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NCWIT Research Associate - Director of Racial Equity

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remote, Colorado





Employment Type:

Research Faculty



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Job Summary

The National Center for Women and Information Technology (NCWIT) welcomes applications for a research associate! This position will lead, elevate, and operationalize racial equity and inclusion efforts across the NCWIT ecosystem, focusing on both internal programs and initiatives and externally with members and key partners. This position will provide strategic planning and collaboration in the areas of thought leadership, research, and resources related to racial equity and inclusion.

The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Who We Are

The National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) is a non-profit community of more than 1,600 higher education institutions, companies, nonprofits, and government organizations nationwide working to increase the meaningful and influential participation in computing of persons with marginalized gender identities at the intersections of race/ethnicity, class, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability status, and other historically marginalized identities — in the field of computing, particularly in terms of innovation and development. NCWIT equips change leaders with resources and tools for taking action in recruiting, retaining, and advancing these individuals from K–12 and higher education through tech industry and entrepreneurial careers. 

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

  • Lead efforts to prioritize racial equity and inclusion across NCWIT programs, alliances and activities.
  • Work with organizational leadership to set priorities for the organization relative to racial equity and inclusion.
  • Manage the racial equity committee within NCWIT to identify and support racial-equity-related initiatives for the organization.
  • Develop and strengthen partnerships with external groups focused on racial equity.
  • Participate in the Research and Resource Leadership Team to co-create NCWIT’s strategy and priorities for social science research and resources.
  • Conduct research relative to race and ethnicity, as funding is available.
  • Create and review NCWIT resources with a racial equity lens.
  • Advise and collaborate, as needed, on new NCWIT projects and programs.
  • Provide strategic collaboration and support to NCWIT Program and Alliance Directors, NCWIT Communications team, and other key NCWIT partners.

What We Can Offer

The salary range for this position is $75,000 - $95,000 plus a generous benefits package provided through the University of Colorado. 


The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder.

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What We Require

  • Ph.D in anthropology, communication, cultural studies, sociology, education, management, social psychology, industrial psychology, or related field.
  • Significant experience in education, non-profit, and/or industry contexts related to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB).
  • Strong record of academic scholarship and practice focused on social justice and racial equity or other intersectional identities, such as gender and gender expression, race, class, sexual orientation, ability, national origin, or immigration status.
  • Demonstrated history of strong leadership abilities, excellent interpersonal skills, and collaborative relationship building.
  • Strong presentation and speaking skills.

What We Would Like You to Have

  • Experience leading and building new racial equity programs and/or initiatives.
  • Established thought leadership in diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB).
  • Experience with fundraising and/or proposal development.
  • Experience in DEIB within computing and STEM education or industry.

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:

  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover letter addressed to the Search Committee briefly describing your qualifications, professional goals, and specific interest in this position.

If you are selected as the finalist, your degree will be verified by the CU Boulder Campus Human Resources department using an approved online vendor. If your degree was obtained outside of the United States, please submit a translated version (if applicable) as an optional attachment.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, applications must be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs.

Posting Contact Information

Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

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