Vice Provost for Institutional Equity and Diversity

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Vacancy TypeSAAO Tier IIIs Internal Transfer OnlyNoWorking TitleVice Provost for Institutional Equity and DiversitySalary RangeAnticipated Hiring RangeSalary will be competitive and commensurate with experience.Position Number00003605Work ScheduleMon - Fri, 8am - 5pm with additional hours as requiredFull Time Equivalent (FTE)1.00Department383101 - Office for Institutional Equity & Diversity AdministrationDepartmentOffice for Institutional Equity & Diversity (OIED)Job City & StateRaleigh, NCPrimary Function of Organizational Unit

Office for Institutional Equity and Diversity

The Office for Institutional Equity and Diversity (OIED) is committed to fostering an inclusive, accessible, and diverse intellectual and cultural campus experience related to the mission of NC State. The OIED facilitates efforts to ensure equity and opportunity, increases awareness of diversity issues through education, and strengthens relationships across diverse groups. Through these efforts, the OIED promotes cultural competence development, thereby fostering a welcoming and respectful campus. By providing guidance, programming, and outreach to constituent groups and the community, and by adhering to accountability and compliance standards, the OIED prepares NC State students, faculty, and staff for local, state, national, and global collaboration.

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The Opportunity

The OIED has an opportunity for a dynamic, knowledgeable professional to lead its team. The successful candidate will promote NC State’s core values of equity and diversity and ensure university compliance with equal opportunity and non-discrimination laws, regulations and policies. The OIED leads equity and diversity efforts and helps build an inclusive learning, living and work environment free from harassment and discrimination for all members of the university community.

Reporting to the Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost, the Vice Provost for Institutional Equity and Diversity will direct, lead and provide oversight for the daily operational and consultative activities of the OIED. They will ensure compliance with affirmative action, equal opportunity and anti-discrimination laws, including, but not limited to, Title IX, Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act, as well as other applicable federal and state laws. The Vice Provost will also promote an inclusive and diverse community through programmatic and educational opportunities for NC State. The Vice Provost is expected to offer vision for implementing equity and diversity initiatives within the university community and provide guidance to the university’s senior leadership to achieve these goals.

The Position

The Vice Provost for Institutional Equity and Diversity will be responsible for the following:

- Coordinating and overseeing university programs to assure compliance with applicable policies, procedures, processes, best practices and training in compliance with anti-discrimination legislation and regulations, including Title VII, Title IX, VAWA, ADEA, ADA and Section 504
- Serving as the university’s Title IX Coordinator and ADA Coordinator
- Ensuring thorough and prompt investigation and resolution of discrimination and harassment complaints from students and employees
- Providing tangible and accessible guidance as to how the university can incorporate equity and diversity into its infrastructure (e.g. messaging, climate, culture)
- Consulting with and providing guidance to senior leadership, administrators, managers, and supervisors about nondiscrimination policies, procedures, best practices and strategies to increase diversity, inclusion, and retention
- In partnership with University Human Resources, designing effective strategies to increase diversity in employment and identifying best practices for recruitment, hiring, promotion, and retention of faculty and staff
- Fostering synergy and collaboration among the units under the OIED umbrella: Equal Opportunity and Equity; Diversity Engagement, Training and Education; Communications; and the Campus Community Centers and Bias Impact Response Team (African American Cultural Center, GLBT Center, Multicultural Student Affairs, and Women’s Center)
- Overseeing development of training/education programs aimed at increasing awareness, knowledge and skills and providing exposure to the campus community on various aspects of intercultural competency
- Overseeing development of training/education programs aimed at identifying, preventing, and reporting discrimination, harassment and sexual violence for students and employees
- Developing and maintaining communication strategies (web, print, media, etc.) to raise awareness of available resources and to enhance the university’s policies, best practices, and programs
- Ability to foster collaboration across campus and in a diverse professional setting with the Division of Human Resources, Office of General Counsel, Division of Academic and Student Affairs, Provost’s Office, Office of Admissions, Office of Student Conduct, University Police, senior leaders, NC State Athletics, and other campus constituencies
- Submitting annual Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action plans and reports and responds to inquiries and audits; and,
- Other leadership and management duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Other Work/ResponsibilitiesMinimum Education/Experience

A Master’s degree in human resources, public administration, sociology, psychology, social work or related field and a minimum of ten years of progressive experience in policy development and implementation, and discrimination and harassment investigation and/or dispute resolution; a J.D. with a minimum of seven years of legal experience specifically working with EEO issues, civil rights, discrimination and harassment issues is also acceptable and experience implementing or overseeing compliance and/or diversity-related programs. At least five years of experience managing work units with distinct and varied responsibilities. At least five years of experience managing work units with distinct and varied responsibilities.

An equivalent combination of education and relevant experience is also acceptable.

Departmental Required Skills

Successful candidates will possess substantive knowledge of and experience in applying nondiscrimination laws/policies in a university setting; knowledge of principles, best practices, and standards of equal employment opportunity and personnel-related investigative work; and fundamental understanding and commitment to promoting and sustaining the benefits of equity and diversity in higher education.

Successful candidates will also demonstrate excellent judgment, strong interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to build partnerships and collaborations across the university and in the community; solid negotiation and conflict management skills; strong organizational skills; the ability to manage multiple priorities and manage projects; and experience with managing complex budgets.

Candidates should demonstrate an ability to work effectively both independently and collaboratively in a diverse, team-oriented environment.

Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education

Working knowledge of academic, administrative, and organizational issues in higher education.

Required License or Certification


Special Instructions

Inquiries, nominations, and applications are invited and may be directed to Justin Lang, Director, NC State Executive Search Services, at (919) 513-1963 or [email protected]

Candidates should provide a resume or curriculum vitae, cover letter, and the names and contact information of three references. References will not be contacted without prior knowledge and approval of candidates.

Confidential review of applications will begin in mid-July and will continue until the position is filled.

Job Open Date06/19/2019Anticipated Closing DateConfidential review of applications will begin in mid-July and will continue until the position is filled.Is this position partially or fully funded on ARRA stimulus monies?NoProposed Hire DateAA/EOE

NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

If you have general questions about the application process, you may contact Human Resources at (919) 515-2135 or [email protected] Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please call 919-515-3148.

Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. If highest degree is from an institution outside of the U.S., final candidates are required to have their degree equivalency verified at or equivalent service. Degree(s) must be obtained prior to start date in order to meet qualifications and receive credit.

NC State University participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.

Supplemental Question

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you learn of this opportunity?
    • NCSU Website
    • NCSU Executive Search Services
    • Other Online Job Board
    • Carolina Job Finder / Employment Guide
    • Job / Career Fair
    • The Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Professional Journal
    • Print Advertisement (Newspaper / Periodical)
    • Professional Organization
    • Direct Contact from NCSU HR Representative / Recruiter
    • NCSU Employee Referral
    • Social Media (LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Other)
    • Other
  2. If you selected "Other" for the previous question, please provide the source you learned about this opportunity from.

    (Open Ended Question)

Application Materials RequiredRequired Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume/CV
  3. Contact Information for References
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    Posted: 7/3/2019
    Application Due: 9/1/2019
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