Vice President for Equity and Diversity

University of Minnesota-Twin Cities  |  Minneapolis, MN

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Posted 3 weeks ago Full-Time

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Position Title:

Vice President for Equity and Diversity

Job Type: Administrative Multicultural/Diversity/ALANA Services Student Affairs Administration
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Positions Available: 1
Institution Type: Public, 4-year
Institution Size: 30,000 & Over Students
Employer ID: 28380

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Position Description

The University of Minnesota, a five-campus, statewide system, invites nominations and applications for the position of Vice President for Equity and Diversity (VPED). The ideal candidate will be a visionary, strategic, collaborative and inclusive leader with a track record of serving as a catalyst for equity and diversity work while reinforcing an environment of shared responsibility, accountability, and ownership across an organization.

With five campuses, the University of Minnesota is one of the largest universities in the United States, ranks eighth among U.S. public universities in research spending, and generates an estimated $8.6 billion annual economic impact for the state of Minnesota. More than 25,000 faculty, staff, and student employees work in the University System and there are more than 50,000 students.

As chief diversity officer of the University of Minnesota System, the VPED reports to the President and serves as a member of the President’s Cabinet and Senior Leadership Team. The VPED is responsible for providing strategic vision and transformational leadership in building an environment that values and supports equity and diversity across all of the University’s campuses, colleges, schools, and units. The VPED will leverage the transformative power of equity and diversity to advance an emergent strategy toward excellence in teaching, research and community engagement at the University of Minnesota. This position will collaborate with University leadership in human resources, academic affairs and student affairs, among others, to promote equity, embrace diversity and achieve a healthy climate.

Nominees and applicants should hold an earned doctorate or comparable terminal degree from an accredited school and a record of successful senior administrative experience in higher education or within a large, complex organization. For more information about the position, the search process, and the University of Minnesota, visit z.umn.edu/OEDsearch

To complete an application for this position (including a cover letter, resume or CV, three professional references, and a statement that describes, in 400 words or less, why diversity, equity, and inclusion are critical to the broader educational mission of public research institutions such as the University of Minnesota), visit z.umn.edu/VPEquityDiversity. Review of applications and nominations for the position will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity educator and employer.


Application Information

To complete an application for this position (including a cover letter, resume or CV, three professional references, and a statement that describes, in 400 words or less, why diversity, equity, and inclusion are critical to the broader educational mission of public research institutions such as the University of Minnesota), visit z.umn.edu/VPEquityDiversity.

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