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Vice Chancellor for Diversity and Inclusion

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DescriptionUniversity of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical CampusVice Chancellor for Diversity and Inclusion
The recruitment for this position is being handled by Greenwood/Asher. Please direct all inquiries and applications to https://www.greenwoodsearch.com/university-of-colorado-denver-anschutz-medical-campus.  Applications will not be accepted on this site.
The Organization
Institution Profile:The University of Colorado is headed by a President, appointed by the University’s governing Board of Regents, who oversees a system of four campuses that serve over 68,000 students with more than 23,000 employees and an annual budget of $4.79 billion.  The President works closely with the university Chancellors, who serve their respective campuses.
The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus has two campuses, one in Denver (CU Denver) and one in Aurora (CU Anschutz Medical Campus).  Created on July 1, 2004, by the University of Colorado Board of Regents through the consolidation of the University of Colorado at Denver and the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, the University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus defines:its MISSION as a diverse teaching and learning community that creates, discovers, and applies knowledge to improve the health and well-being of Colorado and the world;its VISION that it will be a leading public university with a global reputation for excellence in learning, research and creativity, community engagement, and clinical care;its VALUES to be a university greater than the sum of its parts, embracing excellence in:        Learning and ScholarshipDiscovery and InnovationHealth and Care of Mind, Body, and CommunityDiversity, Respect, and Inclusiveness
For more information on the university-wide strategic plan please go to http://www.ucdenver.edu/about/WhoWeAre/Chancellor/Documents/FinalStrategicPlan.pdf
The CU Denver campus has seven schools and colleges offering more than 140 undergraduate and graduate degree programs.  The Anschutz Medical Campus has five schools and colleges offering two undergraduate degrees, 36 graduate degrees, and five first-professional programs.  In addition, the University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus has a single Graduate School serving both campuses.
Enrollment:The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus serves more than 19,000 students annually via on-site and off-site courses.  The student body is diverse; 37 percent are students of color and 6 percent of students on the Denver Campus are the first generation in their families to attend college.  
Faculty and Staff:The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus employs approximately 6,000 faculty and 6,300 staff, Residents, and Professional Research Assistants.  Its distinguished faculty hold many national and international honors and awards.  
For more information:Please visit the website for the Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness at the University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus at:  http://www.ucdenver.edu/about/departments/InstitutionalResearch/Pages/default.aspx The website for the Office of Diversity and Inclusion can be found here:  http://www.ucdenver.edu/about/WhoWeAre/Chancellor/ViceChancellors/Provost/executiveteam/DiversityInclusion/Pages/DiversityInclusion.aspx
Nature of Work:The position of Vice Chancellor for Diversity and Inclusion (Chief Diversity Officer) is the senior diversity officer responsible for diversity, inclusion and related strategic initiatives for the University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus. This individual reports directly to the Provost and is part of the executive leadership team in Academic and Student Affairs. The position provides leadership for enhancing and sustaining diversity, promoting a culture of inclusiveness and developing strategic initiatives that contribute to the success of all faculty, staff, students, residents, and fellows.
Professional Field:Senior administrative official responsible for directing the university’s strategic initiatives for diversity, inclusion and related initiatives.
Supervision Received:Reports directly to the Provost and is part of the executive leadership team in Academic and Student Affairs.
Supervision Exercised:Serves as an appointing authority and supervises staff in Diversity and Inclusion offices located on the Denver and Anschutz Medical Campuses. These offices currently include The Center for Identity & Inclusion (CU Denver), The Women and Gender Center (CU Denver), Undocumented Student Services (CU Denver and CU Anschutz), and the Office of Inclusion and Outreach (CU Anschutz).
Examples of Work Performed:

