Full Time 40 hours Grade 057 Ofc of HR - Assoc VP's Office Responsibilities General Purpose: Directs overall implementation, management, oversight, evaluation and strategic planning for programs designed to improve diversity and inclusive culture across University staff. Develops and implements a full range of initiatives that support ongoing leadership efforts to ensure organization-wide understanding, adoption and adherence to the UR's commitment to diversity and inclusion. Supports the continuous, systematic and focused recruitment and retention of diverse staff populations across the University of Rochester system. Represents the Office of Human Resources on a variety of institutional committees and working groups as designated by the AVP for HR on issues related to diversity and inclusion. Leverages subject matter expertise and tactical leadership toward a higher-level compliance achievement with internal and external regulations and accrediting bodies. Collaborates with diversity and inclusion leaders across the University and medical center including; supervise full time staff members and develop and manage the office's budget and plan and forecast anticipated changes and new needs based on office goals annually. Specific Responsibilities: Under general direction and with latitude for independent judgment: Defining and Measuring Staff Diversity: Articulates definition of diversity standards. Develops policies and procedures for a universal set of diversity standards. Establishes and measure institutional metrics that adhere to diversity standards. Building Diversity in Learning Environments: Identifies opportunities to align diversity and inclusion-based learning modules into the core learning management system curriculum. Enhances the learning experience of staff through greater emphasis on diversity and inclusion within the workplace environment and experiences. Ensures the organization and alignment of programs dedicated to expanding the pipeline of diverse staff that enter professional, administrative and leadership positions. Holds a leading role on diversity and inclusion committee structures such as the Presidential Diversity Council, the Presidential Diversity Implementation Committee, URMC Executive Committee on Diversity and Inclusion and Faculty Diversity Officers. Ensures full development and implementation of all action planning activities associated with ongoing compliance and adherence to all applicable regulatory requirements. Data Reporting and Compliance: Manages all staff diversity and inclusion data collection and associated maintenance activities for UR. Compiles the submission of required annual reports and cultivate HR data regarding staff diversity. Collaborates with education teams on the annual review of staff pipeline programs. Evaluates staff engagement surveys for the purposes of initiating a continuous environmental scan of diversity and inclusion within UR. Develops methods of evaluation and assessment of programs to track progress of the activities of the Office of Staff Diversity and Inclusion. Creating a Community of Inclusion and Support: Ensures recruitment and retention efforts for staff align with diversity standards. Oversees the development of training, workshops and credentialing programs that enhance the diversity and inclusion abilities of staff. Continuously refines training programs to heighten awareness of and reduce the impact of bias in recruitment, hiring and promotion processes. Collaborates with all offices for diversity and inclusion such as the URMC Office for Inclusion and Culture Development and the Office for Faculty Development and Diversity. Advocates for institutional policies and practices that further a climate of inclusion. Expands outreach of UR into the diverse communities we serve emphasizing key relationships and partnerships with local and national organizations that serve veterans, individuals with disabilities, underrepresented minorities and women. Monitors and tracks peer and national trends and seek benchmarks for success including suggestions for continual improvement. Works with University procurement offices to develop and support a robust supplier diversity program. Requirements Master's degree in a relevant field and five years of professional change management and leadership experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Excellent presentation, networking, verbal, listening, attention to detail, problem solving, written communication, and project management skills required. Requires working knowledge of Executive Order 11246 and related Affirmative Action obligations and diversity/inclusion topics. Skilled communicator and listener with a high degree of effectiveness in obtaining cooperation and support from a broad range of internal and external constituents. Able to use discretion when handling confidential and sensitive information. Juris doctor or other terminal degree preferred. Other preferred skills/experience; influencing cultural change and outcomes in complex environment working with leadership at all levels in an academic/clinical environment, innovator in the field of strategic inclusion, diversity and/or human resources management, quality and process improvement along with effective program and data management that results in measurable cultural change and adherence to diversity and inclusion standards.
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