JEDI (Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion) Specialist - (23001551)


Grade: T25. This is a hybrid position. This position is grant funded. Learn more about the "T" salary structure.

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Job Summary

The position is at the Institute on Disabilities at Temple University — Pennsylvania's University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Education, Research, and Service (UCEDD).

The Institute on Disabilities has a long history of applying a social justice lens to its projects and programs. In response to the growing inequity in health and well-being of people with disabilities, particularly those living at the intersection of other marginalized identities, the Institute on Disabilities is recruiting a Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) Specialist to deepen our commitment to social equity and inclusion.

Reporting to the Director of Research and Evaluation at the Institute on Disabilities, the Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Specialist will be responsible for developing and implementing a JEDI plan for the Institute on Disabilities and all of its projects.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Education and Experience

  • Bachelor's degree and at least 3 years of relevant experience with justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion and/or lived experience of disability and/or other marginalized identity.  
  • Experience building authentic relationships and working with diverse, underrepresented, marginalized populations 
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

Required Skills and Abilities

  • Acquired knowledge of the field of disabilities, especially federal, state and local policies and services concerning people with disabilities
  • Design and facilitate effective virtual and in-person trainings for diverse groups, staff, external partners, and conferences
  • Develop educational and training resources to advance JEDI within the disability research and service sectors
  • Develop an organizational JEDI evaluation instrument and conduct regular evaluation
  • Work collaboratively as part of a team and with other agencies
  • Stay informed of leading and current evidence-based practices
  • Solutions-oriented and data-driven, able to assist in the creation of measurable goals and outcomes and tracks JEDI progress to goals
  • Passion for achieving justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion in the disability sphere. An understanding of key concepts and issues in justice, equity, diversity and inclusion, such as anti-racism, anti-ableism, health equity, queer theory, crip theory, privilege, protected classes, micro aggressions, cultural competence, trauma-informed practices, etc.


  • Fluency in English and another language or communication method preferred (e.g. Spanish, Vietnamese, Mandarin, ASL, AAC).

This position is assigned a hybrid work arrangement (on-campus and remote); the duration of this hybrid work arrangement is at the discretion of Temple University and the Department.


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Primary Location: Pennsylvania-Philadelphia-Main Campus-Ritter Annex
Job: Staff
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Employee Status: Regular