Reporting directly to the Director of Identity, Equity and Engagement, the Associate Director assists in leading the division in creating and sustaining an equitable environment where members of the UNC Charlotte community are welcomed, valued, supported and can show up authentically without systemic barriers.
The Associate Director is responsible for designing, implementing, and evaluating programs, as well developing and administering educational programs and trainings that promote an understanding of and appreciation for the principles of identity, equity, and inclusion among members of the university community.
The Associate Director will assist the Director in the development and implementation of the vision,strategic plan, and leadership of the Office of Identity, Equity and Engagement. The Office serves as a resource for the Student Affairs division regarding issues related to diversity, equity and inclusion. The Office provides students an affirming and equitable environment committed to fostering a campus community that celebrates and supports expansion of identities through holistic development, education, and intentional engagement.
The Associate Director will assist in the delivery of educational programming and trainings, as well as partner with other areas across campus to develop opportunities for marginalized students. The Associate Director will also serve on University committees and advise student affairs staff regarding policies and their impact on students. Develop and coordinate educational programs and events for marginalized student populations and majority population allies across campus Collaborate with both campus partners and external resources to coordinate student programming efforts Oversee management of identity development (leadership, career, etc.) and provide individual/group mentoring and coaching to marginalized students
Minimum Experience / Education:
- Master’s Degree in Higher Education, Student Affairs, Diversity and Race Relations, Multicultural Education, or related degree is required - At least three to five years' professional experience, post-graduate experience designing and advancing equity and inclusion initiatives for students - Demonstrated multicultural competencies in working with diverse student populations (e.g., LGBTQIA+, racial and ethnic, low-income) - Demonstrated experience with various phases of program planning, development, and assessment - Demonstrated experience working effectively with individuals and groups from a variety of cultures and backgrounds - Excellent project management, administrative, and organizational skills. - Strong organizational and interpersonal skills, including excellent verbal and written communication skills
Preferred Education Skills and Experience:
- Advanced skills in strategic planning and implementation - Advanced content expertise and knowledge of research findings/best practices - 1-3 years of experience in an administrative leadership role - Experience with staff management and supervision - Knowledge and experience researching, compiling, and analyzing data, and generating reports - Experience in working with historically underrepresented and underserved communities, including mediating, managing, and resolving conflicts - Program skills in establishing and implementing short- and long term program goals and objectives
UNC Charlotte is North Carolina's urban research institution. Our campus is located in the piedmont of North Carolina, just two hours from the mountains and three hours from the Atlantic Ocean. A large public university with a small college feel, more than 27,200 students consider UNC Charlotte’s 1,000-acre campus their home away from home.