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Associate Vice President, Inclusion and Belonging

Cornell University
Job Location:
Ithaca, New York
Administrative Vice Presidents

Cornell University embraces diversity and seeks candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports students, faculty and staff of all identities and backgrounds. We strongly encourage individuals from underrepresented and/or marginalized identities to apply.

Applicants need to apply directly through the external recruiter vs Cornell's website, Do Not Apply Online, please follow the directions indicated in the job posting.

Cornell University seeks an Associate Vice President for Inclusion and Belonging (AVP) who will lead the Department of Inclusion and Belonging (I&B) for Cornell's staff. Reporting to the Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer (VP/CHRO), the AVP will closely collaborate with the Vice Provost for Academic Affairs (VPAA) and provide guidance and support to the VP/CHRO, VPAA, university leadership, and HR Leaders in the colleges and units on workforce diversity climate. As one of the Presidential Advisors on Diversity and Equity (PADEs), the AVP will be responsible for providing strategic vision to foster an inclusive community in support of Cornell's commitment to a diverse workforce. Working closely with the VPAA, who serves as the cabinet representative of the Presidential Advisors on Diversity and Equity (PADEs), together they will develop comprehensive workforce strategies designed to recruit and retain an increasingly diverse workforce.

The AVP will lead efforts to develop, offer, and support campus policies, programs, services, and activities that educate faculty and staff on the principles of equity, diversity, and inclusion and cultivate a climate of awareness, understanding, and respect for all individuals and groups. They will capitalize on significant accomplishments already achieved to build a culture of inclusion and belonging at Cornell thereby integrating diversity, equity, and inclusion work into everything Cornell does. The AVP will be confident and capable of communicating comfortably across a range of audiences in helping to further shape and elevate inclusion and belonging at Cornell both on campus and with the external community. Engaging, empathetic, and entrepreneurial, the AVP will approach all strategy and work with a DEI lens that will make inclusion and belonging prominent at Cornell and significant for all.

Application and Nomination Process: The search committee will begin reviewing applications in late-June and will continue until the position is filled. To ensure full consideration, applications should be received by July 6, 2021, and include: a letter of interest stating how the candidate's experiences and qualifications connect with the required/preferred characteristics and priorities expressed in the position profile; curriculum vitae; statement of contribution to diversity, equity, and inclusion; and five professional references, with email addresses and telephone numbers.

A position profile and listing of the required/preferred characteristics and priorities may be found at:

The search is being assisted by AGB Search Consultants.

Nominations and applications should be sent electronically (MS Word or PDF format) to: All applications, nominations, and inquiries will be handled in confidence.

For more information please contact:

Dr. Kim Bobby, , 253.861.7738

Ms. Monica Burton,, 917-825-2961

No Visa sponsorship available for this position.

University Job Title:

Director Diversity/Inclusion



Pay Rate Type:




Contact Name:

Brenda Joly

Number of Openings:


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Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University's heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities. We also recognize a lawful preference in employment practices for Native Americans living on or near Indian reservations. Cornell University is an innovative Ivy League university and a great place to work. Our inclusive community of scholars, students, and staff impart an uncommon sense of larger purpose, and contribute creative ideas to further the university's mission of teaching, discovery, and engagement.

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