The Coordinator of Diversity Initiatives supports the development and implementation of proactive initiatives for the school’s equity, diversity and inclusion strategic plan.
The incumbent in this role will:
Collaborate and set priorities with the Assistant Dean for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, and School of Dental Medicine’s Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee on formulating policies and programs that promote an inclusive learning and working environment for all members of the School of Dental Medicine.
Seek appropriate grant funding for equity, diversity and inclusion initiatives including but not limited to diversity training programs, professional development opportunities for under-represented minority student, faculty and staff and pipeline program to recruit minority students to the dental school. This will support the school’s and the university’s goals for diversifying the student body which is paramount for addressing health disparities in our society.
Conduct ongoing review of curriculum content and recommend new content to support diversity and inclusion as it relates to oral health.
Monitor and document compliance with equity, diversity and inclusion accreditation standards. Specifically, Standards 1-3, 2-17 and 2-26 in the dental education program must be met.
Standard 1-3: There must be a stated commitment to a humanistic culture and learning environment that is regularly evaluated.
Standard 2-17: Graduates must be competent in managing a diverse patient population and have the interpersonal and communications skills to function successfully in a multicultural work environment.
Standard 2-26: Dental education programs must make available opportunities and encourage students to engage in service learning experiences and/or community-based learning experiences.
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A Bachelor Degree in Human Resource, Sociology, Public Administration, Social Justice, or related field.
3 years of experience working in diversity and inclusion or related field in a complex organization.
Excellent communication skills, including public speaking.
Community engagement skills and experience.
Knowledge and experience of common computer software.
A Master’s degree in Human Resource Management, Sociology, Public Admin, Social Justice, or related field.
5 years of experience working in diversity and inclusion or related field preferred.
Experience in new program development.
Experience in grant funding applications.
Experience working in an educational environment including student interactions.
Experience in compliance and accreditation monitoring.