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Vice President Diversity u0026 Inclusion

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u003cp style=u0022text-align: justify;u0022u003eThe Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion (VPDI) will serve as the Universityu0026rsquo;s Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer and will be responsible for providing vision and leadership to the diversity, inclusion, and equity efforts of the University. The position will report to the President, serve on the Presidentu0026rsquo;s Cabinet, and hold a faculty appointment. The VPDI will build, in partnership with University leadership, a clear vision, strategy, and structure for diversity and inclusion initiatives and will serve as the champion and advocate to ensure initiatives come to fruition.u003c/pu003enu003cp style=u0022text-align: justify;u0022u003eWith Chicago, Vancouver, and online campuses, the VPDI will have a unique opportunity to collaborate across three campuses to move diversity and inclusion initiatives from aspiration to programs grounded in excellence. As each campus has its own identity and culture, the VPDI will be tasked with building relationships across the three campuses and to serve as a bridge for opportunities common and distinct for each campus.u003c/pu003enu003cp style=u0022text-align: justify;u0022u003eThe VPDI will develop and lead the new Center for Diversity and Inclusion and will be tasked with working closely with senior leadership and other campus constituents to plan, implement, and assess success, excellence, and inclusion for all students and employees. One important outcome of this initiative is to strategically position the University as an international leader in inclusion in postsecondary education. The development and implementation of the new Center will be an exciting opportunity for an experienced innovative leader who has the vision and collaborative skill to achieve institutional excellence in diversity, inclusion, and equity.u003c/pu003enu003cp style=u0022text-align: justify;u0022u003eu003cstrongu003eu003c/strongu003eu003c/pu003enu003cp style=u0022text-align: justify;u0022u003eu003cstrongu003ePRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITIESu003c/strongu003eu003c/pu003enu003cul style=u0022text-align: justify;u0022u003enu003cliu003eProvide vision, intellectual leadership, coordination, and strategic planning for the design and implementation of an institution-wide framework and efforts to ensure diversity, inclusion, equity, and respect for all students, faculty, staff, alumni, partners, and visitors.nu003culu003enu003cliu003eEstablish and lead the Universityu0026rsquo;s new Center for Diversity and Inclusion as a place to consolidate, support, communicate, and guide the Universityu0026rsquo;s framework and efforts for diversity, inclusion, and equity;u003c/liu003enu003cliu003eDevelop and implement a Diversity and Inclusion Plan for the University that aligns diversity and inclusion objectives with the mission and organizational goals of the University; this newly developed plan will inform the creation of policies and procedures that promote equity and inclusion to include:nu003culu003enu003cliu003eCollaboration with Admissions to attract and retain students of diverse backgrounds;u003c/liu003enu003cliu003eCollaboration with faculty to ensure diversity and inclusion are reflected in all aspects of the curriculum--clinical, educational, and research;u003c/liu003enu003cliu003eCollaboration with Human Resources to ensure diversity, inclusion, and equity are addressed at hiring, performance review, promotion, and retention;u003c/liu003enu003cliu003eCollaboration with all departments to identify strategies to address institutional opportunities related to diversity, equity, and inclusion, including areas of best practice for ensuring a diverse workforce, employee promotion opportunities, training, compensation equity, employee/ student attrition/retention, employee morale, and campus climate.u003c/liu003enu003c/ulu003enu003c/liu003enu003cliu003eLead the University Diversity Committee (or successor group[s] or structure to be established by the VPDI) to promote transformation and excellence across the institution; ensure the goals of the Diversity and Inclusion Plan are prioritized, operationalized, and successfully implemented;u003c/liu003enu003cliu003eMaintain and promote best practices, benchmarking, and current trends in diversity and inclusion; ensure that the VPDIu0026rsquo;s expertise and the fieldu0026rsquo;s research is used to inform excellence in program and policy development work.u003c/liu003enu003c/ulu003enu003c/liu003enu003c/ulu003enu003cul style=u0022text-align: justify;u0022u003enu003cliu003eDevelop metrics to inform strategic planning/decision-making and to ensure accountability in tracking and monitoring diversity and inclusion initiatives.nu003culu003enu003cliu003eRecommend annual Excellence Goals and related goals from the Diversity and Inclusion Plan for the University; develop measures to document success; annually assess both qualitatively and quantitatively the success of programs, policies, and services;u003c/liu003enu003cliu003eDevelop and analyze actionable metrics that support monitoring, needs analysis, and strategic insights regarding diversity and inclusion initiatives/trends.u003c/liu003enu003c/ulu003enu003c/liu003enu003c/ulu003enu003cul style=u0022text-align: justify;u0022u003enu003cliu003eDevelop diversity and inclusion programming for faculty, staff, and students.nu003culu003enu003cliu003eFacilitate dialogue about diversity, inclusion, and equity by ensuring formal and informal open lines of communication within the University community;u003c/liu003enu003cliu003ePromote cultural competency and a climate of equity and inclusion. Training initiatives will include programming on all manner of human different and diversity, as well as other topics to increase awareness and support of equity and inclusion;u003c/liu003enu003cliu003eTeach one class per year, across time in all the three campuses of the University, to maintain close ties to the classroom and learning environment.u003c/liu003enu003c/ulu003enu003c/liu003enu003c/ulu003enu003culu003enu003cliu003eServe as the University champion and advocate for diversity and inclusion initiatives.nu003culu003enu003cli style=u0022text-align: justify;u0022u003eEmbrace diversity and inclusion as a University