Director, Diversity and Inclusion

Tucson, AZ
Jan 20, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Posting Number:



Vet Med Administration

Department Website Link:


Outside of Tucson


1580 E Hanley Blvd, Oro Valley, AZ 85737-9525 USA

Position Highlights:

The University of Arizona's College of Veterinary Medicine invites applicants for the position of Director, Diversity and Inclusion. The Director of Diversity and Inclusion is responsible for working collaboratively to support the full integration of equity, diversity, and inclusivity into CVM programs. In collaboration with the Associate Dean, the Director oversees strategies, programs, and policies that promote diversity, equity, and inclusion, including the development of collaborative Student Affairs and Diversity and Inclusion student support programs, mentoring/advising students, and student organizations. The Director will also work with the development of partnerships and efforts for early outreach and pipeline programs.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Works to grow diversity and strengthen inclusion and equity among key constituents within the College of Veterinary Medicine, including students, staff, and faculty through collaborative development and implementation of activities, partnerships, workshops, programs, and policies.
  • Works to develop, grow, and maintain equitable, mutual, and inclusive partnerships with main campus partners, as well as local, regional, statewide, and national partners, with an understanding and respect for the importance of building relationships, cultural humility and literacy, and mutual collaboration with individuals, groups, organizations, communities and nations.
  • Collaborates and partners with students, staff, faculty, student leadership, and student organizations to support success, advancement, and development of students within the College.
  • Supports development and supervision of diversity and inclusion staff, including professional, graduate student, and student staff.
  • Other duties as assigned to address emergent needs within the college.

Knowledge and Abilities:

  • Ability to envision, conceptualize, and articulate the diversity mission of the college and university through a broad and inclusive definition of diversity.
  • Acts ethically, with integrity, and is authentic and self-aware; adheres to the college’s and the university’s values. Interacts with others in a way that engenders confidence in them and in the organization.
  • Ability to handle sensitive or confidential matters with the highest degree of discretion and professionalism.
  • Ability to communicate and partner effectively with diverse campus constituents and model inclusiveness, respect, equity, and integrity.
  • Ability to demonstrate empathy, perspective-taking, regard, openness, and willingness to give and receive feedback.
  • Knowledge of current issues in higher education.
  • Knowledge of diversity, equity, and inclusion issues in higher education and Veterinary Medicine.
  • Ability to collaboratively work with and advocate for the needs of diverse students.
  • Ability to stay organized and responsive while managing multiple projects in a fast-paced environment in a newly established college.
  • Ability to effectively prioritize projects and needs.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent advanced learning attained through professional level experience required
  • 8 years minimum of relevant work experience with 5 years of experience working with and advocating for the needs of marginalized groups, including experience with diversity, equity and inclusion programs, and efforts in higher education

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in a relevant field
  • Experience in instruction for development of cultural humility, emotional literacy, and social intelligence
  • Experience in program development that supports diversity, inclusivity, and equity
  • Experience working with graduate/professional students



Full Time/Part Time:

Full Time

Number of Hours Worked per Week:


Job FTE:


Work Calendar:


Job Category:

Organizational Administration

Benefits Eligible:

Yes - Full Benefits

Rate of Pay:


Compensation Type:

salary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE)



Career Stream and Level:


Job Family:

Diversity & Inclusion

Job Function:

Organizational Administration

Type of criminal background check required::

Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Number of Vacancies:


Target Hire Date:


Expected End Date:

Contact Information for Candidates:

Tanya Gonzales
[email protected]

Open Date:


Open Until Filled:


Documents Needed to Apply:

Resume and Cover Letter

Special Instructions to Applicant:

Diversity Statement:

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution and a Native American/Alaska Native-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.