Executive Director of Equity, Inclusion, and Diversity

Equity, Inclusion and Diversity · Colton, California
Department Equity, Inclusion and Diversity
Employment Type Staff-FT
Minimum Experience Executive

Special Requirements and Conditions

Must be able to work in an office environment


Position Description

Under the general direction of the Senior Associate Dean, the executive director will lead, innovate, and deliver policies, programs and processes involving equity, inclusion, diversity, educational pathways, talent management, capacity building, and training. 

Information provided below is a general description of responsibilities; it is not intended to provide an all-inclusive list of responsibilities and may change depending on the needs of CUSM.


Essential Function


·       Orchestrates initiatives aligned with CUSM’s mission and strategic plan

        that specifically address equity, inclusion and diversity (EID). 

·       Advocates for and fosters an inclusive, engaging, responsive culture of inclusive

        excellence to optimize the performance, belonging, development, and growth

        of faculty, staff and students. 

·       Fosters and advocates an inclusive learning environment that integrates content and

        principles related to EID to strengthen and maintain a comprehensive educational experience

        for all students. 

·       Articulates and promotes the benefits of EID to achieve excellence in medical

        education, research, health care delivery, healthcare workforce development

        and health equity.

·       Analyzes and leverages institutional data and trends to maintain policies, programs,

        services, and resources to achieve and sustain the mission, goals and strategic interests

        of the school related to EID.   

·       Engages and collaborates with students, faculty, staff, clinical affiliates, and

        community partners in a manner that reflects and models understanding, appreciation, and

        respect for human differences. 

·       Ensures representation of different voices, especially those who are historically

        underrepresented and/or economically or educationally disadvantaged, in conversations

        and initiatives that influence the institution’s operations. 

·       Understands current legal and educational policies and practices and their implications

        to meet the school’s mission, goals, and specific diversity interests.

·       Supports initiatives of the Diversity and Inclusion Committee at CUSM.

·       Effectuates and supports the Equity, Ethics, Professionalism and Mistreatment

        Process at CUSM, including managing the Equity Response Team and serving as a

        trusted resource and advocate.

·       Collaborates with campus colleagues to provide a range of formal and informal

        activities and programs that build capacity to increase awareness of oppression,

        power, and privilege and develop the skills to practice  antiracism, inclusion, and allyship.

·       Establishes and maintains networks that enable collaboration and the ability to

        effectively meet the EID needs of CUSM.

·       Supports programs and activities that affirm identity, build community, and cultivate

        leadership  enabling all entities at CUSM to effectively partner with communities

        and advocate for change. 

·       Applies data and feedback to develop training, briefings, and active learning opportunities

        for growth and development related to EID awareness and skills.  

·       Supports both assistant deans in training, scheduling, leadership, data management

        and collection and committee management activities.

·       Supports scholarship endeavors and activities related to EID.

·       Manages the budget for the EID unit.

·       Other projects as assigned such as external recruitment visits, search committees,

        scholarship committees, and special events.

·       May supervise others as assigned.

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:

·       Excellent interpersonal, written, verbal communication and presentation skills.

·       Ability to understand different perspectives as applied to student, staff, and faculty support.

·       Ability to articulate the values and mission of CUSM with a core understanding

        of social/structural determinants of health and health equity.

·       Ability to adapt to a dynamic environment.

·       Ability to work independently with little to no supervision.

·       Knowledge of presentation, word processing and spreadsheet software; use of

        Microsoft Office Suite (including Teams).

·       Knowledge of social media as an educational tool. 

·       Knowledge of podcasting, video chatting, and group meeting interfaces.


Education and Experience

1.     Bachelor's degree in related field, with five years of related experience.

        Master’s or doctorate degree in related field preferred with five years of related experience.

2.     Experience with quantitative and/or qualitative research platforms such as

        STATA, SPSS, Qualtrix, etc. preferred.

3.     Must have a valid U.S. Driver's License.

4.     Some evenings and weekends work may be required.


Working Environment

•        General office environment with low level noise.

Physical Demands

•        Occasional lifting up to 40 pounds, carrying, bending, pushing and/or pulling.

•        Significant fine finger dexterity

•        Sitting – 85%

•        Walking – 10%

•        Standing – 5%



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  • Location
    Colton, California
  • Department
    Equity, Inclusion and Diversity
  • Employment Type
  • Minimum Experience