Associate Director for Equity and Inclusion-Office of Diversity (Job ID #57135)
VCAA/Office of Diversity
The Office of Diversity at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) seeks an experienced, motivated, and forward-thinking professional to serve as Associate Director for Equity and Inclusion.
Reporting to the Associate Chancellor and Vice Provost for Diversity, the Associate Director for Equity and Inclusion is responsible for promoting an inclusive educational environment that is welcoming and supportive of students. The position is charged with the development of positive approaches to support undocumented students, who are underrepresented, low-income, first-generation college, and/or otherwise at high-risk of experiencing academic, financial, and psychosocial challenges. To that end, the associate director is responsible for designing, implementing, and evaluating programs and policies for the emerging needs of undocumented students. The associate director will also develop and administer educational programs and trainings that promote an understanding of and appreciation for the principles of access, equity, and inclusion among students, staff, and faculty.
- Master’s degree in the Social Sciences, Humanities, Education, or related field.
- At least five years’ experience designing and advancing equity and inclusion initiatives for students.
- Knowledge of undocumented students and higher education issues.
- Demonstrated multicultural competencies in working with diverse student populations (e.g., undocumented, immigrant, racial and ethnic, or 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 interpersonal skills, including excellent verbal and written communication skills.
- Doctorate from an accredited University in a pertinent field..
- Advanced skills in strategic planning and implementation.
- Advanced content expertise and knowledge of research findings/best practices related to retention and academic achievement of undocumented students.
- 1-3 years of experience in an administrative leadership role.
- Experience with staff management
- Strong understanding of the services and resources available for undocumented students.
- 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;.
- Direct experience working with faculty and staff.
- Familiarity with program quality assessment.
The University of Illinois at Chicago has an institutional commitment to diversity and the principles of access, equity, and inclusion. In that spirit, it welcomes applications from a broad spectrum of people, including, women, racial/ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities, and veterans.