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Associate Director Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Learning

Cambridge, MA
Type: Full-Time
Posted: 06/16/2021
University Administration


Job Summary

Harvard's Office for Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging
The Office for Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging (ODIB) facilitates the achievement of Harvard's EDIB goals by supporting strategic planning and execution, monitoring the implementation of the Campus' strategic diversity agenda, and helping to support the school, units, and central leadership in aligning offices and programs with the University's strategic priorities relative to Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging.  ODIB guides Harvard's culture toward inclusive excellence by convening stakeholders, serving as a catalyst for strategic efforts, analyzing University-level progress, optimizing investments, and facilitating University-wide coordination. These efforts, working with stakeholders and partners across the institution, seeks to exponentially grow the impact of diversity, inclusion and belonging (DIB) work across Harvard. Visit ODIB's website, for more information.

Position Summary:

The Office for Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging are looking for an experienced individual to develop and coordinate delivery of a suite of high-quality EDIB organizational learning and development programs aimed at senior leaders, faculty, staff, post-docs, and students across Harvard. As a member of the ODIB leadership team, the role will ensure the development and implementation of a coordinated, multi-modal EDIB educational program across Harvard. The incumbent will partner with and leverage existing DEI training and development resources across the University and help support or fill gaps where needed. The incumbent will coordinate, design, customize, and implement a comprehensive capacity-building strategy-in collaboration with campus partners-to address the professional development needs of faculty, staff, and students as it relates to equity, diversity, and inclusion and the strategic diversity agenda goals of Harvard University and its schools/units. This position reports to the Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer.

Job-Specific Responsibilities
  • Develop and implement a robust EDIB organizational learning program that delivers data-driven and research-based information on critical equity, diversity, and inclusion topics, that inspires organizational transformation by leveraging current organizational best practices and empowers participants with practical action steps to create inclusive working and learning environments.
  • Manage the development, delivery, and execution of regular campus-wide larger scale capacity building and training events, including the delivery of in-person, webinar, virtual, in-classroom, and/or blended training to maximize diversity-related learning goals across Harvard.
  • Collaborate and work with campus partners to coordinate curriculum, where appropriate, and capacity-building facilitations to ensure implementation of training delivery methods and standards are successful across diverse areas of the University.
  • Responsible for all aspects of ODIB curriculum implementation including design, development of materials, delivery, tracking, and evaluation.
  • Develop a system to support and deliver ad hoc training/facilitation requests from across campus (schools, units, departments, allieds, and affiliates)
  • Provide input to Harvard's schools concerning training strategies and the development of future trainings to address learner needs and identified School goals.
  • Coordinate and develop campus-wide and cross-campus learning and engagement opportunities that promote learning communities and communities of transformation to ensure deep multi-level engagement
  • Identify opportunities for greater coordination and collaboration with key internal and external stakeholders
  • Use project management techniques to ensure that training deliverables are produced on time, within budget, and to specified scope.
  • Directly supervise staff, as needed, including Administrative Fellows, graduate student facilitators, volunteers and participate in job searches and hiring.
  • Other duties as assigned by the CDIO
  • Pursue professional development opportunities as available in order to keep up-to-date on the latest protocols, techniques, and materials related to diversity and inclusivity training.
Basic Qualifications

Candidates MUST meet the following basic qualifications in order to be considered for this role:

  • Master's degree
  • A minimum of eight years of relevant experience in education, instructional design, or EDI facilitation/training
  • Demonstrated experience developing and managing adult learning programs, including diversity and equity trainings
Additional Qualifications and Skills
  • Advanced knowledge of anti-bias and antiracist content and ability to identify whether or not the information is effectively digestible to adult learners through diverse training methods.
  • Experience in assessing the effectiveness of training and learning opportunities to ensure data-informed sessions.
  • Ability to interact professionally and build capacity among colleagues from culturally diverse backgrounds and in different project settings.
  • Knowledge of higher education operations, human resources and services, and/or student support services/programs.
  • Awareness of group dynamics and the ability to leverage dynamics and real-time dialogue to facilitate group learning and individual engagement.
  • Excellent analytical, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills with attention to detail.
  • Excellent writing and presentation skills, with experience communicating across a wide variety of audiences including different sizes, types of departments, and group composition.
  • Strong computer skills, and knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint), and knowledge of and/or ability to quickly learn virtual platforms (e.g., WebEx, BB Collaborate, Zoom, Qualtrics, etc.).
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced, demanding, and complex work environment, with the ability to carry out multiple complex assignments and adapt to changing situations and priorities.
  • Ability to work in a collaborative team environment
  • Able to anticipate stakeholders' needs and deliver high levels of customer service
  • Demonstrated passion for and commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging work
Additional Information

PLEASE NOTE: During the current period of Covid-19 related restrictions, this position may start as a remote position, with the transition to onsite in Cambridge when the office reopens.

We continue to monitor the evolving COVID-19 and the lifting of restrictions. We appreciate your understanding and flexibility with our interview process. We will be conducting interviews virtually for selected candidates until further notice.

DEI Commitment Statement

ODIB views diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging as the pathway to achieving inclusive excellence and fostering a campus culture where everyone can thrive. Our community is made of students, staff, faculty, and postdoctoral researchers who draw from a dynamic range of backgrounds to contribute to the pursuit of our common goals. The work and well-being of ODIB are strengthened by the diversity of our network and our differences in background, culture, experience, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, race, ethnicity, age, ability, political views, veteran status, and more. We actively seek and welcome people of color, women, persons with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTQIA, and those who are at the intersections of these identities, from across the spectrum of disciplines and methods to join us. Together, we strive to create an environment that values diversity, promotes an inclusive culture, and establishes a profound sense of belonging for each member of our community.

Job Function
General Administration

USA - MA - Cambridge

Job Code
360059 Admin Offcr/SrIndiv Contrib

Office of the President and Provost

Office Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging

Time Status

Salary Grade

00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary

Pre-Employment Screening
Education, Identity

Full time. Monday through Friday. 35 hours per week. 

EEO Statement
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.


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