Assistant Director for Multicultural Programming and Inclusion

MGH Institute of Health Professions

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  • Develop, coordinate, lead, and formally assess OSAS programs and services focused on diversity and inclusion for a campus environment where all students are safe, affirmed, and supported
  • Assist the Dean and others in the development and execution of a comprehensive approach to diversity-related programs and services specifically designed for graduate students (and alumni) in health care
  • Provide creative avenues for students and student organizations to explore, promote, and support activism, advocacy, leadership, and awareness of social justice (in their chosen field of health care and beyond)
  • Assist in the collaborative development and implementation of inclusive orientation programming and materials to welcome and support incoming students, with particular focus on the needs and contributions of students of color and students from underrepresented groups
  • Serve as an OSAS-based advisor to approximately four student organizations dedicated to inclusion and social action (multicultural, LGBTQ, racial justice including affinity groups, and others); collaborate with the Dean and faculty advisors to guide and assist students' planning, development, and implementation of programs and activities
  • Mentor students to support their personal growth toward multicultural competence as health care leaders of tomorrow
  • Promote awareness of global health issues with and for graduate students
  • Stay current on national trends and opportunities for diversity and inclusion programming in higher education
  • Develop and track metrics to measure and assess the effectiveness of OSAS's diversity and inclusion programming
  • Frequent night and weekend work, including some travel within Greater Boston required (see Working Conditions below
  • Serve on committees and special projects within OSAS and across the IHP as needed
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned
  • Bachelor's degree required; master's degree strongly preferred
  • Two or more years of relevant experience in multicultural, diversity, inclusion, or similar program management or administrative experience in a higher education setting needed; related experience in a health care setting desirable


  • Significant experience in diversity, inclusion, or multicultural programming in a higher education setting
  • Proven record of creating and delivering innovative programming
  • Advanced multicultural competency and comfort level working with diverse populations, to include primary and secondary dimensions of diversity
  • Experience working with student organizations focused on student-led approaches to multicultural diversity, social action, or closely related topics in a collegiate setting
  • Vast working knowledge of current and historical theories, practices, and trends related to diversity and inclusion
  • Experience in cultivating professional working relationships with students, faculty, and staff
  • Demonstrated ability to organize and manage multiple projects and priorities with a high degree of professionalism, attention to detail, and follow through as well as flexibility, collegiality, and humor
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to listen and interact effectively with individuals and large groups
  • Ability and desire to thrive while working independently and collaboratively
  • Active support for the mission, vision, and values of MGH Institute, including but not limited to inclusive excellence, respect and dignity for all, a culture of continuous improvement, and a commitment to collaborative, inter-professional approaches to education and health care
  • Understanding of academic culture and eagerness to participate enthusiastically in the life of a fast-paced graduate school
  • Desire to be a supportive member of the OSAS team where creativity, flexibility, and collegiality are valued
  • Excellent organizational, time management, and writing skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Word) and Internet browsers
  • Experience in diversity, inclusion, or multicultural programming specifically with graduate school students or in a setting related to health care professionals
  • Experience supporting or mentoring students in multicultural or leadership-development programs

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