ASSISTANT VICE CHANCELLOR FOR DIVERSITY, EQUITY AND INCLUSION

ASSISTANT VICE CHANCELLOR FOR DIVERSITY, EQUITY AND INCLUSION

Req #: 182601 Department: UW BOTHELL Job Location: UW Bothell Posting Date: 12/14/2020 Closing Info: Open Until Filled Salary: Salary and benefits are competitive. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Shift: First Shift Notes: Although open until filled, priority application date is January 31 2021.

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The University of Washington Bothell is one of the most dynamic public universities in the state of Washington. We offer a participatory student experience grounded in hands-on learning, close relationships with faculty members as teachers and mentors, and the personalized support of staff who are dedicated to student success. The academic work of the campus focuses on cross-disciplinary research and creative practice, connected learning, and community engagement. UW Bothell’s current enrollment is approximately 6,000 students. More than 90 percent of undergraduates are from Washington State, and approximately half are first-generation college attendees or come from underrepresented groups. Located along wetlands and a river north of Seattle, UW Bothell builds vibrant regional partnerships, creates and disseminates new knowledge, and prepares students for leadership throughout Washington and beyond.

Diversity is a core value of University of WA Bothell. We believe the power of diversity enriches all of us by exposing us to a range of ways to understand and engage with the world, identify challenges, and to discover, design and deliver solutions. To learn more, read our Diversity Statement.

The University of Washington Bothell (UWB) seeks applicants for an Assistant Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (AVC).

Reporting directly to the Chancellor, the AVC plays a crucial, campus-wide role by providing direction, support, organization and education to foster and promote a campus culture that minimizes bias and both recognizes and addresses systemic inequalities. The person in this role will collaborate and work closely with students, faculty, and staff to promote their ability to engage, teach, and work in a culturally diverse environment. The AVC will take leadership in establishing ongoing assessment and accountability of the diversity, equity, and inclusion goals of the campus. With the support of capable team, the AVC will engage in campus-wide strategy and implementation of plans to support and develop recruitment and retention of diverse students, faculty, and staff.

The AVC will directly supervise staff in the Student Diversity Center, the Academic Transition Program, the Office of Diversity and Equity, and the Chancellor's Diversity Council.

Responsibilities include:
• Develop and implement campus-specific diversity programs in coordination with University-wide (tri-campus) diversity efforts (Diversity Blueprint) as part of UW Bothell’s strategic plan.
• Establish and articulate diversity-related institutional goals and objectives and assess their outcomes; develop and evaluate criteria used in the resource-allocation, budgeting, and planning processes.
• Provide collaborative leadership, guidance, and coordination in meeting UW Bothell’s responsibility to its external and internal audiences on matters related to campus diversity.
• Provide leadership and analyses on the fiscal, programmatic and administrative implications of proposed policies and their relationship to institutional objectives and relevant community interests, thereby ensuring that diversity-related issues are among key considerations in all major budgetary, administrative, and governance decisions.
• Facilitate the design and adoption of policies leading to an inclusive and supportive community of learning, incorporating multicultural content and diverse perspectives on ethnic and racial groups, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, social class, veteran status, special needs, etc.
• Provide leadership, strategic direction and operational management for a development program that includes grants, fundraising events, and corporate partners.
• Support programs that promote culturally sensitive leadership skills among the Campus’s management, supervisory, and administrative teams.
• Work collaboratively with Organizational Excellence and Human Resources and other campus entities to implement and evaluate effective polices and strategies for recruiting and retaining diverse staff and faculty.
• Collaborate proactively and strategically with other student-focused administrative units, such as Academic Affairs, Student Affairs and the student government.
• Serve as a resource for the development of courses and curricula on diversity and inclusion, identifying curricular needs and making recommendations for enhancing the educational experience of all students.
• Lead and provide direction to the Chancellor’s Diversity Council.
• Facilitate one course per year related to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.
• Other duties as required.

Required Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s degree in -preferably but not exclusively- an area related to diversity, equity, inclusion, social justice, leadership and organizational effectiveness.
• Demonstrated leadership experience with generating a positive environment of diversity, equity, and inclusion for students, faculty, and staff. Five years of successful and progressive experience in leadership and supervisory role directly related to diversity, equity, inclusion, and/or social.
• Highly skilled at presenting, writing about, and discussing difficult or controversial topics with diverse audiences in a way that promotes productive interactions and positive outcomes.
• Highest ethics, integrity and confidentiality consistent with the position.
• Understanding of equal opportunity, affirmative action, and knowledge of applicable federal and Washington state laws, policies, and procedures related to Title IV, Title IX, Americans with Disabilities Act, and similar others.
• Evidence of a track record for developing and implementing effective diversity and inclusion initiatives for faculty/staff and students.
• Ability to work effectively and collegially within a tri-campus university with a strong tradition of shared governance.
• Ability to work collaboratively with senior leaders (academic and administrative leadership) to build individual capacity and commitment towards organizational change.
• Strong conflict-resolution skills to navigate politically-charged situations to resolve problems, build consensus, and reconcile competing interests.
• Experience leading swift, effective responses to on-campus bias-motivated incidents.

Preferred:

• An advanced degree from an accredited institution.
• Credentials and scholarly record to teach one course a year per job description above.
• Academic expertise and familiarity with faculty development, engagement, recruitment and retention in a diverse campus.

Conditions of employment:

• Appointment to this position is contingent upon obtaining satisfactory results from a criminal background check.
• Flexibility to work nights and weekends as needed.
• Ability to commute to the three campuses as needed.

Application Process:
The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process. These assessments may include Work Authorization, Cover Letter and/or others. Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select “Apply to this position”. Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your “My Jobs” page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.




Applicants considered for this position will be required to disclose if they are the subject of any substantiated findings or current investigations related to sexual misconduct at their current employment and past employment. Disclosure is required under Washington state law .



Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, the University of Washington will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.

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The University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

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