The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Program Team leader directs a group of volunteers in creating networking and professional development experiences for campus community builders.  

Serving on the ACUI Leadership Team, overseeing the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Program Team, and being supported by a staff liaison, for a two-year term, this volunteer is responsible for:

  • Recruiting and selecting a diverse committee to assist in the development of educational initiatives.
  • Assembling and directing the Association’s diversity, equity, and inclusion curriculum for members in conjunction with other staff and volunteers.
  • Maintaining effective communication with other component groups and members concerning the development of relevant educational initiatives.
  • Communicating regularly with the Central Office liaison and members of the program team on the content development, implementation, marketing, and assessment of diversity, equity, and inclusion educational initiatives.
  • Advancing the vision of the Association related to diversity, equity, and inclusion through marketing and serving as a brand ambassador.
  • Attending scheduled Association meetings as required including, but not limited to all Annual Conferences and all Leadership Team meetings throughout the term of office.

This is an Association-leading volunteer position, ideal for those interested in determining and advancing strategic directions, governing over long-term goals, representing the association to other members, and setting the tone for member experiences.

ACUI continues to accept applications for this opportunity.

Applications for this position are still open. The written application will ask you to:

  • Provide your name, institution, and contact information
  • Describe your relevant professional experience, ACUI volunteer experience, other professional/community volunteer experience, and/or educational background
  • Describe what skills and perspectives you possess that would contribute to your success as an ACUI volunteer
  • Explain why you are interested in volunteering for this specific opportunity
  • Upload a sign Institutional Support Form, showing that a supervisor is knowledgeable of the position description and its commitments.

Note: The application process is updated this year through our new membership platform—which means applications can autofill with your profile information, be saved as pending for edits until you officially submit, and be stored for your future access. In order to submit an application, you will need to create an account login, if you don’t already have one.

To discuss volunteering with your institution to ensure that they are supportive of your involvement, download these About Volunteer with ACUI talking points [pdf] to share additional information about what it means to be a volunteer.

A screening committee made up of the volunteer team leader, the staff liaison, and other related volunteers will review applications, interview qualified candidates, and make a selection recommendation.

Volunteers involved in this opportunity will enhance their skill sets in the areas below. Learn more about the ACUI core competencies for the profession.

Assessment, Evaluation and Research

  • Data Collection and Use

Organizational Leadership

  • Awareness of Self
  • Collaboration and Partnerships


  • Establishing Priorities
  • Goal Setting

Social Justice

  • Advocacy
  • Institutional Awareness and Communication
  • Understanding of Self, Identity, and Culture

At the time of application, individuals must have: full-time employment at a higher education institution; institutional membership; a signed institutional support form; and a commitment to fulfilling the duties of the position for the length of the term. Applicants must also demonstrate an understanding of ACUI’s vision, core values, and core competencies, as well as the knowledge and skills necessary to fulfill the responsibilities of the position. Candidates for president-elect are encouraged to have previously served as a member of the Board of Trustees.

Association-leading volunteer positions require a commitment of two or more years, except for student positions which have a one-year term. During the course of the term, volunteers should anticipate at least four hours of conference call and project work per month, in addition to attending in-person ACUI Leadership Team meetings.