The Vice Dean for Health Equity and Inclusion for Geisinger's medical school leads the school's efforts promoting health equity and inclusion, while advancing a diverse learning environment that is optimal for students, faculty and staff. The Vice Dean reports directly to the Dean and in a “dotted-line” relationship with the Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer for the Geisinger system, who will also oversee the work in a partnership relationship. This relationship is key to ensuring alignment of DEI initiatives throughout the system. The Vice Dean is a core member of the Dean's cabinet to contribute to the leadership of the school and its strategic initiatives. The Vice Dean provides strategic vision, leadership and oversight for health equity and inclusion policies and initiatives, to include support groups, student groups, trainings and service learning that enhances equity and builds an inclusive learning and working culture for students, faculty and staff. To ensure adequate pipelines to the medical program, the Vice Dean will create, maintain, and oversee pipeline programs such as REACH-HEI. This person will oversee the school's programs promoting diversity including pipeline programs, those fostering workforce diversity, community engagement, professional development and other opportunities for addressing equity and inclusion. This individual serves as the school's admission and student professionalism committee's ex-officio, advises faculty search committees, and performs other functions related to diversity, equity and inclusion. The Vice Dean must be eligible to hold a faculty appointment. If a clinician serves as Vice Dean, he/she has an opportunity to continue some clinical work.The Vice Dean will assist in leading efforts to ensure the school is a local, regional and national leader in centering diversity, equity and racial justice in academic medicine with the ultimate goal of developing students and faculty to positively impact the delivery of care by improving health outcomes.
Develop and oversee diversity, equity and inclusion strategic plan that aligns with the medical school's strategic priorities. Partner with Geisinger's CDEIO in the identification and consistent implementation of DEI best practices, with a focus on health equity and social justice in healthcare.
Serve as a resource and advisor to the Dean, Geisinger's Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, department chairs and partners in communicating and implementing best practices. Advise and coach the Dean, department chairs, faculty and staff on addressing diversity, equity and inclusion related issues.
Serve as a partner and resource to students, student groups, student leaders and student DEI leaders in efforts to address DEI issues, to create an inclusive culture, to increase diversity in the medical school and enhance curricular issues to better prepare students to serve diverse populations.
Support Geisinger community initiatives as part of the medical's schools strategic workforce diversity initiatives.
Oversee, manage and pursue additional funding sources to support DEI curriculum, pipeline, professional development and service-learning projects.
Infuse the exposure of multiple dimensions of diversity into the academic and clinical experience of students.
Seek and manage grants necessary to support social justice, and equity initiatives.
Collaborate with departments, Dean's Cabinet and other school leaders, to lead efforts that improve and continually assess the school's climate to ensure an inclusive and equitable learning environment.
Engage in the curricular theme of Community Immersion, with emphasis on how student service-learning experiences in community health, especially in underserved areas advances one's understanding of equity and health disparity issues.
In collaboration with other staff, develop and maintain a comprehensive DEI learning strategies and programs specific to the medical school for faculty and staff school (i.e., unconscious bias, cultural and structural competency, health equity and anti-racism training) to promote equity and inclusion.
Provide frequent DEI learning opportunities (i.e. unconscious bias, cultural and structural competency, and anti-racism training) to the medical school's learning community using a variety of modalities.
Articulate concerns and develop a reporting mechanism to capture incidents that occur in the learning community on issues related to equity and inclusion. Collaborate with faculty, staff, and community leaders to develop programs within and beyond the school that promote diversity, equity and inclusion
Oversee opportunities, including events, celebrating diversity and community service.
Develop, implement, and maintain pipeline programs (e.g., REACH-HEI) that attract a diversity of students and faculty to the medical school.
Recruit and outreach to diverse communities of potential students, faculty, and staff.
Provide a mechanism and approach for evaluating the outcomes of recruitment policies and practices to ascertain the impact of increasing representation of students and faculty who are underrepresented in medicine.
Stay abreast of internal and external trends and legal developments that impact diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives especially as it pertains to the recruitment and retention of students, faculty and staff.
Assist in enforcement of equal employment opportunity and compliance efforts. Coordinate language service and other access initiatives for the medical school.
Develop diversity metrics, data and processes to assess diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts.
Communicate diversity to internal and external constituents. Serve as a liaison to local and state entities to promote diversity, equity and inclusion efforts.
Forge strategic partnerships with community & civic organizations, businesses, higher education, government, national affinity groups and professional associations at the region, state and national levels. Represent the school and the system to external parties as appropriate.
Work is typically performed in an office environment. Accountable for satisfying all job specific obligations and complying with all organization policies and procedures. The specific statements in this profile are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements considered necessary to successfully perform the job.
Minimum of 5 years-Related work experience (Required)
Certification(s) and License(s)
OUR PURPOSE & VALUES: Everything we do is about caring for our patients, our members, our students, our Geisinger family and our communities. KINDNESS: We strive to treat everyone as we would hope to be treated ourselves. EXCELLENCE: We treasure colleagues who humbly strive for excellence. LEARNING: We share our knowledge with the best and brightest to better prepare the caregivers for tomorrow. INNOVATION: We constantly seek new and better ways to care for our patients, our members, our community, and the nation. SAFETY: We provide a safe environment for our patients and members and the Geisinger family We offer healthcare benefits for full time and part time positions from day one, including vision, dental and domestic partners. Perhaps just as important, from senior management on down, we encourage an atmosphere of collaboration, cooperation and collegiality. We know that a diverse workforce with unique experiences and backgrounds makes our team stronger. Our patients, members and community come from a wide variety of backgrounds, and it takes a diverse workforce to make better health easier for all. We are proud to be an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or status as a protected veteran.
We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer Women and Minorities are Encouraged to Apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or their protected veteran status.
At Geisinger, our innovative ideas are inspired by the communities we serve – like our Fresh FoodFarmacy, a program that delivers life-saving healthy alternatives to patients with diabetes. With additional tools like our MyCode Community Health Initiative, one of the first health system genome sequencingprograms, and our new asthma app suite that we developed in partnership with AstraZeneca, it’s no wonder we’re ranked one of the Top 5 Most Innovative Healthcare Systems by Becker's Hospital Review. We continually work towards continuous improvement in a culture where everyone has a voice and firmly believe that better begins with all of us.Founded more than 100 years ago, Geisinger serves more than three million residents throughout central, south-central and northeastern Pennsylvania and southern New Jersey. Our physician-led system is comprised of 30,000 employees, including 1,600 employed physicians, and consists of 1...3 hospital campuses, the Geisinger Health Plan, Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine and two research centers. What you do at Geisinger shapes the future of health and improves lives – for our patients, communities, and you.