Assistant Vice President and Dean for Intercultural Engagement

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Oberlin College & Conservatory is a four-year, highly selective liberal arts college that combines a top-ranked college of arts and sciences with a world-renowned conservatory of music and is located just 35 miles southwest of Cleveland, Ohio. Oberlin is among the most distinguished of America's liberal arts colleges. Oberlin is distinctive amongst liberal arts colleges for the breadth and caliber of its components, which in practice drive the institution to function more like a small university. As an institution, it is deeply committed to academic and artistic excellence, social justice, and the use of knowledge to improve the human condition. Oberlin's historic commitment to justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion remains a current focus.

Under the direction of the Vice President and Dean of Students, Karen Goff, the Assistant Vice President and Dean for Intercultural Engagement will aid in the development and implementation of initiatives for students. This individual will provide leadership for the college's diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) efforts. The Assistant Vice President will use anti-racist/anti-bias and culturally responsive pedagogical theory and trauma-informed practice in their work with students, families, staff, and faculty to create a strong sense of community, prioritizing the success of each student, thoughtful use of resources, engaging with curiosity, and opening doors to opportunity. This position will support the overall mission of Oberlin College and Conservatory via committee service, being an informed liaison, and actively working to create a more just and equitable environment for all members of the campus community.

WittKieffer is assisting Oberlin College & Conservatory in this search. All applications, nominations, and inquiries are invited. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Candidates are encouraged to submit materials at their earliest opportunity. This search will remain open until an appointment is made.

A complete application should include, as separate documents, a CV or resume and a letter of interest addressing the themes in the leadership profile .

Applications, nominations, and inquiries should be directed to Meredith Davis, Ph.D., Maya Holt-Brockenbrough, Ph.D., and Jen Meyers Pickard, Ph.D. at OberlinAVPDIE@wittkieffer.com .

Oberlin College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the development of a climate that supports equality of opportunity and respect of differences based on gender, ethnicity, disability, and sexual orientation. Oberlin was the first coeducational institution to grant bachelor's degrees to women and historically has been a leader in the education of African-Americans; the College was also among the first to prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation. In that spirit, there is a particular interest in encouraging applications from individuals who would contribute to the diversity of Oberlin.

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