The COO will work closely with the VPCDO to drive the division's organizational growth, developing a strategic plan to realize the division's vision and carry out the division's mission in keeping with the divisions' values and, where necessary, help restructure the division. The COO will serve as the campus-wide Minority/Disadvantaged Coordinator and serve as liaison with other campus Minority/Disadvantaged Coordinators (MDC), as well as represent the division before the Campus Diversity and Climate Committee and the Equity and Diversity Chairs Committee. The COO will also organize and chair the UW-System wide VPCDO/MDC roundtable and coordinate diversity efforts among UW-System institutions to help ensure the delivery of services to at-risk students.
The COO will lead and supervise the following units in the division: Human Resources and Business Services; Data Management; Affirmative Action and Disability Law Compliance and Training, Campus Engagement, and Outreach; and Communications and Events Planning. Under the guidance of the Vice Provost and Chief Diversity Officer, the COO will:
*Oversee the creation and administration of personnel and budget/finance policies and make decisions on important personnel and financial matters
*Oversee the creation and administration of workflow and scheduling policies
*Oversee the creation and administration of data and research policies and lead the division's use of data and research in setting diversity policy, in conjunction with the Office of Academic Planning and Research, Recruitment and Admissions, Financial Aid and the Registrar
*Manage the Campus-wide Affirmative Action and Disability Compliance and Training team, working with the Special Assistant for Compliance and Disability Coordinator to make major compliance- and accommodation-related decisions;
*Oversee and provide vision for tactical and strategic communications, branding, and events planning
Diversity Framework Implementation
The COO will work with the VPCDO to carry out the responsibilities set forth for the division in the Strategic Diversity Framework, including the review and formulation of diversity-related policies and division functions that support student and staff programming, planning and implementation of Framework initiatives. The COO will also supervise and lead the Learning Communities for Institutional Change and Excellence unit, which facilitates learning communities across campus designed to encourage faculty, staff, students and community members to consider their own backgrounds and identities; develop and refine inter-cultural awareness; and become positive change agents for social justice, equity and inclusion.