Diversity Trainer

San Jose, CA
Sep 15, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job ID: 24752
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Job Code: 3312
Department: Office of Diversity


Classification: Administrator II
Anticipated Hiring Salary: Commensurate with experience
FLSA status: Exempt

San Jose State University offers employees a comprehensive benefits package. For more information on programs available, please visit http://www.sjsu.edu/hr/benefits/

About the Position

The Diversity and Inclusion Trainer/Educator provides capacity to develop and deliver a portfolio of diversity and inclusion professional development initiatives for faculty, staff, and students on our campus. The position also provides the continual training needed to maintain a campus team of intergroup dialogue facilitators to grow and sustain an intergroup dialogue program for students, staff, and faculty.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

-Develop and implement professional development training initiatives on diversity, inclusion, and intergroup facilitation to build organizational capacity for inclusive excellence and a climate for diversity.

-Assess training and development needs on inclusion and diversity through consultation with employee groups and managers in various campus units and divisions.

-Write and implement tailored professional development curriculum responsive to needs assessment.

-Develop and implement diversity and inclusion train-the-trainers initiatives for staff, faculty, and administrators.

-Develop and implement diversity, inclusion, and intergroup understanding programming for students.

-Responsible for outreach to engage and develop campus and local partnerships to sustain and support the above initiatives.

-Develop, and sustain an intergroup dialogue program using research-based curriculum from University of Michigans Intergroup Dialogue (IGD).

-Build capacity to sustain and grow a cohort of trained IGD facilitators who are SJSU staff, faculty, and students.

-Work with academic units and student affairs units to build pipelines for student registration and participation in intergroup dialogue program

-Work with various staff employee groups and academic units to build separate regular employee IGD dialogue groups.

Education and Experience

-Masters in social psychology, sociology, communication studies, higher education leadership, human resources or other related field.
-Must have 2 years of experience in diversity and inclusion professional development and training on pedagogy for faculty in higher education. At least some experience with diversity and inclusion professional development and training that is specific to STEM faculty.
-Must have 2 years of experience in diversity and inclusion professional development and training for staff in higher education.
-Must have 2 years of experience in developing and sustaining a robust intergroup dialogue program at a Higher Ed institution.
-Must have command of knowledge, literacy, and articulateness about diversity and inclusion issues that are found at a large diverse public university like San Jose State University.
-Must be able to discuss the theoretical frameworks that underpin diversity and inclusion training and professional development and be able to write curriculum tailored to these frameworks.
-Must be able to demonstrate understanding of the breadth and depth of diversity including and beyond race/ethnicity.

Preferred Qualifications

- Ph.D./Ed.D. in social psychology, sociology, communication studies, higher education leadership, human resources or other related field.

-Demonstrated experience in working with faculty on diversity and inclusion professional development and training that supports their research, scholarship and creative activities.

-Demonstrated experience working with and understanding of diversity and dynamics of exclusion specific to different employee groups at a large institution.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

-Working knowledge of intergroup dialogue theoretical and applied frameworks for implementing and innovating curriculum for intergroup dialogue programming and other dialogue contexts.
-Knowledge, skills, and abilities to launch and mature a campus-based intergroup dialogue program for students, faculty, staff, and local community based on the research and curriculum out of the University of Michigan IGD model (Intergroup Dialogue).
-Ability to apply consultative skills to determine professional development needs on diversity, inclusion, and equity for different employee groups and student organizations and campus communities at large.
-Ability to write training and professional development curriculum that is current and reflective of current and relevant research and practices in the area of anti-bias training, inclusive classroom pedagogy, inclusive leadership, and systemic equity.
-Ability to implement, facilitate, oversee a comprehensive diversity, inclusion, and equity based professional development portfolio that reflects SJSUs goals of inclusive excellence in support of closing the achievement gap of Underrepresented Minority (URM) Student Success and improving faculty and staff diversity and equity.
-Ability to apply consultative skills and develop curriculum as stated above in the context of intervention initiatives at the request of organizational leaders (heads of academic departments, deans, Vice Presidents, etc.)
-Ability to communicate effectively and respectfully with a wide range of campus community stakeholders from administrators to staff, faculty, and students across disciplines and responsibilities.
-Ability to work in coordination with other staff within the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and University Personnel to plan logistics, recruitment, and materials at a high volume given the size of the campus and limited human, budgetary resources, policy constraints, collective bargaining agreements, and external issues.
-Ability to grow a comprehensive portfolio of professional development modules on diversity, inclusion, and equity that is sustainable through train-the-trainers initiatives and partnerships across campus.
-Ability to work under pressure and situations of conflict involving diversity, discrimination, and equity at a large public institution that is very diverse in terms of race/ethnicity, class, gender, sexual orientation, sexual expression, religion, age, immigrant status, veteran and military status, disability and mental health status.

Posting Date

September 14, 2018

Application Screening

Application Screening begins October 16, 2018
Applications received before that date will receive first consideration.

This position is open until filled; however, applications received after screening has begun will be considered at the discretion of the university.

Required Application Material:

Letter of interest

Please note that failure to completely fill out each section of the online application may result in your application not receiving consideration.

Note To Applicant

Satisfactory completion of a background check (including a driminal records check) is required for employment. SJSU will issue a conditional offer of employment to the selected candidate, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was conditionally offered the position.

The standard background check includes: criminal check, employment and education verification. Depending on the position, a motor vehicle and/or credit check may be required. All background checks are conducted through the university's third party vendor, Accurate Background. SJSU will pay all costs associated with this procedure. Evidence of required degree(s) or certification(s) will be required at time of hire.


All San Jos State University employees are considered mandated reporters under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and are required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

Equal Employment Statement

SJSU is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability.

It is the policy of SJSU to provide reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities who self disclose.

Contact Information

One Washington Square San Jose, CA 95192-0046
Phone: 408-924-2250


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