Director for Inclusion and Restorative Justice Education Development

Search Number: S22-008
Rank: Administrator V
Job Posted: 05/10/2022

Southern Connecticut State University is an intentionally diverse and student-centered University dedicated to academic excellence, access, and service for the public good. Southern provides a supportive and welcoming environment for all members of its community through a campus wide commitment to social justice.  Founded as a teacher’s college in 1893, Southern has evolved over the past century into a comprehensive public university of more than 8,000 students, offering graduate and undergraduate programs in the liberal arts and professional disciplines. It is one of four universities in the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities System. The University is located in New Haven, a city rich with arts and culture, and less than 90 miles from New York City and 140 miles from Boston.

The Director for Inclusive and Restorative Justice Education & Development oversees and coordinates educational initiatives focused on SCSU’s faculty, staff, and administration that support the design of programs, training that embed an organizational culture of cultural humility as “a lifelong commitment to self-evaluation and critique, to redressing power imbalances” and to develop mutually beneficial and non-paternalistic partnerships with communities on behalf of individuals and defined populations.

Supervision Exercised

May supervise and direct the activities of employees of a lower grade as assigned.

Position Responsibilities

The Director for Inclusive and Restorative Justice Education & Development is responsible for ensuring timely and effective full-cycle learning and development for the institution inclusive of needs analysis, design, development, implementation and measurement of topics toward the enhancement and effectiveness of performance around equity and inclusion.

  • Performs professional duties relating to affirmative action, contract compliance, diversity and other employee/student/client rights protection programs to effectively promote, develop and support a culturally diverse community.
  • Identify learning opportunities in alignment with departmental and institutional strategic plans and priorities.
  • Working with the faculty/staff fellows, RIJG, (Race Intersectional Justice Group), & other stakeholders create educational training modules and curriculum, partnering and collaborating with the efforts in the academic and administrative units.
  • Primarily responsible for the creation and delivery of workshops and programs with assistance from others in Academic Affairs, Student Affairs, Human Resources, focused on anti-racism, equity, access, inclusion, belonging, and restorative justice.
  • Leverage industry knowledge and best practices to promote the strategic priorities of the division of the Division for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, and DEI Advisory Council.
  • In conjunction with the AVP, develops training and development metrics to measure success over time.
  • Partners closely with the Director for Diversity and Equity Programs /Title IX Coordinator to provide educational programming/training covering a range of DEI topics including systems, tools, compliance, processes and competencies.
  • In conjunction with the AVP, establishes training and development budget as well as manages and monitors established budget.
  • When applicable, identifies and partners with external vendors on the delivery of specialized training topics and/or language translation.
  • Continuously monitors opportunities for improvement holistically and identifies training and development opportunities in alignment with improvement opportunities
  • Establishes a method for the collection of data and maintains data relative to training and development toward informing future learning initiatives.
  • Works with the faculty fellows, ensures timely and effective development of inclusive, anti-racist training materials and resources including, but not limited to syllabi, learning objectives, pre/post assessments, translatable materials, post training surveys, etc., as well as most appropriate delivery platform (synchronous/asynchronous) ensuring the accommodation of various audiences and/or circumstances.
  • Identifies and engages appropriate facilitation/facilitator options; maintains a repository of facilitators from which to readily select.
  • Designs and implements individual coaching programming inclusive of sessions and group learning and development sessions.
  • The following examples of duties illustrate the general range of tasks assigned to the position but are not intended to define the limits of required duties.

 

Qualifications

A Master’s Degree in human resources, social psychology, organizational development, adult learning education, social work, academic or student affairs, higher education or related field related to the development of college students, staff and faculty and 5 years’ experience and knowledge of adult learning strategies, identity-based and critical race theory, cultural humility, bias awareness, change management and leadership, and inclusive communication strategies is required.

Experience developing and delivering web-based training (via Zoom, webinar platforms, Canvas, Microsoft Teams) with interactive activities; curriculum development and assessment, and engagement with learning management systems. Experience providing training and program management to undergraduate and graduate students and working collaboratively with interdisciplinary units such as academic affairs. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to include written, oral, and listening and presentation skills. Demonstrate ability to build strong working relationships with campus partners, and to meaningfully interact with diverse populations. Strong analytical, assessment and organizational skills. Solid attention to detail, ability to meet deadlines, effectively prioritize, self-manage and tolerate ambiguity.

Incumbents must possess proven ability to effectively work with a culturally, linguistically, and ethnically diverse faculty, staff, and student. They are expected to have excellent oral and written communication skills along with strong Information technology literacy skills such as Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, Teams etc.).

These qualifications may be waived for individuals with an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Application

For full consideration, please submit a letter of application, resume, and 3 professional references with contact information to Kelvin Rutledge at RutledgeK1@southernct.edu by Friday, May 27, 2022. Review of applications will begin immediately and the position will remain open until filled.

 

Southern Connecticut State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. The University seeks to enhance the diversity of its faculty and staff. People of color, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.