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Education and Engagement Specialist

Posted: 09/08/2023

Position Summary

The Office of Institutional Equity (OIE) has been established to build infrastructure to support a diverse and inclusive community. As such, it is responsible for upholding WashU’s commitment to the fair and equitable treatment of all employees of the university community.

The Education and Engagement (EandE) team is charged with providing staff and faculty with innovative education, engagement, and connection opportunities designed to support an environment where all can thrive. Members of the EandE team must be creative, flexible, strategic and strong communicators who can work well with people from all backgrounds as well as departments of different sizes, positioning, and focuses across the institution. Thinking and planning at a systems level, multi-tasking, building relationships and representing EandE throughout the institution are daily expectations. Ideal candidates have experience navigating complex organizations, identifying patterns and opportunities for evolution, and are comfortable embracing non-closure.

The Education and Engagement Specialist is a primary facilitator and an operational partner supporting EandE’s portfolio of programming for faculty, staff, and campus partners. The Education and Engagement Specialist will support the management and delivery of EandE’s overall strategy through program delivery.



Job Description

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

  • Serve as a primary facilitator for the Education and Engagement core program, Engage EDI. Facilitate in-person and online (Zoom or other platforms) EandE sessions to staff and faculty.
  • Facilitate EandE core programming(multiple facilitations per week).
  • Navigate and facilitate in-class dialogue regarding sensitive topics with a Learner-Centered approach.
  • Support the organization of the delivery process – maintain/update slide-decks, pre-class materials, participant communication, in-class feedback, etc.
  • Evaluate in-class dynamics and feedback for improved participant learning outcomes (achieve learning objectives).
  • Support learning infrastructure processes
  • Support facilitation, production schedule, and resource development with EandE team and various campus partners.
  • Work collaboratively to develop and maintain feedback mechanisms.
  • Contribute to the maintenance of instructional learning resource materials and activities that support dynamic learning in and around live sessions (self-guided learning, pre- and post-session learning).
  • Work collaboratively to develop and maintain instructional learning resource materials (handouts, participants and facilitators’ guides, visual aids, etc.) and activities that supports dynamic learning in EandE classes as well as post session resources for self-guided learning.
  • Coordinate with Education and Engagement.
  • Input, direction and strategy on how specific focus area supports overall EandE goals.
  • Coordinate, collaborate and align with other EandE activities and focus areas.
  • Regular department meetings.
  • Occasional coordination with Subject Matter Experts.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


Applicant Special Instructions

  • Please submit cover letter and resume with your application (You may combine your cover letter and resume to one document or as two separate attachments within your candidate portal)
  • In your cover letter, please address why this position is of interest, your understanding of the mechanics of working toward equity, diversity, and inclusion goals in an organization; and specific experience that matches job duties and skill sets mentioned in the job description
  • Applications without cover letters will not be reviewed 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Five or more years of experience providing dynamic group facilitation or training curriculum to adult learners in the areas of organizational culture and climate and/or belonging. Experience in curriculum development and digital delivery platforms.
  • High proficiency/ability in active and dynamic facilitation, training delivery, and evaluation/feedback.
  • Strong active facilitation skills and ability to develop and navigate dynamic learning spaces.
  • Complex reasoning and critical thinking abilities.
  • Ability to communicate complex ideas clearly and to navigate difficult conversations regarding equity and inclusion within an institutional or organizational setting.
  • Advanced knowledge and detailed understanding of training theories, methodologies, and techniques (i.e. adult learning theory.)
  • Interpersonal skills, sensitivity to and ability to navigate group and organizational dynamics.
  • Comfort and skill working interchangeably and equitably with leaders from all levels of an organization.
  • Well-honed coaching, mentoring, and leadership skills.
  • Advanced verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Highly organized and detail-oriented.
  • Knowledge of learning management systems (Cornerstone, WorkDay), learner and class delivery modes and tools (Zoom, Box, google Jamboards, etc.).
  • Working knowledge of general office equipment, computers, calculator; proficient in MS Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint; strong working knowledge of digital communication platforms.



Required Qualifications


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience.
  • Three years of experience providing dynamic group facilitation or training curriculum for adult learners in the areas of organizational culture and climate and belonging.







Salary Range

Base pay is commensurate with experience.



The salary range reflects base salaries paid for positions in a given job grade across the University. Individual rates within the range will be determined by factors including one's qualifications and performance, equity with others in the department, market rates for positions within the same grade and department budget.




If you are unable to use our online application system and would like an accommodation, please email or call the dedicated accommodation inquiry number at 314-935-1149 and leave a voicemail with the nature of your request.



Pre-Employment Screening

All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. The screenings will include criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, an employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.

Benefits Statement


  • Up to 22 days of vacation, 10 recognized holidays, and sick time.

  • Competitive health insurance packages with priority appointments and lower copays/coinsurance.

  • Want to Live Near Your Work and/or improve your commute? Take advantage of our free Metro transit U-Pass for eligible employees. We also offer a forgivable home loan of up to $12,500 for closing costs and a down payment for homes in eligible neighborhoods.

  • WashU provides eligible employees with a defined contribution (403(b)) Retirement Savings Plan, which combines employee contributions and university contributions starting at 7%.



  • Wellness challenges, annual health screenings, mental health resources, mindfulness programs and courses, employee assistance program (EAP), financial resources, access to dietitians, and more!



  • We offer 4 weeks of caregiver leave to bond with your new child. Family care resources are also available for your continued childcare needs. Need adult care? We’ve got you covered.

  • WashU covers the cost of tuition for you and your family, including dependent undergraduate-level college tuition up to 100% at WashU and 40% elsewhere after seven years with us.


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EEO/AA Statement

Washington University in St. Louis is committed to the principles and practices of equal employment opportunity and especially encourages applications by those from underrepresented groups. It is the University’s policy to provide equal opportunity and access to persons in all job titles without regard to race, ethnicity, color, national origin, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, protected veteran status, or genetic information.


Diversity Statement

Washington University is dedicated to building a diverse community of individuals who are committed to contributing to an inclusive environment – fostering respect for all and welcoming individuals from diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives. Individuals with a commitment to these values are encouraged to apply.

The salary range is $57,300-$77,500.

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