Equity Labs Facilitator

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Work type: Adjunct Faculty, Staff Part-Time
Location: Denver, CO
Categories: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Faculty

Position Summary

Equity Labs at the Graduate School of Social Work seeks talented facilitator-collaborators with deep experience in diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice (DEIJ) to join our team. The central role of this position is to facilitate Equity Labs workshops and be responsible for the following additional duties.

Equity Labs is a diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice consulting and upskilling program located within the Graduate School of Social Work that catalyzes meaningful workplace change through practice and application. Equity Labs supports organizations, individuals, and teams who want to make their workplaces equitable for all employees and clients. Our main offering is a series of workshop packages - participation in the workshops includes immersive activities and expertly facilitated conversations to shift participants’ perspectives. Pre-work and follow-up engagement provide additional opportunities to practice, reflect, and deepen learnings among colleagues.

Equity Labs engages participants at four organizational levels: intrapersonal, interpersonal, epistemic, and institutional. In the workshops we build awareness of how systemic inequities create unwelcoming workplaces, we provide tools and strategies participants can use to shift these dynamics, we create a space in which to practice and apply these learnings, and we tap into individual creativity to imagine what’s possible.

Essential Functions

Equity Labs Workshops

  • Facilitate and deliver synchronous workshops as designed by Equity Labs – workshops may be in-person, hybrid, or virtual during day-time business hours (occasionally adjusted for clients’ location and time zones)
  • Meet and consult with co-facilitator to plan for, facilitate, and debrief workshops
  • Use, monitor and participate through official Equity Labs email and other communications channels
  • Communicate Equity Labs values, objectives, and expectations to participants; observe participant engagement during Equity Labs; answer participants’ questions related to Equity Labs content and application
  • Engage in ongoing curriculum evaluation and development for Equity Labs by sharing your experiences, insights, observations, and recommendations with the Equity Labs staff
  • Respond in a timely manner to Equity Labs staff inquiries
  • Ability to travel to and from workshops (if in the Denver Metro area; if outside the Denver Metro area, Equity Labs will cover the cost of travel)
  • Facilitators should have access to reliable technology for running virtual/hybrid workshops including a computer and, if needed, headphones, and webcam

Original Content Creation and Participation

  • Contribute original content such as long-form essays, blog posts, thought pieces etc., and mini-workshops on specific content
  • Participate in fundraising and client relations events as time permits

Community Building

  • Participate in annual training and orientation
  • Participate in EQL Community building activities throughout the year

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Have availability throughout the year to facilitate Equity Labs. Facilitation opportunities are based on our programmatic needs. The Equity Labs staff will contact you when there is a facilitation opportunity.
  • Ability to read curriculum, adapt as needed before, during, and after instruction
  • Commitment to ongoing communication with Equity Labs team by phone, email, and video
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications including but not limited to Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Teams

Required Qualifications

  • 3+ years of experience facilitating large and small groups
  • Background and immersion in DEI work with for-profit, non-profit, governmental and education organizations and with leaders at various levels
  • Experience in change management, processes of change, and/or understanding how and why people change
  • Experience meeting individuals where they are on their personal and professional journey
  • Lived experience in enacting equity and inclusion in your own life and the ability to share and invite others into that journey
  • Experience facilitating online meetings
  • Experience using video call platforms like Zoom or Microsoft Teams

Work Schedule

Facilitator time commitment per workshop engagement is approximately 6 hours including preparation time, delivery of Equity Labs workshops, and post workshop debrief. Equity Labs workshops are scheduled in 2-hour synchronous sessions scheduled between 2 to 4 weeks apart depending on the needs of participants and facilitator schedules. 

Other engagements with Equity Labs will include shorter time commitments made clear at the time of a particular need.

Application Deadline

For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00 p.m. (MST) June 15, 2023.

Special Instructions
Candidates must apply online through jobs.du.edu to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.

Course Rate

  • $468.75 per workshop flat rate
  • Hourly rate of $125 for client facing consultation
  • Hourly rate of $150 for original content creation (maximum of 2 hours)
  • Hourly rate of $150 for mini-workshop facilitation

The University of Denver has provided a compensation range that represents its good faith estimate of what the University may pay for the position at the time of posting. The University may ultimately pay more or less than the posted compensation range. The salary offered to the selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information, but not based on a candidate’s sex or any other protected status.

The University of Denver offers some benefits for non-benefited employees. The University of Denver is a private institution that empowers students who want to make a difference. Learn more about the University of Denver.

Please include the following documents with your application:
1. Curriculum Vitae
2. Cover Letter

The University of Denver is an equal opportunity employer. The University of Denver prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, age (40 years and over in the employment context), religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, marital status, veterans status, and any other class of individuals protected from discrimination under federal, state, or local law, regulation, or ordinance in any of the university's educational programs and activities, and in the employment (including application for employment) and admissions (including application for admission) context, as required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended in 2008; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; the Age Discrimination Act of 1975; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967; and any other federal, state, and local laws, regulations, or ordinances that prohibit discrimination, harassment, and/or retaliation. For the university's complete Non-Discrimination Statement, please see non‑discrimination‑statement.

All offers of employment are contingent upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.

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