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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Specialist

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Work type: Staff
Senior management: VT Carilion School of Medicine
Department: Dean of VTC School of Medicine
Location: Roanoke, Virginia
Categories: Academic Advising / Support, Other, Student Affairs / Services

Job Description

The Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine is seeking a full-time specialist to support its efforts to integrate inclusion, equity, diversity, and quality initiatives. The diversity, equity, and inclusion specialist will serve in a support role for the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. This position will have a primary report to the Assistant Dean for Student Vitality with secondary reporting to the Chief Diversity Officer. The individual in this position will be responsible for tasks such as departmental event calendaring, management of departmental databases, ordering supplies and recruitment items, scheduling travel for recruitment events, attending and assisting with pathway program and recruitment events, monitoring project plans, schedules, organizing and participating in stakeholder meetings, and ensuring that project(s) deadlines are met in a timely manner. This position also includes serving as secretary for the Council for Diversity and Inclusion and proctoring medical student examinations.

Required Qualifications

• High School Diploma
• Have excellent communication, administrative, organizational and interpersonal skills
• Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion and ability to work well with people from diverse backgrounds
• Ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team
• Proficient in Microsoft Office applications such as Word and Excel
• Ability to manage multiple deadlines

Preferred Qualifications

• Associates degree or equivalent work experience
• Experience using HokieMart and ChromeRiver

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Salary Information

39K to 44K based on experience

Review Date


Additional Information

The department values diversity and continually strives to maintain and promote an inclusive learning, working, and research environment that embraces all students and employees. We are particularly interested in applications from persons identifying with groups currently underrepresented in the Virginia Tech community.

The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check.

Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine:

In partnership with Carilion Clinic and the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC, VTC School of Medicine is a cornerstone of one of the nation’s premier health and biomedical research ecosystems. Located in Roanoke, Virginia, the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains, and 40 miles from the Virginia Tech main campus in Blacksburg, VTCSOM provides abundant opportunities to deliver innovative, discovery-based medical education in a community-based and picturesque setting.

Its innovative curriculum includes robust, longitudinal mentored research training and a major curricular emphasis on health systems science and interprofessional practice. The school has been recognized with Health Profession HEED (Higher Education Excellence in Diversity) Awards since 2018 for its outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion. Students are also attracted to VTCSOM due to its 99% match success, including competitive specialties and programs. With a 2.3% acceptance rate, VTCSOM receives over 6,400 applications for 49 positions and is poised for continued growth.


About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges, a school of medicine, a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School, and Honors College. The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers. A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or military status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law.

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