The Assistant Vice Chancellor provides Student Affairs equity and diversity leadership to advance the campus mission and vision, performing high-level functions as an administrative officer. They coordinate efforts within the unit and with other campus programs, building capacity for leadership in equity and inclusion, developing strong collaborative working relationships, and serving as one of the key catalysts in building an authentic, welcoming community. The position directs Equity, Diversity and Intercultural Programs (EDI), overseeing the Multi-Ethnic Student Program, International Student Program, and LGBTQIA2S+ Program. They are a key collaborator and resource for two US Department of Education funded projects – Summit Scholars (a TRIO Student Support Services project) and Native American Student Success (a Native American Serving Non-Tribal Institutions [NASNTI] project). The position reports to the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs.
1. Provide leadership on equity and inclusion across Student Affairs and student life.
Provide leadership advancing equity and inclusion across Student Affairs programs and student life, enhancing student learning and success, and increasing program effectiveness.
Lead student centered planning and assessment efforts supporting recruitment, persistence and success of a talented, diverse student body; providing student learning, development, and engagement; and advancing UMN Morris’ mission and vision.
Work with the Vice Chancellor and others to create an inclusive student environment that engages students, reflects and values students’ cultures and diversities, advances UMN Morris’ work as a NASNTI, and fosters intercultural competence, understanding, equity, and inclusion.
Maintain current expertise in and share guidance on student-centered equity and diversity initiatives. Build effective partnerships to foster student equity and inclusion. Serve as one of the key spokespeople, catalysts, and leaders in efforts to build an inclusive, multicultural community.
2. Provide leadership and direction for the Office of Equity, Diversity and Intercultural Programs (EDI).
Facilitate a multi-faceted office of five student centered programs: the longstanding Multi-Ethnic Student Program (founded in 1970), the International Student Program (2009), LGBTQIA2S+ Program (2013), and two US Dept. of Ed funded programs —Summit Scholars (2015) and Native American Student Success (2015). Support programs and partnerships advancing student success, equity, inclusion, and community.
Lead a diverse, inclusive, and highly effective staff team, including 9 professional/ administrative staff.
Plan, forecast, and oversee 15 university, student fee, and grant funded budgets. Collaborate with others to diversify funding streams for key student life initiatives.
Advance EDI program implementation and success. Support the continuation of US Department of Education funded college access and completion programs.
Lead response on critical incidents within key areas of responsibility with Student Affairs leads, Campus Police, and others. Serve on incident response teams.
3. Lead co-curricular Initiatives to foster intercultural learning and development.
Coordinate programs fostering intercultural learning and identity development for all UMN Morris students; engage students in critical conversations and respectful dialogue across difference; and advance students’ skills for inclusive leadership.
Provide faculty and staff workshops and consultation on critical topics related to underserved and international students and their success in higher education.
4. Engage in professional development and university, professional organization, and community service.
The University of Minnesota Morris Equity, Diversity, and Intercultural Programs seeks an Assistant Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and Director of Equity, Diversity and Intercultural Programs. This is a full-time, twelve month, annually renewable, professional and administrative appointment and includes some night and weekend work. The qualifications are as follows:
An earned Master’s degree or other advanced degree with 5+ years of administrative experience managing programs and resources
Experience working with traditionally underserved populations (i.e. first generation college students, individuals from low-income households, American Indian students, students of color, rural populations, and/or LGBTQIA2S+ communities)
A doctorate degree earned or in progress
Higher education experience including progres-ively responsible leadership for student centered offices/programs and demonstrated success in leading staff teams, fiscal management, strategic planning, program development, and assessment
Experience implementing equity, diversity, and inclusion best practices to foster student success
Proven leadership, management, and community building skills working with diverse cultures
A record of success in fostering dialogue and intercultural competence; advancing equity and inclusion; building partnerships; and creating diverse, inclusive work environments
Experience with US Department of Education grant programs such as TRIO or NASNTI
Strong interpersonal & communication skills
Experience as a collaborative leader who inspires confidence and trust
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About University of Minnesota, Morris
The University of Minnesota, Morris (UMM) provides a rigorous undergraduate liberal arts education, preparing its students to be global citizens who value and pursue intellectual growth, civic engagement, intercultural competence, and environmental stewardship.As a public land-grant institution, UMM is a center for education, culture, and research for the region, nation, and world. UMM is committed to outstanding teaching, dynamic learning, innovative faculty and student scholarship and creative activity, and public outreach. Our residential academic setting fosters collaboration, diversity, and a deep sense of community.