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Director of Faculty Diversity Recruitment

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Position Information

Position Information

Working Title: Director of Faculty Diversity Recruitment
Faculty Rank: Lecturer
Role Title: Professional Faculty
Posting Number: AP0170182
About Virginia Tech:

Virginia Tech is a public land-grant university, committed to teaching and learning, research, and outreach to the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world. Building on its motto of Ut Prosim (that I may serve), Virginia Tech is dedicated to InclusiveVT—serving in the spirit of community, diversity, and excellence. We seek candidates who adopt and practice the Principles of Community, which are fundamental to our on-going efforts to increase access and inclusion, and to create a community that nurtures learning and growth for all of its members. Virginia Tech actively seeks a broad spectrum of candidates to join our community in preparing leaders for the world.

Position Summary:

A core component of this work is creating, collaborating, and partnering with faculty members and department heads within the university’s academic colleges to advance faculty (across all ranks) diversity, including recruitment and retention The position also identifies opportunities for outreach to national organizations, partner universities, and disciplinary associations as part of a proactive approach to identifying prospective applicants that promote a diverse faculty at Virginia Tech. Develops and maintains tools to assist with the faculty search process. Assists with implementation and assessment of a faculty recruitment plan. Delivers and monitors faculty search training. Maintains up-to-date knowledge relevant to position responsibilities. Participates in outreach activities, to include conferences and visits to partner universities. Supports efforts related to HBCUs, HSI, MSI, and Native-serving institutions. Uses data to inform decision-making. Establishes and maintains extensive networks of university partners. Availability to work outside regularly published business hours. Perform other duties, as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

Master’s degree; experience identifying and/or recruiting underrepresented populations; demonstrated commitment to diversity; experience working with diverse communities; deep academic and intellectual curiosity across multiple disciplines; experience working in a higher education environment or an agency that partners with higher education institutions; ability to multi-task and successfully complete assignments while working under tight deadlines and stressful conditions; candidate must possess strong communication, administrative, interpersonal, and problem-solving skills; ability to work in a diverse and dynamic environment.

Preferred Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in STEM related field or experience working in STEM-related areas; Doctorate or professional degree.

Employment Conditions:
Must have a conviction check: Yes
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How to Apply for this Job:

To evaluate the requirements and apply, candidates may review posting AP0170182 in its entirety at www.jobs.vt.edu. Review of applications will begin July 28, 2017 and continue until the position is filled. Applicants MUST apply on-line to be considered. If you have any questions please contact our Service Center @ 540-231-9331 or email hrservicecenter@vt.edu.

Employee Category: Administrative and Professional Faculty
Appointment Type: Regular
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FLSA Status: Exempt: Not eligible for overtime
Tenure Status: Non-Tenure Track
Academic Year or Calendar Year: Calendar Year
Percent Employment: Full-time
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Location: Blacksburg
Department: Diversity and Inclusion
Location, if not Blacksburg:
Location Zip Code: 24061
Work Schedule: M-F 8am-5pm
Job Posting Date: 07/06/2017
Review Begin Date: 07/28/2017
Job Close Date:
Restricted to university employees only? No
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Statement:

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, or veteran status; or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees, or applicants; or any other basis protected by law.

For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, contact the executive director for Equity and Access at 540-231-2010 or Virginia Tech, North End Center, Suite 2300 (0318), 300 Turner St. NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061.

Reasonable Accommodation Statement:

If you are an individual with a disability and desire accommodation please contact the hiring department.

Quick Link: http://listings.jobs.vt.edu/postings/77739

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you first learn about this job opening?
    • Chronicle of Higher Education - online
    • Chronicle of Higher Education - print
    • Higher Ed Jobs (www.higheredjobs.com)
    • Higher Education Recruitment Consortium - HERC (www.hercjobs.org)
    • Diverse Jobs (www.diversejobs.net)
    • Insight Into Diversity (www.careers.insightintodiversity.com)
    • Indeed (www.indeed.com)
    • Roanoke Times Online (www.jobs.roanoke.com)
    • Commonwealth of Virginia Jobs (www.jobs.virginia.gov)
    • Virginia Tech job site (www.jobs.vt.edu)
    • Facebook
    • LinkedIn
    • Twitter
    • Job Fair (please describe below)
    • Journal (please describe below)
    • Listserv (please describe below)
    • Newspaper - print (please describe below)
    • Professional Conference (please describe below)
    • From a friend/acquaintance not associated with Virginia Tech (please name below)
    • From a Virginia Tech employee/representative/recruiter (please name below)
    • Veteran related event/site (please describe below)
    • Virginia Employment Commission - VEC
    • Other Virginia Tech affiliated website (please describe below)
    • Other job board such as Simply Hired, Career Builder, etc. (please describe below)
    • Other - Not listed (please describe below)
  2. Please describe recruiting source identified in previous question (if applicable):

    (Open Ended Question)

Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vita
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References
Optional Documents