Dartmouth College — Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for Educational Programs

Position Purpose

The Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (ADDEI) serves as the chief officer of the medical school charged with creating and advancing initiatives to promote a more welcoming, inclusive, and equitable learning environment for the Undergraduate Medical Education (UME) and Masters of Public Health (MPH) programs at Geisel.

The ADDEI has primary responsibility and provides the leadership for the medical school for building and sustaining diverse, inclusive, and equitable educational programs to train physicians and practitioners of public health who will, in turn, understand and embrace these principles in their personal and professional lives.

The ADDEI works with senior leadership at Geisel and with faculty and staff of the UME and MPH programs in promoting a commitment to our principles of community that prohibit any form of discrimination against any person on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, sexual orientation, marital or parental status, national origin, citizenship, disability, genetic information, military or veteran status, or any other legally protected status.

The ADDEI bears primary responsibility for ensuring that we create and nurture a working and learning environment that values the diversity of thought and perspective that is critical to our ability to provide the highest quality education and to promote the best organizational outcomes at all levels.

Key Accountabilities

Principal Responsibilities (90%)

  • Oversees and has senior responsibility for the activity of the Geisel Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Community Engagement (DICE): works with the Director of DICE to develop and implement DICE student programs; has primary oversight and responsibility for the DICE operating budget; works with the Senior Director of Finance and Administration on all fiscal matters related to DICE operations.
  • Works closely with the Senior Associate Dean for Medical Education and the Medical Education Committee to ensure that the UME curriculum and co-curricular activities include best practices as they relate to diversity, equity, inclusion, and health care disparities.
  • Works closely with the Executive Director of Educational Programs at the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy & Clinical Practice (TDI) to ensure that the MPH curriculum and other TDI educational programs includes best practices as they relate to diversity, equity, inclusion, and health care disparities.
  • Works closely with the Associate Dean for Admissions for the UME program and the Executive Director of Education for the MPH program to coordinate recruitment programs and admissions practices, and to ensure that admissions committees and interviewers are appropriately trained with respect to implicit biases and best practices of holistic review.
  • Works closely with key officers in Student Affairs (e.g., Academic Skills and Student Accessibility Services; Financial Aid; Title IX Offices at Dartmouth and Dartmouth-Hitchcock) at the interface of program-building and problem-solving in the areas of diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Works closely with the Associate Dean for Global Health/Director for the Center for Health Equity with respect to programs that advance diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Works closely with other Associate Deans for UME and the faculty/staff of the MPH program to ensure that these curricula include best practices as they relate to diversity, equity, inclusion, and health care disparities.
  • Is the medical school’s designated representative to the AAMC for the Group on Diversity and Inclusion (GDI).
  • Has primary responsibility for meeting elements (standards) related to diversity, equity, and inclusion for the medical school with its two accrediting bodies, the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) and Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH), for the UME and MPH programs, respectively.
  • Is a standing member of the Geisel Continuous Quality Improvement Medical Education (CQI-ME) Steering Committee and has responsibility on that committee for elements related to UME student diversity, equity, and inclusion as required by the LCME.
  • Is a standing member of the Geisel Committee on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.
  • When needed, works with the Dean of Faculty Affairs and the Chief of Staff at Geisel for planning and implementation of institutional initiatives in diversity, equity, and inclusion, and when necessary for addressing of mistreatment or abrogation of Geisel’s principles of community by faculty/staff in the UME/MPH Programs.
  • When needed, works with the broader community outside Dartmouth to advance principles and initiatives to build a more diverse, inclusive, and equitable environment.

Other Responsibilities (10%)

  • Serves as the medical school’s principal ambassador at regional and national meetings to inform underrepresented potential trainees for the UME and MPH programs of opportunities at Geisel.
  • When requested, works with the Chair of the Committee on Student Performance and Conduct as a non-voting liaison for under-represented students.
  • When requested, serves as one of the Dean’s liaisons with senior leadership of Dartmouth College with respect to the medical school’s commitment to meet the initiatives set out by Dartmouth in its programs related to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • When requested, serves as one of the Dean’s liaisons with alumni or donors to build and promote programs that recruit and educate a diverse student population for the UME and MPH programs.
  • When requested, works with the Dean for Graduate and Advanced Studies and acts as the Dean’s liaison for all institutional training programs with respect to questions/issues related to diversity and inclusion in student education.
  • When requested, collaborates with the Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education on questions/issues related to diversity and inclusion.
  • When requested by the Dean, serves as the Geisel representative on relevant institutional committees
  • Demonstrates a commitment to diversity, inclusion, and cultural awareness through actions, interactions, and communications with others.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

  • Commitment to the tenet that a multiplicity of values and beliefs, interests and experiences, intellectual and cultural viewpoints enriches learning, augments research, informs scholarship, and promotes better models of population health and healthcare delivery that improve patient outcomes;
  • Documented prior training (in relevant degree-granting or certificate programs) and at least 5 years of experience with administration of initiatives/programs related to promoting diversity and inclusion in education, research, and administrative spheres that are applicable to the medical school community;
  • Bachelor’s degree required;
  • Strong interpersonal, management, and communication skills across all levels of the Geisel community;
  • Creative insight in problem-solving and ability to develop an overarching vision and strategic plans to augment and support diversity and inclusion consistent with the school’s missions;
  • Ability to work collaboratively across all levels at Geisel to implement policies and practices and provide day-to-day management oversight for initiatives;
  • Ability to work with Geisel’s academic partners (Dartmouth College, Dartmouth-Hitchcock, the White River Junction Veterans’ Affairs Medical Center), when called upon to do so, to advance broader institutional initiatives in diversity and inclusion in the UME and MPH Programs;
  • Ability and willingness to work with alumnae/i (Dartmouth College, Geisel, and D-H postgraduate programs), appropriate officers in Advancement, and, when appropriate, the community at large, to advance initiatives in diversity, equity, and inclusion for Geisel’s UME and MPH educational programs;
  • Commitment to be a life-long learner and innovator on best practices to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Advanced degree (e.g., but not limited to, MPH, PhD, MD) that provides experience and understanding of expectations for learners in UME and MPH Programs and medical school or other clinical organizations preferred;
  • Individuals who meet criteria at Geisel may be provided with a concurrent faculty appointment, but ability to hold a faculty appointment is not a requirement.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Employment in this position is contingent upon consent to and successful completion of a pre-employment background check, which may include a criminal background check, reference checks, verification of work history, and verification of any required academic credentials, licenses, and/or certifications, with results acceptable to Dartmouth College. A criminal conviction will not automatically disqualify an applicant from employment. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

For additional information and to apply, please visit https://searchjobs.dartmouth.edu/postings/54770

Dartmouth College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. We prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, marital status, or any other legally protected status. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups are encouraged.

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