Reporting to the Senior Vice Chancellors for Academic Affairs of the University of Nebraska at Omaha and the University of Nebraska Medical Center, this position serves as the university executive level Diversity & Inclusion Officer representing the Chancellor's Office and providing leadership in developing and implementing policies, programs and efforts to enhance recruitment, inclusion, retention and equity for a diverse student body, faculty and staff for University of Nebraska at Omaha and the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Particular emphasis shall be given to leading the assessment and evaluation of high-impact strategies, programs, practices, and initiatives to promote equity, access and inclusion across the campuses in the three mission areas of premier educational programs, innovative research and extraordinary patient care.
Master's degree required, doctorate or terminal degree preferred
Ten years of experience in higher education and/or training, to include at least five years of supervisory experience preferred.
A record of improving sustained organizational diversity and inclusion initiatives.
Evidence of leadership to enlist and mobilize persons and organizations with varying backgrounds and missions to increase diversity and inclusiveness at a large organization.
Ability to interact effectively in a team setting.
Successful record of securing external support for advancing inclusion and equity initiatives preferred.
Ability to envision and conceptualize the diversity and inclusion mission of a higher education system and academic medical center through a broad and inclusive definition of diversity
Understands and is able to articulate the importance of equity, inclusion and diversity to the broader educational mission of a university system;
Understands the contexts, cultures and politics within higher education and academic health centers that impact the implementation and management of effective diversity change efforts;
Understands and is able to articulate the range of evidence for the benefits that accrue to students, staff and faculty through diversity, access, inclusion, and equity;
Understands how curriculum development and instructional programming efforts may be used to advance the diversity, access, and inclusion mission of higher education institutions;
Possesses the procedural knowledge for responding to bias incidents when they occur on campus;
Familiar with how institutional data can be used to benchmark and promote accountability for the diversity, access, and inclusion missions of higher education institutions;
Understands the application of campus climate research in the development and advancement of a positive and inclusive campus climate for diversity;
Generally understands the potential barriers faced by staff and management in the process of promotion, and those faced by faculty in the promotion and continuous (tenure) appointment process in the context of diversity-related professional activities (e.g., teaching, research, service);
Conversant in current and historical issues associated with nondiscrimination, access, and equity in higher education; awareness and an understanding of the various laws, regulations, and policies related to equity and diversity in higher education.
A vital enterprise in the nation’s heartland, the University of Nebraska Medical Center has its eye on improving the future of health care in Nebraska and beyond. As Nebraska’s only public academic health sciences center, UNMC is committed to the education of a 21st century health care work force, to finding cures and treatments for devastating diseases, to providing the best care for patients, and to serving our state and its communities through award-winning outreach. UNMC also is committed to embracing the richness of diversity, and is a major economic engine for the state of Nebraska.Led by Chancellor Jeffrey P. Gold, M.D., UNMC has six colleges and two institutes, serving about 3,700 students in more than two dozen programs. Our primary care program was recently ranked fourth in the nation by U.S. News & World Report, and our physician assistant program was ranked ninth. The university’s physical therapy, pharmacy and public health programs also are ranked among the top in the country. ... Major Units: College of Medicine, College of Nursing, College of Pharmacy, College of Dentistry, College of Public Health, Graduate College, College of Allied Health Professions, Eppley Institute for Research in Cancer and Allied Diseases, Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center, Munroe-Meyer Institute, Stanley M. Truhlsen Eye Institute.