Assistant Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Indiana, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
May 25, 2021
Position Type
Executive, Other Executive
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Valparaiso University invites inquiries, nominations, and applications for the position of assistant vice president for diversity, equity, and inclusion (AVP for DEI).

With a campus in the heart of Valparaiso, Indiana, Valparaiso University is a forward-thinking private university committed to strengthening society through engaged teaching, learning, and scholarship. At Valparaiso University, small classes, direct access to faculty, and guaranteed opportunities for real-world projects ensure that its community of learners—3,100 students in more than 70 majors—all graduate with the ability to think critically and are equipped with the practical skills that today’s employers demand. It’s why US News and World Report ranks us among the best for undergraduate teaching and value. 

Reporting directly to President José Padilla, the AVP for DEI is charged with shaping, articulating, and enabling Valparaiso University’s strategies for advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in the campus community. As a member of the president’s cabinet and president’s council, this senior leader partners with and influences a broad range of internal and external campus stakeholders. The AVP for DEI advises Valparaiso’s senior leadership and Board of Directors on the adoption of strategies that actively support a diverse and inclusive campus community. To this end, the AVP for DEI works collaboratively with the cabinet and council to establish systems of accountability and evaluation, including the continuous monitoring and improvement of institutional DEI goals, using data-informed metrics to measure success and ensure that initiatives are substantively and authentically aligned with Valparaiso University’s mission, vision, and values.

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