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Associate Dean, Inclusive Teaching and Learning (Instructional Design) (Virtual)

Job ID 51244BR Date posted 02/12/2021 Institution Walden University City Virtual
In partnership with Academic Leadership, the Associate Dean of Inclusive Teaching and Learning Environments will help facilitate change and build the capacity of faculty and staff to provide effective and inclusive learning opportunities for all students. Inclusive excellence for our learners means expanding opportunities for expressions of individuality and creating environments where students who are traditionally in the majority have the opportunity to be more skilled and informed because of the insights gained from diverse perspectives.

The Associate Dean’s goal is to facilitate University-wide faculty collaboration and professional learning to increase Walden’s capacity to implement pedagogical, andragogical and heutagogical strategies that promote student engagement and create positive and supportive learning environments for all.

Strategy Development, Implementation and Monitoring
•Partner closely with academic and HR leadership to develop long-term and short-term operational and strategic plans to support the learning needs of all students, plans which are tightly aligned with the university’s strategic plans and include benchmarks, assessments, follow-up, and modeled accountability.
•Engage in assessment of the university teaching and learning climate as it relates to diversity, equity, and inclusion. This includes the development of metrics, such as the Equity Scorecard model, by which to gauge success in areas of inclusive teaching and learning environments.
•Collaborate with academic leadership and the Product Strategy, Innovation and Design team and other appropriate departments to support the intentional integration of culturally relevant pedagogical, andragogical and heutagogical practices into the college curricula and programs.

Faculty, Staff and Leadership Development and Retention
•Develop recommended learning paths and content for faculty, academic staff and leaders at all levels.
•Coordinate the development, dissemination and continual improvement of best practices to support leaders’ and faculty’s ability to create and sustain inclusive teaching and learning environments; coordinate the provision of reference texts, resources and professional journals for faculty.
•Provide staff and faculty with professional learning opportunities including coaching, lesson demonstrations, reflective practice and the sharing of contemporary pedagogical practice to develop their capacity and confidence in the development of strategies to meet diverse learning needs.
•Create and manage appropriate metrics to measure, analyze, and report progress pertaining to faculty development activities and diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives.
•Advise academic leadership in methods to build leadership pipelines for critical roles across Walden through the design and implementation of new strategies to accelerate the development (readiness and fitness) of high potential talent from traditionally marginalized groups.

Internal and External Thought Leadership
•Keep self and academic leadership up to date with current educational issues relevant to diverse learning needs, through networking, and membership with professional associations
•Partner with the offices of institutional effectiveness and institutional research to integrate disaggregated data and an equity mindset into all internal research, planning implementation and assessment processes, including annual campus climate surveys, and development and tracking of success indicators;
•Coordinate and align the work of academic equity committees, programs and initiatives
•Develop programs which encourage relevant, courageous and respectful campus dialogue and foster awareness and appreciation of the value of diversity and inclusion, and empowers individuals to take action in their respective roles.

•MA/MS/MBA or higher degree in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, HR, Business, I/O Psychology, or another related field required; doctoral degree highly preferred
•At least10 years of related experience and 3-5 years of management experience required; faculty experience highly preferred
•Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Change Management, or Project Management Certifications preferred
•Seasoned experience designing, implementing, and evaluating Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion programs
•Strong ability to adapt to changing business activities and departmental initiatives
•Ability to think critically; strong analytical skills, problem-solving abilities, and attention to detail.
•Able to synthesize and analyze data to inform appropriate solutions
•Demonstrated commitment to the goals of diversity, equity, and inclusion.
•Excellent track record of dialogue around social change.
•Strong organizational and leadership skills.
•Excellent written and oral communication skills. Working knowledge of principles involved in cultural relativism and cross-cultural communication.
•Must have working knowledge of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, the 1991 Civil Rights Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Affirmative Action, Equal Employment Opportunity, and other applicable laws.
•Knowledge of training, conflict resolution and cross-cultural communication.
•Ability to use Excel spreadsheets and other data management systems proficiently
•Ability to create presentations using PowerPoint and other similar programs.
Equal Employment Opportunity

Our goal is to have a diverse workforce that is representative of our students and our communities. Laureate is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring based upon merit. Individuals will be considered for positions for which they meet the minimum qualifications and are able to perform with or without reasonable accommodations. We do not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, religion, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law. Pursuant to Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Walden University is required not to discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational program or activities, and does not do so. This prohibition extends to admissions and employment. For more information on Walden University’s Title IX policy, including the application of Title IX, please click here.

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