Training & Organizational Development Specialist
Company: University of Iowa
Location: Cedar Rapids
Posted on: June 27, 2019
As a member of the Division of Student Life Human Resources team,
the Training & Organizational Development Specialist for Diversity,
Equity, and Inclusion will be responsible for developing an
iterative organizational diversity learning plan that focuses on
building the capabilities of Division of Student Life staff around
diversity, equity, and inclusion. The position will function as a
consultant in the organization to help maintain a focus on
diversity, equity, and inclusion in all aspects of talent
acquisition, engagement, and the employee work experience, which
includes policies, practices, and programs. Responsibilities
include working across the division to initiate, advocate, drive
and measure practices needed to foster an open and inclusive work
About the Division of Student Life:
The Division of Student Life is comprised of staff that embrace new
ideas and thoughts, works together to keep our students safe, and
provides them with life-changing experiences. The Division of
Student Life includes 14 departments that span from Recreation
Services to Student Involvement and Leadership and everything in
between. We believe in working together as one team to achieve our
mission: fostering student success by creating and promoting
inclusive educationally purposeful services and activities within
and beyond the classroom. One of our division priorities is to
advance UIs goals to recruit and retain U.S. racial/ethnic minority
(URM) staff and students.
Application Details: This job may be removed from posting and
filled any time after the minimum posting period has ended. For
questions or additional information,
Successful candidate(s) will be subject to a criminal background
- Masters degree in organizational development or organizational
psychology, or an equivalent combination of related education and
related experience in training and development.Experience
- Experience (typically 3-5 years) creating, implementing, and
assessing training and organizational development programs around
diversity, equity, and inclusion.
- Strong commitment to and alignment with the values of the
Division with a proven ability to build relationships and deepen
connections with individuals, groups, and communities across all
races, genders, sexual orientations, generations, and other
- Demonstrated skills in organizational change management
- Demonstrated ability to utilize various training methodologies
and curriculum development skills.Desirable
- Demonstrated working knowledge and proficiency in use of
Microsoft Office suite programs.
- Demonstrated working knowledge and application of communication
and presentation techniques and relationship building skills at all
levels of an organization.
- Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, work both
independently and as part of a team, demonstrate strong written and
verbal communication skills, and display a high level of initiative
and attention to detail.
- Experience handling investigations and dispute resolution.
- Experience delivering unconscious/implicit bias training.
- Demonstrated project and program management and assessment
experience.The University of Iowa is an equal
opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants
are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for
employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed,
color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation,
gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational
preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or
status as a protected veteran.
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