Associate Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity and Compliance

Boone, North Carolina
Jan 30, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Office of Academic Affairs invites applications and nominations for the position of Associate Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity and Compliance (EDC) with a tentative start date of July 1, 2017.  The Associate Vice Chancellor for EDC is a 12-month administrative position that reports directly to the provost and executive vice chancellor. 

The University seeks a proven leader with exceptional vision, leadership experience and collaboration skills to form and nurture deep and effective relationships with the wide range of constituents on campus, in the community, within the University of North Carolina system and nationally.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Candidates must possess an earned master’s degree or higher
  • Significant experience conducting investigations of unlawful harassment, discrimination, and retaliation
  • Experience overseeing Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity compliance regulations, policies and practices in the public sector
  • Demonstrated knowledge of federal, state and local laws, regulations, and guidelines related to affirmative action and civil rights enforcement
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and experience with Title IX
  • Confirmed record of applying and upholding employment policies and practices
  • Knowledge of major academic and diversity issues with a demonstrated clear understanding of the importance of a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, a collaborative communication style, strong interpersonal skills, and the proven ability to work with sensitive and confidential information
  • An established and verifiable commitment to and record of exemplary personal and professional integrity
  • Strong organizational skills

Preferred Qualifications

  • JD or PhD preferred
  • Well-developed conflict resolution skills
  • A proven record of working collaboratively and effectively with all key constituencies in a higher education setting
  • Substantive experience as Title IX Coordinator, Deputy Title IX Coordinator, Title IX Investigator, or related work experience
  • Experience with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act
  • Demonstrated leadership in successfully developing and implementing diversity and cultural competency training programs in a public, comprehensive university setting

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The Associate Vice Chancellor, in conjunction with the Chief Diversity Officer, will be responsible for advancing an integrated vision and implementation strategies that demonstrate the University’s commitment to a welcoming, inclusive environment for all students, faculty, staff and visitors.  The Associate Vice Chancellor will work collaboratively with the University’s senior administrative leadership team, deans, department chairs, faculty, staff, and student groups as well as the Office of Human Resources, the Office of General Counsel, and the Athletics Department to meet the campus goals of equity, diversity, and compliance. 

The Associate Vice Chancellor will be responsible for the University’s compliance with laws, regulations, and guidelines related to affirmative action, equal opportunity and disability services; draft related University policies; and serve as the University’s contact with external state and federal civil rights agencies including, but not limited to, the NC Office of Administrative Hearings, the Office for Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Education, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs. 

The Associate Vice Chancellor will:

  • Oversee the operations of the Office of Equity, Diversity and Compliance as well as the Office of Disability Services;
  • Serve as the University’s Title IX Coordinator and appoint Title IX Deputy Coordinators;
  • Conduct investigations of reports of unlawful discrimination, harassment, and retaliation;
  • Serve as the University’s AA/EEO Officer;
  • Facilitate harassment prevention workshops for the campus community;
  • Provide training and monitor policies and practices for employees of the university;
  • Oversee the preparation of the University’s annual Affirmative Action Plans.
  • Provide metrics of success and outcomes including trending data; and
  • Collect and share data

Applicant Review

Confidential applications and nominations will be accepted until the position is filled. For best consideration, applications should be provided by March 1, 2017.  Salary is competitive and will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

How to Apply and Applicant Review

Inquiries, nominations and applications are invited. Review of applications will begin immediately, and will continue until the position is filled. For fullest consideration, applicant materials should be received by March 1, 2017.  Candidates should provide a professional resumé or curriculum vitae, a letter of application that addresses the responsibilities and requirements of the position, and the names and contact information of five references. References will not be contacted without prior knowledge and approval of candidates. These materials should be submitted to the ASU application portal at

Questions and nominations may be sent to consultants Charlene Aguilar and Khalilah Lawson at The consultants can be reached by telephone through Candice Jones at 630-575-6929

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Appalachian State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. The University has a strong commitment to the principles of diversity and inclusion, and to maintaining working and learning environments that are free from all forms of discrimination. The University does not discriminate in access to its educational programs and activities, or with respect to hiring or the terms and conditions of employment, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity and expression, political affiliation, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or sexual orientation.

Individuals with disabilities requesting accommodations in the application process should contact the search committee co-chair, Dr. Amy Dellinger Page at  Proper documentation of identity and employability will be required before the hiring process can be finalized. Any offer of employment to a successful candidate will be conditioned upon the University’s receipt of a satisfactory criminal background report.