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Program Director - Diversity Recruitment

System Services
Date Posted
27 January, 2023
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Program Director - Diversity Recruitment

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Job Description


The Program Director of Diversity Recruitment will be responsible for the creation, consultation and successful execution of a diversity, equity, and inclusion strategy to support and champion the organization's diversity strategy at every level of the organization. This will be accomplished by:

  • Partnering with executives, clinicians, community organizations, and candidates, both internally and externally, to advance the organization’s diversity recruitment efforts.
  • Identifying diversity recruiting opportunities and developing a strategy to execute them.
  • Strategically selecting which schools we should recruit from and build relationships to ensure alignment.
  • Coaching leaders on embedding inclusive hiring practices into our process.
  • Implementing sustainable, documented processes to support the business and long-term objectives.
  • Collaborating with system Diversity & Inclusion team to ensure alignment.
  • Assisting in direct outreach and relationship building with potential candidates.
  • Developing, monitoring, and reporting on operational performance, trending analysis, and market comparisons.
  • Contributing to budgeting and resource allocation planning to ensure that the talent acquisition diversity recruitment investments meet the overall objectives and initiatives.
  • Acting as a liaison and subject matter expert for Talent Acquisition, Human Resources, business leaders, the ERP team, and vendors, while addressing high priority, sensitive issues as needed. ‘
  • Collaborating with the Talent Acquisition leadership team as an operational best practice consultant and implementer, identifying system process improvement opportunities and to streamline diversity recruitment activities.

This position is an individual contributor role and will serve as a key member of the Talent Acquisition leadership team.

Reports to:

  • Vice President of Talent Acquisition, with a dotted line to the Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer

Key Relationships:

  • The Office for Diversity and Inclusion
  • Executive Director, Physician and Provider Recruitment
  • Director, Talent Acquisition Operations
  • Director, Clinical, Non-Clinical, and Professional Recruitment
  • Director, Executive Recruitment
  • Director, Nurse Recruitment
  • Manager, Early Career Talent
  • Regional HR Vice Presidents (9)

Education, Experience, and Qualifications

Candidates for the position will be selected from a diverse pool and will be evaluated according to the following criteria and competencies.


  • Bachelor’s degree is required. Master’s degree preferred.

Experience & Qualifications

  • 7-10 years of relevant and complex experience is required.
  • 4-7 years of diversity recruitment experience is strongly preferred.
  • Experience recruiting from diverse sources, especially those that support underrepresented minorities in healthcare, including HBCUs, Hispanic, Asian, and other multicultural serving institutions, networks and organizations strongly preferred.
  • Program Management experience is required.
  • Experience handing highly complex, challenging situations requiring exemplary professional judgment and diplomacy is required.
  • Requires experience in a complex, matrix environment undergoing a significant culture shift.
  • Healthcare industry experience is a plus.

Personal Characteristics

  • Desire to lead through the organization’s mission, vision, and values.
  • Committed to understanding, including, and embracing the diversity of our organization, it’s patients, team members, and community.
  • Self-starter who thrives on taking initiative as well as pivoting between strategic big picture thinking and executing on projects and details.
  • Focused on building, maintaining, and effectively leveraging an extensive professional network to support career and organizational goals.
  • Creative and flexible approach to developing and assessing new ideas as well as comfortable navigating ambiguous situations.
  • Ability to quickly earn credibility and build effective relationships.
  • Understands how to partner with and influence key stakeholders to implement mutually beneficial solutions.
  • Strong communication with all levels of employees, management, and community leaders.
  • Metrics driven, with the ability to organize, analyze, and make decisions based on sound data.
  • Possesses the highest personal integrity and ethics




Safeguarding our patients and each other is an important part of how we deliver the best care possible to the communities we serve. As a condition of employment, IU Health requires all new hires to receive various vaccinations, including the influenza and COVID-19 vaccines, barring an approved exemption. New hires will also be provided the option to submit proof of previous vaccination.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity and inclusion at IU Health. IU Health does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, national origin, gender identity and/or expression, marital status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

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Indiana University Health is Indiana’s most comprehensive health system, with 16 hospitals and more than 34,000 team members serving Hoosiers across the state. Our partnership with the Indiana University School of Medicine gives our team members access to the very latest science and the very best training, advancing care for all. We’re looking for team members who share the things that matter most to us. People who are inspired by challenging and meaningful work for the good of every patient. People who are compassionate and serve with a purpose. People who aspire to excellence every day. People who are always ready to apply themselves.

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