Vice Chancellor DEI

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University of Colorado | CU Anschutz Medical Campus

Anschutz Chancellor’s Office

Job Title Vice Chancellor Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Community Engagement (Chief Diversity Officer)

Position #00782492 – Requisition #20828

This position posting is an internal CU-only search and only open to current CU employees

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The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus seeks individuals with demonstrated commitment to creating an inclusive learning and working environment. We value the ability to engage effectively with students, faculty and staff of diverse backgrounds.

The Anschutz Chancellor’s office has an opening for a full-time University Staff (unclassified) Vice Chancellor Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Community Engagement (Chief Diversity Officer) position.

The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus is a public education, clinical and research facility serving 4,500 students, and a world-class medical destination at the forefront of life-changing science, medicine, and healthcare. CU Anschutz offers more than 42 highly rated degree programs through 6 schools and colleges, and receives over $500 million in research awards each year. We are the single largest health professions education provider in Colorado, awarding nearly 1,450 degrees annually. Powered by our award-winning faculty, renowned researchers and a reputation for academic excellence, the CU Anschutz Medical Campus drives innovation from the classroom to the laboratory to the delivery of unparalleled patient care. Read CU Anschutz Quick Facts here.

Nature of Work

The position of Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Community Engagement (Chief Diversity Officer) is the senior diversity officer responsible for diversity, equity, inclusion, community engagement and related strategic initiatives for the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus in the mission focused areas  and strategic plans. This individual reports directly to the Chancellor of CU Anschutz Medical Campus (CU Anschutz) and is part of the executive leadership team in the Chancellor’s office. The position provides vision, strategic  leadership for enhancing and sustaining diversity, promoting a culture of inclusiveness, equity enhancing community engagement, and developing strategic initiatives that contribute to the success of all faculty, staff, students, residents, and fellows and community partnerships.

Professional Field

Senior administrative official responsible for leading, developing and directing the university’s strategic initiatives for diversity, inclusion, equity, community engagement and related initiatives. The Vice Chancellor of DEI and CE must be an institutional thought leader and bridge-builder who can unify collaboration and strategic plans to enhance DEI and CE culture and climate with the CU Systems Office, CU Branch Campuses and Community Stakeholders.

Supervision Received

Reports directly to the Chancellor and is a key part of the executive leadership team in the Chancellor’s office.

Supervision Exercised

Serves as an appointing authority and supervises staff, trainees and faculty in Diversity, Inclusion and community engagement offices located on the Anschutz Medical Campuses.

This position has a collaborative dotted line to the consolidated Vice Chancellor for Diversity and Inclusion of CU Denver|Anschutz Medical Campus and will have a direct relationship to the consolidated offices that serve both campuses which currently include Undocumented Student Services (CU Denver and CU Anschutz), the Office of Equity (CU Denver and CU Anschutz) and will supervise the Office of Inclusion and Outreach (CU Anschutz), and will co-lead he Office of Community Engagement with the Assistant  Vice Chancellor of Community Engagement and initiatives. Additionally, this position will co-supervise the  Director of Disability Access and Inclusion Program, and the LGBTQ+ HUB.

Examples of Work Performed – on the CU Anschutz Medical Campus:

    Actively engage all schools and colleges and academic and student affairs units in their efforts to recruit and retain diverse faculty, staff, fellows, and undergraduate, graduate and professional studentsStrengthen campus collaboration focused on 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 professionsLead and Oversee development and implementation of a comprehensive diversity inclusion and community engagement strategic plan for the campuses based on the campus’ strategic plan(s)Increase collaboration and engagement with schools, colleges and academic and student affairs units to develop and successfully implement their diversity and inclusion plans assuring alignment with the campus Office of DEI and CE strategic initiatives and key performance indicators.Work with the Provost, 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.Actively engage 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 CU Anschutz campuses around issues of diversity, inclusion and community engagement. Serve as the primary leader and  resource for the Anschutz Medical Campus on matters related to diversity and inclusion, maintaining a clearinghouse for information on these matters (excepting areas related to legal compliance).Lead the continuous efforts in 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 and with the CU System office of Diversity.Provide leadership  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.
    Salary and Benefits:

    The salary range (or hiring range) for this position has been established at $160,000 to $210,000.  

    The salary of the finalist(s) selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to, internal equity, experience, education, specialty and training.

    The above salary range (or hiring range) represents the University’s good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting.

    Your total compensation goes beyond the number on your paycheck. The University of Colorado provides generous leave, health plans and retirement contributions that add to your bottom line.


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    Diversity and Equity:

    The University will provide reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities throughout the employment application process. To request an accommodation pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, please contact the Human Resources ADA Coordinator at [email protected]

    The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse student body, faculty and administrative staff. The university strives to promote a culture of inclusiveness, respect, communication and understanding. We encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.

    The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our faculty, staff, students and visitors. To assist in achieving that goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective employees.

    Minimum Qualifications:

    • Advanced graduate or professional degree from an accredited college or university
    • Ten 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.
    Required: Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire.

    Preferred Qualifications:

      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 recruitment and retention best practices and implicit bias and other diversity, equity and inclusion educational topics.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.
    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.A strong and the ability to provide vision and general 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.
    • Ability to garner external resources through grants and gifts.

    Job Category: Executive
    Primary Location: Aurora
    Schedule: Full-time
    Posting Date: Apr 12, 2021
    Unposting Date: Apr 17, 2021, 12:59:00 AM




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    Job No:
    Posted: 4/13/2021
    Application Due: 4/19/2021
    Work Type: Full Time