Rowan University is a Carnegie-classified Doctoral University
(Moderate Research Activity) with approximately 19,000 students.
Its main campus is located in Glassboro, N.J., 20 miles southeast
of Philadelphia, with additional campuses in Camden, Stratford and
Sewell. The University comprises seven academic colleges and five
schools. Rowan is one of two public universities in the country to
offer M.D. and D.O. medical degree programs. The institution is
also home to the South Jersey Technology Park, which fosters the
translation of applied research into commercial products and
processes. Rowan has been recognized as one of the top 90 public
research universities and the 7th fastest-growing research
institution in the nation.
Division of DEI
Rowan recognizes that diversity, equity and access are educational,
economic, and civic imperatives and that diversity is essential to
achieving academic excellence.
The Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) launched in
January 2019, was the first division of its kind at a higher
education institution in New Jersey. The division is charged with
facilitating systemic change which addresses the following
strategic priorities: creating an inclusive and equitable campus,
recruiting and retaining diverse students, faculty, and staff, and
promoting and supporting inclusive scholarship, teaching, and
Our mission is to support initiatives that promote diversity,
equity and inclusion by developing and sustaining meaningful and
collaborative relationships that result in a more diverse and
inclusive community and centering the voices of our community to
drive university-wide culturally sustaining initiatives and
The departments of the Division of DEI include the following:
Office of Social Justice and Inclusion and Conflict Resolution
(SJICR), Center for Access, Persistence and Achievement (CAPA),
Center for Neurodiversity, the Office of Diversity, Equity, and
Inclusion at the Virtua Health College, and the DEI Faculty Fellow
for the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning is shared
between the Division of DEI and the Division of Academic
Rowan University promotes a diverse community that begins with
students, faculty, staff and administration who respect each other
and value each other’s dignity. By identifying and removing
barriers and fostering individual potential, Rowan will cultivate a
community where all members can learn and grow. The Rowan
University community is committed to a safe environment that
encourages intellectual, academic, and social interaction and
engagement across multiple intersections of identities. Creating
and maintaining a caring community that embraces diversity in its
broadest sense is among the highest priorities.
Reporting to the Vice President for Diversity, Equity &
Inclusion, The Assistant Vice President will promote and implement
the vision and mission of the Division of Diversity, Equity and
Inclusion (DEI) through innovative programming, research and
initiatives, and will co-facilitate the Diversity, Equity and
Major responsibilities include:
- Working closely with the Division leaders to ensure all
departments uphold the mission and vision of the division.
- Co-facilitating the DEI Council by providing updates and
- Monitoring the updates to the university-wide DEI Strategic
- Supervise graduate research assistants.
- Serve as the liaison to the Division of Student Affairs and
collaborate with university partners to address barriers impacting
the quality of life and retention of students.
- Oversight, supervision and guidance to the leadership of
university diversity pipeline and support programs.
- Monitoring of grant programs and partnership for programs
designed to support diverse populations.
- Assisting with coordination of recruitment, retention,
graduation, and post-graduation support for students enrolled in
diversity pipeline programs.
- Acquisition of grant and donor funds to aid in program
development and resources for students.
- Assisting with leading efforts to support diverse and
first-generation initiatives to improve enrollment, retention and
- Administration of emergency assistance programming.
- Assisting with the design, implementation, and management of
social justice education programs and dialogues.
- Develop and implement comprehensive assessment plans for social
justice education programs.
- Ability to critically analyze structures of power, privilege,
and oppression to uncover systemic barriers and identify strategies
for policy and practice.
- Assist in building and strengthening collaborations and
partnerships to advance DEI initiatives.
- Provide consultation to departments based on their specific
needs and goals related to DEI practices. This involves working in
partnership with practitioners and working groups across the
university to offer expertise and guidance in implementing DEI
practices. Also includes providing DEI information and resources to
- Work with the VP for DEI to support and develop new DEI
strategies. This includes creating, designing, and implementing
best practices to advance DEI initiatives and contribute to the
overall institutional goals.
- Provide administrative expertise and oversight in the strategic
planning process, execution, and evaluation of organizational DEI
- Responsible for leading the assessment and evaluation of the
effectiveness of DEI initiatives, programs and campus climate. This
includes gathering data, analyzing results, and using
research-based practices to continuously improve and enhance
university-wide DEI efforts.
- Develop and maintain relationships with individuals and
organizations on and beyond campus to foster collaboration and
partnership toward DEI goals. This involves actively seeking
opportunities for networking, attending relevant events, and
engaging with external stakeholders.
- Assist with recruiting and training facilitators.
- Guide marketing of certificate programs and training
- Other duties as required.
- Meet with the Vice President weekly.
- Meet with each director biweekly.
- Provide periodic progress updates to VP on the goals of each
area in the division.
- In consultation with VP to prepare the agenda and minutes of
DEI Council meetings.
- Contribute content to the DEI blog on a regular basis.
- Contribute to communications to internal and external
- Comfortable in influencing others to bring about improvement
- Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively across divisions,
functions and levels.
- Strong interpersonal, analytical and organization skills; and
conflict resolution skills.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills and expertise
in budget development and management.
- Ability to build cross-functional alliances and train personnel
in proper procedures and policies.
- Team building skills, financial stewardship, budgeting and
cultivation of external stakeholders.
- Strong customer service background is needed.
- Integrity, good judgment and common sense are critical to this
Skills and Abilities:
- Terminal degree required.
- 5 years of demonstrated progressive leadership and supervisory
experience in field of higher education.
- Demonstrated experience working with diverse populations,
experience with implementing programs focused on diversity, equity
- Demonstrated collaborative efforts with diverse groups and
individuals; leadership in a complex organization; higher education
Working knowledge of Excel, Microsoft Word,
PowerPoint, e-mail, discipline-related software, and
Ability to communicate effectively and
interact tactfully with all levels of the college staff, students,
and trustees; read, analyze, and interpret documents, budgets and
contracts; and, respond effectively to the most sensitive inquiries
Ability to define problems, collect data,
establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
Rowan University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values
diverse people and abilities. Reasonable accommodations will be
made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the
essential functions of this position.
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