Yale University — Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Yale University offers exciting opportunities for achievement and growth in New Haven, Connecticut. Conveniently located between Boston and New York, New Haven is the creative capital of Connecticut with cultural resources that include three major museums, a critically-acclaimed repertory theater, state-of-the-art concert hall, and world-renowned schools of Architecture, Art, Drama, and Music.

General Purpose:
Reporting to the Associate Dean for Global Health & Equity, the Director, Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (ODEI) leads the development and implementation of an effective strategy to build a vibrant culture of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) for all members of the YSN community and to advance DEI priorities in all facets of YSN’s strategic plan. The director will guide and lead YSN in efforts to create an environment that values and demonstrates its commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion. The position will be responsible for developing, aligning, and/or integrating a range of new and existing initiatives, policies and procedures into a cohesive platform that will foster a more inclusive, welcoming, supportive, and diverse higher education community within the school and with its partners and affiliates. Understanding that this critical work is the responsibility of everyone at YSN, this position will guide the YSN community in expanding and extending the values of DEI through teaching, scholarship, and broad engagement of students, faculty, staff and alumni. The successful candidate will establish and nurture collaborative partnerships with all stakeholders: leadership, faculty, students, staff and external stakeholders such as preceptors, clinical and community agencies. The Director will lead YSN, in collaboration with staff, faculty, leaders and departments, in examination of current practices, policies, procedures, programs, structures, and campus climate, in order to develop a comprehensive, school-wide DEI strategic plan. The Director will engage in ongoing assessment to create and sustain a vibrant, anti-racist, anti-oppressive learning and working environment that is welcoming and supportive of all, as well as a plan that strives to eradicate equity gaps in student participation and achievement. The Director of ODEI will work collaboratively with the School’s Title IX Coordinators and will play a role in the School’s compliance efforts and commitment to providing a learning and working environment free from gender discrimination and sexual harassment. Additionally, they will be responsible for providing leadership and guidance to senior leaders, faculty, staff, students, alumni, preceptors and others as a whole on matters related to equity, diversity and inclusion and its impact on the YSN community

Required Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree in a related field and three or more years of related experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.


  • Ability to communicate effectively (written, interpersonal, and group communication) at all levels of the school, with administration, faculty, staff, students, and external constituents. High emotional intelligence and ability to handle stressful, challenging and emotional situations, and create thoughtful, fair, and institutionally aligned responses.
  • Ability to work with a diverse student body, faculty, staff, other university constituents, and external organizations. Expertise, knowledge and facility with best practices in diversity, equity and inclusion.
  • Proven excellent organizational, planning and leadership skills. Adaptability, including being comfortable with ambiguity and change. Capable of representing the Associate Dean for Global Health and Equity at YSN in multiple contexts.
  • Demonstrated ability to create and sustain an environment of mutual respect, while continually learning about differences in our community members to support responsible, humane, and inclusive work and learning environments for faculty, staff and students.
  • Ability with community organizing, including coalition-building to achieve goals within a multi-stakeholder organization. Expertise, knowledge and facility in applying anti-racism and anti-oppression frameworks within organizations.
  • Preferred Education and Experience: Terminal degree; 5 years experience w/DEI work. Experience in higher ed. Proven ability to fulfill the NADOHE’s Standards; Knowledge of health professions education; Supervisory experience of small to moderate sized teams; Experience in grant submissions, organizational change; recruitment, retention, training; development, implementation, and evaluation of programs; facilitation.

Application: For more information and immediate consideration, please apply online at http://bit.ly/55038BR. Please be sure to reference this website when applying for this position.

We invite you to discover the excitement, diversity, rewards and excellence of a career at Yale University. One of the country’s great workplaces, Yale University offers exciting opportunities for meaningful accomplishment and true growth. Our benefits package is among the best anywhere, with a wide variety of insurance choices, liberal paid time off, fantastic family and educational benefits, a variety of retirement benefits, extensive recreational facilities, and much more.

Yale University considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of an individual’s sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, or national or ethnic origin; nor does Yale discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression.