Associate Director for Community Development and Recruitment

University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA

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Job location: Charlottesville, VA

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2021-11-14
Req: R0028525

The Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences provides leadership, vision, and support for our collective diversity, equity and inclusion efforts in Arts and Sciences. We are seeking an Associate Director to report to the Associate Dean who is a professional focused on community development and recruitment to join our collaborative team, and equity-focused community, as we seek to embed Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) in everything we do.


The Associate Director will need to possess the knowledge and skills necessary to meet the recruitment needs across the full breadth of stakeholders associated with the College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. In this role, they will serve as one of UVA’s ambassadors of diverse talent acquisition.

They will provide thought leadership; communications counsel and content; support to faculty and staff leaders and committees; and strategic guidance to various units in the school.

Community Development

The Graduate School’s Bridge to the Doctorate and Dean’s Doctoral Fellows programs supports students from groups that are underrepresented in their disciplines. Key to the success of these programs are extensive community building and highly proactive mentoring and advising. The Associate Director will facilitate these aspects of the program at the school level. To this end, the Associate Director will champion the success of our future diverse faculty through facilitating a sense of community and belonging in Arts and Sciences as well as the broader UVA and academic communities.

The ideal candidate will:

  • Have a high level of energy and enthusiasm to the responsibilities of marketing Arts and Sciences as an employer of choice for diverse candidates through advertising, fully leveraging social media platforms and managing/tracking activity.
  • Understand the academic culture as it pertains to graduate and faculty recruitment.
  • Develop professional relationships to promote our positions to diverse populations, including contacts with training and fellowship programs, current faculty, students and staff, administrators, and affiliated academic programs.
  • Facilitate and assist stakeholders in the dean’s office and departments with active recruitment strategies, innovative outreach approaches that reach beyond traditional posting channels that results in greater pool diversification.
  • Become aware of the recruitment process and successful recruitment programs, including diversity recruitment and online recruiting strategies.
  • Regularly convene cohorts of Arts and Science fellows for professional and social activities.
  • Document all aspects of the Fellowship programs in handbooks.
  • Monitor and advise fellows regarding their participation in PhD+ and Graduate Diversity programs events.
  • Meet individually with fellows for a check-in regarding their academic progress, professional development, and experience within their department, escalating concerns to associate dean for follow-up.
  • Possess excellent strategic and analytical thinking, with the ability to translate business objectives into strategy.
  • Have a poised approach to problem solving influencing and supporting change amongst diverse audiences and populations.
  • Demonstrate strength with interpersonal skill and customer service orientation; demonstrated ability to communicate with tact and sensitivity and adjust when different situations required an adjusted approach.
  • Be very capable and enthusiastic about the use of various technology including Microsoft Office suite and social media platforms.
  • This position will report to the Associate Dean and will be responsible primarily for implementation of recruitment and community development activities, in coordination with faculty, staff, and units across Arts and Sciences. We are interested in reviewing candidates with a broad range and combination of experiences, education, and qualifications. We anticipate that most candidates will have a number but not all of skills and look forward to working with the selected candidate as they further hone additional skills.

    The minimum education and experience requirement for this position is a Masters’ but terminal degree is preferred. At least four years of relevant experience is required. If you are interested in applying, you are strongly encouraged to apply.

    To Apply
    External Applicants: please apply through Workday at the following URL, , and search for requisition # R0028525. Complete an application online and attach a resume/CV as well as a 2-page cover letter that addresses your specific interest in the position and how you have and/or would contribute to culturally competent, inclusive, and equity-informed community development and recruitment practices in Arts and Sciences. Please note that multiple documents can be uploaded in the CV box.

    Internal UVA Applicants: please apply through your Workday Home page, search “Find Jobs”, and search for requisition # R0028525. Complete an application online and attach a resume/CV as well as a 2-page cover letter that addresses your specific interest in the position and how you have and/or would contribute to culturally competent, inclusive, and equity-informed community development and recruitment practices in Arts and Sciences. Please note that multiple documents can be uploaded in the CV box.

