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Vice Chancellor for Diversity and Engagement

Company: CTI Education Group
Location: Chattanooga
Posted on: February 25, 2021

Job Description:

Job Description - Vice Chancellor for Diversity and Engagement, UT Chattanooga (20000001A7) Vice Chancellor for Diversity and Engagement, UT Chattanooga - 20000001A7 Description About the Opportunity The Vice Chancellor for Diversity and Engagement is a member ofthe Chancellor's Executive Leadership Team and serves the University as itschief diversity and inclusion officer. This new position will lead andcontribute in meaningful ways to promote and execute the diversity, inclusionand engagement goals of the University. The Vice Chancellor will have responsibility for leadingdiversity-related aspects of the university's strategic plan and collaboratingacross the university to ensure units develop and implement accountabilitymeasures. This includes establishing best practices and then promoting andexecuting them to recruit and retain diverse students, faculty, and staff;working with academic and non-academic units to increase the enrollment andretention of diverse undergraduate and graduate students; enhancing measures ofstudent success and retention; ensuring the presence of programs that fosterdiversity of thought; and establishing systems of accountability throughout theUniversity. The Vice Chancellor will work to promote an environment thatappreciates individual differences, values equal opportunity for all, encouragesfree speech and exchanges of ideas, and serves to eliminate barriers based onfactors such as race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, maritalstatus, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mentaldisability, intellectual thought or covered veteran status. The Vice Chancellor will serve as a connector to developrelationships, partnerships and collaborations to engage UTC students, facultyand staff with diverse community-based organizations, events and work-relatedexperiences. Dutiesand Responsibilities The Vice Chancellor will regularly collaborate with theChancellor, the executive leadership team, and other campus leaders in theseefforts. The Vice Chancellor will have direct oversight of the Office of Equity& Inclusion and the Coordinator of Engagement. In addition, the ViceChancellor will serve as chief administrative liaison for the UTC DiversityAdvisory Council, the Commission on the Status of Women and the Black Facultyand Staff Association. Additionally, the Vice Chancellor will have responsibilities inthe following areas: Strategic Leadership

  • Provides strategic leadership for TheOffice of Equity & Inclusion to accomplish compliance, equity, inclusionand programming and outreach goals
  • Develops diversity, equity andinclusion goals along with developing metrics for measuring success
  • Directs and coordinates an annualsession to bring together diverse business with UTC leadership to discuss UTC'sapproach to diversity and inclusion and to gain information on workplaceapplication
  • Forms strategic partnerships with campusand community leaders and stakeholders that will advance the diversity andinclusion goals of the university
  • Identifies andcoordinates opportunities for faculty, staff, and students to enhance theirknowledge of diversity, multiculturalism, and cultural competence
  • Counsels, advises, and provides leadership to students, faculty,staff and alumni on how best to embrace an inclusive and welcoming campusenvironment
  • Directs diversity-related workshops and programs, collaboratingto promote a climate of understanding for equity, diversity and inclusion
  • Develops, implements, and evaluatesstrategic initiatives that strengthens the recruitment of a diverse student, faculty,and staff populations Operational Excellence
    • Collaborates and coordinates with departments and officesresponsible for student recruitment and retention to develop and implementrobust inclusion plans that invite, welcome, and continually support studentsfrom underserved populations
    • Develops, implements, and oversees programs related todiversity, equity and inclusion
    • Understands and communicates the value of the educationalbenefits that stem from preparing students' cultural competencies in amulticultural workforce, global economy and world Community Outreach and Collaboration
      • Fosters an appreciation of the uniquecharacteristics, traits and skills of others by supporting cross culturaldialogue and interaction
      • Facilitates effective partnershipswith internal and external constituencies to achieve meaningful impact in theareas of diversity, inclusion and engagement
      • Communicateseffectively, to both internal and external audiences, to represent theuniversity's need for, and commitment to, a diverse student, faculty and staffpopulation
      • Engages innational associations and conferences related to the promotion of diversity andinclusivity related issues through attendance and participation
      • Develops and maintains professional andinterpersonal relationships with diverse population groups Qualifications Qualities and Qualifications Education: A master's degree is required. Aterminal degree is preferred. Skillsand Experience: A minimum of five years of progressivelyresponsible experience in education, human resources, or a field of work directlyresponsible for diversity, equity, inclusion and engagement is required.Additional skills include the following:
        • Demonstrated extensive, progressively responsibleexperience related to contemporary issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion
        • Demonstrated experience with andknowledge and advocacy of diversity issues such as Affirmative Action, Veteransprograms, Equal Employment Opportunity, LGBTQ+ issues, and inclusion,particularly in higher education or similarly complex organizational structures
        • Significant supervisory, budgetmanagement, and program implementation experience
        • The ability to foster an appreciationof the unique characteristics, traits and skills of others by supporting crosscultural dialogue and interaction
        • Knowledge regardingtheory and practice of organizational diversity and inclusion, training, changemanagement and social justice
        • Superiorverbal and written communication skills, including ability to effectivelynavigate difficult conversations, listen well, resolve conflict, and buildconsensus Compensation Compensation for the position will be competitive. TheUniversity offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes excellenthealthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generousretirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities,supportive work and family benefits and much more. Additionally, Tennesseeresidents do not pay a state income tax. For more information on the Universityof Tennessee's benefits, please visit--https://hr.tennessee.edu/benefits/ Application and Nomination Process The search committee will begin reviewing materials in late November and the position will remain open until filled. -- To apply, please submit acurriculum vita; letter of interest detailing specific talents and experience;and the name, address, and telephone number of five professional referenceselectronically using the link below: Nominations of qualifiedindividuals are welcomed. Applications and nominations should be submitted to: Ashlie Czyz , Executive Recruiter.-- #LI-DNI-- Job Executive/Administrative Primary Location US-Tennessee-Chattanooga Organization Office Of Chancellor-Chatt Schedule Full-time Campus/Institute Chattanooga Job Posting EEO/AA Statement /Non-Discrimination Statement The University of Tennessee is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution in the provision of its education and employment programs and services. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of, race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or covered veteran status.

          Inquiries and charges of violation of Title VI (race, color, national origin), Title IX (sex), Section 504 (disability), ADA (disability), ADEA (age), sexual orientation, or veteran status should be directed to the Office of Equity and Diversity (OED), 1840 Melrose Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37996-3560, telephone (865) 974-2498 (V/TTY available) or 974-2440. Requests for accommodation of a disability should be directed to the ADA Coordinator at the Office of Equity and Diversity. EEO/AA Statement / Non-Discrimination--Statement The University of Tennessee is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution in the provision of its education and employment programs and services. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of, race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or covered veteran--status. Inquiries and charges of violation of Title VI (race, color, national origin), Title IX (sex), Section 504 (disability), ADA (disability), ADEA (age), sexual orientation, or veteran status should be directed to the (OED). Requests for accommodation of a disability should be directed to the ADA Coordinator at the OED--office.Office of Equity and Diversity

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