Date Posted: November 15, 2013 Submit By: December 6, 2013
Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion
of North Dakota
As the flagship institution of North Dakota and a
Carnegie Doctoral Research Institution, the University of North Dakota (UND)
takes great pride in its history, world-class programs, and vision for the
future. The University’s outstanding academic programs at the undergraduate,
graduate, and professional levels prepare students for a lifetime of learning,
personal fulfillment, professional success, and to have a positive impact on
15,000 students (including 3,000 graduate students) from all 50 states, eight
Canadian provinces, and more than 50 countries, the University offers programs
in aerospace, the arts and humanities, business, education, engineering, law,
medicine, nursing, and the sciences. UND is located in Grand Forks, a community-minded
college town of over 50,000 on the banks of the beautiful Red River, and is within
driving distance of metropolitan Minneapolis and Winnipeg.
The Associate Vice President for
Diversity and Inclusion will lead the University’s efforts in the development
and implementation of a strategic vision and operational plan for advancing
diversity. The Associate Vice President will be an experienced and innovative
professional who can champion the development of effective strategies, practices,
and policies that ensure the University is an inclusive, welcoming, and
engaging work and learning environment. The Associate Vice President is the
senior diversity officer and, as such, serves as a resource and catalyst to assess,
plan, develop, and collaborate with UND community members regarding various
diversity-related programs and initiatives. The position supports the program
goals of a number of diversity-related offices including American Indian
Student Services, Multicultural Student Services, International Centre, the
Women’s Center, and GLBTQA services. The position reports to the Provost and
Vice President for Academic Affairs, with a dotted-line relationship with the
Vice President for Student Affairs.
The Associate Vice President
collaborates with multiple stakeholder groups, including:
Academic Deans, to develop the
inclusion of diversity in the curriculum, increase the representation of
underrepresented faculty and students, and enhance diversity considerations in
research and creative activities;
Student Affairs, to support
co-curricular efforts and data-driven practices promoting diversity in student
development processes, and building cultural competencies, intergroup dialogue,
and an appreciation for cross-cultural/multicultural communities;
Action, Human Resources, and Legal Counsel to provide leadership in
implementing effective hiring practices designed to recruit and retain
underrepresented faculty and staff and to ensure compliance with state-wide and
national policies related to bias incidents and harassment such as Title IX;
Sovereign Tribal nations and local
Native American tribes, communities, and individuals to strengthen
campus-community relations in addressing the needs of Native American students.
requirements include a master’s degree (doctorate preferred)
with a proven track record of successfully creating
diversity and inclusion programs and collaborating with a broad range of
constituencies in their implementation. The successful candidate must be a
strategic leader and diversity advocate with in-depth
knowledge and experience regarding the culture of higher
education and the unique needs of students, faculty, staff, and administrators
as it relates to diversity, inclusion, and social justice. The candidate must
have respect for and an understanding of shared governance, and the ability to
be an effective leader in a collaborative environment.
of applications begins December 6, 2013. A resume with an accompanying cover letter
may be submitted via the SJG website at
under the link Open Positions. Nominations for this position may be emailed to
Peter Rosenberg at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are unable to submit materials
electronically, please call SJG at 413-529-2895.
SJG – The Spelman &
University of North
Dakota – Associate Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion
Peter W. Rosenberg,
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North Dakota website at
submission regarding this opening is subject to the North Dakota Open Records
of all candidates and nominees are a matter of public record under the statutes
and policies of the State of North Dakota.
UND is an
equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and is committed to achieving
excellence through diversity.
Date Posted: September 18, 2013
Close Date: Until Filled
National Indian Education Association (NIEA)
NIEA Program Manager position will be responsible for overseeing NIEA work with
Common Core State Standards (CCSS) implementation. This includes supporting
tribes and Native communities in their transition to college and career ready
standards and assessments. This is an exciting opportunity to work closely with
Native communities, Native organizations, and researchers to provide support
for community/academic partnerships that affect local and national policy.
Essential Job Functions
The essential functions of this position,
include, but are not limited to the following:
and guide NIEA’s activities on Common Core implementation process in Native
and develop a system for collecting, tracking, and analyzing data on state implementation
of CCSS to identify trends, monitor state progress, and pinpoint areas of
to inquiries from general public and tribes on CCSS.
CCSS implementation work effectively by updating website and conducting webinars
briefing papers, talking points, and policy materials.
and manage issue-based networks of researchers, practitioners, and policymakers
that produce collective research and policy agendas to support CCSS
duties as assigned.
To Apply: E-mail cover letter, resume, salary requirements, and three professional references to
degree in public policy, education, or related field preferred; Master’s degree
desired but not required.
least 3 years professional experience, including experience in education
of national and state education policy, including CCSS.
research experience; including the ability to review, create connections, and
translate for understanding to a wide audience.
experience with program planning and project management, including budget
experience in managing third party contractors and consultants.
written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills.
of and experience working with Native people and Native organizations.
to work in team environment while demonstrating ability to solve problems independently.