Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Learning and Development Consultant and Trainer

Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Not specified
Apr 16, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

At Carnegie Mellon University, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion guide our values and serve as our foundation. We recognize that cultivating diverse perspectives and promoting inclusion will fuel the intellectual vitality essential for the health and progress of our campus community.

The Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Learning and Development Consultant and Trainer is a newly created position within the Vice Provost for DEI Office. You will report to the Assistant Vice Provost and will serve as a leader within the Vice Provost DEI Office, working with the entire campus community (i.e., students, faculty, staff, and administration) to advance the mission of DEI at Carnegie Mellon through professional development. You will support the design, development, implementation and evaluation of DEI professional development programs that develop and embed competencies which cultivate a culture of inclusiveness, belonging and anti-bias. This position will create and lead the development and delivery of DEI training; will create modules and curriculum, partnering and collaborating with the efforts in the academic and administrative units.

In addition to creating educational and developmental opportunities, you will also be responsible for supporting the delivery and roll out of DEI training, facilitating select training and assessing training/delivery platforms and making recommendations.

Core responsibilities include:

  • Designs, develops and facilitates in-person and online trainings around equity and social justice to university staff, faculty and students with the goal of increasing cultural intelligence and developing a systemic analysis of institutional bias, per the goals and initiatives of the Vice Provost DEI Office
  • Develop DEI training courses and curriculum to support business objectives in a fast-paced environment
  • Determine the appropriate delivery method (e.g. instructor-led, webinars, videos, online courses, etc.) and develop all supporting materials including but not limited to: training outlines, documentation, presentations, reference guides, job aides, etc. in alignment with adult learning principles
  • Facilitate group and individual instruction and training covering a range of DEI topics including systems, tools, compliance, processes and competencies
  • Partners with various faculty and staff across campus to design and host trainings around topics such as: race, gender, ability/ableism, sexuality, white supremacy culture, classism on campus, trans-phobia, systems of oppression, mental health stigma and implicit bias
  • Evaluate and assess effectiveness of training and development programs and platforms, utilize relevant evaluation data to revise or recommend changes in instructional objectives, training /delivery platforms, and methods
  • Consults departments throughout campus around retreat planning, inclusion, and training needs
  • Other duties as assigned

You must demonstrate:

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to include written, oral, listening, and presentation skills
  • Demonstrated ability to build strong working relationships with campus partners, and to meaningfully interact with diverse populations
  • Demonstrated expertise in content development, large and small group facilitation, designing and delivering content via in-person and virtual settings
  • Solid attention to detail; ability to meet deadlines, effectively prioritize, self-manage and tolerate ambiguity.
  • Comprehensive knowledge and proven application of learner-centered, performance-based instructional theories and adult learning principles
  • Strong interpersonal skills with proven success in building and maintaining effective working partnerships across all areas
  • Demonstrated knowledge of online and adult learning methodologies


  • Education: Bachelor’s degree is required; Master’s degree is preferred.
  • Experience: A combination of 3-5 years’ experience in the following areas:
    • Training, professional development, curriculum design focusing on Diversity, Equity, and/or Inclusion.
    • Experience with digital content and communication modes (i.e., social media platforms).
  • Prior experience working in Higher Education or on a college/university campus is a plus.

Licenses or certifications:

  • Certified Diversity Trainer or professional Diversity certification is preferred


  • Background check
  • CPC clearances
  • Cover letter

More Information:

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Statement of Assurance: https://www.cmu.edu/policies/administrative-and-governance/statement-of-assurance.html

Carnegie Mellon University is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran