This Association-level planning position is ideal for those interested in collaborating to create experiences that engage members through events, research, fundraising, and other opportunities.

The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Program Team has been established by the Board of Trustees to support the development of programs and educational content for members to advance their competency in social justice. While the team will collaborate with other ACUI component groups, its purpose is to advance the vision of the Association related to diversity, equity, and inclusion through new and standalone educational programs and initiatives. In this role, volunteers will enhance their professionals skills, expand their network, connect, communicate, and share ideas with peers.
Reporting to the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Program Team co-chairs and supported by ACUI's senior diversity professional, for a two-year term, team members are expected to:
  • Work both collaboratively and independently, fulfilling deadlines and task responsibilities.
  • Operate with empathy, advocating for the needs of others.
  • Have knowledge of practices to include the following: 
    • Understanding of social justice education
    • Understanding of/impact of identity, power, privilege and oppression
    • Understanding of diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Be willing to research emerging relevant theories and best practices regarding diversity, equity, and inclusion along with social justice.
  • Be aware of one’s participation in oppression and privilege.
  • Have prior experience creating curriculum or facilitation dialogue.
  • Have institutional support for their involvement, with encouraged attendance at the 2020 and 2021 Annual Conferences.


Applications for this opportunity will be collected again in April 2020. A screening committee made up of the staff liaison and related volunteers will review applications, interview qualified candidates, and make a selection recommendation.


At the time of application, individuals must have: employment at a higher education institution; institutional or individual 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. 

Time Commitment

Association planning volunteer positions require a commitment of two years. While projects vary by season and role, over the course of the term, volunteers should anticipate approximately six to eight hours of conference call and project work per month.