Administration/Campus Consultation (50%)
- Collaborate with various constituency groups throughout the institution and within the community to plan, design, coordinate and implement dialogue, intergroup relations and social justice education workshops/programs for students, staff, and faculty;
- Provide consultation to students, staff, and faculty regarding dialogue or inclusive teaching pedagogy, intergroup issues and social justice education;
- Develop liaison relationships with other Schools & Colleges at U-M and represent IGR in partnerships & collaborations across the campus community, especially with CRLT, DEI Training & Advisory Group, the Ginsberg Center, & the Office of the Vice Provost for Diversity, Equity, and Academic Affairs;
- Develop and conduct needs assessments with potential campus partner programs to identify and prioritize needs and learning goals;
- Explore new areas of training needs and recommend new programs to meet those needs;
- Assist in assessment of unit resource needs;
- Develop proposal for ongoing budget and support for this position and related work;
- Participate in LSA/University-wide committees and working groups;
- Maintain professional knowledge base including theory, new research, trends, and best practices determining unit and U- M applications;
- Ensure compliance with University policies and local and state legal requirements
Curriculum Development (20%)
- Participate in development of IGR curriculum and course content;
- Work collaboratively with faculty and staff in units, schools, and colleges to develop and organize instructional materials, workshop curricula, & related reading materials;
- Coordinate the implementation of campus training involving dialogue or inclusive teaching pedagogy and social justice education
Supervision & Coaching (10%)
- Manage the recruitment, hiring and training of graduate student staff;
- Supervise and provide professional guidance to 1-2 graduate student staff;
- Provide functional supervision/team lead for the group working on building campus partnerships (Student Administrative Assistant, Intermediate & Lecturer III)
Research & Assessment (15%)
- Work directly with faculty and staff across the university to develop research projects that contribute to a body of specialized knowledge in the fields of intergroup, multicultural, diversity, and social justice education;
- Develop program evaluation plans in consultation with constituents for their curricular and co-curricular programs and activities;
- Manage the evaluation of strategic partnership programs;
- Conduct formal and informal evaluations based upon professional standards and apply theoretical knowledge to assess measured outcomes;
- Conduct research on best practices for the design and delivery of high quality teaching, instruction, and workshops;
- Provide leadership in incorporating research-based knowledge into best practices.
Other Duties as Assigned (5%)
- Master’s degree in education, psychology, sociology, social work or related field with experience in teaching or facilitating intergroup relations or social justice education;
- Minimum of 3 years of experience of progressive leadership responsibility;
- Expertise in intergroup relations theory and intergroup dialogue pedagogy;
- Demonstrated administrative success in program development and management;
- Demonstrated success in working with and participating in academic programs about diversity, equity, and inclusion;
- Strong leadership and team-building skills, especially in the creation of democratic, non-hierarchical environments;
- Demonstrated ability to work with multiple projects and prioritize deadlines;
- Well-developed interpersonal skills and excellent oral and written communication, attention to detail and the ability to listen well;
- Commitment to equal partnerships between academic affairs and student life;
- Ability to collaborate and work well with students, faculty, and staff from a wide-range of academic disciplines, experiences and identities;
- Ability to develop and implement innovative research agendas.
- Ph.D. in psychology, sociology, social work, education or related field;
- Demonstrated research expertise, preferably in quantitative methods;
- Working knowledge of student development theory
- Specialized Knowledge of theories, concepts and best practices of social justice education and college student development
- Knowledge of university policies and procedures
This position may be underfilled at a lower classification depending on the qualifications of the selected candidate.
This position is term-limited to one-year.
The College of Literature, Science, and the Arts seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitments to serve the diverse people of Michigan, fulfill the College’s Guiding Principles, and sustain the excellence of LSA.
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- Creating a work environment in which people treat each other with respect and dignity, regardless of roles, responsibilities or differences.
- Providing support, direction and resources enabling us to accomplish the responsibilities of our jobs and to reach the goals that are set for professional and personal growth.
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The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.