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Senior Director Diversity amp Inclusion Programs

Company name
Yale University .

New Haven, CT, United States

Employment Type

Executive, Manager, Diversity

Posted on
Mar 01,2019

Valid Through
Jun 14,2019


Position Focus:

The Director, Diversity & Inclusion Programs is responsible for managing the strategic deployment of resources and coordinating activities of the Chief Diversity Officer’s (CDO’s) office, including the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) and the Office of Diversity, Inclusion, Community and Equity (DICE). The Director will lead the efforts of the office to develop initiatives and strategies around diversity, equity, and inclusion for the Yale School of Medicine’s Biological and Biomedical Sciences (BBS) Program. The Director will recruit and present at national conferences and major professional association meetings (e.g., ABRCMS, SACNAS, etc.). The Director will initially manage a staff of four with the anticipation of future growth. Ability to travel to National recruitment events and conferences (minimum of four (4) trips per year) and ability to flex time and intermittently work nights and weekends.

Essential Duties

Supervisory Role: 30% FTE

1.Manage the staff of both the Offices of DEI and DICE. Provide guidance and direction when needed to Office staff to ensure they are able to fulfill the missions of the offices.

2. Manage the strategic allocation and deployment of resources in the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

3. Provide back up support for CDO (e.g. attend meetings on behalf of CDO where necessary).

4. Help arrange external speakers to support programs, events and initiatives related to improving and maintaining an inclusive and diverse environment.

5. Work with the CDO to develop strategic partnerships with minority serving institutions.

6. Work proactively, strategically and collaboratively with key stakeholders (e.g. CDO, 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 and Training grant directors).

7. Work closely with the CDO, BBS Faculty leadership, Faculty Affinity group leadership (SWIM, MORE) and office staff to design evaluation tools and metric of all office programs and initiatives

8. Oversee staff in developing program outcomes reports for their assigned areas.

BBS Program recruitment, development and evaluation responsibilities: 60% FTE

1. Develop self-initiated projects and initiatives, in collaboration with the CDO, BBS Directors of Minority Affairs and other BBS faculty mentors.

2. Engage in recruitment activities for the BBS program, such as attending national recruiting conferences (e.g. ABRCMS, SACNAS,).

3. Participate as a member of the BBS Executive Committee, communicating to the Executive Committee on the status of programs in development, areas identified to need improvement and other forward-looking initiatives.

4. Evaluate trends and identify areas for improvement through various metrics (focus groups, surveys, etc.) to continually improve programming and services in order to maintain retention. Interact with students and faculty mentors to determine needs, investigate options and make recommendations to the BBS Directors of Minority Affairs and BBS directors for resolution.

5. Develop evaluation tools and metrics for the BBS program and initiatives overseen by the office. Consult with BBS stakeholders for general guidance.

6. Coordinate with BBS graduate students and collect and analyze data on the effectiveness of BBS graduate recruitment, retention and support programs; identify issues and make adjustments or recommend changes as appropriate. Guide strategic development of programs and initiatives that benefit marginalized communities in consultation with the BBS Directors of Minority Affairs, Director of BBS Evaluations and the Teaching and Learning Center.

7. Work closely with the CDO, BBS faculty leadership to develop BBS program outcome reports. Work with program directors for submission of NIH and NSF grant renewals.

Funding/Grant Support activities: 10% FTE

1. Identify funding opportunities; apply for grant support or other funding as appropriate to develop and support programs and services to enhance diversity and inclusion.

2. Assist BBS faculty mentors in grant preparation by providing data and information about diversity and inclusion, outcome measures and other diversity-related metrics needed for their grant applications.

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 supervisory and employee relations experience which includes mentoring and training of staff and trainees

Required Skill/Ability 2:

Demonstrated program development, management and evaluation experience for new and existing academic, career and networking programs or related areas

Required Skill/Ability 3:

Proficiency with Microsoft Excel, Word, Power Point, Outlook and other related software programs

Required Skill/Ability 4:

Excellent oral, written and presentation skills

Required Skill/Ability 5:

Strong analytical, research and organizational skills with the ability to manage decision making for multiple projects simultaneously in a fast-paced work environment

Preferred Education, Experience and Skills:

PhD preferred. Experience working with diverse communities and running pipeline programs

Background Check Requirements

All candidates for employment will be subject to pre-employment background screening for this position, which may include motor vehicle, DOT certification, drug testing and credit checks based on the position description and job requirements. All offers are contingent upon the successful completion of the background check. Please visit for additional information on the background check requirements and process.

Posting Disclaimer

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the essential functions that will be required of the position and should not be construed as a declaration of specific duties and responsibilities of the particular position. Employees will be assigned specific job-related duties through their hiring departments.

Affirmative Action Statement:

Yale University considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, an individual’s sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, or national or ethnic origin; nor does Yale discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 protects people from sex discrimination in educational programs and activities at institutions that receive federal financial assistance. Questions regarding Title IX may be referred to the University’s Title IX Coordinator, at, or to the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, 8th Floor, Five Post Office Square, Boston MA 02109-3921. Telephone: 617.289.0111, Fax: 617.289.0150, TDD: 800.877.8339, or Email:

Original Posting Date: 28-Feb-2019

Supervisory Organization: YSM - Diversity Office

Posting Position Title: Senior Director, Diversity & Inclusion Programs

Bargaining Unit: None - Not included in the union (Yale Union Group)

Time Type: Full time

Duration Type: Regular

Compensation Grade: Administration & Operations

Compensation Grade Profile: Senior Manager; Senior Program Leader (26)

Work Location: Medical School Campus

Worksite Address: 333 Cedar Street New Haven, CT 06510

Work Week: Standard (M-F equal number of hours per day)

Total # of hours to be worked: 37.5

Weekend Hours Required?: Occasional

Evening Hours Required?: Occasional

Drug Screen: No

Health Screening: No

Note: Yale University is a tobacco-free campus

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Yale University comprises three major academic components: Yale College (the undergraduate program), the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, and the professional schools. In addition, Yale encompasses a wide array of centers and programs, libraries, museums, and administrative support offices. Approximately 11,250 students attend Yale.