The University of Denver (DU) seeks a dynamic, visionary, strategic, and inspiring leader to become its Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (VCDEI). The University of Denver values diversity in all of its forms (including diversity based on race, ethnicity, socioeconomic background, gender or gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability or ability, religious or spiritual beliefs, veteran status, and political beliefs) and is committed to fostering inclusive excellence across its campus by promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) through curriculum, research, hiring, and service. This commitment is demonstrated in both its strategic plan, DU Impact 2025, and its intentional elevation in the status and responsibility of the previous senior diversity officer position. In their elevated role, the Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion will boldly lead the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion as well as conceptualize and execute a strong vision to establish a central DEI unit at the university. The successful candidate must be a thought-leader, advisor, and advocate for campus diversity, equity, and inclusion.
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE The successful candidate for the role of Vice Chancellor of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the University of Denver will possess an advanced degree as well as a documented history of successfully transforming long-term organizational culture, preferably within a higher education institution. They will have significant leadership experience developing and advancing diversity and inclusion programs as well as in-depth knowledge of research and practice related to serving and leading a diverse community of constituents (including staff, students, faculty, academic personnel, and alumni) within a highly decentralized institution. The ideal candidate will possess many of the following professional experiences and personal characteristics: • A successful track record of and deep commitment to supporting faculty growth and developing effective diversity and inclusion initiatives for faculty, students, and staff; • Dedication to the mission of a private, high research institution with strong undergraduate and graduate/professional schools and colleges. • An array of personal and professional skills honed from extensive past leadership experiences, including, but not limited to: o Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and an ability to galvanize the campus and influence others; o Cultural awareness, agility, and emotional intelligence; ability to build trust and credibility, collaborate with a wide variety of stakeholders, and provide leadership in a vibrant environment; o Analytical skills and a data-informed focus; ability to use data and leverage analytics to drive strategy; o The ability to work effectively in leading and collaborating with multiple constituencies at various levels of positional responsibility within the university and in the wider community; o Demonstrated strong change management skills within a complex institution.
APPLICATIONS, INQUIRIES, AND NOMINATIONS The University of Denver has retained Isaacson, Miller, a national executive search firm, to assist in the search for Vice Chancellor of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.
Confidential inquiries, nominations, referrals, and resumes with letters of interest should be sent electronically to the following:
Monroe “Bud” Moseley, Partner
Donna Cramer, Principal
Sonia Gomez, Senior Associate
Grace Munschauer, Search Coordinator
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