Equity, Diversity and Inclusion - PROGRAM DIRECTOR-Hybrid - Military Veterans

at Duke University and Duke University Health System

Durham, North Carolina

School of Medicine Established in 1930, Duke University School of Medicine is the youngest of the nation's top medical schools. Ranked sixth among medical schools in the nation, the School takes pride in being an inclusive community of outstanding learners, investigators, clinicians, and staff where interdisciplinary collaboration is embraced and great ideas accelerate translation of fundamental scientific discoveries to improve human health locally and around the globe. Composed of more than 2,500 faculty physicians and researchers, more than 1,300 students, and more than 6,000 staff, the Duke University School of Medicine along with the Duke University School of Nursing, Duke University Health System and the Private Diagnostic Clinic (PDC) comprise Duke Health. a world-class academic medical center. The Health System encompasses Duke University Hospital, Duke Regional Hospital, Duke Raleigh Hospital, Duke Primary Care, Duke Home and Hospice, Duke Health and Wellness, and multiple affiliations.


This position will be hybrid with most of the time remote.


All Duke University remote workers must reside in one of the following states or districts:  Arizona; California; Florida; Georgia; Hawaii; Illinois; Maryland; Massachusetts; Montana; New Jersey; New York; North Carolina; Pennsylvania; South Carolina; Tennessee; Texas; Virginia or Washington, DC.


Occupational Summary

This position will provide expert consultation, analysis, facilitation, research, and project management in all areas related to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion [EDI] for the Duke Cancer Institute [DCI]. The position will have a dual reporting relationship to the Associate Director for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion and to the Chief Human Resources Officer. 

Work Preformed

Project and Program Management 

Manage Equity, Diversity and Inclusion programs, projects, and initiatives aligned with the National Cancer Institute [NCI] and the School of Medicine [SOM] efforts.

Plan, coordinate and manage all aspects of team meetings including determining and compiling agendas, convening meetings, maintaining meeting records, verifying decisions and building consensus among team members. 

Coordinate data collection, entry, analysis and reporting processes relative to equity work and practices.  Develop and administer assessment tools to evaluate and measure DEI programs’ impact.

Review, recommend, and implement policies, regulations and procedures that address issues of disproportionality, diversity, and cultural competency.

Establish and lead DCI-based equity, diversity, and inclusion structure and work groups.

Develop and implement strategies with COEE and CRTEC that promote a place of inclusion, equity and multiculturalism.

Identify and develop best practice recruitment approaches to attract a more diverse pool of candidates for all job openings.

Research and provide expertise on best practices and leading methodologies related to equity, diversity and inclusion in healthcare



Contribute to the development of a comprehensive, multi-faceted Equity, Diversity and Inclusion trainings for faculty and staff across the DCI which meets the NCI and SOM’s plans to enhance a diverse workforce.

Assist with the development and implementation of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion education and trainings in partnership with other departments such as the Cancer Research Training and Education Coordination [CRTEC] and Community, Outreach, Engagement and Equity [COEE] leadership.

Identify, design, and facilitate professional development and education for DCI staff and providers.



Compile compendium of all Duke resources and programmatic efforts related to EDI and advise how to leverage the institutional resources.

Develop and maintain EDI-related communications such as website content and social media.

Maintain involvement with professional organizations that focus on the all matters associated with EDI.

Work with relevant departments and national colleagues to support the improvement of processes for providers and employees of color, including support and reporting issues


And other work as assigned.



  • Strong organizational skills with an ability to effectively manage multiple competing prioritie
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to provide developmental and positive feedback in a timely fashion
  • Ability to create and maintain a positive and professional environment conducive to learning
  • Utilize constructive problem-solving techniques to promote change and address challenges.
  • Follow established channels for addressing issues, concerns and problems
  • Excellent  oral and written communication skills
  • Proficient computer skills required
  • Demonstrated cultural competency and ability to work with diverse groups of people. 
  • Experience in facilitating group discussions.
  • Demonstrated skills in organizing ideas.
  • Ability to identify problems and their resolutions. 
  • Demonstrates sound judgement, social competency, adaptability, self-confidence, emotional maturity, initiative, enthusiasm, and resourcefulness, as well as dedication to duty.


The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required.  Employees may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.


The intent of this job description is to be representative of the level and the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of this position and shall not be construed as a declaration of the total specific duties and responsibilities. 


Minimum Qualifications



Generally requires a Bachelor's degree or anequivalent combination of relevant education and/or experience. Master's degree preferred.



Minimum of five years of directly related experience with progressive responsibility.




The ideal candidate will have direct experience working with diversity councils, teams, groups or initiatives.


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.


Durham, North Carolina

As a world-class academic and health care system, Duke Health strives to transform medicine and health locally and globally through innovative scientific research, rapid translation of breakthrough discoveries, educating future clinical and scientific leaders, advocating and practicing evidence-based medicine to improve community health, and leading efforts to eliminate health inequalities.

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