federal, state, and city regulations and University mandates. This includes preparing memoranda, reports, and other written material; planning and coordinating educational and training workshops on EEO issues, policies, and procedures, meetings, and special events; and working with external administrative agencies compliance audits and initiatives.  

Collaborates with key departments and offices on campus regarding diversity issues, EEO/OFCCP compliance, complex faculty related issues, grievances and/or complaints, including but not limited to: Central Office, Legal Affairs, Human Resources, Academic Affairs, Student Affairs, Public Safety, Disability Services and Athletics

Monitors the recruitment, appointment, and retention processes for all faculty and staff positions in accordance with University Bylaws and federal and state laws pertaining to equal employment opportunity and affirmative action. 

Counsels College’s administration, faculty and staff regarding equal employment opportunity and affirmative action policies, procedures, and compliance issues and fosters the integration of best practices.

Oversees the preparation of internal and external reports regarding the College’s equal employment opportunity and affirmative action efforts and accomplishments including the federally mandated Affirmative Action Plan.

Serves on various committees and programs designed to address issues of college compliance, diversity, and underrepresented groups.

Handles matters of the greatest confidentiality working with the President and College administrators as well as with other key individuals and provides confidential support and guidance to the President and other senior staff

 Compensation and Benefits:                                               
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.


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.

Preferred  Qualifications:
Advanced degree and/or experience in relevant field.
Prior experience working in a university setting.
Demonstrated leadership experience in advancing diversity, equity and inclusion within an institution.
Experience conducting investigations, including writing investigative reports, in EEO/AA, Title IX. 
Knowledge of and commitment to affirmative action, Title IX and equal employment opportunity regulatory requirements, policies, laws and guidelines, including OFCCP.
Excellent oral and written communication skills. Advanced analytical and project management skills.
Demonstrated ability to work as part of a high level administrative team.
Ability to handle confidential, sensitive situations with diplomacy and excellent judgment.
Proven ability to work with sensitive and confidential information.
Strong organization, planning, analytical and problem resolution abilities with attention to detail. 
Strong critical thinking, decision making, interpersonal, and organizational skills. 
Prior supervisory experience.
Ability to work collegially and effectively with a wide range of constituencies and diverse community, including faculty, staff, administrators, students and community partners.



How to Apply: 

Go to the CUNY website http://www.cuny.edu/employment.html to see the complete position description and job requirements in CUNYfirst under Job Opening ID#22127.  You can view and apply for this job in CUNYfirst via the following direct link to the posting


Candidates should provide a resume, and cover letter.

Closing Date:

This position is open until filled.        

EEO Statement:                        

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.