Vice Chancellor of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Denver, Colorado
Oct 11, 2019
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Vice Chancellor of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Denver, CO

The University of Denver (DU) seeks a dynamic, visionary, strategic, and inspiring leader to become its inaugural Vice Chancellor of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (VCDEI). The successful candidate must be a thought-leader, advisor, and advocate for campus diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI). As indicated in its strategic plan, DU Impact 2025, the university values diversity in all of its forms and is committed to fostering inclusive excellence across its campus by promoting DEI through curriculum, research, hiring and service. Inclusive excellence is the recognition that a community or institution's success is dependent on how well it values, engages with and includes the rich diversity of students, staff, faculty, administrators, and alumni constituents.

The VCDEI provides university-wide leadership and accountability in developing a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment. Reporting directly to Chancellor Jeremy Haefner and serving in his cabinet, the VCDEI will consult and partner with academic affairs, student affairs, human resources and other administrative units to coordinate campus-wide efforts to weave diversity and inclusion throughout DU’s programs, initiatives, policies, and practices. The VCDEI leads the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (ODEI), which is responsible for creating a vibrant campus culture so all members can thrive with a particular focus on academic affairs and community engagement. Working closely with faculty leadership, the office strives to create a more holistic approach to diversity and inclusion in hiring, research, creative works, teaching pedagogies, as well as engagement with and service to the greater Denver community and beyond.

This position requires a seasoned persuasive leader with vision, drive and experience influencing cultural change in a complex environment. Candidates should have demonstrated success dealing effectively with individuals, groups, and communities. They must have a minimum of ten years of progressive experience in diversity and inclusion or related fields, and have excellent communication and listening skills, including a high degree of effectiveness in building trust, exerting influence and achieving consensus from a broad range of internal and external constituents. Additionally, they must have experience collecting, interpreting, and presenting data demonstrating measurable metrics of change, important in implementing campus-wide policies and practices to advance inclusive excellence.

Founded in 1864, just a few years after the city of Denver itself was founded, the University of Denver is one of the country's premier private universities. Its 125-acre campus, situated on the historical homelands of the Arapahoe and Cheyenne, a few miles south of downtown Denver, is home to more than 5,800 undergraduate students and 6,000 graduate students who comprise a tapestry of nationalities, racial and ethnic groups, genders and sexualities, religions and spiritual traditions, and socio-economic classes. The university offers more than 115 undergraduate programs of study and more than 200 graduate and professional programs across 10 schools and colleges. With a student to faculty ratio of 11:1, DU employs more than 700 full-time, appointed faculty members, more than 600 part-time faculty members, and approximately 1,800 staff members.

Confidential inquiries, nominations, referrals, and resumes with letters of interest should be sent electronically to the following:

Monroe “Bud” Moseley, Partner

Donna Cramer, Principal

Sonia Gomez, Senior Associate

Grace Munschauer, Search Coordinator

Isaacson, Miller

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