Assistant Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion
Company: University Of Maryland - Baltimore County
Location: College Park
Posted on: January 28, 2023
Assistant Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion Functional
Title: Assistant Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion
Category Status: 33-Exempt Regular Applicant Search Category: Staff
University Authorized FTE: 1.000 Unit: PRES-VP for Diversity &
Inclusion Campus/College Information: Founded in 1856, University
of Maryland, College Park is the state's flagship institution. Our
1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from
Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nation's legislative,
executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to
business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies,
and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural
centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled.
Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and
are virtually limitless in the nation's capital and surrounding
areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining
outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our
stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching,
scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of
Maryland, and in the world. Offers of employment are contingent on
completion of a background check. Information reported by the
background check will not automatically disqualify you from
employment. The University of Maryland has made the safety of our
students, faculty and staff, and our surrounding communities a top
priority. As part of that commitment, the University requires that
students, faculty, and staff on the UMD campus be vaccinated
against COVID -19. As a prospective and/or a new employee at UMD ,
you will be required to comply with the University's vaccination
protocol. Proof of full vaccination will be required before the
start of employment in order to work at any University of Maryland
location. Prospective or new employees may seek a medical or
religious exemption to the vaccination requirement at
return.umd.edu and must have an approved exemption prior to the
start of their employment. Failure to provide proof of vaccination
or to obtain approval for a medical or religious exemption will
result in the offer of employment being rescinded. Position
Summary/Purpose of Position: The Office of Diversity & Inclusion (
ODI ) provides leadership and expertise for helping the university
achieve its diversity, equity and inclusion goals. Guided by social
justice principles, we cultivate a vibrant learning and working
community for all members. The following units are within ODI : ADA
Compliance, Bias Incident Support Services, Diversity Training &
Education, LGBTQ+ Equity Center, Nyumburu Cultural Center, Office
of Civil Rights & Sexual Misconduct, Office of Multi-ethnic Student
Education, and TerrapinSTRONG. The assistant vice president for
diversity and inclusion ( AVPDI ) provides leadership in driving
change through the development and implementation of strategic
equity, diversity and inclusion initiatives and learning engagement
across the university. This position will actively lead the
development and implementation of strategic plans, Campus Climate
Survey, and action goals to promote the institution's values and
objectives. The AVPDI serves as a thought leader on issues of
equity, diversity and inclusion, providing relevant guidance to key
stakeholders throughout the university and local communities. The
AVPDI provides direct supervision of Bias Incident Support
Services, Diversity Training & Education, LGBTQ+ Equity Center,
Nyumburu Cultural Center, and Office of Multi-ethnic Student
Education; and provides support of equity & compliance units. The
AVPDI reports to the vice president for diversity and inclusion (
VPDI ). The AVPDI will assist the VPDI in institutional diversity,
equity, and inclusion efforts and will collaborate closely with
multiple internal and external stakeholders and
partners/collaborators. Also, the AVPDI will assist the VPDI with
providing guidance and consultation to campus constituents
regarding compliance requirements, rights, and responsibilities.
This position oversees and/or leads the planning, development, and
execution of verbal/written reports and delivers training. This
position may represent the VPDI at meetings and events and will
provide follow-up reports and recommendations. Minimum
Qualifications: EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE : Master's degree. Ten
(10) years of demonstrated leadership experience in developing
initiatives and programs in equity, diversity and inclusion which
includes evidence of strategic agility. Proven track record of
facilitating conversations and mediating diverse opinions to
address shared needs and concerns. Experience responding to events
that warrant a high level of understanding and appropriate reaction
to issues associated with equity, diversity and inclusion in
academia. Five (5) years of supervisory experience. KNOWLEDGE ,
SKILLS AND ABILITIES :
- Knowledge of equity, diversity and inclusion framework and best
- Knowledge of budget and fiscal management.
- Knowledge of relevant research and assessment standards in
- Demonstrated expertise in working collaboratively with diverse
- Demonstrated problem solving, critical analysis, initiative,
judgment and decision-making skills.
- Excellent communication skills including writing, editing, and
- Excellent interpersonal and conflict-resolution skills.
- Excellent public speaking and presentation skills.
- Time and project management skills with the ability to
prioritize and work with deadlines.
- Ability to be proactive and keep abreast with best practices in
diversity, equity, and inclusion and any changes in relevant
- Ability to handle sensitive matters with discretion and tact
while maintaining strict confidentiality.
- Passion for supporting marginalized and historically
underrepresented student populations and community members.
- Ph.D. or advanced terminal degree preferred, but not
- Higher Education experience preferred.
- Experience working with collective bargaining units.
- Demonstrated commitment to intersectional diversity, equity and
- Familiarity of nondiscrimination laws and compliance regulation
as it pertains to Civil Rights Act, Title IX, Higher Education
laws, Americans with Disabilities Act, Affirmative Action, and EEO
- Familiarity with securing outside funding (e.g., grant writing
and research administration, donor relations, or fundraising).
- Advanced user of Microsoft Office Suite (e.g., Word,
PowerPoint, Excel and Access).
- Intermediate to Advance user of GSuite and Adobe Acrobat.
Additional Certifications: Additional Information:
- Salary range for this position is high $190s to high $230s and
commensurate with experience.
- Candidates must be able to provide proof of eligibility to work
in the USA . No visa sponsorship is offered for this position.
- Nominations or inquires may be directed to Veronica Lewis,
business manager, at email@example.com or by telephone at
301-405-1528. Job Risks Not Applicable to This Position Physical
Demands Sedentary work performed in an office environment.
Regularly required to travel to meetings, events, etc. both on and
off campus. Ability to travel both on and off campus, domestic and
international. Regularly required to communicate and exchange
information and to use technology/devices. Ability to attend
events, meetings, trainings after normal business hours. Ability to
manage multiple priorities and competing demands. Posting Date:
01/04/2023 Closing Date: Open Until Filled Yes Best Consideration
Date 02/01/2023 Diversity Statement: The University of Maryland,
College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer,
complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations
regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified
applicants will receive consideration for employment. The
University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all
persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color,
religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability,
protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression,
sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation,
personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First
Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and
activities, and admissions. Required Documents
- Cover Letter
- List of References (no emails sent from system) Optional
- Curriculum Vitae Posting Specific Questions Required fields are
indicated with an asterisk (*).
- * Do you have active and ongoing eligibility to work in the
United States and for the University of Maryland, College Park?
Please note that visa sponsorship is not offered for this position.
- * How did you hear about this position?
- UMD Job Site
- Personal Referral
- Washington Post
- Baltimore Sun
- Local Publication
- Chronicle of Higher Education
- Inside Higher Education
- Hispanic Outlook
- Diverse Jobs
- Professional Journal
- Job Fairs
- Craigs List
- UMD Job Fair 1100 Chesapeake Bldg
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742
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