THE OPPORTUNITY

Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) invites applications, nominations, and expressions of interest for the position of assistant vice provost for diversity equity, and inclusion. This individual will have an extraordinary opportunity to shape and lead diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) initiatives within one of the most creative and entrepreneurial institutions in higher education.

CMU is a private, global, research-intensive university ranked #25 in 2019 by U.S. News & World Report among national universities, and many of its programs are among the top ranked in the world. In addition to its main campus in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, CMU has campuses in California’s Silicon Valley, and Qatar, and programs in Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, California, New Your City, Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, and Mexico. Its program areas ranging from science, technology and business, to public policy, the humanities, and the arts are supported by approximately 6,300 faculty and staff. Nearly 14,800 students in the university’s seven schools and colleges benefit from a small student-to-faculty ratio and an education characterized by its focus on creating and implementing solutions for real problems, interdisciplinary collaboration, and innovation.

The Position

CONTEXT

Carnegie Mellon University has long embraced diversity as a core value that is central to and indivisible from the pursuit of intellectual and artistic excellence. For more than two decades, it has made increasing diversity in every constituency and building a supportive and nurturing community strategic priorities. At the same time, this initiative to create the office of the VP-DEI recognizes that we require expertise and resources to achieve our aspirations.

CMU has taken steps to assess and improve our environment. In 2018, President Farnam Jahanian convened the Task Force on Campus Climate and charged it with making specific recommendations to support a more diverse, inclusive, fair, and respectful climate. To achieve this, the task force conducted nearly 75 listening tours, meetings, and town halls involving more than 400 members of the community. In addition, in April 2019, Provost Jim Garrett charged all of the academic units to develop a 5-year strategic plan for DEI with implementation to begin in AY 20-21.

The campus climate task force report, released in November 2019, identified specific concerns from the community and outlined five high-level recommendations and numerous action items to improve the university’s campus climate. The report acknowledged that CMU had not been working strategically on issues of DEI, supported the DEI strategic planning efforts of the academic units and encouraged a similar effort for the administrative units. It also made a recommendation, among others, to offer more training and education to increase community members’ cultural sensitivity.

In response to the climate task force report, President Jahanian instituted an implementation steering committee to turn the task force’s insights into urgent and meaningful commitments. As the first initiative, the president charged each administrative unit to also develop a 5-year strategic plan for DEI with implementation to follow the same schedule as the academic units. The second initiative is the establishment of the office of the VP-DEI that includes the specification of the mission, responsibilities, resources, span of control, span of support, expected competencies, assessment of, and onboarding plan for the new office. In April 2021 Dr. Wanda Heading-Grant assumed the role of the inaugural vice provost for diversity, equity, and inclusion at CMU.

The creation of the office of the VP-DEI reflects CMU’s strong commitment to transform the institution by:

  1. diversifying its community of faculty, staff, and students by attracting and retaining the very best talent;
  2. creating an equitable environment that allows equal opportunity for success and for all to thrive;
  3. building an inclusive and anti-racist culture that fosters respect for one another, creates belonging, and allows everyone to participate fully in the life of the institution; and
  4. coordinating DEI efforts across administrative and academic units, creating synergies between them, and accelerating progress towards the university’s highest aspirations for inclusive excellence.

ROLE OF THE ASSISTANT VICE PROVOST FOR DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION

Reporting to the vice provost for diversity, equity, and inclusion and chief diversity officer (VP-DEI or vice provost), the assistant vice provost (AVP-DEI) is a new position that will serve as a strategic partner and leader within the VP-DEI’s office, working with the entire campus community—students, faculty, staff, and administration—to support Carnegie Mellon’s mission and prioritize DEI strategies. The AVP-DEI will be a visible, accessible, knowledgeable, and compelling advocate for DEI and will serve the university as a trusted and responsive DEI subject matter expert.

The AVP-DEI will serve as an intellectual partner to the vice provost and support the university’s DEI strategies in partnership with DEI leads and committees within academic and administrative units. The AVP-DEI will oversee the central DEI training function within the vice provost’s office, including the supervision of staff responsible for establishing DEI programs and professional development around social justice, institutional racism, and cultural and ethnic identity. The AVP-DEI will support the vice provost through a combination of project management, writing and editing, research, and high-level administrative management as well as relationship support functions.

OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES

The AVP-DEI will have the opportunity to address the following priorities:

Provide skilled leadership in support of establishing and sustaining a new Office of the Vice Provost for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

The VP-DEI is establishing a new office at Carnegie Mellon University. The AVP-DEI will support this effort by serving as a thought leader and administrative lead on strategic initiatives and projects. This includes building out DEI training and development programs and coordinating the office’s strategic planning efforts.

Oversee various initiatives, special projects, and communications

The work of the Office of the Vice Provost for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion is expansive, and the AVP-DEI will lead various initiatives, large-scale projects, and communications on behalf of the VP-DEI. This will require DEI subject matter expertise and outstanding project management and communication skills.

Convene campus stakeholders and unit-level DEI leaders

Carnegie Mellon has many historic initiatives that have been supporting the student experience and success as well as new structures within each of the schools and colleges that are focused on the experiences of students, faculty, and staff. The AVP-DEI will assist the VP-DEI in convening key stakeholders from across academic and administrative units to establish a common framework for DEI to better coordinate, strengthen, and advance the work in academic and administrative units.

Support efforts to promote shared accountability for DEI goals and establish metrics to measure success and disseminate information

In partnership with the VP-DEI, the AVP-DEI will foster shared accountability for the university’s DEI goals and offer recommendations for strategic action and data-driven metrics to measure success and disseminate information. The AVP-DEI will disseminate results to academic and administrative units and the university at large to inform future strategic planning and decision making.

MEASURES OF SUCCESS

The AVP-DEI will work with Vice Provost Wanda Heading-Grant to determine specific measures of success and their respective timetables. The following general metrics for the position are envisioned at this time:

  • provided in-depth information to faculty, staff, students, alumni, outside associates and the general public regarding particular programs and projects;
  • researched, identified, and implemented standard methodologies of diversity and inclusion and demonstrated an excellent command of contemporary diversity, inclusion, and multicultural concepts and issues;
  • collaborated and partnered with key constituencies across campus, particularly as assigned by the VP-DEI to advance recruitment, inclusion, and retention of historically underrepresented and marginalized populations;
  • served as a convener and coordinator of DEI-related committees and meetings;
  • provided supervision of staff responsible for establishing DEI programs, professional development and training;
  • assisted in the development of internal and external communications regarding DEI (presentations, campus communications, reports, etc.) for the VP-DEI;
  • assisted in the development and coordination of university-wide campus climate surveys with campus partners such as the Institutional Research and Analysis and the Division of Student Affairs;
  • assisted in the development of performance measures and procedures to track institutional trends through qualitative and quantitative assessments of the survey data, and assisted in reporting these metrics and trends to the Carnegie Mellon community;
  • championed social justice efforts in partnership with the VP-DEI.

Qualifications

QUALIFICATIONS AND CHARACTERISTICS

Carnegie Mellon seeks candidates who have a master’s degree and at least eight years of experience with DEI initiatives, programs, and communications. The ideal candidate will have experience with developing or assisting in creating a comprehensive DEI framework and plans, advancing DEI efforts across an organization, conducting climate surveys and assessments, reporting on metrics and trends, and serving as a strategic adviser to various leadership. Experience with curriculum transformation is preferred, as is some supervisory experience.

The AVP-DEI position requires demonstrated leadership, collaboration, and influencing skills; excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including written, oral, listening, and presentation skills; strong analytical skills with ability to synthesize information and data; familiarity with different DEI resource tools and technical solutions to aid in assessments; and ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment with deadlines and multiple partner viewpoints.

The successful candidate will bring many of the following skills and qualities:

  • Knowledge of theory and practice with regarding to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and an understanding of the large and small inequities and systemic practices that have inhibited progress;
  • A keen understanding of the emerging and historical issues around diversity, equity, and inclusion in higher education and an ability to help others understand these perspectives;
  • Experience with developing communications or working with campus communicators as a DEI subject matter expert;
  • Strong project management and administrative skills including supervising office staff and managing the office projects;
  • Experience with accomplishing work through lateral coordination and working with multiple constituencies;
  • Developing or assisting in creating a comprehensive DEI plan and/or framework;
  • Experience with curriculum transformation and training on various DEI topics;
  • Experience conducting climate surveys and assessments and reporting these metrics/trends to an organization;
  • Strong mediation and conflict-management skills;
  • Key leadership attributes, including but not limited to considerable emotional maturity, unimpeachable integrity, intelligence, exceptional judgment, creativity, diplomacy, humility, the ability to inspire, and gravitas necessary to achieve ambitious goals.

