ICAN – the Inclusive Campus Action Network – is looking for a staff Co-Chair to collaborate with Professor Marjorie Levine-Clark, Associate Dean of Diversity, Outreach, and Initiatives to advance meaningful anti-oppressive work at CU Denver.
The mission of ICAN is “to build a collaborative, cohesive, and inclusive culture of individuals and organizations at the University of Colorado Denver committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. ICAN advocates for minoritized faculty, staff, students and their allies; provides a platform for professional development, education, and consciousness-raising; and challenges existing practices and discourses that marginalize communities of students, faculty, and staff at the university. We strive to nurture an environment where we leverage diversity as an asset and transform the university’s identity to embed inclusiveness as a norm.”
The co-chairs’ focus has been to
1) develop three to five workshops/discussions/presentations/events devoted to faculty and staff learning each academic year,
2) offer a space where we can quickly put together programming to address current issues as they arise,
3) collaborate with other groups on campus working in the DEI space, and
4) generate and help sustain sub-committees of people committed to helping with particular issues or initiating their own programs. This description is negotiable based on the person who comes into the position.
Time commitment: Co-Chair meetings at least twice a month, and more often as needed based on programming commitments. Meet with Interim Vice Chancellor of Diversity and Inclusion at least twice a semester. The position has an initial term of three years, which could be extended.
Please send a letter of interest (no more than 600 words), including previous Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion work to Cat Angell, Executive Assistant, Office of Diversity and Inclusion, firstname.lastname@example.org, by October 2, 2020.