Pratt Institute seeks nominations and applications for its inaugural position of Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer (CDIO) to lead campus-wide efforts to advance inclusion and institutional equity. The CDIO will lead the newly created Office of Diversity and Inclusion and partner with committed members of the Pratt community on its priorities towards achieving institutional excellence through equity and inclusion. Pratt is nearing the completion of a comprehensive Strategic Plan for Diversity and Inclusion - a thorough analysis of its challenges and opportunities - and will entrust the CDIO to bring vision and direction to its broad and collaborative priorities for equity across the Institute.
Reporting directly to new President Frances Bronet, the CDIO will serve as a member of Pratt's senior staff and as an integrating partner with campus leaders, students, faculty, staff, various Institute committees, and external constituencies to proactively develop and implement plans, programs, and activities that both educate and promote equity and inclusion as core values to be collectively practiced at the Institute.
Pratt Institute is a global leader in higher education that prepares its undergraduate and graduate students for successful careers in art, design, architecture, information, and liberal arts and sciences. With a total enrollment of over 4,700 domestic and international students, Pratt recognizes the strength that stems from a diversity of perspectives, ideas, backgrounds, approaches, and experiences.
Founded in 1887, Pratt Institute is located in a cultural hub with historic campuses in Brooklyn and Manhattan, as well as a campus in Utica, New York (Pratt MWP College of Art and Design). Pratt has an esteemed faculty of accomplished professionals and scholars who challenge their talented students to transform their passion into meaningful expression. With a rich and deep history in serving underrepresented groups, Pratt operated the first free library open to all in Brooklyn as well as one of the first banks to do business with underrepresented groups. This history is what continues to drive Pratt to creating and maintaining an inclusive climate.
Additional information about Pratt Institute may be found at www.pratt.edu. The successful candidate will demonstrate a strong track record of building trust and confidence among students, staff, faculty and the broader community in successful collaboration, support and implementation of initiatives that promote diversity, equity, access and inclusion (DEI).
Inquiries, nominations and applications are invited. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. For fullest consideration, applicant materials should be received by January 16, 2018. Candidates should provide a curriculum vitae, a letter of application that addresses the responsibilities and requirements described in the Leadership Statement, and the names and contact information of five references. References will not be contacted without prior knowledge and approval of candidates. These materials should be sent electronically via e-mail to the Pratt Institute's consultants, Charlene L. Aguilar and Khalilah J. Bryan Lawson, at . The consultants can be reached by telephone via Candice Jones at 630-575-6929.
PRATT INSTITUTE IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER AND RECOGNIZES AND VALUES THE BENEFITS OF A DIVERSE WORKFORCE
The mission of Pratt Institute is to educate artists and creative professionals to be responsible contributors to society. Pratt seeks to instill in all graduates aesthetic judgment, professional knowledge, collaborative skills, and technical expertise. With a firm grounding in the liberal arts and sciences, a Pratt education blends theory with creative application in preparing graduates to become... leaders in their professions. Pratt enrolls a diverse group of highly talented and dedicated students, challenging them to achieve their full potential.