Diversity, Equity & Inclusion and Leadership Development Director

  • Denver, CO
  • *National Jewish Health - Main Campus
  • Human Resources
  • Full Time - Day Shift
  • Professional
  • Req #: 15949
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Position Summary

National Jewish Health is committed to building and sustaining an inclusive work environment.  Dimensions of diversity include, but are not limited to, race, ethnicity, religion, age, sexuality, physical ability, sexual identity, and region/geography. The Director of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion and Leadership Development Director serves as a key member of the Human Resources team with a specific focus on envisioning, strengthening and advancing diversity, equity, inclusion (DEI) across the institution. The Director provides professional expertise, strategic leadership, administrative oversight and collaborative guidance on DEI and Leadership Development matters.  The Director will implement and deliver organization-wide DEI and Leadership Development efforts, and help and shape an inclusive culture. 

Essential Duties

  1. Evaluate DEI strategy and progress through a data driven approach, utilize metrics to help inform priorities and measure the effectiveness of programs and initiatives.
  2. Conduct research and benchmarking analysis, including monitoring and reporting and DEI topics, identifying best practices in healthcare and make recommendations for strategies and solutions that advance DEI at National Jewish Health.
  3. Develop and support a DEI education curriculum to educate employees, including faculty, about implicit bias, microaggressions, upstanding, barriers to health equity, and other relevant topics to create and retain more diverse and inclusive care teams.
  4. Partner with Senior Leaders to develop strategies and programs for diverse outreach,  hiring and retention to strengthen the pipeline of diverse talent at National Jewish Health and healthcare, including leadership development, mentoring, and employee resource groups.
  5. Engage, coach, and support team members across the organization on DEI and Leadership to advance understanding and inclusive behaviors.
  6. Serves on various committees to ensure DEI is applied to policies, programs, and initiatives throughout National Jewish Health.
  7. Builds Relationships with external partners (e.g., universities, associations, advocacy groups) to strengthen DEI initiatives.


  1. Accountability: Accepts full responsibility for self and contribution as a team member; displays honesty and truthfulness; confronts problems quickly; displays a strong commitment to organizational success and inspires others to commit to goals; demonstrates a commitment to National Jewish Health.
  2. Impact and Influence: Using appropriate interpersonal styles and techniques to gain acceptance of ideas or plans; modifying one’s own behavior to accommodate tasks, situations, and individuals involved. Taking advantage of opportunities to make a difference and have an impact. When used well, the intended outcome of this competency is the creation of goodwill, trust, and respect while motivating people to want to follow you even when they don’t have to.
  3. Champion of Change: Facilitating the implementation and acceptance of change within the workplace. Cooperates with others to accomplish common goals; works with employees within and across his/her department to achieve shared goals; treats others with dignity and respect and maintains a friendly demeanor; values the contributions of others.
  4. Building Strategic Relationships: Identifying opportunities and taking action to build strategic relationships between one’s area and other areas, teams, departments, units, or organizations to help achieve business goals.
  5. Adaptability: Maintaining effectiveness when experiencing major changes in work responsibilities or environment; adjusting effectively to work within new work structures, processes, requirements, or cultures.
  6. Collaboration/Teamwork: Cooperates with others to accomplish common goals; works with employees within and across his/her department to achieve shared goals; treats others with dignity and respect and maintains a friendly demeanor; values the contributions of others.

Minimum Qualifications

  1. Education: Bachelor’s Degree required.  Master’s Degree preferred.
  2. Work Experience: 
  • 5-7 years of direct or related work experience in diversity or multicultural affairs leadership role
  • Successful record of influence, community building, networking, and deploying effective programs for the advancement of diversity and inclusion.
  • Experience developing and facilitating professional development including leadership training for employees and/or faculty.
  • Experience creating professional development opportunities and curriculum.


Salary Range: $125,000 - $155,000


At National Jewish Health, we recognize that our outstanding faculty and staff are the essence of our organization. For every aspect of health care, our employees are our greatest asset.
With that in mind, we have designed a valuable, comprehensive benefits package to meet the needs of our employees and their families.

  • Medical Plans, Dental Plans and Vision Insurance
  • Retirement Plan
  • FSA and HSA
  • Short and Long Term Disability
  • Life Insurance and AD&D
  • Voluntary Benefits, like Accident Insurance, Critical Care and Hospital Indemnity
  • Sick and Vacation Paid Time Off
  • Wellness Program
  • Legal Plan

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