Vice President for Community Belonging and Chief Diversity Officer.

Pepperdine University
California, United States
Salary Not Specified
Oct 07, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time

Pepperdine University invites nominations and applications for the inaugural position of Vice President for Community Belonging and Chief Diversity Officer. 

Pepperdine seeks a collaborative, strategic, results-oriented, energetic, and faithful leader who will be a member of the senior administrative team, reporting directly to and advising the president. The selected candidate will serve on the University Steering Team and lead the University Diversity Council, partnering with existing work related to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging.  He or she will intentionally build relationships with students, staff, and faculty across the university, joining with them to identify and execute new initiatives. Pepperdine is in the midst of a strategic planning process, and the inaugural VP for Community Belonging will play a key role in implementing and advancing the university’s aspirational goals related to diversity, inclusion, and belonging. The selected candidate will join a leadership team that values collegiality, collaboration, and transparency. 

Pepperdine is a Christian university committed to the highest standards of academic excellence and Christian values, where students are strengthened for lives of purpose, service, and leadership. Pepperdine cherishes the sacred dignity of every human being, celebrates diversity as a true representation of God's love and creative expression, and seeks to foster a deep sense of belonging with the understanding that a diverse community enriches their learning, scholarship, and leadership.

Ranked in the top-50 of national universities by U.S. News & World Report, Pepperdine enrolls approximately 8,000 full-time and part-time students in its five colleges and schools with roughly 380 full-time faculty and over 1,110 full-time staff.  Located in the coastal community of Malibu, California, Pepperdine University’s 830-acre campus has been ranked the most beautiful campus in the nation by The Princeton Review. Pepperdine has five graduate campuses across Southern California, six international campuses, and additional study and internship programs on six continents.

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Pepperdine is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of any status or condition protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. Pepperdine is committed to providing a work environment free from all forms of harassment and discrimination. Engaging in unlawful discrimination or harassment will result in appropriate disciplinary action, up to and including dismissal from the University. For more information about Pepperdine University visit