Director of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Company: The University Of Chicago
Posted on: February 25, 2021
Director of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion 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.
--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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- Performs other related work as needed.
--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
- 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
- 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
- Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to handle
all constituents with courtesy, maturity, discretion, and
- Must be able to collaborate and work with other colleagues,
particularly faculty and staff supporting Admissions and Student
- 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
- 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
- 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
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Drug Test Required
Health Screen Required
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