ASSISTANT TO THE PRESIDENT FOR EQUITY, DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION
Bluefield State College
Bluefield State College invites nominations and applications for the position of
ASSISTANT TO THE PRESIDENT FOR EQUITY, DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION
JOB VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT #: 082013
DEPARTMENT: Office of the President
Reporting to the President, the Assistant to the President for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion oversees campus-wide efforts to create a diverse community that is actively engaged in and committed to the principles of equity and inclusion. This cabinet-level position works collaboratively with other members of the senior leadership team to promote development and implementation of a comprehensive range of multicultural programs and services consistent with the College’s mission, vision, and strategic goals. These activities will foster an inclusive environment for all students, faculty, and staff and promote the academic, personal, and social success of all students, particularly those from underrepresented and international student populations. This position also serves as BSC’s Title IX and social justice officer.
The Assistant to the President for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion is charged with the following:
- Serve as the College’s chief diversity officer.
- Use evidence-based strategies to assist the College in fostering a welcoming and inclusive environment for all students, faculty, and staff, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, national origin, economic background, age, religion, disability, veteran status, marital status, or sexual orientation.
- Develop and implement a comprehensive range of programs, services, and activities that deepen appreciation of diversity and inclusion and promote cultural awareness, cross-cultural understanding, and community.
- Develop activities that expose students, faculty and staff to active involvement in multicultural and global initiatives consistent with the College’s mission of preparing future leaders and citizens of a global society.
- Collaborate with faculty, staff, and senior leadership in the development and assessment of programs and services that support increased recruitment, retention, and graduation of underrepresented and international students.
- Connect students with appropriate offices, programs, and services to support their full engagement with the College and assist with retention and success efforts.
- Coordinate special events and celebrations as a means of building cultural awareness and understanding and increasing exposure to a variety of cultures and ethnicities.
- Write grant proposals for funding that will support and enhance equity, diversity, and inclusion programs.
- Serve as the institution’s official liaison for the Chancellor’s Diversity Initiative.
- Research and promote current trends and best practices for development of multicultural competencies, cross-cultural awareness, and inclusion.
- Ensure compliance with federal, state, and local laws, regulations and College policies relevant to the position’s responsibilities, including Title IX and West Virginia’s Human Rights Act.
- Update the President on changes to Title IX and related laws and regulations.
- Develop, implement and monitor meaningful efforts to comply with Title IX legislation, regulation and case law, including campus-wide education and training initiatives.
- Conduct and/or coordinate investigations of complaints received pursuant to Title IX and West Virginia social justice policy, including notification, investigation, and disposition of complaints.
- Monitor and assess overall effectiveness of campus-wide equity, diversity, and inclusion activities and prepare an annual report for the Board of Governors.
- Assist the Office of Human Resources with affirmative action plan development.
- Conduct special projects at the request of the President.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
- Master's degree in higher education leadership, student affairs, human resource management or related field; OR, Bachelor’s degree and at least two years of relevant experience and education equating to an advanced degree.
- At least three years of experience in related positions in higher education.
- Demonstrated knowledge of best practices in developing diversity, inclusion, and cross-cultural programs and activities.
- Demonstrated ability to work effectively with students, staff, and faculty with diverse backgrounds and perspectives.
- Excellent leadership, interpersonal, analytical, oral and written communication, and organizational skills.
- Demonstrated collaborative and creative approach to effectively resolve challenging issues.
- Demonstrated ability to analyze and use data for decision-making and program improvement.
- Demonstrated experience in program development and administration.
- Doctoral degree in higher education leadership, student affairs, human resource management or other related field; or Juris Doctor degree.
- Working knowledge of federal laws, regulations and policies governing nondiscrimination in the workplace and in education, including Title IX.
- Experience as a diversity officer with a strong commitment to inclusivity in a college/university setting.
- Successful implementation of strategies to help underrepresented students achieve success.
- Experience writing and administering grants.
- Demonstrated experience in program planning, setting goals, and assessing outcomes in a higher education setting.
COMPENSATION: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.
THE COLLEGE: Established in 1895, Bluefield State College is a vital HBCU in southern West Virginia. BSC is committed to serving students through accessible and affordable higher education. The College enrolls approximately 2,000 traditional and non-traditional students in 25 undergraduate degree programs in the schools of Arts & Sciences, Business, Education, Engineering Technology & Computer Science, and Nursing & Allied Health. All eligible degree programs are accredited by their professional association. The College has received international recognition in robotics competitions and is a member of the NASA WV Space Grant Consortium. BSC is an active partner in regional economic development initiatives and also serves a growing population of students in Beckley, WV. Proud of its strong past and focused upon its dynamic future, Bluefield State College provides attainable, career-oriented higher education for its students.
HOW TO APPLY: The Search Committee invites letters of nomination, inquiries, and applications. Complete application packets must include: a letter of interest, current resume, contact information for at least five professional references, transcripts, and a completed Bluefield State College application available at http://bluefieldstate.edu/job/application. Review of complete application packets begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled. For full consideration, applications should be submitted by May 3, 2013 to the following: email@example.com.
DATE POSTED: April 5, 2013
CLOSING DATE: Position will remain open until filled. To assure full consideration, please submit complete application packets by May 3, 2013.
Bluefield State College is an HBCU, AA/EOE/ADA employer, committed to the principle that minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. The college complies with all applicable federal and state laws designed to promote equal educational and employment opportunities. Bluefield State College does not sponsor H1B VISA’s.