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Virginia Tech

Location: BlacksburgVA 24061 Document ID: AC282-0KYZ Posted on: 2018-08-1708/17/2018 Job Type: Full-time

Job Schedule:Full-time
2018-09-16
 

Director of Diversity and Inclusion

Virginia Tech is a public land-grant university, committed to teaching and learning, research, and outreach to the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world. Building on its motto of Ut Prosim (that I may serve), Virginia Tech is dedicated to InclusiveVT-serving in the spirit of community, diversity, and excellence. We seek candidates who adopt and practice the Principles of Community, which are fundamental to our on-going efforts to increase access and inclusion, and to create a community that nurtures learning and growth for all of its members. Virginia Tech actively seeks a broad spectrum of candidates to join our community in preparing leaders for the world.

Position Summary:
The Pamplin College of Business cultivates an appreciation of inclusion and diversity among faculty, students, and staff and is intentional in the recruitment, engagement, education, and retention of underrepresented populations within the college. The Director of Diversity and Inclusion will coordinate with others in the college to support current and new inclusion initiatives. He/she will be responsible for planning, coordinating, and assessing the advancement of diversity and inclusion of all stakeholders of the College: alumni boards, graduate students, faculty, and staff. The Director will serve as a liaison between the University Office of Inclusion and Diversity and the College and will be responsible for coordination across the various constituencies within the College.
A core component of this work will include partnering with department heads to advance faculty diversity, including recruitment and retention and to interact with them on decisions related to personnel situations and academic programs. There is an expectation that data will be used to inform decision making. The position will establish and maintain networks of university partners. He or she will identify opportunities for outreach to national organizations and disciplinary associations as part of a proactive approach to identifying prospective applicants that promote a diverse faculty.

Required Qualifications:
Master's degree or a Bachelor's degree and training and work experience at a level that equates to an advanced degree; experience identifying and/or recruiting underrepresented populations; leadership and development experience with inclusion and diversity issues and programs; demonstrated commitment to inclusion; experience working with diverse communities; candidate must possess strong communication, administrative, interpersonal, and problem-solving skills; ability to work in a diverse and dynamic environment; experience working with senior management and/or faculty on issues of strategic importance.

Preferred Qualifications:
Undergraduate or graduate degree in a business-related field; ability to interact effectively with administrative, faculty, staff and student constituencies at all levels; experience working in a higher education environment or an agency that partners with higher education institutions; experience in recruiting diverse instructional faculty and in developing programs for their promotion and retention.



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