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Assistant Dean for Diversity and Inclusion

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Purdue University Northwest

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Assistant Dean for Diversity and InclusionThe assistant dean for diversity and inclusion is responsiblefor leading efforts to define, assess, and cultivate diversity
within all aspects of the college.The assistant dean informs
senior leadership and others on issues that accomplish the
college's strategic priorities and ameliorates issues that may
challenge creating an inclusive culture.The desired culture
supports a multicultural community to reach their full potential,
so it contributes to creating a profession that solves global
societal issues and serves the needs of a diverse population.
\u00a0As the Chief Diversity Officer for the College, s\/he
provides leadership related to diversity issues, and works to
infuse an understanding of these issues throughout the
organization.The successful candidate is expected to plan,
develop, and implement college-wide diversity intercultural
competency learning programs, events, and activities such as social
justice education training and intercultural sensitivity training.
The successful candidate also will provide consultation and
resource support for diversity, equity, and inclusion for
individuals and groups within the college community and will plan
and manage budgets for diversity initiatives.The successful
candidate will ensure that the organization complies with all
university policies related to equity and inclusion and those
activities are consistent with the college's strategic imperatives.
The successful candidate will seek to enhance diversity across the
college and must be able to form consultative and productive
relationships.This individual should also be innovative, and
committed to adding value to the organization and the communities
it serves.
\u00a0The assistant dean must possess the ability to interact
positively with a diverse population.They must have a demonstrated
ability to develop and enthusiastically implement efforts to foster
diversity and inclusivity, to work independently and think
creatively, as well as to develop and meet performance measures for
projects.The successful candidate must have the ability to: work
with a wide set of constituents, including faculty, staff, alumni,
students and the families of potential student candidates; have
excellent oral and written communication skills; be able to
effectively engage small groups and large audiences; and be skilled
in teamwork development and group facilitation.
\u00a0Specifically the scope of work includes:
\u00a0Recruit and retain a diverse undergraduate, graduate
and profession student population
\u00a0Develop strategic initiatives and goals to enhance student
diversity in the College of Veterinary Medicine with support and
cooperation from academic leadership of the college, the Office of
Student Service, Office of Engagement and others in the college.
Collaborate with recruitment personnel to coordinate recruitment
and outreach initiatives that will focus on multicultural students
that includes outreach experiences at regional campuses and
colleges\/universities with significant populations of multicultural
students.Identify and visit target schools (grade, junior and
senior high school) that will help to promote future diversity in
student applicant pool.
\u00a0In cooperative with the Office of the Dean and the Office
of Student Services, participate in the holistic admissions process
and the holistic scholarship process.\u00a0
Plan, develop and implement activities that expand the
multicultural experiences, development and success of all students
in the college.
\u00a0Serve as a resource, mentor and advisor to students of the
college; act on behalf of students and in concert with students to
build cohesive academic and professional experiences that embrace
the varieties of student, faculty and staff experiences and
\u00a0Promote diversity in the College faculty and
\u00a0Provide leadership in organizing and delivering diversity
initiatives and implementing inclusion strategies within the
college.Work with faculty and staff to foster an inclusive climate
for diversity in the college.Serve as a resource for faculty and
staff seeking to incorporate diversity into their courses.
\u00a0Facilitate recruiting efforts to help ensure a diverse
applicant pool for faculty and staff positions.Diversity
Serve as the college liaison for campus diversity initiatives.
Build strong connections with related campus representatives and
Offices.Engage in cooperative efforts with other university
faculty, staff, and units to enhance diversity efforts at the
\u00a0Engage with alumni and friends of the College of
Veterinary Medicine in cooperation with the Office of Alumni and
External Relations and others to foster college and industry
environment that supports diversity.
\u00a0Prepare proposals and other requests for financial support
to federal, private and corporate entities in order to secure
funding for multicultural program needs and diversity initiatives
within the college.
Cooperate with the Director of Development and the Director of
Alumni Relations as appropriate.Prepare and monitor the program
budget for multicultural programs in cooperation with the business
Provide administrative and supervision of diversity office
support staff.
\u00a0The College of Veterinary Medicine at Purdue University
values, nurtures, and respects all members of its community and
strives to ensure an environment of inclusive excellence where all
students, faculty, and staff are inspired and empowered to achieve
their full potential.
\u00a0Purdue University's College of Veterinary Medicine is
committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort,
including scholarship, instruction, and engagement.Candidates
should address at least one of these areas in their cover letter,
indicating their past experiences, current interests or activities,
and\/or future goals to promote a climate that values diversity and
\u00a0Purdue University is an equal opportunity, equal access,
affirmative action employer and fully committed to a diverse
\u00a0*All applicants must apply via Purdue's online recruitment
system, http:\/\/\/2BFQ6ye
No other applications will be considered.
Purdue University is an EOE\/AA employer.All
individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with
disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to applyThe Chronicle of Higher Education.Category: , Keywords: Chief Diversity Officer

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We are Purdue University Northwest, part of the internationally-respected Purdue University system and the fifth-largest public university in the state of Indiana On February 26, 2014, Purdue University announced a plan to unify the administration of the university’s two northwest Indiana campuses, Purdue Calumet and Purdue North Central. On July 18, 2014, the Purdue Board of Trustees approved Purdue University Northwest as the name of the unified Calumet and North Central campuses. Dr. Thomas Keon, Chancellor of Purdue Calumet, was appointed Chancellor-Designate of Purdue Northwest on November 20, 2015. Once unification is complete, Purdue Northwest will be a comprehensive university enrolling more than 15,000 students, employing more than 1,500 faculty and staff, and offering more than 70 graduate and undergraduate programs of study on two campuses. The current target date for completion of unification is July 1, 2016.Purdue University Northwest, in the land grant tradition of learning, discovery and engagement, provides high quality, affordable undergraduate and graduate education to students of Northwest Indiana and beyond. We create a welcoming environment that promotes critical inquiry through experiential learning, faculty scholarship, civic engagement and community partnerships.Purdue University Northwest will be the institution of choice in Northwest Indiana and beyond as the center for education, innovation, economic development and culture.

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