Director of Inclusion, Equity & Diversity
Company: Salem Health Hospitals & Clinics
Posted on: May 3, 2021
Salem Health Hospitals and Clinics are part
of a network of state of the art medical facilities located within
the heart of the Willamette Valley. At Salem Health, we pride
ourselves on being a community centric, diverse organization that
has been voted a top workplace by our employees for three years
We continually strive to provide innovative
paths to learning and growth while maintaining an environment of
strategic problem solving objectives through Lean driven
principles. We understand that hardworking, conscientious and
compassionate team members are one of our most valuable assets and
we are always looking for outstanding people to join our team.
Your Role With
The Director of
Inclusion, Equity & Diversity researches, recommends and
implements diversity and inclusion programs for Salem Health to
ensure cultural and other diversity interests are identified,
valued and promoted to all stakeholders, including employees,
patients and their families, volunteers and general community
members. This position serves as an internal subject matter
expert on diversity and inclusion issues and is a resource to help
facilitate problem solving around such issues with the goal of
ensuring a culture that is respectful and inclusive of all types of
diversity. Works with Community Relations to establish and
maintain key community relationships that support diversity and
inclusion and are representative of our minority
- Leads and serves
as an advisor to leadership by keeping current on best practices in
the field of Inclusion, Equity & Diversity. Collects and analyzes
data to identify gaps and opportunities and recommends Inclusion,
Equity & Diversity strategies and tactics to address gaps, ensuring
a comprehensive approach. Develops and leads Inclusion,
Equity & Diversity strategic plan and monitors progress against
that plan according to established methods of measurement.
Provides periodic reporting to Sr. leadership, government entities
and the Board of Directors on progress.
- Works closely
with Community Relations to establish and maintain external
relationships with key groups and individuals within the community
to ensure understanding of underrepresented populations and build
relationships with such. Manages community perception around
Inclusion, Equity & Diversity.
- Develops and
conducts individual and group training/education aimed at changing
organizational culture and biases. Ensures that the message of
Inclusion, Equity & Diversity is comprehensive, going beyond
culture and ethnicity, and includes gender, age, disability, sexual
orientation, religion and life experiences. Remains
knowledgeable about a wide variety of diverse groups and cultures
and shares that knowledge with others, serving as a subject matter
expert in such areas. Promotes a culture of Inclusion, Equity
- Assists internal
and external stakeholders in problem solving operational challenges
related to Inclusion, Equity & Diversity and cultural competency by
sharing and managing information and resources and actively
collaborating to provide solutions. Leads implementation tactics to
address issues outlined in Inclusion, Equity & Diversity strategy
- Works with Sr.
Leadership, external entities and the Board of Directors on
effective approaches to identifying diverse talent and establishing
an effective selection process that ensures equal opportunity and
weeds out unintentional bias in the selection process. Provides
individual coaching and consultation as needed. Participate
in interview panels for key positions.
- As a subject
matter expert, works with Leaders to provide coaching on
diversity/cultural competency/inclusion issues as an outcome to
discrimination investigations. May participate in investigating
discrimination complaints made by staff, patients or visitors, as
directed in partnership with Human Resources.
- Establishes and
maintains support programs for specialized groups of diverse staff,
placing special emphasis on welcoming and connecting new diverse
members of the team to help ensure a sense of inclusion and
encourage retention of staff. Leads and manages coordination of
events celebrating Inclusion, Equity & Diversity.
- Networks with
other organizations, sharing and obtaining best practices around
diversity and inclusion.
- Establishes and
maintains Diversity & Inclusion communications strategy including
periodicals, educational materials, webpage etc. to ensure access
to resources and information for internal/external
degree in Business, Human Resources, International Studies, or
closely related field.
- Minimum of two
years’ professional level experience in Diversity, Inclusion &
Equity (DEI) or Human Resources or closely related field. Previous
healthcare experience is strongly preferred.
- Prior experience
in DEI workplace efforts as well as experience in facilitating or
presenting workplace diversity topics, group training and/or
curriculum development required.
experience leading large projects and/or organizational
- Must have
exceptional communication skills for working with various audiences
and facilitating dialogue around sensitive subjects.
- Exceptional data
Microsoft Office skills.
- Ability to
assess, design and edit training materials.
- Effective group
facilitation skills and presentation skills required.
reflection, inquiry and analysis skills.
respect, tolerance, empathy and humility in working with diverse
groups of people.
- Awareness of
cultural diversity and biases of self and others; ability to listen
and promote effective dialogue around such issues.
prioritization and coordination skills. Ability to get things done
and drive initiatives in a way that is collaborative and
relationship building skills a must.
We have many
excellent opportunities available! To view all of our openings,
please visit our career page at https://www.salemhealth.org/about/careers
As a leader in the local industry, Salem
Health offers a generous total rewards package, an empowering
culture, and a commitment to the development and growth of our
in-house talent. Our work is grounded in respect for people and
continuous improvement and we invite you to partner with us to
further our mission.
Salem Health is an equal opportunity
employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for
employment without regard to race, religion, color, gender, gender
identity, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability,
veteran status, or any other status or condition protected by
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