George Washington University
I. JOB OVERVIEW
Job Description Summary:
At the George Washington University, we believe that diversity and inclusion are crucial to an educational institution’s pursuit of excellence in learning, research and service. In pursuit of those goals, a population of students, faculty, and staff with differing perspectives, backgrounds, talents and needs can lead to a richer mix of ideas, energizing and enlightening debates, deeper engagement, and a host of educational, civic and work outcomes.
Reporting to the Vice Provost for the Office for Diversity, Equity, and Community Engagement as well as supporting the Vice Provost for Enrollment and the Student Experience, the Diversity & Inclusion Training Director is responsible for developing and delivering education and training programs to promote and sustain diversity, inclusion, equity and respect. The Director will develop a comprehensive education and training program to cultivate a campus climate of inclusion and respect for students and all employees. Trainings will provide education and the necessary tools to increase positive intergroup interaction among diverse individuals.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
Benchmarks available training and development opportunities for students and student organizations.
Benchmarks available training and development opportunities open to university staff members.
Develops and delivers training and workshops to address issues related to diversity, cultural competence, intersectionality, intercultural communications, anti-racism, unconscious bias, equity, and related topics.
Creates a library of videos and multimedia resources for training and development.
Serves as the subject-matter expert on unconscious bias awareness in recruitment, selection and other employment or academic decisions and work collaboratively with appropriate departments and offices to provide content for related educational programs.
Develops, implements, and provides ongoing coordination, support, and evaluation for a network of trained facilitators to lead student, faculty, and staff trainings and workshops.
Manages and maintains a database of facilitators and requests for training.
Assesses and evaluates training and educational program outcomes on a regular basis to provide feedback for future planning. Analyzes data from evaluations to ensure consistent quality and continuous improvement.
Conducts research to inform trainings and workshops with relevant practices in the field.
Collaborate with appropriate offices to develop trainings and workshops that are transferable to webinars.
The position is based at GW's Foggy Bottom Campus in Washington, DC but may require travel to GW’s campuses in Mount Vernon, DC and Ashburn, VA and to surrounding areas. This position may require work during the evenings and weekends to provide trainings and workshops to accommodate student schedules. The incumbent may perform other related duties as assigned. The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that are logically related to the position.
Qualified candidates will hold a Bachelor's degree in an appropriate area of specialization plus 5 years of relevant professional experience, or, a Master's degree or higher in a relevant area of study plus 3 years of relevant professional experience. Degree must be conferred by the start date of the position. Degree requirements may be substituted with an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
Additional Required Licenses/Certifications/Posting Specific Minimum Qualifications:
Demonstrated knowledge of best practices in diversity, multicultural, social justice ,and
affairs and educational campus-wide programming
Ability to balance student advocacy and overall institutional goals and a successful track record of collaborating effectively across departments
Ability to face controversy with civility as well as effectively navigate difficult conversations related to culture, race, and ethnicity, and intersectionality
Demonstrated inclusive leadership style along with a passion for working with a diverse student population
Demonstrated experience in developing and conducting training for a variety of audiences (students, faculty, managers, executives) using welcoming and respectful approaches as well as effectively using technology
Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal and cross-cultural communication skills
Demonstrated ability to organize and prioritize a busy training schedule and plan one’s work to meet critical deadlines
Strong understanding of student development theory as it pertains to developing experiences that support the needs and interests of multicultural and
student identity groups
Demonstrated awareness and knowledge of identity based student needs, leadership development techniques, strong facilitation skills, and the implementation of effective cultural competency building initiatives
II. JOB DETAILS
Foggy Bottom, Washington, D.C.
Diversity and Inclusion
Diversity and Inclusion
Diversity and Inclusion
Hours Per Week:
Monday - Friday; 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM as well as evenings and weekends as necessary.
Essential: Employees who perform functions that have been deemed essential to maintaining business or academic operations. Employees are generally expected to work from home during an event and may be asked to physically report to work.
Required Background Check:
Criminal History Screening, Education/Degree/Certifications Verification, Social Security Number Trace, and Sex Offender Registry Search
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Employer will not sponsor for employment Visa status.
In order to gain a better understanding of your experience, the professional experience section of your resume must include months in addition to years. For example, instead of 2014 - 2015, it should include April 2014 - January 2015 or similar information.
Internal Applicants Only?
Job Open Date:
Job Close Date:
If temporary, grant funded or limited term appointment, position funded until:
Successful Completion of a Background Screening will be required as a condition of hire.
The university is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.