The inaugural Office of Institutional Equity and Inclusion will provide 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 office will be led by the Chief Diversity Officer and Campus Provost (CDO/CP) who will report directly to the president and serve on the executive cabinet. The CDO/CP will also provide leadership and operational oversight to the Downtown Campus and the Kitchens at Reynolds, the Collegeâs newest location in the City of Richmondâs East End. The Office of Institutional Equity and Inclusion 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 CDO/CP will create and implement an intentional, centralized and comprehensive institutional equity and inclusion plan and infrastructure with focus in areas that include (but not limited to): â¢Social justice, equity & inclusion programs, research, and thought leadership â¢Shaping equity-centered college policies, practices and programs â¢Employee development and curriculum inclusiveness â¢Scalable student success programs â¢Student completion supports â¢Special awareness months and cultural events â¢Womenâs issues â¢LGBTQ+ â¢Veterans â¢Data collection, reporting, and trend analysis â¢Partnerships with businesses, diverse communities, and organizations MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES: College Leadership â¢Serve on the President's executive leadership team (cabinet) and participate in the design and implementation of strategic plan initiatives. â¢Lead the inaugural Office of Institutional Equity and Inclusion, and in the development and implementation 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. â¢Serve as provost for the collegeâs Richmond locations (Downtown Campus, The Kitchens at Reynolds), providing leadership and administrative oversight of campus operations. â¢Develop and implement employee professional development to encourage diversity of thought while promoting equity, inclusivity and belonging and an ability to work and thrive in an increasingly diverse college community. â¢Provide actionable guidance on how students, faculty, and staff can better communicate on issues around equity, fairness, and creating a culture of belonging. â¢Partner with Human Resources to develop strategies and opportunities to recruit and retain a workforce that is reflective of the global diversity of the student population increasing productivity, efficiency, job-related knowledge and information, and certification attainment. â¢In collaboration with academic leadership and faculty, be a resource in the development of inclusive curricula and pedagogical practice. â¢Provide vision 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. Programming â¢Lead and support highly visible educational and awareness events and activities throughout the year. â¢Facilitate community-building to promote a safe, welcoming, and inclusive campus climate for all students, faculty and staff. Outreach and Collaboration â¢Identify and connect key local leaders and businesses with students, faculty, and staff to enhance the College's diversity presence in the Greater Richmond Region. â¢Represent the college on collective community impact initiatives that promote equity, diversity and inclusion and align with college strategic priorities. â¢Identify and acknowledge current practices which may contribute to institutional inequities and collaborate with college constituencies to change those practices; ensure students, faculty, and staff with minoritized identities are fully represented and participatory in this work. â¢Serve as an advocate, mentor, and resource in support of underrepresented students, faculty, and staff. â¢Prepare regular communications on the results of the Equity and Inclusion Plan for communication to internal and external audiences.
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About J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College
J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College Virginia's, newest community college, was founded in 1972 to serve the capital region in and around the City of Richmond. Since then, Reynolds has grown into the third largest college in the Virginia Community College System, enrolling students at three major campuses, at 5 off-campus sites, and "virtually" through distance learning. J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College continues to strive to meet the aspirations of its namesake to provide a practical and economic answer to the future educational needs of thousands of ...Virginians.