University of Connecticut - Associate Vice President for the Office of Institutional Equity

CT, Storrs

The University of Connecticut (UConn), the flagship public university of the State of Connecticut, seeks nominations and applications for the next associate vice president for the Office of Institutional Equity.

Founded in 1881, the University spans 4,109 acres at its main campus and four regional campuses, and an additional 209 acres at the UConn Health Center in Farmington. The main campus, located in Storrs, Connecticut, enrolls over 32,000 students. The State of Connecticut has invested over $4 billion to renew, rebuild and enhance University facilities, and UConn is ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top 25 public universities in the nation. The institution is in the midst of a profound period of growth and development and is firm in its standing as one of the finest public universities in the United States.

The associate vice president (AVP) reports to the president of UConn with a dotted line report to the executive vice president for health affairs at UConn Health. The AVP provides administrative and program leadership for the Office of Institutional Equity, which ensures the University’s commitment and responsibility to foster equitable and inclusive working and learning environments.

This is an opportunity for an experienced institutional equity professional to assist in the development of innovative, legally justifiable programs and initiatives designed to improve diversity, inclusion, climate and retention within an institution that has been on an impressive trajectory.

The ideal candidate will have a minimum of five years of experience overseeing an institutional equity portfolio within a higher education setting including conducting and overseeing investigations of claims of discrimination and harassment, overseeing Title IX compliance and AA/EEO compliance efforts, overseeing training and education efforts, and supervising professional staff.

Candidates will have a demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and effectively in a shared governance environment and build productive relationships with a broad range of constituents. Candidates should also have experience in strategic planning, budget development, and staff supervision with a record of demonstrated integrity, professionalism, good judgment, and commitment to transparent leadership, including commitment to staff professional development and wellness. A juris doctor degree and experience working effectively in an academic medical center and a unionized environment are preferred. Additional information about the University of Connecticut may be found at www.uconn.edu.

All applications, nominations and inquiries are invited. Applications should include, as separate documents, a CV or resume and a letter of interest addressing the themes in the leadership profile. For full consideration, applicant materials should be received by April 26, 2021. Application materials should be submitted using the buttons below. Nominations and inquiries can be directed to: Charlene Aguilar, Christine Pendleton and Lauren Bruce-Stets UConnAVPOIE@wittkieffer.com

UConn is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all its employees and applicants for employment. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religious creed, age, sex, marital status, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, genetic information, physical or mental disabilities (including learning disabilities, intellectual disabilities, past/present history of a mental disorder), prior conviction of a crime (or similar characteristic), workplace hazards to reproductive systems, gender identity or expression, or other factors which cannot lawfully be the basis for employment actions.