AVP for Inclusion & Diversity

Virginia Tech
Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Apr 13, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Description

The Assistant Vice President for Inclusion and Diversity for Advancement serves as a key member of the advancement division senior leadership team and reports to the Vice President for Advancement. The Assistant VP is a trusted thought leader, partnering with the Vice President to drive change, leverage national industry connections, and lift the visibility of diversity and inclusion within the Advancement Division and the advancement profession. Purpose of this position is to serve as a strategic partner, invested leader, and change agent who helps the division move forward on a path to address diversity and inclusion with policies, programs, and people. Serving as a champion, convener, and catalyst, the CDO will provide leadership, vision, and direction to the development, coordination and facilitation of new and existing programs and will lead initiatives and coordinate integrated approaches to deepen the Advancement Division’s commitment to an inclusive, diverse, working environment. This position will oversee the advancement inclusion and diversity strategic plan within the division, through serving as a liaison to the Office of Inclusion and Diversity and will be responsible for coordination and collaboration across the various constituencies within the division.

Required Qualifications

Prior experience developing and delivering diversity, inclusion, and equity programming.

Research or industry expertise in the development, attainment, and reporting of strategic goals focused on diversity, inclusion, and equity.

Experience working in an office of diversity and inclusion within academia or industry.

Prior involvement with the recruitment and retention of individuals from underrepresented minority (URM) and underserved groups.

Prior experience in non-profit or higher education fundraising or engagement.

Bachelor’s degree and experience or Master’s degree.

Excellent interpersonal skills that facilitate coordination and collaboration amongst individuals, offices, and entities.

Proven success in advancing Diversity, Equity and Inclusion initiatives

Proven track record of demonstrating a high degree of initiative and flexibility

Exceptional communication skills, a high degree of personal integrity and have the ability to keep the big picture in focus while attending to the small details.

Ability and willingness to travel domestically with occasional evening and weekend work.

Valid driver’s license.

Preferred Qualifications

Previous engagement with advancement officers seeking to secure scholarships and endowments supporting URM and underserved students and faculty.

Prior experience in non-profit or higher education fundraising or engagement.

Prior experience staffing senior leaders and volunteers.

Skill at goal setting and measuring success, and agility in addressing alternate program directions to meet goals when necessary.

Experience using data to evaluate and plan.

Experience identifying, nurturing, and motivating volunteers, and having an appreciation for their role in achieving organizational goals.

Pay Band


Appointment Type


Salary Information

Commensurate with Experience

Review Date

May 15, 2021

Additional Information

The successful Candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check

About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges , a school of medicine , a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School , and Honors College . The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers . A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law.

If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please contact JMahl Stewart at jmahls@vt.edu during regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to the event.

Advertised: April 13, 2021
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