Portland, OR, USA
Portland State University (PSU), Oregon’s preeminent public urban research university, invites inquiries, nominations, and applications for the position of Vice President for Global Diversity and Inclusion.
Located in the heart of Oregon’s economic and cultural center, PSU is the most diverse public university in Oregon. PSU enrolls approximately 28,000 students from every state in the nation and more than 80 foreign countries in 88 bachelor’s, 88 master’s, and 37 doctoral programs. Founded in 1946, PSU is hailed by The Princeton Review as one of the best colleges and universities in the West. The university is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities and all programs are accredited by professional bodies. PSU encompasses seven primary divisions—College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, College of Urban & Public Affairs, College of Education, Maseeh College of Engineering & Computer Science, School of Business, School of Social Work, and OHSU-PSU School of Public Health—as well as the University Library, University Honors College, and the University Studies Program. A Carnegie Doctoral Research University (High Intensity), PSU has grown its sponsored research in recent years, with $60.5 million in research expenditures in 2017-18. A vibrant campus spanning 50 buildings in downtown Portland, PSU is an integral part of the Portland metro area.
Reporting directly to the President, the Vice President for Global Diversity and Inclusion (VPGDI) will be a respected leader with a strong commitment to the mission of an urban public university and to the educational value of inclusive excellence. This senior officer will promote diversity, equity, and inclusion across the campus and in the greater community through strategic planning, collaboration, and innovation. The vice president will lead the Global Diversity and Inclusion (GDI) division; provide strategic and visionary leadership in promoting an institutional culture that values diversity and supports inclusive excellence; partner with campus leaders, students, faculty, staff, and external constituencies to create and facilitate cultural change and transformation; proactively develop and implement policies, plans, programs, and activities that both educate and promote diversity, equity, and inclusion as core values of the institution; and lead Portland State’s efforts in realizing its bold ambition to become a national model for inclusive excellence and community engagement.
The overarching goal of the VPGDI will be to promote and implement PSU’s strategic plan by intentionally incorporating an equity lens into the working fiber of the institution that will cultivate an environment in which all members of the university will feel a sense of belonging and can thrive as individuals and as a community. The VPGDI will serve as a valued member of the President’s Executive Council and lead the 80-member President’s Diversity Action Council (DAC). The VPGDI will be responsible for an administrative division comprised of four pillars: (1) Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Advocacy; (2) Diversity Education & Learning; (3) Equity & Compliance; and (4) Diversity & Multicultural Student Services. This position will manage a $6 million dollar budget and supervise 45 full-time employees, including five direct reports, and over 70 student employees.
The ideal candidate will be a visionary and transformative thought leader, strategist, administrator, community builder, and collaborative campus partner who has a track record of successfully advancing inclusive excellence and positive change in a complex environment. This person will be adept at fostering dialogue with multiple constituencies across and beyond the campus, building coalitions, and achieving results through influence, empowerment, and competence. The ideal candidate will have a deep understanding of and expertise in the issues of race, sexuality, gender, disability, indigeneity, class, and the dynamics of difference, privilege, and power. This person will also possess the energy, enthusiasm, drive, emotional intelligence, and gravitas necessary to achieve ambitious goals. Requirements include a minimum of a master’s degree and five years of relevant experience.
Portland State University has retained Spelman Johnson to assist with this search. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled; complete applications received by December 6, 2019, will be assured full consideration. A resume with an accompanying cover letter may be submitted via the Spelman Johnson website at www.spelmanjohnson.com/open-positions. Confidential inquiries and nominations should be directed to Jim Norfleet at email@example.com. Applicants needing reasonable accommodations to participate in the application process should contact Spelman Johnson at 413-529-2895.
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Reno, NV, USA
The University of Nevada, Reno is the State of Nevada’s historic land grant institution of higher education and is one of the eight institutions of higher education governed by the Nevada System of Higher Education, with a growing and increasingly diverse student enrollment approaching 22,000, including 40 percent being comprised of traditionally underrepresented populations. The University of Nevada, Reno recognizes that diversity promotes excellence in education and research. The University is an inclusive and engaged community and recognizes the added value that students, faculty, and staff from different backgrounds bring to the educational experience. The University provides a comprehensive selection of degree programs at the undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral levels. Recently recognized as an emerging Hispanic Serving Institution, the University has also been recognized as a top tier Best National University by U.S. News and World Report .
