Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Elmhurst University
Illinois, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Jul 07, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Founded in 1871, Elmhurst University (, a private university in suburban Chicago with a strong liberal arts tradition and a commitment to professional preparation, is accepting applications for the position of Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. Reporting to the President, the Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion is responsible for the overall institutional leadership of initiatives, programs, policy, procedures, etc. that serve to promote and support Elmhurst’s strategic vision around the areas of diversity, equity and inclusion. The position will participate in all aspects of institutional planning in support of the mission and goals of Elmhurst University designed to meet the needs of its diverse faculty, staff, and student populations.

The successful candidate must possess the following: a Master’s degree; doctorate or equivalent terminal degree preferred; a minimum of five years of administrative diversity, equity and inclusion experience and leadership in higher education or in similarly complex for-profit or non-profit organization(s); competence in utilizing data-driven strategies to assess and evaluate programs and services, focusing on improvement; excellent communication skills, including the ability to facilitate complex and constructive dialogues, build consensus on initiatives and issues, and inform other policies and plans; and experience supervising other full-time staff. Visit for detailed information.

Submit application materials to Dr. Robert Head at To receive full consideration, applications should be submitted prior to August 6, 2021. Applications include a letter of interest, a current résumé, a Diversity Statement that addresses how the applicant’s past and/or potential contributions to diversity will support Elmhurst University’s Strategic Vision, and contact information for five professional references. All applications and nominations will be considered highly confidential. Elmhurst University is an equal opportunity employer. The University will continue to administer all employment matters without regard to race, color, national origin, age, religion, gender, sexual orientation, disability, or Vietnam era or disabled veteran’s status.

For more information contact:

Robert Head or Cheryl Hyatt 724-242-0476

Please be aware that as a continued emphasis on keeping our community safe and healthy, we will require all faculty, staff, and students to submit verification of full vaccination for COVID-19 no later than Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2021.

Elmhurst University is a leading institution of higher education that seamlessly blends liberal learning and professional preparation to help students reach their full potential. Elmhurst University offers more than 70 undergraduate majors, 15 graduate programs, degree-completion programs for busy adults, and the acclaimed Elmhurst Learning and Success Academy for young adults with developmental disabilities. Elmhurst University is one of the Top 10 Colleges in the Midwest, according to U.S. News & World Report; and U.S. News, Money and Forbes magazines consistently rank Elmhurst as one of the Midwest’s best values in higher education.

Recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce is a critical component of the University’s mission, vision and core values. Our commitment stems from the belief that an institution of higher learning is enriched by the presence of diversity. Elmhurst University is an EO Employer. Elmhurst University prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type and affords equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, religion, age, creed, ancestry, veteran status, marital status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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