Assistant Chancellor of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
UW-Stout is seeking applications for their inaugural Assistant Chancellor of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. This student centered and innovative leader will oversee the newly formed equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) unit within the Chancellor’s Division. This is a Cabinet-level leadership position that reports directly to the Chancellor. The Assistant Chancellor of EDI will lead the centering of equity and intersectional inclusivity as they support university stakeholders in the assessment and development of policies and procedures. The Assistant Chancellor of EDI will work with the university, UW System, and university and community partners to help ensure that UW-Stout invests in and provides access to equitable, diverse and inclusive living, learning, and work environments.
- Master’s degree from an accredited college/university
- Five years of proven effectiveness leading and/or strongly cultivating EDI work across organizations
- Two years of experience supervising and evaluating staff
- Experience working collaboratively within and across diverse communities
- Experience advocating for individuals and/or groups
- Proven success building and sustaining internal and external relationships
- Exceptional written and interpersonal skills, including group presentation/facilitation skills
- Evidence of successful problem solving and conflict resolution skills
- Experience developing and successfully implementing EDI based training and professional development
- Broad knowledge of regulatory and statutory compliance regulations related to EDI (such as: freedom of expression, Title IX, affirmative action, American Disabilities Act, etc.)
- Experience in the development and/or assessment of EDI plans
- Experience in higher education
- Demonstrated ability to work as an effective change agent
- Demonstrated experience establishing a work environment that is highly collaborative and embraces equity, diversity, and inclusion
- Cultivate Inclusive Excellence:
- Set strategic direction for EDI efforts at the university
- Assist the university in developing and implementing policies and procedures that center historically excluded populations and foster the growth and development of the entire university community
- Build relationships with faculty and staff and collaboratively develop structures and resources that align with our FOCUS 2030 Strategic Plan
- Provide guidance and coaching opportunities for senior leadership, supervisors, and staff in support of their EDI efforts
- Foster Community Engagement:
- Build relationships with students and student groups to promote equity, inclusion, and belonging
- Work to ensure collaboration and open communication with shared governance. This includes serving as Chair of the EDI Team. The EDI Team includes the chair of the EDI committee/council for each of the four governance groups along with the Executive Director of EDI
- Partner with internal and external constituents to inform structural and cultural change within the university and in the greater Menomonie/Dunn County community
- Enhance Communication and Partnerships:
- Work with Academic Affairs to embed social justice, equity, diversity and inclusion into curriculum, pedagogy, and program design
- Collaborate with Human Resources and university stakeholders to further the hiring, retention, and development of diverse faculty and staff
- Collaborate with Enrollment Management and Strategic Initiatives and university partners to contribute to the recruitment, retention, and development of diverse students
- Collaborate with the Director of the Nakatani Teaching and Learning Center and university partners in the continuation and development of training and professional development surrounding EDI
- Work with the University Foundation and the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs to seek and maintain funding and grant opportunities to advance EDI initiatives and support for students, faculty and staff
- Represent UW-Stout at UW System as UW-Stout’s Senior Diversity Officer in matters related to equity, diversity and inclusion
- Supervise the Executive Director of EDI and the EDI fellows (faculty, staff and student)
- Additional Duties as Assigned
- Manage EDI office budget
- Some night and weekend work, as well as travel expected
The Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Unit was established on August 1, 2021. This unit was developed to prioritize UW-Stout’s commitment to EDI across the campus and university community. The focus of this unit is to improve campus climate for faculty, staff and students; to work to break down barriers for individuals from our most historically excluded populations; and to build bridges for faculty, staff, and students to feel as if they can thrive in the UW-Stout community.
The 2021-2022 academic year is the pilot year for the EDI unit. The unit includes the following departments: the EDI office, Multicultural Student Services, TRiO Student Support Services – Regular and – Disability, Fostering Success, TRiO McNair Scholars Program, and LGBTQIA+ resources (the Qube).
University of Wisconsin-Stout prepares lifelong learners, ethical leaders and responsible citizens in an equitable, inclusive, and sustainable environment through collaborative career-focused programs that integrate applied learning, theory and research. UW-Stout is committed to developing an inclusive community that fosters a rich, dynamic, and collaborative environment in which to work and grow, celebrating the diversity of individual perspectives and experiences.
