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Director of Diversity and Inclusion

Blacksburg, VA

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About Virginia Tech:
Virginia Tech is a public land-grant university, committed to teaching and learning, research, and outreach to the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world. Building on its motto of Ut Prosim (that I may serve), Virginia Tech is dedicated to InclusiveVT—serving in the spirit of community, diversity, and excellence. We seek candidates who adopt and practice the Principles of Community, which are fundamental to our on-going efforts to increase access and inclusion, and to create a community that nurtures learning and growth for all of its members. Virginia Tech actively seeks a broad spectrum of candidates to join our community in preparing leaders for the world.
Position Summary:
The Pamplin College of Business cultivates an appreciation of inclusion and diversity among faculty, students, and staff and is intentional in the recruitment, engagement, education, and retention of underrepresented populations within the college. The Director of Diversity and Inclusion will coordinate with others in the college to support current and new inclusion initiatives. He/she will be responsible for planning, coordinating, and assessing the advancement of diversity and inclusion of all stakeholders of the College: alumni boards, graduate students, faculty, and staff. The Director will serve as a liaison between the University Office of Inclusion and Diversity and the College and will be responsible for coordination across the various constituencies within the College.
A core component of this work will include partnering with department heads to advance faculty diversity, including recruitment and retention and to interact with them on decisions related to personnel situations and academic programs. There is an expectation that data will be used to inform decision making. The position will establish and maintain networks of university partners. He or she will identify opportunities for outreach to national organizations and disciplinary associations as part of a proactive approach to identifying prospective applicants that promote a diverse faculty.
Required Qualifications:
Master’s degree or a Bachelor’s degree and training and work experience at a level that equates to an advanced degree; experience identifying and/or recruiting underrepresented populations; leadership and development experience with inclusion and diversity issues and programs; demonstrated commitment to inclusion; experience working with diverse communities; candidate must possess strong communication, administrative, interpersonal, and problem-solving skills; ability to work in a diverse and dynamic environment; experience working with senior management and/or faculty on issues of strategic importance.
Preferred Qualifications:
Undergraduate or graduate degree in a business-related field; ability to interact effectively with administrative, faculty, staff and student constituencies at all levels; experience working in a higher education environment or an agency that partners with higher education institutions; experience in recruiting diverse instructional faculty and in developing programs for their promotion and retention.
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How to Apply for this Job:
To evaluate the requirements and apply, candidates may review posting AP0180231 in its entirety at **** Review of applications will begin August 3, 2018 and continue until the position is filled. Applicants
apply on-line to be considered. If you have any questions please **** or email ****.
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Administrative and Professional Faculty
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Exempt: Not eligible for overtime
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Non-Tenure Track
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Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Statement:
Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law.
Reasonable Accommodation Statement:
If you are an individual with a disability and desire accommodation please contact the hiring department.

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