Job Req ID:  103977

Executive Director of Faculty Diversity

We are seeking an Executive Director of Faculty Diversity. The Executive Director of Faculty Diversity will work in the Office of Diversity and Inclusion and will support the Associate Vice Provost of Faculty Diversity in developing and managing programs and initiatives, in creating centralized resources, and in building strong partnership in an effort to enhance the recruitment, retention, and success of diverse faculty at Johns Hopkins University.

At Johns Hopkins we strive to be a model of a pluralistic society in which we acknowledge, embrace, and engage diverse identities, perspectives, and experiences. We seek to build and buttress an inclusive intellectual and physical environment to ensure that all members of our community know with certainty that they belong at Johns Hopkins. To read our university’s full diversity statement, please navigate to our diversity website:

* For full consideration, please upload a CV/Resume and a cover letter incorporating a response to the following prompt: Share your experience and knowledge regarding the role and importance of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging in higher education as a whole and specifically in global institutions whose primary campuses are embedded within urban cities. Additionally, please articulate the value of a diverse faculty and its role in helping to create a pluralistic society.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities 

  • The Executive Director will serve as the administrator for all faculty diversity initiatives, prioritizing the strategic faculty goals in the Second Roadmap on Diversity Equity and Inclusion. Specific responsibilities of this role will include but is not limited to the below.
  • Developing and managing key initiatives, including the Fannie Gaston-Johannson Faculty Excellence Program and the Provost’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program.
  • Creating community building and networking opportunities for diverse faculty.
  • Building a robust accountability and assessment system to track program compliance and outcomes metrics.
  • Tracking national best practices in recruitment, retention, and advancement of diverse faculty and creating a database of curated resources for academic divisional partners responsible for supporting and leading these efforts.
  • Managing a Senior Program Manager responsible for fiscal and resource allocation, review, and management.
  • Working with the Associate Director of Disability Inclusion and Advocacy to develop and manage comprehensive supports for our faculty, staff, and students with disabilities.
  • Leading and promoting professional development, leadership development, and mentoring opportunities for diverse faculty.
  • Developing education and professional development opportunities for academic divisional leaders responsible for directing programs that impact diverse faculty.
  • Working with the Office of Faculty Affairs, and other partners, to develop and deliver orientations for faculty, as well as orientations and retreats for department and division chairs, associate deans, and vice presidents.
  • Developing programs to recognize and honor faculty.
  • Coordinating the development and delivery of information and resources to aid in faculty recruitment and retention efforts and encourage fair and robust search processes.
  • Collaborating with the Office of Faculty Affairs to promote educational innovation and diversity in the curriculum and inclusion in the classroom.
  • Troubleshooting and responding to and resolving issues and concerns brought to the Associate Vice Provost of Faculty Diversity.
  • Coordinating and tracking of project timelines and budgets (e.g. provide routine reporting on expenses in relation to budget, approve shopping carts, check/travel/reimbursement requests, and invoices, prepare financial reports and documents related to various projects, review expense patterns and conduct operational reviews to identify cost cutting and cost containment measure, ensure compliance with JHU policies, meet with budget office on a quarterly basis to review financial statement, etc.).

Special Knowledge Skills & Abilities

  • Experience in directing faculty support/leadership development programs or initiatives.
  • Advanced written and oral communication skills.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite and Application Processing Platforms.
  • Action-oriented to follow up on feedback to ensure positive outcomes.
  • Ability to work under pressure, adjust to constant changes, handle multiple tasks, and coordinate the work of others.
  • Ability to keep complex records, assemble and organize complex data, prepare and submit reports in acceptable formats.
  • Ability to conceptualize, plan, and organize multiple programs and assignments.
  • Ability to manage projects within deadlines.
  • Demonstrated commitment and sensitivity to the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion in the attainment of divisional and institutional goals and objectives.
  • Excellent time-management skills, including attention to detail, and the ability to problem-solve.
  • Experience in website content development, communications, and special events management.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work in multidisciplinary settings, as a part of a team or independently.
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships.
  • Ability to establish and maintain positive professional relationships with External and Internal Program staff and administration, faculty, staff, and students across campus and at other institutions.

Minimum Qualifications
  • PhD in a related area.
  • Four years related experience.
  • Additional related experience may substitute for education in accordance to the JHU equivalency formula.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Social Media Platforms.
  • Experience providing communications and/or partner engagement support for faculty diversity related programs.



Classified Title: Director Faculty Diversity 
Working Title: Executive Director of Faculty Diversity   
Role/Level/Range: ATP/04/PH  
Starting Salary Range: Commensurate with Experience
Employee group: Full Time 
Schedule: Monday-Friday; 8:30 am - 5:00 pm 
Exempt Status: Exempt 
Location: Hybrid/Homewood Campus
Department name: Provost and Sr VP for Acdmc Affs Off of
Personnel area: University Administration 


Please refer to the job description above to see which forms of equivalency are permitted for this position. If permitted, equivalencies will follow these guidelines:

JHU Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. Additional related experience may substitute for required education on the same basis. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job.

**Applicants who do not meet the posted requirements but are completing their final academic semester/quarter will be considered eligible for employment and may be asked to provide additional information confirming their academic completion date.

The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.


The Johns Hopkins University values diversity, equity and inclusion and advances these through our key strategic framework, the JHU Roadmap on Diversity and Inclusion.


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All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.


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