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Assistant Director for Belonging and Strategic Initiatives

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Work type: Staff
Senior management: College of Veterinary Medicine
Department: Dean - Veterinary Medicine
Location: Blacksburg, Virginia
Categories: Communications / Public Relations / Marketing, Veterinary Medicine, Program/Project Management

Job Description

The Assistant Director for Belonging and Strategic Initiatives reports to the Director of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion for the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine. The Assistant Director will provide leadership and support for initiatives to improve the campus and college climate, with particular emphasis on programming and learning and development. The ideal candidate will be a skilled relationship-builder capable of designing innovative programming based on community feedback, perspectives, and insight and best practices.

The Assistant Director for Belonging and Strategic Initiatives will be responsible for creation, delivery, and assessment of impactful diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) programming. The ideal candidate will be a skilled relationship-builder capable of designing innovative and differentiated programming based on community feedback, perspectives, and insight. Additionally, the ideal candidate will understand the importance of connecting these efforts back to a broader strategic vision, priorities, and goals.

Required Qualifications

● Bachelor's degree
● Three (3) or more years of work experience in areas including but not limited to teaching, advising, training, organizational development
● Prior experience developing and implementing diversity and inclusion programs and initiatives
● Strong interpersonal, communication, and problem-solving skills.

Preferred Qualifications

● Professional certification related to diversity, equity, inclusion, and/or belonging topics
● Experience and strong interest in supporting diverse constituencies in a complex higher education setting
● Experience working in medical setting
● Experience working in higher education

Pay Band

4; Salary

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Salary Information

Pay Band 4; to commensurate with experience

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Additional Information

The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check.

About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges, a school of medicine, a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School, and Honors College. The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers. A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or military status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law.

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