The purpose of the Director of Inclusion role is to bridge NCAA Inclusion and Human Resource’s vision and objectives to high impact, strategic efforts that actively drive inclusion excellence throughout intercollegiate athletics. Through collaboration with the inclusion team and other key stakeholders, the Director of Inclusion will advance equity and inclusion across the five key focus areas of international student-athletes, LGBTQ, race and ethnicity, students with disabilities, and women. This role is an essential part of the inclusion team. The Director of Inclusion is collaboratively responsible for building inclusion across the five key areas and directly responsible for developing, leading and executing inclusion initiatives for the following key focus areas: LGBTQ, gender equity, Title IX, and women in sports.
Maintain content expertise that includes a global knowledge of developments and initiatives related to diversity and inclusion, particularly in the areas of LGBTQ, gender equity, Title IX, and women.
Implement the office of inclusion’s strategic plan with leadership of action items related to LGBTQ, gender equity, Title IX, and women.
· Engage with and support association-wide and division-specific inclusion initiatives.
Build and support relationships with NCAA affiliate organizations and other external partners to advance equity, diversity, and inclusion for the benefit of student-athletes and those who teach and lead them.
Serve as a key contributor to the annual Inclusion Forum, particularly for program development.
Act as primary staff liaison to the Committee on Women's Athletics.
Act as primary administrator of the NCAA Emerging Sports for Women program.
Act as primary staff liaison to the Woman of the Year Selection Committee and member of the Woman of the Year project team.
Work closely with Inclusion and Human Resources colleagues on professional development programming targeting student-athlete and professional understanding of equity, diversity, and inclusion.
Act as liaison to the Association's Senior Woman Administrators.
Respond to inquiries from media, public and membership on issues related to LGBTQ, gender equity, Title IX, and women.
Give presentations and make public appearances on behalf of the Association.
· Seven years’ related experience in equity, diversity and inclusion initiatives.
· Five years’ experience working with inclusion issues facing women and LGBTQ persons.
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