Towson University is currently accepting applications for a Coordinator of Diversity Training and Initiatives. This Inaugural Diversity position will be in our Office of Inclusion and Institutional Equity and will serve to strengthen key aspects of the campus focused on diversity, inclusion, equity and cultural awareness. This position will develop strategic, sustainable approaches and programs providing training and educational programs focused on issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion serving various units and constituents across the campus, but has a scope that goes beyond those units and can work independently. The position will develop a university wide training and development agenda to improve the overall cultural competence as it relates to inclusive excellence of the faculty, staff, and student body. This position will be responsible for assessing and reporting on the campus climate and diversity efforts. The Coordinator of Diversity Training and Initiatives will oversee other diversity initiatives, special programs/projects and perform other duties as assigned.
The Coordinator of Diversity Training and Initiatives will develop and execute a cohesive strategy for cutting edge training within the field of diversity, equity, inclusion, social justice, multiculturalism and related themes based on analysis of campus needs; to insure that it complies with campus priorities. This position will develop a comprehensive menu of trainings with clear objectives designed to address critical campus needs for diversity and inclusion. Manage training and development of workshops and courses online and in print. Cultivate a team of volunteer trainers to assist in the deployment of a university wide training and development agenda. Training should be aligned with best practices in the training field. Will serve as the trainer; recruiter and supervisor of facilitators needed to staff the programs; develop evaluation tools and assessments. Develop, coordinate, and implement large-scale programs and events focused on increasing understanding and knowledge of key diversity and inclusion concepts. Collaborate with campus partners in the advancement of ideals of inclusive excellence. Develop evaluation tools and manage climate surveys to assess programs, trainings and events. Responsible for assessing and reporting upon the outcomes of the University’s diversity efforts. Works collaboratively with Institutional research on surveys and evaluations related to diversity and inclusion.
The Coordinator will assist with response, investigation, reports and education of hate/bias incidents reported by faculty, staff or students. Work collaboratively with multiple units across the university to address assigned reports. Ensure confidentiality of information and must exercise independent judgment to interpretation and administration of University policies, federal, local and state policies. Work collaboratively with campus partners in the advancement of programs to assist with creating inclusive work and teaching environments and with multiple units across campus to create tools, and materials with an equity lens. Assist with diversity and inclusion programs as needed with programs, events and trainings across the university. Work collaboratively academic units to coordinate Inter Group Dialogue courses. Assist with course training, training, marketing and communication. Assist with planning and implementation of multi-day training and facilitation.
Master's degree and four or more years of professional experience creating, managing and delivering high quality, comprehensive training and education programs. Ability to work collaboratively with student, faculty, staff, administrators and community partners. Knowledge of the principles and best practices in diversity education and training. Knowledge of diversity challenges, opportunities, initiatives and programs in higher education. Demonstrated understanding of and support of concepts in DEI training, critical race theory, feminism, queer theory, privilege, protected classes, micro aggressions and disability awareness. Ability to lead teams and committees. Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing. Understanding of materials development online and in print. Ability to work with highly diverse community of students, faculty and staff.
Terminal degree preferred in a related field supporting DEI efforts in an institution of higher education (e.g., multicultural education, sociology, gender studies, disability studies, anthropology, public policy, communication, etc.).
A criminal background investigation is required for the hired candidate and the results may impact employment.
Salary and Benefits
Competitive salary and full University benefits that include 22 days of annual leave, up to 14 holidays, personal and sick days; excellent health, life, and retirement plans; and tuition remission. To learn more about our benefits, click here. This position will be open for a minimum of 14 days. Cover letter and resume are requested, but not required.
The largest comprehensive university in the Baltimore area, Towson University is nationally recognized for its excellent programs in the arts and sciences, communications, business, health professions, education, fine arts and computer information systems. Located in suburban Towson, eight miles north of Baltimore, our beautifully landscaped, 328-acre setting offers a pleasant environment for stu...dy and a diverse campus life, as well as easy access to a wealth of university and community resources. Towson University's educational experience branches out to off-campus locations throughout Maryland, including a number of online options. Our many interdisciplinary partnerships with public and private organizations throughout Maryland provide opportunities for research, internships and jobs. Towson University is a founding member of the Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities (CUMU).