The Director, Educational Programs & Training develops, manages, and implements campus-wide trainings, workshops, and resources which build capacity and cultural competence through education, outreach and advocacy. The student-centered position works individually and collaboratively with campus partners building awareness of intersectionality, unconscious bias, power/privilege, and ally ship. The student experience is a priority and the director will have regular outreach and advising with students. The position is always acquiring knowledge and keeping a pulse on campus needs. The position leverages AU’s active community and data-driven decision-making to expand cultural competency education. The Director provides advocacy, curriculum assistance and teaching and is part of a team committed to needs assessments, evaluations, and support for individual and groups of students. The incumbent will be responsible for creating a new volunteer corps and co-managing CDI’s staff.
Position requires some student-centered night and weekend hours
Position Type/Expected Hours of Work
Project Leader/Advisor A
Commensurate with experience
Required Education and Experience
Master's degree in relevant field of the social sciences or higher education
Eight or more years administrative experience that includes program development, budget management, and student advising/counseling/mentoring in higher education
Prior experience in curriculum design and implementation around cultural competence
Experience with workshop facilitation, student development and supervision
Deep understanding of how individual and group identity intersects with constructs of race, ethnicity, first-generation college, socio-economics status, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, and nationality
Demonstrated knowledge and/or experience working effectively, as an advisor, mentor, and advocate within a university/college environment
Deep knowledge and demonstrated experience in the development and implementation of successful advising, mentoring, social, identity-based programs with attention to data-based decision making and best practices.
Strong oral, written and presentation skills with the ability to effectively communicate with diverse audiences
An ability and desire to be actively involved with campus initiatives and work collaboratively with groups of students, faculty, staff, alumni community, and administrators
Unquestionable discretion and strict understanding of confidentiality and the ability to handle sensitive information
Assessment background and ability to design innovative trainings to support student needs and campus direction
Thorough knowledge of mixed methods data-driven decision making
Preferred Education and Experience
PhD or Ed.D
Teaching experience in secondary or higher education
Demonstrated competence in program assessment and assessment of learning outcomes
Additional Eligibility Qualifications
Hiring offers for this position are contingent on successful completion of a background check
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