To enrich education through diversity, The College of New Jersey is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The College has a strong commitment to achieving diversity among faculty and staff, and strongly encourages women and members of underrepresented groups to apply.
The Office of Inclusive Excellence is seeking candidates for the Assistant Vice President for Inclusive Excellence position. The Assistant Vice President for Inclusive Excellence is an institutional leader, serving to advance The College of New Jersey's vision to ensure a welcoming and inclusive environment, to deepen our ability to share and to engage with diverse perspectives, and to maximize the success and inclusion of all students, staff, alumni and faculty.
Reporting to the Vice President for Inclusive Excellence, and as a member of the Vice President's leadership team, the Assistant Vice President will be charged with bridging vision and strategy, and with developing and implementing capacity building, execution and leadership of critical institutional initiatives, policies and projects. Utilizing a deep understanding of DEI challenges and an ability to lead systemic change, the Assistant Vice President will collaborate with campus leaders, students, alumni, faculty, staff and external constituencies to embed equity and inclusion into all campus operations, facilitate cultural change and transformation of the student experience and will provide leadership in enhancing the institutional climate.
In addition, the Assistant Vice President will develop methods and infrastructure for data collection and communication around equity, diversity and inclusion efforts and foster community partnerships. A strategic and innovative leader, the successful candidate will have a track record of accomplishments in leading institutional initiatives, building programs, managing high performing teams, and promoting diversity in a complex organizational setting.
Provides leadership, strategic direction and oversight, in partnership with the Inclusive Excellence Leadership Team, for fostering an inclusive, welcoming, and engaging working and learning environment.
Supervises the Director of Intercultural Affairs, the Project Coordinator for Inclusive Excellence, and the Diversity Graduate Assistants.
Develops signature programs and events that promote cultural awareness, intercultural engagement, cultural competency, and coalition building for all members of the campus community.
Promotes student success through general advocacy and a variety of academic support, diversity education, professional development, leadership and mentoring projects that provide opportunities for intentional engagement and interaction on issues of diversity, inclusion, and social justice perspectives.
Supports initiatives to improve retention, persistence, and completion for underrepresented or at- risk students.
Utilizes data to identify where the college can support students inside and outside the classroom, to ensure equity in student success.
The Assistant Vice President for Inclusive Excellence will perform other duties as assigned.
Required Skills and Abilities
Demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, sensibility, gendered identity, sexual orientation, religious, and ethnic backgrounds present in the campus and local community.
Knowledge of contemporary pedagogy, theory and practice on issues of diversity, equity, inclusion and multiculturalism in higher education.
Outstanding interpersonal and community relations skills and the ability to establish and maintain collaborative and effective working relationships with students, staff, faculty, alumni and administration.
Independent judgment to plan, prioritize, and organize a diversified workload with attention to detail.
Skill in examining and developing operations and procedures, formulating policy, and developing and implementing.
Excellent oral and written communication skills new strategies and procedures.
Required Education and Experience
Master degree from an accredited institution, along with at least five years of relevant, successful, and progressive experience in a leadership position with responsibility for advancing diversity and inclusion programs and initiatives;
At least three years of experience with professional staff development and supervision.
Budget management experience.
TCNJ is a highly selective institution that has earned national recognition for its commitment to excellence. Founded in 1855, TCNJ has become an exemplar of the best in public higher education and is consistently acknowledged as one of the top comprehensive colleges in the nation. TCNJ currently is ranked as one of the 75 "Most Competitive" schools in the nation by Barron's Profiles of American Colleges and is rated the No. 1 public institution in the northern region of the country by U.S. News & World Report. TCNJ was named the #10 value in public higher education by the Princeton review in 2009 and, in 2006, was awarded a Phi Beta Kappa chapter - an honor shared by less than 10 percent of colleges and universities nationally. A strong liberal arts core forms the foundation for programs offered through TCNJ's seven schools.
Arts & Communication; Business; Education; Humanities and Social Sciences; Science; Nursing, Health, and Exercise Science; and Engineering. TCNJ faculty members are teacher-scholars who share a commitment to liberal learning. TCNJ is located within an hour, by train, of New York City and Philadelphia. The College's campus is set on 289 tree-lined acres in suburban Ewing Township and is known for its natural beauty and has 39 major buildings, including the fourth-best college library in the nation, according to the Princeton Review.
Qualified candidates should apply online and submit a letter of interest, resume (CV), as well as the names and contact information for three professional references. Applications will be considered until a viable finalist has been identified. Final offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of background.
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About The College of New Jersey
The College of New Jersey, founded in 1855 as the New Jersey State Normal School, is primarily an undergraduate and residential college with targeted graduate programs. TCNJ's exceptional students, teacher-scholars, staff, alumni, and board members constitute a diverse community of learners, The College of New Jersey, founded in 1855 as the New Jersey State Normal School, is primarily an undergraduate and residential college with targeted graduate programs. TCNJ's exceptional students, teacher-scholars, staff, alumni, and board members constitute a diverse community of learners, dedicated to free inquiry and open exchange, to excellence in teaching, creativity, scholarship, and citizenship, and to the transformative power of education in a highly competitive institution. The College prepares students to excel in their chosen fields and to create, preserve and transmit knowledge, arts, and wisdom. Proud of its public service mandate to educate leaders of New Jersey and the nation, the College will be a national exemplar in the education of those who seek to sustain and advance the communities in which they live.