Institution & Location

CARNEGIE MELLON UNIVERSITY: AN OVERVIEW

About Carnegie Mellon

Over the past 50 years, the university has set the standard for scholarship, education, and impact for a 21st-century research university. A member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), CMU is a global university with nearly 14,800 students, more than 105,000 living alumni, and approximately 6,300 faculty and staff. In 2019, U.S. News & World Report ranked CMU #25 among national universities, and many of its programs are among the top ranked in the world. CMU boasts academic strength across a broad range of fields spanning humanities, fine arts, social sciences, business, public policy, physical sciences, and engineering, and, indicative of this breadth, is home to the #1 ranked programs in computer science and drama.

The university is known for its distinctive culture, which champions interdisciplinary inquiry in a technology rich environment. It maintains a forward-thinking stance towards all disciplines, strives to be socially relevant, and embraces the traditions and values of humanistic inquiry across all pursuits. CMU faculty are renowned for inspiring students to think creatively, interpret with insight, and solve major societal, scientific, and technological challenges. Current and former faculty and alumni include 20 Nob0el Laureates, 79 members of the National Academies, 12 Turing Awards, 10 Academy Awards, 116 Emmy Awards, and 47 Tony Awards. Exceptionally talented students, roughly 47% undergraduate and 53% graduate, are drawn to the university’s commitment to innovative education and training and its outstanding programs across its seven schools and colleges. CMU has seen a dramatic increase in undergraduate applications that have led to increasing selectivity and rising yield, as well as substantial increases in master’s level students. CMU’s annual budget is over $1.3 billion with total research expenditures of $400 million.

In March 2018, Dr. Farnam Jahanian was named the university’s 10th president. A nationally recognized computer scientist, entrepreneur, public servant, and higher education leader, Jahanian led the development of a strategic plan that builds on the university’s distinctive strengths and capitalizes on its alignment with the current higher education landscape. The plan outlines objectives across a range of areas including: cultivating a diverse and inclusive community; advancing technology-enhanced education; promoting the physical and emotional well-being of the community; sustaining the special culture where interdisciplinarity, innovation, entrepreneurial thinking, and action are valued and fostered; and continuing to impact the economic and cultural life of the Pittsburgh region and the nation through a clear commitment to solving societal challenges.

CMU is a dynamic institution that has exceptional impact in the world relative to its size and endowment. The success of the university emanates from its deeply held core values: dedication, impact, collaboration, creativity, empathy and compassion, inclusion, integrity, and sustainability. It is a place of creativity, pragmatism, and ambition, with a tradition of strategically focusing its efforts and resources in areas where it can lead, then pursuing those areas with startling intensity.

Pittsburgh, PA

Carnegie Mellon is deeply engaged with the city of Pittsburgh and the greater Pittsburgh region. The university has contributed to Pittsburgh establishing its identity as a technology hub as well as a thriving creative artistic center. Pittsburgh has been rated as one of the top five best cities for creative production and a top-ten tech city in America.

Ranked among the most livable cities in the nation, Pittsburgh features relatively low cost of living, a highly educated population, and an increasingly vibrant dining and social scene. The city features a suite of cultural institutions, four major professional sports teams, and a gateway to mountains, whitewater, and other outdoor activities. Many CMU faculty live close to campus, enjoying short walks or bike rides to work, a range of educational options for their children, nearby public transportation, and parks, restaurants, and shopping all within walking distance of home.

Leadership

James H. Garrett, Jr., Provost and Chief Academic Officer; Thomas Lord Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering

James H. Garrett, Jr. was named provost and chief academic officer of Carnegie Mellon University in January 2019.

As the university’s chief academic officer, Garrett is responsible for leading CMU’s schools, colleges, institutes, and campuses and is instrumental in institutional and academic planning and implementation.

A member of the faculty since 1990, James H. Garrett, Jr. became dean of Carnegie Mellon University’s College of Engineering in 2013. Immediately prior to that, he spent six years as head of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.

