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Job Req ID:  15640

Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health seeks a dynamic, strategic and collaborative leader to serve as the Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. The Director will provide School-wide leadership to cultivate and champion a diverse, inclusive and equitable campus climate and culture defined by its community of students, faculty, staff, alumni and collaborating partners.


Johns Hopkins University is deeply committed to the dignity and equality of all persons—inclusive of sex, gender, marital status, pregnancy, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, and veteran status.


With direct report to the Dean, the Director will provide strategic vision and leadership to forge a diverse, equitable and inclusive community, culture and climate at the Bloomberg School of Public Health and collaborate on related activities in the university and the health system. The position will apply skills in organizational behavior to advance the School’s mission to achieve a diverse and inclusive faculty and staff, and inclusive student recruitment and academic success efforts, aligning with priorities of the School’s strategic plan. This position will lead ongoing internal assessments to identify and overcome barriers to the goals of achieving standards of excellence for DEI. They will work with the Dean to develop and implement strategic plans and policies that produce measurable results in climate and community change and in identifying perceived or actual barriers to opportunity. They will lead education, events and sub-committees at the School-wide, departmental and administrative levels to achieve goals. They will also collaborate with the university’s Vice Provost for Diversity and Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer to advance the university’s Roadmap on Diversity and Inclusion.



Specific Duties & Responsibilities

  • Work collaboratively with the executive leadership team of the School and university to set and advance strategic priorities and policies related to equity, diversity and inclusion.
  • Using an intersectional lens, provide strategic direction, operational oversight and guidance for the School’s diversity, equity and inclusion plan in alignment with the School’s strategic plan and the university’s Roadmap on Diversity and Inclusion.
  • Co-lead and coordinate activities of the School’s Committee on Equity, Diversity and Civility (CEDC).
  • Consult with and co-lead, with the Vice Dean for Research and Faculty, the School’s Diversity Advocacy Network (DAN) to promote optimal diversity, inclusion and equity related to faculty hiring and retention.
  • Assume a leadership role for building and fostering diversity, equity, inclusion, social justice, anti-racism, anti-discrimination, restoration, reconciliation, and accessibility efforts locally, nationally and internationally through existing and enhanced JHSPH networks.
  • Lead and support highly visible educational events and activities to create a movement for cultural competency in terms of DEI.
  • Partner with department chairs to engage departmental students, staff and faculty in activities related to promoting School-wide goals.
  • Identify, develop, foster and maintain active partnerships with School and university affinity groups.
  • Work with the Associate Dean for Enrollment Management and Student Affairs to ensure the application of a holistic admissions process and monitoring of diversity and inclusion strategies.
  • Support faculty and staff development programs focused on creating and assessing social justice, anti-racism, anti-discrimination and diverse classrooms.
  • Implement School-wide education to address and reduce implicit bias in workplace decision-making and communication.
  • Collaborate with the Director of Human Resources to promote diverse and inclusive recruitment, retention and development strategies specific to staff.
  • Support the university Vice President for Security to create and promote a safe and inclusive campus environment.
  • Work closely with the Vice Dean for Research and Faculty to promote diversity and inclusion among faculty and leadership.
  • Identify, develop, foster and maintain active partnerships with community groups and various civic and professional organizations.
  • Engage with external constituencies, including prospective faculty and students, community members and alumni as a visible and accessible member of the Dean’s Office.
  • Working with SOURCE, assist the Dean in developing collaborations with university leaders, public and private partners and policy and political agencies to advance the School’s diversity and inclusion agenda.
  • Act as a key liaison between the School and the East Baltimore community, including the implementation of programs to increase hiring and training from the surrounding neighborhood and increasing the diversity of vendors.
  • Support the delivery of individual and organizational needs assessments, including consideration of institutional climate surveys, in the areas of diversity, equity and inclusion.
  • Provide expertise on interpretation of data measuring the School’s efforts to support a diverse and inclusive faculty and student body.
  • Meet one-on-one and in groups with students to address issues of concern and serve as a resource for faculty and staff on issues related to diversity and inclusion.
  • Serve as liaison to the JHU Office of Diversity and Inclusion and Office of Institutional Equity on complaint resolutions.
  • Oversee the JHSPH webpage and other communications demonstrating the School’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion in the spirit of School’s mission.


Minimum Qualifications

Master’s degree required.

  • 8 – 10 years of progressively responsible diversity and inclusion related management experience in a healthcare and/or academic environment is strongly preferred.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent organizational and problem-solving skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to set priorities, analyze data and think systematically from both a detailed and a strategic perspective.
  • Ability to build consensus and trust.

* JHU Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. Additional related experience may substitute for the required education on the same basis.  For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job. *


Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated leadership in designing and implementing DEI strategic initiatives, measurement and reporting performance, with demonstrated record of success in moving the needle within prior organizations related to DEI metrics related to faculty, staff and students.
  • Demonstrated ability to set priorities, analyze data and think systematically from both a detailed and a strategic perspective.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent organizational and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to build consensus and trust.
  • Experience with conflict resolution and employment law as it relates to an academic environment.
  • Experience with the development, implementation and evaluation of training programs for students, faculty and staff on issues related to diversity and inclusion.
  • If a candidate has a record of scholarship meriting faculty rank, this is negotiable.
  • Master’s degree in related field preferred.




Classified Title: Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion 
Working Title: Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion  ​​​​​
Role/Level/Range: ATP/04/PG 
Starting Salary Range: Commensurate with Experience  
Employee group: Full Time 
Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:30a - 5:00p / 37.5 hours per week 
Exempt Status: Exempt  
Location: 05-MD:School of Public Health 
Department name: 10001011-Bloomberg School of Public Health 
Personnel area: School of Public Health


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