Action Planning Project Coordinator and Facilitator

Smith College
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Jul 26, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Professional Fields, Urban & Regional Planning, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Faculty Affairs, Business & Administrative Affairs, Business & Administrative Support, Other Business & Administrative Affairs, Community Relations & Institutional Outreach
Salary Band
Not specified
Employment Type
Full Time

Inclusion, Diversity and Equity Job Description

Job Summary

As part of the college’s Toward Racial Justice strategic plan, the Project Coordinator/Facilitator will support the Office for Equity and Inclusion in implementing its Departmental Action Planning initiative. In an effort to continue the college’s work towards creating an inclusive community, departments will engage in their own action planning process designed to create more diverse and inclusive workplaces and more accessible ways of delivering goods and services, whether nonacademic or academic. To that end, the project coordinator/facilitator will support departments in implementing OEI’s action planning guide with these two broad goals in mind.

Take appropriate actions to support a diverse workforce and participate in the College's efforts to create a respectful, inclusive, and welcoming work environment.

Essential Functions

Coordinate the implementation of OEI action planning

Support departments in the development and implementation of their action plans, including:
  • Arrange initial department orientation meetings with OEI

  • Coordinate sessions with departments and OEI

  • Coordinate monthly liaison meetings with departments

  • Connect departments new to action planning to experienced departments

  • Coordinate transfer of any relevant and shareable data to departments with IR and HR

  • Support survey development for information gathering in collaboration with IR

  • Facilitate focus groups for departments

  • Monitor departmental efforts in implementing action plans

Facilitation responsibilities include:
  • Facilitate department meetings aimed at action planning

  • Facilitate regular department liaison meetings

  • Facilitate foundational racial justice workshops

  • Offer team-building workshops for departments

  • Support the Trainer/Facilitator as needed

Other Functions

Other duties as assigned, including supporting other OEI initiatives

All employees are expected to participate in the College's efforts to create a respectful, inclusive, and welcoming work environment.

Minimum Qualifications (knowledge, skills, education, experience, certifications, licenses)

A bachelor’s degree; 1-3 years of experience in: facilitating difficult conversations in environments that require customer service and project coordination in a team environment;
Experience working with stakeholders and constituencies from a wide range of identities, life experiences and backgrounds.

Experience working with individuals from diverse backgrounds.

Preferred Qualifications
  • A master’s in social justice education or equivalent

  • Project-based work experience in a college or university setting.

  • Facilitating groups/teams in complex workplace spaces

  • Excellent attention to detail

  • Excellent organizational, communication (written and oral), project coordination, and presentation skills

  • Ability to work in a team setting, prioritize tasks in a dynamic environment, understand expectations, and take initiative.

Additional Information

This is a 3-years fixed-term position

Please attach BOTH a current resume and a cover letter in order for your application to be considered for this position . You may combine your resume and cover letter into a single file or attach multiple files to your application, but BE SURE you have provided all attachments BEFORE SUBMITTING your application. You will NOT be able to attach additional files after you have hit the Submit button.

Review of applications will begin

August 2, 2021

Compensation Grade:

Grade K Exempt

Position Type:

Fixed Term

About Smith College

Located in Northampton, MA, Smith College is one of the largest women’s colleges in the country and is dedicated to excellence in teaching and research across the liberal arts. A faculty of outstanding scholars interact with students in small classes, as advisors, and through student-faculty research projects. The College is a member of the Five College Consortium with Amherst, Hampshire and Mt. Holyoke Colleges, and the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Students cross-enroll and faculty cross-teach across the Five Colleges.

Smith College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression or veteran status in the recruitment and employment of faculty and staff, and the operation of any of its programs and activities, as specified by all applicable laws and regulations. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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