Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer

American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN)
District of Columbia, United States
Competitive Salary
Posted Date
May 18, 2022

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Position Type
Jobs Outside Academe, Non-profit & Government Organizations
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Please note: (Flexible Hybrid Work Schedule) Position is currently a combination of in-office and remote, Ability to work onsite in DC office.


The Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer serves as the expert on diversity, equity, and inclusivity (DEI). The individual works as a key resource to the President and Chief Executive Officer providing support and guidance in initiatives and goals related to the areas of DEI. The individual also works in collaboration with the senior leadership, and various committees to proactively develop and implement plans and strategies to guide, support and actively engage the policies that support DEI initiatives of the Association.


The primary goal is to position AACN as a primary advocate for advancing diversity, and inclusivity within academic nursing.

Primary Responsibilities


  • Works collaboratively to develop and implement strategies and initiatives that advance diversity and inclusivity within academic nursing.
  • Strategically executes the comprehensive DEI strategy and leads implementation of DEI initiatives.
  • Creates and collaborates with implementation of communications strategies and content management for training, web resources, social media, and print materials to support DEI initiatives.
  • Demonstrates an in-depth understanding of the contexts, cultures, and politics within institutions that impact the implementation and management of effective diversity change efforts.
  • Provides thought-leadership in the creation of innovative faculty development programming that incorporates DEI issues.
  • Keeps abreast of best practices and current trends in DEI and brings that knowledge to inform program and policy development work.
  • Communicates internally and externally in verbal and written form, the importance of diversity and inclusion to the broader educational mission of higher education institutions.
  • Leads the advancement of professional development in DEI using a variety of programmatic activities.
  • Establishes and sustains external stakeholder relationships that will advance AACN strategic DEI goals.
  • Develops and designs appropriate research studies to build the evidence base for DEI strategies.
  • Seeks and identifies new funding opportunities to support and advance the DEI agenda.




  • Doctoral degree in nursing, education, social justice studies, or a related field.
  • At least 10 years of related work experience including 5 years experience centered on DEI, and 7 years in a senior leadership role.
  • Exceptional organizational and written and oral communication skills.


 Please submit cover letter, resume, references, and salary requirements.

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