University Diversity and Inclusion Officer
President's Office, University of Nevada, Reno (Reno, Nevada)
December 14, 2018
Post date: November 1, 2018

The University of Nevada, Reno seeks a University Diversity and Inclusion Officer (UDIO) who serves as the University’s executive-level strategist responsible for guiding practices and creating opportunities to define, assess, and promote inclusive excellence, access, and cultural proficiency for faculty, students, and staff.  This individual is responsible for leading the development and implementation of a diversity and inclusion strategic plan in consultation with students, faculty, staff, and administration of the University.  The diversity and inclusion strategic plan aligns and integrates inclusion and equity initiatives to advance the University’s mission, strategic plan, and core values.  The UDIO also engages community constituents through thoughtful outreach efforts that will engender a strong sense of trust and understanding of the University’s commitment to inclusion and equity.  The individual will serve as a central source and point of coordination and communication for diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives and programs.  During the 2018-19 academic year, the University is undertaking a campus climate study with an external consulting firm.  The UDIO will co-chair this effort with an individual recommended by the Faculty Senate.  The UDIO oversees the budget and staff of the Office of the University Diversity and Inclusion Officer.

The position is an administrative faculty position reporting directly to the President of the University and is a member of the President’s Council (Vice Presidents and other campus-wide leaders) and the Academic Leadership Council (Vice Provosts and Deans).

Required Qualifications

Terminal Degree (e.g., PhD, JD, MD, MFA) and three (3) years of diversity and inclusion program management and/or related professional work experience.

Related Experience: experience in a ranked position at a major university with a proven academic record in both scholarship and teaching; experience with quantitative and qualitative data interpretation and analysis; leadership experience in diversity initiatives, program management and  engagement with students, faculty, staff and community members in a university setting. 

Total Compensation

The total compensation package includes a negotiable competitive salary, moving allowance (if applicable), a rich retirement plan, health insurance options that include dental and vision, life insurance, long-term disability, annual and sick leave, along with many other benefits. Additionally, there is a grant-in-aid educational benefit for faculty and dependents.  For more information, please visit:

Faculty Dual Career Assistance Program

The University of Nevada, Reno recognizes the importance of addressing dual-career couples’ professional needs. We offer a dual career assistance program to newly hired faculty spouses/partners that provides resources and assists them to identify career opportunities in Northern Nevada.

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Search Contact

Aubrey Flores, Search Coordinator

About Us

The University of Nevada, Reno – founded in 1874 as Nevada's first institution of higher education – is notable for its enrollment growth in recent years (approaching 22,000 students in Fall 2017); its investment of more than $750 million in advanced labs, residence halls and facilities since 2009; and its status as Nevada’s leading research institution, with expenditures in excess of $106 million in 2017. The University enjoys a Carnegie Classification™ of R2 as a comprehensive, doctoral university with high research activity, offering more than 460 undergraduate and graduate degree, certificate and minor programs. The University is ranked in the top tier of National Universities by U.S. News & World Report, and ranks in the top tier of the WSJ/Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

Located where the Sierra Nevada meets the high desert of the Great Basin, the University’s verdant, 290-acre campus is a 45-minute drive from scenic Lake Tahoe. Today, the University delivers on its land-grant mission of access to education and knowledge by investing in the academics, facilities, support, engagement and vibrant campus life that promote our diverse students’ cognitive growth and academic achievement — all while remaining one of the best values in American higher education, according to both Forbes and Money magazines (2018). 

The University of Nevada, Reno recognizes that diversity promotes excellence in education and research. We are an inclusive and engaged community and recognize the added value that students, faculty, and staff from different backgrounds bring to the educational experience.


Application Instructions 

Application Information

To apply, please visit and submit all required application materials. Full consideration will be given to candidates who apply by 11/30/2018.  The search will close 12/14/2018.

EEO/AA: Women, under-represented groups, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

Review Begins: 
November 30, 2018

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