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.
This position is full-time and works approximately 37.5 hours per week.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Office of Executive Vice Chancellor for Administration. This position is for the Danforth Campus.
Reporting to the university’s Executive Vice Chancellor for Administration, the Assistant Vice Chancellor (AVC) for the Academy for Diversity & Inclusion will set and implement the strategic vision for the Academy. 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.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Develop and implement a comprehensive strategic vision for the Academy. Oversee the creation of training, programming, events, and other resources offered by the Academy. Develop the capacity of employee resource groups (“advocacy/affinity groups”) that serve faculty and staff from under-represented backgrounds to ensure that inclusive and diverse perspectives have a voice at the university. Conduct training and contribute at a high level to other programming that the Academy offers.
Foster and facilitate relationships to ensure that the Academy’s work is aligned with university-wide and unit-specific diversity and inclusion efforts. Serve as a strategic consultant to senior administrators and department leaders to support diversity and inclusion efforts in their areas.
Ensure that administrators, faculty, and staff are informed about the Academy’s work, partnering with Human Resources, Public Affairs, and other outlets to inform the broader community. Represent Academy on relevant university committees, projects, task forces, etc.
Develop, implement, and oversee a system of continuous evaluation of the Academy’s work to ensure that it fulfills its mission and meets its intended objectives. Manage the Academy’s budget and lead efforts to secure external funding to support the Academy’s work. Supervise Academy staff.
Serve as the university’s point person on staff diversity and inclusion with external organizations/associations. Monitor similar work done at peer institutions; share findings and adjust Academy offerings as appropriate.
Perform other duties as assigned.
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.
Graduate degree in a relevant field, or substantial relevant experience.
Prior professional experience working on diversity and inclusion in a higher education setting.
Advanced education/training in diversity-related field.
Demonstrated success with infusing diversity and inclusion practices within a professional setting; particularly adept at collaborating with others who have varying perceptions of diversity and inclusion with sensitivity to multicultural variances within one organization.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills, and a demonstrated ability to effectively communicate in a diverse environment
Strong emotional intelligence and interpersonal skills, including the ability to:
Influence all levels of an organization through a consultative methodology;
Work effectively as a leader or member of a team, task force, or committee; and
Manage conflict and build consensus.
Understanding of organizational development and effectiveness methodologies and practical approaches; excellent change management, project management, and process improvement skills.
Must be able to balance strategic thinking with tactical implementation to achieve results, and prioritize/manage multiple initiatives/projects serving various audiences.
Discretion and good judgment to appropriately handle confidential information.
Base pay is commensurate with experience.
-Retirement Savings Plan -22 vacation days -8 Paid Holidays -Sick Time -Tuition benefits for employee, spouse and dependent children -Free Metro Link/ Bus pass -Free Life Insurance -Health, Dental, Vision -Health Savings Accounts (HSA) -Long Term Disability Insurance -Flex Spending Plan -Other Benefits
Human Resources website (hr.wustl.edu)
Internal Applicant Instruction:
Please attach a copy of your most current signed performance evaluation (completed within the last 18 months) to your online account. If you have not received a performance evaluation, you may provide two current signed letters of recommendation (written within the last 18 months), preferably to include one letter from either a current or recent former supervisor. To attach these documents, go to: My Career Tools, Add Attachment, Attachment Type – Performance Reviews or Letters of Recommendation.
Applicant Special Instructions:
The person in this position will meet with university employees on all campuses (Danforth, Medical, North, and West) and interact with off-campus partners and stakeholders.
Applicants are encouraged to apply by Friday, March 23 and should submit a statement of interest and a resume/CV to:
Washington University in St. Louis, a medium-sized, independent university, is dedicated to challenging its faculty and students alike to seek new knowledge and greater understanding of an ever-changing, multicultural world. The University offers more than 90 programs and almost 1,500 courses leading to bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in a broad spectrum of traditional and interdisciplinary fields, with additional opportunities for minor concentrations and individualized programs. The faculty is composed of scholars, scientists, artists and members of the learned professions. They serve society by teaching; by adding to the store of human art, creativity, understanding, and wisdom; and by providing direct services, such as health care.