Careers & Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in ensuring that Syracuse University is a place that is welcome and inclusive to all.  Please find our current career opportunities below:

Director, Learning and Development 

The Director of DEIA Learning and Development plays a critical role in advancing diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility (DEIA) on campus. Reporting to the Assistant Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion, the Director provides visionary leadership, collaborative decision-making, and thoughtful oversight of short and long-term professional development opportunities through the Office of Diversity and Inclusion. This includes coordination of the biennial DEIA Symposium and follow-up activities, new micro-credential, and new train-the-trainers program. The Director also provides direction on the Office of Diversity and Inclusion’s Core Four curriculum, learning materials/resources, and timely discussions and workshops. The Director supervisors the DEIA Learning and Development Specialist and works closely with other directors in ODI. These efforts help achieve the critical priorities and goals outlined in the DEIA Strategic Plan and Academic Strategic Plan.

Job responsibilities for this role include:

  • Use theoretical frameworks and evidence-based strategies to develop, deliver, coordinate, and evaluate office-sponsored professional development programs.
  • Create and manage innovate programs and sustained learning experiences that build institutional capacity and transform campus culture such as the micro-credential/badge, engaged departments project, workshops and discussions on current issues, and train-the-trainers program.
  • Develop and measure impact of learning outcomes. Supervise the DEIA Learning and Development Specialist.
  • Submit formative and summative reports to the Assistant Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion regarding program goals and impact.
  • Convene and oversee interdisciplinary planning committee for the DEIA Symposium.
  • Manage all components of the event including assessment, publicity, speaker selection, program reviews, logistics, and evaluation.
  • Provide consultation and guidance to committees, departments, working groups, and councils regarding DEIA learning and development.
  • Collaborate with academic and administrative units, including but not limited to: Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence; College of Professional Studies; Community Standards; Equal Opportunity, Inclusion, and Resolution Services; Faculty Affairs; Human Resources; Intercultural Collective; and School of Education.
  • Special projects, ad hoc working groups, and other duties as assigned.

Additional details are available and applications are currently being accepted.  

Office of Diversity and Inclusion Administrative Fellowships

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion Administrative Fellowship promotes leadership and professional development of current Syracuse University employees who are mid-level staff. The Office of Diversity and Inclusion Administrative Fellows receive funding to engage in a program or research project the term of which can be two years to advance the priorities outlined in the Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (DEIA) strategic plan. The administrative fellows maintain their current roles while dedicating a specified number of hours to their fellowship work.

Administrative Fellowship Benefits:

  • Formal designation as an Office of Diversity and Inclusion Administrative Fellow
  • Professional development funds up to $1,500 each year to attend the National Conference on Race and Ethnicity (NCORE) or other professional development opportunities focused on DEIA.
  • Program funds up to $5,000 each year for approved projects and initiatives
  • A stipend of $10,000 each year
  • Mentorship from the Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion and other senior leaders
  • Opportunities to participate in ODI retreats, meetings, and professional development.
  • Opportunities to participate in DEIA committees and working groups.
  • Opportunities to participate in community engagement events.

Submit your interest by June 3, 2024 . All applicants’ supervisors will be issued a request from the Office of Diversity and Inclusion to complete a letter of recommendation in support of the applicant’s submission.