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Staff Diversity Initiatives Training Manager - University of California, Berkeley

30 Jul 2015 7:05 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

About Berkeley

The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world’s most iconic teaching and research institutions. Since 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world. Berkeley’s culture of openness, freedom and acceptance—academic and artistic, political and cultural—make it a very special place for students, faculty and staff.

Berkeley is committed to hiring and developing staff who want to work in a high performing culture that supports the outstanding work of our faculty and students. In deciding whether to apply for a staff position at Berkeley, candidates are strongly encouraged to consider the alignment of the Berkeley Workplace Culture with their potential for success at http://jobs.berkeley.edu/why-berkeley.html.

Application Review Date

The First Review Date for this job is: 08/07/2015

Departmental Overview

The Vice Chancellor for Equity & Inclusion (VCEI), reporting directly to the Chancellor, serves a far-reaching leadership role as the Chancellor's senior executive responsible for providing a holistic and integrated vision on all major equity and inclusion efforts at Berkeley.  The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Equity & Inclusion supports and is supported by many programs, including the Staff Diversity Initiatives Department.  The Director of the Staff Diversity Initiatives (SDI) reports directly to the Vice Chancellor, and is responsible for engaging staff and management to ensure staff diversity throughout the campus, foster an inclusive work environment with a welcoming climate, and link efforts to the public mission of the university.  SDI initiatives include Staff Training and Development, Staff Organizations, Staff Climate consulting and services. 

Reporting directly to the SDI Director, the SDI Training Manager supports the expansion of the Multicultural Education Program (MEP) and manages all aspects of MEP and other staff diversity training programs. This work includes training program operations – workshop scheduling, assessment and evaluation; communications – website, publicity and reporting; and facilitating workshops and other learning experiences and events as requested by the campus climate initiative. The SDI Training Manager also consults with campus departments to determine training needs.


Project Management: 

• Coordinates day-to-day operational aspects of project and scope. Identifies resources needed. Ensures project documents are complete, current, and stored appropriately. Creates and executes project work plans and revises as appropriate to meet changing needs and requirements. Develops training schedules, oversees logics and planning. Tracks the facilitator certification process and the workshop completion certificate program. Assists with project operations and budget management by ensuring project timelines are met; completes timely and accurate invoicing; and monitors spending for project. 

Training and Consulting: 

• Respond to requests for custom workshops and requests for collaboration and consulting with other campus units.  Responds to training and consulting requests from outside organizations, and prepares business contracts as part of SDI revenue generation processes. Coordinates the MEP certification process for MEP Facilitators.  Facilitates MEP Workshops, presents. and , and the SDI segment of the New Employee Orientation, and delivers other SDI training as required.  Designs and conducts more complex training programs to address issues of diverse scope that are aligned with campus strategies. Coordinates, and delivers trainings/workshops to existing groups, departments, organizations, and teams upon referral, request, or mandate. Consults with the Director on the design of custom workshops. Applies professional training and development skills to resolve and address a wide range of training issues and needs assessments. Exercises judgment and identifies opportunities for improvement and makes constructive suggestions for change to determine appropriate actions.

Data assessment and evaluation: 

• Gathers and analyzes training resource data, prioritizes work assignments, and develops training program recommendations, demonstrating organization and problem-solving skills. Systematically evaluates effectiveness of trainings/workshops, materials, etc., and provides input on program revisions as needed. Monitors training results through participant progress, and develops and maintains records of training attendance to determine program effectiveness. 


• Remains on the forefront of emerging theories and best practices as they relate to the field of multicultural education through journals and publications, online resources, communication with colleagues locally and nationally, and professional associations. May consult with curriculum developers to determine methods for delivery of course content and effective use of technology.

Event Support: 

• Provide support for SDI and campus climate initiatives events, as needed.

Required Qualifications

Knowledge and Skills: 

• Proven skills in project management and implementation.

• Proven skills in delivering training programs.

• Demonstrated knowledge and experience in diversity and multicultural training methods and trends.

• Thorough knowledge and skills with relevant business software systems and presentation software, i.e., Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and survey tools, e.g., Survey Monkey, Google Forms and Survey Gizmo.

• Working knowledge of conducting needs assessment and ability to synthesize and present assessment data.

• Strong analytical skills to understand how campus climate needs can be addressed through the design and delivery of diversity training and education programs.

• Proven ability to exercise a high level of good judgment, tact, diplomacy, discretion, and when required.

• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, with diverse levels and groups, including students, staff, faculty, and administrators. 

• Excellent ability to complete work in a fast-paced environment, meeting multiple and competing deadlines and priorities. 

• Knowledge of, and experience in, the organizational environment of higher education and large research universities to understand client priorities, issues, motivations and constraints.

• Demonstrated experience in and knowledge of issues and policies pertaining to equity and inclusion, educational access and opportunity, and/or workplace diversity.

• Proven experience in conflict management.



• Bachelor’s degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training

• Minimum 5 years’ experience with diversity training and education with adults and college students

• Minimum 5 years of project management experience.

• Advanced degree preferred

Licenses or certifications:

• Preferred: Project Management

• Preferred: Teaching Credential or Training Program Delivery/Facilitation

Salary & Benefits

Salary Range: $65,900 - $70,300 annually

For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit: 


How to Apply

Apply at http://jobs.berkeley.edu/ and reference job ID #20263

Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.  For more information contact Campus Shared Services Recruiter, James Kao at (510)664-9720,j.kao@berkeley.edu.

Other Information

This is a one-year contract position between 80–100% time with the possibility of extension depending on funding.

Criminal Background Check

This position has been designated as sensitive and may require a Criminal Background Check. We reserve the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of a Criminal Background Check.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. For more information about your rights as an applicant see: http://www.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/poster_screen_reader_optimized.pdf

For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:


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