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Assistant Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion

Company: University Of Maryland - Baltimore County
Location: College Park
Posted on: January 28, 2023

Job Description:

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of vaccination or to obtain approval for a medical or religious exemption will result in the offer of employment being rescinded.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 practices.
  • Knowledge of budget and fiscal management.
  • Knowledge of relevant research and assessment standards in higher education.
  • Demonstrated expertise in working collaboratively with diverse stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated problem solving, critical analysis, initiative, judgment and decision-making skills.
  • Excellent communication skills including writing, editing, and speaking/facilitating.
  • 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 legislation.
  • 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. Preferences: Preferences:
    • Ph.D. or advanced terminal degree preferred, but not required.
    • Higher Education experience preferred.
    • Experience working with collective bargaining units.
    • Demonstrated commitment to intersectional diversity, equity and inclusion.
    • 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 vlewis1@umd.edu 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
      • Resume
      • List of References (no emails sent from system) Optional Documents
      • 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.
          • Yes
          • No
          • * 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
            • INDEED
            • HERC
            • Hispanic Outlook
            • Diverse Jobs
            • HigherEdJobs
            • Professional Journal
            • Listserv
            • Other
            • SimplyHired
            • CareerBliss
            • Job Fairs
            • Monster.Com
            • Craigs List
            • UMD Job Fair 1100 Chesapeake Bldg
              University of Maryland
              College Park, MD 20742

Keywords: University Of Maryland - Baltimore County, Washington DC , Assistant Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion, Executive , College Park, DC

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