University of California, Berkeley — Associate Vice Chancellor, Centers for Educational Justice & Community Engagement, Division of Equity and Inclusion

The University of California, Berkeley seeks a collaborative and solutions-oriented leader to serve as the next Associate Vice Chancellor for the Centers for Educational Justice and Community Engagement in the Division of Equity and Inclusion. 

The Associate Vice Chancellor (AVC) role offers the exciting opportunity to be part of the core leadership team that leads a vibrant division that impacts the lives and experiences of the full Berkeley community – students, faculty, staff, alumni, and the outside world. Berkeley has one of the three largest Equity and Inclusion divisions in the country, whether measured by the number of units, full-time employees, or total budget oversight. The size brings tremendous financial, leadership, and operational complexity and introduces significant opportunities and challenges in line with Berkeley’s mission as one of the leading public institutions in the nation.

The Associate Vice Chancellor for the Centers for Educational Justice & Community Engagement (EJCE) reports to the Vice Chancellor for Equity and Inclusion and provides vision, leadership, and management to the staff in the Centers for Educational Justice & Community Engagement collaborative, which consists of several centers and student development initiatives. The AVC manages a complex cluster comprised of multiple programs with many service components addressing the needs and issues of underserved and historically underrepresented minority students at UC Berkeley. The Associate Vice Chancellor is responsible for the long-term organizational goals and strategic plans of the unit, as well as making strategic and culturally informed recommendations for changes in University policies and practices that increase opportunities, advance social justice, and create equitable experiences for all groups, with a special focus on marginalized, underrepresented, and underserved populations. In collaboration and consultation, the AVC manages the unit’s operating budget, human resources, technology, and space resources, and delegates day-to-day operations to directors. The Associate Vice Chancellor serves as a senior adviser to the Vice Chancellor for Equity and Inclusion and senior leadership on bias in policies, procedures, and legal issues that impact marginalized students, and represents the campus with external groups and organizations including Office of the President, state legislature, and local and national organizations.

The EJCE cluster provides complex and multi-format programs and services to priority student populations to promote the academic success, graduation, and transition to graduate programs and careers; foster a welcoming, respectful, and safe campus climate environment for all students; and promote engagement in multicultural practices that enrich the Berkeley environment. The Associate Vice Chancellor will be responsible for developing and implementing budgets totaling over $4.5M and leading a team of 22 full-time employees and various limited appointment staff and student interns. 

The unit centers Berkeley’s diverse and multicultural student populations, including students who have historically experienced institutional and structural barriers to success due to race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, socio-economic level, and sexual orientation. Specific units or programs include African American Student Development (AASD) and the Fannie Lou Hamer Black Resource Center (FLHBRC), Asian Pacific American Student Development (APASD), which includes the Pacific Islander (PI) Initiative, the South Asian, Southwest Asian, and North African (SSWANA)Initiative, Chicanx Latinx Student Development (CLSD) and the Latinx Student Resource Center (LSRC),  Native American Student Development (NASD) and the Native Community Center (NCC), the Gender Equity Resource Center (Women’s, LGBTQ+, Transgender Resources, Sexual/Relationship and Hate Violence Resources, Men’s Resources), and the Multicultural Community Center (MCC). The number and scope of programs may change over time.

The Associate Vice Chancellor also serves as the team lead and critical thought and strategy partner for campus wide Thriving Initiatives and Pre-Initiatives, including African American Initiative (AAI), Latinx Thriving Initiative (LTI), Native American Initiative (NAI), Asian American & Pacific Islander Pre-Initiative (AAPII), and the Becoming an Anti-racist Campus Steering Committee. 

Services and programs include academic support activities such as orientation and other for-credit courses; leadership development; service learning, engaged scholarship, and undergraduate and graduate research opportunities; collaborations with academic departments; activities designed to foster academic, social, and professional support networks and communities; support and advocacy; cross-cultural or multicultural practices that help create an inclusive environment and minimize inter-group tensions; monitoring and response to bias-related incidents affecting campus climate; and other aspects that may affect student academic success and campus community members’ experiences of Berkeley as a welcoming and safe environment.

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Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. The salary estimate for this position is $180,000-200,000. UC Berkeley offers a generous benefits package.

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

Ruth Shoemaker Wood, Managing Director
Fiona Jaramillo, Senior Associate
Storbeck Search

The University of California, Berkeley, is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.

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