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Director of DEI

Company: University of Minnesota
Location: Saint Paul
Posted on: January 23, 2023

Job Description:

Apply for JobJob ID353445
LocationTwin Cities
Job FamilyAdministration-General
Full/Part TimeFull-Time
Job Code9341A1
Employee ClassAcad Prof and Admin
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Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion - 9341A1 - Admin Consultant/Analyst 1
Reports to: Vice Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

The Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion will:

  • Serve as the principal advisor to the Vice Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.
  • Actively participate in development of Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (ODEI) short and long-term goals, and lead the implementation of the Vice Dean and Medical School Dean's initiatives.
  • Create, oversee and implement the ODEI diversity and inclusion strategies in undergraduate medical education, and collaborate with the Office of Faculty Affairs to support faculty leadership in a variety of tasks related to programming and day-to-day operations.
  • Serve as a resource for Department Heads, administrative staff, and Medical School on DEI issues.
  • Work directly with faculty and universities DEI committees to support professional development opportunities in addressing issues of equity and diversity in their work at the Medical School
  • Develop processes and support for interdisciplinary curricular offering and collaborative learning opportunities across campus and in the community
  • Serve as a liaison on DEI efforts with key contacts from the major affiliate sites (Hennepin Health, Health Partners Regions, and the Minneapolis VA); University of Minnesota Physicians (UMP), including the HOPE Commission, and M Health Fairview.
  • Manage the day-to-day operations of the office, supervising staff so that projects from the Dean or Vice Dean are prioritized and completed on time and with accuracy.Duties and Responsibilities include but are not necessarily limited to:

    Strategic and Operational Management
    • Develop and execute Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (ODEI) strategic short and long-term goals with Vice Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.
    • Advise Vice Dean on University and Medical School policies.
    • Carry out projects initiated by the Medical School Dean's Office tasked to the ODEI.
    • Oversee diversity and inclusion activities and initiatives of the ODEI.
    • Develop and coordinate communications from ODEI to faculty, staff, and students, and executive leaders in collaboration with the Communications team.
    • Serve as liaison to external partners such as the Office for Equity and Diversity.
    • Develop and manage the ODEI budget.
    • Manage and oversee departmental and student staff responsibilities.
    • Create a positive, team-oriented working environment.
    • Conduct annual staff performance assessments.Faculty, Trainee and Staff Development
      • Collaborate with the Vice Dean to implement faculty development efforts.
      • Creation of faculty development seminars; work with faculty and staff at all levels to determine and fulfill development needs.
      • Assist with recruiting speakers; serve as the liaison with internal and external presenters and speakers.
      • Assist in student and trainee curricular developments and interventions in connection with UME and GME colleagues.
      • Evaluate and assess programming for effectiveness; communicate outcomes to stakeholders within the Medical School.Data Management
        • Lead data efforts for ODEI, including interpretation, modeling, and making recommendations.
        • Collaborate with all key data stakeholders regarding data and dashboard metric generation.
        • Work with the Office of Faculty Affairs to ensure all demographic data is complete and accurate; work with individual departments to ensure lists are up to date and correct.
        • Oversee compilations of data including reports and needs from web colleagues.
        • Serve as a communication liaison between communication team members and ODEI.Miscellaneous
          • Projects initiated by the Office of the Dean.
          • Additional Duties as assigned.


            Required Qualifications:
            • BA/BS in Communications, Human Resources, Business Administration or related field with at least 6 years of experience.
            • Prior oversight and supervisory responsibility for a small department or interdisciplinary team.
            • Strong professional, leadership, and interpersonal communication skills
            • Demonstrated excellent written and verbal communication skills with detail oriented and strategic aptitude.
            • Self-motivated and strategic thinker with the ability to solve highly varied and unpredictable situations that are often complex and non-recurring where new and creative approaches are required.
            • Experience in supporting and building initiatives that promotes diversity, equity, and inclusion.
            • Experience working within and collaborating with historically and marginalized communities.
              Preferred Qualifications:
              • Administrative experience in a professional setting to include overseeing programs and collaborative project management.
              • Experience working with leadership and communicating with large audiences.
              • Experience working in a higher education institution or research institute.
              • MA in a related field.
              • Demonstrated experience supervising, motivating and mentoring a team of reports.
              • Experience writing and submitting grants.
                About the Department

                The University of Minnesota Medical School is dedicated to providing excellence across our mission - high-quality education for students of all backgrounds; innovative and cutting-edge research and exceptional clinical outcomes that promote health equity. Through a variety of services and programs, we aim to engage everyone in our collective work toward inclusive excellence, promote equity in access to learning, scientific inquiry, care delivery, and celebrate our diversity through cultural experiences and opportunities on and off campus.The Medical School Office of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion led by Vice Dean Ana Nunez, MD, FACP, our team collaborates in the areas of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) with faculty, staff, and learners across the Medical School, as well as partners from our communities to ensure we are celebrating diversity, encouraging conversations and addressing issues of inequities, bias and discrimination in our clinical programs, recruiting, curriculum, and research.

                The Medical School strives to create an atmosphere where differences are valued and celebrated, knowing institutional diversity fuels the advancement of knowledge, promotes improved patient care and fosters excellence.

                The ODEI includes the following programs:
                * Center for Multiculturalism and Engagement (Medical Student DEI)
                * Center for American Indian and Minority Health
                * Center for Women in Medicine and Science
                * Learning and Development Division
                * CTSI /Medical School Early Career Research Award
                * Pipeline Programs
                * BA/MD Joint Admissions Scholars Program
                * Mature Women's Health Endowments
                * Post-baccalaureate programs

                Working at the UniversityAt the University of Minnesota, you'll find a flexible work environment and supportive colleagues who are interested in lifelong learning. We prioritize work-life balance, allowing you to invest in the future of your career and in your life outside of work.The University also offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes:
                • Competitive wages, paid holidays, and generous time off
                • Continuous learning opportunities through professional training and degree-seeking programs supported by the
                • Low-cost medical, dental, and pharmacy plans
                • Healthcare and dependent care flexible spending accounts
                • University HSA contributions
                • Disability and employer-paid life insurance
                • Employee wellbeing program
                • Excellent retirement plans with employer contribution
                • Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF)
                • Financial counseling services
                • Employee Assistance Program with eight sessions of counseling at no costPlease visit the for more information regarding benefits.
                  How To Apply

                  Applications must be submitted online. To be considered for this position, please click the Apply button and follow the instructions. You will be given the opportunity to complete an online application for the position and attach a cover letter and resume.Additional documents may be attached after application by accessing your "My Job Applications" page and uploading documents in the "My Cover Letters and Attachments" section.To request an accommodation during the application process, please e-mail or call (612) 624-UOHR (8647).

                  The University recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission. The University is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds.The University of Minnesota provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. To learn more about diversity at the U:
                  Employment Requirements

                  Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Our presumption is that prospective employees are eligible to work here. Criminal convictions do not automatically disqualify finalists from employment.

                  Please note: All employees at the University of Minnesota are required to comply with the University's Administrative Policy: COVID-19 Vaccination and Safety Protocol by either providing proof of being fully vaccinated on their first day of employment, or complete a request for an exemption for medical exemption or religious reasons. To learn more please visit:
                  About the U of M

                  The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC)The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC), is among the largest public research universities in the country, offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional students a multitude of opportunities for study and research. Located at the heart of one of the nation's most vibrant, diverse metropolitan communities, students on the campuses in Minneapolis and St. Paul benefit from extensive partnerships with world-renowned health centers, international corporations, government agencies, and arts, nonprofit, and public service organizations.

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