TITLE Assistant Vice President for Faculty Development and Inclusive Excellence
CLASSIFICATION NUMBER 1040
IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR Assistant to the President/Chief Diversity Officer
The Assistant Vice President for Faculty Development and Inclusive Excellence assists the Assistant to the President/Chief Diversity Officer in coordinating efforts that value the inclusion of diversity and inclusive excellence as core values throughout the University community, business practices, and programming in support of the University’s commitment to equal opportunity, access, success, and equity. The Assistant Vice President for Faculty Development and Inclusive Excellence collaborates with the Provost to provide faculty development promoting cultural consciousness and anti-racism. The Assistant Vice President for Faculty Development and Inclusive Excellence supports faculty in integrating inclusive curriculum into course materials and classroom instruction. The Assistant Vice President for Faculty Development and Inclusive Excellence provides guidance and support in integrating inclusiveness into extra-curricular events and programs. The Assistant Vice President for Faculty Development and Inclusive Excellence promotes consistency of diversity processes and procedures to positively impact organizational effectiveness, faculty, staff, and student development, and community relations. The Assistant Vice President for Faculty Development and Inclusive Excellence assists in the implementation and coordination of diversity-oriented and anti-racism programs, initiatives, professional development, and in the development and implementation of a strategic plan, frameworks, and action plans for valuing the inclusion of diversity consistent with the University’s long-range plan. The Assistant Vice President for Faculty Development and Inclusive Excellence maintains strong collaborative working relationships with faculty, students, staff, and external constituents and provides professional development and training in valuing diversity, inclusion and anti-racism.
MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE QUALIFICATIONS
Education: A Masters’s degree from an accredited institution, preferably in behavioral sciences, human resources management, communication, human relations, education, or other relevant discipline is required.
Experience: At least five years of management experience in a complex organization, with involvement in the organization’s diversity and inclusion, equal opportunity, anti-racism, and inclusive excellence obligations, policies, and strategies, is required. Demonstrated leadership and experience in advancing diversity, inclusion, multiculturalism, anti-racism, and equity within a complex organization is required. Experience serving as an internal resource and consultant, and working collaboratively with a wide array of persons is required. Administrative experience in education is preferred. Experience leading or participating in significant organizational change is preferred.
Skills: Excellent command of contemporary diversity, equity, inclusion, anti-racism, and multiculturalism concepts and issues is required. Excellent communications and interpersonal skills are required. The ability to research, identify, and implement best practices of diversity and inclusion is required. The ability to work effectively and collegially within a large, complex university system and to negotiate with a wide range of constituencies is required. Demonstrated knowledge of issues of social justice, diversity, anti-racism, and inclusive excellence as fundamental aspects of academic excellence is preferred.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Assists the Assistant to the President/Chief Diversity Officer in providing vision, leadership, coordination, and strategic planning for diversity, equity, anti-racism, and inclusive excellence throughout the University.
2. Develops and presents innovative ideas and program concepts related to University diversity, anti-racism, and inclusive excellence for consideration, selection, and implementation.
3. In collaboration with the Provost, provides faculty development promoting cultural consciousness and anti-racism.
4. Supports faculty in integrating inclusive curriculum into course materials and classroom instruction and provides guidance and support in integrating inclusiveness into extra-curricular events and programs.
5. Assists the Assistant to the President/Chief Diversity Officer in the implementation of diversity initiatives and partners with the Office for Institutional Equity and Compliance, Office of Human Resources, and other administrative units to ensure that diversity initiatives are aligned with overall University policies.
6. Assists the Assistant to the President/Chief Diversity Officer with institutional educational and assessment initiatives including inclusive excellence, equity scorecards, and campus climate studies and evaluates diversity goals by developing metrics/scorecards and tracking progress.
7. Develops and delivers diversity and anti-racism training programs to educate faculty, staff, students, and the community to recognize, accommodate, and appreciate individual differences.
8. Establishes and advances diversity-building partnerships in the community.
9. Promotes an inclusive work environment by supporting employee-led resource and affinity groups.
10. Exercises budgetary responsibility for the training expenses and generates external revenue contributing to the annual budget.
11. Assists in the coordination of divisional diversity and inclusion plans, goals, and objectives, works toward expected outcomes, and evaluates progress towards their accomplishment.
12. Promotes a positive image and positive external relations for the University by communicating and interacting with city, state, and other officials in matters related to University diversity and anti-racism efforts and representing the Assistant to the President/Chief Diversity Officer and the University in various community, state, and regional activities designed to promote the value of the inclusion of diversity at Missouri State University in particular, and higher education in general.
13. Encourages high morale and the delivery of quality, customer-focused information and services by employing a leadership style that motivates employees to accomplish established goals and objectives in a collegial, self-motivating manner.
14. Ensures that miscellaneous assignments are completed in the best interest of the University by accepting and accomplishing tasks that are delegated by the Assistant to the President/Chief Diversity Officer.
15. Facilitates a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and development of skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds.
16. Remains competent and current through self-directed professional reading, developing professional contacts with colleagues, attending professional development courses, and attending training and/or courses required by the President.
The Assistant Vice President for Faculty Development and Inclusive Excellence is supervised by the Assistant to the President/Chief Diversity Officer and supervises full-time staff and graduate assistants.
OFFICE OF HUMAN RESOURCES