Assistant Vice Provost for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Position Information

University Code 35511 University Title Assistant Vice Provost, Student Services 1 University Job Family Student Services ORP Eligible Yes For more information on ORP, visit: Retirement Plans
Recruitment Pool All Applicants Recruitment Type Multi Title Scope of Search National Working Title Assistant Vice Provost for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Position Number 591480 Is this employee on a H1B Visa? No Position Type Staff Job Status Full-Time FLSA Indicator Exempt Employee Group Executive & Senior Level Leadership Department VP Student Affairs Organizational Overview

At VCU, we Make it Real through learning, research, creativity, service and discovery — the hallmarks of the VCU experience. A premier, urban, public research university nationally recognized as one of the best employers for diversity, VCU is a great place to work. It’s a place of opportunity, where your success is supported and your career can thrive. VCU offers employees a generous leave package, career paths for advancement, competitive pay, and an opportunity to do mission-driven work.

Position Primary Purpose and General Responsibilities

This position will lead and coordinate diversity, equity and inclusion efforts within the Division of Student Affairs to ensure that staff have an equitable work environment regardless of race, gender, age, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, identity, or disability with access to opportunities for success. The position will focus the division, as an organization, on the goal of becoming a more inclusive and diverse organization with the long-term goal of becoming an anti-racist organization through education, capacity building, and structural change.

This position serves as a member of the Senior Vice Provost’s senior leadership team and the division’s Student Affairs Leadership Team ( SALT ). The Assistant Vice Provost advises the Senior Vice Provost on compliance matters, best practices, policy development and implementation strategies. The Assistant Vice Provost serves on division and university committees.

Minimum Hiring Standards

-Graduate degree in related field
-Experience in organizational capacity building and change management
-Demonstrated ability to influence and be a change agent within an organizational setting
-Demonstrated history of involvement in diversity, inclusion and equity initiatives
-Experience in developing and implementing diversity and inclusion programs
-Evidence of building collaborative working relationships across a diverse group of individuals
-Proven organizational and process management skills
-Experience with conflict management and navigating organizational impasses
-Ability to utilize evidence-based information and practices to support organizational change
-Evidence of strong verbal and written communication skills
-Ability to communicate effectively across all levels of the organization
-Evidence of approaching work in creative and innovative ways
-Evidence of creative problem solving
-Experience creating metrics driving accountability
-History of decision making guided by an ethical framework
-Appreciation for the unique culture that accompanies higher education
-Demonstrated ability as a self-starter with initiative and follow through
-Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse staff and student environment, and the commitment to do so at VCU

Preferred Hiring Standards

-Professional membership and participation in organizations focused on diversity and inclusion
-Demonstrated training concentration in diversity and inclusion
-Knowledge of anti-racist organizational development
-Administrative and leadership experience at academic institution
-Evidence of creating a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Strategic Plan

Required Licenses/ Certifications Anticipated Hiring Range Commensurate with experience Application Process/Additional Information

As a preeminent national, urban, public research university and academic health center, Virginia Commonwealth University is committed to organizational diversity, equity, and inclusion – an environment where all can thrive in their pursuit of excellence. Applicants are requested to submit a Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (typically between 150-300 words) providing your career aspirations and contributions toward promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion. Through this statement, you can share how your lived experiences, and academic and professional activities will impact your contribution to VCU’s mission of promoting equity and inclusion. Note: Examples include working with others to further the goals of equity and inclusion; leading in any capacity that tangibly promotes an environment where diversity is welcomed, fostered, and celebrated; creative activity, research, and teaching that promotes equity and parity; advising and mentoring students, and/or initiatives to create a positive and successful organizational experience for traditionally underrepresented staff groups.

Campus Monroe Park Campus Hours/Week 40 Normal Work Days/Hours Monday-Friday/8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m Job Open Date 02/02/2021 Posting will close on or before Open Until Filled Yes Job Category Is this a restricted position? No Is this position eligible to participate in alternative work arrangements? No Sensitive Position No Resource Critical Yes Quick Link Posting Specific Questions

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Optional & Required Documents
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. Resume
  3. Diversity Statement (Required for all Faculty)
Optional Documents

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