Associate Vice President of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging

$95,000 - $115,000 yearly
  • Eastern Oregon University
  • La Grande, OR, USA
  • Jul 18, 2022
Full time Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, & Multicultural Affairs Student Affairs Vice President/Associate/Assistant VP

Job Description

 
 
The Associate Vice President (AVP) of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging (DEIB) provides strategic and programmatic leadership for diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging initiatives and programs across the EOU campus, and serves as a key advisor to University executive and senior leaders to develop and integrate diversity best practices. The AVP DEIB is the senior diversity officer at Eastern Oregon University (EOU).

    • The AVP of DEIB develops sustainable diversity-centered initiatives, constructs culturally engaging programs, and builds effective relationships;
    • Engages key stakeholders, develops, implements, and operationalizes the University diversity strategic plan (including obligations under Oregon House Bill 2864);
    • Provides leadership to the DEI Response Advisory Team and Diversity Committee Advisory Committee;
    • Leads, supervises staff, and manages the Department of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging;
    • Develops, implements, and evaluates a comprehensive set of programs and initiatives focused on student, faculty, and staff diversity, multicultural competence, social justice, and inclusivity across the campus.
 
This is a remarkable personal and professional opportunity.  Eastern Oregon University – Oregon’s Rural University – is committed to lead, encourage, and support its students and employees in achieving diversity excellence that enriches and broadens their own lives and the lives of others worldwide.  EOU seeks a sincere professional and relational leader possessing integrity and compassion, vitality and energy, to model, foster, and inspire an even stronger culture of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging that is valued, respected, and embraced. The AVP DEIB, the University’s first, will extend EOU’s nearly 100 year history of serving underrepresented and nontraditional students from an array of cultures and backgrounds.
EOU is a great community of dedicated individuals who are mutually supportive, interested, active, and competent in progressively achieving our Ascent 2029 institutional goals.

Preferred and Required Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Social science, humanities, education, counseling or other relevant fields from a college or university accredited by a U.S. Department of Education and/or the Council of Higher Education Accreditation or internationally recognized accrediting organization.
  • At least five (5) years of managing a department/organization, program development, managing budgets, resources, and materials as well as supervising, directing and motivating staff to accomplish departmental goals.
  • At least five (5) years of developing programs collaboratively that advance diversity education and multicultural awareness, address the needs of underrepresented populations.
  • At least five (5) years of experience in a university environment developing programs that advance diversity education and multicultural awareness, and address the needs of underrepresented students.
  • At least five (5) years of experience in higher education, knowledge of laws, regulations, and guidelines related to diversity, inclusion and nondiscrimination, including Title IX, Title IV, Title VII, Clery Act, ADEA, ADA, and Section 504.
  • Knowledge of laws, regulations, and guidelines related to diversity, inclusion and nondiscrimination.
  • Knowledge of best practices around diversity and inclusion with a command of current diversity and inclusion concepts.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to articulate the importance of diversity, inclusion, and belonging, in a higher educational setting.
  • Must satisfactorily complete EOU criminal and credential background check. Having a criminal history is not an automatic bar to employment.
  • In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire. Eastern Oregon University does not sponsor applicants for employment visas.
  • Must satisfactorily complete EOU criminal and credential background check. Having a criminal history is not an automatic bar to employment.
  • In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire. Eastern Oregon University will not sponsor applicants for employment visas.

Application Details

Applicant must provide:
1) Letter of application (which should include why this position is attractive to the applicant, how it meets the applicant’s professional goals, and what attracts the applicant to EOU);
2) Curriculum vitae;
3) Submit names, emails, and phone numbers for at least three professional references in the reference section of the application. References will not be contacted without prior knowledge and approval.

Candidates are encouraged to review the values and principles of Eastern Oregon University https://www.eou.edu/institutional-effectiveness/values-and-principles/.
Only complete files of qualified applicants will be reviewed.
Eastern Oregon University – Oregon’s Rural University! – is a respected public, higher education institution of academic excellence. Brilliant faculty and staff thrive and together fulfill their career ambitions to serve students from all walks of life.
EOU is a beautiful, quaint campus nestled in a remarkably scenic, high elevation valley populated by wonderful, community-minded citizens that have balanced work-life flexibility. Take a virtual tour of Eastern Oregon University https://www.eou.edu/visitor/.

EOU offers a very attractive package of State of Oregon public employee benefits including:
  • Paid holidays (10 days/year), and paid sick time-off (12 days/year), paid vacation (22 days/year)
  • Full medical, dental and vision Individual and Family Healthcare Insurance (95%+ employer-paid medical, dental, vision)
  • Generous Oregon Public Employee Retirement System benefits
  • Employer-paid life insurance
  • Discounted tuition benefits for employees and eligible dependents
  • For more details, see Prospective Employees https://www.eou.edu/hr/prospective-employees/.

Eastern Oregon University is an EEO Employer and welcomes applications from women, members of historically underrepresented minority groups, US Veterans, and persons with disabilities. EOU is committed to providing equal opportunity in its recruitment, admissions, educational programs, activities, and employment without illegal discrimination on the basis of age, color, disability, national origin, race, marital status, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression or any status as protected by state or federal law.

 

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