Ohio University - Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine
July 27, 2018
Full Time - Experienced
Academic Administration, Multicultural Affairs
The Chief Inclusion Officer is the principal advisor to the Executive Dean, providing leadership and vision on issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion for the Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine. This position intersects with all offices and departments of the Heritage College, providing cohesiveness and serving as a conduit for the College’s numerous faculty, student, and staff programs and activities aimed at promoting inclusive excellence and welcoming environments for all.
• The Chief Inclusion Officer holds strategic responsibility for promoting and enabling inclusive excellence for faculty, staff, and students, through the thoughtful development and implementation of strategies, policies, and guidelines that advance the understanding of diversity, equity, and inclusion issues across the Heritage College community. • Provides leadership, expertise, and vision for the Heritage College’s Office of Inclusion to enhance existing programs and to develop new programs that encourage active engagement in activities that demonstrate the Heritage College’s commitment to inclusion. Responsible to lead and inform the development of comprehensive and impactful professional development opportunities for faculty, staff, and students, including cultural competency curriculum. • Collaborates and coordinates with college employees who are responsible for diversity and inclusion within their respective departments and offices to develop and implement robust inclusion plans that encourage the recruitment and retention of diverse faculty, staff and students and to ensure a welcoming culture for all. • Provides support to individuals bringing forward concerns and complaints of discrimination and bias, connects individuals to the Office of Equity and Civil Rights Compliance at Ohio University, and collaboratively coordinates the college’s response to reported incidents. • Facilitates the sharing of best practices and identifies opportunities for greater alignment and more unified efforts across all three Heritage College campuses and work locations. Encourages and supports projects and scholarly activities to address diversity, equity and inclusion topics. Actively pursues external funding to support diversity and inclusion efforts. • Leads the continual assessment of the college’s diversity, equity, and inclusion needs and collaboratively seeks aspirational solutions. Gathers and coordinates data on diversity. • Provide an annual progress report to the Executive Dean and the senior leadership team.
• People Management Directly supervises one hourly support position. Directly supervises the work of one director position (.5 of effort). Indirectly supervises three assistant director positions. Leads diverse Inclusion Steering Team.
• Service Serve as a voting member of the Heritage College Executive Committee, senior leadership operations team, Executive Dean’s Strategy Team, and various ad hoc committees and teams as needed for special projects.
Successful candidates for this role will have: • Evidence of effective interpersonal skills and the ability to cultivate partnerships and to work with diverse groups of faculty, staff and students surrounding complex issues. • Proven ability to work with sensitive and confidential information; • Ability to communicate effectively, through written as well as interpersonal and group communication skills, at all levels of the college and the university, with administration, faculty, staff, students, and external constituents including alumni and potential donors; • Experience in employing effective problem solving and leadership skills to bring about transformational change; • Demonstrated leadership in the creation and delivery of college-wide inclusion and intercultural competency training programs, with a specific focus on medical education; • Demonstrated knowledge, skills, awareness of and demonstrated commitment to contemporary issues of inclusion, social justice, diversity, access, and equity, including the current scholarship and pedagogical approaches that inform and address these issue
Frequent in-state travel is required, as well as occasional regional and national travel.
Minimum Requirements: Doctoral degree in intercultural communication, educational leadership in diversity, equity & inclusion, or related field, plus 6 years of related experience.
An equivalent combination of a Master’s degree in the above fields, plus 8 years of related experience will be considered in lieu of the Doctoral degree.
Preference given to candidates with leadership experience in higher education, especially medical/professional schools.
Additional Salary Information: Commensurate with education and experience. Employees also enjoy a generous benefits package which includes health benefits, paid time off, and educational benefits for employees and eligible dependents.
About Ohio University - Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine
We pride ourselves on our strong focus on our mission: training osteopathic primary care physicians to serve Ohio.
Our medical school educates physicians committed to practice in Ohio, emphasizes primary care, engages in focused research, and embraces both Appalachian and urban communities. Integral to this mission, our college community commits itself to: provide a clinically integrated, learning-centered, osteopathic medical education continuum for students, interns, residents and primary care associates; embrace diversity and public service; and improve the health and well-being of underserved populations.
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