Garrett is Carnegie Mellon plaid through and through, having received his B.S. (’82), M.S. (’83), and Ph.D. (’86) degrees in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the institution. He joined the faculty of the College as an assistant professor in 1990 and was promoted to full professor in 1996. Garrett has served in other administrative roles including associate dean for graduate and faculty affairs (2000-2006) and acting dean (2004), as well as faculty co-director of the Smart Infrastructure Institute, a research center aimed at developing sensing technology for construction and infrastructure systems.

Throughout his research career, Garrett focused on how sensors and data analytics can make our cities more adaptive and efficient. This approach aims to give built infrastructures the ability to detect and report on problems directly to the humans charged with maintaining those structures, allowing for more proactive and cost-effective infrastructure management.

While dean of the College of Engineering, Garrett initiated a strategic planning initiative and oversaw its implementation aimed at making the College of Engineering more diverse at the graduate and faculty levels. The plan sought to help make the college be more of a leader in diversity, when compared to our peer colleges of engineering. During his time as dean, the college invested significantly, and continues to do so, in the GEM Program which supports talented and underrepresented students in the STEM fields. The implementation of the plan also saw a revamping of the faculty hiring process based on best practices that has led to more diversity in the faculty ranks.

Wanda Heading-Grant, Vice Provost for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer; Distinguished Service Professor, Heinz College of Information Systems and Public Policy

After a comprehensive national search, Wanda Heading-Grant was selected as Carnegie Mellon University’s inaugural vice provost for diversity, equity, and inclusion and chief diversity officers. She also holds a faculty appointment as a distinguished service professor in the Heinz College of Information Systems and Public Policy. Heading-Grant previously served as vice president for DEI at the University of Vermont (UVM).

Throughout Heading-Grant’s 30-year career in higher education, she has established programs, policies and practices fundamental to the advancement of inclusive excellence and diversity, equity and inclusion. Her three decades of career service span a broad range of academic and administrative roles at UVM including vice president for human resources, diversity, and multicultural affairs, chief diversity officer, associate provost, associate dean, and director. Her wealth professional experience and volunteer involvement on the boards of non-profit organizations and civil rights committees have earned her a reputation as a cultural architect able to build and sustain real and lasting change.

In 2020, the Vermont Women in Higher Education Association created a new award for Justice named for Heading-Grant and her years of dedicated leadership and service in fostering diversity, equity and inclusion in higher education. She is also the recipient of numerous awards including 2020 Eastern Region Human Resources Excellence Award, College and University Professional Association for Human Resources (CUPA-HR), 2019 Women Worth Watching Award from Profiles in Diversity Journal, the 2018 University of Vermont Alumni Achievement Award, and the 2018 National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education (NADOHE) Individual Leadership Award. Heading-Grant was also a clinical associate professor in the Social Work Department of the College of Education and Social Services and a member of the graduate faculty at UVM.

Provost Priorities

https://www.cmu.edu/leadership/the-provost/provost-priorities/index.html

 

Leadership Organization Chart

Vice Provost for DEI Organization Chart

Academic Programs and Faculty

Curriculum

As the only U.S. university with top 10-ranked units in computer science, engineering and the arts, Carnegie Mellon is uniquely placed to advance education and research in technology-arts based creative industries through its Integrative Design, Arts and Technology network. The unique culture at Carnegie Mellon allows students and faculty members to work with scholars outside of their schools and colleges through additional interdisciplinary programs.

Colleges, Departments and Programs

Carnegie Mellon offers 80 majors and over 90 minors within its colleges and inter-college degree programs. Below are highlights from each of our colleges. For a broader list of programs and departments please visit our programs website.

The College of Engineering, consistently ranked among the top 10 engineering schools in the U.S., is the perfect place for young men and women who want to learn, discover and invent. It’s the oldest and largest college at Carnegie Mellon with approximately 1,780 full-time undergraduates, 1,850 graduate students and 184 faculty members. Our fall 2018 class was 40.5% female, reinforcing Carnegie Mellon as a leading institution for women studying engineering. The faculty consists of nationally and internationally recognized experts who guide students in the classroom and lab. This school of engineering is research-intensive and our faculty members are known worldwide for developing leading edge technology and research advancements are brought directly to the classroom.

The College of Fine Arts cultivates a community of nationally and internationally recognized artists and professionals within our five schools (Architecture, Art, Design, Drama and Music), our associated programs (BXA Intercollege Degree Programs and Arts & Entertainment Management), the Miller Institute for Contemporary Art and the Frank-Ratchye STUDIO for Creative Inquiry. We are internationally renowned for our unique multidisciplinary capabilities and distinctive pedagogical approaches, for our success and influence of our students and alumni, for our visionary leadership in the development and transformation of the professions and for our vital role in melding the exceptional capabilities of our great university with society and culture.

