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Old Dominion University

Location: NorfolkVA 23501 Document ID: AC204-0P70 Posted on: 2018-08-1408/14/2018 Job Type: Regular

Job Schedule:Full-time

Director of Diversity Initiatives

This position assists in coordinating planning, implementation, evaluation, and enhancement of the University's diversity agenda and to provide first-line services to develop and achieve the institution's diversity goals. This position will also spearhead initiatives necessary to create and sustain a working and learning environment that is welcoming, affirming, and inclusive of all individuals. This includes working in collaboration with the Assistant Vice President for Institutional Equity and Diversity and the President's Task Force on Inclusive Excellence to plan, implement, monitor, and assess efforts that support the Inclusive Excellence framework (strategic diversity plan).

Type of Recruitment
General Public

Minimum Qualifications
Master's degree. Experience working in higher education. Comprehensive understanding of legal concepts as they pertain to diversity, equal opportunity, and affirmative action and practical experience applying these principles in a work and/or academic environment. Knowledge of and experience with diverse cultures, including networks in diverse communities. Ability to develop and build effective internal and external relationships. Ability to think strategically and analytically and to facilitate execution of initiatives. Ability to propose creative solutions to recruit and retain diverse candidates. Strong consulting skills and the ability to communicate effectively with individuals at all levels of the organization. Strong problem identification and solving skills, including conflict resolution and negotiation. Strong program coordination and organizational skills. Comprehensive understanding of the legal framework surrounding diversity, equal opportunity and affirmative action planning. Effective and well-developed facilitation, presentation, liaison and communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications
Doctorate degree.

Conditions of Employment

Job Open Date

Open Until Filled

Application Review Date

Job Close Date

Special Instructions to Applicants / Additional Materials Required

Criminal Background Check
The final candidate is required to complete a criminal history check.

Department Information

Equity Statement
It is the policy of Old Dominion University to provide equal employment, educational and social opportunities for all persons, without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, gender, age, veteran status, disability, political affiliation, sexual orientation or genetic information. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision
The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or consistent with contractor's legal duty to furnish information.

ODU Statement
Old Dominion University, located in the City of Norfolk in the metropolitan Hampton Roads region of coastal Virginia, is a state-assisted, Carnegie doctoral/research-extensive institution that serves its students and enriches the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world through rigorous academic programs, strategic partnerships, and active civic engagement. Its 24,000 students, including over 6,000 graduate students, form a diverse and multicultural community in six academic colleges. Through a collaborative and innovative approach to education and research, the University focuses on student learning and addresses critical needs in the professions. ODU's programs are offered on the main campus, at higher education centers in the region, and at numerous distance learning sites.

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