Associate vice president for institutional equity
About the position
Virginia commonwealth university seeks an assistant/associate vice president, institutional equity. Reporting to the vice president of institutional equity, effectiveness & success (IES), the AVP will promote a climate of trust, honesty, and integrity where all people are valued, and where differences are recognized as an asset. The AVP’s role focuses on meeting and exceeding civil rights compliance standards, as well as ensuring all federal and state legal and regulatory requirements are fulfilled in a timely manner. They will provide broad leadership in the areas of title IX, accessibility and ADA Services, equal equity opportunity, and equity, and data and case Management. In addition, the role will lead reporting and data analysis functions.
Mission or goal of unit: The office of institutional equity, effectiveness and success (IES) advances VCU’s commitment to fostering a more diverse, inclusive and equitable learning and work environment. From equal opportunity and affirmative action; to transformative success and inclusive excellence; IES delivers impactful and data-informed diversity and inclusion programs and strategies, promoting cultural competence, civil discourse and racial justice.
Chief purpose: To support the vice president of institutional equity, effectiveness & success (IES) in fulfilling the university’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and to actualizing these values. The role will fulfill critical leadership functions and will ensure the university’s proactive, compliant, and appropriate handling of civil rights-oriented issues. They will additionally coordinate essential reporting and data analysis functions.
How to Apply
VCU’s executive search team is assisting virginia commonwealth university in this search. Applications and nominations are now being accepted. Application materials should be submitted to the VCU eJobs portal located at the link below:
VCU eJobs portal: http://www.vcujobs.com/postings/101188
Additionally, confidential inquiries, nominations and application materials should be directed to Carol Ann Lawson. Submission of application materials as PDF attachments is strongly encouraged. The search will be conducted with a commitment of confidentiality for candidates until finalists are selected. Initial screening of applications will begin immediately and will continue until an appointment is made.
Inquiries, nominations and application materials should be directed to:
Carol Ann Lawson, director of strategic initiatives
Celia O’Hallahan, talent acquisition specialist
VCU human resources
With a total student population of more than 31,000, Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) is a public research university located in the capital city of Richmond, VA. The VCU Health System is an urban teaching hospital and is home to VCU Medical Center, the #1 ranked medical center in the Richmond metropolitan area with the only Level I trauma center in central Virginia. Together they make VCU the largest employer in the city of Richmond (22,888 including VCU and VCU Health employees).
Founded in 1838 and currently belonging to the elite group of R1 – Doctoral Universities with Highest Research Activity by Carnegie Classification, VCU enrolls students from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and 108 countries. Students choose from 59 undergraduate, 69 master’s, 42 doctoral programs, three first-professional programs and 44 certificate programs offered by 11 schools and three colleges. With two main campuses on 173 acres in the historic downtown area, as well as satellite campuses located across the state and internationally, VCU boasts a diverse campus community, including approximately 43 percent of the student body identifying as minority, as well as an 18:1 student-faculty ratio, and more than 500 student clubs and organizations.
One of the largest academic health centers in the nation with a 52-acre footprint one block from Capitol Square, VCU Health System also maintains over 2.5 million square feet of facilities in satellite locations surrounding the city, including research space at the Virginia Biotechnology Research Park. In addition to VCU Medical Center, the $3.2 billion health system includes Community Memorial Hospital, the Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU, the Virginia Premier Health Plan (a 220,000-member non-profit Managed Care Organization), and the MCV Physicians (a faculty practice plan with more than 700 members and 770 residents and fellows).
Manny Liban, director of communications and information management, office of institutional equity, effectiveness and success
Kevin Harris, associate vice president for strategic initiatives and engagement. Interim senior associate dean for diversity, equity and inclusion. VCU school of medicine
Squig Moore, director of employee success and development