Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.
This position is full-time and works approximately 40 hours per week.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Vice Chancellor's Office for the School of Medicine.
Washington University School of Medicine (WUSM) seeks nominations and applications for the inaugural position of Associate Vice Chancellor for Diversity and Inclusion (AVCDI). The AVCDI will lead institutional efforts to advance diversity, inclusion, and equity. The AVCDI will report to the Dean of the Medical School and partner closely with departmental chairs. The mission of WUSM is to “lead in advancing human health through the best clinical care, innovative research and the education of tomorrow’s leaders in biomedicine in a culture that supports diversity, inclusion, critical thinking and creativity.” Accordingly, the AVCDI will provide consultation to the Dean and WUSM Leadership on diversity and inclusion efforts.
The AVCDI will serve as WUSM’s senior leader in coordinating efforts that ensure a diverse and inclusive environment. This individual will develop and implement an innovative and comprehensive plan for furthering diversity, inclusion, and equity within WUSM. The AVCDI will promote a culture of open participation and facilitate discussions on topics related to diversity and inclusion. The AVCDI will partner with WUSM’s diversity resources and committees to advance/accelerate the institution’s diversity and inclusion efforts.
The ideal candidate will be a nationally recognized leader in diversity, inclusion, and equity with proven experience and a strong commitment to diversity. The AVCDI will promote WUSM’s diversity and inclusion goals and initiatives, including the creation and implementation of innovative faculty, staff, and student recruitment and retention programs.
The salary is commensurate with experience.
-Retirement Savings Plan -22 vacation days -8 Paid Holidays -Sick Time -Tuition benefits for employee, spouse and dependent children -Free Metro Link/ Bus pass -Free Life Insurance -Health, Dental, Vision -Health Savings Accounts (HSA) -Long Term Disability Insurance -Flex Spending Plan -Other Benefits
Med School HR website (medschoolhr.wustl.edu)
Applicant Special Instructions:
Inquiries, nominations, and applications are invited. Recruitment will continue until the position is filled. For additional information, please contact the Search Committee’s consultants Oliver B. Tomlin, III and Lisa DeSimone Arthur via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. The consultants can be reached by phone through the office of Lisa DeSimone Arthur at (917) 209-0331.
Internal Applicant Instruction:
Please attach a copy of your most current signed performance evaluation (completed within the last 18 months) to your online account. If you have not received a performance evaluation, you may provide two current signed letters of recommendation (written within the last 18 months), preferably to include one letter from either a current or recent former supervisor. To attach these documents, go to: My Career Tools, Add Attachment, Attachment Type – Performance Reviews or Letters of Recommendation.
Bachelor's Degree in related area.
The ideal candidate for this position will have at least 10 years of leadership experience in a large complex academic setting, healthcare system or corporate setting.
Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion is required.
Knowledge of core issues in education equity, such as Title IV, Title II and other relevant federal legislation is important.
Advance Degree strongly preferred.
Strong experience in diversity topics, including implicit bias, health equity, cultural humility, preventing and resolving microaggressions and promoting cultural competency.
Ability to effectively engage with a broad audience at WUSM, including medical school leadership, faculty, staff, residents, students and alumni.
Strong collaboration skills; ability to be a connector across WUSM and the broader community.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Ability to develop strategic approaches to diversity and inclusion, including a data-driven approach to decision-making.
Innovative and creative; ability to develop and implement new diversity and inclusion programs.
Ability to lead through influence and partnership with key internal and external constituents.
Washington University in St. Louis, a medium-sized, independent university, is dedicated to challenging its faculty and students alike to seek new knowledge and greater understanding of an ever-changing, multicultural world. The University offers more than 90 programs and almost 1,500 courses leading to bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in a broad spectrum of traditional and interdisciplinary fields, with additional opportunities for minor concentrations and individualized programs. The faculty is composed of scholars, scientists, artists and members of the learned professions. They serve society by teaching; by adding to the store of human art, creativity, understanding, and wisdom; and by providing direct services, such as health care.