Provost/Chief Diversity Officer
(Position No. FA415)
TYPE OF APPOINTMENT:
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.
Emily Duncan, Recruitment Coordinator
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, EEO@Reynolds.edu.