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Faculty Development, Diversity Research & Program Officer

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Faculty Development, Diversity Research & Program Officer
School of Medicine, Stanford, California, United States

Schedule: Full-time
Job Code: 4111
Employee Status: Regular
Grade: H
Requisition ID: 91164

Stanford University School of Medicine, located in the heart of Silicon Valley, was founded in 1858 with a mission to be the premier research-intensive medical school that improves health through leadership, diversity, and a collaborative approach to discovery and innovation in patient care, education, and research.

The Office of Faculty Development & Diversity fosters excellence across Stanford Medicine through an inclusive community that reflects the global nature of medicine and science today. OFDD offers professional education, leadership programs, networking opportunities, speaker series, and skills-building workshops on cultural considerations, mentorship, unconscious bias, conflict resolution, and other topics critical to creating a positive environment. The Research & Program Officer will implement and administer this vision and mission.

Duties include:
  • Independently conduct and manage quantitative and qualitative research projects on faculty recruitment, retention, advancement, and diversity. Develop benchmarks, timelines, and end goals. Identify and execute solutions to any issues.
  • Manage professional education, leadership, and diversity programs and initiatives for all Stanford Medicine constituencies, e.g., cultural considerations, mentorship, unconscious bias, conflict resolution, microaggressions. Target applicable opportunities to appropriate constituency groups and assist with communication and marketing. Evaluate existing programs and suggest improvements and/or gaps in programming. Support the Office in developing and sourcing new programs and initiatives.
  • Develop and maintain databases on information related to diversity in medicine to help plan future research and programming activities, for both faculty-specific and intersectional activities across constituency groups. Decide database data elements and functionality. Identify gaps in current programming and initiatives.
  • Using intersecting knowledge on professional development and diversity/inclusion, create workshop and training materials for professional development activities across Stanford Medicine. Decide format and delivery based on audience and content. Topics include healthcare disparities, physician leadership, mentorship, unconscious bias, and microaggressions.
  • Provide some technical and production support for virtual programs and events.
  • Write and edit articles for internal and external audiences, including peer-reviewed publications. This may include contributing to manuscript writing components, including but not limited to: literature review, methods, data visualization, references. Identify and pitch topics to the OFDD team, participate in decision-making to select topics, develop content. Topics might include diversity in recruitment, retention, and advancement, as well as building inclusive learning spaces. Develop relationships with key audiences and publications.
  • Support OFDD in developing content and managing logistics for diversity symposia and workshops. Provide direction and support in accomplishing event logistics. Identify and conduct outreach to key constituencies to drive attendance.

* - Other duties may also be assigned

About Stanford University School of Medicine

With more than 2,300 faculty, each providing a unique mix of research, education, and patient care effort, organized in 30 academic departments and 16 interdisciplinary institutes and centers, supported by more than 3,900 staff, educating 3,000 students, postdoctoral fellows, clinical residents/fellows, and trainees, and collectively generating about $2.6B in revenues, the School of Medicine is Stanford's largest school and truly a complex organization.

Holistically, the School of Medicine is rooted in an inclusive culture of excellence and diversity that values innovation, collaboration, and life-long learning. To foster the talents and aspirations of staff, Stanford offers career development programs, competitive pay that keeps pace with market trends, and benefits that increase financial stability and promote healthy, fulfilling lives.

  • Strong interest or educational background in medical school environments, educational programs, professional development activities, program evaluation, and diversity and inclusion.
  • Willingness to take initiative and continuously learn new things.
  • Experience conducting research and using statistical analysis.
  • Experience organizing and planning events.
  • Ability to exercise good judgment under pressure.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Strong proficiency with Excel and PowerPoint.

  • Bachelor's degree and two or more years of relevant experience or combination of education, training, and relevant experience. Advanced degree may be required for some programs. Research experience. Program administration experience may be required.

  • Demonstrated oral, written, and analytical skills, exhibiting fluency in area of specialization.
  • Ability to oversee and provide basic direction to staff.

  • Frequently stand/walk, sitting, grasp lightly/fine manipulation, perform desk-based computer tasks.
  • Occasionally use a telephone, writing by hand, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 40 pounds.
  • Rarely sort/file paperwork or parts, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh >40 pounds.
  • Ability to use voice to present information/communicate with others.
  • On-campus mobility.

* - Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.

  • May work extended hours, evenings or weekends.
  • May travel locally.
  • Occasional overnight travel.

  • Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
  • Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
  • Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's Administrative Guide,

The job duties listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification and are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary depending on department or program needs without changing the general nature and scope of the job or level of responsibility. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.

Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.

Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link:

Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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