Assistant/Associate Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion/Chief Diversity Officer
University of Connecticut
Location: Storrs, Connecticut
Type: Full Time
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University of Connecticut (UConn) Health and the University of Connecticut are pleased to invite inquiries, nominations and applications for the inaugural role of assistant/associate vice president (AVP) for diversity, equity and inclusion/chief diversity officer (CDO) at UConn Health. This is an executive position that reports dually to the chief executive officer and executive vice president for health affairs at UConn Health and the vice president and chief diversity officer at the University of Connecticut. The AVP/CDO will be responsible for providing transformative leadership, vision and direction for critical diversity, equity and inclusion efforts in UConn Health’s pursuit of inclusive excellence.
Founded in 1881, UConn is among the nation’s top 25 public universities according to U.S. News & World Report. UConn Health is a vibrant, integrated academic medical center that is entering an era of unprecedented growth in all three areas of its mission: academics, research and clinical care. With its main campus in Farmington, UConn Health is home to the UConn School of Medicine, UConn School of Dental Medicine, UConn John Dempsey Hospital, Outpatient Pavilion, Musculoskeletal Institute and Surgery Center, Procedures Center, nine off-campus sites and eight additional community locations across the state. UConn Health is also home to nearly 1,800 students and trainees, approximately 400 full-time faculty and a multitude of staff members of the Husky community. For more information, see the UConn Health Fact sheet 2020.
The University of Connecticut strives to nurture a community that welcomes, encourages and supports individuals who desire to contribute to and benefit from the institution’s missions of teaching, research, performance and community service. The University is committed to a diverse and inclusive environment where differences are welcomed and valued. The fabric of diversity, equity and inclusion at UConn must be woven within a climate in which diverse views are welcomed and respected and in which there is a commonality that comes from working together to effect constructive change.
UConn aims to become stronger and more inclusive as an institution that explicitly promotes respect and understanding; broadens participation among underrepresented groups; advances cultural competence; celebrates intellectual openness and multiculturalism; and welcomes varied perspectives, experiences, and backgrounds.
Applications, nominations and inquiries are invited until the position is filled. Applications should include, as separate documents, a CV or resume and a letter of interest addressing the themes in this profile. Application materials should be submitted using WittKieffer’s candidate portal.
The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.