Now Hiring: Assistant Vice Chancellor, Academy for Diversity & Inclusion

Assistant Vice Chancellor, Academy for Diversity & Inclusion

Washington University in St. Louis

Washington University in St. Louis, a leading independent university with world-class academic, research, and clinical programs, invites applications and nominations for the position of Assistant Vice Chancellor, Academy for Diversity & Inclusion.

Recognizing that diversity strengthens our sense of community and is vital to our knowledge creation, problem-solving, and productivity in our mission of teaching, research, and patient care, Washington University in St. Louis is intensely focused on ensuring that all students, faculty, and staff are valued and respected.  We have made considerable strides in diversifying our faculty and our student populations, and Forbes Magazine recently ranked us among America’s 100 best employers for diversity (#65).  As part of our continued efforts in this area, we are establishing the Academy for Diversity & Inclusion to foster a culture and climate of diversity and inclusion among staff and faculty by serving as a strategic partner and providing training, programming, and other resources.

Reporting to the university’s Executive Vice Chancellor for Administration, the Assistant Vice Chancellor (AVC), Academy for Diversity & Inclusion will set and implement the Academy’s strategic vision.  Functioning as the university’s chief diversity officer for staff, the AVC will work closely with the university’s senior leaders focused on diversity and inclusion, including the Vice Provost for Faculty Advancement and Institutional Diversity, the Dean of the Center for Diversity and Inclusion, and key offices in the School of Medicine. The AVC will also work closely with the university’s seven schools and academic and non-academic units to support localized diversity and inclusion efforts. The AVC will collaborate with key university stakeholders (e.g., Office of the Provost, Deans, Human Resources) to ensure that the Academy’s offerings meet the needs of and are utilized across the university.

The Assistant Vice Chancellor, Academy for Diversity & Inclusion will be an experienced professional with a finely honed set of skills who demonstrates integrity and engenders trust with multiple constituencies. Being able to influence change in a collaborative but decentralized environment is critical. We seek applicants who are proactive, visionary advocates, and who have a track record of moving the needle on diversity and inclusion. We will consider candidates with professional experience outside of higher education, particularly at an institution or organization of similar size and complexity.

Specific requirements include a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field, 5+ years of experience designing and implementing diversity and inclusion initiatives at an institution or organization of similar size and complexity, and being particularly adept at collaborating with others who have varying perceptions of diversity and inclusion with sensitivity to multicultural variances within one organization.

To apply, please submit a statement of interest and a resume/CV to Mark Prosperi, Executive Director of Talent Management (prosperim@wustl.edu).  Applicants are encouraged to apply by Friday, March 30.

Questions about the position should be directed to:

Adrienne Davis, J.D.
Vice Provost for Faculty Advancement
and Institutional Diversity
William M. Van Cleve Professor of Law
Washington University in St. Louis
Email: adriennedavis@wustl.edu

Mark Prosperi, MHA
Executive Director
Talent Management
Washington University in St. Louis
Email: prosperim@wustl.edu

Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.

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