As a key member of education team, the Diversity Initiatives Manager will lead the development, implementation, and management of proactive diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives that support the Association's strategic plan to create a learning and working environment where all have an opportunity to succeed. ACUHO-I is an international association that serves its members across a wide range of contexts, cultures, and locales, which will require the Diversity Initiatives Manager to operate with an objective global lens as they engage in their work with housing and residence life professionals.
While this individual would bring applied experience and expertise to the role, this work would largely be achieved, through: Intensive collaboration with and support to the ACUHO-I affinity networks (e.g., professionals of color network; women in housing network; LGBTQ network; etc.). This collaboration would include affinity network leadership, in order to assess potential barriers to inclusion in Association activity, as well as developing strategies to recruit, support, and retain underrepresented professionals in the ACUHO-I community and the broader profession. The Diversity Initiatives Manager will also have a direct working partnership with the ACUHO-I Inclusion and Equity Director on the Association's Executive Board to facilitate programs like its annual Multi-Cultural Institute, and ongoing partnerships with Historically Black Colleges and Universities and other affiliate groups. The evaluation of current programs. This evaluation would involve digging into the design of current programs and services, to determine the extent to which multicultural awareness, knowledge, and skills are infused into the curricula, and where expansion of content is needed and possible in order to meet the growing demand for these attributes. The creation of other leadership development pipelines. This would include deep collaboration with stakeholders who would help the Association determine where we can create purposeful leadership development pipelines for underrepresented professionals at more senior levels of career trajectory, potentially similar in design to the new ACUHO-I Leadership Academy, which was designed for advancing professionals from underrepresented populations.
This position will require operational skills in assessment and project management, as well as, knowledge of volunteer engagement, and a broad understanding of current and emerging practices in education and advocacy related to the inclusion of underrepresented populations. The Diversity Initiatives Manager would possess skills to help cultivate existing and new projects; have experience with professional presentation, and coordinate the development of appropriate resources and curricula applicable to our knowledge competencies, including educational resources, blog posts and other social media messages, webinars and Virtual Roundtables, online courses, and web content. This professional will also be charged with identifying and developing partnerships with organizations and centers that have data about our work so that we can better target information for our members and the profession, and contribute to the overall work of the Association in serving our member institutions, corporate partners, and individual housing and residence life professionals. – Position requires some travel out of state and may require night and weekend work during travel.
Master's degree in higher education, student affairs, or relevant field, or an equivalent combination of education and experience; 3 to 5 years of experience working with underrepresented populations through a diversity, equity, and inclusion focused professional role.
Direct understanding of/experience working with housing and residence life; knowledge of current issues in higher education and/or association management; demonstrated experience in creating resources in a consumable format, including reports, presentations, etc.
Target Salary: $50,000.00 - $57,000.00 Annually
Job Category: Administrative and Professional
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