Mayo Clinic — Director, Diversity and Anti-Racism Curriculum

When you’re a part of Mayo Clinic, diversity is about opening up to unconventional ideas that create better outcomes, while recognizing colleagues’ unique contributions. Become part of the legacy that embraces these differences and enables us to provide the best care to patients from all over the world.

With the goal of partnering with others to transform health care globally, we seek an energetic curriculum director to orchestrate category-of-one thought leadership for the Education Shield of Mayo Clinic, an organization that sets the standard for patient care, education and research.

This individual can live in Rochester, MN, Jacksonville, FL or Phoenix, AZ, with an expectation of regular travel between these destination sites.

The Director of Diversity and Anti-Racism Curriculum (Director) will lead Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Sciences (MCCMS) efforts to strengthen the overall health care and biomedical sciences curriculum to support the diversity and anti-racism goals identified for the College and Mayo Clinic. The Director will serve as a strategist working with MCCMS deans and faculty leaders to assess, design, implement and evaluate a comprehensive and integrated diversity and anti-racism curriculum that supports the diversity goals of schools within MCCMS.   The Director will provide leadership with respect to the diversity and anti-racism curriculum to ensure appropriate design and successful delivery to optimize learner outcomes.  The Director will focus on providing students the opportunity to learn ways to optimize care for diverse patient populations, identify causes for health inequities and aid in identification and elimination of racism and bias from the patient care environment.  The Director will act as a resource to school deans, associate deans, faculty, and administrators regarding identified needs in the specific school curricula.  The Director will collaborate with school leaders in the development of strategies and content to meet these needs. The Director will serve as a resource for MCCMS staff and students on matters related to diversity curriculum content, design and implementation. The Director will report to the Associate Dean for Education Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for MCCMS.  Effective, regular collaboration with MCCMS leaders will also be necessary to accomplish the goals of the position. The Director will participate as a faculty member in MCCMS to lead efforts to advance the science of diversity education, such that Mayo Clinic will be recognized as a national leader in  this area.

The successful candidate for this position will have demonstrated expertise and leadership experience in aspects of diversity education including health inequities, cultural competence, anti-racism content or curriculum development.  Preferred candidates should have experience in health professions education and academic credentials appropriate for appointment to associate professor or higher.  The candidate must show evidence of strong communication and interpersonal skills.  The Director must be able to collaborate with a wide variety of stakeholders at all levels across the MCCMS, Mayo Clinic, and externally. The candidate will also possess demonstrated maturity, leadership, and academic scholarship to aid in advancing the MCCMS diversity, equity, and inclusion goals via the diversity/anti-racism curriculum.  Additionally, the candidate must:

  • Be a professional educator with Ed.D. or equivalent, or a Ph.D. in a discipline relevant to diversity education
  • Have a strong record of scholarly activity and leadership in diversity education
  • Exemplify Mayo Clinic’s values and core principles
  • Show evidence of an ability to work effectively with leaders, staff and learners across a large institution to lead organizational change

Key Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with school leaders to identify college wide and school-specific diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI)curriculum learning objectives.
  • Assess and identify curricular DEI gaps within the colleges in MCCMS.
  • Ensure an inclusive approach to the DEI and anti-racism curricula with comprehensive attention to patients from ethnic and racial minority groups, women, LGBTQ patients and those patients with disabilities, and other patient groups who are underrepresented in college curriculum.
  • Incorporate the utilization of assessment tools to evaluate how diversity informs curricula and establish meaningful measures of progress in incorporating diversity into the MCCMS curriculum.
  • Conduct periodic reviews of the DEI curriculum to ensure that schools are integrating DEI content in support of identified learning objectives.
  • Conduct periodic inventory of existing DEI content and catalog this information as a resource for schools in the development of their DEI curriculum.
  • Lead an evaluation of the success of the DEI curriculum implementation and make recommendations to ensure ongoing development and deployment of robust curricular opportunities for learners specific to diversity, equity, and inclusion in healthcare.
  • Clearly establish and communicate to MCCMS colleagues the goals and intended learning outcomes of the diversity curriculum.
  • Promote, and assess student satisfaction with the delivery and design of the DEI curriculum.
  • Provide oversight and leadership specific to the regulatory and accreditation requirements of the DEI curriculum within the MCCMS schools, including continuous quality improvement initiatives.
  • Participate in activities, programs and initiatives designed to advance the diversity and inclusion mission of the MCCMS.
  • Provide scholarly resources to support DEI education and leading-edge research on issues of diversity in medical education and biomedical sciences.
  • Actively collaborate with the Office of Health Equity and Inclusion and Office for Equity, Inclusion and Diversity, Office for Research Diversity and Inclusion,  for consultation on DEI curriculum goals and to ensure learner participation in Mayo Clinic wide diversity and inclusion training efforts as appropriate.
  • Actively collaborate across all shields with the Office for Equity, Inclusion and Diversity and site and shield diversity offices in support of the diversity education goals of the MCCMS.
  • Lead institutional efforts in the scholarship of diversity, equity, inclusion and education scholarship
  • Serve as faculty for DEI courses as deemed appropriate.

Mayo Clinic is located in the heart of downtown Rochester, Minnesota, a vibrant, friendly city that provides a highly livable environment for more than 34,000 Mayo staff and students. The city is consistently ranked among the best places to live in the United States because of its affordable cost of living, healthy lifestyle, excellent school systems and exceptionally high quality of life.

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