Diversity and Equity Coordinator

Grand Forks, North Dakota (US)
$40,000 plus/year
Mar 13, 2019
Job Type
Full Time

Hiring Department:  INMED (Indians into Medicine), School of Medicine and Health Sciences

Minimum Hiring Salary and Position Classification: $40,000+/year, Full-time, Benefited, Exempt
Benefits: Includes single or family health care coverage (premiums paid for by the university), basic life insurance, EAP, retirement plan, tuition waiver, annual and sick leave.  Optional benefits available: supplemental life, dental, flexible spending account, supplemental retirement plans.
Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.

To be considered for this position, all application materials must be fully submitted by 5PM on the closing date.
Qualified internal candidates will receive first consideration.


Position Details
:    A Complete Position Description is available as an attachment in the bottom right corner of this position announcement.

The Diversity and Equity Coordinator will work closely with the INMED Director / Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion to promote diversity and equity in the School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS) in several capacities. This includes: 

  • Developing and implementing diversity and inclusion plans in all academic programs in the SMHS
  • Developing a community engagement plan to engage diverse populations in SMHS educational opportunities, scholarship opportunities, etc.
  • Assist faculty in developing the Indigenous Health doctorate curriculum
  • Developing Tribal College Articulation Agreements to encourage student enrollment at UND

Duties include:

Develop, Implement, Report and Promote of School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS) Student Diversity and Inclusion Program

  • Develop and implement diversity and inclusion plans while working in coordination with the Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion with all SMHS academic programs (MD, MPH, PA, OT, PT, Biomedical Sciences, Athletic Training)
  • Ensure coordination with UND Diversity programming with SMHS diversity efforts
  • Report to key stakeholders and university leadership re progress in diversity and inclusion efforts
  • Identify and collaboratively pursue grants and other resources to promote diversity and inclusion at UND SMHS

Community Engagement

  • Assist in defining key diverse populations in ND (American Indian, rural, refugee, LGBT, etc.)
  • Develop a community engagement plan to engage diverse populations in SMHS educational opportunities, scholarship opportunities, etc.
  • Coordinate with INMED, CRH, and other operating units at UND and the SMHS re community engagement efforts


Indigenous Health Programming

  • Assist faculty in developing the Indigenous Health doctorate curriculum
  • Serve as a communication liaison with key stakeholders, including within UND, across AI/AN populations and with key stakeholders and academics from Canada, Pacific Islands, Australia, New Zealand, Norway, etc.
  • Recruit students into the Indigenous Health doctorate program
  • Assist INMED faculty and staff in INMED activities as appropriate.
  • Assist in developing Tribal College Articulation Agreements to encourage student enrollment at UND


Grant coordination and writing

  • Review key websites regularly to identify funding opportunities to promote diversity and equity programming at the SMHS
  • Assist in writing, editing, and submitting grant proposals
  • Work with SMHS grants manager to ensure that proposals and submissions follow SMHS and university policies and procedures 


Required Competencies:

  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communications skills.
  • Ability to work in a high throughput office while maintaining a positive attitude and easy going manner
  • Ability to work in an environment when interruptions are expected to occur fairly regularly
  • Ability to read, interpret and follow policies.
  • Ability to develop and execute written plans for recruitment and retention purposes.
  • Will utilize knowledge of American Indian culture.



Minimum Requirements:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in public health, education, or other related field
  • Minimum of 1 year experience working with students from underserved populations
  • Experience working with Mircrosoft  Word, PowerPoint, Outlook
  • Writing Sample to demonstrate writing skills. (Details provided below)
    • Required Writing Samples: (Please contact Susan Holden at (701) 777-3037 with questions. Samples must be attached to application)
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Successful completion of a criminal history background check

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the US and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire. 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in  education, or other related field
  • Direct experience working with NDUS and/or tribal colleges in ND (may include academic, volunteer, or work experiences)


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 All information listed in this position announcement will be used by Human Resources, the Hiring Department, and EEO/AA for screening, interviewing and selection purposes.
Confidentiality of Application Materials
Note: Pursuant to NDCC 44-04-18.27, applications and any records related to the applications that identify an applicant are confidential, except records related to the finalists of the position, which are open to the public after the search committee has identified the top three finalists who will be invited to campus.
EEO Statement
UND is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin.  Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants are invited to provide information regarding their gender, race and/or ethnicity, veteran’s status and disability status on the form found at http://und.edu/affirmative-action/apcontrolcard.cfm.  This information will remain confidential and separate from your application. 
ND Veteran’s Preference
North Dakota Veterans claiming preference must submit all proof of eligibility by the closing date. Proof of eligibility includes a DD-214 and if claiming disabled status, a current letter of disability from the VA dated within the last 12 months.
Clery Statement
In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the University of North Dakota publishes an Annual Security and Fire Safety Report.  The report includes the university’s policies, procedures, and programs concerning safety and security, as well as three years’ of crime statistics for our campus.  As a prospective employee, you are entitled to a copy of this report.  The report and statistical data can be found online at http://und.edu/discover/_files/docs/annual-security-report.pdf.  You may also request a paper copy of the report from the UND Police Department located at 3851 Campus Road, Grand Forks, ND 58202.

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