Diversity, equity, inclusion, belonging, and justice (DEIBJ) principles are core to the type of institution that the University of California, Berkeley, aspires to become. As Berkeley strives toward the ideals of an inclusive, uplifting, anti-racist, and justice-centered campus during this unprecedented time in higher education and in the world, the University seeks a collaborative and solutions-oriented leader to serve as the next Associate Vice Chancellor for the Centers for Educational Justice and Community Engagement in the Division of Equity and Inclusion.
The Associate Vice Chancellor (AVC) role offers the exciting opportunity to be part of the core leadership team that leads a vibrant division that impacts the lives and experiences of the full Berkeley community – students, faculty, staff, alumni, and the outside world. Berkeley has one of the three largest Equity and Inclusion divisions in the country, whether measured by the number of units, full-time employees, or total budget oversight. The size brings tremendous financial, leadership, and operational complexity and introduces significant opportunities and challenges in line with Berkeley’s mission as one of the leading public institutions in the nation.
The Associate Vice Chancellor for the Centers for Educational Justice & Community Engagement (EJCE) reports to the Vice Chancellor for Equity and Inclusion and provides vision, leadership, and management to the staff in the Centers for Educational Justice & Community Engagement collaborative, which consists of several centers and student development initiatives. The AVC manages a complex cluster comprised of multiple programs with many service components addressing the needs and issues of underserved and historically underrepresented minority students at UC Berkeley. The Associate Vice Chancellor is responsible for the long-term organizational goals and strategic plans of the unit, as well as making strategic and culturally informed recommendations for changes in University policies and practices that increase opportunities, advance social justice and create equitable experiences for all groups, with a special focus on marginalized, underrepresented and underserved populations. In collaboration and consultation, the AVC manages the unit’s operating budget, human resources, technology, and space resources, and delegates day-to-day operations to directors. The Associate Vice Chancellor serves as a senior adviser to the Vice Chancellor for Equity and Inclusion and senior leadership on bias in policies, procedures, and legal issues that impact marginalized students, and represents the campus with external groups and organizations including Office of the President, state legislature, and local and national organizations.
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For best consideration, please send all nominations and applications to BerkeleyAVCCEJ@storbecksearch.com.