Assistant Chancellor for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire seeks a dynamic individual with proven leadership skills to guide campus efforts in support of equity, diversity, and inclusion.  Reporting directly to the Chancellor, the Assistant Chancellor for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) will oversee the continued implementation of UW-Eau Claire’s Equity, Diversity, and Inclusivity Implementation Plan and actively engage faculty, staff and students across the University in reaching its goals.

The Assistant Chancellor for EDI is a senior administrator, serving on the Chancellor’s executive leadership team and representing the university to the UW System and to the community.  As a colleague and partner with the Vice Chancellors for Academic Affairs and Student Affairs, the Assistant Chancellor collaboratively guides and advises the Chancellor and University leadership on EDI efforts, identifies opportunities for institutional improvement, and directly oversees campus-wide initiatives in service to UW-Eau Claire’s goals for an equitable, inclusive and safe university for all its students, faculty and staff, especially those of marginalized identities. In this role, the Assistant Chancellor must be adept at facilitating difficult discussions, shepherding change, creating and strengthening partnerships, and aligning an array of efforts across campus.

Responsibilities Leadership
  • Lead the successful completion of UW-Eau Claire’s Equity, Diversity, and Inclusivity Implementation Plan by collaborating across University divisions and with a wide range of stakeholders to:

  • Foster and grow collegial partnerships that are more than the sum of their parts. This requires leadership and followership, vision and grassroots efforts and the ability to get things done.

  • Engage faculty in their classrooms by providing resources and best practices in the development of inclusive curricula and pedagogies that result in equitable student success outcomes.

  • Support the faculty and staff of the University in meeting our goal to close opportunity gaps.

  • Contribute to campus-wide efforts to improve campus climate through professional development and anti-bias training for all faculty, staff and students.

  • Design and implement strategies to help campus units recruit, support, and retain diverse students, faculty, and staff.

  • Lead campus-wide efforts to develop, deliver, and assess professional development on EDI to all students, faculty, and staff.

  • Align and integrate EDI efforts taking place across campus.

  • Support development, implementation, and accountability of unit-level EDI plans.

  • Advise the Chancellor and other campus leaders on institutional equity, diversity, and inclusion efforts and identify ways to foster collaboration across divisions.

  • Serve on the Chancellor’s executive leadership team and represent the University to UW System, to University stakeholders and to the community.

Supervision and Oversight
  • Direct the Office of Multicultural Affairs.

  • Oversee operations and encourage collaboration of the following units:

  • Affirmative Action,

  • Blugold Beginnings and Student Affairs Diversity and Inclusion,

  • Ronald McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program,

  • Services for Students with Disabilities,

  • Student Support Services,

  • Upward Bound, and

  • Women’s & LGBTQ Resource Center.

  • Oversee the campus bias response team



  • Use climate studies, demographic data, policy analyses, and other data to develop, support, and assess EDI initiatives.

  • Work with student, faculty and staff leaders, stakeholders, and the University Planning Committee to ensure EDI plans are aligned and integrated with other campus planning processes.

  Required Qualifications
  • Master's degree or equivalent level of education from an accredited institution.

  • Demonstrated success in developing, implementing, championing and meeting equity, diversity and inclusion goals in an organizational setting.

  • Experience working with diverse populations.

  • Supervisory experience.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Doctoral or other terminal degree. Appointment to faculty rank is possible, depending on the candidate and qualifications.

  • Teaching experience.

  • Professional experience in higher education.

  • Relevant scholarly activity and/or policy experience.

  • A history of effective leadership in a culture of shared governance.

  • Leadership in relevant professional and community organizations.

  • The ability to lead programs rooted in education, critical thinking and theory.

  • The ability to gather, review, and interpret data from all stakeholders to inform decision-making.

Application Procedure:

To ensure priority consideration, completed applications must be received by noon on March 20, 2017.  However, screening will continue until the position is filled.

Applications must be submitted electronically.  For position details and directions to apply, visit: under Administrative Positions for Assistant Chancellor for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (Job ID # 12862).  Your application will require the following in one PDF document:

  • Letter of Application
  • Resume
  • Names and contact information for three references


If you have any questions, need accommodations, or submitted your application with missing materials, please call or e‑mail:

Ms. Jillian Anderson, Search Committee Support

Phone: 715-836-5951


The university reserves the right to contact additional references with notice given to the candidates at an appropriate time in the process.  A criminal background check is required prior to employment.

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diversity, equity, and inclusivity