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Assistant Vice President, Diversity, Belonging, and Well-Being

Princeton University
New Jersey, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Jul 27, 2023

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Executive, Other Executive
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Princeton University | Assistant Vice President, Diversity, Belonging, and Well-Being
Princeton, NJ

Princeton University is a world-renowned research university with a vibrant community of scholarship, research, and teaching that seeks to serve the nation and humanity and has achieved the highest levels of distinction in the discovery and transmission of knowledge and understanding.

Princeton University seeks a strategic and visionary leader to serve as Assistant Vice President for Diversity, Belonging, and Well-Being. Providing holistic synergies for student life, the successful candidate will also serve as the Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. The AVP will lead the development of new initiatives to provide intentional focus and accountability for diversity, equity, inclusiveness, and belonging efforts across Campus Life while working with and encouraging collaboration and cohesion among existing efforts and programs. The AVP reports directly to the Vice President for Campus Life, and as a key member of Campus Life's senior leadership team, this position has a cross-functional range of leadership responsibilities that include staff engagement and development. These collective responsibilities for both students and Campus Life staff make the AVP's role critical to achieving the unit's goals and priorities.

The position offers an opportunity to lead and partner with a talented and experienced team of academic administrators to support and advance the University's mission. The successful candidate will join Princeton University at an exciting moment of campus growth and evolution as it welcomes new groups of students and extends its commitment to liberal arts education and innovative research.

Preferred candidates will possess an understanding of critical issues related to supporting and enhancing diversity, equity and inclusion, health and well-being, and should have considerable experience with a wide range of diversity topics (e.g., identity- race, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, class, disability, faith, intersectionality, microaggressions, unconscious bias, and privilege). They will have proven experience working effectively with diverse populations and will be expected to serve as an advocate, resource, and proactive catalyst to advance strategies for anti-racism, inclusion, health, and well-being. The successful candidate for this position will hold an advanced degree; a master's degree is required, and a doctorate is preferred. Ideal candidates will have at least 7 years of progressive responsible administrative experience and responsibility for leading teams. Preferred candidates will exhibit strong managerial skills and acumen in developing staff.

A full position profile is available on the DSG website.

The compensation range for this position is $230,000- $250,000 with a generous benefits package designed to support physical, mental, and financial wellness.

Amy Sugin, Holly Jackson, and Laurie Casteen of Koya Partners/DSG, the executive search firm that specializes in mission-driven search, have been exclusively retained for this search. To express interest in this role please submit a compelling cover letter and resume by filling out our Talent Profile. All inquiries and discussions will be considered strictly confidential. Koya Partners is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to individuals living with disabilities. If you are a qualified individual living with a disability and need assistance expressing interest online, please email If you are selected for an interview, you will receive additional information regarding how to request an accommodation for the interview process.

Equal Opportunity and Nondiscrimination at Princeton University:Princeton University believes that commitment to principles of fairness and respect for all is favorable to the free and open exchange of ideas, and the University seeks to reach out as widely as possible in order to attract the ablest individuals as students, faculty, and staff. In applying this policy, the University is committed to nondiscrimination on the basis of personal beliefs or characteristics such as political views, religion, national or ethnic origin, race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, marital or domestic partnership status, veteran status, disability, genetic information and/or other characteristics protected by applicable law in any phase of its education or employment programs or activities. In addition, pursuant to Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and supporting regulations, Princeton does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education programs or activities that it operates; this extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its supporting regulations may be directed to the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education or to the University's Sexual Misconduct/Title IX Coordinator. See Princeton's full Equal Opportunity Policy and Nondiscrimination Statement.


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