The Assistant Provost for Diversity and Inclusion will be a thoughtful and influential communicator who drives creative, dynamic, and forward-thinking strategy and execution to foster a diverse and inclusive University community, as well as deepening relationships with diverse campus and non-campus constituencies. This will include working closely with colleagues in the Office of Academic Affairs and other areas on diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives both within and outside of the University community that connect to academic priorities and institutional goals and objectives.
Primary responsibilities include strategic oversight and leadership of the University’s inclusion mission and goals, ongoing attention to and facilitation of a University culture that embraces and respects human differences across all aspects of diversity, and cultivating a climate of mutual respect and acceptance by fostering opportunities for intentional collaborative interactions among administrators, faculty, staff, students and members of the greater community.
The selected individual will collaboratively develop and implement a strategic plan for inclusion, diversity, equity and inter-cultural dialogue and outreach which aligns with the University’s Strategic Plan. This will include identifying and evaluating current campus efforts on diversity, inclusion and equity for best practices, relevancy, and effectiveness and developing an equity and inclusion initiative to foster on-going inter-cultural engagement, social justice, and racial, sexual, gender, and LGBTQ inclusion and equity, and to prepare our students to be the next generation of leaders.
Master’s level degree plus at least two (2) years of post-graduate progressively responsible experience and success in diversity/inclusion program development, assessment and management. Previous experience in supervising employees and programs, budget development, and administration. Experience working with a diverse constituency.
Experience and demonstrated accomplishment in the higher education sector, or in the not-for-profit sector which are transferable to higher education. Demonstrated ability to work effectively with and accomplish outcomes in a complex multi-dimensional organization and culture. Experience responding to events that warrant a high level of understanding and appropriate reaction to issues associated with equity, diversity, and inclusion both within and external to the University.
Since 1908, Youngstown State University has prepared its graduates to become leaders in the region, the state, and the nation. Located on a beautiful 140-acre campus near downtown Youngstown, Ohio, YSU offers a comprehensive selection of major programs backed by a strong tradition of teaching and scholarship. YSU has a diverse student body of approximately 12,700 students. Multicultural students make up nearly 18 percent of the student body at the University, and over 400 international students hail from fifty-five countries. A student-faculty ratio of 16:1 provide the personal contact associated with a smaller institution, and its connection to the Ohio state system of higher education enables it to draw on the vast resources of that system.
Youngstown State University is a comprehensive urban research university that provides associate, baccalaureate, and graduate instruction and continuing education in one location. The University offers a broad curriculum in the School of Graduate Studies and Research and six colleges: Business Administration; Education; Creative Arts and Communications; Health and Human Services; Liberal Arts and Social Sciences; and Science, Technology, E...ngineering, and Mathematics.
Youngstown State University provides for a broad-based education through a core curriculum of 45 semester hours spread across five areas of concentration and emphasizing the development of writing, speaking, and critical-thinking skills.