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Who we are:
Student Affairs is committed to enhancing student
academic success while mitigating obstacles that may impede progress. We create inclusive environments to address student social, emotional,
physical, spiritual, professional and academic needs to increase retention, academic progress and graduation rates. We provide programs and
services to support student health and wellness, personal and professional goal-setting and progress, social involvement, motivation and
The Assistant Vice Chancellor (AVC) for Social Justice and Inclusion reports to, and
partners with, the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs (VCSA) to develop the vision, direction and actualization of an inclusive
co-curricular learning environment. The AVC serves on the Vice Chancellor’s Executive Council (EC), a small group of the division’s senior
leaders. The AVC acts as the senior diversity officer for Student Affairs, providing consultation and guidance across all Student Affairs
departments (including auxiliaries and cost centers) to ensure that divisional services and polices promote an inclusive student learning
The AVC develops and promotes a co-curricular infrastructure that incorporates social justice and inclusion through
community based learning, social action, and intersections. The AVC furthers the vision of Student Affairs and the university by driving
strategic initiatives and developing new programs and policies that cultivate an engaged, informed and equitable learning environment.
The AVC leads divisional efforts around student success and retention by supervising the directors of the Women’s Resource Center,
the Gender & Sexuality Center, Cultural Unity & Engagement, and the Volunteer Resource Center. The AVC builds a network of
university and community resources to provide a matrix of support to campus-wide diversity and inclusion efforts in consultation with the
VCSA, Chief Campus Diversity Officer in the Office of Diversity, Equity and Community Engagement (ODECE), and other campus senior
What your key responsibilities will be:
Leadership & Administration
- Supervises the Women’s Resource Center, Gender & Sexuality Center, Cultural Unity & Engagement, and the
Volunteer Resource Center. Provides knowledgeable oversight of these departments’ operations and devises optimal staffing models to ensure
strong strategic and day-to-day leadership.
- Drives student services, policies, and protocols for the division to ensure the
framework of equity and social justice is part of the fabric of the day-to-day work.
- Works collaboratively and creatively with the
VCSA, AVCs, directors and others in leading the Division, recognizing and responding to opportunities and challenges, and progressively and
appropriately developing key relationships with academic and administrative colleagues to further the mission of Student Affairs.
- Creates an environment within the AVC portfolio that leverages the strengths and accomplishments of directors and staff, promotes
synergy and teamwork, and empowers experienced professionals with diverse responsibilities. Fosters a workplace climate that is supportive
of employees and respectful of difference.
- Serves as a member of the EC to lead and support Student Affairs.
to the Student Affairs’ commitment to social justice and diversity by creating an inclusive campus for all students encouraging personal
development, self-reflection, and academic success.
- Cultivates and implements innovative ideas and design to further enhance
diversity and inclusion throughout the student experience.
Campus Representation & Strategic Partnerships
- Works to create a strong sense of team and enduring spirit of collaboration and common purpose among members of the
senior leadership, EC and throughout the Division.
- Envision, conceptualize, and communicate the diversity mission of the university
through a broad and inclusive definition of diversity within Student Affairs and in collaboration with campus partners.
- Serve on a
variety of Division, campus and university-wide committees and work groups to ensure a more seamless educational experience for
- Advises the VCSA, increases the effectiveness and efficiency of the Division, serves as a visible and vocal leader in the
Division and the university, and creates new strategies to propel the Division forward.
- Develops partnerships with campus and
community stakeholders to identify gaps in supporting needs of the student body through a multicultural competence lens.
Assessment and Evaluation
- Identifies, collects and analyzes appropriate data in order to assess
institutional climate and develop key strategies and effective programs.
- Facilitates the divisional working groups around the
undergraduate and graduate student climate survey data, ensuring the Division is meeting its outcomes/goals around creating a welcoming
environment for all of our students.
- Develops, implements, and analyzes assessment initiatives that foster student success,
preparing and overseeing the preparation of departmental publications, statistical and annual reports.
