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CCCU institutions are located around the world. Though they are diverse in size, scope, and mission, they are each committed to faith-integrated higher education.
Cornerstone University aspires to be a university in which all persons, regardless of difference, can flourish in our community and develop their full potential as God’s image-bearers. As such, we are striving to develop a comprehensive, campus-wide plan that will enable CU to become a university that is sought after by both students and employees because it exemplifies the character of Christ’s kingdom both in its demographic composition and in its relationships with internal and external constituents.
We are looking for a confident, tenacious, and gracious individual who has successfully addressed issues of diversity, equity and inclusion in an organizational context. The Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion will be charged with assessing the University, analyzing current systems and structures to increase opportunities for attracting and retaining members of underrepresented groups, providing diversity training, and supporting the attainment of the University’s Diversity & Inclusion Strategic Direction by overseeing the implementation of initiatives that will enable CU to develop a culture and climate in which all students, faculty, and staff can thrive.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Other duties may be assigned.
Advise the President on Matters of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Chair the Diversity Committee
Develop and Manage the department budget
Conduct an ongoing assessment of the University’s culture and climate for diversity.
Advance Cornerstone’s Diversity & Inclusion Strategic Direction, thereby enabling the University to glorify God by its mutual respect and empowerment of all members to successfully fulfill the vocation to which God has called them.
Oversee the restructuring of policies and procedures that make it difficult to attract, retain, and develop historically underrepresented groups in the CU community (e.g., women, persons of color, persons with disabilities)
Build relationships across campus with various stakeholders and encourage a commitment to creating an inclusive community. Provide ongoing cultural sensitivity training or resources to empower us to fulfill that commitment.
Consult with administrators, faculty, and staff on matters regarding diversity, equity and inclusion. Provide mediation and advocacy support for employees and students as needed.
Provide data that measures progress on established diversity goals to the President and key members of the Campus community, including updates to the Diversity Subcommittee of the Board
Monitor compliance with regulations and policies relevant to underrepresented groups (e.g., Title IX, ADA)
A personal relationship with Jesus Christ and an active Christian commitment.
A theology that supports the values and mission of Cornerstone University evidenced by an ability to affirm and sign the university’s doctrinal statement, “The Cornerstone Confession,” as one’s personal theological conviction.
Enthusiastically embrace the Cornerstone University Identity, Mission and Vision statements as well as its Community Covenant.
Minimum of a Master’s Degree in a related discipline; PhD or terminal degree preferred
At least three years of diversity-related experience
Implementation of a plan that significantly increased the cultural sensitivity or diversity, equity, and inclusivity of an organization.
Ability to model a willingness to learn from groups different from oneself and a commitment to continual growth in cultural sensitivity.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Visionary –Able to both cast a vision of diversity, equity and inclusion that honors God and get “buy-in” from the CU community
Excellent relational skills - demonstrated ability to relate to all members of the campus community (students, staff, faculty, and administrators), to build bridges, collaborate, resolve conflict, and effectively network with the broader community of CU (i.e., external stakeholders)
Demonstrated knowledge of spiritual formation principles and their relevance to diversity
Demonstrated knowledge of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion research and best practices
Research skills – Ability to assess the institutional culture and evaluate diversity initiatives with an aim toward continual growth in creating an inclusive campus
Ability to provide education through training as well as consult with, or provide resources for, members of the community on matters of diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Ability to represent Cornerstone and articulate its vision of diversity to external stakeholders