Program Manager, Inclusion, Diversity & Equity

Located in Boston and the surrounding communities, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute brings together world renowned clinicians, innovative researchers and dedicated professionals, allies in the common mission of conquering cancer, HIV/AIDS and related diseases. Combining extremely talented people with the best technologies in a genuinely positive environment, we provide compassionate and comprehensive care to patients of all ages; we conduct research that advances treatment; we educate tomorrow's physician/researchers; we reach out to underserved members of our community; and we work with amazing partners, including other Harvard Medical School-affiliated hospitals.

  • Build trusting relationships with Business Leaders, HR colleagues and employees to develop a deep understanding of the organization’s workforce, culture, diversity, inclusion and retention opportunities.
  • Design dashboard and report on milestone progress towards strategic priorities and initiatives.
  • Collaborate with Human Resources Business Partners (HRBPs) to develop and retain talented members of underrepresented employee groups as defined by the EEOC.
  • Collaborate with Learning and Organization Development and HRBPs to develop and implement change management and inclusion training to close skill/process/behavioral gaps.
  • Partner with Office of Faculty Development to develop and implement relevant ID&E initiatives identified by in the Faculty ID&E plan. Including but not limited to mentoring, sponsorships, and partnerships amongst others.
  • Collaborate with Talent Acquisition to achieve diversity goals in recruitment.
  • Develop and Facilitate trainings, dialogues and focus groups, where necessary to support inclusion, diversity and equity initiatives.
  • Ensure D&I practices and messages are embedded in overall People and Culture strategies including manager education, benefits, HRIS, talent planning, and compensation
  • Provide counsel and research to organizational leaders on the development/review of policies/practices to ensure inclusion, diversity and equity for employees, patients, and their families.
  • Advise Employee Resource Groups and their Executive Sponsors, to align their work with organizational priorities.
  • Provide coaching and guidance on issues related to inclusion, diversity and equity
  • In partnership with Communications and other internal stakeholders, develop an internal and external communications approach:
    • Develop content, messaging and dissemination strategies
    • Position DFCI as a provider of choice, an employer of choice and a leader in improving equity, diversity and inclusion in the broader community both locally and nationally.
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience and/or related certifications.
  • 5+ years of professional work experience that includes talent management, diversity, Human Resources, or related field.
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate with multiple stakeholders
  • The ability to develop engaging presentations and strategies through the use of data and visuals.
  • Project management and experience working in a complex environment


  • Very strong administration, organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated skill in responding with timeliness and accuracy in complex and fast-paced environments and a commitment to high quality program delivery.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to deliver program curriculum/objectives in classroom/simulated workplace environment
  • Ability to plan, organize, and arrange award ceremonies,
  • Well developed presentation and facilitation skills
  • Experience working with diverse communities and persons of varying educational levels and experience.
  • Understanding of the expectations within a hospital setting and comfort in bridging both hospital and community settings.
  • Computer skills, including a strong facility with Microsoft Office
  • Knowledge of healthcare and research fields helpful
  • Flexibility in scheduling needed: some week-end and evening meeting and events are required.
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish a plus.
  • Sense of humor, flexibility/adaptability, and ability to problem-solve in the moment.

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is an equal opportunity employer and affirms the right of every qualified applicant to receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability, age, ancestry, military service, protected veteran status, or other groups as protected by law.


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