Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer

University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
Wisconsin, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Aug 03, 2020
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

The University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health (SMPH) invites applications and nominations for the position of Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer (CDIO).

This is a powerful opportunity to engage our school community in exploring our profound commitment to diversity and inclusion. The CDIO will foster alignment of our resources with our values and will advance our goal of creating an all-inclusive, welcoming, and supportive working and learning environment. They will guide and measure our progress while identifying ways to accelerate toward our ultimate vision.

SMPH strives to carry out its mission of advancing health without compromise through service, scholarship, science, & social responsibility by upholding the values of integrity, innovation, compassion, accountability, respect, excellence, & diversity.

We are committed to excellence and equity in health through education, clinical service, and research in biological science, population health, community health, and health services/systems. We conduct leading research on social determinants of health. We strive to be a premier academic, integrated medical and public health research institution that interweaves diversity, equity, and inclusion into our activities, initiatives and programming while promoting the dignity of, and respect for, individual identities. We aim to deepen understanding and action on diversity, equity, and inclusion; engage SMPH members through diversity and inclusion-focused professional development and communication; recruit and retain diverse students, postgraduate learners, faculty, and staff; and improve coordination and communication of school and campus diversity planning.

Our work in the domain of diversity, equity and inclusion is unfinished, challenging, and continuous. The school in partnership with its associated health system, UW Health, maintains an intense, unrelenting focus on interweaving this portfolio into our endeavors.

The successful candidate will hold a master’s degree in a field related to the role. The incumbent must have at least six years of relevant professional work experience and possess excellent interpersonal and oral/written communication skills that foster trust, credibility and understanding. The candidate must have the ability to navigate complex academic and healthcare communities, build bridges and nurture strong collaborative relationships with a range of internal and external stakeholders, exert influence at all levels of a large organization, and work collaboratively toward shared objectives. A background in grant writing is preferred.

Please send nominations to: Hope Broadus, JD, and Danielle Yancey, MS, Co-Chairs of the Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer Search Committee, c/o Benjamin Schultz-Burkel, DMA, 4299C HSLC, 750 Highland Avenue, Madison, WI 53705-2111,


To apply, visit and click the “Apply Now” button. Applicants will be asked to upload a CV and personal statement/cover letter.

Applications from minorities, women and nonbinary individuals are strongly encouraged.  To receive full consideration, please apply by September 13, 2020.

The School of Medicine and Public Health has a deep and profound commitment to diversity both as an end in itself but, also as a valuable means for eliminating health disparities. As such, we strongly encourage applications from candidates who foster and promote the values of diversity and inclusion. Unless confidentiality is requested in writing, information regarding applicants must be released upon request. Finalists cannot be guaranteed confidentiality. The University of Wisconsin is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer.

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