Associate Vice President of Inclusive Diversity and Equity/Chief Diversity Officer

Saint Marys City, Maryland
Aug 28, 2018
Oct 02, 2018
Full Time

St. Mary’s College of Maryland at Historic St. Mary’s City is accepting résumés for the position of Associate Vice President of Inclusive Diversity and Equity/Chief Diversity Officer (AVPIDE/CDO).  The AVPIDE/CDO serves as primary advisor to the President on matters related to inclusion, diversity, and equity. The primary responsibility is to provide vision and leadership in developing and promoting an institutional culture of inclusive diversity and equity across St. Mary’s College of Maryland at the student, faculty, and staff levels.

St. Mary’s College ( maintains diversity, inclusion and access to education as core principles to its mission. The historic location represents the beginnings of religious tolerance, racial justice, and gender equality in the State of Maryland. We create an environment that recognizes the value of individual and group differences and we encourage inquiries from applicants who will contribute to our cultural and ethnic diversity. 

Non-sectarian since its founding, St. Mary's College of Maryland, a public Carnegie Baccalaureate, Arts and Sciences institution located in Historic St. Mary's City, 70 miles southeast of Washington, D.C., has been designated as Maryland's public honors college.  Undergraduate and residential in nature, with a diverse coeducational student body numbering approximately 1700, St. Mary's emphasizes excellence in teaching.  The institution was awarded a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa in 1997.  The quality of life is enhanced by the recreational opportunities of the Chesapeake region and close proximity to the amenities of Washington D.C., Baltimore and Richmond.

Qualifications:   Advanced degree (i.e., Master’s Degree. Preferred earned doctorate or equivalent terminal degree) in related field required.  Five years or more experience with a track record and commitment to developing effective diversity and inclusion initiatives for faculty, staff, and students. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing; excellent interpersonal skills; demonstrated decision-making and administrative skills; ability to understand and articulate the values of the College; and demonstrated expertise in forming effective collaborations with students, faculty, staff, administrators, and community partners. Any combination of acceptable education and experience, which has provided the necessary knowledge and skills to fulfill the requirements of this position, may be considered.  Employment will be contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check.

Application materials should include a cover letter, résumé (including e-mail address), statement of how the applicant’s employment at the College will contribute to a culture of inclusion and campus diversity, and three references and submitted online at:  Questions may be directed to Leonard Brown, Vice President for Student Affairs, at

Review of résumés will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  St. Mary’s College of Maryland is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

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