Reporting to President Sian Leah Beilock, who joined the College as its eighth president in July 2017, the vice president for diversity, equity, and inclusion (vice president) will be a valued member of Barnard's senior staff. The vice president will create and lead the campus's office of diversity, equity, and inclusion; provide strategic and visionary leadership in promoting an institutional culture that values diversity and supports inclusive excellence; partner with campus leaders, students, faculty, staff, and external constituencies to create and facilitate cultural change and transformation; proactively develop and implement policy, plans, programs, and activities that both educate and promote diversity, equity, and inclusion as core values of the College; and lead Barnard's efforts in realizing its bold ambition to become a national model for inclusive excellence and community engagement.
Department: President's Office
Required Qualification Summary:
Barnard seeks candidates whose education, perspectives, and personal and professional experiences have together prepared them to serve as an effective and collaborative leader of the College's efforts to create a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment. The ideal candidate will be a visionary and transformative thought leader, an accomplished strategist, administrator, and community builder who has significant experience and a track record of successfully advancing diversity, inclusion, and positive change in complex communities and/or mission-driven organizations. This person will be adept at fostering dialogue with different groups across and beyond the campus, building coalitions and consensus, and achieving results through influence, intellect, and dynamism of personality. The successful candidate will have a deep understanding of the dynamics of difference, privilege, and power, and possess the energy, enthusiasm, drive, emotional intelligence, and gravitas necessary to achieve ambitious goals. Additional qualifications are outlined in the position specification available on the Spelman Johnson website: https://www.spelmanandjohnson.com/position/vice-president-for-diversity-equity-inclusion/.
Barnard College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Barnard does not discriminate due to race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender and/or gender identity or expression, marital or parental status, national origin, ethnicity, citizenship status, veteran or military status, age, disability, or any other legally protected basis, and to the extent permitted by law. Qualified candidates of diverse ethnic and racial backgrounds are encouraged to apply for vacant positions at all levels.
Since its founding in 1889, Barnard has been a distinguished leader in higher education, offering a rigorous liberal arts foundation to young women whose curiosity, drive, and exuberance set them apart. Ours is a diverse intellectual community in a unique learning environment that provides the best of all worlds: small, intimate classes in a collaborative liberal arts setting dedicated to the advancement of women with the vast resources of Columbia University just steps away in the heart of vibrant and electric New York City.