Reporting to the associate vice president for student life services, the executive director of residential life, housing and food services (ED) is responsible for the total operation of a comprehensive department, including all fiscal, physical, and developmental aspects of on campus residential living. Overseeing the Food Service program in excess of $14 million and the Housekeeping/Maintenance contract of over $1.6 million is included in these responsibilities, as well as the relationship and management of privatized housing for grad students, faculty and staff. The ED also oversees aspects of marketing, assessment, student accounts, human resources, payroll, accounts payable and receivables, summer conferences and recruitment for the department.
The position is responsible for effective and efficient development of 30 residential and food service operating budgets totaling nearly $40 million plus an additional $3+million in budgeted accounts to insure self-supporting status and to maintain responsiveness to the needs of the university community. The ED oversees the physical environment of each of the nine (9) on-campus residential complexes, totaling over 1 million square feet and valued at approximately $400 million, to insure they are well maintained, clean, and secure, with both short and long term planning parameters. The ED is charged with building reserve funds to address changes in key planning assumptions and unanticipated repair, in addition to allowing for planned replacement of facilities and their contents.
Minimum requirements include a master’s degree and five years of managerial or related professional experience or a doctoral degree and three years of managerial or related professional experience in in residential life and housing administration to include program development and implementation, supervision, educational discipline, food service, business management, and budgeting. The successful candidate will also possess experience managing complex budgets with a demonstrated ability to prioritize both human and fiscal resources; demonstrated strategic thinking and planning skills; the ability to work collaboratively with students, families, faculty, and staff at all levels in a complex and diverse environment; demonstrated construction and renovation knowledge; demonstrated evidence of the ability to build and maintain strong relationships with key partners, with emphasis on communication and collaboration; demonstrated ability to create a strategic vision and motivate others; and a demonstrated personal and professional commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence.
Review of applications will begin November 22, 2019 and continue until the position is filled. A resume and cover letter explaining how the applicant meets the qualifications specified in this announcement may be submitted via the Spelman Johnson website at www.spelmanjohnson.com/open-positions . Confidential inquiries and nominations for this position may be emailed to Laura Puckett Boler at firstname.lastname@example.org. Applicants needing reasonable accommodation to participate in the application process should contact Spelman Johnson at 413-529-2895.
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The University of Nevada, Reno is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action in recruitment of its employees and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, creed, national origin, veteran status, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, or gender expression. The University of Nevada, Reno employs only United States citizens and aliens lawfully authorized to work in the United States. Women, under-represented groups, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.
Denton, TX, USA
Since 1890, the University of North Texas (UNT) has been a catalyst for the transformation of its students and the North Texas region. UNT is dedicated to providing an excellent educational experience to over 39,000 diverse students while fueling the intellectual, economic, and cultural progress of one of the fastest-growing and most dynamic regions in the United States. A student-focused public research university with an emphasis on sustainability, UNT offers 105 bachelor’s, 88 master’s, and 37 doctoral degree programs, many nationally and internationally recognized. Located in Denton, approximately 36 miles north of Dallas and Fort Worth, UNT is one of the region’s largest and most comprehensive universities. It is classified as a Carnegie Tier One research institution, with 3,700 dedicated full-time faculty and staff members focused on helping students succeed, and more than 425 student organizations, 42 fraternities and sororities, and 137 academic and honor societies.
Reporting to the executive director of student financial aid and scholarships (SFAS), the director of operations, financial aid, directs all strategic and operational day-to-day activities relative to financial aid processing operations, grant and loan operations. The annual financial aid expenditures at UNT exceed $390 million, including $50 million in scholarship funds. The director is responsible for compliance with all applicable federal, state, and institutional regulations and policies. The director is expected to provide vision, leadership and management to the operations team and will supervise assistant directors of processing, grants and loans as well as team members. The director will work continuously to enhance and implement operations to support the goals of the university, division and department, and will evaluate, identify and implement business practices and system processing enhancements to increase efficiency and provide superior customer service to all students. In addition, she/he will direct all aspects of the enterprise information system (Oracle/PeopleSoft) and direct the project portfolio in conjunction with Information Technology Shared Services (ITSS) and SFAS management level staff, including the coordination and testing of relevant Oracle/PeopleSoft updates and the review of set up tables to identify programming changes for new aid year processing. The director is responsible for all functions relative to developing, allocating and monitoring budgets with state and institutional financial aid programs, developing, overseeing and participating in new internal and external initiatives and special projects and will serve in a leadership role within the office, division and university. The director serves as a key liaison to university administrative, academic, and division offices regarding SFAS operations and administration and will represent the office throughout campus and at external events.
A bachelor’s degree (master’s preferred) and substantial documented progressive professional experience in a financial aid office are required. In addition, expert knowledge of general financial aid systems, policies and procedures, and federal and state financial aid regulations, as well as knowledge of basic management skills and counseling techniques, will be expected of the director. Sophisticated understanding and demonstrated experience with data reporting/analytical skills, and expert utilization of data and current industry technology in support of the division’s goals and responsibilities will be expected of the director.
