Are you looking for an opportunity to directly impact the conversation about equity issues on college campuses? Are you passionate about ending harassment, discrimination, and sexual misconduct? Our Office of Equity, based in the heart of Evanston, is looking for a collaborative, self-motivated individual with an aim to make our University more accessible and welcoming for all students, staff, and faculty by providing targeted, culturally responsive, training and outreach.This job is great for a someone with a strong background in facilitation, who is comfortable engaging with diverse stakeholders about complex issues such as race, gender, and sexual orientation. The ideal candidate will demonstrate a deep passion for engaging meaningfully with campus community members, and have exceptional presentation skills. Familiarity with intergroup dialogue and other innovative facilitation models is a big plus! In addition to joining a collaborative and hard-working team that values strong relationships, Northwestern employees take advantage of excellent healthcare, retirement, and education benefits as well as generous paid time off. If you feel this position could be a good match for your skillset, please apply today!
Consistent with Northwestern’s commitment to fostering a culture of access, belonging, and accountability, the Equity Outreach and Education Coordinator works closely with the Director, Equity Outreach and Education to engage the campus community in prevention education and outreach. The Equity Outreach and Education Coordinator will be responsible for the development, implementation, and assessment of prevention programming and awareness efforts addressing sexual misconduct, discrimination, and harassment for the entire university community (faculty, staff, and students). In collaboration with the Director, Equity Outreach and Education, the Outreach and Education Coordinator will create and implement a strategic education and outreach plan, identify populations in need of education, develop and deliver education to schools/units, track education and prevention efforts throughout campus, and assess the effectiveness of programming.
The Equity Outreach and Education Coordinator will report to Director, Equity Outreach and Education. The Equity Outreach and Education Coordinator will collaborate with campus offices and partners, including the Center for Awareness, Response, and Education (CARE); Division of Student Affairs; Office of Human Resources (including the Learning and Organization Development team); Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion; Office for Global Marketing; as well as graduate and undergraduate student groups and the Associated Student Government.
Please Note: Typical office environment with standard equipment. Position requires travel between Evanston and Chicago campuses and off-campus locations. Duties require some evening and weekend availability on campus to conduct presentations or training activities.
*Please include a cover letter for full consideration.
Development and delivery of programming
Develop and deliver comprehensive educational programming (in the form of presentations, workshops, roundtables, speaker events and training sessions) to the University community addressing topics including sexual misconduct, discrimination and harassment, and equity. Work with CARE and other campus partners in developing and delivering culturally responsive educational programming and outreach for students on sexual misconduct. Design and deliver programming to increase awareness of University policies and processes, options for reporting, and resources for people affected by sexual misconduct, harassment, and discrimination. Identify populations in need of education and design culturally relevant and specific programming to meet specific needs.
Development and distribution of outreach materials
Develop, distribute and publicize materials, including pamphlets, posters, newsletters, other print materials, website content, videos, and multi-media content to faculty, staff, and students to increase awareness of sexual misconduct, harassment, and discrimination, and of University resources, reporting and complaint resolution process, as well as increasing awareness of topics related to equity, diversity, and reasonable accommodations.
In partnership with the Director, Equity Outreach and Education, create and implement a strategic education and outreach plan for sexual misconduct, harassment, and discrimination prevention. Conduct benchmarking of other universities’ training programs; assess the effectiveness of Northwestern’s existing training programs for sexual misconduct, discrimination, and harassment prevention, and collaborate with campus partners to make recommendations for expanding existing programming and implementing new programs and campaigns.
Update and assist in administration of the University’s existing online training modules for sexual misconduct, harassment, and discrimination.
Program evaluation and recordkeeping
Administer evaluations of programming. Regularly evaluate feedback from participants and community members. Assess effectiveness of programming.
Maintain complete records of all prevention, education, and outreach efforts related to sexual misconduct and equity throughout campus. Create annual reports of outreach and education efforts.
Participate in conferences, workshops, and trainings on- and off-campus to stay current in the field and connected to campus partners
Serve on related committees as requested
Perform other duties as assigned or requested
Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree; OR appropriate combination of education and experience.
2 years program/project administration or other relevant experience.
Demonstrated commitment to social justice, equity, and inclusion
Three or more years of relevant professional experience developing and delivering high-quality trainings and materials
Experience training various constituencies on sexual violence prevention, sexual harassment, discrimination, workplace conduct, LGBTQ issues, and/or other related topics
Strong oral presentation skills and ability to facilitate dialogue and create effective adult learning environments
Demonstrated capacity to connect with constituencies across difference and to build collaborative partnerships across the University
Graduate degree in education, social justice education, human resources, educational technology, law, public health, or a related field
Five+ years professional experience in increasingly responsible positions involving the development and delivery of educational trainings and programs
Knowledge, experience, and training in issues related to discrimination/harassment, Title IX/sexual violence, and related laws
Experience working in a higher education setting and with college students as well as university faculty and staff
Experience teaching or presenting on civil rights, equity, discrimination, and/or sexual violence
Preferred Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities)
Effective project management, organization, and analytical skills and ability to meet timelines
Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
Proactive about soliciting feedback from colleagues and community members
Ability to act independently, take initiative, and exercise sound judgment
Knowledge of current educational technology used for presentations
Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.
Internal Number: 37422
About Northwestern University
Northwestern University is a major private research university with 12 academic divisions located on three campuses in Evanston, Chicago, and Education City in Doha, Qatar. We have approximately 2,500 full-time faculty members, 17,000 graduate and undergraduate students, and over 5,700 full and part-time staff. Northwestern University combines innovative teaching and pioneering research in a highly collaborative environment. It provides students and faculty exceptional opportunities for intellectual, personal and professional growth.