Associate Vice President Community, Equity & Inclusive Excellence
Employee Type: AP-Administrative Professional
Position Number: 125137
Work Location: Pullman
Summary of Duties: The Associate Vice President is responsible for providing executive leadership and strategic direction within the area of Student Affairs. As a member of the Vice President's senior staff, provide executive-level oversight and leadership in directing the university's community, equity and inclusion initiatives, including direct support to diverse student populations and supporting the recruitment and retention of diverse faculty and staff. Executive-level oversight includes office and programs within the Access Center, Equity and Diversity, Cultural Houses, Diversity Education, Elson S. Floyd Cultural Center Programming, Gender Identity/Expression and Sexual Orientation Resource Center (GIESORC), Multicultural Student Services (MSS), Women's Resource Center.
Required Qualifications: Positions require a Master Degree in a related field and a minimum of eight (8) years of related professional experience in a complex organization, with preference given to experience in a higher education setting.
Any combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted for the education requirement on a year-for-year basis.
Founded in 1890 in Pullman, Washington State University (WSU) is Washington’s land-grant university with an overarching mission of improving the quality of life for all citizens – locally, nationally, and globally. WSU is committed to innovation and excellence in research and scholarship. WSU has a current enrollment of over 30,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students and approximate...ly 6,000 faculty and staff at its five campuses (Pullman, Spokane, Tri-Cities, Vancouver, and Everett), as well as its numerous other locations across the State of Washington and online through its Global Campus. With a new President (Dr. Kirk Schulz began as the University’s 11th president in June 2016) and a new Vice President of Finance and Administration (Stacy Pearson started in March 2017); the University community is energized and excited.
U.S. News & World Report's 2016 "America's Best Colleges" rankings place WSU in the top 75 public national universities. WSU was one of only three Northwest universities to be placed in the top two tiers, along with the University of Washington and the University of Oregon. WSU is ranked as a "highest research activity" institution by the Carnegie Foundation and is in the top 12 percent of research universities as reported by the National Science Foundation. Also, WSU was recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching for its engagement activities with its Community Engagement Classification.
WSU employs approximately 6,000 faculty and professional staff and the University deeply values diversity among its faculty, students, and staff. WSU students represent diverse social, economic, and ethnic backgrounds: approximately 10 percent of WSU students hail from outside the state of Washington, and approximately 6.8 percent are international students. WSU annually awards more than $280 million in scholarships and financial aid to approximately 17,000 undergraduate students.