  • Assist all schools, colleges and academic and student affairs units in their efforts to recruit and retain diverse faculty, staff, fellows, and undergraduate, graduate and professional students
  • Foster the design and integration of programs aimed at student access and success, with particular attention to programs that serve historically underserved students as well as both internal and external pipeline programs to graduate education and the health professions
  • Oversee development and implementation of a comprehensive diversity and inclusion strategic plan for the campuses based on the campus’ strategic plan(s)
  • Assist schools, colleges and academic and student affairs units to develop and successfully implement their diversity and inclusion plans
  • Work with the Provost, Associate Vice Chancellors, and Deans to foster faculty research and curriculum development on diversity, inclusion and related issues, including culturally responsive teaching and learning 
  • Foster and build teamwork in an institutional environment of shared governance among schools, colleges, and academic and student affairs units to accomplish the University’s diversity and inclusion objectives 
  • Devise and monitor systems of evaluation that measure success for diversity and inclusion, reporting evaluative results regularly to the university community and using the results for continuous improvement 
  • Work with the CU Foundation and the Office of Sponsored Programs to promote grant-writing, development and fundraising activities specifically to enhance efforts in diversity and inclusion, student success and pipelines to graduate education and the health professions
  • Develop effective communication and consultation relationships with key internal and external community stakeholders; serve as a liaison with the community and build an effective relationship between the community and the CU Denver and CU Anschutz campuses around issues of diversity and inclusion
  • Serve as the primary resource for the two campuses on matters related to diversity and inclusion, maintaining a clearinghouse for information on these matters (excepting areas related to legal compliance)
  • Assist with developing policies and procedures for improving and strengthening efforts in promoting diversity and inclusion
  • Provide leadership and coordination of diversity planning to ensure the successful development and implementation of diversity and inclusion initiatives 
  • Serve as spokesperson on matters related to maintaining and enhancing a diverse and inclusive campus environment
  • Collaborate with the other chief diversity officers within the University of Colorado system
  • Help to develop and implement diversity training/professional development for senior leadership, administrators, faculty, and staff
  • Coordinate and promote high profile campus diversity events that stress diversity as a core value and illustrate the importance of diversity’s relationship to institutional excellence
  • Serve on all search committees at the Dean level and above
The recruitment for this position is being handled by Greenwood/Asher. Please direct all inquiries and applications to https://www.greenwoodsearch.com/university-of-colorado-denver-anschutz-medical-campus.  Applications will not be accepted on this site.

Qualifications

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge and understanding of the range of evidence for the educational benefits that accrue to students, staff and faculty through diversity, inclusion, and equity in higher education
  • Basic knowledge of how various forms of institutional data can be used to benchmark and promote accountability for the diversity mission of higher education institutions 
  • Understanding of how curriculum development efforts can advance the diversity mission of higher education institutions
  • Exceptional leadership and interpersonal skills 
  • Excellent written and communication skills for engaging with a wide variety of individuals and groups 
  • Strong organizational skills 
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate and maintain positive interpersonal relationships within a culturally diverse urban environment
  • Demonstrated ability to lead programs focused on student access and success, including pipeline programs into the health professions
  • Proven record as an advocate for diversity and inclusion in higher education 
  • Documented experience in developing, implementing and evaluating strategic plans with positive results 
  • Proven track record of increasing success in fostering a positive environment for diversity and inclusion 
  • Demonstrated ability to garner external resources through grants and gifts

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Advanced graduate or professional degree from an accredited college or university
  • Seven years of progressive administrative experience which includes the advancement of diversity and inclusion initiatives and management of professional staff and other resources
  • Demonstrated record of success leading institutional initiatives, building programs, and promoting diversity and inclusion  

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Qualification for appointment to the tenured faculty
  • Extensive experience as a faculty member in higher education
  • Diversity and inclusion experience at an institution with a comprehensive undergraduate and graduate campus and an academic health center
  • Experience developing and facilitating professional development on topics such as culturally responsive pedagogy, diversity and hiring, and implicit bias
  • Knowledge and understanding of the range of evidence for the educational benefits that accrue to students, staff and faculty through diversity, inclusion, and equity in higher education



Job Category: Executive
Primary Location: Denver
Schedule: Full-time
Posting Date: Nov 25, 2019
Unposting Date: Ongoing

 

 

 

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Posted: 11/28/2019
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