Rogers-Ingram Vice President of Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
Presbyterian College welcomes applications and inquiries in its search for an experienced leader for the position of the Rogers-Ingram Vice President for Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion. This endowed, Cabinet-level position appointed by the President, is highly visible and requires executive presence and strong planning, execution and collaborative skills, as well as demonstrated experience in bringing about institutional changes related to a more diverse curriculum, an inclusive faculty, staff, and student population, and a more equitable learning and work environment.
Presbyterian College is a private liberal arts college in South Carolina that has witnessed changes in its student population over the last decade and a half, with increasing diversity of race and socioeconomic background, country of origin, and religious affiliation. Our communities of LGBTQ+ students and allies and of students with disabilities are larger and more diverse as well. Presbyterian College is committed to being a just, equitable, and inclusive community for all who live, learn, and work here. We seek an exceptional candidate who can guide us to the next level of making this commitment a reality.
Specific duties include:
- Serve as an advisor and change agent to provide solutions, resources, and training on JEDI related topics to staff, faculty, and students.
- Advance the student-centered commitment of the College by making the education, safety, growth, and well-being of students their top priority.
- Conduct assessments of justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion on campus.
- Advocate for changes necessary to promote justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion.
- Create, implement, and monitor programs events and initiatives designed to ensure fair and equitable treatment of students, faculty and staff.
- Develop organization-wide initiatives that advance knowledge management related to systemic racism and structural inequity, including recruiting strategies to cultivate a more diverse class of students.
- Advise and oversee programming for student organizations that include Multicultural Student Union, Spectrum, PC NAACP, and PC Fellowship Choir.
- Serve as a liaison to all College stakeholders to address issues of oppression, bias, and exclusion.
- Work with the President to build sister school relationships, articulation agreements, and other collaborations that advance PC’s JEDI objectives.
- Coordinate with the Provost and appropriate faculty members to teach JEDI-related classes that meet general education requirements.
- Consult with the VP of Enrollment on the design and implementation of inclusive recruiting strategies to cultivate a more diverse class of students.
- Partner with the VP of Human Resources, members of the Cabinet, and other College stakeholders to create opportunities to attract and retain employees from diverse backgrounds and analyze employee demographics to set benchmarks, goals and metrics.
- Partner with Student Affairs in designing co-curricular opportunities that engage students from diverse populations, and in supporting the holistic development of students.
- Collaborate with Academic Affairs on curriculum evaluation and revision to promote effective pedagogical approaches addressing inherent bias or oppression, ensuring equity and inclusion.
- Partner with Institutional Research to conduct and produce results of the Minority Student Report.
- Partner with Marketing and Communications to draft communications for initiatives including effective ways to increase overall engagement in JEDI programs.
- Cultivate relationships with JEDI professionals, networks, and academic communities to learn and share best practices and innovations.
- Oversee allocation of resources, including area budget preparation and overall financial management of the Office of Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion.
- Doctorate in a relevant field
- Record of successfully developing, implementing, and leading activities and programs to advance justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion goals in an institution of higher education or other complex organization
- Deep understanding of barriers to justice, equity, diversity and inclusion in the higher education context and strategies to mitigate them, including faculty recruitment, development and retention strategies, student success, cultural competency in the curriculum, the impact of diversity on education, evaluation of the university climate, and the policy and legal dynamics of affirmative action and diversity in higher education.
- Willingness and ability to foster and facilitate difficult conversations, as well as skill in conflict resolution, especially in helping communities heal and reunite after divisive and/or painful events.
- Experience with managing a budget across multiple program priorities
- Demonstrated commitment to engagement with students and to fostering student well-being
- Demonstrated commitment to building a community that is more inclusive and intentionally supportive of people from historically marginalized communities, including, but not limited to, racial/ethnic minority students, LGBTQ students and allies, first-generation students, low-income students, and students with disabilities.
Send a cover letter, résumé and list of three references including contact information to Presbyterian College Office of Human Resources, 503 S. Broad St., Clinton, SC 29325 or email materials to email@example.com.
Presbyterian College is an EEO employer and does not discriminate against any person or group on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, pregnancy, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or genetic information. PC is building a culturally diverse faculty and staff committed to working in a multicultural environment and encourages applications from minorities and women.