Director of the Center for Equity and Justice

Saint Michael's College
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Location: Chittenden County,
About the Job

Saint Michael’s College invites applications for a dynamic leader to become the inaugural Director of the Center for Equity and Justice (CEJ). The Center’s purpose is to foster a collaborative hub that bridges the academic and co-academic areas related to equity and justice. The Director leads the Center in curating, providing, and sharing resources and programming to build faculty and academic staff capacities for equity and justice in curriculum, teaching, and advising practices. The Center supports equity- and justice-focused experiential learning opportunities for students and works with various Centers and offices across campus to cultivate collaborative and strategic partnerships.  The Center for Equity and Justice will focus on multiple aspects of equity and justice in an intersectional way, with special prominence given to racial equity and justice, furthering the College’s overall goal of robust diversity and inclusion. The creation of this center for Equity and Justice is part of the College’s comprehensive Strategic Plan, Forward With Purpose. 


As the inaugural leader of the Center for Equity and Justice, the Director will focus on the following areas in their first year to establish the Center’s presence, mission, goals, and strategic direction: 

  • Understands the Saint Michael’s College (SMC) landscape and works towards making the Center a hub for academic and co-curricular equity and justice work 
  • Makes connections with SMC’s other academic centers (Center for Global Engagement and Center for Environment) and with a range of other departments, programs, and offices on campus, including the Purposeful Learning Program and the Center for Student Diversity, Empowerment, and Community (DEC)  
  • Convenes the Center for Equity and Justice Steering Committee 
  • Develops a strategic plan for the Center aligned with the College’s strategic priorities and share this plan with stakeholders across the College 
  • Teaches courses (3 per academic year) related to the broad areas of equity and justice, consonant with the incumbent’s area of academic expertise; and serves on the advisory committee for the Equity Studies program, in which these courses will participate 


The incumbent will hold the rank of an instructor in a department appropriate to the circumstances of the person chosen and, in the role of Center Director, will report to the Vice President for Academic Affairs. 


For the Full Job Description, please click here. 


Our lived experience impacts how we self-assess our skills, experience, and qualifications. In particular, data and statistics have shown that candidates who are BIPOC, LGBTQ+, women, people from working-class backgrounds, people with disabilities, and others with minoritized and marginalized identities may not apply to jobs when they do not believe they meet 100% of the requirements and expected responsibilities listed in the job descriptions. Some responsibilities and skills are teachable and can be learned on the job. If you can imagine yourself in this position, bringing value to our students and community and meeting most of what we are looking for, please apply. 


Benefits include health, dental, vision, employer-paid life and disability insurance, voluntary life, critical illness and accident insurance options, parental leave, flexible spending accounts (healthcare and dependent care), 401(k), generous paid time off, paid holidays, employee and dependent tuition benefits, employee and family assistance program, well-being programs and opportunities, discounted gym membership, paid volunteer time, use of the athletic facilities and the library, and countless opportunities to attend presentations, lectures, and other campus activities. 



Applicants should have the following: 

  • Master’s required, Doctorate a plus 
  • Teaching experience, with college/university level teaching preferred
  • Organizational/project experience 
  • Expertise in areas of equity and justice 
  • Experience with inclusive curriculum development and pedagogies 
  • Experience with building and managing new programs, center operations, and organizational structures 
  • Ability to provide innovative and collaborative leadership 
  • Multilingual competence is desirable 


An offer of employment will be contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. 


Application Instructions: 

Please be prepared to attach the following documents after clicking on Apply Now button:

  • Curriculum Vitae 
  • Cover Letter 
  • Written Statement or Statements encompassing your teaching philosophy, contributions to diversity and inclusion, and potential programming ideas, initiatives, and strategies for building collaborative partnerships 
  • Contact information for three professional references will be requested at a later date 


For full consideration, submit application materials by July 21, 2023. The position remains open until filled.

For a complete job description, benefits information, and to apply online, please visit: 

Employer's Approach to Diversity, Equity, & Belonging

Saint Michael's College delivers a world-class education in a beautiful Vermont setting. Our close community allows students to form strong and enduring relationships with one another and with accomplished faculty and staff, providing an ideal learning environment where they have the space and support to challenge themselves and their peers. A fully residential college located minutes from Burlington, Saint Michael's offers an unparalleled mix of academic, spiritual, cultural, service, and wilderness experiences.

Saint Michael's is among the elite ranks of only 286 colleges and universities nationwide allowed to host a Phi Beta Kappa national honor society chapter on campus and is ranked 3rd in Best Colleges in Vermont by Niche, a popular college ranking website. In 2022, Saint Michael’s was once again named by The Princeton Review as one of the Best 388 Colleges, one of the Best Green Colleges, and one of the Best Northeastern Colleges. Situated next to Lake Champlain and the Green Mountains, nearby Burlington, Vermont, consistently ranks as one of the best places in America to live. This includes America's 10 Great Places to Live (Kiplinger's), Top 10 Cities for Outdoor Recreation (Outside Magazine), Top 10 Small Cities for State of Well-Being (Gallup-Healthways), Top 10 Tech Hubs in the U.S. (Forbes), Top 5 Healthiest Places for Women in America (Self Magazine), Top 10 Greenest Cities in America, and Top Public Square in America (USA Today). It was also recently named a “climate haven” and ranked in the 10 Best Places in America to Live for Climate Resilience.

At the heart of our Edmundite Catholic mission is a belief that experiencing new perspectives, cultures, traditions, and ideas helps us become fuller, more compassionate people. As a Catholic higher education institution with a social justice mission, we are called to be even more intentionally inclusive, celebrating the complexity and individuality that each person brings to our community. Each of us at Saint Michael's carries an obligation to ensure all students, faculty, and staff encounter a welcoming, supportive, and inclusive environment.

Building a culture of inclusion is an ongoing and evolving journey. We are continually striving to ensure our processes, policies, and behaviors support and encourage diversity, meeting the needs of all individuals, especially those from historically underrepresented and marginalized groups. Saint Michael's College's vision of inclusion and diversity embraces not only racial and ethnic identities but also gender, age, religion, language, ability/disability, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, military service, geographic origin, and first-generation/multi-generation college experiences.

Saint Michael's College is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity, in compliance with applicable provisions of state and federal law that prohibit discrimination in employment on the basis of race, color, sex, gender identity, age, ancestry, national origin, place of birth, religion, sexual orientation, veteran or military service status, HIV-positive test result status, genetic information, disability, or any other legally protected characteristic, as such characteristics and prohibitions are defined by applicable law. The College will not rely inappropriately on such characteristics, or upon related stereotypes or biases, in making employment-related decisions. Also, unless doing so would result in an undue hardship or otherwise would not be required by applicable law, the College will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, as well as any employee who is limited in their ability to perform the functions of their job because of pregnancy, childbirth or a medical condition related to pregnancy or childbirth.

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