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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Posted: 2023-10-17 01:06:36
Training Coordinator/ Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Access - 1020210

Training Coordinator/ Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Access

University of Illinois Extension



Everything we do is designed to improve the quality of life of the people in the state of Illinois, across the nation, and around the world. We discover, develop, translate, and disseminate knowledge to address societal concerns and train the next generation of experts and leaders in a way that empowers them to expand the boundaries of science to higher levels of understanding and influence.

Be a part of our story. Through learning partnerships that extend knowledge and change lives, University of Illinois Extension provides educational programs aimed at making life better, healthier, safer, and more profitable for individuals and their communities. Illinois Extension has operated continuously for more than 100 years connecting the citizens of Illinois to their land-grant university by providing educational programming around the state. University of Illinois Extension is based in the College of ACES and works with all colleges and units of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Job Summary

Provide direct educational opportunities for Extension staff along with the the Assistant Director for DEIA. Develop and execute strategies that promote DEIA initiatives and build networks and collaborative relationships with community members and partners.

Extension-wide DEIA Responsibilities:
Travels within Illinois to provide statewide programs, training, workshops, and other opportunities for staff and local communities.
Leads curricular changes for the Navigating Difference Cultural Competency program or similar statewide training programs.
Participates in DEIA professional improvement opportunities when appropriate for the role of Outreach Associate.
Engages in ongoing program plans and updates with the Assistant Director for DEIA.
Attends relevant collaborative meetings with units, program leaders, and administrative teams.
Organizes and edits closed caption and arranges video recordings and supplemental documents for programs and training.
Actively leads and engages in DEIA initiatives across Illinois Extension.
Provides support for the DEIA website. Co-creates, edits, and adds resources to the website.
Works with the Assistant Directors for DEIA, Marketing and Communications, and Informational Technology and their teams on developing and maintaining Illinois Extension’s DEIA website.
Organizes DEIA and Civil Rights resources by topic and interests to help staff.
Grows connections with University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign campus DEIA staff in the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, and the College of Agricultural, Consumer, and Environmental Sciences (ACES).

Extension-wide DEIA Initiatives:
Works with the Assistant Director for DEIA on yearly program goals and regularly evaluates progress throughout the fiscal year.
Provides programmatic support to the Assistant Director for DEIA for workshops, webinars, and document development
Co-facilitates DEIA training, meetings, and engagements where applicable to the role. This includes internal and external training opportunities for staff members, volunteers, and community groups.
Reviews DEIA programming materials and documents.
Develops schedules and provides support for 3-Year Civil Rights Compliance reviews with the units.Conducts the reviews as required.
Provides leadership for reviews of annual Civil Rights Compliance documents from all 27 units.
At the request of the Assistant Director for DEIA, serves on special committees and supports strategic DEIA projects within Extension, as well as broader College- and University-wide initiatives.
Coordinates and manages the statewide Navigating Difference Cultural Competency program or a similar all-staff training program.
Works closely with the Assistant Director for DEIA and national partners on the Navigating Difference Cultural Competency program or a similar statewide training program.

DEIA training and other Extension Activities:
Serves as a key contributor to the statewide DEIA committee.
Builds networks within the DEIA and Civil Rights Compliance nationwide community.
Engages in DEIA professional development opportunities.
Provides direct assistance to the Assistant Director for DEIA in timely response to public and staff concerns.
Assumes additional DEIA and other organizational duties to further the mission of Extension as needed.


Additional Physical Demands

To perform the functions of this position, the employee will be required to perform work both within an office and outside in the communities that are served, and must have the capability to travel from one location to the other in a timely fashion. Employee is responsible for securing personal transportation. A valid driver’s license is preferred. Some work will be required during evenings and/or weekends. When working, the employee may be exposed to a variety of environmental factors to include, but not limited to, hot or cold weather, exposure to noise and allergens, and uneven ground. In performing the functions of this position, the employee may be subjected to various mental and physical demands as well to include, but not limited to, independently traveling to and performing work at different locations, lifting and moving items that may occasionally weigh up to forty (40) pounds and frequently weigh up to twenty (20) pounds, and twisting, pushing and pulling movements. More detailed information regarding the functions of this position (including the physical, mental and environmental requirements of the position) may be obtained from Human Resources for the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences (ACES) by contacting hr@aces.illinois.edu.

