Director of the Office of Identity, Equity, and Engagement

University of North Carolina - Charlotte

Charlotte, NC

ID: 7160985
Posted: August 2, 2023
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Director of the Office of Identity, Equity, and Engagement

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNC Charlotte) is the state's urban research university and a driving force of growth, discovery, and innovation for the metro Carolinas. UNC Charlotte leverages its location in the state's largest city to offer internationally competitive research and creative activity programs, exemplary undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs, and a pioneering learning experience that prepares graduates to become active citizens of the world. Founded in 1946 and now home to more than 30,000 students, including approximately 6,000 master's and doctoral degree candidates, the campus sits on 1,000 wooded acres just eight miles from Uptown Charlotte, which was recently rated the number one “Most Up and Coming City in America” by Yelp. Classified as a Doctoral and Research Intensive institution, UNC Charlotte is the largest university in the Charlotte region and the second largest of 17 constituent members of the University of North Carolina System.

The Position
Reporting to the associate vice chancellor of student affairs, the director of the office of identity, equity, and engagement is responsible for providing leadership and strategic direction for a diverse, comprehensive offering of educational programming and resources focused on equity and identity. The director also provides leadership in designing and implementing unit programs and initiatives that enhance services for students with marginalized identities related to race and ethnicity, sex and gender, culture and heritage, and social justice advocacy and support.

A master's degree in higher education, student personnel, counseling, or a related field and a minimum of five or more years of progressive responsibility, including leading a team and supervisory experience in a higher education setting, is required. Other requirements include: demonstrated ability to lead a diverse staff; experience in advising, counseling, program development, global education, or a related field; leadership in an educational setting, with the ability to serve as an effective advocate for student success; ability to manage a diverse set of teams, programs, and responsibilities; exceptional organizational and communication skills; advanced administrative skills in budgeting, assessment, and strategic planning; program planning and event management experience; demonstrated experience serving as an advocate and coalition-builder for diverse communities and the ability to navigate politics and political ecosystems.

Application and Nomination
Review of applications will begin September 6, 2023, and continue until the position is filled. A resume with an accompanying cover letter may be submitted via the Spelman Johnson website at Nominations for this position may be emailed to Laura Puckett-Boler at [email protected]. Applicants needing reasonable accommodation to participate in the application process should contact Spelman Johnson at 413-529-2895 or email [email protected].

Public Salary Range: $88,000- $90,000

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The University of North Carolina at Charlotte is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and an ADVANCE Institution that strives to create an academic climate in which the dignity of all individuals is respected and maintained. Women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, gender identity, or sexual orientation. All applicants are subject to a criminal background check.