Job: Assistant Vice President, Office of Institutional Diversity Equity and Inclusion

Williams College
Williamstown, MA 01267

Company Description:
Established in 1793 with funds bequeathed by Colonel Ephraim Williams, the college is private, residential, and liberal arts, with graduate programs in the history of art and in development economics. The undergraduate enrollment is approximately 2,000 students.

Job Title:
Assistant Vice President, Office of Institutional Diversity Equity and Inclusion
Salary Range:Location:
Per Year Williamstown
Job Type:Category:
Full TimeProfessional
Education Level:Work Experience:
Master's Degree
A terminal or master’s degree - Preference: Required

Williams College seeks an Assistant Vice President (AVP) to join the Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (OIDEI).  The AVP will possess a deep knowledge of diversity, equity and inclusion matters, and be proficient in advancing efforts positively impacting individuals from groups historically underrepresented, underserved, or often marginalized.  The AVP will report to the Vice President for Institutional Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion who is a member of the college’s senior staff. OIDEI works to ensure the campus is an inclusive space in which all students, faculty and staff are welcome and excel (thrive) by eliminating harmful bias and discrimination, closing opportunity gaps, and advancing critical conversations and initiatives that promote inclusion, equity, and social justice on campus and beyond. OIDEI’s work is often done in collaboration with academic and administrative units across campus. To learn more about the Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, visit

Our expectation is that the successful candidate will excel at working in a community that is broadly diverse with regard to race, ethnicity, economic status, gender, disability status, nationality, sexual orientation and religion. In a cover letter, applicants should describe how they will embrace the college’s commitment to fostering an inclusive community, as well as their experience with conflict management, investigation, workshop development and facilitation, restorative practices, intra- and intergroup dialogue, development and implementation of staff or faculty diversity initiatives, and working with individuals from historically marginalized or underserved groups.

With regard to diversity, equity, inclusion, the AVP will: 

  • Assist in the implementation of the college’s non-discrimination policies; 
  • Facilitate the integration of restorative practices, in partnership with members of the OIDEI team;
  • Develop workshops and facilitate conversations;
  • Develop new and support existing initiatives;
  • Work closely with all constituent groups; and 
  • Co-lead committees and/or represent the office on committees and at meetings.

The AVP will join a highly collaborative and driven team and help provide key leadership in building and supporting an inclusive college community.   The successful candidate will be:

  • An experienced facilitator;
  • Experienced in strengthening, improving or repairing relationships between individuals and communities; 
  • Versed in conflict management processes, including investigations;
  • Impartial when needed and able to hold information in confidence as appropriate;
  • Able to communicate clearly and accurately about complex and sensitive issues;
  • Able to communicate supportively with those who may have experienced trauma or discrimination;
  • Able to comprehend complex matters and make decisions exercising good judgment in conformity with existing policies;
  • Experienced in program and policy development and implementation;
  • Experienced in developing and leading workshops and conversations;
  • Adept at promoting cultures of respect and inclusion throughout the community; 
  • Able to lead work that is collaborative across multiple units;
  • Have excellent judgment and impeccable integrity; 
  • Reliable and organized; 
  • A creative thinker; and,
  • A life-long learner.

This position is a full-time, year-round appointment. A terminal or master’s degree is required, with at least five years of relevant experience. Alternative working arrangements consistent with College policy may be possible; however, the expectation is that the individual hired will carry out much of their work in-person.

For optimal consideration please submit materials by July 11, 2022. Application review will begin on July 12, 2022, and will continue until the position is filled. Pay range is from $100,000 upwards, commensurate with experience. Job band 2-B.  Please visit to apply. 

Conditions of Employment

Employment at Williams is contingent on the verification of background information submitted by the applicant, including the completion of a criminal record check, and education when applicable. COVID-19 vaccination with booster or approved exemption and adhereance to our COVID-19 policies is required as a condition of employment at Williams.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Beyond meeting fully its legal obligations for non-discrimination, Williams College is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community where members from all backgrounds can live, learn and thrive. As part of this commitment, we will ensure that persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process please feel free to contact us via phone at (413) 597-2681 or email at