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Assistant Director for Social Justice and Inclusion

University of Alaska Anchorage
Job Location:
Anchorage, 99508-4614
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Services

The Assistant Director of Social Justice and Inclusion is part of the Multicultural Student Services (MSS) Department at UAA. MSS is committed to uplifting students with marginalized identities through fostering a sense of community and belonging, co-creating meaningful engagement for holistic student development, and transforming the cultural roots of systemic inequities. MSS specifically works to uplift students who identify as Black, African American, Indigenous, Native American, Hispanic, Latine/x/a/o, Asian, Pacific Islander, multiracial, or mixed heritage; LGBTQIA2S+ students; students who practice minoritized religions and international students.

Multicultural Student Services at UAA seeks an innovative and dynamic Assistant Director of Social Justice and Inclusion. The ideal candidate for this position is a natural community builder who brings leadership, innovation and strategy to developing and sustaining programs and practices to increase success among students of color and international students. Reporting to the Director of Multicultural Student Services, the Assistant Director of Social Justice and Inclusion is responsible for leading initiatives and programs that increase community and belonging, identity development and leadership development among students of color, daily operations of the Multicultural Center, budget management, and student and professional staff supervision.

Demonstrated knowledge, skills, and awareness of identity development, community needs, or student success strategies for students of color and international students. Demonstrated knowledge and commitment to working with communities of color across multiple intersecting dimensions of difference such as Queer & Trans People of Color, students with disabilities, Multiethnic/Multiracial, etc. Demonstrated experience in and commitment to racial and social justice, advocacy, and educational programming. Experience with student staff supervision, fiscal management, program coordination, and assessment. Experience initiating and fostering relationships with multiple stakeholders. Knowledge of the challenges facing students from various marginalized populations. Demonstrated experience in working with programs that focus on academic, cultural, and personal needs of students.

Experience in an higher education setting with a focus on the following: supporting student diversity and racial justice programs, student leadership development, student retention strategies and developing student-centered programs. Experience working with assessment tools (Qualtrics, Google Forms, Excel), social media and marketing platforms (Instagram, Marketing Cloud). Excellent verbal and written communication skills. High level of teamwork and collaboration skills.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in higher education administration, student personnel services, counseling, psychology, social work, ethnic studies, public health, education, or other closely related discipline from an accredited institution of higher education and demonstrated experience working with marginalized communities with a focus in social justice, educational programming, community building, program planning and/or advocacy.

Demonstrated experience working in roles with significant student contact supporting students of color and/or international students. Work experience must include comprehensive student staff supervision, strategic planning and demonstrated sound judgment advancing equity and justice for and with people with marginalized identities.

Masters is preferred in a related field and 4 years experience or equivalent combination of training and experience.

Position Details:

This position is located on the UA campus in Anchorage. This is a full-time, exempt staff position complete with both a competitive salary and full employee benefits package. UA provides a generous compensation package that includes retirement options, annual leave, 12 paid holidays per year, tuition waivers for employees and family members, and affordable medical, dental and vision care coverage. New hires will be placed on the UA Staff Salary Schedule, Grade 80 (starting at $29.28), based on education and experience.

Position will be open until filled, with first review of applications on 5/1/2024,  to ensure first consideration, please apply by 11:55 PM, Alaska Standard Time on 04/30/2024.


*To be eligible for this position, applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States without restriction.  Applicants who now or may in the future require visa sponsorship to work in the United States are not eligible.

The University of Alaska (UA) is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the applicant screening process. If you need assistance in completing this application or during any phase of the interview process, please contact UA Human Resources by phone at 907-450-8200.

UA is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, educational institution and provider and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual:

The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.

Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.

If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact Bradley Talbert, Lead Human Resources Coordinator,


*Each university within the University of Alaska system publishes an Annual Security and Fire Safety Report which contains information regarding campus safety and security including topics such as: campus law enforcement authority; crime reporting policies; campus alerts (Timely Warnings and Emergency Notifications); fire safety policies and procedures; programs to prevent dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking; the procedures the University will follow when one of these crimes is reported; and other matters of importance related to security on campus. The report also contains information about crime statistics for the three most recent calendar years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in On-Campus Student Housing Facilities; in Noncampus buildings or property owned or controlled by the University or a recognized student organization; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, the campus.  The report also contains fire statistics for any fires occurring in an On-Campus Student Housing Facility during the three most recent calendar years.  

Access to the reports is available at:

UAA: (Addresses Anchorage campus, Aviation Technology Complex, JBER - Elmendorf Extension, JBER - Richardson Extension, Kenai Peninsula College - Kachemak Bay campus, Kenai Peninsula College - Kenai River campus, Kodiak College, Kodiak High School Extension, Matanuska-Susitna College, Prince William Sound College, and Prince William Sound College - Cordova Extension) Online: Request a paper copy in person: UAA Police Department Office at Room 114 of Eugene Short Hall on the Anchorage campus / UAA Dean of Students Office at Room 122 of Rasmuson Hall on the Anchorage campus. Request a paper copy by mail: 907-786-1120 or / 907-786-1214 or

UAF: (Addresses Fairbanks Campus, Bristol Bay Campus, Chukchi Campus, Community and Technical College, Kasitsna Bay Campus, Seward Marine Center, Tok Campus, Kuskokwim Campus, and Northwest Campus) Online: Request a paper copy in person: UAF Office of Rights, Compliance and Accountability on the 3rd Floor of Constitution Hall. Request a paper copy by mail: 907-474-7300 or

UAS: (Addresses the Juneau Auke Bay Campus, Juneau Technical Education Center, Sitka Campus, & Ketchikan Campus) Online: Request a paper copy in person: Hendrickson Building, Suite 202 on the Juneau campus. Request a paper copy by mail: 907-796-6371 or emailing

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