A member of the University of Wisconsin system, UW-Stout is unique within the University of Wisconsin System--it is named after its founder, James Huff Stout, and holds the distinction of being Wisconsin’s Polytechnic University, a designation which highlights our combination of applied learning, real-world experiences, and an integrated liberal arts foundation.
UW-Stout offers 47 undergraduate and 23 graduate degrees, including 21 masters and 2 advanced degrees. The current enrollment is approximately 8,000 students.
UW-Stout is committed to investing in and ensuring access to, equitable, diverse, and inclusive learning, student living, and work environments that reflect our regional and global connections.
The UW-Stout campus community enjoys opportunities for cross-disciplinary collaboration, state-of-the-art facilities, and a modern digital environment. UW-Stout values innovative approaches to solving problems in society and industry and encourages collaboration within and across disciplines and professions.
The university is on a beautiful campus in Menomonie, situated in western Wisconsin, 60 minutes east of Minneapolis-St. Paul on Interstate 94. Located in the scenic Chippewa Valley region with a population base of more than 200,000, Menomonie is a city of more than 16,400, surrounded by lakes, streams, and woodlands. For more information about the UW-Stout community and region visit: https://www.uwstout.edu/about-us/our-community
Facts and data about the university: https://www.uwstout.edu/about-us/meet-our-leadership/institutional-accreditation/fact-book
Competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. The UW System provides an excellent benefits package including participation in the Wisconsin State retirement plan.
- Benefit Details: http://www.uwsa.edu/ohrwd/benefits/summaries/fasl.pdf
- Total Compensation Estimator: https://www.wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/benefits/totalcomp/
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against. As an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, UW-Stout welcomes applications from individuals from diverse groups; veterans, individuals with disabilities and from historically excluded populations. UW-Stout provides equal opportunity to all persons and is committed to inclusive excellence. At UW-Stout we value our differences and welcome diverse perspectives as we continually commit to developing an inclusive and equitable environment for all employees and students.
Employment is contingent upon the final candidate’s completing a criminal background check and being cleared to work by the Human Resources team. Employment is also contingent upon the final candidate passing a reference check process. The reference check process includes asking the final candidate and most recent supervisor questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment. Final candidates with previous employment within the UW System and State of WI agencies will be subject to additional reference checks.
Official transcripts required at time of hire.
Must be authorized to work in the U.S. Sponsorship is not available for this position. A successful applicant will be responsible for ensuring eligibility for employment in the United States on or before the effective date of the appointment and maintain work authorization throughout the employment term. If you have questions regarding this, please contact our Human Resources office at 715.232.1279.
In response to a public records request, the University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in their online application, except that the identity of the successful final candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).
UW-Stout is committed to providing safety and security of all members of our community in accordance with the Clery Act. For campus safety information and crime statistics visit: https://www.uwstout.edu/life-stout/police-and-parking/clery-information
Applicants will need to complete all required fields and attach all required documents prior to submitting the online application.
Note: Once you have attached your materials and submitted your application you will not be able to go into the system and change them.
Required application materials:
- Cover letter*
- Curriculum vitae
- Names and contact information for a minimum of three (3) professional references
- Inclusivity statement:
Develop a separate statement, not to exceed one page, that demonstrates your commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion, as evidenced by past experience and leadership in EDI work, and how you might use this experience to aid UW-Stout in using an EDI lens to achieve the goals outlined in our FOCUS2030 Strategic Plan.
*Please use your cover letter to speak to each of the Minimum/Required Qualifications for this position as listed above. For each required qualification, describe your relevant experience, using specific examples from your work history to illustrate how your experience satisfies the requirement.
To ensure consideration complete applications must be submitted online by February 6, 2022. Applications submitted after February 6th may be reviewed until the position is filled.
Before starting the online application process we recommend you preview the frequently asked questions (FAQs) available at: https://kb.uwss.wisconsin.edu/21900
It is the policy of UW-Stout to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants with disabilities. If you need assistance, or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact us using the information below. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual's disability.
For questions regarding this position or recruitment, please contact:
Search Co-Chairs: Mai Khou Xiong | Rickie-Ann Legleitner
If you need assistance with the online application process or if you submitted your application prior to uploading all of the required application materials, please contact:
Search Coordinator: Bethany Risler
Job Family: Supervisory