Employment Opportunities

 Provost/Chief Diversity Officer

(Position No. FA415)

J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College is one of the largest community colleges in Virginia and offers a variety of academic programs and services to the residents of the City of Richmond and five nearby counties. Annually, our three campuses serve approximately 13,000 credit students and provide training for 7,400 students through the Community College Workforce Alliance. During our 48-year history Reynolds is proud to have educated more than 350,000 people in the greater Richmond area. Additional information is available at the College’s Website:
The Provost/Chief Diversity Officer is an exciting opportunity for an experienced and forward-thinking higher education professional to join an award-winning college in a highly collaborative environment that encourages creativity and innovation, and is committed to student success and equitable outcomes for all. Reynolds is seeking applicants who share in its commitment to student success by striving to eliminate barriers to college access and achievement. The College champions a culture of inclusivity and diversity by recruiting and retaining a dynamic workforce who share in the value of respecting and celebrating a deeply diverse community of students, faculty, and staff. While the Provost’s responsibilities are college-wide, the primary office will be located on the college’s Downtown Campus, 700 E. Jackson Street, Richmond, VA 23220.


Full-time twelve-month administrative faculty-ranked appointment. Salary range:  $119,532- $176,877. Approximate maximum hiring salary: $119,532 - $142,000. Salary commensurate with the education and experience of the applicant. 



The Provost/Chief Diversity Officer (Provost/CDO) will lead the inaugural Office of Institutional Equity and Inclusion in providing college-wide leadership and accountability in developing and promoting a working and learning environment rooted in the basic tenets of fairness, diversity, and inclusiveness. The Provost/CDO will also provide leadership and operational oversight to the Downtown Campus and The Kitchens at Reynolds, the College’s newest location in the City of Richmond’s East End.  The Provost/CDO will lead in the development of a multi-year Reynolds Community College Equity and Inclusion Plan, which will serve as a roadmap for ensuring and sustaining diversity, equity and inclusive excellence. In collaboration with campus and community partners, the Provost/CDO will create and implement an intentional, centralized and comprehensive institutional equity and inclusion plan and infrastructure; and work collaboratively across the college to build and create initiatives focused on supporting the needs of our entire college population with diverse, multiple and intersecting identities. The Provost/CDO will facilitate community-building to promote a safe, welcoming, and inclusive campus climate for all students, faculty and staff by identifying and connecting key local leaders and businesses with students, faculty, and staff to enhance the College's diversity presence in the Greater Richmond Region; representing the college on collective community impact initiatives that promote equity, diversity and inclusion; and serve as an advocate, mentor, and resource in support of underrepresented students, faculty and staff.


  • Doctorate degree is required.
  • Considerable knowledge of institutional leadership, administrative management, program management, and multicultural organizations.
  • Knowledge of national and regional trends in higher education around diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver high-quality diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives that achieve targeted goals.
  • Demonstrated aptitude with infusing diversity, equity, and inclusion practices, particularly adept at collaborating with others who have varying perceptions of diversity, equity, and inclusion with sensitivity to multicultural variances.
  • Demonstrated and proven leadership in change management, strategic planning, fiscal, development and/or grant management, and program sustainability.
  • Demonstrated ability to facilitate partnerships with and between campus and community constituencies; and established leadership in developing relationships as a leader or member of a team, task force, or committee, expand networks, and build consensus.
  • Demonstrated excellent communication and interpersonal skills to include written, oral, listening, and presentation, and a demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in a diverse environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to use discretion and good judgment in handling confidential information.
  • Demonstrated ability to use a personal computer and current software programs. 
  • The selected candidate will be required to complete the Commonwealth’s Statement of Economic Interest, and must successfully pass the college’s pre-employment security screening.



  • A minimum of five years of progressive leadership experience designing, implementing, and sustaining diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives in a complex organization is preferred.
  • Current experience supervising diverse faculty and staff is also preferred.



Application reviews will begin August 6, 2020.  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  
To apply for this position, please visit the Virginia Jobs website For full consideration, the cover letter and curriculum vitae/resume must be received with the online application. Unofficial transcripts and other supplemental materials may be submitted with the online application. Official transcripts will be required upon hire.  


Emily Duncan, Recruitment Coordinator


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Reynolds Community College does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, family medical history or genetic information, military service, national origin, parental status, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), sexual orientation, or any other non-merit based factor in its employment opportunities, programs, services, and activities. Employment-related inquiries regarding the college’s nondiscrimination policy should be addressed to: EEO Officer,

Reynolds Community College Office of Human Resources Parham Road Campus Workforce Development and Conference Center, Suite 121  1651 E. Parham Road Richmond, VA 23228 (804) 523-5249