United Council is Hiring an Inclusivity Director
- Full Time Position Opening:
United Council of UW Students
Start Date: Late June/Early July 2010
Type: Full-time, 40+ hours, weekend work, and late hours
Benefits: Paid vacation and holidays, health and dental insurance
Location: Madison, WI with frequent in-state travel
United Council of UW Students is a coalition of 19 UW campuses, representing over 110,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. Founded in 1960, United Council is a non-partisan, non-profit, student-directed organization committed to enhancing the quality of student life and protecting access to higher education in Wisconsin. United Council's mission is to represent all students of the University of Wisconsin System and advocate for them on issues of higher education pertaining to value, quality, and the student experience.
General Position Description:
One main area of United Council's work focuses on assuring that every student has the right to a safe, welcoming campus environment and student experience. All United Council staff members are a part of this work, and the inclusivity director is the staff member responsible for heading up and leading work done around issues of students within underrepresented identity groups.
Inclusivity Director Responsibilities:
Facilitate efforts of students to be heard, supported, and enabled to effect change on their desired initiatives and campaigns related to identity-based issues within underrepresented populations.
Coordinate, with the field director, organizational recruitment and participation efforts for underrepresented student populations to United Council activities, campaigns, and events.
Organize students to directly involve themselves in issues of equity, diversity and inclusion within UW System policy and assist students in holding campus-based programming accountable to the goals administration makes regarding equity, diversity, and inclusion.
Maintain working relationships between United Council and partner organizations working on underrepresented student issues and serve as a link between students and these organizations.
Develop and facilitate workshops and trainings related to United Council's statewide campaigns and other issue areas related to equity, diversity, and inclusion.
Research, investigate and discuss issues on the national, state, UW System and campus level relating to equity, diversity and inclusion.
Track, compile, assess and summarize policy analysis and reports conducted by organizations and partners related to equity, diversity and inclusion.
Serve as the liaison to state and UW System policy analysts, administration, and others working on issues of equity, diversity, and inclusion.
Coordinate and organize United Council's Annual Building Unity Student Empowerment Conference. For more information on Building Unity, visit http://unitedcouncil.net/?q=node/221
Recruit, engage, and train students, student governments and student organizations around United Council's campaigns and initiatives.
Attend and organize statewide meetings and conferences.
Assist students and UC staff members in on-campus United Council membership campaigns.
Frequent in-state travel, weekend work, and late hours.
Recommended Skills and Knowledge
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Background in issues of equity, diversity and inclusion in higher education.
Familiarity with the University of Wisconsin System or similar higher education systems.
Experience working with students, student organizations, and diverse populations and identity groups.
Experience working on identity-based campaigns and initiatives in traditionally underrepresented populations with a strong understanding of institutionalized and intra-community privileges and oppressions.
Familiarity with grassroots organizing, advocacy, and legislative processes.
Experience working collaboratively and independently in a variety of situations.
Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced work environment and adapt to a variety of situations.
Experience managing small groups of students is greatly preferred, but not required
Experience coordinating conferences or similar events is greatly preferred, but not required.
Must have valid drivers license, personal car not necessary
Bachelor's degree preferred, but not required.
How to Apply: Applications can be found at http://www.unitedcouncil.net/?q=node/234
Please send the application, a resume, cover letter, three references, and a one to three page writing sample to the address below by email, fax, or postal mail by 5pm CST on June 1, 2010. Additional materials may be requested. Mail materials to:
UC Inclusivity Director Search
Attn: Executive Director Nicole Juan
14 W. Mifflin St. Suite 212
Madison, WI 53703
United Council is a proud Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, people of color, people with disabilities, and LGBTQ are strongly encouraged to apply.