Dir/diversity, Equity & Inclusion/CMED

Central Michigan University

Mount Pleasant, MI, USA

Full time

Nov 18

Position Information

Position Number78450Type of RecruitmentExternalPosition TitleDIR/DIVERSITY, EQUITY & INCLUSION/CMEDPosition SummaryAs the chief diversity officer in the College of Medicine, the Director for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion will work closely with CMU’s Associate Vice President for Institutional Diversity in concert with leadership at CMU Partner’s and our primary affiliated teaching hospitals in shaping and leading the College of Medicine (CMED) to embrace diversity, equity, and inclusion as fundamental to CMED’s excellence. The Director is charged with advancing the breadth of diversity, equity, & inclusion efforts in partnership with colleague in student affairs, admissions, human resources, and faculty & staff affairs at the medical school. Required Qualifications~Bachelor’s Degree preferably in Education, Sociology, Psychology, Education, Academic Administration, or related field.

~Five years of experience working directly in diversity, equity, and inclusion in education or related field.

~Demonstrated experience in building and advancing institutional diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives for faculty, students, and staff.

~Evidence of nuanced, broad, and sophisticated understanding of diversity, equity, and inclusion issues.

~Exceptional leadership, organizational and communication skills.

~Excellent human relations skills and proven ability to work effectively with diverse populations.

Preferred Qualifications~Master’s degree

~Relevant experience in an academic health center, medical school or higher education.

~Demonstrated effectiveness and expertise in change management, particularly as it relates to diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives.

~Previous experience, understanding, and passion for diversity, equity, and inclusion including health disparities and cultural competencies.

~Scholarly record of planning and implementation especially as it relates to diversity initiatives.

Duties & Responsibilities~Oversees and has accountability for all CMU College of Medicine diversity, equity, and inclusion programs.

~Chairs the CMED Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion bylaw committee.

~Serves as chief College of Medicine spokesperson for diversity, equity, and inclusion.

~Brings leadership, vision, integrity, and team-oriented philosophy to diversity and inclusion efforts including recruitment, selection, and appointment of students, faculty and staff for the College of Medicine and CMU Partners.

~Develops a common vision for an inclusive climate on the College of Medicine, CMU Partners and our primary affiliated teaching hospitals, and outline steps to realize this vision including the identification of benchmarks to measure progress.

~Represents the Dean/Senior Associate Dean as requested at meetings within the College of Medicine, CMU and off-campus collaborations.

~Acts as liaison for the Dean/Senior Associate Dean between the Office of Institutional Diversity, the Provost, deans, department chairs, program directors, departmental personnel, primary affiliated institutions, and the public.

~Collaborates across organization to establish equitable and inclusive climate objectives.

~Engages in a reflective and appropriately nuanced dialogue with senior leadership about diversity realities and possibilities for an equitable and inclusive climate.

~Develops, leads, and oversees the shaping and execution of diversity, equity, and inclusion as a resource that enhances learning for all students and institutional excellence.

~In collaboration with the Office of Admissions, develops and support pipeline and partnership programs.

~Seeks extramural funding opportunities and engage in scholarly activities to enhance the diversity, equity, and inclusion objectives of the College of Medicine.

~Organizes the implementation and delivery of workshops, presentations, learning modules and other strategies that promote diversity, equity, and inclusion.

~Provides guidance on matters related to enhancing cultural competency initiatives.

~Provides technical assistance, advice coaching and consultation to individuals and groups regarding cross-cultural conflicts and disputes, as well as policies and practices that might have an adverse impact on a particular group(s).

~Participates and guides senior leadership within the College of Medicine in discussion regarding policy and program initiatives.

~Educates constituents (internal/external) on value of a diverse, equitable, and inclusive campus.

~Assess effectiveness of diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives across the College of Medicine and CMU Partners and recommend appropriate adjustments that are proactive and responsive.

~Identifies adequate resources to achieve diversity, equity, and inclusion goals including the alignment of a realistic budget.

~Performs other duties as assigned.Supervision ExercisedNone.Message to ApplicantsYou must submit an on-line application in order to be considered as an applicant for this position. 


Cover letters may be addressed to the Hiring Committee.Employee GroupProfessional & Administrative -SalaryStaff Pay LevelPay Range$85,000 - $115,000DivisionAcademic AffairsDepartmentCollege of MedicinePosition StatusRegularPosition End DateEmployment StatusFull-TimeFTE1.0Position Type12 monthWeekly Work ScheduleMonday - Friday; 8:00am - 5:00pm; Some Nights and Weekends as RequiredAt Will?NoLocationMount Pleasant, MIAbout the DepartmentAbout CMUCentral Michigan University has a more than 125-year legacy of preparing students to become leaders and changemakers in their communities and in their personal and professional lives. 

We serve nearly 19,500 students on our Mount Pleasant campus, in satellite locations around the state and throughout the country, and through flexible online programs. Many of our approximately 300 undergraduate, master’s, specialist and doctoral programs in the arts, media, business, education, human services, health professions, liberal arts, social sciences, medicine, science and engineering are nationally ranked for excellence. 

CMU leads the nation in leadership development programming through our Sarah R. Opperman Leadership Institute, and we are proud to be among only 5% of U.S. universities in the top two Carnegie research classifications. Our faculty work with graduate and undergraduate students in areas such as Great Lakes research, medical innovation, engineering technology and more. 

Central is home to 17 men’s and women’s Division 1 sports including football, basketball, gymnastics, baseball, wrestling and more. Our student-athletes achieve great success in competition and in the classroom, capturing Mid-American Conference championships and maintaining an average cumulative GPA of 3.17. 

CMU is located in Mount Pleasant, a community that blends the best of small-town living with big-city amenities. It’s part of the culturally varied and vibrant Great Lakes Bay Region that also includes Saginaw, Bay City, Midland and the state’s largest Native American community, centered on the Saginaw Chippewa Isabella Reservation in Mount Pleasant. 

Area residents enjoy the mix of outdoor activities, cultural events, shopping and dining options, and family attractions. Other major Michigan destinations and attractions — Lansing, Grand Rapids, Detroit, Traverse City, wineries, beaches, golf and ski resorts, and many more — are within easy reach of the city’s central location in Michigan’s Lower Peninsula. 

CMU employees enjoy access to a nationally recognized wellness program along with health care and benefits that exceed regional, state and national norms.CMU Leadership StandardsCentral Michigan University is a place where we value students and work for their success, where we act as family, and where employees are engaged, appreciated and have extraordinary opportunities to make a difference.

We intentionally maintain and strengthen the hallmark CMU culture that sets us apart from our peers by expecting CMU leaders and employees to model the following Leadership Standards and develop them within their teams.

Please review the Leadership Standards before applying for this position.EEO StatementCMU, an AA/EO institution, strongly and actively strives to increase diversity and provide equal opportunity within its community. CMU does not discriminate against persons based on age, color, disability, ethnicity, familial status, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, height, marital status, national origin, political persuasion, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, race, religion, sex, sex‐based stereotypes, sexual orientation, transgender status, veteran status, or weight (see http://www.cmich.edu/ocrie). 


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CMU does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, including admission and employment, and is required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 not to discriminate in such a matter. 


Inquiries about the application of Title IX can be made to CMU’s Title IX Coordinator, the US Department of Education’s Assistant Secretary, or both. 


CMU’s Title IX Coordinator can be reached at:


Phone: 989-774-3253


Office: 103 E. Preston St.


Bovee University Center, suite 306


Mount Pleasant, MI 48858


Email: titleix@cmich.edu

Posting EndsOpen Until FilledYes

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