Assistant Vice Chancellor for Equity and Inclusion - 21002372

University of Pittsburgh
Pennsylvania, United States
Competitive Salary
May 26, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Reporting to the Vice Chancellor/Chief Diversity Officer, the Assistant Vice Chancellor (AVC) for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion provides leadership, direction, and oversight to support strategic diversity and inclusion initiatives. The incumbent provides leadership strategy support to help review and advance policies, procedures, and processes impacting inclusion and equity throughout the University. The AVC will provide expertise and consultative support for communicating, assessing, and advancing the mission, vision, strategic initiatives, and goals of the University’s diversity and equity efforts.

The AVC will work collaboratively with appointed school/unit Chief Diversity Officers and other senior leadership to ensure alignment with the University’s strategic priorities and will provide guidance on matters as they pertain to equity, diversity, and inclusion. This includes launching and spearheading University-wide initiatives, as well as identifying and evaluating opportunities to integrate cross-University teams of leaders, faculty, staff, and students to leverage University research and resources to create progressive and proactive diversity and inclusion programs. In addition, the AVC is charged with cultivating and sustaining collaborative relationships and partnerships with external stakeholders, community leaders, businesses, and foundations that will assist in advancing the University’s commitment to creating a diverse, inclusive, and safe workforce and student body. The AVC will continuously work to assess the reach and effectiveness of the University’s
diversity and compliance programs and resources, seeking opportunities to implement improvements and/or enhancements to better serve the University community.

University of Pittsburgh Statement on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion:

The University of Pittsburgh is committed to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in all of its forms. Our commitment to diversity and inclusion are fundamental values of the University and are critical in helping us achieve our mission as a public research university. We aspire champion equity and the impact it has on enriching learning, scholarship, and transforming the communities we serve. We will be advocated for social justice advocates to elevate cultural awareness, shape curricula and programs, and use it as a tool to expand the inclusion of our learning community.

As a learning community, we will foster a culture of inclusion that leverages the educational and research benefits of diversity to elevate and empower our stakeholders. We will champion equity and social justice to create a strong sense of belonging that values the uniqueness of all individuals in our learning community and what they bring to our community.

Master’s degree required, terminal degree preferred, with a minimum of 8 years of progressive experience in administration. Qualified candidates must demonstrate a strong commitment to diversity, inclusion, equity, and compliance issues, particularly as they relate to higher education. This includes demonstrated experience advancing DEI strategy in a complex environment. Demonstrated experience in leadership, personnel management, program development and implementation, and policy/procedure development in a complex environment and/or organization(s) is required. Exceptional interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills and the ability to communicate effectively with multiple and diverse internal and external community is required.