Vice President for Equity and Inclusion

Vice President for Equity and Inclusion

Middlebury College seeks a globally aware, emotionally intelligent, and highly collaborative expert in equity, inclusion, and community building to serve as its next Vice President for Equity and Inclusion (VP). The VP will serve as a key member of President Laurie Patton’s leadership team, lead the talented staff of the Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (OIDEI), and staff the Board of Trustees’ standing subcommittee on equity and inclusion. The VP will also serve as a resource for Middlebury’s signature summer language programs in Vermont, the Middlebury Institute for International Studies in Monterey, and other Middlebury programs around the world. The undergraduate College, the heart of the enterprise, enrolls about 2,500 students each year. The fall of 2021 enrollment saw 53.5% women, 46.5% men, and 37% US domestic students of color.

Reporting directly to President Laurie Patton as a member of the senior leadership team, the Vice President for Equity and Inclusion works closely with key colleagues to promote equity and inclusion in every aspect of College life. The VPEI leads the Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (OIDEI), which houses 15 talented staff members working in the areas of education for equity and inclusion, civil rights and Title IX, human relations, intercultural programs, disability resources, and spiritual and religious life. Both the VPEI and the OIDEI staff work closely with students, faculty, and staff not only on Middlebury’s primary Vermont campus but also with those based in the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey (CA) and those affiliated with Middlebury’s other signature programs located in Vermont or around the world. A link to the complete position description can be found here.

The ideal candidate will possess an advanced degree and have deep subject matter expertise in equity and inclusion. They should be experienced in leading people and organizations through challenging situations with calm, clarity, and resolve.

For best consideration, please send all nominations and applications to:

Sue May, Managing Director

Holly Jackson, Managing Associate

Storbeck Search

Middlebury is an equal-opportunity employer where diversity, equity, and inclusion are core values. To this end, Middlebury recruits talented and diverse faculty, staff, and students from across the United States and around the world. Middlebury encourages applications from women, people of color, people with disabilities, and members of other protected classes and historically underrepresented communities. Middlebury also invites applications from individuals who demonstrate an ongoing commitment to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace.