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Vice President of Academic Affairs and Equity Initiatives
The State Higher Education Executive Officers Association (SHEEO) seeks to fill the position of vice president of academic affairs and equity initiatives. The vice president of academic affairs and equity initiatives will report to the senior vice president and chief of staff and lead policy and project development in educational equity, academic programs, and student success. The ideal candidate will have leadership experience in academic affairs; experience at a SHEEO agency or system office; and/or experience in advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives.

SHEEO serves the chief executives of statewide governing, policy, and coordinating boards of postsecondary education and their staffs. Founded in 1954, SHEEO promotes an environment that values higher education and its role in ensuring the equitable education of all Americans, regardless of race/ethnicity, gender, socioeconomic background, or any other aspect of identity. Together with its members, SHEEO aims to achieve this vision by equipping state higher education executive officers and their staffs with the tools to effectively advance the value of higher education, promoting public policies and academic practices that enable all Americans to achieve success in the 21st century, and serving as an advocate for state higher education leadership. For more information, visit www.sheeo.org.
To apply for this position, visit: https://sheeo.org/sheeo-job-posting-vice-president-of-academic-affairs-and-equity-initiatives/
Position: Vice President of Academic Affairs and Equity Initiatives
Organization: State Higher Education Executive Officers Association
Location: Washington,  DC 
United States
Salary: Salary will be commensurate with successful candidate’s experience and demonstrated skill level. SHEEO provides excellent staff benefits.
Posting Start Date: 3/17/2021
Date Posted: 3/17/2021
Required Experience and Qualifications:
  • A master’s degree in a relevant field.
  • At least seven years of progressively responsible leadership experience in one or more of the following or equivalent:
    • A position at a state-level higher education system or higher education coordinating board.
    • A position in a national or regional organization focused on higher education policy. o A senior administrative position at a higher education institution.
    • A faculty appointment at an accredited postsecondary institution.
  • Knowledge of or experience with SHEEO agencies and state-level academic affairs issues and leadership.
  • A demonstrated commitment to anti-racism and closing equity gaps in higher education.
  • Knowledge of state higher education policy and issues.
  • Significant education and experience in the area of diversity, equity, and inclusion leadership.
  • Ability to design, execute, and evaluate projects related to promoting access to postsecondary education, improving student success, and increasing equitable attainment at the state level.
  • Demonstrated ability to obtain outside funding.
  • Skill in project management.
  • Skill in mentoring and developing staff.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • An earned doctoral degree.
  • Experience working with higher education associations or foundations.
  • Experience developing or providing professional development or technical assistance resources.
  • Experience teaching at the postsecondary level.
  • Experience working with board members or policymakers.
  • Fluency in workforce education and training trends.
  • Record of publication or research in state higher education policy, public policy, social science, or issues related to systemic racism in education.
Status: This listing expires on: 5/16/2021
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Organization Information
State Higher Education Executive Officers Association
1233 20th St NW
Ste 360
Washington,  DC 20036
United States
(202) 558-2236
Christina Whitfield, Senior Vice President and Chief of Staff

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