The purpose of the Assistant Director of Inclusion is to support and lead the NCAA office of inclusion’s efforts to drive inclusive excellence throughout intercollegiate athletics. Through collaboration with the inclusion team and other key stakeholders, the Assistant Director of Inclusion will support and lead efforts to advance equity, diversity and inclusion across the five key focus areas of international student-athletes, LGBTQ, race and ethnicity, student-athletes with disabilities and women. This role is an essential part of the inclusion team. The Assistant Director of Inclusion will contribute in meaningful ways to the administration and development of internal and external inclusion initiatives under the guidance of the Directors of Inclusion.
· Guide, advise and communicate with the membership and other key constituents on matters related to equity, diversity and inclusion, particularly in the areas of international student-athletes, LGBTQ and women, through the development of relationships, resources and programming.
· Engage with and support association-wide and division-specific inclusion initiatives.
· Collaborate and support the directors of inclusion to build relationships, develop programming and manage logistical on-site management for major events such as the NCAA Inclusion Forum and NCAA Convention Education Sessions.
· Support the primary liaisons in the strategic plans and key actions/initiative for the NCAA Committee to Promote Cultural Diversity and Equity, NCAA Committee on Women’s Athletics, NCAA Minority Opportunities and Interests Committee, and associated ad-hoc groups such as the Gender Equity Task Force.
· Serve as key contributor to implement the office of inclusion’s strategic plan related to international student-athletes.
· Work with the director of inclusion to support NCAA Emerging Sports for Women Program, through tracking on current and proposed emerging sports and taking the lead on research projects and other initiatives to support the success of the emerging sport program.
· Partner with and support the inclusion and communications staff in the nomination and evaluations process for the NCAA Woman of the Year Award.
· Give presentations and make public appearances on behalf of the Association.
· Three years’ professional experience in equity, diversity and inclusion issues. Three years’ professional experience in equity, diversity and inclusion issues.
· Understanding of the Association’s structure and function.
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