Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion (DEI) Program Officer

  • University of Washington | Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation
  • Seattle, WA [remote available]
  • Jan 18, 2022
Full time HR Project Manager Public Health Equity

Job Description

IHME has an outstanding opportunity for a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Program Officer who will report to our Chief Diversity Officer. The Program Officer will help IHME to fulfil the objectives of its current Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) activities and to provide expert management on their further development and evolution. This position is contingent upon project funding availability.

The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Program Officer will be a leader and thought partner in execution and facilitation to ensure IHME meets its diversity, equity, and inclusion objectives both within and external to the organization. This will require excellent interpersonal communication. IHME’s faculty and staff, as well as external stakeholders, are very invested in this work. The Program Officer will assist in troubleshooting, assessing, evaluating, and improving existing processes; collaborate with teams; and help to find creative solutions to challenges that arise. They will work directly with different entities at IHME including Employee Resource Groups, the DEI Council, Organizational Development and Training team, and the Department of Health Metrics Sciences. They will be a crucial contributor to IHME’s office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

They will also assist IHME’s research teams on different approaches through which they might approach or present their research to ensure it acknowledges intersectionality and racial justice and employs de-colonial actions through collaboration and other research activities. There are myriad opportunities for this position to effect change in our research funding strategies, our ongoing research, and our dissemination and collaboration strategies. 

As an organization that values people, teamwork, and collaboration, it is also imperative that IHME develop its internal culture and infrastructure in a way that invites and amplifies the most diverse array of talent and expertise. Help to create a leadership culture that is responsive, trusted, and competent in issues of anti-racism, social justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion. 

This position will work closely with the Chief Diversity Officer (CDO) to coordinate, manage and execute IHME’s strategic priorities for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Engagement.

For more information or to apply, please visit the online job post: https://uwhires.admin.washington.edu/ENG/Candidates/default.cfm?szCategory=jobprofile&szOrderID=201787