Associate Chancellor and Vice Provost for Diversity


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Posted Under: Chicago, Illinois jobs in Other; Other jobs in zipcode 60601
Posted On: 2017-07-16 14:00:00

The University of Illinois at
Chicago (UIC) seeks an experienced and visionary individual to
serve as the Associate Chancellor and Vice Provost for Diversity,
to provide leadership in all areas of diversity.
UIC is among the nation's preeminent urban public research
universities, and a Carnegie RU/VH research institution. UIC is the
largest university in metropolitan Chicago, serving over 29,000
students and has one of the most diverse student bodies in the
nation and 12,500 faculty and staff. It is comprised of 15
colleges, including the state's major public medical center and six
health sciences colleges and schools. By emphasizing cutting-edge
and transformational research and commitment to the success of all
students, UIC embodies the dynamic and engaged 21st century urban
university.
At UIC, diversity is fundamental to the mission, the culture of
the campus, and its academic programs and institutional identity.
UIC has been recognized nationally for its ongoing leadership in
matters of diversity and inclusion. U.S. News & World
Report's "America's Best Colleges" recently ranked UIC among
the top 12 of 262 Carnegie classified national institutions for
campus ethnic diversity. UIC has become the major center for Latino
education in the Midwest, granting the largest number of
baccalaureate degrees and enrolling the largest numbers of Latino
graduate and professional students. Recently, INSIGHT Into
Diversity, awarded UIC the Higher Education Excellence in
Diversity (HEED) Award and it was named one of the nation's 25
best campuses for LGBT students by Campus Pride and
Huffington Post. Based upon its full time undergraduate
enrollment, UIC is designated as a Minority Serving Institution
(MSI), an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander
Institution (AANAPISI), and in 2015, UIC was designated as a
Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI).
The Associate Chancellor and Vice Provost for Diversity will
report to the Chancellor
and the Provost and Vice
Chancellor of Academic Affairs at the University of Illinois at
Chicago and will serve as a high-level advisor on initiatives and
issues in connection to diversity and inclusion. These include, but
are not limited to: how to create a more inclusive campus, how to
address climate issues in and out of the classroom, and how to help
all students and faculty thrive at a university where there is no
majority ethnicity or race.

The Associate Chancellor and Vice Provost for Diversity will
facilitate campus-wide efforts to enhance a campus culture where
diversity is a core principal. Duties include but are not limited
to:

Manage the Office of
Diversity, which currently includes five full-time staff, and
provide active oversight and support to its reporting units and
committees to maintain and cultivate UIC's diversity while
expanding understanding of its value as a cornerstone of academic
achievement and innovation. Reporting units and committees include
the: Early Outreach
Program, Chancellor's Status
Committees (African Americans, Asian Americans, Latinos,
LGBTQPA, Persons with Disabilities, and Women), and the
UIC Centers for Cultural Understanding and Social Change
(African-American Cultural Center, Arab American Cultural Center,
Asian American Resource and Cultural Center, Disability Resource
Center, Gender and Sexuality Center, Rafael Cintron Ortiz Latino
Cultural Center, and Women's Leadership and Resource Center);
Develop and track diversity evaluation metrics with respect to
students, staff, faculty and administration;
Assist units/colleges in developing tactical diversity
plans.
Manage available resources, including obtaining external grant
funding, to achieve strategic goals;
Assist with the creation and maintenance of relevant trainings,
informational sessions, and programming related to diversity issues
(e.g., search committee training, mentorship programs and scholarly
programs);
Partner with colleges to lend support and assistance to their
student and faculty recruitment and retention efforts;

The successful candidate must hold a post-graduate degree, be a
skilled administrator with significant experience in program
building and administration, and have the ability to mobilize
leaders from various institutional and community sectors around
shared diversity goals. Familiarity with higher education is
preferred. Candidates should demonstrate an ability to design bold,
creative and innovative initiatives and to command the respect of
colleagues within and beyond the university. The Associate
Chancellor and Vice Provost for Diversity will serve as a member of
the Chancellor's Cabinet and the Provost's Management Team.
For best consideration, application materials should be
submitted by September 5, 2017, via the
electronic job application. Nominations should
include the name, position, address, and telephone number.
Application materials should include a letter outlining
qualifications and interest, a curriculum vitae, and contact
information, including email and telephone numbers, for at least
five references. All inquiries and nominations should be sent to
.
UIC has a strong commitment to serve its highly diverse
community. As such, UIC especially welcomes applications from
women, underrepresented minority group members, persons with
disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, veterans and
others who would enrich the University's research, teaching, and
Great Cities' mission. The University of Illinois is an Equal
Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
The University of Illinois conducts background checks on all job
candidates upon acceptance of contingent offer of employment.
Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair
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