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Vice President of Talent and Culture / Chief Diversity Officer

Employer
Waubonsee Community College
Location
Sugar Grove, Illinois
Salary
-
Date posted
Jan 5, 2024

Vice President of Talent and Culture / Chief Diversity Officer

 

Sugar Grove, Aurora Downtown, Aurora Fox Valley, and Plano, Illinois

The Waubonsee Community College President and Search Committee invite applications and nominations for the newly created and exciting role of Vice President of Talent and Culture and Chief Diversity Officer (VPT).

Waubonsee Community College is a vibrant two-year college that provides exceptional learning through accessible, equitable, and innovative education. The college is committed to enriching the lives of students, employees, and community by working together to create opportunities to discover new passions, share knowledge, and embrace diversity.

Waubonsee draws its students from a diverse community of learners that includes more than 425,000 residents across 624 square miles in Chicago’s western suburbs. Minority students make up more than 40% of the college’s student body, and the college is proud of its designation as a Hispanic Serving Institution. Credit and noncredit educational offerings are delivered online and in person across a four-campus network. The main Sugar Grove Campus is situated on 243 wooded acres, while the Aurora Downtown Campus is in the heart of Illinois’ second largest city. The Aurora Fox Valley and Plano Campus are more highly specialized, with the former devoted to health care programs and the latter serving as the college’s Innovation and Design Center.

The Vice President of Talent and Culture (VPT) and Chief Diversity Officer at Waubonsee is a newly created leadership position with the important opportunity to work collaboratively with the President and college community to shape the organization’s development; maintain employee and student health and wellness; and advance collegewide efforts in diversity, equity and inclusion.

The VPT will be a strategic, passionate, collaborative leader who is an organizational change agent and manager and who embraces the student-centered culture. This position reports directly to the President and has key responsibility for human resources and employee development; diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI); change management; and college and community engagement.

The most competitive candidates will understand the community college mission and have a background in organizational development, experience in DEI, and skill in change management. The VPT should have a working knowledge of human resources and employee development and key functions related to recruitment, hiring, development, retention, and evaluation of workforce talent. A master’s degree in Organizational Development or a related field is required. A minimum of 6 years of progressively responsible leadership experience in organizational development, or human resources, or DEI is required, with 10 years of experience preferred. Higher education experience is preferred.

A complete Search Profile with additional information about the college and the responsibilities of the position can be found here.

Nominations and Applications

The application deadline for best consideration is March 1, 2024. The search will remain open until an appointment is made.

 

Candidates are requested to submit the following documents in PDF format:

  • A curriculum vitae
  • A detailed letter of interest that should be addressed to the Chief of Staff and Vice President of Strategy Search Committee and focus on key elements of the profile
  • The names, email addresses, and phone numbers of five professional references (none of whom will be contacted without the permission of the candidate)

All application materials will be received in full confidence and should be submitted through the AGB Search portal system accessible via this link.

Questions regarding the application process should be directed to WaubonseeVPTalentCDO@agbsearch.com.

Nominations and confidential inquiries should be directed to:

Jeanne F. Jacobs, Ph.D., Executive Search Consultant

jeanne.jacobs@agbsearch.com / (937) 470-9068

Frederick V. Moore, J.D., MBA, Senior Executive Search Consultant

fred.moore@agbsearch.com / (712) 299-2544

Waubonsee does not discriminate on the basis of any individual’s actual or perceived race, color, creed, religion, gender, gender identity, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, ancestry, veteran’s status, military status, unfavorable discharge from military service, marital status, order of protection status, pregnancy, disability, citizenship status or any other characteristic protected by law in its programs or activities.

 

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