Director of Diversity and Spiritual Development
Job Details
Elgin - Elgin, IL
Full Time
Graduate Degree

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Provide oversight of diversity, equity, and inclusion integration within academic programs
  • Develop and/or organize diversity, equity and inclusion training faculty and staff
  • Offer guidance to faculty and academic support staff populations, particularly those from under-represented groups
  • Provide overall leadership, direction, advocacy, communication, coordination, & assessment of diversity, equity, and inclusion issues
  • Work with faculty on the selection and implementation of programs supporting success of diverse student populations
  • Lead the Internal and External Diversity Advisory Committees, tasked with reviewing policies and programs and addressing issues raised by stakeholders within our community
  • Collaborate with the Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness to collect and analyze data that inform effective academic programming and faculty development
  • Work closely and serve as a consultant for Human Resources, Title IX coordinator, and search committees to assist in efforts to recruit and hire diverse employees who reflect the changing demographics of the student body and the regional workforce
  • Ensure that Diversity and Spiritual Development website reflects the University’s commitment to these values and offers relevant information to university stakeholders Manage the budget for the Office of Diversity and Spiritual Development



  • Rank and salary based on qualifications, education, and work experience

Contact Information: 

  • Applicants must provide a complete application packet including:

  • letter of application,
  • curriculum vitae or resume, and
  • unofficial transcripts of both undergraduate and graduate work (official transcripts will be required upon hiring). 

For full consideration, please attach all of the above in one PDF.


  • Position will be open until filled. The appointment will begin July 2021

About Judson University:

  • Judson University is a Christian institution representing the Church at work in higher education. Its campus is located along the picturesque Fox River in the city of Elgin just 45 miles northwest of Chicago, Judson is home to over 1,200 students from 36 states and 26 countries. We offer more than 50 undergraduate majors, minors, and pre-professional programs; 7 master’s degrees and three doctoral programs.

  • Judson University has an established policy of equal academic and employment opportunity. This policy is applied to all qualified students, employees, and applicants for admission or employment, in all University programs and activities, without unlawful discrimination based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, disability, or military or veteran status.



  • Doctoral degree (ABD would be considered) in Higher Education Administration, Social Sciences, and/or Diversity & Inclusion-related field
  • Demonstrated intercultural competency and ability to integrate unique needs and concerns of diverse constituencies into education efforts
  • A minimum of five years' professional related experience
  • Demonstrated ability and commitment to engage and develop faculty and staff by designing and delivering diversity training
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills including the ability to effectively communicate with a wide range of constituents including faculty, staff, students, and senior leadership
  • Experience working with and maintaining confidential and sensitive information


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience analyzing and interpreting institutional data as a basis for programs and initiatives
  • Experience reviewing and resolving bias and/or discrimination complaints
  • Experience assisting with recruitment and retention of diverse employees