Director of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Updated: 2 months ago
Location: Chicago, ILLINOIS
Job Type: FullTime

Department
 

BSD PSM - Multicultural Affairs


About the Department
 

In our size, geographic location, and organizational structure, in the diversity of our student body and the strong bonds of our community, the Pritzker School of Medicine offers a unique environment for medical education. Pritzker is one of few medical schools to be located physically on its University campus, offering both intellectual and social advantages to students who spend their medical school years within a vibrant, multidisciplinary community. Most importantly, the opportunity for collaborative research and study is outstanding: all divisions of the University and its professional schools are located within steps of the hospital, as are the extensive biological and physical sciences research laboratories, thus providing a rich array of opportunities for our medical students. Pritzker actively seeks to enroll a diverse medical student body, encompassing all components of diversity, with particular emphasis on those who are underrepresented in medicine, and to provide an inclusive educational environment in which all students can thrive.


Job Summary
 

The job leads implementation of a variety of student affairs activities, including orientation and onboarding programs for incoming students. Acts as the primary point of contact for student inquiries. Uses specialized breadth and depth of expertise in student affairs to develop future enrollment strategies using admissions and financial aid data.
Directs and develops the mission that supports the needs of the diverse student body at the Pritzker School of Medicine and develops programming which enhances the sense of belonging of all students. Creates and sets clear priorities from a broad range of potential initiatives. Directs and manages the activities of one biweekly staff member and collaborates with staff across the medical school to ensure that diversity, equity and inclusion are priorities in curriculum, student affairs, admissions, etc. Manages the programming and the budgets supporting the James E. Bowman Society and Lecture Series, three summer pathway (formerly pipeline) programs, student affinity organizations, and recruitment and professional development opportunities for students, etc. The Director is expected to identify potential programmatic opportunities for support, and will need to coordinate with other units within the medical school (curriculum, admissions, student affairs and the i2i committee), within the Biological Sciences Division (GME, Office of Diversity and Inclusion), and with the University of Chicago in order to maximize the impact of programs. Provides an environment that welcomes students and understands and addresses their needs. Evaluates and assesses the effectiveness of the school's programs and makes adjustments accordingly. Develops, interprets, and implements policies, processes, and programs to improve the recruitment and retention of diverse medical students to the school. Manages social media campaign for all DEI programs. Engages in evaluations of programs and assists in writing and dissemination of scholarship from DEI faculty. Ensures that staff and faculty members are sensitive to diverse student needs through mentorship and programming.
This is a professional position. The successful employee will assume a leadership role in the oversight of administration in support of the Office of Multicultural Affairs and will operate independently, creatively and with enthusiasm to identify challenges, formulate responses, and implement effective strategies to ensure the excellence of medical education administration at the University of Chicago.

Responsibilities

  • Supports the Associate and Assistant Deans in working with all students and student groups who bring diversity to the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine including dimensions of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religion, and other cultural factors.
  • Responsible for organizing the monthly Bowman Society Lecture Series, as well as supporting the Bowman Society Faculty Director in implementing other mentoring events and awards ceremonies associated with the Bowman Society.
  • Responsible for supporting diverse student community, including assisting in student affinity group organizations (such as SNMA, LMSA, Outpatient, APAMSA, MENA, etc.) and serving as a mentor and a guide to their programming, as well as troubleshooting issues and problems related to student life as they arise.
  • Provides support for UiM students who seek external awards and funding from such bodies as the AAMC, NMF, AMA, etc. to promote diversity in physician work force and combating health care inequities.
  • Collaborates with other key offices in the medical center and University, including the Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion, Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education and GME staff, the Urban Health Initiative, Office of the Provost, and the University Dean of Students office.
  • Works closely with the Associate and Assistant Deans for Multicultural Affairs and Associate and Assistant Deans for Admissions on recruitment initiatives, including recruitment visits to college campuses and post-baccalaureate programs, participation at national conferences, including SNMA, LMSA, etc. to expand number of UiM students applying to the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine.
  • Plays a key role in admissions processes, including staffing and managing the MCA breakfasts on each interview day, administrative interviewing during the admissions season, participation on the admissions committee, contributing to the content and structure of revisit weekends as well as contributes to special initiatives (phone banks, etc.) to bring diversity with a specific focus on URM students to Pritzker matriculants.
  • Responsible for oversight of summer pathway programs for UiM undergraduates who wish to prepare for future careers in medicine, including recruitment, admissions processes, working the Associate Dean for Multicultural Affairs and other faculty leaders to set up lectures, mentors, and other content-related aspects of the program.
  • Identifies extramural funding opportunities to support programs, including grant support for pipeline programs and development opportunities for philanthropic support.
  • Provides support for extramural funding (NIH grants) supporting key initiatives such as the pipeline programs and summer research programs, including supporting data collection and preparation of progress reports, as well as competing continuations of these grants.
  • Provides oversight of the budget associated with the programs offered through the Office of Multicultural Affairs
  • Supervises one full-time L743 union employee in the Office of Multicultural Affairs.
  • Solves complex problems in areas such as academic and administrative policy, student admissions, curriculum research and development, and budget development. Advises various campus-wide and program committees in various aspects of student life.
  • Leads and recommends process improvements for programs that relate to critical student-life improvement, including emergency management, accommodations for students with disabilities, and/or the administration of health care services and programs for students.
  • Performs other related work as needed.


