Director for Equity, Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging.
Harvard University Health Services
Location: USA - MA - Cambridge
Internal Number: 54794BR
As a member of the Harvard University Health Services (HUHS) leadership team, the Director for Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, & Belonging (EDIB), serves as the lead EDIB Specialist for the organization. Working closely with the HUHS Executive Director, Senior Leadership team and HUHS community, the Director for EDIB delivers strategic, responsive and effective strategies, including programs and initiatives intended to develop and foster an inclusive community that attracts, respects, and supports a diverse, inclusive, anti-racist community committed to advancing the physical and emotional health and well-being of the Harvard students, HUHS patients, and Harvard campus community.
Partners with HUHS Senior Leadership to identify, prioritize, and build organizational capabilities through the development and implementation of an EDIB staff learning program.
Collaborates with HUHS Senior Leadership and staff to identify and address health disparities with the goal of achieving health equity for communities served by HUHS.
Identifies and influences changes in protocols and policies to enhance the inclusiveness of HUHS programs and services.
Facilitates the cultural change process by designing, influencing, championing, and facilitating organizational change initiatives in support of EDIB strategies.
Proactively surfaces and makes recommendations for actions to address the concerns and interests of Black and BIPOC employees and other equity-seeking groups, including Latinx, Asian American/Pacific Islander, and LGBTQ people.
Serves as a member and convener of the EDIB Committee at HUHS, contributing to HUHS strategic planning and representing the interests of HUHS employees and the communities served by HUHS.
Represents and continually informs HUHS as a member of committees and organizations outside of HUHS; works closely with Harvard's Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer and the Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging, representing HUHS on university-wide diversity and inclusion initiatives. In collaboration with the Human Resources team, helps to identify, enhance, and advance more equitable and inclusive policies and practices relating to staff recruitment, hiring and retention.
Leverage data to identify areas for improvement, and develop a measurement program to assess progress.
May provide direct and/or indirect supervision to team members, work-share participants, or interns working in support of EDIB initiatives.
Adheres to the expectations and professional responsibilities of the department.
Employs the standards, practices, and procedures of the department.
Completes and complies with HUHS training requirements including HIPAA Privacy and Security.
Reports non-compliance incidents to the supervisor, manager, and/or Compliance Officer.
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Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience. Minimum of 8 years' relevant work experience in the areas of Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, Belonging, and Anti-Racism.
Master's degree. Expert knowledge of HR and anti-discrimination policies and processes. Experience in the areas of Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, Belonging, and Anti-Racism, organizational change, training/education, group facilitation, program development, and evaluation. Knowledge of healthcare and higher education settings, Harvard University, and Harvard University Health Services, with the ability to initiate strategies and develop clear, actionable steps in support of HUHS priorities. Experience working on EDIB issues in healthcare settings. Ability to engage, inspire and influence people. Ability to speak effectively to individuals of diverse backgrounds and viewpoints. Strong interpersonal, communication, and client service skills, with the capacity to function well during periods of high pressure. Ability to develop and deliver relevant, effective training programs to broad audiences. Demonstrated ability to cultivate relationships and work collaboratively and cross functionally with all levels of employees.
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Widespread ethical lapses of leaders in government, business and other professions prompt demands for more and better moral education. More fundamentally, the increasing complexity of public life - the scale and range of problems and the variety of knowledge required to deal with them - make ethical issues more difficult, even for men and women of good moral character. Not only are the ethical issues we face more complex, but the people we face them with are more diverse, increasing the frequency and intensity of our ethical disagreements.
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