Job Title: Executive Director-Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
University of Iowa-Athletics
Iowa City, IA United States
Sports and Recreation
Executive Director-Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
The University of Iowa Department of Intercollegiate Athletics seeks a self-motivated, results-oriented individual with the knowledge, ability and interpersonal skills required to serve as Executive Director, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. This is a 100% full-time (at-will and FLSA exempt) position with full University of Iowa benefits; salary range is $55,000 to commensurate based on education and experience and relevant salary market data.
Under the direction of the Associate Athletics Director for Student-Athlete Academic Services, the Executive Director is responsible for the creation and implementation of diversity initiatives for student-athletes, coaches, and staff; oversight of the UI Athletics Diversity Taskforce and Action Plan, ensuring that the strategic goals within the Action Plan are in alignment with campus-wide diversity policies and practices; and assisting all Iowa student athletes (with an emphasis on underrepresented students) with transition to college life socially, academically and athletically. This position will work collaboratively with coaches, administrators, department and campus staff and sport specific, player development positions, on DEI programs and initiatives. Some weekend and evening hours will be required.
The University of Iowa is an NCAA Division I Power Five institution and a member of the Big Ten Conference. The Department of Athletics manages 24 varsity sports programs and related events with a workforce of approximately 225 regular employees and 450 temporary employees. Athletics is a people-centric organization that operates under a “Win. Graduate. Do It Right.” philosophy.
Benefits Highlights: Excellent fringe benefit package including paid vacation and sick leave; health, dental, life and disability insurance options; and generous employer contributions into retirement plans. The University of Iowa is a Big Ten, nationally ranked research university with 30,000 students located in Iowa City. A vibrant community boasting excellent public schools, safe, comfortable neighborhoods, affordable housing, a highly educated population, and numerous cultural, recreational and sporting opportunities and events contribute to the Iowa City area frequently appearing high on the best-places-to-live listings. Go to “Working at Iowa” to learn more.
Visit our website at https://jobs.uiowa.edu and search for keywords “Executive Director”. Job openings are posted for a minimum of 14 calendar days and may be removed from posting and filled any time after the original posting period has ended. Interviews are anticipated to take place in early to mid-April, 2020. Applicants must upload a resume and cover letter and mark them as a “Relevant File” to the submission. Only applications submitted at https://jobs.uiowa.edu will be accepted. Successful candidates will be subject to a credential and criminal background check and social media/internet review. Additionally, five professional references will be required at a later step in the recruitment process.
Qualifications & Requirements Required Qualifications:
• Master’s degree in Sport and Recreation Management, Higher Education, Student Affairs or related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience;
• Minimum of two years’ experience working directly with a high-profile NCAA Division I or professional sports team with under-represented populations in an academic, student affairs or DEI setting;
• Demonstrated experience leading or participating in DEI efforts/programming in complex organizations, preferably within higher education, athletics or related institutions;
• Outstanding oral, written and electronic communications skills as demonstrated through effective and creative presentation/training delivery; public speaking engagements; development of creative promotional or educational communications; and delivery of complex and sensitive information;
• Ability to work constructively and collaboratively in a diverse environment, demonstrating strong interpersonal skills and ability to build trusting relationships;
• Demonstrated working knowledge and ability to: a) effectively collaborate with a student services operation that supports student-athletes’ educational experiences and retention; and b) operate effectively in a highly regulated team environment.
• One to three years of experience working with campus and athletic department administrators on student-based programming and initiatives pertaining to DEI;
• Demonstrated working knowledge and ability to: a) adhere to Big Ten and NCAA rules; b) utilize basic office productivity software (similar to Microsoft Office 365) and online database systems, such as ACS Athletics, Teamworks or Grades First (please specify); c) assist with the development and delivery of effective life skills programming; d) collaborate with campus partners and alumni to create and promote career development opportunities for student-athletes; e) develop and oversee external outreach projects and networking, including community service and alumni relations
• Basic knowledge and understanding of the professionalism and intensity necessary to successfully contribute to a Division I athletics program;
• Supervisory experience;
• Demonstrated ability to build collaborative partnerships and maintain productive, sustained relationships with students, staff and campus partners.
• Candidates must be willing to work some weekend and evening hours, as needed.
The University of Iowa is a Big Ten, nationally ranked research university with 30,000 students located in Iowa City. A vibrant community boasting excellent public schools, safe, comfortable neighborhoods, affordable housing, a highly educated population, and numerous cultural, recreational and sporting opportunities and events contribute to the Iowa City area frequently appearing high on the best-places-to-live listings. Go to https://jobs.uiowa.edu/working-at-iowa to learn more.
The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.