Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains in Western North Carolina, UNC Asheville is the designated public liberal arts campus in the University of North Carolina system. UNC Asheville is nationally known for the quality of our student-centered teaching, mentoring of undergraduates in research, interdisciplinary learning, and striving to be an inclusive campus community. UNC Asheville is committed to promoting diversity and a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and the ability to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds. Staff members are encouraged to take an active role to engage in the institution's efforts in promoting diversity and inclusion throughout the workplace. The successful candidate is expected to foster an inclusive work culture where uniqueness of beliefs, backgrounds, talents, capabilities and ways of living are respected and welcomed. Women, traditionally under-represented minorities, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Classification Title : Director of the Center for Diversity Education
Department : Institutional Equity
Full-Time/Part-Time : Full-Time
Months per Year : 12 Months
The Director of the Center for Diversity Education is responsible for the development, coordination, and administration of programming relevant to the University's equity and inclusion efforts on-campus and in the community. This includes designing, building and implementing training, lectures, exhibits, curriculum, and other educational experiences.
Paramount to the Directors work is the building of relationships through trust and mutual respect to center the stories of underrepresented communities.
The Director is charged with establishing and nurturing community partnerships in strategic and tactical ways, and designing programs and initiatives that deepen the relationships between the University and the Asheville community; including K-12 schools and non-profit organizations.
The Director will also partner with the University's Advancement Office to raise funds, through grants, sponsorships, and individual donations, for diversity, equity and inclusion projects, programs, and scholarships.
The Director is responsible for partnering with campus partners and academic departments to craft educational experiences that build on course content.
Minimum Education/Experience/Skill :
Master's degree and at least 2 years of related experience or a Bachelor's degree and a minimum of 5 years of directly related experience.
Preferred Education/Experience/Skill :
Master's degree with at least 5 years of experience or a bachelor's degree with extensive directly related experience.
Preferred qualifications include:
Experience in conducting racial equity, LGBTQIA+, unconscious bias, or other related diversity, equity, and inclusion related training.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including effective social media communication.
Experience securing funding for diversity related initiatives.
Proven track-record of leadership and strong operational management, including budget development and management; hiring, training, and overseeing interns and/or staff; and the ability to work both independently and collaboratively within a team.
Quick Link for Positing : 4807
UNC Asheville is committed to equality and diversity of experiences for our students, applicants and employees. Qualified individuals are encouraged to apply regardless of socio-economic status, gender expression, gender and sexual identity, culture, and ideological beliefs. UNC Asheville is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and will not discriminate against applicants and employees on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, genetic information, and any other legally protected status with respect to all terms, conditions, and privileges of university-sponsored activities, employment, and the use of university facilities.
Internal Number: 4807
About The University of North Carolina at Asheville
As the only dedicated liberal arts institution in the University of North Carolina system, UNC Asheville kindles learning by offering students an intellectually rigorous education that builds critical thinking and workforce skills to last a lifetime. Small class size, award-winning faculty and a nationally acclaimed undergraduate research program foster innovation as well as recognition.The cornerstone of a liberal arts education is the ability to explore the connections between many different subjects as well as the options available. So learning here expands well beyond the classroom walls. Focusing on undergraduate studies, we help students dig into learning, whether they participate in faculty-mentored research projects, undertake career-related internships, study abroad, or join service projects aimed at improving the quality of life at home and around the world. We encourage everyone to seek challenges, seize opportunities and become a doer as well as a thinker.At UNC Asheville, we’ve created an environment for exploring the world as well as more than 30 different majors. About 3,900 undergraduate students and about 330 full- and part-time faculty bring the campus alive with ...a genuine hunger to understand and contribute to the human experience. Amid the culturally rich setting of Asheville, North Carolina, in the Blue Ridge Mountains, it’s all designed to spark a lifelong quest to know more — a fire that will grow brighter in the future.