The Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Minnesota is dedicated to making a real-world impact on human health. We conduct pioneering research, educate the next generation of engineers, and foster an inclusive community that supports growth and learning for all.
Associate's, or higher, degree or at least 4 yrs experience in advancing DEI. A combination of education and experience will be taken into consideration. Experience in BME, or engineering generally, is not required.
Understanding of and commitment to antiracism and anti-oppression
Basic understanding of discrimination and racialized health disparities
Enthusiasm for the mission of biomedical engineering to equitably advance human health
Demonstrated experience in, knowledge of, and an ongoing commitment to, working effectively with and across diverse communities: including Black, Indigenous, and other People of color; new immigrant populations; people with both visible and invisible disabilities; Women; people of historically marginalized gender and sexual identities and expressions; first--generation students; students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds; and/or members of other groups that are underrepresented in BME.
Demonstrated effectiveness with organizational and planning skills, including attention to detail, multi-tasking and quick decision-making
Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to communicate effectively with different constituency groups, i.e. faculty, staff, students, alumni, and community members.
Ability to work occasional nights and weekends when necessary for programs and events
Familiarity with DEI-related training programs (e.g. IDI or ICS)
Experience with program creation, building, and leadership
Experience with strategic planning and program management
Experience working with and developing programs that support communities of color and international students
Experience offering trainings and educational programs
Experience with presentation software
Demonstrated ability to handle complex interpersonal communications, including the ability to build collaborative partnerships with diverse stakeholders
Demonstrated ability to work as part of a close-knit team on multiple on-going projects and initiatives, and contribute in an intentional social justice-working environment
Demonstrated ability to take initiative as a leader and work independently
Internal Number: 340111
About University of Minnesota - Twin Cities - Department of Biomedical Engineering
The University of Minnesota-Twin Cities is among the largest public research universities in the country, offering a multitude of opportunities for study and research. Located at the heart of one of the nation's most vibrant, diverse metropolitan communities, students and faculty on the campuses in Minneapolis and St. Paul benefit from extensive partnerships with world-renowned health centers, international corporations, government agencies, and arts, nonprofit, and public service organizations.