The Associate Vice President/Chief Diversity Officer for Inclusion and Diversity (AVP/CDO) provides innovative leadership to establish inclusive excellence and diversity as core values throughout all aspects of our comprehensive regional state University community. The AVP/CDO leads and facilitates the development and implementation of a strategic plan for inclusion and diversity, aligned with the university strategic plan, with a focus on student academic achievement and faculty and staff engagement. Coordinates with others to provide diversity and inclusive programs and initiatives across the University. Collaborates with others to create and deliver co-curricular programming and initiatives designed to enhance and expand recruitment, retention, graduation and career placement of geographically underrepresented, underserved students. Provides leadership and/or partnership at all levels of the university to promote and evaluate progress and impact of efforts to be an inclusive and welcoming environment. Represents the university on matters related to inclusion and diversity. The AVP/CDO is a member of the Council of Administrators, advises President's Cabinet, and maintains strong collaborative working relationships among administration, faculty, staff, students and external constituents, and serves as a team builder. The AVP/CDO, along with the Affirmative Action Officer and Chief Human Resources Officer, provides leadership to the campus on issues of equity, social justice, safe, inclusive, and welcoming learning/working environments.
Master's degree from a regionally accredited institution, preferably in education, social sciences, human relations, behavior sciences or relevant discipline required.
Type and Length of Experience:
Five years of relevant, successful and progressive experience in an organizational leadership position with responsibility for diversity and inclusion initiatives and programs.
Demonstrated experience managing a comprehensive diversity program, including curriculum development, organizational development and institutional changes.
PH.D. or other terminal degree from a regionally accredited university.
Type and Length of Experience:
Three years of relevant, successful and progressive experience in a higher education leadership position with responsibility for diversity and inclusion initiatives and programs.
Association with national diversity and equity organizations.
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Founded in 1858, Winona State University is a comprehensive public university with close to 8,900 students. The oldest member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System, Winona State offers 80 undergraduate, pre-professional, licensure, graduate, and doctorate programs on its three campuses: the original Main Campus in Winona, the West Campus in Winona, and Winona State University-Rochester.