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University of Massachusetts Amherst Comm Educ DEI/Campus Climate in Amherst, Massachusetts

Comm Educ DEI/Campus Climate

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Work type:Staff Full Time

Location:UMass Amherst

Department:AISP Administration


Categories:Student Affairs & Services

About UMass 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.

Job Summary

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.

Essential Functions

  • 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

  • Assesses and addresses campus climate improvement needs and develops related online instructional modules, facilitator training, and other curricula

  • Implements strategic education and outreach with university partners and community stakeholders

  • Identifies and examines issues and trends affecting campus climate; makes recommendations for educational programming and initiatives

  • Leads or coordinates campus climate and community education programs and initiatives as needed

  • Serves as a point of contact for requests for education programs and maintains an internal database to assist with specialized training, 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 provides outcome reporting on regular basis. Conducts surveys, focus groups, or performs other methods of data collection in order to create metrics and track outcomes for initiatives

  • Monitors related national and local events and trends. Adapts existing programs to respond to changing campus populations, culture, and needs. Creates new programs and educational content to increase engagement and awareness through collaboration and communication. Designs and develops digital learning experiences and assessments

  • Collaborates 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

  • Performs other related duties as required

Other Functions

  • Performs related duties, as assigned or required, to meet Department, Executive Area/Division, and University goals and objectives

  • 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 Life

  • Understands responsibilities, with respect to conflicts of interest, and behaves in ways consistent both with law and with University policy

  • Contributes toward creating a positive and respectful workplace, defined by personal and professional competence, integrity, and collaboration

  • Understands and contributes to the implementation of departmental and institutional goals for achieving non-discrimination and creating a respectful, inclusive environment that is supportive of diversity

  • Uses access to sensitive and/or not yet public University related information only in the performance of responsibilities of position and exercises care to prevent unnecessary disclosure to others

Minimum Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Education, Experience, Certifications, Licensure)

  • 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

  • Excellent verbal and written communication

Preferred Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Education, Experience, Certifications, Licensure)

  • Familiarity with principles of restorative practices and/or transformative justice

  • Experience supervising student staff

Physical Demands/Working Conditions

  • Typical office environment

Additional Details


  • Under the supervision and general direction of the Director of Diversity Education and Training


  • Student Staff supervised: 10

Work Schedule

Monday – Friday; 8:30am – 5:00pm; some evening and weekend hours required.

Salary Information

Level: 27

Special Instructions to Applicants

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information of three professional references by the priority deadline ofMarch 31, 2020.

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.

Advertised:Feb 20 2020Eastern Standard Time

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