This is an Association-leading volunteer position, ideal for those interested in determining and advancing strategic directions, governing over long-term goals, representing the association to other members, and setting the tone for member experiences.

The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Program Team leader directs a group of volunteers in creating networking and professional development experiences for campus community builders.

Serving on the ACUI Leadership Team, overseeing the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Program Team, and being supported by a staff liaison, for a two-year term, this volunteer is responsible for:

  • Recruiting and selecting a diverse committee to assist in the development of educational initiatives.
  • Assembling and directing the Association’s diversity, equity, and inclusion curriculum for members in conjunction with other staff and volunteers.
  • Maintaining effective communication with other component groups and members concerning the development of relevant educational initiatives.
  • Communicating regularly with the Central Office liaison and members of the program team on the content development, implementation, marketing, and assessment of diversity, equity, and inclusion educational initiatives.
  • Advancing the vision of the Association related to diversity, equity, and inclusion through marketing and serving as a brand ambassador.
  • Attending scheduled Association meetings as required including, but not limited to all Annual Conferences and all Leadership Team meetings throughout the term of office.


Applications for this opportunity are due by December 15. 

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A screening committee made up of the staff liaison and related volunteers will review applications, interview qualified candidates, and make a selection recommendation.

Core Competencies
Volunteers involved in this opportunity will enhance their skill sets in the areas below. More information about the ACUI core competencies for the profession is available here.


  • Assessment, Evaluation, and Research
    • Data Collection and Use of Data
  • Organizational Leadership
    • Awareness of Self
    • Collaboration and Partnerships
  • Social Justice
    • Advocacy
    • Institutional Awareness and Communication
    • Understanding of Self, Identity, and Culture
  • Planning
    • Establishing Priorities
    • Goal Setting

At the time of application, individuals must have: full-time employment at a higher education institution; institutional membership; a signed institutional support form; and a commitment to fulfilling the duties of the position for the length of the term. Applicants must also demonstrate an understanding of ACUI’s vision, core values, and core competencies, as well as the knowledge and skills necessary to fulfill the responsibilities of the position. Candidates for president-elect are encouraged to have previously served as a member of the Board of Trustees.

Time Commitment

This position requires a commitment through March 2022. During the course of the term, volunteers should anticipate at least four hours of conference call and project work per month, in addition to attending in-person ACUI Leadership Team meetings.