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Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Vacancy Announcement
Open until filled. First review Sept 1, 2021

About Menlo College

Menlo College is a diverse and tight-knit community of exceptional, involved people. As a small, private, 501(c)3 organization, our mission is to ignite potential and educate students to make meaningful contributions in the innovation economy. We attract students from all over the world who are committed to learning, playing intercollegiate sports, starting and leading organizations, and making an impact in their communities.

Continuing an unbroken streak for more than a decade, Menlo College was named to The Princeton Review “2021 Best Colleges” list, a recognition given to only 12% of all colleges and universities in the U.S. In 2020, Menlo College was also ranked #11 in Money Magazine for “Best Business Colleges in the U.S.” Menlo College is designated as both a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) and an Asian American and Native American, Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI). Only 1% of all colleges and universities in the U.S. achieve this dual recognition.

The Menlo College campus is located 30 miles south of San Francisco, in Silicon Valley – one of the world’s most entrepreneurial and innovative locations. Silicon Valley is renowned as an innovation incubator with exceptional opportunities for experience-based learning.

Position Overview

Menlo College seeks a creative and collaborative leader for the role of Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DDEI). The DDEI is a senior-level position that reports directly to the Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs, and collaborates extensively with Student Affairs and others across campus.  The Director will examine Menlo’s mission/values and align them to goals of centering diversity and equity and then operationalize processes and policies that support a campus culture that champions the importance of an inclusive environment throughout the organization.

The Director of DEI will assess potential barriers and develop strategies focused on recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce; engaging community members/building capacity through assessing needs; seeking to understand the root of issues and then aligning actions to solve core community concerns.  

In addition, the Director of DEI promotes an institutional culture that values and supports equity and inclusion, advances existing academic and co-curricular programs, and implements new practices in support of diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice, and guides and focuses the work of campus allies. The DDEI is expected to teach at least one course per semester.

Key Responsibilities

Desired Education, Skills, and Experience

Salary and Benefits

Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience; approximate range $80-100K. Generous benefits package.

Application Process

Please apply with a cover letter and current resume, preferably in an electronic format. The review of applications will continue until the position is filled. First review July 12, 2021. Please email materials to: hr@menlo.edu.

Menlo College is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity. We encourage those who may be from historically underrepresented groups to apply.

All prospective employees are required to satisfy a background check and have fully completed their COVID-19 vaccination.

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