Student Affairs

Assistant Director for Leadership and Career Development: Office of Identity, Equity, and Engagement

University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Charlotte, NC United States

Primary Purpose of Job
UNC Charlotte’s Office of Identity, Equity, and Engagement (IEE) seeks to provide students an affirming and equitable environment committed to fostering a campus community that celebrates and supports expansion of identities through holistic development, education and intentional engagement. The Dean of Students’ mission is to advance a UNC Charlotte culture of care by assisting students in navigating the opportunities and challenges of the Niner Nation Experience. 

As a unit of the Dean of Student Office, IEE offers on-going education, training and offers a host of justice and equity programs providing expanding learning opportunities for students while honoring the unique diversity present at UNC Charlotte and the broader Charlotte community.

2. What functional areas does your position encompass?

The primary responsibility of the Leadership and Career Development Assistant Director within the office of Identity, Equity, and Engagement is to oversee the planning and coordination of comprehensive leadership and career development/education for students at various developmental levels with a focus on social justice. This position is responsible for the planning, organization, direction, and synergy of comprehensive student engagement and identity development. The Assistant Director will collaborate with the other departmental initiatives to infuse career and leadership aspects into other areas of the office, such as SAFE and Activate.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

Training and Program Development 30%
Create student programming board to plan and coordinate heritage month programming (mall dialogues, lectures, films, etc.) and dialogue series as it relates to equity, justice and the mission of IEE.
Train student leaders to oversee and coordinate the programs and volunteers
Create an identity-based leadership development program for students interested in becoming campus leaders.
Conduct assessment activities based on learning outcomes to evaluate programs and services

Direct Support, Outreach and Leadership Development 30%
Provide one-on-one identity development for students
Provide and coordinate opportunities for student leaders to participate in local, regional, and national student leadership conferences.
Collaborate with campus partners including but not limited to the Career Center, Leadership and Community Engagement, etc.

Administration/IEE All Staff Initiatives 20%
Create and manage diversity-based internship/job database
Oversee and implement new leadership/career programs and initiatives to meet the growing needs of student opportunities and facilitate student success.
Assist with IEE training requests including general requests for student presentations
Assist with ongoing development of IEE initiatives 
Chair and/or serve on university committees as directed.
Assist in the assessment efforts for the IEE.
Other duties as assigned by the Associate Director/Director of the IEE.

Supervision 10%
Co-supervise graduate assistant, who assists with heritage months, #onmymind, QY1, and Lavender Lounge
Supervise student staff member

Equity and Justice 10%
Awareness: Actively works to understand how one’s upbringing and lived experiences contributes to how they view the world and others within the world. Can articulate biases they hold and how those biases unconsciously influences their decision-making or interactions with others.
Knowledge: Seeks out opportunities to learn about the issues of racism, white privilege/consciousness, anti-blackness, unconscious bias and what it means to be a multicultural organization.
Advocacy: Speaks out and/or acts to raise awareness of inequities, systems or practices that seek to discriminate or treat a class of people unfairly.
Action: Influences or is directly responsible for behaviors that lead to eliminating a barrier or changing a process that seeks to discriminate or treat a class of people unfairly. Speaks up or calls out discriminatory behavior when it occurs.

Supervision Received
Describe level of guidance or supervision this position receives and from what source(s).
This position reports directly to the Associate Director of the Office of Identity, Equity, and Engagement.  There are both formally-scheduled meetings and informal contacts that provide opportunities for feedback, evaluation, and counsel. This position is also annually evaluated.

Education, Skills and Experience Requirements
(A)  Describe briefly and separately, the formal education or training, the professional skills, and the work experience required to assume duties of this position.  Include any special certifications or licensure required.

Master’s Degree in Higher Education, Student Affairs Administration, or related field. At least two years of experience in student affairs working with diverse student populations. Experience in student identity development, student organizational advising, program development, implementation & evaluation, and training/facilitation.  Strong communication skills are needed. Computer skills including Macintosh applications are preferred.



  • Start Date: No Start Date
  • Education: Master's Degree Required
  • Work Experience: 2 - 4 years
  • Part/Full Time: Full-Time

Contact / Additional Information

How to Apply

Qualified candidates should apply online at Only electronic applications will be accepted. Attach a letter of interest, resume, and complete contact information for three professional references (names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses) with your electronic submission.  Applicants are subject to a criminal background check.  The position is open until filled.  

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and an ADVANCE Institution that strives to create an academic climate in which the dignity of all individuals is respected and maintained. Women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, gender identity or sexual orientation.. All applicants are subject to a criminal background check.