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Director of Diversity Initiatives, School of Dental Medicine
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York

Date Posted Aug. 11, 2020
Title Director of Diversity Initiatives, School of Dental Medicine
University University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
Buffalo, NY, United States
Department SDM Restorative Dentistry
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Director/Manager
  • Multicultural Affairs/Diversity

Reporting to the Assistant Dean for Diversity and Inclusion, the Director of Diversity Initiative leads the development and implementation of proactive equity, diversity, and inclusion initiatives in support of the school’s strategic plan to create a learning and working environment where all have an opportunity to succeed. The incumbent will serve as a member of the EDI Committee and will collaborate with the school leadership to assess potential barriers and develop strategies to recruit and retain a diverse workforce. In this position, you will:

  • oversee of the Implementation of the American Dental Education Association Faculty Diversity Tool Kit; that best hiring practices for recruitment and retention of a under-represented minority (URM) faculty are applied in SDM department
  • monitor and document SDM’s compliance with equity, diversity and inclusion accreditation standards
  • orchestrate cultural sensitivity/ competence training to satisfy accreditation standards and school’s strategic plan
  • direct new equity, diversity and inclusion curriculum content, working with EDI committee to determine course outline/ main content
  • develop student pipeline program and secure grant funding to support 20‐25 URM high‐school students to participate in a 2‐ week summer program

University at Buffalo is an affirmative action equal opportunity employer and, in keeping with our commitment, welcomes all to apply including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

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