Equity Labs Facilitator, Graduate School of Social Work
University of Denver

Denver, Colorado

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Equity Labs at the Graduate School of Social Work seeks talented facilitator-collaborators with deep experience in diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) to join our team. This position will facilitate Equity Labs and be responsible for the following duties.

Information on Equity Labs

Equity Labs is a diversity, equity, and inclusion program that catalyzes meaningful workplace change through practice and application. Equity Labs support organizations, individuals, and teams who want to make their workplaces equitable for all employees and stakeholders. Participation in the Labs 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 in three pillars, 1) Deepening Human Connection to explore diverse perspectives, 2) Embracing Difficult Conversations to build capacity, 3) Imagining an Equitable World to set the practice in motion. In the Labs, we build awareness of the myriad ways systemic inequities create unwelcoming workplaces; we provide tools and strategies participants can put to use to shift these dynamics; we create a space in which to practice and apply these learnings; we tap into individual creativity to imagine what's possible, what could be in place of what is. Equity Labs also offers 30, 60, and 90-day check-ins to participants to support the application of the learning from the Labs. For more information: https://www.equityis.org/equity-labs


  • Facilitate and deliver Equity Labs as established by the Graduate School of Social Work, to organizations, individuals and teams who are seeking to make their workplaces equitable.
  • Be available to facilitate Equity Labs virtually and in-person (when public health guidelines allow) during day-time business hours.
  • Collaborate with other Equity Labs facilitators and the Equity Labs staff on diversity, equity, and inclusion best practices, and Equity Labs program development.
  • Meet, and consult with your Equity Labs co-facilitator to plan and rehearse for each of the Equity Labs sessions prior to their delivery to participants.
  • 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 to the Equity Labs staff.
  • 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.
  • Respond in a timely manner to Equity Labs staff inquiries.
  • Bring your best, most open and empathetic self to each engagement.

Time Commitment

Facilitator time commitment per engagement is approximately 15 hours, including preparation time and delivery of Equity Labs. Equity Labs sessions are scheduled in four sessions over the course of two weeks, depending on the needs of participants and facilitator schedules. The Welcome & Orientation session is one hour and each Equity Labs pillar is two hours. Note, the format and scheduling of the Equity Labs is subject to change.

Required Qualifications
  • 2+ years of experience facilitating large and small groups.
  • Background and immersion in DEI work with organizations/corporations and with leaders at various levels.
  • Experience in change management, processes of change, and/or understanding how and why people change.
  • Knowledge of adult learning theories and strategies.
  • 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.

Course Rate
  • $1,125 flat rate for less than 5 years of DEI facilitation experience
  • $1,875 flat rate for more than 5 years of DEI facilitation experience

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, available market information, and course enrollment, 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. Resume or CV
  2. Cover letter

The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of age, race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, military/ veteran status or any other status protected by law.

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

Advertised: March 26, 2021
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