The School of Computer Science (SCS) is widely recognized as one of the first and best computer science programs in the world. Our programs train the next generation of innovators to solve real-world problems and improve the way people live and work. Most undergraduates in the School of Computer Science are working toward a bachelor of science in computer science. SCS also offers interdisciplinary majors in computer science and the arts, music and technology and computational biology. In fall 2018, SCS began offering a bachelor of science in artificial intelligence. SCS also offers additional majors in computer science, human-computer interaction, and robotics.

The Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences is not an ordinary liberal arts school. From creative writing and neuroscience to behavioral economics and bioethics, the Dietrich College is home to nine departments and programs as well as research centers that often cross disciplines, allowing our world-class faculty and students to investigate and solve real-world problems. Among our world-class faculty are six American Academy of Arts and Sciences members, four members of the National Academy of Sciences, two members of the National Academy of Medicine and two members of the National Academy of Education. They do foundational and deep disciplinary research, collaborate, take on problems that are important to the world today and share a passion for innovation in both research and teaching.

The Mellon College of Science (MCS) is home to four departments: Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Mathematical Sciences, and Physics, and many programs and research centers that cross disciplines. MCS faculty members are nationally and internationally recognized for their research in a variety of fields, including polymer science, cosmology, mathematical finance and neuroscience; they have channeled their ingenuity and interdisciplinary energy into developing a creative undergraduate curriculum. We designed courses and programs in emerging areas like green chemistry and developed a number of interdisciplinary degree programs that prepare our students to be at the forefront of science. At MCS, we encourage our students to collaborate within and across disciplines. Many begin research early in their college careers. More than 70% of MCS students conduct undergraduate research, where they don’t just summarize or repeat previous research—they discover new science.

The Heinz College of Information Systems and Public Policy (Heinz College) consists of one of the nation’s top-ranked public policy schools—the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration-accredited School of Public Policy & Management—and information schools—the School of Information Systems & Management. It is also a member of the Institute for Information Infrastructure Protection, one of 24 members of the iCaucus leadership of iSchools, and a founding member of the MetroLab Network, a national smart city initiative and New America’s Public Interest Technology University Network. The Heinz College educational process integrates policy analysis, management, and information technology. Coursework emphasizes the applied and interdisciplinary fields of empirical methods and statistics, economics, information systems and technology, operations research, and organizational behavior. In addition to full-time, on campus programs in Pittsburgh, Washington, DC, Los Angeles, and Adelaide, the Heinz College offers graduate-level programs to non-traditional students through part-time on-campus and distance programs, customized programs, and executive education programs for senior managers.

The Tepper School of Business offers a future-focused business school experience, tailored for the complexity of today’s marketplace. Where others see challenges, we see opportunity. Always looking ahead, we are consistently moving the world forward with innovative ideas, creative solutions, and new approaches. Our strategy: Be the business school of the future. Our difference: The Tepper Quad — an innovation hub situated at the center of Carnegie Mellon’s campus where business school students access the top-ranked intellectual, creative, research, and technological experts from throughout campus. The Tepper School is home to several award-winning and nationally ranked programs, including undergraduate business and economics programs; graduate programs in business administration and computational finance; and doctoral-level programs which span numerous areas of study. The Tepper School currently has more than 200 full-time faculty and staff members, and numerous teaching and research centers dedicated to helping our students achieve academic excellence in all arenas.

Centers

Working at the nexus of technology and humanity, the university is enriching the everyday human experience through interdisciplinarity, innovation and ingenuity collaboration.

Home to more than 100 centers and institutes, researchers look across disciplines and reach beyond the boundaries of education for partnerships to create work that matters.

Among the centers is the Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing Institute, which was recently awarded more than $250 million. The institute integrates industry practices and institutional knowledge across disciplines to realize the promises of a robust manufacturing innovation ecosystem.

As a global model for smarter city solutions, Carnegie Mellon partners with the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County and other government agencies, to incubate a range of technological systems that will improve safety, enhance mobility, promote efficiency and address pollution in the environment. Work related to traffic lights has decreased travel times and lowered emissions by over 20 percent in test areas, resulting in international recognition.

