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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
academic self-efficacy.

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.
  • Contributes
    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.

Professional Development

  • Stays abreast of current literature, ongoing trends, demographic changes, laws and policies that impact the diverse
    student body.
  • 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
    associated expenses.
  • Meet deadlines for all requests for reports, data, publications, and budgets.
  • Provide
    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:

  • Master’s
    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
    university environment.

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 All other job
related inquiries should be directed to the posting contact for this posting.

Application Materials Required : Cover Letter,
Resume/CV Application Materials Instructions : To apply, please submit the following materials to this posting at
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
titled: Last-First-09674.
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

Contact Name:
Boulder Campus Human Resources

Contact Email:

Posting Number: 00733924

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