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Director, Learning

Syracuse University
New York, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Apr 25, 2024

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Administrative, Student Affairs, Minority & Multicultural Affairs
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Full Time

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Director, Learning & Development

Job #: 040354
Location Syracuse, NY
Pay Range: $103,000 - $110,000
Hours: Standard University business hours

8:30am - 5:00pm (academic year)
8:00am - 4:30pm (summer)

Hours may vary based on operational needs.
Job Type: Full-time

Job Description:
The Director of DEIA Learning and Development plays a critical role in advancing diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility (DEIA) on campus. Reporting to the Assistant Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion, the Director provides visionary leadership, collaborative decision-making, and thoughtful oversight of short and long-term professional development opportunities through the Office of Diversity and Inclusion. This includes coordination of the biennial DEIA Symposium and follow-up activities, new micro-credential, and new train-the-trainers program. The Director also provides direction on the Office of Diversity and Inclusion's Core Four curriculum, learning materials/resources, and timely discussions and workshops. The Director supervisors the DEIA Learning and Development Specialist and works closely with other directors in ODI. These efforts help achieve the critical priorities and goals outlined in the DEIA Strategic Plan and Academic Strategic Plan.

  • Graduate or professional degree in a relevant field.

Job Specific Qualifications:
  • Demonstrated commitment and experience advancing diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility.
  • Must have a minimum of 7 years of professional experience leading workplace diversity training, instructional design, or professional development initiatives.
  • Experience supervising professional staff and students.
  • Strong leadership, interpersonal, and collaboration skills.
  • Ability to communicate and present effectively with all levels of internal and external stakeholders.
  • Professional experience in training, professional development, assessment, and/or evaluation. Proven ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Excellent analytical and reporting skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize and deal with multiple demands.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Ability to work independently and in interdisciplinary teams. Attention to detail, flexibility, and responsiveness a must.

  • Use theoretical frameworks and evidence-based strategies to develop, deliver, coordinate, and evaluate office-sponsored professional development programs.
  • Create and manage innovate programs and sustained learning experiences that build institutional capacity and transform campus culture such as the micro-credential/badge, engaged departments project, workshops and discussions on current issues, and train-the-trainers program.
  • Develop and measure impact of learning outcomes. Supervise the DEIA Learning and Development Specialist.
  • Submit formative and summative reports to the Assistant Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion regarding program goals and impact.
  • Convene and oversee interdisciplinary planning committee for the DEIA Symposium.
  • Manage all components of the event including assessment, publicity, speaker selection, program reviews, logistics, and evaluation.
  • Provide consultation and guidance to committees, departments, working groups, and councils regarding DEIA learning and development.
  • Collaborate with academic and administrative units, including but not limited to: Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence; College of Professional Studies; Community Standards; Equal Opportunity, Inclusion, and Resolution Services; Faculty Affairs; Human Resources; Intercultural Collective; and School of Education.
  • Special projects, ad hoc working groups, and other duties as assigned.

About Syracuse University:
Syracuse University is a private, international research university with distinctive academics, diversely unique offerings, and an undeniable spirit. Located in the geographic heart of New York State, with a global footprint, and over 150 years of history, Syracuse University offers a quintessential college experience.

The scope of Syracuse University is a testament to its strengths: a pioneering history dating back to 1870; a choice of more than 200 majors, 100 minors, and 200 advanced degree programs offered across the University’s 13 schools and colleges; over 15,000 undergraduates and over 6,000 graduate students; more than a quarter of a million alumni in 160 countries; and a student population from all 50 U.S. states and 123 countries. For more information, please visit

About the Syracuse area:
Syracuse is a medium-sized city situated in the geographic center of New York State approximately 250 miles northwest of New York City. The metro-area population totals approximately 500,000. The area offers a low cost of living and provides many social, cultural, and recreational options, including parks, museums, festivals, professional regional theater, and premier shopping venues. Syracuse and Central New York present a wide range of seasonal recreation and attractions ranging from water skiing and snow skiing, hiking in the Adirondacks, touring the historic sites, visiting wineries along the Finger Lakes, and biking on trails along the Erie Canal.

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Syracuse University is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action institution. The University prohibits discrimination and harassment based on race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender, national origin, citizenship, ethnicity, marital status, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law to the extent prohibited by law. This nondiscrimination policy covers admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in University programs, services, and activities.

Syracuse University has a long history of engaging veterans and the military-connected community through its educational programs, community outreach, and employment programs. After World War II, Syracuse University welcomed more than 10,000 returning veterans to our campus, and those veterans literally transformed Syracuse University into the national research institution it is today. The University’s contemporary commitment to veterans builds on this historical legacy, and extends to both class-leading initiatives focused on making an SU degree accessible and affordable to the post-9/11 generation of veterans, and also programs designed to position Syracuse University as the employer of choice for military veterans, members of the Guard and Reserve, and military family members.

Syracuse University maintains an inclusive learning environment in which students, faculty, administrators, staff, curriculum, social activities, governance, and all other aspects of campus life reflect a diverse, multi-cultural, and international worldview. The University community recognizes and values the many similarities and differences among individuals and groups. At Syracuse, we are committed to preparing students to understand, live among, appreciate, and work in an inherently diverse country and world made up of people with different ethnic and racial backgrounds, military backgrounds, religious beliefs, socio-economic status, cultural traditions, abilities, sexual orientations and gender identities. To do so, we commit ourselves to promoting a community that celebrates and models the principles of diversity and inclusivity.



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