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Inclusive and Restorative Dialogues Program Director

Tufts University
Medford, Massachusetts
Based on experience + benefits
Start date
Nov 15, 2023

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The Office of the Provost is responsible for setting and guiding institutional and budgetary priorities that advance the University’s academic mission. Together with deans and senior administrators, the Provost directs and supports the partnerships, collaborations, and planning initiatives on four Massachusetts campuses and the Tufts European Center in Talloires, France and the surrounding region. This team champions and integrates educational and research activities across the university and ensures programs are of the highest quality by working closely with faculty, staff, alumni, and students. The Office of the Provost oversees the university’s education, research, faculty affairs, innovation, and diversity, equity, inclusion, justice, and accessibility operations.

This is an exciting time to join Tufts University in the Office of Institutional Inclusive Excellence (OIIE) Formerly the Office of the Vice Provost for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice (DEIJ), the Office debuted its new branding, as well as its goals and vision with the Tufts community on October 26th. Under the leadership of Monroe France, the inaugural Vice Provost for Institutional Inclusive Excellence, the Office provides strategic vision and oversight for diversity, equity, inclusion, justice, and accessibility across the university.

What You'll Do

Reporting to the Vice Provost for Institutional Inclusive Excellence, the Inclusive and Restorative Dialogues Program Director develops and leads the university-wide inclusive and restorative dialogue strategy in partnership with the Tisch College, Arts & Sciences, and Engineering. Facilitates dialogues, develops curriculum, leads research, and leads training of trainer efforts.

Responsibilities include:

  • Leads the university-wide inclusive and restorative dialogue strategy in partnership with other campus partners
  • Develops dialogue and restorative justice curriculum, resources and programs for students, staff, and faculty in response to campus, national or global incidents
  • Steers and expands research initiatives in inclusive, transformative, and restorative dialogues
  • Directs the Let’s Talk About Race dialogue series and other related programs
  • Creates and implements trainings for trainers (Train-the-Trainer) and ambassador programs to advance inclusive excellence across the campus
  • Establishes, manages and facilitates a campus-wide Intergroup Dialogue program for students to explore issues of identity through one-time and series-based offerings
  • Provides consultation to other campus leaders and groups on effective strategies to respond to incidents and conflicts
  • Manages the assessment of the inclusive dialogue efforts

What We're Looking For

Please include a cover letter with your application materials (in addition to resume). The cover letter should speak to your approach to facilitating inclusive and restorative dialogues with students, staff, and faculty. Please include what theoretical frameworks, research, and practices you use to approach this work.


Basic Requirements:

  • Knowledge and skills as typically acquired through completion of a master’s degree in higher education, inclusion, teaching and learning, social psychology, social work, or related fields
  • Minimum of 5 years of professional work experience in leading and facilitating inclusive and restorative dialogue programs
  • Minimum of 5 years of Scholar/practitioner experience
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience with diversity and inclusion counseling
  • Excellent facilitation skills
  • Experience with program assessment and research design
  • Strong curriculum development skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Terminal degree
  • 7+ years of professional experience
  • Previous role in conflict mediation, restorative justice and/or counseling; experience developing and implementing inclusive dialogue frameworks and practices


Pay Range

Minimum $102,400.00, Midpoint $128,050.00, Maximum $153,700.00

Salary is based on related experience, expertise, and internal equity; generally, new hires can expect pay between the minimum and midpoint of the range.


An employee in this position must complete all appropriate background checks at the time of hire, promotion, or transfer.

Equal Opportunity Employer - minority/females/veterans/disability/sexual orientation/gender identity.

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