The Associate Vice President for Inclusive Excellence leads the development, implementation, advancement and measurement of a strategic and integrated approach to diversity and inclusive excellence in all aspects of university life. This role provides strategic direction over a university-wide strategic diversity and inclusion plan under the auspices of the Office of Inclusive Excellence (OIE) and leads the integration and implementation of Hamline's university-wide diversity and inclusion policies, programs and practices while ensuring continued alignment with the university's mission and core values.
Hamline recognizes the essential role inclusion plays in efforts to prepare students for success in an increasingly variable and changing world. The individual in this role will have a shared vision of inclusion and have the ability to implement that vision across the university, strengthening our institutional inclusion where needed and driving and responding to change in the promotion of a more inclusive and high-impact university culture.
The Associate Vice President for Inclusive Excellence is responsible for coordinating the efforts, in collaboration with leaders from across the University, on promoting and assessing institutional structures, policies, and practices regarding: (1) equity-driven and innovative approaches to delivering higher education and diversity learning to all Hamline students; (2) learning-centered and assessment-based collaborations with faculty on curriculum and among co-curricular units, and external community partners; (3) rigorous engagement with diverse student retention and recruitment efforts and persistence to graduation; and (4) the value and sustainability of the office's equity and inclusion work through ongoing research and assessment working with Institutional Research and Institutional Advancement leaders to make data driven decisions.
The Associate Vice President for Inclusive Excellence reports to the President and serves on the University Leadership Team staff and coordinates with the leaders from Enrollment and Academic Services, Human Resources and Student Affairs and leads an inclusive excellence council.
Applicants are required to provide a CV or resume and a cover letter that includes a philosophy statement (1000 words max). In addition, the three references listed on the application will receive a notification request to provide a letter of recommendation on behalf of the applicant. Recommendation should include why the applicant is best qualified for the position.
A Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) or terminal degree
Demonstrated success in diversity-based or inclusive curricular development
Experience working in an administrative role working with a variety of constituencies
Experience with developing or delivering events or programming related to inclusive excellence
Ability to develop and present metrics to demonstrate success of inclusive excellence initiatives
Ability to develop or assist in the development of, and ability to deliver in the classroom, curriculum that promotes an inclusive and high-impact academic experience
Experience conducting research and producing scholarship grounded in the promotion of diversity or inclusion excellence
Demonstrated experience collecting and using data to assess success of programs
Ability to effectively lead others and influence changes in curriculum and co-curriculum programs without direct oversight of key areas, taking accountability for assessment and success
Experience and sensitivity working with individuals from diverse backgrounds
Demonstrated cross-cultural competencies, including strong emotional intelligence, influencing skills, and the ability to engage and build relationships with university constituencies and underrepresented individuals and groups
Experience responding to crisis situations by collaborating with communications and contributing to responses as appropriate
Ability to manage change in a complex, academic environment
Professional experience in a budget management role
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About Hamline University
Creativity and innovation in teaching and learning are the hallmark of Hamline University, home to more than 5,000 undergraduate, graduate, and law students. At Hamline, students collaborate with professors invested in their success. They are challenged in and out of the classroom to create and apply knowledge in local and global contexts, while cultivating an ethic of civic responsibility, social justice, and inclusive leadership and service. Hamline is the top-ranked university of its class in Minnesota, according to U.S.News & World Report's "America's Best Colleges". Founded in 1854, Hamline also is Minnesotas first university and among the first coeducational institutions in the nation. Located in Saint Paul, Minnesota, Hamline is affiliated with the United Methodist Church and offers courses and degree programs in Saint Paul and Minneapolis.