The University of Massachusetts Amherst invites applicants to apply for the position of Community Educator for DEI and Campus Climate. Under the supervision and general direction of the Director of Diversity Education and Training of the Advocacy, Inclusion and Support Programs (AISP), the Community Educator for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion and Campus Climate will work with various offices to develop innovative education initiatives and serve as subject matter expert regarding the improvement of campus climate, and the prevention of acts of bias, hatred and identity-based violence.
Develops, implements, and evaluates evidence-based, trauma-informed, and culturally relevant in-person and online climate improvement and identity-based violence prevention curriculum for diverse campus populations
Disseminates and maintains working knowledge of research in relevant areas such as cultural humility and intersectionality. Utilizes pedagogical approach grounded in strengths-based and community cultural wealth perspectives
Assess and address campus climate improvement needs and develop related online instructional modules, facilitator trainings, and other curricula
Implement strategic education and outreach with university partners and community stakeholders
Identify and examine issues and trends affecting campus climate; make recommendation for educational programming and initiatives
Leads or coordinates campus climate and community education programs and initiatives as needed
Serve as a point of contact for requests for education programs and maintains an internal database to assist with specialized trainings, presentations, or events within Student Affairs and Campus Life and Residential Communities. Conducts comprehensive assessment and evaluation of educational initiatives and learning to ensure compliance with goals, funding, and campus needs. Develops tools and measures to evaluate the effectiveness of programs and educational materials and provide outcome reporting on regular basis. Conduct surveys, focus groups, or performs other methods of data collection in order to create metrics and track outcomes for initiatives
Monitor related national and local events and trends. Adapt existing programs to respond to changing campus populations, culture, and needs. Create new programs and educational content to increase engagement and awareness through collaboration and communication. Design and develop digital learning experiences and assessments
Collaborate with university stakeholders to ensure coherence and mutual reinforcement of educational initiatives as they fit into advancing the university’s overall diversity, equity, and inclusion goals, strategy, and approach
Perform other related duties as required
Performs related duties as assigned or required to meet Department, Executive Area/Division, and University goals and
Understands responsibilities with respect to Title IX, Clery and other compliance requirements.
Demonstrates capacity, skill and willingness to engage students and contribute to student success.
Works collaboratively with other campus stakeholders to fulfill the mission of Student Affairs and Campus
Understands responsibilities with respect to conflicts of interest and behaves in ways consistent both with law and with University
Contributes toward creating a positive and respectful workplace defined by personal and professional competence, integrity, and
Understands and contributes to implementation of departmental and institutional goals for achieving non-discrimination and creating a respectful, inclusive environment that is supportive of
Uses access to sensitive and/or not yet public university related information only in the performance of the responsibilities of position and exercises care to prevent unnecessary disclosure to
Master's degree in education, social justice education, public health, sociology, or related field with minimum of three years post master’s full time experience working in a university setting
Sophisticated understanding of the impact of bias and hate crimes on communities
Demonstrated knowledge of collective and historical trauma
Experience with meditation and conflict resolution
Demonstrated experience designing, implementing, and evaluating evidence- based, online, in-person and/or blended prevention curriculum for diverse groups
Demonstrated creativity and knowledge of educational pedagogy, best practices in online learning, adult learning principles, and related models
In-depth experience of online learning development technologies, to include Adobe Captivate 8 or higher and LMS platforms (such as Moodle or Blackboard)
Ability to assess learning goals and make technological recommendations, to utilize technologies to create and improve innovative learning experiences
Contemporary knowledge of current events, social movements, national issues impacting campus climate, and political trends broadly and those related to campus life especially
Excellent computer skills using Microsoft Office Suite and experience utilizing emerging and innovating graphic design, video editing, and social media technologies
Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously, meet time sensitive deadlines and prioritize workload with minimal supervision; ability to work independently as well as collaboratively as part of a team. Ability to work with partners, experts, technical consultants, and stakeholders
Familiarity with principles of restorative practices and/or transformative justice
Experience supervising student staff
Physical Demands/Working Conditions:
Typical office environment
Monday – Friday; 8:30am – 5:00pm; some evening and weekend hours required.
Professional Staff Salary Administration Program Position Level: 27
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Please submit your letter of interest, resume, and names, addresses, email and phone numbers of three references by the priority deadline of March 31, 2020. Applicants should apply by the priority deadline in order to ensure consideration.
UMass Amherst is committed to a policy of equal opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military status, or genetic information in employment, admission to and participation in academic programs, activities, and services, and the selection of vendors who provide services or products to the University. To fulfill that policy, UMass Amherst is further committed to a program of affirmative action to eliminate or mitigate artificial barriers and to increase opportunities for the recruitment and advancement of qualified minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and covered veterans. It is the policy of the UMass Amherst to comply with the applicable federal and state statutes, rules, and regulations concerning equal opportunity and affirmative action.
Internal Number: 504895
About University of Massachusetts Amherst
UMass Amherst, the Commonwealth's flagship campus, is a nationally ranked public research university offering a full range of undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. The University sits on nearly 1,450-acres in the scenic Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, and offers a rich cultural environment in a bucolic setting close to major urban centers. In addition, the University is part of the Five Colleges (including Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, and Smith College), which adds to the intellectual energy of the region.