Virginia Tech is a public land-grant university, committed to teaching and learning, research, and outreach to the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world. Building on its motto of Ut Prosim (that I may serve), Virginia Tech is dedicated to InclusiveVT—serving in the spirit of community, diversity, and excellence. We seek candidates who adopt and practice the Principles of Community, which are fundamental to our on-going efforts to increase access and inclusion, and to create a community that nurtures learning and growth for all of its members. Virginia Tech actively seeks a broad spectrum of candidates to join our community in preparing leaders for the world.
The Pamplin College of Business cultivates an appreciation of inclusion and diversity among faculty, students, and staff and is intentional in the recruitment, engagement, education, and retention of underrepresented populations within the college. This intentionality is evident in our efforts to bring high-achieving high school students from targeted high schools to campus for a two-day workshop, to bring underrepresented speakers to campus to engage with our students and faculty, with our support of underrepresented student organizations with faculty advisors, and with the student diversity conferences and competitions held annually. The Director of Diversity and Inclusion will coordinate with others in the college to support these and other inclusion initiatives and will serve as the senior diversity officer. He/she will be responsible for planning, implementing, coordinating, and assessing the advancement of diversity and inclusion of all stakeholders of the College: alumni boards, students, faculty, and staff. The Director will serve as a liaison between the University Office of Inclusion and Diversity and the College and will be responsible for coordination across the various constituencies within the College. A core component of this work will include partnering with department heads to advance faculty diversity, including recruitment and retention. There is an expectation that data will be used to inform decision making. The position will establish and maintain networks of university partners. He or she will identify opportunities for outreach to national organizations and disciplinary associations as part of a proactive approach to identifying prospective applicants that promote a diverse faculty. This position will report to the Associate Dean for Administration.
Master's degree or training and work experience at a level that equates to an advanced degree; experience identifying and/or recruiting underrepresented populations; leadership and development experience with inclusion and diversity issues and programs; demonstrated commitment to inclusion; experience working with diverse communities; candidate must possess strong communication, administrative, interpersonal, and problem-solving skills; ability to work in a diverse and dynamic environment; experience working with senior management and/or faculty on issues of strategic importance; ability to interact effectively with administrative, faculty, staff and student constituencies at all levels.
Undergraduate or graduate degree in a business-related field; experience working in a higher education environment or an agency that partners with higher education institutions; experience in recruiting diverse instructional faculty and in developing programs for their promotion and retention.
Employee Category: Administrative and Professional Faculty
Appointment Type: Regular
Tenure Status: Non-Tenure Track
Percent Employment: Full-time
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