Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Raleigh, NC

North Carolina State University

Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion


The Division of Academic and Student Affairs (DASA) integrates curricular and co-curricular components to improve the academic performance of our students and the quality of academic and non-academic experiences at NC State University. DASA is committed to providing our students the programs and services they need for optimal success, such as retention, timely graduation, and educational and personal growth.  

The Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion will guide and lead efforts to cultivate an environment that values and demonstrates DASA’s commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion (DEI). The position will be responsible for developing, supporting, and implementing diversity and inclusion strategies and programs for the division, serving students impacted by division units and programs. This work will be done in partnership with the Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity and DASA leadership.

Primary duties of the Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Reviewing organizational practices, processes, and structures across DASA programs and functions to identify needed improvements towards achieving our DEI goals.

  • Bench-marking and research analysis, including monitoring and reporting on DEI topics.

  • Partnering with division units to develop programs for students. The incumbent will also develop dynamic and intentional DEI programs and initiatives for faculty and staff that support and align with division DEI outcomes.

  • Cultivating and promoting an inclusive learning environment fostering student development that encourages and supports community-wide programs, workshops, events, and advocacy for affinity groups.

  • Partnering with DASA Marketing and Communications to regularly communicate internal and external DEI initiatives, events and progress.

  • Identifying, building, and sustaining campus partnerships with student organizations, colleges, and campus stakeholders to support DEI initiatives and strategies.

  • Continuously reviewing our organizational practices, policies, processes and structures across all of our programs, units and functions to identify needed improvements towards achieving our DEI goals.

  • Curating a professional development plan for our faculty and staff within the division to enhance our capacity to create an inclusive culture and leverage our diversity.

  • Leading the division DEI advisory committee.

  • Representing DASA on other university committees, including the University Diversity Advisory Committee (UDAC).

  • Providing oversight for the programmatic and training budget.

  • Supporting the division’s commitment to Title IX.

  • Participating and engaging in other duties as assigned to support institutional and divisional success.

Minimum Education/Experience:

  • Master’s degree although a bachelor’s degree plus alternative or equivalent professional training and experience may be substituted on an exceptional basis. All degrees must come from appropriately accredited institutions.



Department Required Skills:

  • Prior experience supporting diversity and inclusion programs and initiatives.

  • Proven track record of project management and ability to drive programs that support diversity and inclusion programs.

  • Ability to translate metrics, research, and trends into strategy.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work professionally, courteously, and effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community, including students, faculty, staff, and administrators.

  • Team player with excellent written and verbal communication skills, including experience presenting and speaking to groups.

  • Demonstrated ability to be a self-starter who takes initiative and follows through.

Preferred Experience:

  • Prior leadership experience in an academic environment preferred.

To apply for this position, please visit: Applications must be submitted by August 15, 2020.


NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

If you have general questions about the application process, you may contact Human Resources at (919) 515-2135 or Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please call 919-515-3148.

Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. If highest degree is from an institution outside of the U.S., final candidates are required to have their degree equivalency verified at or equivalent service. Degree(s) must be obtained prior to start date in order to meet qualifications and receive credit.

NC State University participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.

Posted: 07/21/2020