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Diversity and Inclusion Liaison Position Description

Position Scope

The Diversity and Inclusion Liaison will support departmental trainees, staff, faculty, and leadership in fostering a diverse and inclusive professional environment. The liaison will work closely with the Vice Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and with relevant offices to improve efforts to create a diverse and inclusive workforce. The expectation is that the role of Diversity and Inclusion Liaison will be filled by a full-time staff member or a respected member of the faculty with a recognized track record of promoting diversity and inclusion.

Key Duties of the Diversity and Inclusivity Liaison

  • Form and lead a Diversity Committee within their department of additional faculty members to ensure that there is representation on all departmental resident, fellow, and faculty recruitment committees.
  • Interact with the Office of Inclusive Excellence, Office of Graduate Medical Education, Office of Graduate Education, Office of Postdoctoral Affairs, and Faculty Diversity and Inclusion Council to learn about and disseminate information regarding ongoing programs and events that would benefit students, postdocs, staff, and faculty.
  • Coordinate with Diversity and Inclusion Liaisons from other departments/units to compile a list of resources and trainings available which are relevant to members of each department/unit.
  • Advise departmental leadership on key issues related to diversity and inclusivity
  • Coordinate presentations regarding efforts to promote diversity and inclusivity to prospective faculty and trainee candidates.
  • Ensure departmental engagement with and participation in SOM Pipeline programs, such as Carolina First Look, etc.
  • Organize grand rounds, seminars, luncheons, etc. featuring topics related to diversity and inclusivity to foster community within each department/division.
  • Commit to meeting with interested trainees, faculty, and staff to discuss resources and opportunities relevant to promoting a diverse and inclusive department.
  • Circulate a regular Diversity and Inclusion newsletter announcing upcoming learning, training, and networking opportunities to each department/division.
  • Complete relevant courses and training modules (e.g., Unconscious Bias, Safe Zone, Opening Doors, etc.).
  • Report to and meet regularly with the Vice Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and with Diversity and Inclusion Liaisons from other departments/divisions.