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Assistant Vice Provost for Strategic Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging Administration

University of Wisconsin – Madison
Madison, Wisconsin
Posted Date
May 1, 2023

Assistant Vice Provost for Strategic Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging Administration

The University of Wisconsin – Madison invites nominations and applications for the position of Assistant Vice Provost (AVP) for Strategic Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging Administration (SEDIBA) to provide administrative, operational, and strategic leadership in the Division of Diversity, Equity & Educational Achievement (DDEEA). As a senior leader in the Division and on campus, the Assistant Vice Provost will be an engaged, bold, and inspiring leader committed to supporting the mission of the University of Wisconsin-Madison as it strives to create a diverse, inclusive, and excellent learning and working environment. 

The Assistant Vice Provost will develop, cultivate, and implement a divisional and campus-wide framework that educates faculty and staff from a variety of intersecting identities and enhances their experiences to support the goal of UW-Madison as a destination of choice. Reporting to the Deputy Vice Chancellor for Diversity and Inclusion, Vice Provost and Chief Diversity Officer, the Assistant Vice Provost will play an integral role in building relationships with colleagues across Schools, Colleges, Units, and Divisions, working collaboratively and effectively in the community, and leading and supporting a strong administrative team.  

The successful candidate will have demonstrated capacity for innovation, and successful development, implementation, and assessment of initiatives related to Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging (EDIB), along with experience in leading, developing, or facilitating professional development, training, research, legal, management, and/or program planning for diverse populations in complex organizations.

A complete position profile with information about this opportunity and preferred qualifications and experience can be found here:

Application and Nomination Process: Application materials should be submitted by the target date of July 7, 2023, although expressions of interest will be considered until an appointment is made. Applicants should provide: 1) a letter of interest that addresses specifically the leadership priorities described in the profile; 2) a current curriculum vitae or resume; 3) the names and contact information of five professional references and relationship to the candidate. References will not be contacted without prior authorization from the candidate. Application materials should be sent electronically (Word and PDF) to:

Please direct nominations and inquiries to:  Kim Bobby, Ed.D., Principal,, 253-861-7738, and Tamara Jhashi, Ph.D., Executive Search Consultant,, 248-821-4766.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, including but not limited to, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, pregnancy, disability, or status as a protected veteran and other bases as defined by federal regulations and UW System policies. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability, you can find information about how to make a request at the following website:

Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains current campus safety and disciplinary policies, crime statistics for the previous 3 calendar years, and on-campus student housing fire safety policies and fire statistics for the previous 3 calendar years. UW-Madison will provide a paper copy upon request; please contact the University of Wisconsin Police Department.

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