Assistant/Associate Dean of Engagement and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

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Sarah Lawrence is a residential liberal arts college located on a beautiful campus in Bronxville, NY just a 30-minute train ride from New York City. The College is well known for its excellence in the arts and in writing and has produced multiple winners of the Pulitzer Prize, MacArthur “Genius” grants, PEN/Faulkner and Pushcart Prizes, as well as Tony, Emmy, Bessie, Golden Globe, Obie, Grammy, Screen Actors’ Guild, and Academy awards.

Reporting to the Dean of Studies and Student Life, this collaborative leader forges and sustains important partnerships among campus areas to promote community engagement and student involvement, and inclusion and diversity initiatives. Assistant/Associate Dean will supervise all student involvement and leadership functions, and will foster dialogue and intersection among students to generate coalitions, consensus, and positive outcomes. Qualifications of candidates will include a required bachelor’s degree required (master’s degree preferred) with at least 7 years of experience, keen social and political acumen, demonstrated ability to set priorities, analyze data, and to think systematically from both a detailed and a strategic perspective, excellent written and oral communication skills, competence to work directly with, and on behalf of, diverse students, faculty, and staff, to advance values and goals associated with equity, diversity, and inclusion; and the ability to work in a complex, matrix organizational structure.

Nominations and Applications

To assure full consideration, applications should be received by Monday, June 17, 2019 and include a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, and five professional references with e-mail addresses and phone numbers. References will not be contacted without prior authorization from the applicant. Applications should be sent electronically (MS Word or PDF format) to:

The search committee will begin a review of applications immediately and continue work until an appointment is made. AGB Search welcomes nominators and prospective candidates to contact:

Dr. Kim Bobby, Executive Search Consultant, / (253) 861-7738

Dr. Loren Anderson, Executive Search Consultant, / (253) 223-3566

Sarah Lawrence College is an Equal Opportunity Employer