Edgewood College — Vice President for Mission, Values and Inclusion

Edgewood College is seeking an inaugural Vice President for Mission, Values and Inclusion (VPMVI) to align and extend the College’s Dominican mission with its diversity, equity, inclusion and antiracism efforts. The VPMVI will be a forward-looking and inclusive leader who possesses a deep commitment to Edgewood College’s Catholic and Dominican mission and its community of learners who seek a world of justice and compassion. As a Catholic institution of higher education, Edgewood College aspires to be both pluralistic and inclusive.

Sponsored by the Dominican Sisters of Sinsinawa, Wisconsin, Edgewood College is committed to the values of truth, justice, compassion, partnership, and community. Edgewood College is a progressive institution with 2,000 students committed to a personalized education in Madison, Wisconsin, one of the nation’s best college towns. Madison, a vibrant and progressive city with over 250,000 residents and the capital of Wisconsin, is consistently ranked as one of the best places to live in the country. Edgewood College’s beautiful campus, encompassing over 55 acres on the shore of Lake Wingra, offers countless academic, cultural, and recreational opportunities. In 2021, Edgewood College employs 104 full-time faculty and 111 part-time faculty.  Fifty-nine percent of Edgewood College’s full-time faculty are in tenure-stream positions.

The commitment to diversity and inclusion is evident at Edgewood College where one of the central tenets is to build an inclusive College where individuals across the rich spectrum of diversity succeed and belong. Edgewood College’s core value of justice recognizes an education for all is a foundation for living a full human life. Thus, the College advances this priority through deliberate recruitment and retention processes as well as educational experiences to develop knowledge, skills and awareness in students from privileged dimensions of diversity. In addition, Edgewood College is steadfast in its determination to ensure an environment where people are accountable for working effectively across multiple forms of diversity in pursuit of equitable outcomes for students, faculty, and staff of all backgrounds. 

Reporting directly to the President, the Vice President for Mission, Values and Inclusion will work closely with students, faculty, staff, and other institutional leaders to strategically advance diversity and inclusion efforts across the College as essential to its part of its Dominican Catholic mission and vision. In addition to providing engaged and creative academic and administrative leadership, the Vice President for Mission, Values and Inclusion, whose responsibilities are a melding of the longstanding Vice President for Dominican Mission role with a renewed focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion work, will have the experience and spirit to promote and integrate the Catholic and Dominican mission across the entire spectrum of the College, with students, faculty, staff, and the Board of Trustees. The new VPMVI will uphold and strengthen a campus community that welcomes, promotes, and celebrates diversity and inclusion. The new VPMVI will strategically influence and collaborate with the President’s Cabinet to ensure the College is functioning in a manner consistent with its mission, heritage, and values. In addition, the new VPVMI will create, foster, and leverage connections on and off campus, including in the Madison area, to help Edgewood College be influential, valued, respected. 

For best consideration, please send all nominations and applications to:

Jim Sirianni, Partner
Mark Halligan, Senior Associate
Storbeck Search
edgewoodcollegevp-mvi@storbecksearch.com

For more information about Edgewood College, please visit www.edgewood.edu. For more information about the position, please click here.

Edgewood College, an Equal Opportunity Employer, is committed to academic excellence through diversity in its faculty, staff, and students. Candidates must demonstrate multicultural competence — the awareness, knowledge, and skills needed to work with others who are culturally different from self in meaningful, relevant, and productive ways. Applicants from traditionally underrepresented populations including women and racial and ethnic minorities are especially encouraged to apply. The selected candidate must actively support the mission of the College by working with faculty, staff and students to share in our core values — truth, compassion, justice, partnership, and community.

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