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The University of Maryland Baltimore (UMB) is seeking an Assistant Vice President, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (AVP-EDI) in the Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion. The Office of EDI provides leadership, builds capacity, and cultivates collective action to advance sustainable, systemic change that promotes equity and justice in all dimensions of the mission and culture of UMB. The Assistant Vice President will be an institutional leader who works closely with the Vice President/Chief EDI Officer (CEDIO) and senior leaders, in partnership and collaboration with the UMB community, to foster excellence and equity at UMB. 

Reporting directly to the Vice President/Chief EDI Officer (CEDIO), the Assistant Vice President will have leadership responsibility for high-level university wide initiatives and direct key aspects of institutional EDI accountability, strategic planning, leadership development and capacity building, and faculty development and diversity. The AVP will also represent the VP/CEDIO to UMB constituents, including students, faculty, staff, senior leaders, system-wide constituents, and external partners.

Primary Duties:
  • Serve as an institutional expert, resource, and thought leader on the contemporary and validated approaches to establishing a culture that values and integrates equity, diversity, and inclusion principles, practices, and policies.
  • Provide leadership and engage collaboratively with senior leadership to adopt strategies that foster education, awareness, and actions that promote a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive university.
  • Represent the VP/CEDIO on university task forces, committees, working groups, and relevant system-wide and external committees, programs, and events.
  • Develop, administer, and assess programs, initiatives, and policies to enhance equity, diversity, and inclusion in faculty recruitment, development, advancement, and retention.
  • Lead the development, implementation, and assessment of high-impact EDI initiatives and programs to advance university leadership development and capacity building.
  • Advise senior leadership regarding complex EDI issues and priorities. Consult and advise on EDI strategic direction, process, accountability, and infrastructure for the University. Provide leadership and expertise to develop novel interventions to address university-wide EDI goals and priorities.
  • Provide direction on the design, development, and implementation of a university-wide accountability framework that promotes and ensures excellence and equity across all dimensions of the mission and culture of UMB.
  • Undertake unique, sensitive, and high-profile projects. Craft well-developed and practical solutions to a wide range of complex issues affecting the university. Lead various ad-hoc committees and working groups to accomplish EDI goals and objectives.
  • Provide high-level expertise and advice to the Vice President on the design, development, and delivery of EDI initiatives and programs to advance the UMB Diversity Strategic Plan.
  • Lead, support, and advance grant writing opportunities that strengthen institutional inclusion, diversity, and equity, justice, and anti-racism initiatives and programs.
Qualifications :

Education: Masters required. Ed.D. or Ph.D. degree preferred in a relevant field such as Education, Management, Psychology, or other EDI-related field.

Experience: Ten (10) years of progressive leadership experience that demonstrates a thorough knowledge of equity, diversity, or inclusion principles and practices, organizational culture and effectiveness, change management and/or leadership development. Leadership, management, and administration of EDI-related organizational experience in progressively responsible positions.

Experience: Five (5) years of supervisory/management experience.

Other:

Financial disclosure reporting required by State of Maryland Ethics Commission.

Serves at the pleasure of the VP/CEDI.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Proven leadership, influencing, and negotiating skills in an academic environment; ability to lead and integrate EDI in the context of broader University strategy and outcomes.
  • Advanced experience in the development and advancement of high-impact initiatives in large, complex systems.
  • Expertise in curriculum and program design, training, and development to advance university-wide equity diversity and inclusion priorities and goals.
  • Advanced strategic thinking and consulting skills in guiding the organization toward workable strategies and solutions.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively represent and coordinate organizational strategy and administrative initiatives with senior leaders and multiple constituencies.
  • Demonstrated expertise in the design, development and administration of programs, initiatives, and policies to enhance diverse faculty recruitment, development, advancement, and retention.
  • Experience in grant writing and securing grants related to strengthening and advancing institutional equity, diversity, inclusion, justice, and anti-racism.
  • Demonstrated background to function at an executive level within education and as such work independently and exercise sound judgment when representing the Vice President.
  • Highly skilled in navigating and working effectively in a complex, fluid environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively lead highly significant engagements and initiatives that impact multiple populations from inception to conclusion.
  • Demonstrated ability in providing leadership in committees and work groups to develop and advance university EDI.
  • Demonstrated leadership, communication, team building, staff building, and organizational skills within a complex and diverse organization.
  • Proven ability to handle highly sensitive and confidential issues that require independent judgment, strict discretion, and confidentiality.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills as well as strong interpersonal and relationship-building skills that are exhibited through the ability to prioritize, negotiate, and work with a variety of internal and external stakeholders. Ability to convey a collaborative, solutions-oriented style that can help lead change using strong communication skills to convey the benefits of proposed EDI initiatives.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design for individuals and groups, and the assessment of training.
  • Ability to develop, execute, and communicate EDI principles, practices, models and provide insightful analysis, performance measures, and metrics.
Benefits Information:

UMB offers a comprehensive benefits package that prioritizes wellness, work/life balance, and professional development. This position participates in a retirement program that must be selected and is effective on your date of hire. Exempt regular staff receive a generous PAID leave package that includes over 4 weeks of vacation accrued each year, 15 paid holidays, 3 personal leave, unlimited accrual of sick time, and comprehensive health insurance; professional learning and development programs; tuition remission for employees and their dependents at any University System of Maryland school; and flexible work schedules and teleworking options (if applicable per job).

UMB’s core values: Respect and Integrity, Well-Being and Sustainability, Equity and Justice, and Innovation and Discovery.

Hiring Range: Commensurate with education and experience

UMB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law or policy. For assistance related to employment, please contact the Staffing department at HRJobs@umaryland.edu .

If you anticipate needing a reasonable accommodation for a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), during any part of the employment process, please submit a UMB Job Applicant Accommodation Request . You may also contact HRDiversity@umaryland.edu . Please note that only inquiries concerning an ADA request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this email address.

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