Education Specialist

Education Specialist

Position Overview:
Reporting to the Manager of Prevention Education at the Institute Discrimination and Harassment Response Office (“IDHR”), the Education Specialist will provide training, education, and outreach on topics related to discrimination and discriminatory harassment.

The Education Specialist will be responsible for creating and implementing ongoing education in academic departments and creating and implementing initiatives to support undergraduate students and graduate students. The position will assist with data evaluation and related projects as assigned.

Principal Duties & Responsibilities (Essential Functions):

Department-Based Education:

  • Develop and facilitate departmental trainings and awareness programming in academic settings for students, postdocs, staff, and faculty that aim to reduce incidents of discrimination and discriminatory harassment, increase bystander intervention, enhance trauma-informed responses to incidents, and promote on-campus resources;
  • Build and maintain partnership with academic departments to coordinate logistics and tailor content for implementation;
  • Maintain records for all training programs including dates, materials, attendees, evaluations, etc.; and
  • Work with the Manager of Prevention Education and Outreach to regularly assess effectiveness of training programs and make necessary revisions and enhancements.

Student Focused Education:

  • Coordinate with appropriate campus partners to implement and track completion of online training modules including pre-matriculation and ongoing boosters;
  • Deliver intersectional and socio-culturally relevant prevention and intervention programs that serve diverse student populations;
  • Ensure IDHR materials, resources, and MIT policies are embedded within and available at student orientation programs;
  • Collaborate and support educational efforts with campus partners, including the Office of Multicultural Programs, Violence Prevention & Response, LGBTQ+ Services, Office of Graduate Education as well as student organizations including Undergraduate Association and Graduate Student Council;
  • Chair the IDHR student advisory committee; and
  • Recruit and engage student volunteers to provide feedback to IDHR and connect with Institute initiatives.

Data Evaluation & Assessment:

  • Collect and maintain data and collaborate with Manager of Prevention Education and Outreach to develop user-friendly reports and presentations, for a range of stakeholders, including both internal and external audiences;
  • Design and test survey instruments for training evaluations; and
  • Enter data collected from training evaluations and synthesize information in support of outcomes measurement, program evaluation, research, and quality improvement projects.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Create new and edit existing IDHR office education and outreach materials (such as presentations, brochures, posters, web content, social media content, etc.) in collaboration with the Manager of Prevention Education and Outreach to ensure that all materials are fresh, engaging, complement training efforts and are up-to-date with applicable law, policy, and best practices;
  • Assist in the development of reports, on a scheduled basis, for internal and external audiences regarding prevention education initiatives;
  • Assist in the development and maintenance of collaborative partnerships with a number of campus partners including those in the Division of Student Life;
  • Participate in task forces and committees as assigned; and
  • Perform other duties, as needed.

Supervision Received:

Supervision is received from the Manager of Prevention Education and Outreach in the Institute Discrimination & Harassment Response Office

Supervision Exercised:

Possibly supervise student interns. Administrative support is shared with entire office.

Qualifications & Skills:
Minimum Required Education & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree [Master’s degree preferred] in related field including education, social work, student affairs, or public health;
  • Three years of experience in higher education or closely related setting with demonstrated knowledge of discrimination and/or gender-based violence training and education;
  • Demonstrated commitment to serving underrepresented and underserved populations with cultural competence and sensitivity;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and an ability to cultivate relationships in MIT’s diverse community of students, postdocs, faculty, and staff;
  • Excellent writing, facilitation, and presentation skills;
  • Able to take initiative to plan, develop, organize, and follow through on projects and plans while working in a high pressure, dynamic environment;
  • Demonstrated advanced computer proficiency including Microsoft Office Suite; and
  • Ability to work some evenings and weekends.

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