Minimum Qualifications
 

Education:

Minimum requirements include a college or university degree in related field.

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Work Experience:

Minimum requirements include knowledge and skills developed through 7+ years of work experience in a related job discipline.

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Certifications:

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Preferred Qualifications

Education:

  • Advanced degree.

Experience:

  • Five years of senior-level leadership experience in a university environment working directly with students.
  • Experience in successfully providing direction, setting priorities, identifying opportunities for improvement, implementing initiatives for change, managing people and projects, and setting priorities for budget resources.
  • Extensive project management skills and negotiation experience.

Preferred Competencies

  • Ability to handle sensitive and confidential information.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook and other common software programs.
  • Willingness to work evenings, weekends and travel on behalf of the medical school.
  • Must be able to enthusiastically support the initiatives of the school, while being able to maintain a calm and courteous demeanor and to work productively despite a heavy workload.
  • Must be able to problem-solve and follow an issue through to resolution.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to handle all constituents with courtesy, maturity, discretion, and diplomacy.
  • Must be able to collaborate and work with other colleagues, particularly faculty and staff supporting Admissions and Student Affairs/Programs.
  • Proven ability to set and maintain standard for a high volume of productivity in a fast-paced environment.
  • Must possess a high degree of accuracy with attention to detail and the ability to effectively prioritize multiple tasks and meet deadlines.
  • Will need to work successfully in a team atmosphere.
  • Ability to work with students and families and be sensitive to confidential issues.

Working Conditions

  • Regular attendance.
  • Must be able to travel.
  • Must be able to see, hear, walk, write, and utilize a computer.

Application Documents

  • Resume (required)
  • Cover Letter ( required)


When applying, the document(s) MUST  be uploaded via the My Experience page, in the section titled Resume/CV of the application.


Job Family
 

Student Affairs & Services


Role Impact
 

Individual Contributor


FLSA Status
 

Exempt


Pay Frequency
 

Monthly


Scheduled Weekly Hours
 

40


Benefits Eligible
 

Yes


Drug Test Required
 

No


Health Screen Required
 

No


Motor Vehicle Record Inquiry Required
 

No


Posting Statement
 

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/ Equal Opportunity /Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University's Notice of Nondiscrimination.

 

Staff Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-5800 or submit a request via Applicant Inquiry Form .

 

We seek a diverse pool of applicants who wish to join an academic community that places the highest value on rigorous inquiry and encourages a diversity of perspectives, experiences, groups of individuals, and ideas to inform and stimulate intellectual challenge, engagement, and exchange.

 

All offers of employment are contingent upon a background check that includes a review of conviction history.  A conviction does not automatically preclude University employment.  Rather, the University considers conviction information on a case-by-case basis and assesses the nature of the offense, the circumstances surrounding it, the proximity in time of the conviction, and its relevance to the position.

 

The University of Chicago's Annual Security & Fire Safety Report (Report) provides information about University offices and programs that provide safety support, crime and fire statistics, emergency response and communications plans, and other policies and information. The Report can be accessed online at: http://securityreport.uchicago.edu . Paper copies of the Report are available, upon request, from the University of Chicago Police Department, 850 E. 61st Street, Chicago, IL 60637.