Global institutions with Pittsburgh presences like K&L Gates and PwC also leverage their client engagement experience with CMU’s world-class research, faculty and students to partner with the university to invest in the future.

Student Body

Carnegie Mellon provides a distinct educational experience, which is offered to more than 13,000 students through seven distinguished schools and colleges, augmented by campuses in Qatar and Silicon Valley, and degree-granting programs in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe and Latin America.

For a broader breakdown of our CMU student body, you can view our current fact sheet.

Students, including the first-ever incoming class to have more women than men, are also drawn by curricula that complement academics with personal and career skills.

To help support students, CMU leadership launched the Presidential Fellowship & Scholarship program in 2014 to lower the barriers of the cost of attendance for undergraduates and reduce the dependence on external funding sources for graduate students.

CMU strives to provide a holistic experience for students to foster intellectual and personal growth as well as create a united sense of spirit and purpose, or “One CMU.”

A new Health and Wellness Center is set to open in 2021 that will include an expanded Counseling and Psychological Services. In addition, CMU’s Cyert Center for Early Education, a full-day early care and education program, opened a second location in 2017.

The host family program for international students launched in early 2017. Within the first few months of its inception, 73 students were matched with 40 families who serve as hosts, and numbers are expected to increase significantly.

In August 2017, CMU established the Center for Student Diversity and Inclusion (CSDI), a community hub that actively seeks to cultivate a strong, diverse, and inclusive community capable of living out these values and advancing research, creativity, learning, and development that changes the world. It is the manifestation of 50 years of tireless effort and advocacy within the campus community for students of color. CSDI builds upon these historical foundations to support communities of color, students who are first in their families to attend college, low-income, LGBTQIA students, women, and much more.

In August 2019, CMU established the Tartan Scholars program—a yearlong support program specifically designed to meet the unique needs of our incoming first-year students who are academically high-achieving and come from low-income backgrounds. Tartan Scholars are part of a week-long orientation program and continued support throughout the academic year. Tartan Scholars will get an early peek at life at Carnegie Mellon, meet some of their classmates, begin to build meaningful relationships with staff and faculty mentors, and learn about the academic and co-curricular landscape.

Faculty

At Carnegie Mellon, our emphasis is not only to attract the best and the brightest students, but to attract and retain faculty all-stars. With more than 1,300 full and part-time teaching and research faculty members (representing 50 countries) and a student-to-faculty ratio of 10:1, our students have the opportunity to learn from world-renowned faculty. We are proud to say that approximately 96% of our faculty members have a Ph.D. or equivalent, and that our faculty is award-winning and have been recognized by professional societies across the board. Carnegie Mellon faculty are known to be accessible – from weekly office hours to answering emails and phone calls in the middle of the night.

CMU has four tracks for our current faculty (tenured and untenured): Research, Teaching, Librarian, and Adjunct/ Special Faculty. Depending on the college our Adjunct Faculty and Special Faculty can be classified as staff as well.

Staff

Our employees support a highly-selective, global, research institution with campuses in Pittsburgh, Qatar, and Silicon Valley and degree-granting programs in five continents. We offer competitive benefits to our over 5,000 faculty and staff, place importance on fostering diversity and a spirit of inclusion, and emphasize the power of creativity and innovation across the university—from our academic and research programs in art and technology to our staff positions in finance and administration.

In 2019, the Task Force on Campus Climate communicated many findings regarding the university’s staff. In response, CMU has launched several new initiatives in the last year to better support staff in both their personal lives and professional careers, both present and future. Our most recent initiatives include partnering with Care@Work by Care.com for additional and flexible benefits, launching a Staff Supervisory Awareness Training Program, and the creation of a consistent and standardized process for performance management.

Benefits Overview

A listing of employee benefits is available at: www.cmu.edu/jobs/benefits-at-a-glance/.

Application & Nomination

Carnegie Mellon has retained Spelman Johnson to assist with this search. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. To apply for this position please click on the Apply button, complete the brief application process, and upload your resume and position-specific cover letter. Confidential inquiries and nominations should be directed to Jim Norfleet, Practice Leader and Senior Consultant, at jmn@spelmanjohnson.com. Applicants needing reasonable accommodation to participate in the application process should contact Spelman Johnson at 413-529-2895.

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