Vice President for Diversity, Equity, Compliance and Inclusion

CUNY in New York, NY

  • Industry: Executive Management - Administrative/Operational Support
  • Type: Full Time
  • $148,840.00 - 206,040.00
position filled
**Job Title:** Vice President for Diversity, Equity, Compliance and Inclusion

**Job ID:** 21579

**Location:** John Jay College

**Regular/Temporary:** Regular



John Jay College of Criminal Justice is a senior college of the City University of New York (CUNY) led by President Karol V. Mason and an internationally recognized leader in educating for justice. John Jay is a federally designated Hispanic and Minority-serving institution, it is ranked third in the nation in Black student success, and it is a top ten institution for promoting student social mobility. John Jay is proud to serve a diverse and dynamic student body of 15,000 students that includes nearly fifty percent students who are first in their family to attend college as well as students who are immigrants, from low-income families, or from other historically underrepresented groups.

The College participates in the doctoral programs of the Graduate Center of the City University of New York and offers bachelor's and master's degrees in traditional criminal justice-related fields of study as well as in a robust portfolio of liberal arts and sciences programs that highlight themes of justice across the arts, sciences, humanities, and social sciences. John Jay College seeks staff and faculty members who thrive in multicultural academic environments and are committed to access and excellence in higher education.


Reporting to the President, the inaugural Vice President for Diversity, Equity, Compliance & Inclusion will be a member of President's Senior Leadership Team and President's Leadership Council who brings experienced and collaborative leadership as well as a strategic vision to the College's cross-cutting work to build an inclusive and equitable community. The new Vice President for Diversity, Equity, Compliance & Inclusion will oversee and manage compliance and accountability functions alongside training, education, and prevention programming and provide expert advice and thought leadership in these areas. Specifically, the new Vice President for Diversity, Equity, Compliance & Inclusion provides:

- Strategic Vision: Develops, in collaboration with all stakeholders, a strategic vision that recognizes diversity, equity and inclusion as critical components of John Jay's commitment to ensuring the success of its students, faculty, and staff and leadership, and makes use of all levers within the College's control to advance that vision. Engages leaders, faculty and the student body in building a strong culture of inclusion and belonging. Promotes and forwards the principles of equity, inclusion and belonging as key components of the culture of the College.

- Experienced & Collaborative Leadership: As a visible champion for diversity, equity, inclusion, and compliance at John Jay, establishes and nurtures partnerships with faculty, staff, and students of the John Jay community, and successfully collaborates with and supports efforts led by an array of internal and external stakeholders including other vice presidents and senior College leaders, Office of Human Resources, the Faculty Senate, Public Safety, the Teaching and Learning Center, the Diversity Committee, the Office for Legal Counsel, and Labor Designee in order to advance this vision.

- Compliance & Accountability: Creates, implements, and continually assesses the College's plans, needs, and results related to equity, inclusion, compliance, and retention .Oversees investigations and enforcement of laws and policies. Develops and communicates reports and metrics related to diversity, equity, inclusion, and compliance in order to drive institutional change, promote transparency, build shared accountability for both programmatic and compliance outcomes, and ensure progress on initiatives led or supported by the Office of Diversity, Equity, Compliance & Inclusion.

- Expert Advice & Thought Leadership: Draws from deep knowledge of relevant laws, regulations, and policies and a broad network of support among experts and organizations involved in the national discussion of diversity, equity inclusion, and compliance in order to provide external thought leadership and internal expert counsel to the president, senior leadership team, and other members of the John Jay community related to shaping policy, ensuring compliance, and promoting best practices and innovative program concepts on matters including campus climate, diversity, equity, inclusion, and compliance.

- Training/Education/ Prevention: Develops education materials, resource guides and communications related to federal, state, and city laws and regulations and related policies and procedures and develops a plan to conduct outreach and present training and educational programs about discrimination, harassment, sexual misconduct, equal opportunity, diversity, ethics and related topics to key internal audiences.

- Management: Manages a team of administrative and professional staff, oversees an annual budget, and manages departmental responsibilities for the Office of Diversity, Equity, Compliance and Inclusion.

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This position is in CUNY's Executive Compensation Plan. All executive positions require a minimum of a Bachelor's degree and eight years' related experience.

Other Campus-specific Qualifications:

The successful candidate will have an in-depth knowledge of theory and practice with regard to leadership in diversity, human development, training and change management; experience implementing, investigating, or enforcing policies or law; a proven track record in managing change; and experience as an organizational leader. The successful candidate will have exceptional verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills, demonstrate cultural awareness, exercise emotional intelligence, and possess the ability to build trust and credibility in order to effectively collaborate with a wide variety of stakeholders and articulate the importance of equity and inclusion to the broader educational mission of John Jay College of Criminal Justice and the City University of New York.

In addition, the preferred candidate should have:

- An earned doctorate, juris doctor, or equivalent terminal degree;

- At least 5 years of successful and progressive experience in a leadership and supervisory role directly related to diversity, inclusion, and equity and desire to work proactively, collaboratively and creatively as part of a high-level administrative team; preferred candidates will have leadership experience either in a higher education setting including direct experience working with faculty, staff and students, or in a large governmental or non-profit organization;

- A demonstrated record of success building trust, influence, and community, building effective programs, and leading institutional initiatives in a complex organizational setting;

- Knowledge of concepts, theory, and scholarship on ethnicity, class, gender, sexual orientation, undocumented immigrants, privilege, veterans' issues, the differently abled, and the intersections of these and other social identities, understanding and sensitivity to the effects of trauma caused by sexual violence and harassment, and a vision regarding future trends in diversity, compliance, equity and inclusion in the changing higher education environment;

- Knowledge of discrimination, harassment and equal opportunity laws, regulations, and guidelines, including Title VI, Title VII, Title IX, Section 504, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and New York Education Law Article 129-B;

- Demonstrated experience applying discrimination laws and conducting investigations of legal or policy violations, e.g., employee or student misconduct, including investigations of sexual misconduct and responding to incidents of bias;

- Demonstrated background developing and facilitating programs and professional development training for audiences such as faculty, staff, and students on topics including diversity/inclusion, equal opportunity, and the prevention of discrimination and harassment, ideally also including topics such as experience inclusive and culturally relevant pedagogy, diversity and hiring, and anti-bias practices;

- Expertise presenting, writing about, and discussing difficult or controversial topics with diverse audiences and adult learners in a way that promotes productive interactions and positive outcomes;

- Experience working on compliance with Title IX regulatory requirements in a higher education environment and working with an Affirmative Action Plan and/or Diversity Plan;

- A demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, compliance, inclusion, student success, and working with broadly diverse community; and

- Ability to exercise sound judgment, maintain the highest standards of ethics and integrity, and manage confidential and sensitive information consistent with the position.

- Knowledge of multiple languages preferred.


Vice President


Salary commensurate with education and experience.

CUNY's benefits contribute significantly to total compensation, supporting health and wellness, financial well-being, and professional development. We offer a range of health plans, competitive retirement/pension benefits and savings plans, tuition waivers for CUNY graduate study and generous paid time off. Our staff also benefits from the extensive academic, arts, and athletic programs on our campuses and the opportunity to participate in a lively, diverse academic community in one of the greatest cities in the world.


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Closing date: Open until filled with review of applications to begin January 31, 2020.


CUNY Job Posting: Executive


CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply. At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups. Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.
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