In conjunction with the SVP & Chief Human Resources Officer, the Director of Diversity & Inclusion develops the strategy and drives the implementation of diversity and inclusion programs and initiatives that promote a culture of diversity, inclusion and belonging.
The Director will cultivate strong, collaborative relationships with HR Lines of Business, Centers of Expertise, Business Unit Leaders, Staff, and external partners to identify practical solutions that promote and develop a vibrant, energized workplace and workforce of diverse talent. The result of the Director's work will be the engagement of our staff for the advancement and alignment of Cedars-Sinai's mission, vision, values, and strategic and operational objectives. The Director manages and provides oversight for all diversity and inclusion programs and policies, including employee resources groups, employee engagement activities, and workplace and workforce metrics.
In collaboration with the Senior Vice President of HR, the Director develops the strategy and tactics for all diversity and inclusion initiatives to ensure that they are aligned with organizational goals. The Director will educate, consult and influence business leaders in the implementation of diversity programs across the health system and will work with cross-functional teams and/or departments to develop programs, initiatives and/or goals.
In this role, they will develop, manage and oversee various programs that foster an environment of collaboration, workforce diversity, inclusion and workplace belonging. The Director will continuously review, innovate and make recommendations and/or changes to programs and initiatives to ensure they're meeting defined objectives and are operating at an optimal level of organizational efficiency and effectiveness. This role will keep leadership apprised of the business impact and progress of the various D&I programs.
Serve as leader of the Cedars-Sinai Diversity & Inclusion Council to promote and ensure that the goals of diversity & inclusion are prioritized and successfully implemented. They will establish and lead employee resource groups and employee engagement activities by developing a network of diversity & inclusion champions to assist with adoption and change management.
Obtain, review and analyze workforce data and reports to develop strategies, approaches and prioritization of diversity program development and implementation. Develop metrics, dashboards and/or scorecards to provide guidance for strategic planning, decision-making and to ensure accountability in tracking and monitoring diversity and inclusion initiatives; while maintaining data integrity. Provide insight and guidance on impactful initiatives to increase positive workforce diversity outcomes. Advise, support and collaborate with members of senior leadership on issues related to diversity and inclusion.
Ensure compliance with applicable local, state, and federal laws, accreditation, and licensure requirements, including professional and regulatory agency standards. Identify and collaborate to mitigate any potential risks.
Develop policies, training programs and other resources to educate employees about diversity and inclusion best practices and behaviors.
Oversee allocation of funding supporting diversity and inclusion strategic initiatives throughout the organization.
Teamwork/Customer Relation Responsibilities:
Ensures practices and procedures are inclusive of interpersonal and cultural diversity
Collaborates to problem solve and make decisions to achieve desired outcomes
Establishes effective working relationships with cross-functional team(s)
Shares knowledge, time and expertise to assist other members of the team
Cultivates and maintains strong customer relationships and rapport with stakeholders and/or client groups
Providing healthcare for more than 100 years, Cedars-Sinai has evolved into one of the most dynamic and highly renowned medical centers in the world. Along with caring for patients, Cedars-Sinai is a hub for biomedical research and a training center for future physicians and other healthcare professionals. This attracts exceptional talent to Cedars-Sinai, including world-renowned physician-scientists who seek a place where they can both conduct research and see patients--the ideal formula for discovery and its translation into cures. Our patients benefit from access to doctors at the top of their fields, and our researchers have an ideal community in which to study the impact of healthcare challenges, and reflect that knowledge in their research. The greater Los Angeles area in which Cedars-Sinai resides possesses unparalleled cultural and ethnic diversity which offers outstanding opportunities for translational and clinical research... and a dynamic environment for medical education.Although community based, Cedars-Sinai is a major teaching hospital affiliated with the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Cedars-Sinai has highly competitive graduate medical education programs in more than 50 specialty and subspecialty areas, a graduate program in biomedical sciences and translational medicine, a clinical scholars program directed towards junior physicians with aspirations to become clinical scientists, and post graduate training opportunities.There are more than 250 full-time faculty members at Cedars-Sinai. The voluntary medical staff, comprised of more than 2,200 specialty board-certified or board-qualified physicians, represent all of the specialties and subspecialties and collaborate with full-time medical staff in the teaching responsibilities of the graduate medical education programs.