This is a regional 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.
Inclusivity coordinators serve as a resource and advocate for strengthening inclusivity within the region and Association. The inclusivity coordinator advances the strategic direction of ACUI by fostering a welcoming environment to ensure programming and information is inclusive of individuals from different ethnic backgrounds, physical abilities, religious beliefs, sexual orientations, and others with unique cultural and community orientations.
Reporting to the regional director and being supported by the director of content curation, for a two-year term, inclusivity coordinators are responsible for:
Developing strategies to advance ACUI’s Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion, creating and maintaining a sense of community and inclusion for all its constituents and raising awareness regarding issues of oppression.
Sharing successful practices with members of the region and serving as a resource for members in terms of diversity and inclusion work on their campuses.
Collaborating with other Regional Leadership Team members to ensure programming and information is inclusive of individuals from different ethnic backgrounds, physical abilities, religious beliefs, sexual orientations, and others with unique cultural and community orientations.
Assisting the volunteer coordinator in recruiting and retaining a diverse pool of volunteers for opportunities in the region, and serving as a member of the screening committee for Regional Leadership Team applications.
Ensuring there are educational sessions that will enhance members' skill sets associated with the Intercultural Proficiency core competency.
Completing an annual written report for the Regional Leadership Team about diversity and inclusion initiatives, which includes a summary of projects accomplished and recommendations for improvements.
All Regional Leadership Team members are also responsible for:
Participating in the scheduled face-to-face Regional Leadership Team meetings during the year. One meeting should take place at the regional conference and the other at the time decided by the team.
Participating in monthly Regional Leadership Team conference calls throughout the year.
Acting as a resource person for the region and campus organizations.
Inspiring student involvement in regional and ACUI events and opportunities.
Developing proposal for an educational session at the regional conference.
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.
Regional leading volunteer positions require a commitment of two years, except for student positions which have a one-year term. Over the course of the term, volunteers should anticipate at least 4 hours of conference call and project work per month, in addition to attending in-person Regional Leadership Team meetings.
Applications for open positions will be due in June 2018. A screening committee made up of the regional director, regional volunteer coordinator, staff liaison, and other related volunteers will review applications, interview qualified candidates, and make a selection recommendation.