Associate Director of Student Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Job description

Job location: Charlottesville, VA

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2020-12-01
Req: R0019745

The McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia seeks applicants for an Associate Director of Student Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (SDEI). The Associate Director for SDEI is a dynamic member of the Student Services Office (SSO) team engaging in impactful activities that enhance inclusive excellence at McIntire and UVA and contributes to specific diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts fundamental to the School’s strategic vision. Specifically, this position will develop and deliver student focused programs which support the development of critical cultural fluencies and inclusive practices necessary to be successful in the 21st century workplace. Programming efforts will support both Student Success and DEI goals for the school. The ability to effectively collaborate with SSO team members, the Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, faculty and staff throughout the school and university will be critical for success in this role. Demonstrated success in advocating for and creating effective change with equitable practices impacting students is also important for success in this role. The successful candidate must understand the unique needs and concerns of undergraduate and graduate business students, particularly those from underrepresented backgrounds. This role will also serve as an undergraduate academic advisor and integrate fully into the academic and co-curricular life of the school. Creativity and an ability to work in a fast-paced, team-oriented, and entrepreneurial environment are essential. It is critical for the person in this role to examine diversity, equity and inclusion as a concept that affects all members of the McIntire School and to focus on creating and delivering opportunities for increasing cultural competencies for the whole while supporting those who are most affected.

The McIntire Student Services Office (SSO) serves to encourage, empower, and support undergraduate and graduate students toward the successful completion of academic programs and the development of student success outcomes across a range of personal and professional competencies. Within the SSO, our team of dedicated student-centric professionals is responsible for undergraduate recruitment and admissions, student onboarding and orientation resources and programs, academic advising, community and competency building programming, Commerce-related student organizations and governing councils (Undergraduate and Graduate Commerce Councils), academic planning and registrar functions and overall undergraduate and graduate student support in collaboration with faculty.

The McIntire Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (ODEI) works closely with the University, and the McIntire Diversity Advisory Committee (DAC), made up of McIntire faculty and staff and chaired by the Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, to create a diverse and inviting community within the School. McIntire's diversity initiatives focus on three broad areas: 1) Actively recruiting students, faculty, and staff who enrich our classrooms through a diversity of thought and experience, challenge assumptions and biases, and add to a respectful dialogue about the meaning of success and responsibility as business professionals and leaders. 2) Empowering students, faculty, and staff to acknowledge unique experiences; to engage more fully in and out of the classroom; and to collaborate in breaking down barriers that limit potential and impede success. 3) Educating our community to acknowledge and respect differences and to learn from the unique talents and perspectives of all members of the McIntire School.


  • Master’s degree and at least five years of prior experience working in higher education or a related setting
  • An understanding of business as a discipline, either through industry experience or work within a school of business.
  • Experience and participation in activities that demonstrate skills, knowledge, and ability to support student development of intercultural fluency and advance excellence through diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills; accuracy and attention to detail
  • Experience with assessment, survey design and data collection
  • The ability to present to large groups in an academic setting; the ability to relate to and work well with faculty, staff and students from a variety of backgrounds
  • The ability to handle multiple projects, prioritize responsibilities and work efficiently in a fast-paced team environment

Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

The selected applicant will be required to complete a background check prior to their first day of employment per University policy.


PROCESS FOR INTERNAL UVA APPLICANTS: Please apply through your Workday Home page, search “Find Jobs”, and search for “R0019745". Complete an application online and see below for documents to attach.

PROCESS FOR EXTERNAL APPLICANTS: Please visit UVA job board, “R0019745” complete the application and see below for documents to attach. Please note that multiple documents can be uploaded in the box or you can combine them into one PDF.

Complete an application online and attach:

  • CV/Resume
  • Cover Letter detailing your interest in this position and highlighting knowledge, skills, abilities, and experiences that support excellence through diversity, equity, and inclusion (Inclusive Excellence)
  • Contact information for 3 references

***Please note that you MUST upload ALL documents into the CV/Resume box.

Applications that do not contain all of the required documents will not receive full consideration.***

For questions about the application process please contact Rhiannon O'Coin, Senior Academic Recruiter,

The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, UVA Physician’s Group and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.




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Job No:
Posted: 11/7/2020
Application Due: 2/28/2021
Work Type: Full Time