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Training & Education Specialist - Office of Equal Opportunity
Tufts University

Date Posted May 12, 2023
Title Training & Education Specialist - Office of Equal Opportunity
University Tufts University
Medford, MA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Educational Services


The Office of Equal Opportunity (OEO) responds to discrimination and harassment complaints, allegations of sexual misconduct and requests for accommodation from students, faculty, staff, community members, visitors and patients in order to affirm Tufts’ commitment to equal opportunity, Title VI, Title VII, Title IX, and Accommodations protocols and ensure equal opportunities for all members of our community.

What You'll Do

The Training & Education Specialist is responsible for designing, developing, and coordinating both mandatory and on request prevention/education training and learning experiences for students, faculty and staff. This position is also responsible for developing communication strategies, messaging and materials related to OEO education efforts throughout the university. Taking direction from the Executive Director, this position will ensure the timely and accurate design, development and implementation of trainings and related materials. This position is also responsible for monitoring training implementation and assessing and reporting on outcomes to Executive Director, OEO staff and stakeholders. This position will work closely with the Executive Director, OEO, Deans Offices, Office of Institutional Research and University Relations teams. Key responsibilities of this position include: transform instructional materials from face-to-face format to eLearning format; revise existing content (print & digital) to increase engagement and effectiveness; consult with Subject Matter Experts and others to identify content needs; conduct research on new training topics; develop learning objectives and align content, activities and assessments to those objectives; procure and/or create media to support learning (visual aids, infographics, video); develop assessment tools to gather data on training outcomes; write training evaluation reports for Executive Director; consult with Tufts Office of Institutional Research (OIR) to develop the 2023 Tufts Attitudes on Sexual Conduct Survey (TASCS) or a similar survey; develop communication strategies and targeted messaging for the wider Tufts community on sexual misconduct, discrimination and/or harassment prevention; participate in discussions and communication with internal and external stakeholders as needed.

What We're Looking For

Basic Requirements: 

Knowledge and experience typically acquired by:


• A Master’s degree in education, curriculum, instruction or related field (i.e. adult learning theory, public health) and 5 - 7 years of experience in higher education or a similar environment.
• Proficiency with Microsoft Office
• Prior teaching and/or curriculum or instructional design experience in higher education, public health, or other related field.


Preferred Qualifications:


• Knowledge of e-learning strategies and best practices for student and adult learners
• Exceptional verbal and written communication skills
• Demonstrated knowledge of federal and state equal opportunity and non-discrimination laws and regulations including Title IX, Title VII, ADA / Sec. 504, Violence Against Women Act and other applicable laws and regulations as required
• Extensive project coordination and implementation skills
• Ability to work across departments and with stakeholders
• Experience in higher education, and/or other complex organizations, state, or local government
• Strong editorial skills and attention to detail
• Experience with MS Office applications, specifically Excel, Publisher and PowerPoint
• Ability to work independently and to take initiative
• Strong interpersonal skills, in-depth understanding of diverse groups and the ability to interact with these groups comfortably
• Ability to handle confidential information with sensitivity and discretion
• Strong interest in promoting equality and diversity
• Experience with video editing software and image design software preferred
• Familiarity with e-learning platforms and building content on learning management systems preferred
• Strategizes outreach and promotes the OEO’s offerings to the Tufts community
• Knowledge of instructional design theory

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