Job SummaryThe Director is responsible for coordinating efforts to establish Diversity & Inclusion as a core Hospital strategy. This includes all aspects of functions, practices and programming in support of Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s (CHOP) commitment to culturally sensitive care and inclusion. Working with units at all levels of the organization, the Director promotes a holistic and integrated vision for diversity and inclusion that positively impact clinical and operational excellence, scale, innovation and mission sustainability. The Director designs, implements and assesses the diversity/inclusion (D&I) initiatives to ensure alignment with the enterprise’s long-term business plan and partners. The individual selected for this role will build and maintain strong collaborative partnerships with senior executives, key business partners, staff and external constituents to further foster a culture of inclusion at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.Job ResponsibilitiesEnsure D&I operates as an enterprise-wide entity that aligns its work with the Hospital strategy and enterprise plan that signifies CHOP as an environment that is welcoming and supportive for staff, patients and visitors, regardless of personal experiences, values, and worldviews that arise from differences of culture and circumstance including race, ethnicity, gender, age, religion, language, abilities/disabilities, sexual orientation, gender identity, socioeconomic status, and geographic region.Establish tasks and benchmarks for executives, leaders and internal/external stakeholders that result in a more diverse and inclusive environment, and advise on CHOP’s diversity and inclusion strategy as it relates to pediatric healthcare disparities, supplier diversity and economic opportunity initiatives.·Support the communication of CHOP’s commitment to D&I by determining a strategy for effectively communicating key diversity messages both internally and externally to promote a culture of inclusion and market CHOP diversity initiatives. Promote and foster strategic alliances and partnerships, develop and maintain a vast network of colleagues/experts in the field.Foster an inclusive CHOP environment by implementing and supporting diversity initiatives and structures such as employee resource groups, diversity education, supplier diversity, community relations, advisory Councils and working groups; serve as system-wide resource providing guidance, tools and opportunities to empower staff to affect diversity and inclusion change.Provide leadership to office staff and champions to further CHOP’s D&I goals, evaluate and monitor progress, develop metrics or success measures on effectiveness of strategy, initiatives and programs, and manage Office portfolio and business operations.
Required Education and ExperienceRequired Education: Bachelors Required Experience:Minimum of 7 years of progressive diversity management experience in an integrated, multi-site, matrixed organization.Experience developing and managing teams.Proven abilities to collaborate on initiatives focused on healthcare disparities, social determinants of health and child health.Experience implementing a strategic vision/plan and contributing to organizational and operational solutions at the executive level.Demonstrated leadership and experience in advancing diversity, inclusion and multiculturalism within a complex organization. Preferred Education, Experience & Cert/LicPreferred Education: MastersAdditional Technical RequirementsExtensive knowledge of the non-profit health care industry and an in-depth understanding of communication and influencing strategies that continuously foster these relationships.Demonstrable skills in developing and implementing diversity and inclusion programs which promote the organization, including image and reputation.All CHOP employees who work in a patient building or who provide patient care are required to receive an annual influenza vaccine unless they are granted a medical or religious exemption.Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for its patients, family members, visitors and employees. In an effort to achieve this goal, employment at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, other than for positions with regularly scheduled hours in New Jersey, is contingent upon an attestation that the job applicant does not use tobacco products or nicotine in any form and a negative nicotine screen (the latter occurs after a job offer).Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, disability or protected veteran status.
Since its start in 1855 as the nation's first hospital devoted exclusively to caring for children, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia has been the birthplace for many dramatic firsts in pediatric medicine. The Hospital has fostered medical discoveries and innovations that have improved pediatric healthcare and saved countless children’s lives.Today, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is one of t...he leading pediatric hospitals and research facilities in the world. Our 150 years of innovation and service to our patients, their families and our community reflect an ongoing commitment to exceptional patient care, training new generations of pediatric healthcare providers and pioneering significant research initiatives.
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