The Assistant Vice President of Diversity and Multicultural Student Services serves as a division and institutional leader, helping to advance PSU’s ambitious vision to be a model for what equity and justice can look like at a diverse, urban opportunity institution. Reporting to the Vice President for Global Diversity and Inclusion, the Assistant Vice President serves as a critical partner to the Vice President, bridging vision and strategy with implementation through collaboration, capacity building, execution and leadership of critical institutional initiatives and projects. In partnership with the Vice President and Associate Vice President of Global Diversity and Inclusion, the Assistant Vice President will collaborate with division directors, campus leaders, students, faculty, staff, and external constituencies to embed equity and justice into all campus operations; provide leadership in improving the institutional climate; and facilitate cultural change and transformation of the University for students. This position will lead, supervise, and serve as a mentor and coach to seven program directors, ensuring alignment and interdependence among units and supporting the engagement and development of all Global Diversity and Inclusion staff; facilitate completion of divisional program goals and objectives; and provide leadership of student fee funded areas, education and general funded areas, auxiliaries, and multiple federal and institutional programs to ensure compliance of program operations with institutional policies and federal guidelines and regulations to protect the University and the integrity of the programs that are supported by over $1 million of annual funding for federal programs.
The ideal candidate will have a deep understanding of factors that impact the retention, success, and advancement of minoritized students; demonstrate evidence of successful initiatives that impacted the retention of students; and be adept at fostering dialogue with multiple constituencies across and beyond the campus, building coalitions, and achieving results through influence, empowerment, and competence. The ideal candidate will also possess the energy, enthusiasm, drive, emotional intelligence, and gravitas necessary to achieve strategic goals and divisional and institutional priorities. Requirements include a minimum of a master’s degree and three years of relevant experience.
About Portland State University
Diversity and Multicultural Student Services (D.M.S.S) mission is to provide an accessible, inclusive environment that enriches the university experience and engages students, their families, and the community. We serve and empower student populations whose access, retention, academic success, and graduation are most challenged by socio-historical factors and contemporary inequities. Our values are: Community, Equity and Diversity.