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.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is for the Diversity Academy. This position is for the Danforth Campus.
The charge of the Academy is to be the primary vehicle for shifting climate and culture on all of the University’s campuses with a focus on staff and faculty. As a core service of the University and an emergent initiative, employees of the Academy must be creative, flexible, strategic and strong communicators who can work well with people from all backgrounds as well as departments of different sizes and focuses across the institution. Thinking and planning at a systems level, multi-tasking, building relationships and representing the Academy both internally and externally are daily expectations. Ideal candidates have experience navigating complex organizations, identifying patterns and opportunities for evolution, and having a leadership role in a new initiative within an existing structure.
The Learning, Skill, and Capacity Building (LSCB) Specialist is primarily a facilitator as well as an operational partner supporting the Academy’s portfolio of learning, skill, and capacity building programming with faculty, staff, and campus and community partners. The LSCB Specialist will support the organization, development, and delivery of the Academy’s overall strategy through curriculum and partnership engagements.�
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Facilitate, manage, and analyze outcomes for in person and online Academy LSCB sessions to all levels of staff and faculty.
Facilitate learning sessions.
Manage participants, including preparation and distribution of handouts, calendar invites, post-session survey creation and distribution.
Support infrastructure to facilitate Academy outcomes through LSCB.
Develop and manage facilitation and production schedules and resources with Academy team and various campus partners.
Work collaboratively to develop and maintain LSCB feedback mechanisms within the [email protected] (Cornerstone) platform and Qualtrics.
Analyze feedback information for further LSCB development.
Work collaboratively to develop and maintain instructional learning resource materials (handouts, participants and facilitators’ guides, visual aids, etc.) and activities that supports dynamic learning in Academy sessions as well as post session resources for self-guided learning.
Work collaboratively on the development of instructional materials (e-learning, facilitators guide, job aids, reference guides, audio and video scripts, story boards, navigational text, tests, etc.) that transform tacit information into explicit written, interactive multimedia instruction.
Coordination with Academy.
Input, direction and strategy on how specific focus area supports overall Academy goals.
Coordination, collaboration and alignment with other Academy activities and focus areas.
Regular department meetings.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience.
Three (3) years of experience providing dynamic group facilitation or training curriculum for adult learners in the areas of diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Experience working toward diversity, equity, and inclusion goals within an organization.
Experience in a higher education setting.
Five (5) or more years of experience providing dynamic group facilitation or training curriculum to adult learners in the area of diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Experience developing courses in Adobe Captivate, Vyond, Articulate a plus.
Certified Professional in Talent and Development (CPTP), Difficult Dialogues, Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) and/other preferred.
Highly organized and detail-oriented.
Proficiency in facilitation, training delivery, and instructional design.
Advanced knowledge and detailed understanding of training theories, methodologies, and techniques (i.e. adult learning theory).
Interpersonal skills, sensitivity to and ability to navigate group and organizational dynamics.
Comfort and skill working interchangeably and equitably with leaders from all levels of an organization.
Advanced verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills.
Strong active facilitation skills and ability to develop and navigate dynamic learning spaces.
Ability to communicate complex ideas clearly and to navigate difficult conversations regarding diversity, equity, & inclusion.
Complex reasoning and critical thinking abilities.
Ability to design, plan and manage multiple projects with minimal supervision and meet deadlines.
Strong logistics and project management skills and comfort with complex situations.
Well-honed coaching, mentoring, and leadership skills.
Working knowledge of general office equipment, computers, calculator; proficient in MS Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint; strong working knowledge of digital communication platforms. Knowledge of Qualtrics and Cornerstone platforms a plus.
Applicant Special Instructions:
Please submit cover letter and resume with your application. In your cover letter, please address why this position is of interest; your understanding of the mechanics of working toward diversity, equity, and inclusion goals in an organization; and specific experience that matches job duties and skill sets mentioned in the job description.
Applications without cover letters will not be reviewed.
Small office setting, computer work, infrequent need to move light boxes of office and kitchen supplies, and regular travel around and between the university’s multiple campuses and to off-campus meetings.
Occasional tight time frame for completion of duties due to multiple calls, inquiries and program targets.
Remote work during alternate operations.
The hiring range for this position is $52,942 - $68,815 annually.
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.
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.
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.