Deputy Chief Diversity Officer, Position #111490

Florida, United States
Salary Not specified
Jun 02, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

University of West Florida

Division of Academic Engagement & Student Affairs

Deputy Chief Diversity Officer, Position #111490


The University of West Florida, located in Pensacola, Florida, invites applications for the full-time position of Deputy Chief Diversity Officer, position #111490.


Position Description: The Deputy Chief Diversity Officer will support campus-wide efforts to strengthen diversity and inclusion as we work toward Inclusive excellence at The University of West Florida. Reporting to the Vice President for Academic Engagement and Student Affairs and Chief Diversity Officer, The Deputy CDO supports the development and oversight of short-term and long-range diversity planning that aligns with the University’s Diversity Plan. The Deputy CDO will work collaboratively with the VP/CDO to collaborate with units across campus and community partners with a similar commitment to diversity and inclusion. Diversity and inclusion work is dynamic, and for that reason the ideal candidate should be immersed in current events as well as trends in D&I work. The Deputy CDO must understand the needs of students, faculty and staff and the impact that current issues may have on the community. It is important that the candidate be adaptable, collaborative and exhibit strong communication, conflict management and cross-cultural competency skills.


Specific duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Develop and implement diversity initiatives
  • Serve as a liaison with Colleges, Departments, and professional units, to create strategies to support recruitment and retention efforts for employee and student diversity.
  • Support and expand cross cultural competency training program for students, faculty and staff. Implement communication strategies for trainings and web resources for campus and external groups.
  • Maintain strong collaborative relationships with key leaders throughout the community
  • Establish strong relationships with students and campus groups committed to diversity and inclusion.


Qualifications include: Master’s degree in counseling, education or a related field with at least 4 or more years of experience working with diverse student populations in education.


Preferred qualifications include: Strong Administrative and leadership skills plus management experience; Strong written and oral communication skills; A passion for diversity and inclusion and commitment to inclusive excellence; Proven ability to work collaboratively with individual and groups across campus and in the community; Experience with Diversity Planning in Higher education; Ability to effectively present information to top management, public groups, and/or other University employees; Ability to defuse conflict; Self-motivated, cooperative and flexible


For the complete announcement and position description, including qualifications and experience, and to apply please visit Applicants should be prepared to attach a cover letter, resume, and list of professional references to the online application.


Salary: $55,000 - $65,000 annually. Preferred response date for applications is June 17, 2021.


The University of West Florida is an Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Disabled/Veteran employer. Any individual requiring special accommodation to apply is requested to advise UWF by contacting UWF Human Resources at 1-850-474-2694 (voice) or 1-850-857-6158 (TTY). A criminal background check is required for successful candidates. E-Verify requirements may apply for employment in certain positions. All applications for employment at the University are subject to Florida public records law.


The University of West Florida is located in Pensacola, the crown jewel of Florida’s beautiful Emerald Coast, known worldwide for its pristine white-sand beaches. The area is famous for its pleasant climate and location on the Gulf of Mexico and enjoys a comparatively low cost of living. The campus is situated on a 1,600-acre nature preserve where over 12,000 students enjoy the benefits of small classes and personal attention from their professors.