University of Missouri — Assistant Vice Chancellor for Inclusive Excellence and Strategic Initiatives

Job ID 42047

Reporting directly to the Vice Chancellor of Inclusion, Diversity and Equity, the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Inclusive Excellence and Strategic Initiatives (AVC-IESI) serves as a strategic leader for inclusive excellence planning and as chief operating officer for the Division of Inclusion, Diversity and Equity. The incumbent AVC-IESI must be ready to lead organizational change efforts in Inclusion, Diversity and Equity while maintaining close relationships with numerous stakeholders. The incumbent must be adept and savvy to solve complex problems within a higher education setting. Additionally, the AVC-IESI must have exceptional interpersonal and written communication skills with the ability to motivate and inspire others.

The next AVC-IESI will be expected to do the following:

  • Assist in managing the day-to-day functions of the division such as HR/Finance matters and Division requests.
  • Serve as a meeting designee on behalf of the Vice Chancellor as needed.
  • Manage the Inclusive Excellence Framework to reaffirm the University’s commitment to growing and sustaining a diverse and inclusive learning, living and working environment.   
  • Assist in the development of strategic initiatives for colleges and schools to assist with meeting diversity-related goals.
  • Assist colleges and schools with the alignment of IDE principles and concepts
  • Serve as a representative of the Vice Chancellor to respond to requests for IDE support on projects and initiatives. 
  • Lead the development of a university-wide training program that provides diversity education and professional development opportunities for campus and community stakeholders.
  • Work with deans, department chairs and hiring managers on diversity-related initiatives such as faculty recruitment, faculty hiring, curriculum development and training.
  • Lead the annual assessment of the campus climate and the development of a periodic campus climate survey.
  • Provide campus leaders with semester reports on IDE progress within colleges, schools and units.
  • Partner with key senior leaders and key stakeholders to develop long-term goals and short-term objectives related to inclusive excellence.
  • Assess the impact of the various training programs throughout the campus.
  • Work closely with the Provost’s office to develop and maintain faculty support initiatives such as FIEF, NCFDD, iChange, Aspire and others.
  • Work with the office of human resources to develop additional leadership programming for campus staff.
  • Work with office of institutional research on the creation of a diversity dashboard to accurately report various diversity data.
  • Additional leadership duties and strategic priorities as assigned.

The AVC-IESI will support the strategic direction and vision of the Vice Chancellor of IDE.  This position will supervise the diversity recruitment specialist, the Associate Director of Education, Training and Professional Development, diversity training coordinator, the assessment coordinator, a data analyst, the faculty fellow and numerous part-time staff.

A possible faculty appointment (non-tenure or tenure track) may be available depending on qualifications. This decision is solely within the discretion of the academic unit.

Preferred Experience:
A terminal degree (Ed.D or PhD.) and experience managing multiple projects/initiatives simultaneously.  5 -7 years of teaching and/or faculty experience. Familiarity with program assessment and data analysis. 

Application Materials: Resume, Cover Letter

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Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy shall not be interpreted in such a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or the recruiting rights of military organizations associated with the Armed Forces or the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America. For more information, call the Vice Chancellor of Human Resource Services/Affirmative Action officer at 573-882-4256.