Program Manager for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

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Connecticut, United States
11 May 2020
End of advertisement period
11 Jul 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

Position Focus:

Reporting to the faculty member serving as both the Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) and Director of the Advanced Professional Master of Public Health (AP MPH) Program, the program manager leads the development and implementation of an effective strategy to build a vibrant culture that fundamentally upholds the values of diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging for all members of the Yale School of Public Health (YSPH) community and advances DEI priorities in all facets of YSPH’s strategic plan. This position will be responsible for developing, aligning, and integrating a range of new and existing initiatives, policies, and procedures into a cohesive platform that will foster a more inclusive, welcoming, supportive, and diverse higher education community within the school and with its partners and affiliates. Understanding that this critical work is the responsibility of everyone at YSPH, this position will guide the YSPH community in expanding and extending the values of DEI through teaching, scholarship, and broad engagement of students, faculty, staff, and alumni.

The successful candidate will establish and nurture collaborative partnerships with all stakeholders: leadership, faculty, students, staff, and external stakeholders such as alumni and community agencies. The Program Manager will engage in ongoing assessment to create and sustain a vibrant, inclusive learning and working environment that is welcoming and supportive of all with a plan that strives to eradicate equity gaps. The Program Manager will work collaboratively with the School’s Title IX Coordinator and will play a role in the School’s compliance efforts and commitment to DEI. They will be responsible for providing leadership and guidance to senior leaders, faculty, staff, students, alumni, and preceptors for student internships on matters related to DEI and the impact on the YSPH community.
In coordination with the faculty director, this position will also hold primary responsibility for the extra-curricular and operational management of the AP MPH Program, which is YSPH’s accelerated 11-month MPH program that is specially designed for individuals who have significant work experience and/or an advanced degree in a field related to public health. They will play an essential role in recruitment, advising, planning special events and meetings, mentoring, and alumni engagement/development. The Program Manager will advise and liaise with the appropriate staff and leadership at YSPH and within the greater Yale community.

Essential Duties

  1. Provide leadership, coordination, consultation, assistance, strategic oversight, and direction regarding all DEI matters. Collaborate with YSPH community members to provide leadership in the creation, implementation, and ongoing evaluation of the school’s DEI plans. Update YSPH DEI goals and objectives as changes occur.  Lead YSPH-level implementation for Yale University-wide DEI goals.
  2. Develop and recommend policy, procedure, and structural improvements that remove barriers to student, faculty, and staff success.
  3. Cultivate and promote inclusive learning and work environments that encourage and support DEI initiatives such as organizational-wide DEI workshops, multicultural and appreciation events, and advocacy for faculty, staff, student and/or alumni affinity groups.
  4. Partner with the Associate Dean for DEI, department chairs, and faculty to support the strategic development and implementation of inclusive curricula and pedagogical practices.
  5. Work with YSPH senior leadership to develop strategies and opportunities to recruit and retain a diverse student body, faculty, and staff workforce.
  6. Develop metrics and dashboards to ensure accountability, tracking, and monitoring of DEI efforts. Work closely with relevant offices in use of data tools (e.g., campus climate survey, demographic data, student completion and employment data, etc.) to compile reports that create benchmarks and assess institutional progress regarding DEI efforts. Identify and coordinate appropriate actions (referral, trainings, and counsel) for any identified trends or patterns identified.
  7. Develop dynamic and intentional DEI programs and initiatives for faculty, staff, and students that adequately address the educational and social needs of our community.
  8. Develop and implement employee professional development to support equity and multicultural competencies, and an ability to work and thrive in an increasingly diverse academic community.
  9. Serve as a member of the Leadership Team in responding to emerging issues, ideas, and challenges impacting YSPH’s ability to effectively move forward with DEI efforts.
  10. Collaborate with the YSPH Office of Student and External Affairs to develop materials to promote DEI goals and successes.
  11. Utilize knowledge of federal, state, and local laws, rules, regulations, policies, and procedures to work with the Associate Dean for DEI to facilitate appropriate resolution to reports of bias-related incidents, including working with faculty and preceptors.
  12. Work with the AP MPH Program faculty director to manage the admission process, in coordination with the director of admissions at YSPH. Participate in recruitment events, in collaboration with the career services office at YSPH.
  13. Lead communication efforts for programs through social media accounts. Create marketing, public relations, and development efforts/strategy with the Assistant Dean of Public Relations.
  14. Develop and create reports as needed.
  15. Perform additional projects and assignments as needed.

Required Education and Experience

Bachelor's degree in a related field and at least 4 years of related experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Required Skill/Ability 1:

Well-developed written and oral communication skills with the ability to communicate effectively with internal and external stakeholders to craft and articulate messages for various audiences.

Required Skill/Ability 2:

Ability to handle stressful, challenging and emotional situations, and create thoughtful, fair, and institutionally aligned responses.

Required Skill/Ability 3:

Excellent organizational, planning, community organizing, leadership and coalition-building skills in order to represent programs in multiple contexts.

Required Skill/Ability 4:

Well-developed knowledge of best practices in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion to create and sustain an environment of mutual respect and inclusive work and learning environments for faculty, staff, and students.

Required Skill/Ability 5:

Proficiency with Windows and Microsoft products - Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint, web-based applications and social media platforms.

Preferred Education, Experience and Skills:

Terminal degree. Proven experience with DEI work. Experience in higher education. Proven ability to fulfill the National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education (NADOHE)'s Standards. Experience in grant submissions, organizational change, facilitation, recruitment, retention, training, development, implementation, and evaluation of programs.

Weekend Hours Required? No

Evening Hours Required? No

Drug Screen: No

Health Screening: No

Background Check Requirements

All candidates for employment will be subject to pre-employment background screening for this position, which may include motor vehicle, DOT certification, drug testing and credit checks based on the position description and job requirements. All offers are contingent upon the successful completion of the background check. Please visit for additional information on the background check requirements and process.

Posting Disclaimer

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the essential functions that will be required of the position and should not be construed as a declaration of specific duties and responsibilities of the particular position. Employees will be assigned specific job-related duties through their hiring departments.

Affirmative Action Statement:

Yale University considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, an individual’s sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, or national or ethnic origin; nor does Yale discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 protects people from sex discrimination in educational programs and activities at institutions that receive federal financial assistance. Questions regarding Title IX may be referred to the University’s Title IX Coordinator, at, or to the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, 8th Floor, Five Post Office Square, Boston MA 02109-3921. Telephone: 617.289.0111, Fax: 617.289.0150, TDD: 800.877.8339, or Email:

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