Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.
This position is full-time and works approximately 37.5 hours per week. Position hours are generally Monday - Friday. 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
The Training and Education Specialist is responsible for developing and implementing a comprehensive training and education program for the Center for Diversity and Inclusion (CDI). This person designs, delivers and evaluates workshops on topics including identity, social concepts/constructs, inclusion, and engagement across difference.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Training and Education Program Development:
Develops equity-focused curricula and content and creates specialized identity-based, concept-based, and skill-building trainings (i.e. systems of oppression, power/privilege, intersectionality, unconscious bias, allyship, race, LGBTQIA etc.) for students.
Facilitates structured diversity and inclusion workshops/trainings and accommodates ad-hoc workshop requests from students and groups (i.e., Resident Advisors, Washington University Student Associates, Teaching Assistants, student organizations, etc.).
Recruits, develops, and manages a cadre of faculty/staff facilitators (i.e., CDI Ambassadors) to assist in facilitation efforts.
Consults with campus partners on training and education efforts.
Peer Education Development and Support:
Manages the CDI’s Peer Educator Program.
Hires, trains, and supervises peer educators.
Consults with and provides guidance to campus-wide peer educator/mentor groups.
Provides consultation to student organizations.
Regularly assesses student learning outcomes and evaluates training efforts; develops reports and recommendations based on findings.
Maintains training and education website and resources (books, videos, brochures, etc.).
Serves on university-wide committees representing the Center for Diversity and Inclusion.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree in a related field (i.e., higher education administration, college student personnel administration, student affairs, social work, social justice education, behavioral or social sciences, ethnic/gender studies, etc.).
Three years of professional experience with curriculum/content development and workshop facilitation.
Master's degree, preferably in a related field (i.e., higher education administration, college student personnel administration, student affairs, social work, social justice education, behavioral or social sciences, ethnic/gender studies, etc.) or a field incorporating relevant coursework.
Experience in developing content focused on diversity education and/or identity-based work.
Five years of professional experience working with students or communities from traditionally underrepresented or marginalized populations, preferably in an educational setting. Or equivalent combination of education and professional experience such as graduate assistantships and practicums.
Three years of professional experience in curriculum/content development, public speaking, teaching, and workshop facilitation.
Three years of professional experience with outcomes assessment/evaluation.
Collaborative, well organized, and experienced in curriculum/content development, workshop facilitation, assessment/evaluation, and conflict mediation.
Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
Excellent interpersonal skills, facilitation/presentation skills, and the ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
Commitment to and deep understanding of issues of diversity and inclusion in higher education, including access, equity and social justice.
Ability to work with diverse campus constituencies (i.e. students, faculty, staff, community, etc.) across a wide array of cultures, beliefs, and backgrounds.
The hiring range for this position is $44,987 - $57,379 annually. Actual offers are based on a candidate's expertise and experience.
All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. Current employees applying for a new position within the university may be subject to this requirement. The screenings will include a criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.
Internal Applicant Instruction:
Please attach a copy of your most current signed performance evaluation (completed within the last 18 months) to your online account. If you have not received a performance evaluation, you may provide two current signed letters of recommendation (written within the last 18 months), preferably to include one letter from either a current or recent former supervisor. To attach these documents, go to: My Career Tools, Add Attachment, Attachment Type – Performance Reviews or Letters of Recommendation.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Center for Diversity & Inclusion. This position is for the Danforth Campus.
Washington University in St. Louis, a medium-sized, independent university, is dedicated to challenging its faculty and students alike to seek new knowledge and greater understanding of an ever-changing, multicultural world. The University offers more than 90 programs and almost 1,500 courses leading to bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in a broad spectrum of traditional and interdisciplinary fields, with additional opportunities for minor concentrations and individualized programs. The faculty is composed of scholars, scientists, artists and members of the learned professions. They serve society by teaching; by adding to the store of human art, creativity, understanding, and wisdom; and by providing direct services, such as health care.