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Director of Equity and Inclusion

Position Information

Position Information

Working Title: Director of Equity and Inclusion
Faculty Rank: Lecturer
Role Title: Professional Faculty
Posting Number: AP0170320
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:

The Pamplin College of Business cultivates an appreciation of inclusion and diversity among faculty, students, and staff and is intentional in the recruitment, engagement, education, and retention of underrepresented populations within the college. This intentionality is evident in our efforts to bring high-achieving high school students from targeted high schools to campus for a two-day workshop, to bring underrepresented speakers to campus to engage with our students and faculty, with our support of underrepresented student organizations with faculty advisors, and with the student diversity conferences and competitions held annually. The Director of Diversity and Inclusion will coordinate with others in the college to support these and other inclusion initiatives and will serve as the senior diversity officer. He/she will be responsible for planning, implementing, coordinating, and assessing the advancement of diversity and inclusion of all stakeholders of the College: alumni boards, students, faculty, and staff. The Director will serve as a liaison between the University Office of Inclusion and Diversity and the College and will be responsible for coordination across the various constituencies within the College. A core component of this work will include partnering with department heads to advance faculty diversity, including recruitment and retention. There is an expectation that data will be used to inform decision making. The position will establish and maintain networks of university partners. He or she will identify opportunities for outreach to national organizations and disciplinary associations as part of a proactive approach to identifying prospective applicants that promote a diverse faculty. This position will report to the Associate Dean for Administration.

Required Qualifications:

Master’s degree or training and work experience at a level that equates to an advanced degree; experience identifying and/or recruiting underrepresented populations; leadership and development experience with inclusion and diversity issues and programs; demonstrated commitment to inclusion; experience working with diverse communities; candidate must possess strong communication, administrative, interpersonal, and problem-solving skills; ability to work in a diverse and dynamic environment; experience working with senior management and/or faculty on issues of strategic importance; ability to interact effectively with administrative, faculty, staff and student constituencies at all levels.

Preferred Qualifications:

Undergraduate or graduate degree in a business-related field; experience working in a higher education environment or an agency that partners with higher education institutions; experience in recruiting diverse instructional faculty and in developing programs for their promotion and retention.

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 AP0170320 in its entirety at Review of applications will begin January 8, 2018 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

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: Standard Academic Year
Percent Employment: Full-time
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Location: Blacksburg
Department: Dean of Business
Location, if not Blacksburg:
Location Zip Code: 24061
Work Schedule: M-F; 8-5
Job Posting Date: 12/13/2017
Review Begin Date: 01/08/2018
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.

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Required Documents

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