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Southern Connecticut State University
  • Position Number: 2424069
  • Location: New Haven, CT
  • Position Type: Student Affairs and Services -


Associate Vice President for Institutional Inclusive Strategies and Change Management

Job Summary:

Position of the class will support the priorities and initiatives outlined in the strategic diversity, equity and inclusion document overseen by the DEI Advisory Council in order to identify and dismantle systemic barriers to equity, access, and success for all members of our community. Position of the class will assist in providing strategic leadership and support to VPDEI to develop an infrastructure and best practices-both within the Division for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and across the institution-to embed both structures and processes that will be measurable, enduring and hold the members of the Southern community together, accountable for success to create an antiracist, equitable, and inclusive community.

Supervision Exercised:

Oversee and manage divisional administrative units including: the office for Inclusive and Restorative Education and Development, the Integrative Justice and Social Change Collaborative (IJSCC), the Faculty and Staff Diversity Recruitment and Retention Specialist, work study and graduate students.

Examples of Duties:

The Associate Vice President for Institutional Inclusive Strategies and Change Management is responsible for supporting the priorities and initiatives outlined in the strategic diversity, equity and inclusion document overseen by the DEI Advisory Council in order to identify and dismantle systemic barriers to equity, access, and success for all members of our community.

The following examples of duties illustrate the general range of tasks assigned to the position, but are not intended to define the limits of required duties. Other essential duties may be assigned consistent with the general scope of the position.

  • Assist in providing strategic leadership and support to VPDEI to develop an infrastructure and best practices-both within the Division for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and across the institution-to embed both structures and processes that will be measurable, enduring and hold the members of the Southern community together, accountable for success to create an antiracist, equitable, and inclusive community.

  • Oversee and manage divisional administrative units including: the office for Inclusive and Restorative Education and Development, the Integrative Justice and Social Change Collaborative (IJSCC), the Faculty and Staff Diversity Recruitment and Retention Specialist, graduate assistants and student workers. Responsible formajor personnel decisions in these areas including staffing, hiring, firing, evaluation, promotion and training of employees.

  • Work with VPDEI and Integrated Marketing and Communications to oversee the maintenance of a DEI website, and other social media platforms as well as promote and influence other college departments to maintain references and resources pertaining to advancing social justice and anti-racism work.

  • Develop with VPDEI a data plan or institutional equity scorecard with Institutional Research and Data Science that reflects progress or gaps in strategic diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging efforts.

  • Work with VPDEI and across divisions/departments (Student Affairs, Academic Affairs Residential Life, Human Resources, Enrollment Management, Academic Affairs) to create equitable and inclusive policies and procedures to support minoritized populations.

  • Develop program outcomes and monitor assessment of those outcomes and develop plan for improvement based on these assessments.

  • To stand in for the VPDEI, when necessary.

  • Other essential duties may be assigned consistent with the general scope of the position.


Qualifications:

Incumbents must possess proven ability to effectively work with a culturally, linguistically, and ethnically diverse faculty, staff, and student. They are expected to have excellent oral and written communication skills along with strong Information technology literacy skills such as Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, Teams etc.) Incumbents are required to have demonstrated advanced knowledge and abilities in the following:

A Master's degree is required, along with 5-7 years of progressive advancement in leadership and project management, particularly in higher education. A J.D. or a terminal degree relevant to the duties of the position and/or real-world experience where one has had the opportunity to evidence the requisite leadership capabilities are preferred.

The Associate Vice President for Institutional Inclusive Strategies and Change Management is required to have demonstrated knowledge and abilities in the following areas:

  • The successful candidate will be a creative, thoughtful thinker and role model for equity, anti-racist and social justice, with knowledge of innovative emerging practices within the higher education context and demonstrable success in leading meaningful and accountable organizational change.

  • Familiar with current research and practices for advancing diversity, equity, inclusion, belonging, restorative justice, and anti-racism in higher education.

  • Management/Supervision experience with evidence nuanced and matured emotional and social intelligence capabilities as well as cultural humility and communication skills-nurturing cooperative relationships and fostering courageous conversations to unify the community around an enduring strategic vision for the dignity of all.

  • Experience in using data and research to create measurable goals and accountability will be a necessary asset.

  • Strong management and oversight experience

  • Strong communications skills (verbal and written)

  • Strong data analysis and designing assessment tools to evaluate progress in the Division and overall institution


Work Environment:

Incumbents typically perform their work in offices. The work involves extensive use of personal computers, but does not, normally, involve any significant physical effort. Reasonable accommodation will be made for incumbents and candidates with physical limitations.

Application:

For best consideration, applicants should submit their resume and a letter of application electronically by Tuesday, August 31, 2021 to Diane Ariza at ArizaD1@southernct.edu.

Southern Connecticut State University is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.







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