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 Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (ODEI) includes the following programs:
Office of Minority Affairs
Center for American Indian and Minority Health
Center for Women in Medicine and Science
Mature Women's Health Endowments
CTSI /Medical School Early Career Research Award
BA/MD Joint Admissions Scholars Program
Minnesota Future Docs
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.
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.
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.
Projects initiated by the Office of the Dean.
Additional Duties as assigned.
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.
Demonstrated ability to work successfully with faculty, staff, and students from diverse communities and cultures using tact, diplomacy, initiative, and sound judgement.
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.
Administrative experience in a professional setting to include overseeing programs and collaborative project management.
Experience working with leadership and communicating with large audiences.
Demonstrated understanding and appreciation of the challenges facing a large public university.
MA in a related field.
Demonstrated experience supervising, motivating and mentoring a team of reports.
Experience writing and submitting grants.
Internal Number: 337811
About University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
The University of Minnesota, founded in the belief that all people are enriched by understanding, is dedicated to the advancement of learning and the search for truth; to the sharing of this knowledge through education for a diverse community; and to the application of this knowledge to benefit the people of the state, the nation, and the world.