The Office of the Provost is responsible for setting and guiding institutional and budgetary priorities that advance the University’s academic mission. Together with deans and senior administrators, the Provost directs and supports the partnerships, collaborations, and planning initiatives on four Massachusetts campuses and an international center in Talloires, France. This team of academic leaders ensures that our educational and research programs are of the highest quality by working closely with faculty, staff, alumni, and students to fulfill the University’s goals and aspirations. The Office of the Provost is also responsible for the library system, international and industry collaborations, and the ten Boards of Advisors and support two Chief Diversity Officers that provide strategic vision and oversight for diversity and inclusion across the university.
This position directly supports the Associate Provost/Chief Diversity Officer for Boston and Grafton campuses, and will work in close collaboration with the AP/CDO for the Medford/SMFA campuses and partner with the associate directors for diversity and inclusion education on both campuses. The Office of the Provost is committed to diversity and inclusion and recognizes that the need to develop educational opportunities regarding power, privilege, uniqueness and the ways we as a community co-exist. In order to address this need, preparation centered around unconscious/implicit bias, anti-racism, restorative justice, Whiteness, anti-Blackness, bridging cultural gaps, sensitizing about LGBT and disabled community, etc. need to be implemented. We aim to be racially conscious and demand racial equity as well as raising consciousness for all historically silenced and marginalized groups. This position will collaborate with different stakeholders at Tufts in order to plan, develop and implement these trainings. These trainings will reinforce the foundational values that are core to the Tufts ethos: authenticity, civility, dignity, humility, open-mindedness, curiosity, excellence, social justice and a sense of belonging and will help to bridge the gaps and harness a spectrum of learning so that all Tufts community members experience a sense of belonging. Most importantly this position will be dedicated to the intersectionality between race, cultural responsiveness, and social justice. The expected outcome of this preparation is to establish the Tufts community of faculty, staff, students and alumni as a group of individuals committed to each other’s success, health and wellbeing. This commitment to each other will be reflected in their attitudes and behavior towards one another and in how they apply the knowledge and skills they have acquired through experience provided by the Chief Diversity Officers and this position. This position will develop university-wide training and development agenda to improve the overall cultural competence and capacity of the Tufts community members and also help to develop institutional programs that promote a culture of inclusion and mutual respect. Additionally, this person will manage pipeline programs and support other functions and programs as needed by the AP/CDO.