    This position will remain open until filled. This is an Exempt level, benefited position. The University will perform background checks on all new hires prior to employment. For questions about the position or the application process, please contact Rich Haverstrom, Recruiter at

COVID Vaccination Requirement

Due to the scope of President Biden’s Executive Order 14042 issued in early September, all University employees, including remote employees, must receive their final vaccination dose by January 4, 2022, unless they have a University-approved religious or medical exemption. The University has updated policy SEC-045 to reflect these new requirements.  

If hired by the Academic Division, excluding School of Medicine, School of Nursing, UVA Physicians Group, and the Health Systems Library, you will be required to provide proof of vaccination or be willing to be vaccinated by January 4, 2022. Academic employees may apply for a University-approved medical or religious exemption.

Note: Some medical and safety-sensitive positions require vaccination and are not eligible for an exemption. For more information on how vaccination requirements will apply to you, please visit the UVA New Hire Vaccination Requirements webpage.

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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What began as an innovative idea has become one of the nation’s leading public research universities, with over 21,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional students. UVA also has over 3,000 full-time faculty offering more than 400 degrees.

Each of the University’s eleven schools has its own distinctive mission, working together to garner consistently high rankings—including #2 Best Value Public College (Princeton Review, 2016), #3 Public University in the Nation (U.S. News & World Report, 2016), and #3 Best Value Among Public Colleges (Kiplinger’s, 2016).  

As we invest in and strengthen our research capabilities, UVA seeks new faculty ready to uncover new insights, rewrite old rules and collaborate on intellectual discoveries.


As an R1 institution, the University’s research centers, consortia and laboratories are on the leading edge of discovery and technology, offering collaborative spaces for students and faculty to solve global problems.

Our professors are recognized members of major national scholarly and professional organizations, including the National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Our faculty’s engagement in interdisciplinary research is being facilitated by new research institutes specializing in everything from big data to brain functioning, and by cluster hires across schools.


UVA is also home to a nationally renowned academic medical center and the UVA Health System, which serves a three-part mission to treat patients, conduct translational research and train medical practitioners in a wide variety of disciplines.

Established as the nation’s 10th medical school in 1825, the institution has since grown to include a 612-bed hospital and a Level I trauma center, nationally recognized cancer and heart centers, a Children’s Hospital, and primary and specialty clinics throughout Central Virginia.

The UVA Medical Center is consistently ranked among the nation’s best hospitals by the U.S. News & World Report magazine and has been named among the top 25 percent in seven specialties.


The vast majority of UVA students come from the top 10% of their high school class, as well as from all 50 states, over 142 countries and a variety of socioeconomic backgrounds. Despite their diversity, all UVA students share a love of learning and a drive to achieve.

One of the reasons students choose Virginia is our unique residential culture. At UVA, the community of students, faculty and staff personifies the Jeffersonian idea that living and learning are connected. The Academical Village was constructed to support a unique residential experience, with faculty living in the Pavilions, students occupying Lawn rooms and the world-famous Rotunda at its heart. The University’s residential culture continues to support this experience today—strengthened by students, faculty and staff rich in backgrounds, ideas and perspectives. Our unique culture is also paying dividends in innovation:  UVA’s faculty have generated more than 130 patents since 2010.

Perhaps most importantly, faculty come to UVA knowing that instruction is as important as research, and they pride themselves on their many teaching awards.  Our best professors look for ways to encourage, mentor and develop tomorrow’s leaders inside and outside the classroom.


Living in Charlottesville you’ll find sophisticated restaurants, world-renowned wineries and breweries, cosmopolitan arts and music, friendly urban and suburban neighborhoods and a Piedmont landscape that has lured adventurous souls for centuries.  No wonder the U.S. National Bureau of Economic Research named Charlottesville the “happiest city in America” in 2014.

In addition to UVA and its health system, several major employers have facilities in Charlottesville, including State Farm, Northrop Grumman, the U.S. Department of Defense, GE and others.  Charlottesville is also becoming a center for innovative start-up businesses.  The University also actively helps spouses and partners of faculty members build their networks and pursue employment opportunities with a wide variety of area employers. 

The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA) and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, qualified individuals with disabilities are protected from discrimination and may be entitled to reasonable accommodations to assist in their pursuit of employment at the University. This includes assistance in completing the online job application as well as reasonable accommodations during the interview process. Please contact the UHR Service Center: 434.982.0123 to request assistance.

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