Director/Liaison HSC Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

West Virginia University
West Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Start date
May 4, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Academic Affairs, Academic Administration, Chief Academic Officers & Vice Presidents, Deans, Student Affairs, Chief Student Affairs Officers & Vice Presidents, Executive, Other Executive
Employment Type
Full Time

West Virginia University Health Science Center is currently accepting applications for Director/Liaison of HSC Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion About the Opportunity

As the Director/Liaison of HSC Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, you will be the primary point of contact for WVU HSC Diversity, Equity and Inclusion initiatives. In this role, you will play a critical part in communicating and collaborating with the WVU Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, the six HSC DEI Committees and other DEI mission-focused groups.

You will chair the HSC DEI Council, which meets quarterly and is responsible for setting HSC-wide goals and priorities for diversity, equity and inclusion efforts which are then recommended to the Vice-President and Executive Dean of Health Sciences. As the Director/Liaison; you will develop, administer, and evaluate programming that aligns with HSC and institutional strategic goals to address DEI while working with both the Associate Vice President for HSC Faculty Affairs and the Vice President of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

We strongly believe in work-life balance and keeping time for things we love outside our work. WVU offers generous benefits, including:

  • 13 paid holidays ( staff holiday calendar )
  • 24 annual leave (vacation) days per year
  • 18 sick days per year
    (for when you’re ill, for when you need time to care for sick family, for your own, or your family’s, regularly scheduled medical appointments. Who is family for the purpose of this leave? A lot of people in your life including immediate relatives and in-laws as well as others considered to be members of your household living under the same roof)
  • WVU offers a range of health insurance and other benefits (this position is a benefits-eligible non-classified staff position)
  • 401(a) retirement savings with 6% employee contribution match, eligibility to continue health insurance, and other retiree perks. Looking for more retirement benefits information ? Check out retirement health insurance benefits, retirement income, and FAQ’s.
  • Wellness programs
What you’ll do:
  • Maintain a close working relationship with DEI Committee Chairs across the HSC and be aware of all ongoing efforts in DEI at the HSC in order to communicate and collaborate with university-wide DEI leadership.
  • Will be the point person for implementation of university-wide DEI efforts at the HSC working closely with the Director of HSC Faculty Affairs, Culture and Inclusion and the Associate Vice President for HSC Academic Affairs.
  • Co-develop and implement a new HSC Strategic Plan for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
  • Develop and implement programming to educate and train faculty, staff and students to appreciate diversity and to understand and exhibit behaviors that promote a culture of inclusive excellence
  • Develop and implement train-the-trainer sessions for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion topics to increase the number of HSC trainers who can meet the training needs of the five HSC schools.
  • Lead efforts to formulate and update Health Sciences policies related to diversity and inclusion.
  • Manage the HSC DEI budget in conjunction with the HSC Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs
  • Assist the Vice President of Health Sciences and the HSC Communications Team with the drafting of press releases and messaging regarding diversity and inclusion issues.
  • Promote an atmosphere of community in which communication of HSC efforts towards DEI initiatives is consistent and prioritized in collaboration with HSC and School Communicators.
  • Work with the WVU Foundation to ensure they are fully informed of ongoing efforts and opportunities for donors, with a specific focus in the first two years on establishment of scholarships to recruit and retain underrepresented minority groups.
  • Supervise the HSC Diversity Student Outreach Coordinator and will also be provided part-time administrative support.
  • Work closely with existing student organizations and the student representatives to the DEI Council to continuously get feedback to guide future efforts and to provide an additional point of contact for students of minoritized or marginalized backgrounds who need consultation related to their experience on any of the WVU HSC campuses.

Qualifications :

  • Master’s Degree
  • A minimum of five (5) years of experience involving:
    • engagement in leadership of diversity and inclusion efforts in an academic setting;
  • Ability to be a leader or possess leadership qualities such as: vision, pro-activeness, being a self-starter, positivity, confidence and creativity.
  • Keen understanding of and commitment to diversity issues in general, within higher education and within academic science and medicine.
  • Ability to work cooperatively, collaboratively and effectively with all types of people and diverse groups.
  • Demonstrated active listening skills
  • Ability to supervise and manage people
  • Excellent time management and ability to balance multiple priorities
  • Capacity to set and attain meaningful goals in alignment with the vision of the HSC, the Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and the University
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to facilitate difficult dialogues, effectively listen to all points of view and ability to build consensus on initiatives and issues.
  • Demonstrated ability to envision, identify, develop and implement systems, policies, training and programs to foster a healthy and inclusive educational environment.
  • Competence in utilizing data-driven strategies to assess and evaluate programs and services focused on improvement.
  • Demonstrated problem solving, critical analysis, initiative, judgment and decision-making skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Terminal degree in related area
  • Experience specific to the fields of science and healthcare or related fields is preferred;
Why WVU ?

At West Virginia University, we pride ourselves on a tireless endeavor for achievement. We are home to some of the most passionate, innovative minds in the country who push their limits for the sake of progress, constantly moving the world forward. Our students, faculty and staff make this institution one of the best out there, and we are proud to stand as one voice, one university, one WVU. Find out more about your opportunities as a Mountaineer at .

West Virginia University is proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer and is the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity. The University values diversity among its faculty, staff, and students, and invites applications from all qualified applicants regardless of race, ethnicity, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, nationality, genetics, disability, or Veteran status.

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