WMU Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine

Coordinator, Office of Diversity and Inclusiveness

Job Locations US-MI-Kalamazoo
Posted Date 2 weeks ago(9/8/2021 4:26 PM)
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Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine (WMed) is seeking a Coordinator of Office of Diversity & Inclusiveness. 

The coordinator will work directly with the Assistant Dean of Diversity and Inclusiveness to advance the mission of WMed's Office of Diversity and Inclusiveness.  This position is expected to assist in creating a campus environment that educates and affirms diversity and supports WMed's campus development to become a more inclusive campus.  The coordinator will work with WMed's diverse faculty, staff, residents, and students. Experience working with culturally and ethnically diverse student communities is essential.  This position is responsible for a portion of student activities programming as assigned by the Assistant Dean of Diversity and Inclusiveness.  The coordinator will work closely with campus community constituents to provide programs and learning experiences that promote diversity and inclusiveness and build campus community. This position will have excellent interpersonal skills, exercising strong organizational and time management skills with exceptional attention to detail.  Essential for this role is the adeptness to work independently and as part of a team with a collaborative approach to problem-solving.


  • Support and promote WMed’s Office of Diversity and Inclusiveness, including its daily operations and functions.
  • Collaborate with student groups, campus departments, and community partners to provide cultural and educational initiatives.
  • Hire, train, supervise, and evaluate student employees and interns, and coordinate volunteers.
  • Propose operating and program budgets.
  • Develop marketing and community outreach, including social media. Generate reports, conduct assessments, and implement related strategic plans.
  • Assist in the planning and development of new programs as assigned.
  • Enhance current programs and create new programming that promotes diversity and inclusiveness and builds community relationships.
  • Support the implementation of cultural celebrations, including Hispanic Heritage Month, Native American Heritage Month, Black History Month, Women’s Heritage Month, Asian Heritage Month, and Pride Month Celebration.
  • Support departmental and campus initiatives that promote cultural humility, multicultural excellence, and student leadership development.
  • Serve as a staff liaison to WMed’s Office of Diversity and Inclusiveness.
  • Support implementation projects and other duties assigned by the Assistant Dean of Diversity and Inclusiveness.
  • Assist with strategic planning activities and initiatives consistent with relevant goals and objectives of WMed’s Office of Diversity and Inclusiveness and generate related reports.
  • Assist with program evaluation and the assessment of current operations for continuous improvement.
  • Availability to work occasional overtime on weekends or evenings to complete time sensitive projects.
  • Acquires knowledge for new technology and policy/procedure revisions.
  • All other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor's degree required. Master's degree in Higher Education Administration, College Student Personnel, or a Social Sciences or Humanities discipline preferred.
  • One year of full-time professional experience in student activity programming in a higher education setting.
  • Experience working with a diverse student population.
  • Supervisory experience (student supervision may be required).
  • Experience conducting campus and community outreach via social media and print media.
  • Experience with activities programming, leadership development, and outreach efforts related to diversity.
  • Demonstrates the ability to recognize priorities in organization of work flow.
  • Able to perform duties independently, with a minimal need for direct supervision.

About Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine


Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine (WMed) is an exciting environment to pursue and academic career. The medical school is a collaboration of Western Michigan University and Kalamazoo's two teaching health systems, Ascension Borgess and Bronson Healthcare. The medical school is a private 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation supported by private gifts, clinical revenues, research activities, tuition, and endowment income. Building upon the $100 million foundational gift in 2011, WMed received a philanthropic commitment of $300 million to support the mission of the medical school in June 2021. WMed contributed to the creation of 1,600 new jobs and an economic impact of $353 million in Kalamazoo and Calhoun counties in 2020.


WMed is fully accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education and the Higher Learning Commission. WMed offers a comprehensive, innovative four-year Doctor of Medicine degree program and two Master of Science degree programs in Biomedical Sciences and Medical Engineering. There are more than 200 residents and fellows in 10 residencies and five fellowships accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. To support its mission to educate and inspire lifelong learners, WMed has Joint Accreditation for interprofessional continuing education, which incorporates accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education.


WMed Health is the clinical practice of the medical school with more than 300 providers offering comprehensive primary care and specialty services in several locations throughout Kalamazoo, Portage, and Battle Creek. The Department of Pathology faculty serve as the Office of the Medical Examiner for counties throughout Michigan and northern Indiana.


The W.E. Upjohn M.D. Campus located in downtown Kalamazoo serves as the primary educational facility with faculty and administrative offices, student study and social spaces, team-based learning halls, a state-of-the-art Simulation Center accredited by the Society for Simulation in Healthcare, basic science research labs, as well as toxicology and forensic pathology labs.


WMed is building upon Kalamazoo’s century-long foundation of drug discovery and medical device development with a strategic investment in clinical, laboratory, community, and educational research. The Center for Immunobiology, Center for Clinical Research, WMed ForenTox, Research Histology Lab, Innovation Center, Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, and Human Research Protection Program contribute to the medical school’s advancement of knowledge through innovation and discovery. 


Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer of females, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans, and actively strives to increase diversity within its community. We provide a drug- and tobacco-free workplace. 


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