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Associate Vice Chancellor for the Office of Inclusion and Intercultural Relations (OIIR)

Employer
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Location
Illinois, United States
Salary
Not Specified
Posted date
Feb 22, 2019

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Humanities, Other Humanities, Executive, Chancellors & Presidents
Employment Level
Executive
Employment Type
Full Time
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Associate Vice Chancellor for the Office of Inclusion and Intercultural Relations
Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is accepting applications and nominations for the position of Associate Vice Chancellor for the Office of Inclusion and Intercultural Relations (OIIR). Founded in 1867, the Illinois campus is one of the original 37 public land-grant institutions and is one of the top comprehensive research public universities in the nation. The successful candidate will be working with talented and diverse staff and student populations.

Established in 2008, OIIR is comprised of eight cultural and resource centers:  Asian American Cultural Center, Bruce D. Nesbitt African American Cultural Center, Diversity and Social Justice Education, International Education, La Casa Cultural Latina, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Resource Center, Native American House, and Women's Resources Center.  OIIR programs, events, and services reach students, staff, and community members, and have the overarching goal of preparing students to live and thrive in a culturally diverse community and world.

Reporting to the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, the primary responsibility of this position is to provide executive leadership to OIIR and other diversity programs and initiatives for students across the campus.

Responsibilities:

    Provide programmatic, budgetary, and staff supervision of the following centers and offices:  Asian American Cultural Center, Bruce D. Nesbitt African American Cultural Center, La Casa Cultural Latina, Native American House, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Resource Center, Diversity and Social Justice Education, International Education, and the Women’s Resources Center. Lead the development and implementation of programs to enhance students’ learning of social justice and cultural competence.  Collaborate with units within Student Affairs and the academic colleges to plan and implement initiatives to create a welcoming and inclusive environment that supports student learning and growth. Work with students, student organizations, and other campus and community groups on diversity and inclusion matters.  Serve as a mentor to students when needed. Advise the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and academic colleges on the changing demographics of the student population, and recommend strategic imperatives to enhance the retention of a diverse student population. Collaborate with the Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, and other offices on campus to advise and provide guidance on diversity initiatives to advance campus efforts on diversity and inclusion.  Collaborate with the Office of Undergraduate Admissions to develop strategies that attract a diverse student population. Assess the programs and services of OIIR units to ensure they are successfully meeting students’ needs, and advance campus goals for improving diversity and inclusion. Work with the Director of the Bruce D. Nesbitt African American Cultural Center (BNAACC) to manage the budget and finances for the newly built BNAACC building. Engage with the Advancement Office to solicit gifts, grants, and contracts to help support OIIR's overall success. Serve on campus committees, task forces, and steering groups related to diversity and inclusion, as appointed. Represent Student Affairs on behalf of the Vice Chancellor, as needed. Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Qualifications:

    Master's degree in Higher Education, or other related discipline is required.  Ph.D. preferred.
    At least ten years’ experience in organizing and managing multicultural issues and relationships in higher education, with five years’ progressive leadership experience.
    Prior experience in Student Affairs administration or student activities and event programming is required.
    Strong experience in student development with a demonstrated ability to bring together students, campus groups, alumni, and community members in a variety of events and activities are required.
    Must possess good knowledge of student learning outcomes assessment on self-identity and inclusion.
    Demonstrated ability to think strategically in addressing emerging trends and issues in higher education while meeting student interests and needs is a necessity.
    The ability to provide direction for a variety of programs and service operations is essential.
    Effective teambuilding skills and the ability to build positive and effective relationships across the campus and community are critical.

Appointment Status:  This is a 12-month, full-time Academic Professional position.

Salary:  Salary is commensurate with experience and includes an excellent benefits package.

Proposed Starting Date:  As soon as possible.

Application Deadline:  March 18, 2019

Application Procedure:  For full consideration, create your candidate profile at http://jobs.illinois.edu and upload PDF versions of a cover letter, resume/CV, and the names, addresses, email addresses, and phone numbers of three professional references by March 18, 2019.  Interviews may be conducted before the closing date, but no hiring decision will be made.

For additional information regarding the application procedures, please contact:

Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs

Phone:  (217) 333-1300

Email:  studentaffairs@illinois.edu 

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer.  Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.  For more information, visit http://go.illinois.edu/EEO. To learn more about the University's commitment to diversity, please visit http://www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu.

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