Associate Provost for Inclusive Staff and Administrative Excellence

Tufts University

This is an exciting time to join the Office of Institutional Inclusive Excellence at Tufts University. To support, and align with the work ahead of us, the Office of the Vice Provost for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice was renamed and launched as the “Office of the Vice Provost for Institutional Inclusive Excellence” in late October 2023. This is more than a name change; it reflects a new direction for Tufts and the integration and prioritization of diversity, equity, inclusion, justice, and access in every aspect of university life. The Office is led by Monroe France, Vice Provost for Institutional Inclusive Excellence. Learn more about the Office here.

What You’ll Do

The Associate Provost for Inclusive Staff and Administrative Excellence works under the direction of the Vice Provost for Institutional Inclusive Excellence, and is responsible for developing a university-wide strategy to advance inclusive excellence for staff and administrators across the institution. The Associate Provost will work to develop inclusive learning and development programs for staff at all levels and creates mentorship and leadership programs for underrepresented staff. They will partner with Human Resources to develop inclusive hiring resources and leadership competencies and works closely and consults with school leadership to create more inclusive workplace environments for staff across the schools. This role will also partner closely with Inclusive Learning and Restorative Dialogues Program Directors to create inclusive and equity minded leadership development and dialogue programs for staff.

Responsibilities include:

  • Develops and implements a university-wide strategy to advance inclusive excellence for staff and administrators at all levels across the university
  • Creates and manages staff inclusive mentorship and leadership programs, including for underrepresented staff
  • Works closely with Human Resources to develop programming for staff; create inclusive hiring resources, inclusive leadership and management competencies, as well as trainings for staff searches
  • Consults and partners with the school Executive Administrative Deans and Assistant/Associate Deans of Diversity (ADDI) to develop school-based inclusive programs and leadership development opportunities for staff
  • Develops university-wide and campus-based engagement and community-building opportunities for underrepresented staff
  • Oversees the programmatic and community engagement activities of the office
  • Provides consultation on related inclusive excellence matters to university leaders, managers, and to schools
  • Partners with the Inclusive Learning and Development Program Director to create online learning modules and resources
  • Serves as a support and consult to staff especially those from underrepresented backgrounds
  • Determines strategic assessment and evaluation metrics

What We’re Looking For

Basic Requirements:

  • Knowledge and skills and typically acquired through completion of a Masters degree (or equivalent) in higher education, diversity and inclusion, management or related fields
  • Minimum of 5 years of professional experience
  • Experience in areas including diversity and inclusion, HR and people development, managing budgets, curriculum development, teaching and training, and assessment
  • Strong communication and writing skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 7 years of professional experience in inclusive staff development and learning
  • Previous experience in building and implementing inclusive staff and administrative excellence programs

Pay Range
Minimum $124,100.00, Midpoint $155,150.00, Maximum $186,200.00

Salary is based on related experience, expertise, and internal equity; generally, new hires can expect pay between the minimum and midpoint of the range.

An employee in this position must complete all appropriate background checks at the time of hire, promotion, or transfer.

Equal Opportunity Employer – minority/females/veterans/disability/sexual orientation/gender identity.

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