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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Leadership Training Manager / Senior Training Manager

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Boulder, Colorado





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University Staff



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Job Summary

The University of Colorado Boulder encourages applications for two Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Leadership Training Manager / Senior Training Managers! Both positions report to the Senior Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (SVC-DEI), with strong connections to the training and development unit of Human Resources. The positions will design and deliver training programs focusing on skills, behaviors, and practices critical to facilitating individual, collective, and organizational capacity to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion primarily through a shared equity leadership approach. Specific functions include delivery, coordination and evaluation of new and existing training programs. These positions research, design, and implement trainings. These positions will focus on the higher-level competencies needed for university managers and leadership to advance shared equity leadership and will not address foundational or introductory topics such as language and definitions, implicit bias, or microaggressions, common to one-time, episodic or a-la-carte trainings. For example, a training program for first-time supervisors might address how they are capable of “busting bias” in a range of functions (e.g., performance appraisal, communications, talent acquisition); or, how experienced leaders can enact a shared equity leadership approach to embedding diversity, equity, and inclusion into unit priorities. These positions will establish trusting relationships and work closely with existing training units (e.g., Human Resources, Center for Teaching and Learning) to examine the current landscape of diversity, equity, and inclusion training for CU Boulder and revise and build new learning and development modules and experiences that align with the organization’s application of shared equity leadership.

Incumbents will apply the work done by the University of Southern California’s Pullias Center to advance Shared Equity Leadership (SEL) alongside a range of competency models and frameworks (e.g., NASPA/ACPA Professional Competencies, Leadership Reconsidered, Multicultural Organizational Development) to develop transformational higher education leaders at every level of the institution who are capable of advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in their respective areas and beyond. This work will address the personal, collective, and structures and systems work needed to activate and sustain institutional change and transformation. This will require delivering courses, working with small groups to practice applying new knowledge, developing toolkits, providing feedback, and evaluating the process.

Ideal candidates for this role will demonstrate skill in developing leaders for organizational change and working in large, complex institutions. They should have deep diversity, equity, and inclusion competence with direct experience delivering and assessing trainings related to the following thematic areas: inclusive and equity-minded leadership; employee development; cultivating capacity for successful DEI leadership in (higher) education or related contexts; and building foundational anti-racist leadership competencies. Successful candidates will be able to speak specifically to these experiences in their cover letter, application materials, and interviews.

The Office of the Senior Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion’s (OSVC-DEI) team values align with the shared equity leadership model. Examples of these values include transparency, vulnerability, accountability, mutuality, humility, love and care, courage, and creativity and innovation. We expect the incumbent(s) to demonstrate many of these values for shared equity leadership in their work (e.g., advising university managers and senior leadership, facilitating training and development workshops, and interactions with fellow OSVC-DEI team members, constituents in the CU Boulder campus community, and members of the local, regional, and national communities).
The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Who We Are

The Office of the Senior Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at CU Boulder is part of the chancellor’s office and is charged with:
  • Supporting the chancellor’s diversity, equity and inclusion priorities to benefit the entire campus community
  • Advancing campus-wide diversity, equity and inclusion goals and initiatives through partnerships with campus leaders, academic and administrative units, community members, alumni, donors and other CU Boulder partners
  • Supporting campus efforts to recruit and retain students, staff and faculty with minoritized identities and their academic, research and professional success
  • Leading action planning in academic and administrative units to create and sustain a more inclusive campus for CU Boulder students, staff and faculty
  • Sponsoring and supporting the work of staff and faculty affinity groups and future campus culture surveys as part of a broader, data-informed approach to put diversity, equity and inclusion strategies into action

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

  • Create, deliver, and evaluate courses, seminars, and programs that support the skills development necessary for university leaders and others to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion and SEL.
  • Advise and consult with leaders one-on-one and in small groups.
  • Synthesize research and present on best and promising practices.
  • Advise the Office of the Senior Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

What You Should Know

  • This position offers a hybrid work modality.

What We Can Offer

  • The hiring ranges are: 
    • Training Manager: $124,000 to $139,000 annually. 
    • Senior Training Manager: $140,000 to $159,000 annually. 
  • Relocation is available for eligible candidates.


The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder.

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What We Require

Training Manager Requirements:
  • Bachelor's degree and 6 years of diversity, equity, and inclusion training and evaluation experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience. 
Senior Training Manager Requirements: 
  • Bachelor's degree and 8 years of diversity, equity, and inclusion training and evaluation experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

What You Will Need

  • Knowledge of skills and competencies required to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion as a leader in higher education; organizational development; leadership and advising skills; critical approaches to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI); pedagogy and approaches appropriate for professional development and leadership education; assessing DEI competencies; synthesizing information for diverse audiences.
  • Excellent empathetic listening skills, facilitation and presentation skills with the ability to modulate approach and tone for different audiences; ability to scaffold learning outcomes; appreciate good instructional design; flexibility and adaptability are required for creating effective learning environments. 
  • Self-management of tasks with supervisor consultation; high degree of accountability and organizational and time management skills. 
  • Work independently within a team of diverse professionals in an office with a diverse portfolio; all team members are expected to support and create conditions for productive and functional team dynamics; take ownership for team vision, approach, and goals, and inspire others. Provide guidance on campus for developing leaders capable of and competent to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion. Take direction from supervisor and align work with institutional priorities. 
  • Excellent public speaking skills, writing and editing proficiency; will engage a range of campus leadership in/for training and consultations; demonstrate attention to detail. 
  • Work with a range of colleagues across campus to develop educational solutions for a wide variety of challenges; evaluate (formally and informally) knowledge gaps. 
  • Demonstrate a commitment to learning as it pertains to learning journeys, tools (e.g., apps, software), methods (e.g., pedagogy, research), and content matter (e.g., research to advance DEI in higher education).

What We Would Like You to Have

  • Graduate degree in a relevant subject area (MBA with a human resources concentration, workforce development, organizational development, or related).
  • Direct experience enacting, or training leaders in, the shared equity leadership approach or other critical approaches to organizational change.

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials: 

1. A current resume. 

2. A cover letter that specifically tells us how your experience and skills align with the requirements, qualifications, and responsibilities of the position. As part of your cover letter, please discuss the models and frameworks that influence your work. How have they shown up in your work, and what is your philosophy on training and development in higher education? 

We may request references at a later time.

Please apply by July 22, 2024, for consideration.

Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, please apply through CU Boulder Jobs.

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Posting Contact Information

Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

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