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The Director, Diversity & Inclusion Programs is responsible for managing resources and coordinating activities of the Chief Diversity Officer’s office, including the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and the Office of Diversity, Inclusion, Community and Equity (DICE). This is an inaugural position and the Director will assist the Chief Diversity Officer build the strategies around diversity, equity, and inclusion for the Yale School of Medicine. The Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion is currently growing and this Director will initially manage a staff of four with anticipation of growth.
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1. Work proactively, strategically and collaboratively with key stakeholders (e.g. Chief Diversity Officer, Student Affinity Groups, Faculty Affinity Groups (SWIM and MORE), Office for Graduate Student Development & Diversity, Office of Diversity and Inclusion, BBS Minority Affairs directors, Yale Ciencia program, YCCI etc.).
2. Engage in promotional activities for the medical school and BBS graduate programs, such as attending national recruiting conferences (e.g. ABRCMS, SACNAS, SNMA).
3. Assist in communicating to the BBS Executive Committee on the status of programs in development, areas identified to need improvement and other forward looking initiatives.
4. Proactively engage with students and faculty to evaluate trends and identify areas for improvement through various avenues (focus groups, surveys, etc.) to continually improve programming and services.
5. As the lead, work closely with the Chief Diversity Office, BBS Faculty leadership, Faculty Affinity group leadership (SWIM, MORE) and office staff to design evaluation tools of all programs and initiatives.
6. Develop metrics for all programs and initiatives.
7. Collect and analyze data on the effectiveness of recruitment, retention and support programs; identify issues and make adjustments or recommend changes as appropriate.
8. As the lead, work closely with the Chief Diversity Officer, BBS faculty leadership and Faculty Affinity Group leadership (SWIM, MORE) to develop program outcome reports.
9. Identify funding opportunities; apply for grant support or other funding as appropriate to develop and support programs and services to enhance diversity and inclusion.
10. Assist faculty in grant preparation by providing data and information about diversity and inclusion, outcome measures and other diversity-related metrics needed for their grant applications.
11. Supervise the staff and manage the resources and activities of the Chief Diversity Office.
12. Work with Chief Diversity Officer to develop and maintain an advisory committee on diversity and inclusion.
13. Provide back up support for Chief Diversity Officer (e.g. attend meetings on behalf of CDO where necessary).
14. Arrange external speakers and all related activities for workshops.
15. Work with the Chief Diversity Officer, SWIM and MORE on faculty development/training initiatives.
16. Work with the Chief Diversity Officer to develop strategic partnerships with minority serving institutions.
17. Develop self-initiated projects and initiatives, in collaboration with Chief Diversity Officer and faculty.
Required Education and Experience
Master’s Degree in Business or Science and six years of related experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Required Skill/Ability 1:
Demonstrated experience in building and advancing institutional diversity and inclusion initiatives for students and/or faculty. Experience working with diverse communities and/or pipeline programs.
Required Skill/Ability 2:
Excellent verbal and written communication skills including the ability to work collaboratively with various constituencies in a university setting.
Required Skill/Ability 3:
Strong organizational skills, flexible work style and the ability to manage multiple challenging projects simultaneously in a fast-paced work environment.
Required Skill/Ability 4:
Effective internal and external networking skills with the ability to build and sustain key relationships. Demonstrated analytical and research skills, in addition to project management experience.
Required Skill/Ability 5:
Experience evaluating programs; must be able to travel to National recruitment events and conferences and must be able to flex time and intermittently work nights and weekends.
Preferred Education, Experience and Skills:
PhD preferred. Experience managing staff.
Weekend Hours Required?
Evening Hours Required?
Background Check Requirements
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