Assistant Vice President for Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging, DUHS

  • Duke Health
  • Durham, NC, USA
  • Feb 14, 2020

Job Description

Duke University Health System (DUHS) is a world-class, rapidly growing organization dedicated to employing Duke’s strengths in patient care, education, and research to enhance and improve health care throughout North Carolina and beyond. DUHS is recognized as a leader in providing the highest-quality care to patients and to the communities that we serve. As DUHS defines the next generation of patient care, we seek to establish new standards for outcomes and safety that fully engage patients and their loved ones with dignity and compassion throughout the care continuum.    DUHS more than 290 locations providing quality health services across the entire continuum of care from wellness to hospice. Patient care at DUHS is distinguished by a collaborative, patient-centered approach that combines nurses, physician associates, therapists, technologists, and many other health professionals. DUHS is the second largest private employer in North Carolina, with over 24,000 staff and providers.   For the fiscal year that ended on June 30, 2018, Duke provided a total community benefit and investment of $552 million.   DUHS had over 69,000 inpatient discharges for the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2018, in addition to 2.3 million outpatient encounters.   DUHS includes three hospitals - Duke University Hospital on our Duke University Medical Center campus, Duke Regional Hospital and Duke Raleigh Hospital.   Duke Primary Care is the largest primary care network in the greater Triangle area with family medicine and internal medicine providers, and pediatricians in nearly 30 locations throughout the region.   Duke Connected Care, a community-based, physician-led network, includes a group of doctors, hospitals and other healthcare providers who work together to deliver high-quality care to Medicare Fee-for-Service patients in Durham and its surrounding areas.   The Private Diagnostic Clinic (PDC) is the faculty physician practice for Duke Health. It was one of the first and largest academic multi-specialty group practices in the United States. The PDC owns and operates more than 70 primary and specialty care clinics in 10 counties in central and eastern North Carolina.   Duke Health & Wellness includes medically based weight loss at the Duke Diet & Fitness Center; medically based fitness, wellness and rehabilitation programs at the Duke Health & Fitness Center; and Duke Integrative Medicine, blending advanced medical practice and research with proven complementary therapies.   Duke HomeCare & Hospice offers hospice, home health and infusion services. Hospice care is offered to terminally ill patients in their home, skilled-nursing facilities, assisted-living facilities, and at our two inpatient facilities located in Hillsborough and Durham, North Carolina.   The Assistant Vice President for Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging (DIBs) for the Duke University Health System (DUHS) will be responsible for the creation and execution of a DIBs roadmap, a key part of the broader Duke Health Strategic Framework, Advancing Health Together. This newly created role will collaborate closely with the Duke University Office of Institutional Equity (OIE), Human Resources, university personnel, cross-functional partners, and local functional champions across the organization.   This role will be responsible for building on the foundational and innovative inclusion initiatives already in place and work to organize and build cohesion across these initiatives. The successful candidate will be skilled at making progress through engaging and influencing the enterprise. The successful candidate will need to prioritize building partnerships internally across the Duke Health, including the School of Medicine, School of Nursing, and undergraduate campus, as well as with external partners. The ideal candidate will enjoy operating in a more ambiguous environment, and will see it as an opportunity to create, collaborate, and lead.   This position reports to the Executive Vice President for Duke University Health System (DUHS) and will work directly and collaboratively with DUHS Chief HR Officer and have a secondary reporting line to the Vice President for Institutional Equity and Chief Diversity Officer. The  Assistant Vice President for Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging will be an instrumental member of the senior leadership team dedicated to ensuring DUHS is a place where everyone thrives and is valued.   The successful candidate will bring knowledge (evidence-based research included) about diversity’s promise in health care settings, and specifically in settings that are considerable in size, decentralized, and competitive. Duke Health is a global entity, as such the Assistant Vice President for Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging will bring a solid understanding of domestic and global frameworks for leading strategic diversity initiatives within a health care setting.   Key Job Functions Along with the existing key diversity leaders across Duke Health, this position will serve as the primary organizer on diversity, inclusion, and belonging programming and communications across the health system. Collaboration with intact diversity committees across the enterprise and dedicated diversity offices across campus to create, develop, implement, sustain and monitor programs designed to nurture diversity and foster a sense of belonging for all is necessary to ensure success.   Coordinating and collaborating with key partners, this leadership role will require both thought leadership and execution skills, providing the vision and also helping to implement organization-wide training and messaging to promote cultural understanding, awareness, and inclusion practices.   This role will provide primary support to Duke Health’s strategic diversity committee (DSD), aided by project management resources. The successful candidate will work in conjunction with DUHS people analytics and communications departments to tell the story of belonging at Duke and how it impacts our mission to care for our patients, their loved ones, and each other, in addition to collaborating with talent acquisition functions to develop recruitment strategies in support of our diversity and inclusion priorities across the health system.   ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Establish a DUHS Office for Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging Direct and supervise organization-wide diversity initiatives, including the Duke Health strategic diversity committee (DSD) Serve as a partner and liaison to individual entity Diversity Committees to ensure organization-wide strategies are aligned and cohesive.  Analyze and make recommendations on intricate management and administrative issues related to diversity. Role model respect and inclusion practices for diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds, disabilities and sexual orientation (identities and expressions included) of students, faculty, administrators, and staff communities; Manage conflict with a priority for consensus building and organizational growth. Including modeling a professional demeanor that establishes harmony and belonging across the Duke Health community.  Coordinate with OIE and other relevant university partners to identify equity practices and support policy development in consideration of employee engagement and patient-centered care. Create a common vision for the culture of belonging at DUHS and outline steps to realize the vision including the identification of benchmarks to measure progress. Serve as a champion and guide the organization on matters of equity, inclusion and diversity. Develop workshops, presentations, learning modules, mass communications and other strategies that promote diversity, equity and inclusion as a resource that enhances learning for staff and providers.  Annually determine and promote responsible fiscal management and growth within DUHS Office for Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging. Anchor strategy development in evidence-based research and assessment driven practices. As needed represent and situate Duke Health locally and nationally in diversity, inclusion, and belonging spaces focused on health care.   QUALIFICATIONS Education Minimum of a Bachelor's degree; an advanced degree in a related field is preferred.   Minimum Experience 10+ years of experience working in areas of diversity, inclusion, EOE, and/or supplier diversity   Preferred Experience 5+ years of experience working in an affirmative action/EEO compliance/HR function. Working knowledge of, and experience dealing with issues involving the 1964 Civil Rights Act, the 1991 Civil Rights Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, Affirmative Action, Equal Employment Opportunity, and other applicable laws.   Duke is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.   Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas—an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.   Essential Physical Job Functions: Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System may include essentialjob functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.