The inaugural vice president for diversity, equity, and inclusion (vice president) will join Wentworth at a time of significant positive momentum as the university, inspired by the dynamic vision of its new president and evolving leadership team, has placed the achievement of inclusive excellence as its top strategic priority. Reporting to President Mark Thompson, the vice president will establish a new Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, providing strategic leadership in the development of a comprehensive and integrated framework for diversity, equity and inclusion, synchronizing and leveraging current efforts and initiatives, and introducing emerging practices to move the university forward in creating a welcoming and inclusive learning and working environment. The vice president will conduct a university-wide audit of policies, practices, and procedures as they relate to inclusive excellence and develop a plan to address issues and/or gaps. Following an initial assessment, the vice president will implement support services specifically designed to serve the needs of underrepresented and/or marginalized populations.
An advanced degree (master’s or higher) with a progressive record of experience advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in a higher education setting, or equivalent combination of academic preparation and proven leadership experience, are required. The ideal candidate will be a visionary leader, strategist, and tactician who is equipped to accomplish goals through a collaborative, community- and coalition-building process. Additional competencies and experience that will be important in the selection of the inaugural vice president for diversity, equity, and inclusion include: a deep understanding of and expertise in the issues of race, sexuality, gender, disability, indigeneity, class, and the dynamics of difference, privilege, and power; demonstrated ability to foster dialogue, grow support for new inclusive initiatives, and to facilitate change; understanding of best practices with regards to strengthening cultural competency across multiple constituencies—students, faculty, and staff; excellent communication, interpersonal, advocacy, and public relations skills; familiarity with student services, pipeline initiatives, and enrollment management practices designed to support the recruitment, retention, and graduation of students of diverse backgrounds; understanding of evolving issues and demographic trends impacting higher education institutions; high degree of personal energy and fortitude needed to effect substantial and sustainable change; and an unwavering commitment to inclusive excellence, coupled with an ability to inspire and influence others to achieve their full potential.
Wentworth is an AA/EEO employer. Women and underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.
About Wentworth Institute of Technology
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