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(Archived) Director of Education and Training (Updated)
Salem State University seeks to hire a director of education and training for diversity and inclusion to create and sustain delivery of training and education programs focused on issues of diversity, equity, inclusion and social justice. Reporting to the chief diversity and inclusion officer, this position is designed to work with Human Resources and various units on campus but can work independently. The director position will develop a university-wide training and development agenda to improve the overall cultural competence and capacity of the faculty and staff on campus.
Salem State University values, celebrates and appreciates diversity in all its forms and endeavors to create a space that reflects the campus community population which it serves. Our students come to Salem State University from 38 states and 48 countries and reflect the demographics of the greater Boston community in which we live. We are passionate about providing an experience for them and our fellow staff and faculty, where everyone can feel supported while they explore, learn, and celebrate their identities, similarities, and differences. We welcome you to come celebrate with us and become a member of our community.
The director will prepare training curricula for diverse audiences (across faculty, staff, and students) on relevant topics, manage the training and development workshops and courses focused on issues of diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging, deliver skilled training, and track and assess all workshops executed in the inclusive excellence area; serve as a key member of the Bias Response Team, and assist in providing educational opportunities that will support the campus community in understanding the systemic impacts of discrimination and bias; serve as the point person, sustainer, and consultant to the Employee Resource Groups and their ERG leads; partner with human resources to develop equitable practices associated with recruitment and retention of diverse faculty and staff, and provide support to human resources when conducting equity reviews for open searches to ensure that qualified underrepresented applicants are given full and fair consideration; collaborate with the Center for Justice and Liberation to support student training and unified faculty-staff-student engagement opportunities. The director will manage the National Coalition Building Institute (NCBI) training and implementation, cultivate a team of volunteer trainers to assist in the deployment of a university-wide training and development agenda, and manage the associated funds allocated to training and development functions within the inclusive excellence office, including incentives for the volunteer trainer cohort.
- Bachelor's degree
- 3-5 years of experience, creating, managing and facilitating high quality, comprehensive training and education programs around diversity and inclusion
- Demonstrated understanding of, and support for, key concepts in diversity, equity, and inclusion training, including: critical race theory, feminism, queer theory, multisystemic privilege, oppression, protected classes, and micro-aggressions.
- Master’s Degree in a related field supporting diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts in an institution of higher education (e.g., multicultural education, sociology, critical race and/or gender studies, disability studies, American studies, anthropology, public policy, etc.)
- Successful experience leading and facilitating discussions within college environment
- Bilingual or multilingual capacity
Salem State University complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified applicants and employees with disabilities. For accommodation information or requests please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Office activities are performed in an environmentally controlled office setting subject to extended periods of sitting, keyboarding and interaction with computer equipment; occasional bending, reaching, lifting, pushing and pulling up to 5-10 pounds.
Ability to work a flexible schedule according to departmental needs, which may include occasional evenings and weekends.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Please apply online and attach resume and cover letter discussing your understanding of, and support for, key concepts in diversity, equity, and inclusion training, including: critical race theory, feminism, queer theory, multisystemic privilege, oppression, protected classes, and micro-aggressions.
Employment is contingent upon a completed background and CORI check satisfactory to the university.
This position is not eligible for H1B visa sponsorship.
Please note all newly hired staff and faculty, will need to be in compliance with Salem State University’s COVID-19 Vaccination and Booster Requirement.
Salem State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Persons of color, women and persons with disabilities are strongly urged to apply.
Please Note: If there is no application deadline associated with a position, it may be removed at any time and additional applications will not be accepted.