Senior Associate Dean & Chief Diversity and
Inclusion Officer (CDIO)
Weill Cornell Medicine
New York, NY
Under the general direction of the Dean, the Senior Associate Dean
and Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer (CDIO) leads Weill
Cornell Medicine’s diversity, inclusion, and equity strategies and
programs. This role calls for at least 50% effort of an appointed
faculty member – the other percentage of effort will be retained
for the faculty member’s academic, medical, or scientific work. The
position will oversee the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, the
Office of Institutional Equity (OIE), and student diversity and
inclusion efforts, and be the institutional representative to the
Board of Fellows on matters related to D&I. The CDIO will lead
a team of faculty and staff leaders to advance WCM’s diversity and
inclusion goals, both across missions and across employment
categories (staff, faculty, students, and trainees). They will
create and use relevant and meaningful metrics to track WCM’s
progress toward hiring, promotional, salary, workplace, and
academic equity. Through oversight of the OIE, the CDIO will also
oversee WCM’s Title IX compliance efforts and investigations of all
claims of harassment and/or discrimination, WCM’s processes for ADA
accommodation requests, and other such matters that fall within the
purview of the OIE. The CDIO will serve as the institutional
spokesperson and expert on matters related to diversity and
inclusion, particularly within academic medicine, and as such,
actively advocate for and educate the Weill Cornell Medicine
- Oversees and has accountability for all Weill Cornell Medicine
diversity, inclusion, and equity programs.
- Leads the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, including
providing direction and supervision for the faculty leaders in the
office, as well as leading and directing the Executive Council on
Diversity and Inclusion.
- Leads the Office of Institutional Equity, including providing
direction and supervision for the staff leaders and investigators
therein. Guides and provides oversight to the Staff Equity and
Inclusion Council and relevant Business Resource Groups.
- Oversees WCM’s health equity activity, including identifying
ways in which Weill Cornell and its faculty can help address
systemic disparities in access to healthcare.
- Represents Weill Cornell Medicine to the Board of Fellows,
including as lead WCM staff to the Board Special Committee on
Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, and outside entities with regards
- Leads institutional training efforts around diversity,
inclusion, and harassment.
- Is a trusted advisor to faculty leadership to promote diversity
and inclusion efforts and establish/maintain a culture of equity
- Defines, creates, and delivers reporting and metrics related to
diversity and inclusion, including the production of an annual
report on Diversity and Inclusion, which contains relevant measures
and statistics related to the workforce, academy, and other
- Develops and maintains mechanisms for faculty, staff, and
students to make a claim of harassment or discrimination and
encourages a culture of reporting and openness.
- Identifies grant opportunities and other relevant partnerships
to advance WCM’s diversity, inclusion, and equity goals.
- As the role is expected to be filled by a practicing faculty
member at Weill Cornell Medicine, they should possess a terminal
degree in medicine or a medical science.
- Several years’ experience developing and implementing
organizational diversity and inclusion strategies.
- Experience managing others and serving as a team leader.
- Proficient experience obtaining grants or other means of
external funding – has demonstrated success articulating mission,
vision, and goals to external partners in terms of advancing
philanthropic and other support.
Diversity is one of Weill Cornell Medicine’s core values and is
essential to achieving excellence in patient care, research, and
education. We welcome applications from candidates who share our
commitment to fostering a culture of fairness, equity, and
belonging. Weill Cornell Medicine is an Equal Employment
Opportunity Employer, providing equal employment opportunities to
all qualified applicants without regard to race, sex, sexual
orientation, gender identity, national origin, color, age,
religion, protected veteran or disability status, or genetic
- Please provide a copy of your CV with a cover letter expressing
your interest, motivation and essential background qualifications
indicating your preparedness for such a position. Send to
firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line "Senior Associate Dean
for Diversity & Inclusion Position."
Office of the Dean
Weill Cornell Medicine
1300 York Avenue, F-113
New York, NY