The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Program Team has been established by the Board of Trustees to support the development of programs and educational content for members to advance their competency in social justice. While the team will collaborate with other ACUI component groups, its purpose is to advance the vision of the Association related to diversity, equity, and inclusion through new and standalone educational programs and initiatives. In this role, volunteers will enhance their professionals skills, expand their network, connect, communicate, and share ideas with peers.

Reporting to the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Program Team co-chairs and supported by ACUI’s senior diversity professional, for a two-year term, team members are expected to:

  • Work both collaboratively and independently, fulfilling deadlines and task responsibilities.Operate with empathy, advocating for the needs of others.Have knowledge of practices to include the following: 
  • Understanding of social justice education
  • Understanding of/impact of identity, power, privilege and oppression
  • Understanding of diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Be willing to research emerging relevant theories and best practices regarding diversity, equity, and inclusion along with social justice.Be aware of one’s participation in oppression and privilege.Have prior experience creating curriculum or facilitation dialogue.Have institutional support for their involvement, with encouraged attendance at the ACUI Annual Conference.

This Association-level planning position is ideal for those interested in collaborating to create experiences that engage members through events, research, fundraising, and other opportunities.

ACUI is no longer accepting applications for this volunteer role.

ACUI is not currently accepting applications for this position.

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.

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.

At the time of application, individuals must have: employment at a higher education institution; institutional or individual 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. 

Association planning volunteer positions require a commitment of two years. While projects vary by season and role, over the course of the term, volunteers should anticipate approximately six to eight hours of conference call and project work per month.