opportunity/strength and make recommendations on how to maximize this institutional strength; respond to identified needs to maintain an intentional and sustained focus on achieving inclusion;u003c/liu003enu003cli style=u0022text-align: justify;u0022u003eServe as an articulate and results-oriented catalyst for change throughout the University by regularly collaborating with faculty, students, and staff;u003c/liu003enu003cli style=u0022text-align: justify;u0022u003eInspire the university community to achieve new levels of expertise and confidence through the usage of diversity and inclusion best practices;u003c/liu003enu003cli style=u0022text-align: justify;u0022u003ePromote appreciation across the University for the different diversity and inclusion needs of constituents in Canada, the United States, and online; ensure the Center for Diversity and Inclusion and its initiatives are relevant for each campus;u003c/liu003enu003cli style=u0022text-align: justify;u0022u003eDevelop relationships with local and national community leaders by representing the University at civic, professional meetings, and conferences as well as facilitating connections for the President and other campus leaders;u003c/liu003enu003cli style=u0022text-align: justify;u0022u003ePromote a positive image and ensure positive external relations by developing partnerships within our civic communities that advance diversity and inclusion efforts that further enhance the mission of the University;u003c/liu003enu003cli style=u0022text-align: justify;u0022u003eWork with the Office of Institutional Advancement to secure external resources (such as sponsorships and grants) to help support diversity and inclusion initiative.u003c/liu003enu003c/ulu003enu003c/liu003enu003c/ulu003enu003cpu003eu003cstrongu003eu003c/strongu003eu003c/pu003enu003cpu003eu003cstrongu003ePROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS/SELECTION CRITERIAu003c/strongu003eu003c/pu003enu003cp style=u0022text-align: justify;u0022u003eThe University is seeking an innovative, passionate, collaborative, and courageous leader who is excited to launch a new center and to build on the Universityu0026rsquo;s successes to create ground-breaking plans and successes.u003c/pu003enu003cp style=u0022text-align: justify;u0022u003eThe successful candidate will have:u003c/pu003enu003culu003enu003cli style=u0022text-align: justify;u0022u003eA doctorate or terminal degree;u003c/liu003enu003cli style=u0022text-align: justify;u0022u003eFive (5) plus years of administrative diversity and inclusion experience and leadership at a college or university;u003c/liu003enu003cli style=u0022text-align: justify;u0022u003eTeaching experience in a postsecondary setting commensurate with appointment as a core faculty member;u003c/liu003enu003cli style=u0022text-align: justify;u0022u003eEvidence of membership and active involvement in organizations related to diversity and inclusion;u003c/liu003enu003cli style=u0022text-align: justify;u0022u003eThe ability to fulfill the National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Educationu0026rsquo;s 12 standards for knowledge and practice;u003c/liu003enu003cli style=u0022text-align: justify;u0022u003eBroad and deep knowledge regarding theory and practice of organizational diversity and inclusion, training, change management, and oppression;u003c/liu003enu003cli style=u0022text-align: justify;u0022u003eUnderstanding of both the United States and Canada context (or a track record that suggests a quick study, if inexperienced in one of the countries);u003c/liu003enu003cli style=u0022text-align: justify;u0022u003eA proven track record of accomplishment in leading institutional initiatives, building programs, promoting diversity, and engaging diverse groups of stakeholders in a complex organizational setting;u003c/liu003enu003cli style=u0022text-align: justify;u0022u003eDemonstrated cross-cultural competencies, including strong emotional intelligence, influencing skills, and the ability to engage and build relationships within the University Community and with underrepresented communities;u003c/liu003enu003cli style=u0022text-align: justify;u0022u003eExcellent communication and conflict resolution skills to resolve problems, build consensus and trust, and reconcile competing interests;u003c/liu003enu003cli style=u0022text-align: justify;u0022u003eExperience in multiple communication modes, including social media, and the ability to develop content and provide direction for the Center for Diversity and Inclusion webpage;u003c/liu003enu003cli style=u0022text-align: justify;u0022u003eAn approach that is positive, optimistic, and strength-based u0026ndash; contributing to a positive work and campus environment.u003c/liu003enu003c/ulu003enu003cpu003eu003cstrongu003eu003c/strongu003eu003c/pu003enu003cpu003eu003cstrongu003eAPPLICATION PROCESSu003c/strongu003eu003c/pu003enu003cp style=u0022text-align: justify;u0022u003eThe position has a start date of Spring 2019. Review of applications will begin on October 22, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. To ensure consideration, applicant materials should be received by October 1, 2018. Candidates are required to submit a curriculum vitae, a letter of application that addresses diversity and inclusion challenges in higher education and the names and contact information of five (5) references to include at least two current/past supervisors, a current/past peer, and a current/past direct report. References will only be contacted with the candidateu0026rsquo;s prior consent. All requested application materials must be submitted to be considered for this position.u003c/pu003enu003cp style=u0022text-align: justify;u0022u003eInquiries and nominations can be directed to Susan Yasecko, Associate Vice President, Human Resources at u003cspanu003eu003ca href=u0022mailto:****u0022 target=u0022_blanku0022 rel=u0022noopener ****u003c/au003eu003c/spanu003e.u003c/pu003enu003cp style=u0022text-align: justify;u0022u003eu003c/pu003enu003cp style=u0022text-align: justify;u0022u003eAdler University offers equal employment opportunities to all persons without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, parental status, housing status, genetic information, arrest record, source of income, or military status, in accordance with applicable federal, provincial, state, and law equal employment opportunity laws.u003c/pu003e

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