Dean of Diversity and Equity & Campus Diversity Officer (DDE&CDO)
Bothell, WA
Job Description

Position Overview

Organization: University of Washington, Bothell

Title: Dean of Diversity and Equity & Campus Diversity Officer (DDE&CDO)

Position Details

Position Description

The University of Washington Bothell seeks a leader of distinction to serve as the Dean of Diversity and Equity & Campus Diversity Officer (DDE&CDO). Diversity is a core value of University of WA Bothell. We believe the power of diversity enriches all of us by exposing us to a range of ways to understand and engage with the world, identify challenges, and to discover, design and deliver solutions. To learn more, read our Diversity Statement

The University of Washington Bothell is one of the most dynamic public universities in the state of Washington. We offer a participatory student experience grounded in hands-on learning, close relationships with faculty members as teachers and mentors, and the personalized support of staff who are dedicated to student success. The academic work of the campus focuses on cross-disciplinary research and creative practice, connected learning, and community engagement. UW Bothell's current enrollment is approximately 5,500 students. More than 90 percent of undergraduates are from Washington State, and approximately half are first-generation college attendees or come from underrepresented groups. Located along wetlands and a river north of Seattle, UW Bothell builds vibrant regional partnerships, creates and disseminates new knowledge, and prepares students for leadership throughout Washington and beyond.

The Dean of Diversity and Equity & Campus Diversity Officer (DDE&CDO) advises the Chancellor on policies and actions that are consistent with and reflect the core values of the University to enhance diversity. In collaboration with the deans, vice chancellors, and the campus leadership team, the DDE&CDO provides leadership and coordination of diversity planning and identification of new models to ensure success of diversity initiatives. The DDE&CDO also serves on relevant University-wide diversity leadership bodies. This position is vested with the authority to appropriately advocate, maintain focus, generate ideas, assess progress, and maintain accountability necessary to effect substantive, systemic progress.

DDE&CDO directly supervises and oversees:

  • Student Diversity Center (director and related staff)
  • Academic Transition Program (staff)
  • Office of Diversity and Equity (program coordinator and other related staff)
  • Chancellor's Diversity Council

Responsibilities include:

  • Positioning UW Bothell as a national leader with the development and establishment of institutional diversity programs in coordination with University-wide diversity efforts (Diversity Blueprint).
  • Overseeing ongoing work on the Campus Diversity Action Plan, including assisting in the establishment and articulation of the institutional goals and objectives and assessing their outcomes; developing and evaluating criteria used in the resource-allocation, budgeting, and planning processes.
  • Providing collaborative leadership, guidance, and coordination in meeting the UW Bothell's responsibility to its external and internal audiences on matters related to campus diversity; establishing and maintaining collaborative partnerships with various communities and representing their interests and views within the Campus and the University.
  • Providing information and analyses on the fiscal, programmatic and administrative implications of proposed policies and their relationship to institutional objectives and relevant community interests, thereby ensuring that diversity-related issues are among key considerations in all major budgetary, administrative, and governance decisions.
  • Facilitating the development and implementation of policies leading to an inclusive and supportive community of learning, incorporating multicultural content and diverse perspectives on ethnic and racial groups, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, social class, veteran status, special needs, etc.
  • Providing strategic direction and operational management for a development program that includes grants, fundraising events, and corporate partners.
  • Supporting programs that promote culturally sensitive leadership skills among the Campus's management, supervisory, and administrative teams.
  • Providing leadership and guidance to principal units that provide educational services to students and in undergraduate and graduate student recruitment and retention.
  • Working collaboratively with Human Resources and other campus entities to implement and evaluate effective polices and strategies for recruiting and retaining diverse faculty.
  • Working proactively, strategically, and collaboratively with the other student-focused central administrative units, such as Student Affairs and ASUWB.
  • Serve as a resource for the development of courses and curricula on diversity, identifies curricular needs of students, including underrepresented students and makes recommendations for improving the educational experience of all students.
  • Lead advisory groups, such as the Chancellor's Diversity Council.
  • Serve on the Chancellor's Executive Team (CET) and other campus leadership and advisory bodies.
  • Other duties as required.

The University of Washington (UW) is proud to be one of the nation's premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty.



This position requires tenured faculty appointment at University of Washington (preferably full professor).

The successful candidate will be a visionary and highly collaborative leader with an in-depth understanding of local, national, and global issues facing higher education and has at least 7 years of academic and diversity leadership experience. In addition, the candidate will have a proven record of understanding, respect, and appreciation for ethnically and culturally diverse populations.

Strong oral and written communication skills, as well as substantial successful experience in administering academic and student service programs for underrepresented and first generation students, are essential, as is a successful history of collaborative working relationships with faculty and academic leaders.


Attained faculty of rank of full professor.


Please submit the following application materials. Only complete applications will be considered.

  • A letter of application addressing your qualifications,
  • A curriculum vitae,
  • A list of a minimum of three professional references including contact information,
  • A statement of teaching philosophy, including active-learning teaching techniques in the classroom,
  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness,
  • A statement describing your experience with diversity in your professional work, educational experience, and/or your potential to enhance diversity in an academic setting.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All
qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed,
religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information,
gender identity or expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status.

Job Type Full-time