Director of Diversity and Inclusion Programs

Fort Collins, Colorado
Dec 04, 2018
Jan 04, 2019
Employment Type
Full time, Permanent
Salary Type

Colorado State University’s Warner College of Natural Resources seeks a Director of Diversity and Inclusion to advance the College’s goals to enhance inclusive excellence and increase diversity in its programs. Increasing diversity and fostering an inclusive College culture and environment are among the College’s five primary strategic goals and the College fully embraces CSU’s Principles of Community. The successful candidate will play a key role in advancing the College’s vision and strategic plan, implementing existing diversity and inclusion initiatives, and leading and shaping future initiatives and programs.  The position reports directly to the Dean of Warner College and will work closely with the College’s Executive Committee, Student Success Office, Communications Office, Development Office, Committees on Diversity and Inclusion, and faculty, students, and staff. This position is a part of a College-wide cluster hire for diversity and inclusion capacity. In addition to this position, two tenure-track faculty members are being hired to help advance the College’s strategic goals for diversity and inclusion.

Responsibilities include:

  • Play a leadership role in advancing Warner College’s strategic vision for diversity and inclusion and help evaluate and refine that vision for maximal impact.
  • Implement and lead college-level initiatives related to diversity and inclusion and develop and lead new initiatives.
  • Advise the Dean and College Executive Committee on issues related to diversity and inclusion.
  • Work with the Dean and the Development staff to develop proposals and seek new funding for diversity and inclusion programs.
  • Collaborate with faculty hired through Warner College’s diversity and inclusion cluster hire to advance Warner College’s strategic vision for diversity and inclusion.
  • Represent Warner College externally and throughout the University as the College’s lead for diversity and inclusion activities.
  • Collaborate with the College Recruitment and Engagement Coordinator and departmental Academic Success Coordinators to recruit students from under-represented groups into the College.

Required qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in a field related to natural resources or a field related to diversity and inclusion.
  • At least 3 years of professional experience in a related field.
  • Personal or professional commitment to diversity as demonstrated by persistent effort, active planning, allocation of resources and/or accountability for diversity outcome
  • Demonstrated ability to relate to and work with diverse groups, cultures, and individuals with ease.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license or the ability to obtain a driver’s license by the employment start date.

Preferred qualifications

  • Professional experience in environmental sciences or natural resources.
  • Advanced degree in natural resources or a field related to diversity and inclusion.
  • Relevant experience working in higher education, especially related to diversity and inclusion.
  • Relevant experience working in higher education, especially related to diversity and inclusion.
  • Structured training in diversity and inclusion.
  • Grant writing experience.
  • Potential to contribute to diverse perspectives in higher education contexts.

To apply and view a full announcement please visit by January 4, 2019 for full consideration. Salary range is $50,000 - $70,000 dependent upon experience.

Application materials consist of the following:


Cover letter addressing specifically:

  • Your capacity in each of the preferred qualifications listed in the position description
  • Your personal philosophies around diversity and inclusive excellence
  • Specific examples of your experience leading diversity and inclusion related initiatives and efforts

Contact information for three professional references

Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy and will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services. 

Colorado State University (CSU) strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, CSU conducts background checks. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal (felony and misdemeanor) history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the university, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.