The successful candidate will demonstrate a proven record of developing relationships and building rapport with internal and external academic and administrative constituencies and an unwavering commitment to delivering superior customer service. In addition, the successful candidate will have the experience to manage a dynamic team of three direct reports, and a total of nineteen team members, as well as oversee all training, supervision, professional development, and evaluation of staff to ensure a climate of collaboration and teamwork. Previous experience with the PeopleSoft student information system will be a plus.
Review of applications will begin December 4, 2019 and continue until the position is filled. A resume with an accompanying cover letter may be submitted via the Spelman Johnson website at www.spelmanjohnson.com/open-positions . Nominations for this position may be emailed to Kendra E. Dane at email@example.com. Applicants needing reasonable accommodation to participate in the application process should contact Spelman Johnson at 413-529-2895.
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The University of North Texas System and its component institutions are committed to equal opportunity and comply with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University of North Texas System and its component institutions do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, and employment practices.
Washington, DC, USA
The George Washington University was created in 1821 through an Act of the Congress, fulfilling George Washington’s vision of an institution in the nation’s capital dedicated to educating and preparing future leaders. Building on the visionary promise of its namesake, George Washington University (GW) is an ambitious, forward looking institution committed to fostering and maintaining a commitment to service, engagement, belonging and respect, and improving the experience of every GW community member. With ten schools and colleges on three campuses, GW’s approximately 12,000 undergraduate and 16,000 graduate students are high achieving, entrepreneurial, and engaged, seeking outlets for their aspirations, passions, and talents. Through GW’s vast network of world-class academic opportunities, access, partnerships and policy-research initiatives, GW puts its knowledge to work for immediate impact.
Reporting to the associate vice president for safety and security, the chief of police (chief) provides leadership and direction for the George Washington Police Department (GWPD), an unarmed police force of more than 100 uniformed personnel, all of whom are Special Police Officers commissioned by, or security officers licensed by, the DC government. GWPD provides security, crime prevention and patrol services by car, Segways®, bicycle, and foot on a daily basis, 24 hours a day. The chief serves as the public face of GWPD internally and externally and provides day-to-day, strategic management and oversight of the University’s security programs. The chief establishes and communicates a departmental vision and provides strong, energetic leadership and direction to GWPD staff in the implementation of that vision. Nurturing a strong sense of teamwork, the chief is expected to attract and retain a workforce that reflects the diversity of the University and the Washington. D.C. area community while creating and maintaining an environment that promotes a workplace climate based on respect and trust, where individuals feel comfortable reporting incidents of discrimination or harassment.
It is a thrilling time to be joining GW and leading this department. This new chief will find an extremely supportive campus as GW has made safety a campus priority. The chief, in conjunction with the associate vice president for safety and security, will work to reorganize the department in order to shape the culture and future of the GWPD.
The successful candidate will have a bachelor’s degree in an appropriate area of specialization plus ten years of relevant professional experience, or a master’s degree or higher in a relevant area of study plus eight years of relevant professional experience. Degree requirements may be substituted with an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. Candidates must possess a District of Columbia Special Police Commission or have the ability to obtain a DC Commission within 120 days of employment. The new chief will have the ability to work with faculty, staff and professionals in multiple settings and locations; the ability to promote diversity in the workforce; an appreciation for the data that will be required to make meaningful management decisions; demonstrated comfort with loose matrix organizational structures; and recognition that being effective and results-oriented is paramount.
The preferred qualifications include experience serving in a higher education environment and knowledge of federal and state laws, rules and regulations that affect a multi-faceted institution of higher education. The chief will be expected to have strong communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to work collegially with all levels of the organization toward common objectives; the ability to motivate and lead others in the accomplishment of tasks, objectives and missions; will be expected to take the initiative in influencing events and policy decisions; and will have the ability to plan, direct and coordinate program and administrative decisions and to solve problems of a complex and conceptual nature based on evidence at hand.
Review of applications will begin November 19, 2019 and continue until the position is filled. A resume with an accompanying cover letter may be submitted via the Spelman Johnson website at www.spelmanjohnson.com/open-positions . Nominations for this position may be emailed to Heather J. Larabee at firstname.lastname@example.org . Applicants needing reasonable accommodation to participate in the application process should contact Spelman Johnson at 413-529-2895.
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The university is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action (EEO/AA) employer committed to maintaining a non-discriminatory, diverse work environment. The university does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law in any of its programs or activities.