Department
 

BSD PSM - Multicultural Affairs


About the Department
 

In our size, geographic location, and organizational structure, in the diversity of our student body and the strong bonds of our community, the Pritzker School of Medicine offers a unique environment for medical education. Pritzker is one of few medical schools to be located physically on its University campus, offering both intellectual and social advantages to students who spend their medical school years within a vibrant, multidisciplinary community. Most importantly, the opportunity for collaborative research and study is outstanding: all divisions of the University and its professional schools are located within steps of the hospital, as are the extensive biological and physical sciences research laboratories, thus providing a rich array of opportunities for our medical students. Pritzker actively seeks to enroll a diverse medical student body, encompassing all components of diversity, with particular emphasis on those who are underrepresented in medicine, and to provide an inclusive educational environment in which all students can thrive.


Job Summary
 

The job leads implementation of a variety of student affairs activities, including orientation and onboarding programs for incoming students. Acts as the primary point of contact for student inquiries. Uses specialized breadth and depth of expertise in student affairs to develop future enrollment strategies using admissions and financial aid data.
Directs and develops the mission that supports the needs of the diverse student body at the Pritzker School of Medicine and develops programming which enhances the sense of belonging of all students. Creates and sets clear priorities from a broad range of potential initiatives. Directs and manages the activities of one biweekly staff member and collaborates with staff across the medical school to ensure that diversity, equity and inclusion are priorities in curriculum, student affairs, admissions, etc. Manages the programming and the budgets supporting the James E. Bowman Society and Lecture Series, three summer pathway (formerly pipeline) programs, student affinity organizations, and recruitment and professional development opportunities for students, etc. The Director is expected to identify potential programmatic opportunities for support, and will need to coordinate with other units within the medical school (curriculum, admissions, student affairs and the i2i committee), within the Biological Sciences Division (GME, Office of Diversity and Inclusion), and with the University of Chicago in order to maximize the impact of programs. Provides an environment that welcomes students and understands and addresses their needs. Evaluates and assesses the effectiveness of the school's programs and makes adjustments accordingly. Develops, interprets, and implements policies, processes, and programs to improve the recruitment and retention of diverse medical students to the school. Manages social media campaign for all DEI programs. Engages in evaluations of programs and assists in writing and dissemination of scholarship from DEI faculty. Ensures that staff and faculty members are sensitive to diverse student needs through mentorship and programming.
This is a professional position. The successful employee will assume a leadership role in the oversight of administration in support of the Office of Multicultural Affairs and will operate independently, creatively and with enthusiasm to identify challenges, formulate responses, and implement effective strategies to ensure the excellence of medical education administration at the University of Chicago.

Responsibilities

  • Supports the Associate and Assistant Deans in working with all students and student groups who bring diversity to the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine including dimensions of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religion, and other cultural factors.
  • Responsible for organizing the monthly Bowman Society Lecture Series, as well as supporting the Bowman Society Faculty Director in implementing other mentoring events and awards ceremonies associated with the Bowman Society.
  • Responsible for supporting diverse student community, including assisting in student affinity group organizations (such as SNMA, LMSA, Outpatient, APAMSA, MENA, etc.) and serving as a mentor and a guide to their programming, as well as troubleshooting issues and problems related to student life as they arise.
  • Provides support for UiM students who seek external awards and funding from such bodies as the AAMC, NMF, AMA, etc. to promote diversity in physician work force and combating health care inequities.
  • Collaborates with other key offices in the medical center and University, including the Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion, Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education and GME staff, the Urban Health Initiative, Office of the Provost, and the University Dean of Students office.
  • Works closely with the Associate and Assistant Deans for Multicultural Affairs and Associate and Assistant Deans for Admissions on recruitment initiatives, including recruitment visits to college campuses and post-baccalaureate programs, participation at national conferences, including SNMA, LMSA, etc. to expand number of UiM students applying to the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine.
  • Plays a key role in admissions processes, including staffing and managing the MCA breakfasts on each interview day, administrative interviewing during the admissions season, participation on the admissions committee, contributing to the content and structure of revisit weekends as well as contributes to special initiatives (phone banks, etc.) to bring diversity with a specific focus on URM students to Pritzker matriculants.
  • Responsible for oversight of summer pathway programs for UiM undergraduates who wish to prepare for future careers in medicine, including recruitment, admissions processes, working the Associate Dean for Multicultural Affairs and other faculty leaders to set up lectures, mentors, and other content-related aspects of the program.
  • Identifies extramural funding opportunities to support programs, including grant support for pipeline programs and development opportunities for philanthropic support.
  • Provides support for extramural funding (NIH grants) supporting key initiatives such as the pipeline programs and summer research programs, including supporting data collection and preparation of progress reports, as well as competing continuations of these grants.
  • Provides oversight of the budget associated with the programs offered through the Office of Multicultural Affairs
  • Supervises one full-time L743 union employee in the Office of Multicultural Affairs.
  • Solves complex problems in areas such as academic and administrative policy, student admissions, curriculum research and development, and budget development. Advises various campus-wide and program committees in various aspects of student life.
  • Leads and recommends process improvements for programs that relate to critical student-life improvement, including emergency management, accommodations for students with disabilities, and/or the administration of health care services and programs for students.
  • Performs other related work as needed.


