The Office of Institutional Equity, Effectiveness, and Success (IES) invites applications for Associate Vice President of Education and Health Equity and Executive Associate Director of the Institute for Inclusion, Inquiry, and Innovation (iCubed) (AVP IES). Regarded as a vibrant place to work, where discovery and creativity goes hand in hand, and differences are celebrated and embraced, the university and IES play an integral role in the vitality of its home city of Richmond, Virginia. VCU and IES are fully focused on equality and believe deeply in diversity of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, national origin and all the other characteristics that make us different.
Reporting to the Vice President of Institutional Equity, Effectiveness & Success, the AVP will oversee transformational culture and climate initiatives, as well as special interest institutes and enters. The leader will provide inspiring supervision for and broad oversight of iExcel and El Centro Latinx/Chicanx. They will assist the iCubed Director in providing central administration for iCubed’s nearly 100 members. The AVP will advance VCU’s commitment to health equity, by forging relationships and by aligning IES initiatives and programmatic offerings to health-related goals.
The chief purpose of the AVP IES position is to support the Vice President of IES in realizing transformational initiatives related to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and to serve as a senior administrator for the Institute for Inclusion, Inquiry, and Innovation.
Other duties and responsibilities include:
Support the Vice President in providing broad leadership in the development, implementation, and assessment of initiatives intended to cultivate a diverse and inclusive environment for employees and students
In partnership with the Vice President and Director, provide inspirational leadership for the Institute for Inclusion, Inquiry and Innovation; responsibilities may include promoting high-quality and transformative community engaged research, supporting members through periodic professional development, supporting core leaders and members, liaising with partnering colleges, schools, and community partners, addressing personnel needs, securing funding, budgeting, public speaking, and suggesting policy and process reforms
Provide supportive oversight for iExcel Education and serve as supervisor of the Executive Director of iExcel Education. Champion iExcel’s offerings, which presently include innovative educational programs related to emergent trends in diversity and inclusion, the Rammalogues dialogue program, and the iExcel mentoring program
Minimum Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities include:
Experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment and a commitment to doing so at VCU
The ability to shepherd change within and beyond a large bureaucracy and to engage diverse groups of stakeholders
Familiarity with research that is consistent with an R-1 institution
Demonstrated experience with cross-culturally responsive communications and interventions
Significant program administration experience
Three or more years’ experience as an effective supervisor
A terminal degree
Demonstrated experience fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in an academic setting
Preferred Hiring Standards
Research leadership experience
Experience working in a public institution
Successful grant experience
How to Apply
Application materials should be submitted to the VCU eJobs portal located at the link below:
Candidates should provide a resume, cover letter and a diversity statement*. All nominations and applications shall be confidential until finalists are named.
*Virginia Commonwealth University is committed to organizational diversity, equity and inclusion – an environment where all can thrive in their pursuit of excellence. Applicants are requested to submit a Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion providing your career aspirations and contributions toward promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion. Please find more information on writing the statement here.
Virginia Commonwealth University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action university providing access to education and employment without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, sex (including pregnancy), political affiliation, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression or disability. Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
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