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: race/ethnicity and students with disabilities.
Maintain content expertise of diversity and inclusion that positions one to be a national voice in the work, particularly in the areas of race and ethnicity and students with disabilities.
Implement the office of inclusion’s strategic plan with leadership of action items related to race/ethnicity and students with disabilities.
· Engage with and support association-wide and division-specific diversity and inclusion initiatives.
Build and support relationships with NCAA affiliate organizations such as the Minority Opportunities Athletic Association 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 and implementation.
Act as primary staff liaison to the Minority Opportunities and Interests Committee and provide support as needed to other membership equity, diversity, and inclusion committees, working groups and task forces.
Develop resources for the membership, the public and the national office that support increasing awareness and understanding of equity, diversity, and inclusion, particularly in the areas of race and ethnicity issues and students with disabilities.
Serve as the point person for Inclusion and Human Resources on the NCAA Convention planning team and facilitate the programming at the Convention.
Supervise the office of inclusion’s coordinator and the post-graduate intern, which includes representing the office of inclusion on the Post-Graduate Internship Program team and serving as the facilitator of the hiring process.
Work closely with Inclusion and Human Resources colleagues on professional development programming targeting student-athlete and professional understanding of equity, diversity, and inclusion.
Respond to inquiries from media, public, membership and national office colleagues on equity, diversity, and inclusion issues, particularly those related to race/ethnicity and students with disabilities.
Give presentations and make public appearances on behalf of the Association.
· Seven years’ related experience with equity, diversity, and inclusion initiatives.
· Five years’ experience developing, implementing and evaluating diversity programs, particularly in the areas of race and ethnicity and students with disabilities.
· Proficient understanding of intercollegiate athletics.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
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