Dedicated Staff Position Objective: Hire and retain a diverse and inclusive workforce of staff and faculty. Theme: Personnel and Trainees
Create a staff position primarily for diversity, inclusion, and cultural and linguistic competence, as this makes a statement about the importance of the topic. This role is the cheerleader/coach/facilitator for others, rather than having sole responsibility for all efforts in this area. Create a clear and concrete job description; responsibilities could include partnering with diverse community organizations, other related initiatives underway in university/medical school, community, State or Territory, national organizations, and/or federal agencies; raise awareness through professional partnerships in Title V, academic, and State or Territory arenas; lead internal workgroup; and monitor and collaborate on student curricula and/or staff training, recruitment plan, and faculty/staff professional development and evaluation. This could be a person with life experience, plus have the education and qualifications to influence others in the UCEDD/LEND. For greatest impact, this position could have authority, report to the UCEDD/LEND Director, and participate in evaluation of staff/faculty in this area.