Chief Diversity Officer

UVMMC - 462 Shelburne Road
Location and Address
Location Address: 462 Shelburne Road, Burlington Vermont
Building Name
Building Name: UVMMC - 462 Shelburne Road
The University of Vermont Health Network Top
Schedule Full Time / Regular
Standard Hours
Day (United States of America)
Primary Shift
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Weekend Needs
Weekend Needs
Rebecca Kapsalis
Job Requisition ID

Job Description


In collaboration with other senior leaders and key stakeholders, the Chief Diversity Officer is responsible for vision, leadership, and strategic planning initiatives that promote diversity, equity and inclusion; in addition to addressing health disparities, as essential elements of the health system’s mission to deliver outstanding patient care and a highly engaged workforce. This individual has the ultimate responsibility for the network’s diversity and equal employment opportunity (EEO) programs and establishes and implements strategies meant to encourage an inclusive and diverse workforce.


Bachelor’s degree required; Graduate level degree (Master’s, Doctorate) preferred.


  • 10+ years of professional experience, with at least 5 years of successfully leading, developing, and implementing evidence-based equity, diversity, and inclusion strategies and programs at large, complex organizations. Experience working within regulated industries desirable. 

  • Proven ability to cultivate and shape a shared vision. She/He/They should resonate as authentic with students, faculty, staff, and administrators, and be committed to working collaboratively with other senior executives. 

  • Possess an outstanding command of the elements and dynamics of changing an organizational culture, and the commitment to see the change through to completion. She/He/They must exhibit passion and patience, and lead the design, implementation, assessment, and evolution of key milestones over time. Ability to manage and influence change throughout the organization with effective relationship building skills across all levels.

  • Disciplined, data-oriented, analytical leader who possesses business intelligence that is equally as strong as their emotional intelligence. Strong ability to translate data into strategy and action plans.

  • Demonstrated track record of success in partnering across all functions to develop and manage DE&I strategies and programs that support engagement and all organizational goals. 

  • Must be results oriented. Proven ability to lead large complex projects, working in a fast-paced matrixed environment and handling multiple and changing priorities simultaneously.

  • Experience working within a clinical setting strongly preferred.