Loyola University Maryland, A Catholic, Jesuit University, seeks to prepare students for lives of meaningful professional service and leadership in a diverse and changing world. In line with our mission and core values, we are seeking a dynamic, accomplished and strategic leader for the University's position of Chief Equity and Inclusion Officer (CEIO). The CEIO reports directly to the University President and serves on the President's Cabinet. The CEIO partners with leadership and stakeholders to plan, strategize and implement programs promoting inclusive academic and professional excellence, and the institutional values of equity, inclusion, diversity and respectfulness for all individuals that differ by race, gender or other social identity characteristics. This individual is the subject matter specialist and serves as a change management expert to intentionally build and preserve a culture of equity, inclusion and diversity appreciation throughout the institution. Engages with stakeholders in change efforts that are incremental or transformational, leveraging data and assessment information to achieve results.
At this transformative time in Loyola's history, the CEIO will play a pivotal role in harnessing the commitment and energy of the community, collaborating across divisions to deepen the University's commitment to further equity, inclusion and diversity as an educational and institutional priority. Builds upon and redefines Loyola's equity and inclusion initiatives to shape and implement a second-generation plan to ensure a more just, welcoming and inclusive campus. Responsible to expand the conversation within the Loyola community around issues of equity and inclusion of all people. They will also partner with Campus Ministry to instill greater interfaith dialogue and understanding; and will promote inclusive academic and professional excellence.
The CEIO will work collaboratively with offices across the University including but not limited to student development, academic affairs, human resources, enrollment management and institutional advancement to implement best practices for equity, inclusion and diversity in the recruitment, retention and development of students, faculty, staff, and administrators, while enhancing diversity across the institution. Guiding efforts across the University, the CEIO will influence and empower colleagues including senior leadership, deans, department chairs, faculty, staff, administrators, students, and community partners to leverage best practices for equity and inclusiveness across a University that embraces social justice and strives for excellence. The CEIO leads and engages the President’s Council for Equity and Inclusion.
An earned doctorate or equivalent terminal degree with a record of success in building strategic coalitions and serving as a connector across organizational and cultural boundaries;
Eight to ten years of demonstrated experience and achievement in equity, inclusion and diversity initiatives within higher education and/or a related setting;
A strong and demonstrated commitment to fostering a better understanding of the complexity of the issues involved in creating and maintaining a more inclusive and diverse campus;
Experience with faculty recruitment and retention issues, access and equity issues, and partnering with faculty on curriculum development efforts that advance inclusion, diversity and social justice;
Strong understanding of the complexity of issues related to campus climate, and its impact on the educational experiences of underrepresented groups and their many intersections;
Ability to collaboratively define, promote, and execute a vision and plan for equity, inclusion and diversity within the strategic direction for the University.
A dedicated leader with a collegial, collaborative style, strong personal and professional integrity, with the ability to be a decisive and diplomatic leader.
Political savvy with ability to respond well to politically sensitive situations, build consensus and find win-win solutions;
Results driven with excellent planning, organizing and project management skills;
Must be able to influence others and gain results through others who may or may not have a direct reporting line to the CEIO;
Experience with change management, with patience and commitment to see the change process through challenges, with milestones over time;
Superior interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to represent the University in times of agreement or dispute;
Knowledge of critical and emerging issues in American higher education as well as the ability to contribute to the expanding body of research and best practices in the subject area
Preference will be given to candidates with senior-level higher education experience who meet qualifications of the position. Senior-level leaders outside of higher education with demonstrated expertise and experience conceptualizing, leading and assessing organizational equity, inclusion and diversity initiatives may be considered.
For a complete description of the position, and to apply, please visit Loyola’s job page at https://www.loyola.edu/about/jobs
Successful candidates for any staff, faculty, or administrative position at Loyola University Maryland will be subject to a pre-employment background check.
Loyola University Maryland is a Jesuit, Catholic university committed to the educational and spiritual traditions of the Society of Jesus and to the ideals of liberal education and the development of the whole person. Accordingly, Loyola inspires students to learn, lead, and serve in a diverse and changing world. Loyola’s beautiful, historic Evergreen campus is located in Baltimore, and its graduate centers are in Timonium and Columbia. Loyola enrolls 4,000 undergraduate and 2,000 graduate students across the Sellinger School of Business and Management, the School of Education, and Loyola College of Arts and Sciences. Founded in 1852, Loyola is one of 28 Jesuit colleges and universities in the United States and the first to bear the name of Saint Ignatius Loyola, founder of the Society of Jesus.