Vanderbilt University Medical Center Executive Search Team is conducting a national search for a Senior Director, Nursing Diversity and Inclusion. This is a senior level executive role that requires significant experience directly related to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in a medical center setting.
The Nursing Diversity & Inclusion Director leads the development and implementation of proactive diversity, inclusion and belonging initiatives in support of VUMC’s strategic plan to make diversity intentional. This position is a senior-level management position reporting to the Executive Chief Nursing Officer. The leader champions the importance and value of a diverse and inclusive environment and leads the development of a vision and effective strategy to create a culture for equity, diversity, and inclusion. This leader actively engages people leaders and staff to further behaviors, attitudes, programs and practices that support diversity, equity, and inclusion. The leader will collaborate with stakeholders to assess potential barriers and develop strategies to recruit and retain a diverse workforce, create an engaging culture of belonging, and expand community partnerships to establish a diverse talent pipeline.
Essential Job Functions
The incumbent serves as advisor and resource for management in the areas of diversity, inclusion, equity, and belonging for Nursing. The candidate will collaborate with Human Resources to increase candidate and diversity hires, enhance retention and upward mobility. This leader will also work closely with the Office of Diversity Affairs and HR Organizational Development to increase training/education initiatives and staff engagement.
The leader will:
Define and execute strategy in support of our diversity and inclusion philosophy enabling VUMC Nursing to attract, develop and retain top talent.
Demonstrates the following competencies and principles in the achievement of objectives:
Strategic Thinking: Applies broad strategic direction and in a distributed organization context. Anticipates beyond short-term and thinks critically. Deals effectively with paradox.
Execution and Achieves Results: Focused on results, not just activity. Exceptional skill and demonstrated success in delivering and improving results in a senior leadership role. Strong bias for, and practical experience in, measuring and improving performance metrics.
Managerial Courage: Willing to tackle difficult topics and conventional thinking in a respectful and productive manner; doesn’t hold anything back that needs to be said.
Thinks Big/Innovation: Formulates a bold vision, sees around corners, and inspires results. Fosters creative thinking and brings innovation successfully to market. Continually challenges and sets new standards for the status quo.
Inquisitive, analytical thinker: Data-driven thinker who effectively diagnoses root causes and identifies primary drivers of performance outcomes. Obsesses about controllable inputs and defines and prioritizes activities to change them for the positive.
Judgment: Deals effectively with paradox, exhibits good instincts, while being willing to make tough calls, with some degree of adaptability.