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Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer

Yale New Haven Health
Connecticut, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Nov 7, 2021

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Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Affirmative Action & Equal Opportunity, Executive, Other Executive
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Full Time
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Yale New Haven Health (YNHH), Connecticut’s leading healthcare system, was formed in 1996 to enhance the quality and scope of healthcare services for residents of Connecticut and beyond.  With net revenue of over $5B, YNHH provides an unsurpassed depth of medical resources that includes:

  • Yale New Haven Hospital– 1,541 bed tertiary medical center receiving regional, national and international referrals.
  • Bridgeport Hospital – 501 licensed beds on two campuses plus 42 beds licensed under Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital and affiliated with Yale School of Medicine.
  • Greenwich Hospital – 206 licensed beds, affiliated with Yale School of Medicine.
  • Lawrence + Memorial Hospital – 280-bed general and acute care hospital providing patient care in southeastern CT and southern RI.
  • Westerly Hospital – 125-bed community hospital with a wide range of medical, surgical, laboratory, and rehabilitative services.
  • Northeast Medical Group – Multispecialty medical foundation with more than 1,200 providers and 2,000 employees across more than 100 sites in CT, RI, and Westchester County, NY.




In this critically important strategic role, the Vice President, Chief Diversity, Equity, Inclusion Officer will provide enterprise-wide strategic leadership, direction, coordination and hands-on implementation of diversity-related programs, initiatives and advancement that engage Yale New Haven Health System employees and physicians, and embed effective diversity, equity and inclusion practices into day-to-day operations, processes, and employee development. This individual will serve as a champion, intellectual leader and community convener on issues related to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and will promote a culture and climate that is supportive of developing and incorporating inclusion initiatives related to education and training, recruitment and retention, staff and leadership development, and care delivery.

Within the context of YNHHS’ values and operating under the belief that YNHHS is and will be infinitely stronger when there is equity and inclusion for all stakeholders, the successful candidate for this role will lead from a position of influence to create and foster an environment enriched by diversity and inclusion.  Reporting to the SVP and Chief Human Resources Officer, the successful candidate will work in close collaboration with other leaders across the enterprise, including the Yale School of Medicine. 




  • 5-10+ years of leadership experience in human resources and/or Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in a complex organization.  
  • Demonstrated track record of developing an organizational plan with strategies and tactics that build and advance institutional commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in a large complex organization, including demonstrated results improving organizational metrics for diversity, equity and inclusion.
  • Demonstrated success as a leader, a change agent and a consensus builder.
  • Strong project leadership and management skills including ability to establish processes, practices, reporting, training, etc. Proven ability to deliver large-scale initiatives in a large and complex organization.
  • Demonstrated ability to influence organizational leaders and gain credibility. Excellent interpersonal and relationship building skills.
  • A track record demonstrating the ability to prioritize competing demands, utilize resources accordingly and manage multiple and competing complex projects, time frames and goals in a fast-paced environment, and execute a business case/value proposition for diversity and inclusion.
  • Advanced degree in Human Resources Administration, Human Resources Management, Social Sciences or related discipline.


The Greater New Haven area has an abundance of arts and culture activities and resources, fine restaurants, stunning architecture, amazing museums, theatre, eclectic boutiques, and bookstores.  South Central Connecticut also benefits from its proximity to the world-class New York metro area, while retaining the charm and heritage of New England.  New Haven itself is a coastal city and the second largest in the state of Connecticut.  


Yale New Haven Health has retained Diversified Search Group to assist in this recruitment.  Please submit all expressions of interest and resumes, as well as nominations, electronically and in confidence to:


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