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University at Albany, SUNY
Office of Diversity and Inclusion
New York
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Posted: 03/2/2017
Assistant Director


The Assistant Director, reporting to the Assistant Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer, is responsible for the design, development and implementation of training programs that promote an inclusive and welcoming campus environment. The Office works with colleges, academic and administrative departments and others to develop and present workshops, seminars and other programs for faculty, staff and students.  The Assistant Director will work collaboratively  with ITLAL, Student Affairs, Human Resources as well as others.

•    Develop and implement an institution-wide comprehensive diversity change management program to cultivate competencies of faculty, staff, students and administrators on ensuring equity and access.
•    Facilitate the development of targeted inclusion initiatives for talent development across the University.
•    Provide coaching to managers and supervisors and individual faculty, staff and students to improve cross-cultural communication.
•    Develop curriculum, coordinate and deliver diversity training workshops and seminars for faculty and staff. Lead the Dialogue in Action series which cultivates a classroom environment that is conducive to both student learning and success.
•    Identify alternative mechanisms for educating the campus on diversity related  
•    Work collaboratively to improve practices using feedback systems, workshops and webinars to increase University workforce performance.
•    Collaborate effectively with diverse campus constituencies and participate in activities that support Albany’s commitment to inclusive excellence and engagement across SUNY as it relates to employee training and development
•    (In conjunction with the Assistant Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer), provide executive level leadership development on diversity conduct departmental needs assessments, data collection and feedback.
•    Insure compliance with SUNY Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Policy.
•    Support efforts to develop policies and procedures to cultivate an inclusive culture.
•    Develop a center that cultivates inclusive learning and interaction across differences for the campus community and external partners using research strategies such as Participatory Action Research (PAR). Participatory Action Research provides a framework to identify factors that imped communications as well as recommend solutions for addressing barriers. 


Education: Master's degree from an accredited institution required but doctorate preferred.
•    Demonstrated professional experience in Higher Education and working with all level of employees in a large, complex and dynamic organization.
•    At least 5 years of professional experience designing, developing, and delivering trainings and/or workshops and presentations to diverse groups.
•    Ability to translate curricula and work with subject matter expert to design and develop engaging in-person and online training experiences.
•    At least 3 years of experience supervising professional staff
•    Excellent communication and writing skills
•    Ability to manage projects to ensure successful delivery to achieve clearly state     goals.
•    Ability to build courses in learning management system such as Blackboard a plus

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