University of Washington - Seattle, WA

Notes: This position provides opportunities to work in a fast-paced, challenging, diverse and rewarding environment. As an employee you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.
As the region's only Level I Trauma center, Harborview Medical Center (HMC) is well known for innovations and excellence in trauma care and its centers of emphasis: Trauma, Burn, Neurosciences, AIDS/STD CARER, and mentally-and medically- vulnerable populations. In addition to the centers of emphasis, HMC serves a mission population for King County. Harborview employees are committed to the vital role the institution plays in the immediate community, as well as the entire Northwest region. HMC is owned by King County and managed by the University of Washington (UW) and serves as a training site for UW’s School of Medicine. The UW is proud to be one of the nation’s premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service.

Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty.

Harborview's Mission: Harborview Medical Center is a comprehensive healthcare facility dedicated to the control of illness and the promotion and restoration of health. Its primary mission is to provide healthcare for the most vulnerable residents of King County; to provide and teach exemplary patient care; to provide care for a broad spectrum of patients from throughout the region; and to develop and maintain leading-edge centers of emphasis.

Harborview Medical Center has an outstanding opportunity for a Director of Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion (EDI). Under general direction, this individual will evaluate, plan, organize, direct, and facilitate the activities that support Harborview Medical Center’s capacity to care for a diverse patient population and workforce. This leader will administer and implement the UW Medicine Equity Council’s mandate and operations, and support activities and special projects to implement a work plan that provides all organizational divisions within Harborview Medical Center a sustainable framework to support a safe, respectful, and inclusive environment. These responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, directing the professional, operational, marketing, financial, personnel, and educational activities associated with advancing EDI at Harborview Medical Center and as part of the larger UW Medicine health system.

The Director of Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion also serves as an expert resource and partner for issues related to equitable care, access and outcomes for patients at HMC as well as across the enterprise (UW Medicine) through active engagement with UW Medicine’s Equity, Diversity and Inclusion efforts, including a comprehensive approach to improving healthcare equity and reducing healthcare disparities across the UW Medicine clinical sites of practice.

The Director of Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion is responsible for independent decision-making, planning, and taking actions based on identified organization goals and strategic objectives. This individual will represent the best interests of HMC and UW Medicine as one of the primary EDI leaders in the health system.

Reporting directly to the HMC Executive Director, the EDI Director will be accountable for:
Strategic Program Design, Implementation, and Program Management & Operations;
Analytics, Reporting, & Continuous Program Improvement;
and, Special Projects

At least five (5) years of demonstrated experience with management of equity-focused programs and initiatives in a large, complex healthcare setting.
Bachelor's degree in Social Sciences, Health Sciences, Business, Public Health, Health Administrator, or other related field (Master's degree preferred).
Experience working with diverse populations as colleagues and direct reports.
Experience in a leadership role.
Training and ongoing individual work in assessing and decreasing own biases, supporting inclusion.
Effective communication and service excellence skills.
Demonstrated management/leadership skills including organization, time, and project management.
Project planning management experience.
Public speaking and presentation skills.
Data knowledge/skill using a variety of different software.
Ability to coordinate information gathering and dissemination within a complex clinical and administrative system.
Ability to lead multidisciplinary clinical and non-clinical implementation projects.
Knowledge of hospital environment and healthcare trends.
Ability to analyze data for opportunities for improvement.
Demonstrated ability to work effectively and efficiently within teams and independently.
Strong interpersonal skills.
Highly self-directed.
Demonstrated ability to organize and teach educational offerings.
Advanced written and verbal communication.
Flexibility in meeting workload fluctuations.
Demonstrated experience with collaborative community relationships advancing equity, diversity, and inclusion.
An equivalent combination of education and experience may substitute for stated requirements.

Active member of a professional organization with specialty certification preferred.

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Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, the University of Washington will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.

The University of Washington is a leader in environmental stewardship & sustainability, and committed to becoming climate neutral.

The University of Washington is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 / 206-543-6452 (tty) or