Chief Diversity Officer

New York City, New York (Manhattan) County
Mar 24, 2014
The City University of New York (CUNY) is the nation's leading urban public university serving more than 480,000 students in a wide range of educational programs at 24 colleges and institutions in New York City.
Job ID: 9231

Regular/Temporary: Regular


Oversees programs, activities, and initiatives designed to foster a climate that respects pluralism and diversity.

- Develops effective strategies to promote diversity in faculty and staff hiring and actively participates in building strong networks and recruitment sources

- Serves as a key recruiting team member, coordinating recruitment plans, advertising, and selection processes

- Implements the College's Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity policies and ensures compliance with relevant city, state, and federal statutes such as Title VII, Title IX Sexual Harassment Policies, Section 504 and the Americans with Disabilities Act, responding to and conducting investigations of non-compliance complaints

- Collects and analyzes data for College and University reports

- Develops and presents training programs and disseminates information related to EEO and compliance at the College

- Coordinates with University offices to assure consistency of University-wide policies

- Maintains current knowledge and materials related to laws, rules, regulations, and best practices for advancing EEO/Diversity

- Performs related duties as assigned.


Higher Education Officer




Baruch offers 23 undergraduate majors and 30 graduate-level specializations through our three acclaimed schools. Our schools and programs are consistently ranked highly by The Princeton Review, U.S. News and World Report, Newsweek, and others. The "smart" classrooms in our award-winning Newman Vertical Campus equip faculty and students with state-of-the-art technology and the Newman Library was named the top college library in the nation.

Baruch offers undergraduate and graduate programs through its Zicklin School of Business, the only CUNY school that offers business programs accredited by the AACSB, representing the highest standard of achievement for business schools world-wide; the Mildred and George Weissman School of Arts and Sciences, which offers a full range of traditional liberal arts disciplines; and the School of Public Affairs, which is widely recognized in the areas of municipal government, nonprofit, and educational administration as well as policy analysis and evaluation. We also offer nondegree and certificate programs through our Division of Continuing and Professional Studies.

Baruch is home to centers and institutes that support education and research in business, finance, the global economy, public policy, social equity, real estate and metropolitan development. Baruch College has introduced new interdisciplinary minors such as 'Information Technology and Social Responsibility' and 'Law and Policy.' There are also minors in New York City studies that are enriched by visits to the Museum of Natural History, the Rose Planetarium, and the Mt. Sinai Medical Center.

Baruch College is within easy reach of Wall Street, Midtown, and the global headquarters of major companies and firms, and gives students unparalleled internship, career, and networking opportunities. Some of the city's top executives are Baruch alumni, and many of them regularly come to campus to share their expertise with current students. The College's more than 17,000 students, who speak more than 110 languages and trace their heritage to over 160 countries, have been repeatedly named one of the most ethnically diverse student bodies in the United States.


Bachelor's Degree and eight years' relevant experience required.


Advanced degree and/or experience working in the fields of employment law, sociology, public policy, or public management considered highly desirable. Prior experience working in a university setting, with an understanding of the academic recruitment, tenure, and promotion process strongly preferred. Experience conducting investigations and a record of success in EEO/AA and diversity arenas; demonstrable familiarity with regulatory requirements, laws, and guidelines including OFCCP reviews preferred; and excellent interpersonal and oral/written communication skills essential. Demonstrated ability to work as part of a high level administrative team is vital. Knowledge of statistics and analytical skills essential.


Commensurate with qualifications and experience.


CUNY offers a comprehensive benefits package to employees and eligible dependents based on job title and classification. Employees are also offered pension and Tax-Deferred Savings Plans.  Part-time employees must meet a weekly or semester work hour criteria to be eligible for health benefits. Health benefits are also extended to retirees who meet the eligibility criteria.


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CUNY Job Posting: Managerial/Professional


We are committed to enhancing our diverse academic community by actively encouraging people with disabilities, minorities, veterans, and women to apply.  We take pride in our pluralistic community and continue to seek excellence through diversity and inclusion. EO/AA Employer.PI74624036