Vice President of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
The Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion will lead and foster collaborative dialogue, steering the development of cultural competence and antiracism among our faculty, students, and staff, integrating individual beliefs and actions to align with the university mission and values.
The role of this position is to deepen our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion and to empower persons who may have been marginalized.
The Vice President will nurture positive, transparent and cooperative relationships; navigate difficult conversations and tough situations with compassion and astuteness; demonstrating skill in motivating and unifying people across multiple campuses around a strategic vision; and utilize data and research to inform analysis leading to the development of measurable goals and systems of accountability.
Anticipated activities include:
• Collaborate with university cabinet leadership, faculty, staff and students towards becoming an institution free of bias towards marginalized groups, including but not exclusive to LGBTQ+, gender identity/expression, and religion.
• Partnering with appropriate stakeholders to ensure diversity, equity, and inclusion are well infused in university policies, processes and academic systems, which drive these efforts creating an environment of equal voice and value, and accountability of action.
• Continue and expand efforts externally to embrace the diverse community we are engaged in, and to ensure we are advancing social justice in the community.
• Work collaboratively with the university’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee and champions of diversity in our schools, and student life, alumni, faculty, staff and students to broaden the scope of our impact in diversity, equity, and inclusion.
• Set the standard of cultural competence using clear messaging, initiating dialogue, and training, while enabling a sense of belonging for all members of the Pacific community.
• Examine and strengthen diversification efforts as identified in the University’s Affirmative Action Plans and holding ourselves accountable to meeting our goals.
• Promote cultural competence both within our organization and externally, providing a positive impact on the communities we serve.