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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Research Consultant

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC
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May 16, 2022

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*Department:*Globl Hlth and Infect Disease - 427801
*Career Area :*Public Relations/Communications/Marketing
*Posting Open Date:*04/18/2022
*Application Deadline:*06/01/2022
*Position Type:*Temporary Staff (SHRA)
*Position Title :*Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Research Consultant
*Position Number:*20033205, 20029047
*Vacancy ID:*S019399
*Full-time/Part-time:*Part-Time Temporary
*Hours per week:*15
*Work Schedule:*Flexible/Remote
*Position Location:*North Carolina, US
*Hiring Range:*$25.00/hour
*Proposed Start Date:*05/09/2022
*Estimated Duration of Appointment:*6 months not to exceed 11 months
*Primary Purpose of Organizational Unit:*The UNC School of Medicine has a rich tradition of excellence and care. Our mission is to improve the health and wellbeing of North Carolinians, and others whom we serve. We accomplish this by providing leadership and excellence in the interrelated areas of patient care, education, and research. We strive to promote faculty, staff, and learner development in a diverse, respectful environment where our colleagues demonstrate professionalism, enhance learning, and create personal and professional sustainability. We optimize our partnership with the UNC Health System through close collaboration and commitment to service.
Our vision is to be the nation s leading public school of medicine. We are ranked 2nd in primary care education among all US schools of medicine and 5th among public peers in NIH research funding. Our Allied Health Department is home to five top-ranked divisions, and we are home to 18 top-ranked clinical and basic science departments in NIH research funding.
Our mission is to improve the health and well-being of North Carolinians and others whom we serve. We accomplish this by providing leadership and excellence in the interrelated areas of patient care, education, and research.
Patient Care: We will promote health and provide superb clinical care while maintaining our strong tradition of reaching underserved populations and reducing health disparities across North Carolina and beyond.
Education: We will prepare tomorrow s health care professionals and biomedical researchers by facilitating learning within innovative curricula and team-oriented interprofessional education. We will cultivate outstanding teaching and research faculty, and we will recruit outstanding students and trainees from highly diverse backgrounds to create a socially responsible, highly skilled workforce.
Research: We will develop and support a rich array of outstanding health sciences research programs, centers, and resources. We will provide infrastructure and opportunities for collaboration among disciplines throughout and beyond our University to support outstanding research. We will foster programs in the areas of basic, translational, mechanistic, and population research.
*Position Summary:*The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Research Consultant contribute to all aspects of the HealthMpowerment (HMP) platform, study design, and app content. They also moderate forums on the HMP app to encourage users to engage in conversations about what matters to them especially when it comes to topics that might otherwise be hard to talk about such as racism, gender identity, sex and sexuality, and HIV. Being part of the DEI Research Advisory Board provides opportunities for personal and professional growth like reflecting on life experiences through writing and dialogue with peers; contributing to future data analysis and results reporting from the HMP study; and exploring career paths in health, healthcare, and research. DEI Consultant can also offer advisement and assist on other study projects as their schedule permits.
*Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:*Bachelor s degree; or equivalent combination of training and experience. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.
*Required Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience:** Must have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both oral and written, which are required for interacting with study participants, colleagues, community partner organizations, and project staff.
* Must have the ability to work independently; manage, identify, and coordinate a variety of research activities as well as the ability to communicate and facilitate research-related tasks to team members in a timely manner.
* Must possess knowledge of research principles and practices, and have the ability to work well within a diverse team.
*Preferred Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience:** Prior experience working on a collaborative team, advisory board or committee.
* Experience with content creation, social media engagement, and advertisement. targeting youth, young adults, people of color, people with disabilities, and LGBTQ+ folx.
* Highly prefer candidates who have experience working with LGBTQ+ and other populations experiencing health inequities.
*Campus Security Authority Responsibilities:*Not Applicable.
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