Regis University — Vice Provost for Diversity and Inclusion

Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusive Excellence (DIVE)

Position Category


Monday – Friday
8:30am – 5:00pm

Will driving be required?

Requested start date for this position

Pay Rate
Salary commensurate with education and experience

Benefits Eligible

Campus Location
Northwest Denver

Full-time or Part-time

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Position Summary Information

Job Summary
Reflecting an understanding of diversity as an institutional resource fundamental to the educational mission of the university, the vice provost for diversity and inclusion serves as the senior official responsible for leading and coordinating the university’s efforts to create a diverse, inclusive and welcoming environment for all students, staff, faculty, alumni and community partners. This person provides visionary and collaborative institutional leadership, working with the President, Provost, academic deans, and other campus leadership to facilitate an integrated vision and shared responsibility for advancing institutional goals and for fostering and affirming a campus culture based on our Jesuit values.

Through key collaborative partnerships, the vice provost’s broad area of focus include high level coordination of campus wide diversity initiatives: strategic planning; training, education and research; community relations; policy development; compliance; campus climate issues; and communications.

The Vice Provost must demonstrate sensitivity to a diverse population, interests and constituencies represented at Regis and a deep commitment to and collaborative acumen to command the respect and involvement of colleagues and community members to improve climate and outcomes.

Major Duties and Responsibilities
Strategic Leadership & Relationships (45%)

  • Lead the successful creation and implementation of a diversity and inclusion plan by collaborating across University divisions and with a wide range of stakeholders.
  • Act as a catalyst in mobilizing leaders within the Regis University community around diversity and inclusion goals.
  • Fosters the implementation of diversity and inclusion by curriculum through academic leaders and faculty. Works with academic leaders and faculty to implement diversity and inclusion into curriculum.
  • Spearhead institutional transformation and implementation of diversity and inclusion into the curriculum.
  • Provides outreach, advice, training, and resources to campus leaders on diversity and inclusion practices to assist faculty, staff and students in creating an inclusive campus community.
  • Collaborates with leaders across multiple departments and units to increase scholarship in the area of diversity and inclusion.
  • Design and implement strategies to help campus units recruit, support, and retain diverse students, faculty and staff.
  • Align and integrate diversity, equity and inclusion efforts taking place across campus.
  • Advise the Provost, President and other campus leaders on institutional equity and compositional diversity strategies.
  • Serves on various committees, councils and task forces as assigned.

Management and Supervision (30%)

  • Supervises full-time leaders in the Office of Diversity Equity and Inclusive Excellence.
  • Responsible for advocating and advancing office initiatives, as well as the growth and development of ODEIE.
  • Engages in collaborative leadership with the Provost’s Executive Council and other key stakeholders as required.
  • Provide timely, forward thinking financial and management advice as it relates to budget development and identifying sources of funding for diversity and inclusion strategy.
  • Take a leadership role in developing the financial strategy to support the growth of the office.
  • Demonstrated commitment and successful track record on diversity and inclusivity with a broad knowledge of equity-related topics (ie. Affirmative Action, Title IX, the American with Disabilities Act, etc.)

Institutional Analytics (25%)

  • Directs inferential analyses and interprets metrics in program and project evaluation related to institutional effectiveness as requested by the Provost and/or President.
  • Collect, track, analyze, and present data related to diversity initiatives and climate. Provide regular feedback to faculty, staff, and students on the effectiveness of the University’s efforts.
  • Monitor and track national trends including climate studies, demographic data, policy analyses, and seek benchmarks for success to support and assess diversity and inclusion efforts.
  • Must possess strong quantitative and qualitative analytical skills for effectively analyzing, evaluating, interpreting statistical data.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Earned doctorate from a regionally accredited institution of higher education at the rank of associate professor or professor.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience as an organizational leader guiding and facilitating large scale diversity, equity, access, and inclusion efforts at an institution of higher education.
  • Possess experience working directly with various student populations.
  • A demonstrated record of commitment to promoting diversity and cultural competence.
  • A distinguished record of scholarly achievement in areas of diversity (social justice, gender identity, critical race theory, etc.).
  • Knowledge of concepts, theory, and scholarship on race, class, gender, sexuality, and privilege.
  • A distinguished record of achievement teaching in areas of diversity (social justice, gender identity, critical race theory, etc.).
  • Knowledge of concepts, theory, and scholarship on race, class, gender, sexuality, and privilege.
  • A record of success in leading large-scale change projects, strategic planning, and facilitating effective partnerships with and between campus and community constituencies.
  • Must demonstrate success in developing, implementing, championing and meeting equity, diversity and inclusion goals in an organizational setting.
  • Demonstrated success in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with both internal and external constituents.
  • Substantial relevant experience and knowledge working with all aspects of budget management and planning.
  • Must possess strong presentation skills, excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Experience working with diverse populations.
  • Ability to work in a shared governance environment.
  • A collaborative, inclusive, and transparent management style.
  • A commitment to being highly visible on campus, coupled with strong interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrable evidence of innovative and progressive thinking, which has effected positive change.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Higher education leadership experience as a professor, dean, or assistant dean or associate dean.
  • Experience with instructional technology in a teaching or design capacity.

About Regis
Regis University, inspired by its Jesuit Catholic heritage, has been committed to academic excellence, personal development and community engagement since its founding in 1877. Regis provides values-based education at the undergraduate, graduate and doctoral levels and is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission: A Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Its motto, “Men and Women in Service of Others,” describes the purpose of Jesuit education: to form men and women who use their knowledge in the unselfish service of others. Regis is composed of five colleges: the College of Contemporary Liberal Studies, Regis College, College of Computer & Information Sciences, College of Business & Economics, and Rueckert-Hartman College for Health Professions, which includes the schools of pharmacy, physical therapy and nursing.

Beyond its historic campus in Northwest Denver, there are Regis campuses in Thornton, the Denver Tech Center and in Colorado Springs. Regis currently serves about 10,000 students in online and campus environments and has been ranked as a top school in the Western Region for 20 consecutive years by U.S. News & World Report.

Posting Detail Information

UA EEO Statement
This statement is intended to indicate clearly that the University is morally committed to the principles of nondiscrimination – that we want to do this rather than just have to by law.

“In accordance with its Jesuit Catholic mission, Regis University is committed to maintaining a humane atmosphere in which the civil rights of every individual are recognized and respected. Regis University does not unlawfully discriminate in either the provision of educational services or in employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, creed, ancestry, gender, age, marital status, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, physical or mental disability, or any other characteristic protected by local, state, or federal law. Within this context, Regis University does reserve the right to give employment preference to persons who demonstrate by word and practice a commitment to the University’s mission and educational goals.”

Non-discrimination Notice
Regis University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, religion, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, parental status, gender identity, sexual orientation, genetic information or any other legally protected status in any of its policies, programs or activities and provides equal access to education.

Review the complete Regis University Nondiscrimination Notice at: Non-discrimination Notice

Open Until Filled (Positions may remain open until we have an adequate applicant pool or the close date listed, whichever occurs first. Please consider applying for positions as soon as possible)

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Candidates seeking full consideration should submit their application no later than June 23rd. Start date is negotiable.