Department/Organization: 230101 - Office of Diversity
Normal Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Department Summary: Reporting directly to the Vice President and Associate Provost for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, this position manages all engagement and programming activities related to campus and acts as one of the primary student contacts for the division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion student concerns. The AVP will assume responsibility of the day-to-day functions within the area of engagement, programming and development which includes but not limited to programmatic operations, student staff development, professional staff training, co-curricular faculty partnership, and assessment analysis. The AVP will provide guidance and programmatic oversight for reporting and serve as an advocate for all dimensions of (DEI) which will include but not limited to race, gender, sexual orientation to foster an institutional climate across the university that supports and encourages inclusivity.
The ideal candidate will initiate organizational change with a collegial, responsive, and creative approach. In addition, be results-driven, team-oriented, with strong project management and planning skills with demonstrated leadership in shaping strategic vision and priorities. The AVP will also be a collaborative leader attuned to cultivating relationships and garnering the trust and confidence of students, faculty, staff, and community.
Required Department Minimum Qualifications: Doctorate and seven (7) years of experience; Master’s degree and ten (10) years of experience; OR Bachelor’s degree and twelve (12) years of experience.
Effective project management, organization, and analytical skills. Excellent communication (oral and written) skills required, ability to effectively engage and present to a wide variety of constituents, both internally and externally.
Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and work both independently and also in close collaboration with the Vice President. Ability to manage a complex budget with limited resources.
Demonstrated record of progressive leadership roles in higher education, non-profit, or equally complex organizations. With successfully experience leveraging relationships in various environments to cultivate gift giving.
Proven experience working collaboratively with students, staff and faculty colleagues at all levels in a large, complex institution, as well as with various external communities. Ability to facilitate positive and collaborative processes and initiatives coupled with measurable programmatic deliverables.
Experience designing, delivering, evaluating and/or leading activities, programs and services related to student engagement. Proficiency in planning large scale campus-wide programs within areas of but not limited to diversity, inclusion, multiculturalism, and/or intersectionality in a higher education setting.
Background Investigation Statement: Prior to hiring, the final candidate(s) must successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation and information obtained from social media and other internet sources. A prior conviction reported as a result of the background investigation DOES NOT automatically disqualify a candidate from consideration for this position. A candidate with a prior conviction or negative behavioral red flags will receive an individualized review of the prior conviction or negative behavioral red flags before a hiring decision is made.
Equal Employment Opportunity: The University of Alabama is an Equal Employment/Equal Educational Opportunity Institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment or volunteer status without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, age, genetic or family medical history information, disability, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected basis, and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status. Applicants and employees of this institution are protected under Federal law from discrimination on several bases. Follow the link below to find out more. "EEO is the Law" Poster
Internal Number: 510182
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