Minimum Qualifications
 

Education:

Minimum requirements include a college or university degree in related field.

---
Work Experience:

Minimum requirements include knowledge and skills developed through 7+ years of work experience in a related job discipline.

---
Certifications:

---

Preferred Qualifications

Education:

  • Advanced degree.

Experience:

  • Five years of senior-level leadership experience in a university environment working directly with students.
  • Experience in successfully providing direction, setting priorities, identifying opportunities for improvement, implementing initiatives for change, managing people and projects, and setting priorities for budget resources.
  • Extensive project management skills and negotiation experience.

Preferred Competencies

  • Ability to handle sensitive and confidential information.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook and other common software programs.
  • Willingness to work evenings, weekends and travel on behalf of the medical school.
  • Must be able to enthusiastically support the initiatives of the school, while being able to maintain a calm and courteous demeanor and to work productively despite a heavy workload.
  • Must be able to problem-solve and follow an issue through to resolution.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to handle all constituents with courtesy, maturity, discretion, and diplomacy.
  • Must be able to collaborate and work with other colleagues, particularly faculty and staff supporting Admissions and Student Affairs/Programs.
  • Proven ability to set and maintain standard for a high volume of productivity in a fast-paced environment.
  • Must possess a high degree of accuracy with attention to detail and the ability to effectively prioritize multiple tasks and meet deadlines.
  • Will need to work successfully in a team atmosphere.
  • Ability to work with students and families and be sensitive to confidential issues.

Working Conditions

  • Regular attendance.
  • Must be able to travel.
  • Must be able to see, hear, walk, write, and utilize a computer.

Application Documents

  • Resume (required)
  • Cover Letter ( required)


When applying, the document(s) MUST  be uploaded via the My Experience page, in the section titled Resume/CV of the application.


Job Family
 

Student Affairs & Services


Role Impact
 

Individual Contributor


FLSA Status
 

Exempt


Pay Frequency
 

Monthly


Scheduled Weekly Hours
 

40


Benefits Eligible
 

Yes


Drug Test Required
 

No


Health Screen Required
 

No


Motor Vehicle Record Inquiry Required
 

No


Posting Statement
 

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/ Equal Opportunity /Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University's Notice of Nondiscrimination.

 

Staff Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-5800 or submit a request via Applicant Inquiry Form .

 

We seek a diverse pool of applicants who wish to join an academic community that places the highest value on rigorous inquiry and encourages a diversity of perspectives, experiences, groups of individuals, and ideas to inform and stimulate intellectual challenge, engagement, and exchange.

 

All offers of employment are contingent upon a background check that includes a review of conviction history.  A conviction does not automatically preclude University employment.  Rather, the University considers conviction information on a case-by-case basis and assesses the nature of the offense, the circumstances surrounding it, the proximity in time of the conviction, and its relevance to the position.

 

The University of Chicago's Annual Security & Fire Safety Report (Report) provides information about University offices and programs that provide safety support, crime and fire statistics, emergency response and communications plans, and other policies and information. The Report can be accessed online at: http://securityreport.uchicago.edu . Paper copies of the Report are available, upon request, from the University of Chicago Police Department, 850 E. 61st Street, Chicago, IL 60637.


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