Minimum Qualifications

1. Any one or any combination of the following, totaling four years (48 months), from the categories below:
A. credit for college training leading to a major or concentration in education or other fields related to training and development such as human resource administration or business administration or closely related fields
– 30 semester hours equals 12 months
– 60 semester hours equals 24 months
– 90 semester hours equals 36 months
– 120 semester hours or a Bachelor’s Degree equals 48 months
B. credit for college training leading to a major or concentration in fields other than those previously listed
– Bachelor’s Degree equals 3 years (36 months)
– Master’s Degree equals 4 years (48 months)
C. work experience as a human resource or training professional

2. Two years of professional work experience in the training and development profession*

* A Master’s degree in education or other fields closely related to training and development (such as human resource administration or business administration) or a Master’s degree with a concentration in these fields may be substituted for one year of such experience.

Preferred Qualifications

Master’s degree in human resources, adult education, higher education, or other related field from an accredited institution of higher education. Master’s degrees in other fields will be considered with work experience that demonstrates similar
competencies. At least two years of professional experience in supporting and engaging in DEIA initiatives, training, and leadership. Successful and progressive efforts in DEIA planning and implementation. Experience directing programs and collaborating with teams. Experience working with diverse audiences.

More than 3 years of experience leading DEIA initiatives. Understanding of and commitment to the land-grant university mission and/or experience with or deep knowledge of the organization, objectives, policies, and programs of the Cooperative Extension Service.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Strong oral and written communication skills. Evidence of strong interpersonal skills and ability to work with diverse groups. Demonstrated experience with building and maintaining diverse networks. Clear evidence of self-direction and initiative.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and ensure discretion. Excellent time management skills, including the ability to prioritize work and manage a variety of complex projects simultaneously with accuracy and detail in an integrated environment with changing deadlines, priorities, and frequent interruptions. Ability to think broadly while paying attention to detail and to follow through with commitments is preferred.


Appointment Information

This is a 100% full-time Civil Service 4693 – Training and Development Specialist I position, appointed on a 12-month basis. The expected start date is as soon as possible. Salary is commensurate with experience.

For more information on Civil Service classifications, please visit the SUCSS web site at https://www.sucss.illinois.gov/pages/classspec/default.aspx.

Application Procedures & Deadline Information

Applications must be received by 6:00 pm (CST) on November 8, 2023.

To apply, go to https://go.illinois.edu/1020210.  In order to be considered as a transfer candidate, you must apply for this position. Applications not submitted through https://jobs.illinois.edu will not be considered. If required by the position, transcripts or other documentation of credentials are to be provided no later than the first day of employment. For further information about this specific position, please contact chrisedg@illinois.edu. For questions regarding the application process, please contact 217-333-2137.

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. The University of Illinois must also comply with applicable federal export control laws and regulations and, as such, reserves the right to employ restricted party screening procedures for applicants.

Out-of-state candidates must establish Illinois residency within 180 calendar days of the start date for this position. Illinois residency requires proof of a valid Illinois Driver’s License or state of Illinois ID Card. Failure to produce the required documentation within 180 calendar days will result in immediate termination of employment.

The University of Illinois System is an equal opportunity employer, including but not limited to disability and/or veteran status, and complies with all applicable state and federal employment mandates. Please visit Required Employment Notices and Posters to view our non-discrimination statement and find additional information about required background checks, sexual harassment/misconduct disclosures, COVID-19 vaccination requirement, and employment eligibility review through E-Verify.

Applicants with disabilities are encouraged to apply and may request a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (2008) to complete the application and/or interview process. Requests may be submitted through the reasonable accommodations portal, or by contacting the Accessibility & Accommodations Division of the Office for Access and Equity at 217-333-0885, or by emailing accessibility@illinois.edu.