Professional Development Facilitator


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Job Code/Title 80261 - H - Education Specialist CE 1 Position Number HU1084 Working Title Professional Development Facilitator Department SOE Office Prof Dev and Strategic Engagement Organizational Overview

At VCU, we Make it Real through learning, research, creativity, service and discovery — the hallmarks of the VCU experience. A premier, urban, public research university nationally recognized as one of the best employers for diversity, VCU is a great place to work. It’s a place of opportunity, where your success is supported and your career can thrive. VCU offers employees a generous leave package, career paths for advancement, competitive pay, and an opportunity to do mission-driven work.

Recruitment Pool All Applicants Anticipated Hiring Range $20/hr - $23/hr Campus Monroe Park Campus Position Type Hourly Hours/Week 20 Normal work days Monday - Friday Normal work hours 8 am- 5 pm Job Category Miscellaneous Does this position provide patient or clinical services to the VCU Health System? No Does this position require a pre-placement medical assessment? No Is any portion of this position grant-funded? No Sensitive Position No Resource Critical No Description of the Job

The Office of Strategic Engagement is seeking individuals to facilitate professional learning seminars and courses to promote diversity, inclusion and engagement through an antiracist lens that leads to transformative shifts in professional practice.The Professional Development facilitator will deliver engaging, relevant, and high–quality course content. The successful candidate will possess an in-depth knowledge of the pedagogical practices that support a variety of learning modalities including face-to-face, technology-enhanced, blended, and online learning.

Duties:
Informed by a knowledge of current research and best practices in the area of racial equity, social justice, and culturally relevant pedagogy, the Professional Development Facilitator will deliver high quality instructional content for delivery in an online, blended, or face-to-face format. Essential duties and responsibilities for this position include, but are not limited to:
● provide instructional delivery for content and objectives related to specified professional learning topics
● deliver effective instructional lessons and presentations integrating audio and video scripts, reports, and course materials
● assist with the creation and refinement of course material for customized delivery
● evaluate outcomes for learning objectives, activities, and course content
● assist with the development of assessments to evaluate engagement and learning

Required Qualifications

- An advanced degree, or education and relevant experience that equates to an advanced degree in a discipline such as Curriculum Development, Organizational Development, Social Justice, Ethnic Studies, or a related field.
- Minimum three (3) years experience instructing or facilitating training in an academic environment
- Ability to develop and deliver learning materials that are relevant, research-based, and interactive
- Online teaching experience in a college or university setting
- Experience using Blackboard, Canvas, Articulate 360, and/or Wordpress in educational settings
-Demonstrated experience working in fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment, or commitment to do so as an employee at VCU

Preferred Qualifications

- An advanced degree, or education and relevant experience that equates to an advanced degree in a discipline such as Curriculum Development, Organizational Development, Social Justice, Ethnic Studies, or a related field.
- Minimum three (3) years experience instructing or facilitating training in an academic environment
- Ability to develop and deliver learning materials that are relevant, research-based, and interactive
- Online teaching experience in a college or university setting
- Experience using Blackboard, Canvas, Articulate 360, and/or Wordpress in educational settings

Job Open Date 09/08/2020 Remove from posting on or before Open Until Filled No Special Instructions to Applicants

Additional Items to be Submitted with Application
In an effort to recruit applicants who exhibit skills and resources aligned to identified topics, all applicants should submit a session proposal. Proposals should not exceed five (5) single-spaced pages (plus presentation). The following items should be included in the proposal:
Session Title: Refer to session titles below
Session Description: Purpose and relevance of session
Session Objectives: 2-3 learning objectives
Session Materials: Powerpoint presentation (not to exceed 20 slides w/optional facilitator notes), required or recommended books, props, readings, etc. and related reflections questions for facilitated groups
Session Content: Summary of learning activities to engage learners in a 90-minute format (virtual or face-to face)

Applicants should select from one of the following titles:
Equity and Access
Culture and Relevancy for All
Disrupting Racism
Unpacking White Fragility
Developing an Antiracist Mindset
Deepening our Understanding of Institutionalized Racism
Deconstructing Implicit Bias
Determining the Impact of Power and Privilege
Dismantling Racial Disproportionality
Designing Antiracist Student Supports
Developing Sustainable Antiracist Environments
Doing the Work: Allies, Accomplices, and Co-conspirators in Action

Applicants should use professional judgement to interpret the intent of the content for each title. Subtitles may be added.

Additional Information Quick Link http://www.vcujobs.com/postings/100517 Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * The School of Education values the following as our culture statement, 'The School of Education (SOE) recognizes that trust among all members of the SOE community is the foundation of a positive work climate. Realizes that our wellbeing as an institution depends upon the wellbeing of our members. Respects all members, new and continuing, regardless of status. Values honest communication and finding ways to respectfully address difficult issues. Strives to listen without bias and search for common understanding. Is committed to equity, fairness and a level playing field for all of its members. Knows that the SOE community thrives, because of diverse viewpoints and areas of expertise. Fosters collaboration, collegiality and mutual support among all members of its community.' Please describe ways in which you have worked to foster this type of culture in the professional workplace or in your everyday life.

    (Open Ended Question)

Optional & Required Documents
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Other Document


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