- Devises and implements
process improvements and aligns programs to meet current and future campus and community needs. Develops and implements ongoing programs and
services for traditionally underserved students, first generation, lower socio-economic status, particularly those from racially and
ethnically diverse backgrounds, to promote academic and personal growth and success.
- Stays abreast of current literature, ongoing trends, demographic changes, laws and policies that impact the diverse
- Ensures staff have a professional development plan that incorporates and encourages best practices and new
programming models for student learning.
- Participates in local, regional and national research and presentations pertinent to job
- Attends conferences and professional institutes to stay relevant and build a professional network that enhances the
potential for innovation at CU Boulder.
Budget and Fiscal Operations
- Budget oversight for
reporting units, ensures the responsible planning and expenditure of fiscal resources in a manner consistent with all University policies
and applicable local, state and federal laws.
- Routinely assess the necessity of various monthly programming activities and
- Meet deadlines for all requests for reports, data, publications, and budgets.
timely/pertinent budgetary information to staff as necessary throughout the year.
What we can offer:
The salary range for this position starts at $128,000.00.
The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits bcawyqzaysscysytutsstrdftewt, including medical, dental,
retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder
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What we require:
degree; progressive experience with diversity and multicultural affairs in higher education.
- Minimum of 6 years with increasing
responsibility and leadership positions within the college/university setting including experience as a Director of a unit within Student
- Demonstrated advanced administrative skills, strategic leadership, and supervisory experience of professional staff.
Strong initiative, self-motivation and high standards of excellence also required.
What you will need:
- Demonstrated ability to maintain a high degree of confidentiality.
- Demonstrated knowledge of diversity, equity, inclusion,
and social justice research and commitment to diversity scholarship. Documented evidence of a proactive role in leading initiatives that
contribute to diversity and inclusion. Knowledge and understanding of the contexts, cultures, and politics within institutions that impact
the implementation and management of effective diversity change efforts. Ability to work collaboratively with the campus community in
addressing issues related to historically underrepresented, marginalized and/or underserved students.
- Knowledge of how various
forms of institutional data is used to benchmark and promote accountability for the diversity mission of higher education institutions.
Knowledge of campus climate research in the development and advancement of a positive and inclusive campus climate for diversity.
Familiarity with recruitment, retention and issues/conditions that impact traditionally underrepresented students in higher education.
- Excellent organizational and time management skills with the ability to set own priorities to coordinate multiple assignments with
fluctuating and time-sensitive deadlines. Excellent computer skills and proficiency with a variety of computer applications including word
processing, spreadsheets, databases, on-line systems, Internet as well as online calendaring and email. Outstanding communication skills,
written and oral political acumen and the ability to drive change.
- Ability to interact successfully with senior level
decision-makers within a large and complex organization.
- An understanding of student development concepts and ethnic, gender and
sexual orientation student development theoretical models. Demonstrated understanding of, and success working with, student leaders in a
What we’d like you to have:
- Doctorate degree in higher education,
leadership, student development, social work/psychology or related field.
- Increasingly responsible experience as a director and/or
experience as a senior Student Affairs administrator.
- Advanced experience managing staff, experience with complex budgets and
- Experience with assessment, strategic planning and implementation.
- Initiative to be a regional and/or national
leader in diversity and inclusion working in higher education.
Preferred qualifications may be used to further reduce the
pool of applicants to those who are most highly qualified.
Special Instructions to Applicants : Please apply by June 30,
If you have technical difficulties submitting application information, please contact the CU Careers help desk at firstname.lastname@example.org. All other job
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Application Materials Required : Cover Letter,
Resume/CV Application Materials Instructions : To apply, please submit the following materials to this posting at www.cu.edu/cu-careers:
1. A current resume.
2. A cover letter that
specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications.
Please combine materials into one document and upload as
Please do not upload references at this time.
Department: B0001 — Boulder Campus – 10371 – VC Student Affairs
Posting Date: Jun 6, 2017
Closing Date: Jun 30, 2017
Boulder Campus Human Resources
Contact Email: HRESmail@colorado.edu
Posting Number: 00733924
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