Assistant Vice Provost for Educational Equity (Scholars Programs)

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
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Office of the President
Educational Equity
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The Pennsylvania State University is committed to ensuring that diversity, equity, and inclusion are central to the success of a world-class research institution. We are concerned uniquely with the institutional change required for visioning and realizing a more socially just university. Toward that end, Penn State is currently seeking applications and nominations for the position of Assistant Vice Provost for Educational Equity. Reporting directly to the Vice Provost for Educational Equity, the primary responsibilities for this position include oversight and assessment of Educational Equity scholarship and academic support programs that address achieving success at a large, administratively complex institution. The Assistant Vice Provost will engage colleagues in the colleges and other administrative units for the collaborations essential to creating, maintaining, and assessing cohesive and comprehensive programs that honor the life cycle of students’ engagement in cohort, strengths-focused Educational Equity scholars programs (including for example such activities as recruitment; orientation; scholarship disbursement; academic, personal, and leadership development; retention; and graduate study preparation). Moreover, the successful candidate will support University structures, and engage faculty, staff, and students simultaneous to addressing needs specific to students and their families. Demonstrating a high degree of professional judgment, political acumen, and student advocacy, the Assistant Vice Provost will assist in resolving challenges that involve a range of activities including for example, transition to college, registration and academic standing, and financial aid. The successful candidate will participate with Educational Equity leadership in a team-oriented environment demonstrating flexibility and creativity for addressing student and University needs as they pertain to diversity, equity, and inclusion. In addition to convening the Educational Equity Scholarship Committee, the Assistant Vice Provost will serve as a resource to colleagues throughout the University, and work collaboratively with units such as the Graduate School, the Office of Global Programs, the Office of Human Resources, and the Office of Affirmative Action, to help guide the goals outlined in the University`s Statement on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Depending on the needs of the Educational Equity leadership team and the skills of the successful candidate, the Assistant Vice Provost could exercise oversight for various projects, other academic support services, training curricula, bias response, and fundraising and development activities. The Assistant Vice Provost will serve on various committees and workgroups, representing Educational Equity at the request of the Vice Provost; and will interpret the University`s diversity goals and Educational Equity’s mission to internal and external stakeholders. The Assistant Vice Provost will also work closely with the Multicultural Resource Center, the Office of Veterans Programs, the Student Disability Resources, and TRiO programs (e.g., Upward Bound, Upward Bound Migrant, Upward Bound Math and Science, Talent Search, and Educational Opportunity Centers) within the Office of Educational Equity. Finalists for this position will be expected to make a one hour open presentation on a diversity-related topic germane to institutional responsibility in and for student success. Minimum requirements: A doctorate is required plus ten years of experience in higher education administration and/or public/private agencies, including budget experience. The successful candidate will demonstrate competence and experience in program development, academic and interpersonal advising, administrative management, and diversity-focused advocacy. Excellent interpersonal, collaboration, communication, project management, writing, and organization skills are essential.

These salary bands have been established to provide salary guidelines for staff positions.

Salary Band Minimum Midpoint Maximum
A $16,584 $24,456 $32,328
B $18,240 $26,904 $35,556
C $19,728 $29,592 $39,456
D $21,708 $32,568 $43,416
E $24,312 $36,468 $48,612
F $27,228 $40,848 $54,456
G $30,012 $45,744 $61,500
H $34,188 $52,140 $70,080
I $38,988 $59,424 $79,908
J $43,716 $67,740 $91,812
K $50,712 $78,600 $106,488
L $58,836 $91,176 $123,528
M $68,232 $105,756 $143,292
N $80,508 $124,788 $169,068
O $93,492 $147,252 $201,024
P $110,340 $173,760 $237,192
Q $126,396 $199,056 $271,728
R $151,668 $238,872 $326,088