Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

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
  • 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

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