The University of Connecticut is accepting applications and nominations for the full-time position of Assistant/Associate Athletic Director, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion within the Division of Athletics.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI): serves as the consultative advisor to provide advocacy, education, and programming for sustaining a climate of equity and inclusion within the Division; activate, oversee, manage, and support the Division’s diversity, equity, and inclusion strategic plan which focuses on enhancing and sustaining an inclusive culture within the Division; serve as the liaison to the University’s Office for Diversity and Inclusion and collaborate on the overall development of the Division’s diversity, equity, and inclusion strategic plan; guide student-athletes as they navigate issues related to social justice; in consultation with the Office of Human Resources, supports institutional efforts to recruit, support and retain a diverse workforce for the Division of Athletics; works with the Office of Labor Relations and Division leadership to use incidents as moments of opportunity to move DEI work forward; diversify spectatorship around athletic events; engage with donors to share the Division’s vision and plan for diversity, equity and inclusion; and serve as the NCAA athletics diversity and inclusion designee.
Strategic Leadership: routinely initiates independent communication and interaction with a wide range of individuals from inside and outside the Division of Athletics; aiding in the development and implementation of programs and processes which serve to assure the welfare of all student-athletes; and performing additional duties and special projects as assigned by the Director of Athletics.
Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree; four years of experience working in a higher education setting or comparable industry; and excellent interpersonal, organizational, written and verbal communication skills.
Preferred Qualifications: Master’s degree or advanced degree; two or more years of demonstrated leadership experience in developing initiatives and educational programs in equity, diversity and inclusion; experience in applying for and/or writing grant applications; demonstrated working knowledge of NCAA regulations; and experience in facilitating difficult conversations and demonstrating conflict resolution skills.
Salary: commensurate with experience.
Candidates should submit letter of application, resume, and the names of three professional references to: UConn Jobs, http://www.jobs.uconn.edu, Staff Positions. Screening of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. (Search #496472)
This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:59 PM eastern on July 4, 2022.
The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.