The Senior Director of Health Equity and Community Engagement provides leadership and direction for the diversity, inclusion, and community engagement strategies for Westchester Medical Center Health Network. Under the direction of the Senior Vice President of Diversity, Inclusion and Community Engagement /Chief Diversity Officer, this position is responsible for developing and implementing diversity, inclusion, and community engagement initiatives to engage the Network's workforce, internal stakeholders and external stakeholders. This position will develop and implement strategies to integrate diversity practices and monitor and evaluate progress toward creating more diverse and inclusive environments for workforce and patients. This position will provide structure for program development, implementation and metrics to support the Network's mission and overall strategic diversity and community engagement plans. This position will provide for greater alignment throughout the Network by ensuring that diversity, inclusion, and community engagement strategies are implemented throughout all sites. Does related work as required.
A Develops diversity and inclusion strategies and tools that ensure effectiveness and alignment with the overall organizational goals of the Network. Establishes short and long term goals, policies and programs to achieve a diverse and inclusive environment; Assists with the development of policies and programs to attract, retain and promote a diverse and inclusive workforce for the organization. A Fosters an organizational culture that respects diversity and inclusion among the Network's workforce and patient population.Provides guidance to leadership on diversity and inclusion related issues and supports staff efforts for diversity and inclusion. A Partners with human resources, organizational development, and other internal stakeholders to determine ways to enhance the ability to attract, retain and develop a diverse staff and physician population. A Develops metrics that measure the effectiveness of diversity and inclusion initiatives; Conducts research and prepares reports for senior management on the value and status of initiatives. A Enhances cross cultural understanding and competence through the development and implementation of policies and procedures, educational programs and other activities that promote diversity and inclusion. A Identifies trends and best practices across the diversity continuum and recommends implementation, if feasible; Assesses opportunities to link diversity and inclusion with ongoing organizational processes and initiatives. A Collaborates with marketing staff on internal and external communications including newsletters and the dissemination of diversity and inclusion initiatives to ensure broad communication. A Establishes and maintains ongoing relationships with organizations that support diversity and inclusion, to include vendors, suppliers, advocacy groups and other community and civic organizations. A Create, support, and implement annual strategic community engagement plan and related initiatives/activities. Ensure alignment with Network community engagement focus. Create, maintain and promote effective relationships with internal and external stakeholders (faith-based community members, academic institutions, community-based organizations, social service organizations, government entities, etc.) to support community engagement and outreach activities connected with healthcare services and matters of mutual interest. A Create, support, and attend community outreach events related to health/wellness activities, brand promotion, community collaboration, and any related network/hospital priorities. Develop and implement specific outreach programs in response to hospital-specific community health needs assessments and community health initiatives aEUR" partner with DOH and other community service providers wherever possible to maximize efforts. A Plan, direct and evaluate full spectrum of community outreach initiatives; including CHNA/CSP related events, educational programs and support groups. Work closely with Marketing and related service lines to effectively promote outreach efforts. Track and evaluate effectiveness and appropriateness of outreach activities. A Work closely with senior leadership to support strategic community engagement focus. Attend local external community meetings as a hospital representative to encourage open communication, share information with the public, collect feedback from the public, and explore possible collaborations. Become an active member of various civic/business groups and clubs related to issues of health/wellness and workforce development providing support and resources as necessary. A Manage and recommend local sponsorship opportunities. A Where applicable, oversee and manage the following compliance-based reporting requirements: A Community Benefit Inventory for Social Accountability (CBISA) A Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) IRS Requirement A NYS Community Service Plan (CSP) NYSDOH requirement A IRS 990 Qualifications/Requirements:
Minimum of three years of experience managing organizational development, training, diversity, health equity or community engagement at or for a large hospital or health care facility; or a minimum of five years of experience managing organizational development, training, diversity, health equity or community engagement at any organization.
Bachelor's degree. Education beyond the secondary level must be from an institution recognized or accredited by the Board of Regents of the New York State Education Department as a post-secondary, degree-granting institution.
Licenses / Certifications:
Thorough knowledge of contemporary theories, principles and practices related to diversity, inclusion, health equity, and community engagement; ability to plan and implement training programs; ability to evaluate the effectiveness of organizational initiatives; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with all levels of hospital staff and outside professionals in order to achieve desired objectives; ability to analyze organizational and departmental needs; ability to evaluate and monitor effectiveness of hospital-wide training and development initiatives; ability to plan, direct and coordinate the work of others; ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
WMCHealth is a 1,900-bed healthcare system headquartered in Valhalla, New York, with ten hospitals on eight campuses spanning 6,200 square miles of the Hudson Valley. WMCHealth employs more than 12,000 people and has nearly 3,000 attending physicians. From Level 1, Level 2 and Pediatric Trauma Centers, the region’s only acute care children’s hospital, an academic medical center, several community hospitals, dozens of specialized institutes and centers, a state of the art Telemedicine program, skilled nursing, assisted living facilities, homecare services and one of the largest mental health systems in New York State, today WMCHealth is the pre-eminent provider of integrated healthcare in the Hudson Valley.