Executive Director, Inclusion and Multicultural Engagement
The Executive Director for Inclusion and Multicultural Engagement (IME) will provide leadership and direct oversight of the University’s seven cultural and resources centers including African American Student Affairs, Asian Pacific American Student Affairs, Guerrero Student Center, Native American Student Affairs, LGBTQ+ Resource Center, Women & Gender Resource Center, and Immigrant Student Resource Center. The ideal candidate will have strong management and supervision experience; exceptional interpersonal skills; a proven track record of building and maintaining collaborative cross-campus and community partnerships; and a relentless commitment to advancing the needs of marginalized students. This job is a match for a leader with the skills necessary to inspire staff around a shared vision driven by a passion for diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!
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Duties & Responsibilities
- Provide direct supervision and oversight to each of the seven cultural and resource centers.
- Aggregate the needs of each cultural and resource center and serve as a conduit of information to the Associate Vice President for
- Diversity & Inclusion, ensuring marginalized student needs are consistently prioritized.
- Guide and oversee intersectional programs and partnerships amongst IME staff.
- Oversee the creation and management of cross-functional teams within IME.
- Serve as a central point of contact for IME-related inquiries and delegate tasks and responsibilities, as necessary.
- Build and maintain collaborative cross-campus and community partnerships that advance the University’s diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts.
- Provide guidance and consultation on the ongoing efforts to fulfill marginalized student demands.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
- Knowledge of best practices related to the supervision and management of a large team, including positive team development and conflict management skills.
- Strong understanding of the assets marginalized students bring with them to campus, as well as the challenges they face in a higher education environment.
- Ability to apply an equity-minded approach to student support and program development.
- Ability to effectively and collaboratively advocate for the needs of marginalized students. * Ability to advance equity and inclusion in a complex organization.
- Effective assessment skillset to support a data-informed understanding of students’ needs and the strengths and opportunities among centers.
- Strong problem-solving skills.
- Ability to handle sensitive or confidential matters with the highest degree of discretion and professionalism.
- Ability to communicate and partner effectively with diverse campus constituents.
- Ability to model inclusiveness, respect, and integrity.
- Ability to facilitate large group meetings.
- Bachelor’s degree
- Minimum of seven years of relevant experience that includes working with and advocating for the needs of marginalized students.
- Minimum of three years of supervisory or management experience of full-time professional staff.
- Any equivalent combination of education and experience.
- Master’s degree
- At least eight years of relevant experience that includes working with and advocating for the needs of marginalized students.
- At least five years of supervisory or management experience of full-time professional staff
- Experience working at a large public research University or in higher education.
- Experience advancing equity and inclusion in a complex organization.
Open Date10/5/2020Open Until FilledYesDocuments Needed to ApplyResume and Cover LetterSpecial Instructions to Applicant Diversity StatementAt the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.