Valencia College — Vice President of Equity, Strategy and Partnerships

Valencia College Vice President of Equity Strategy and Partnerships Search
Help us meet our ambitious goals!

Valencia College is a place where opportunity extends to all. We are uniquely positioned to offer a quality education to everyone in our community, and we don’t take our responsibility lightly.

Our goals are ambitious. That is why we are seeking an experienced, dedicated, driven leader like you to join us as the Vice President of Equity Strategy and Partnerships, and help us lead the way.

The Vice President of Equity Strategy and Partnerships serves as an integral member of the executive leadership team and reports directly to the College President. The vice president will serve as a thought leader, a trusted partner, and an advisor to leaders across the College to advance equity through policies, administrative and instructional practices, communications, community engagement, and culture. The vice president will connect with others in a highly accessible way to understand college culture and our students’ and employees’ experiences. 

Valencia College is a large, diverse, multi-campus community college serving Orange and Osceola counties in Central Florida.   As the second largest state college in Florida, Valencia College serves over 75,000 students per year. Our student population reflects the diverse communities we serve, with 41% Hispanic, 27% Caucasian, 17% African American and 5% Asian students served in 2020-2021. About half of our students are the first generation in their families to attend college. 

The College offers more than 120 programs, including two- and four-year degrees, accelerated training and continuing education. This is a place that understands the importance of cultivating an environment that fosters collaboration, creativity, and a true work/life balance. Valencia College is the inaugural winner of the Aspen Prize for Community Colleges and was recognized as one of “The Great Colleges to Work For” by the Chronicle of Higher Education.

Qualifications and Characteristics
The Vice President of Equity Strategy and Partnership at Valencia College will bring many of the following qualifications and characteristics: 

  • An earned Master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution [required].
  • Experience in implementing and evaluating equity and inclusion initiatives and programs [required].
  • Experience creating data informed models to develop, communicate, monitor, and assess strategic priorities and actions related to equity and inclusion [required].
  • Experience collaborating with leaders to develop equity-minded competencies, practices, and culture [required].
  • Experience creating and facilitating training in areas of equity and inclusion in a higher education setting [preferred].
  • Success with cultivating partnerships at all leadership levels to collaboratively create comprehensive equity programs, including curriculum development, organizational development, and institutional change [preferred].
  • Relevant and progressive experience in organizational leadership positions [preferred].

Application Process
The Presidential Search Committee will begin a review of applications in February 2022 and will continue working until a selection is made. To be considered for the position, applications must be received no later than Tuesday, March 15, 2022 at 11:59 PM Eastern Daylight Time.

Candidates are asked to provide a letter of interest resume/curriculum vitae and the names of five professional references with email addresses and telephone numbers. Professional references will only be contacted for final candidates.

Apply Now: https://valenciacollege.peopleadmin.com/postings/16500

Valencia College is an equal opportunity institution. 

We provide equal opportunity for employment and educational services to all individuals as it relates to admission to the College or to programs, any aid, benefit, or service to Students or wages and other terms, conditions or privileges of employment, without regard to race, ethnicity, color, national origin, age, religion, disability, marital status, sex/gender, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, pregnancy, and any other factor prohibited under applicable federal, state, and local civil rights laws, rules and regulations. 

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