Georgia State University's J. Mack Robinson College of Business aspires to become a national model for fostering positive impact through enhancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in business and inspiring change in colleges of business across the nation. Robinson seeks a bold and dynamic professional to serve as its inaugural Associate Dean for Culture, Equity, & Inclusion to develop a unifying strategy to create a positive environment such that all members of our community work resourcefully together to harness the power of diverse ideas to build a better future for both business and society.
The Robinson College of Business is an integral part of Atlanta's history and future. For more than 100 years, Robinson has been educating business leaders who drive innovation at companies headquartered in Atlanta and throughout the world. Robinson offers undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral academic programs rooted in business while fusing interdisciplinary areas such as science, technology, engineering, and math. Robinson recognizes that insight comes from people with different talents, perspectives, and experiences coming together to look at the world in new and unexpected ways.
Of critical importance to Robinson's success is Accelerate 2025, the new strategic plan for 2021-2025 that calls the school, its leadership and faculty to conceive, design, and implement solutions that address systemic inequities in business and society through research, teaching, and community engagement. The inaugural Associate Dean for Culture, Equity, and Inclusion will be an experienced leader who will guide the pursuit of the core DEI commitments outlined in the strategic plan.
The overarching responsibilities for the Associate Dean for Culture, Equity, & Inclusion are to work in partnership with others to lead efforts that create inclusive participation and leadership within our operations to further our curriculum, research, and outreach mandates. We are open to leaders from various academic and professional backgrounds and who would bring the aspirational set of skills and experiences outlined in this document. The ideal candidate for this leadership position will demonstrate openness, respect, transparency, empathy, and diplomacy driven by intention and purpose. The successful candidate will be entrepreneurial, resourceful, creative, and passionate - comfortable leading uncomfortable topics and engaging in uncomfortable conversations.
Candidates will have substantial administrative and program-building experience and demonstrated leadership as an innovator, convener, ambassador, collaborator, partner, and catalyst. The ability to lead with vision, purpose, conviction, and experience working at multiple levels in a complex organization and empowering change is imperative. As part of a college and a city rooted in producing leaders that changed a nation, we seek a leader able to create expansive opportunities for a diverse faculty, staff, and student body to develop breakthrough ideas that move the world forward. Successful candidates will have a terminal degree in an appropriate field along with five to ten years of experience in cultural competency, diversity, equity, and inclusion research, training, implementation. Exceptional candidates presenting alternative graduate-level credentials will be considered.
Nominations, expressions of interest, and applications are invited. Interested individuals should provide a letter describing their interest in and qualifications for the position and a current CV. This material should be uploaded to WittKieffer’s candidate portal. This search will be conducted with respect for candidate confidentiality. To receive full consideration, please submit materials by by April 4, 2022. Confidential inquiries, nominations and questions concerning this search may be sent by email to WittKieffer consultants, Charlene Aguilar and Luis Bertot at GSU-RobinsonADCEI@wittkieffer.com.
Georgia State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against applicants due to race, ethnicity, gender, veterans’ status, or on the basis of disability or any other federal, state, or local protected class. As a campus with a diverse student body, we encourage applications from women, minorities, and individuals with a history of mentoring students from under-represented groups. All applicants must comply with the Immigration Reform and Control Act. An offer of employment will be contingent upon the successful completion of a background report.
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