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Director, Career and Professional Development and Graduate Diversity and Inclusion

Director, Career and Professional Development and Graduate Diversity and Inclusion

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Einstein/Resnick - Bronx
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Office of Graduate Education
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Founded in 1955, the Albert Einstein College of Medicine (Einstein) is one of the nation’s premier institutions for medical education, basic research and clinical investigation. A full-time faculty of some 2,000 conducts research, teaches, and delivers health care in every major biomedical specialty. The college has some 730 medical students, 193 Ph.D. students, 106 MD/Ph.D. students and 275 postdoctoral fellows.


Einstein’s major strength, in addition to training physicians and scientists, is its science. During fiscal year 2015, the faculty’s consistently high level of scientific achievement resulted in the awarding of more than $150 million in peer-reviewed grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).


Einstein is part of Montefiore Medicine Academic Health System, an integrated academic delivery system comprising seven campuses, including 8 hospitals, a multi-county ambulatory network, a new state-of-the art “hospital without beds”, a skilled nursing facility, school of nursing, home health agency, and the state’s first freestanding emergency department. As the University Hospital for the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Montefiore is a premier academic health system, employing Einstein’s clinical faculty and training Einstein’s medical students, over 1,300 residents, 420 allied health students, and 1,600 nursing students annually.


The Albert Einstein College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information. Einstein seeks candidates whose skills, and personal and professional experience, have prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence, and the communities we serve.


Position Summary:


This is a higher education administrative position equivalent to a junior faculty level with major responsibilities for program development and coordination, including implementation and supervision of the following:

  1. The Career and Professional Development Program at Einstein, which provides career advising and professional skills development activities and resources for the graduate student and postdoctoral community at Einstein
  2. A new Diversity and Inclusion Initiative for graduate students and postdoctoral trainees


Scope and Responsibilities:

  • Manage all aspects of the Career and Professional Development Program for Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Fellows
  • Serve as the primary contact for Einstein graduate students, postdocs, faculty and administrators on matters related to PhD career and professional development
  • Serve as the primary contact for Einstein graduate students, postdocs, faculty and administrators on matters related to diversity enhancement and inclusion
  • Represent Einstein at national meetings and other professional organizations
  • Establish and maintain key partnerships within the institution as well as with other institutions and national professional groups
  • Manage all communications regarding PhD career and professional development as well as the diversity initiative 
  • Develop budgets for the PhD career and professional development program and for the diversity initiative; provide input for expenditures and forecasting

Career and Professional Development for Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Fellows


  • Develop and implement, together with the Associate Dean for Graduate Programs, a strategic plan for career advising and professional skills development activities and resources for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. 
  • Assess interests and career and skills requirements of PhD students and postdoctoral fellows to achieve short and long term career goals by regular annual surveys of the graduate students and postdocs at Einstein.
  • Meet regularly with the Director of the Belfer Institute to assess specific postdoctoral needs.
  • Generate critical reports and action plans on a timely basis following survey analyses.
  • Implement workshops and informational sessions to help graduate students and postdocs work on their Individual Development Plans and to help them develop a realistic timeline for their next steps.


  • Organize regularly scheduled career development seminars and networking events during the academic year.
  • Identify experts to give self-assessment workshops, IDP (individual development plan) workshops, grantsmanship and writing workshops, CV and resume clinics, interview skills training sessions, cover letter workshops, and negotiation strategy seminars, among others.
  • Prepare newsletters, announcements, flyers etc. to publicize events to the Einstein community; solicit participation of students and faculty as necessary and communicate with current students and faculty regarding attendance
  • Establish methods to track attendance and collect feedback regarding the events. Use data and analytic assessments to determine the effectiveness of events. Analyze results of evaluations to refine the program for the subsequent semester/academic year.  
  • Cultivate and maintain relationships with alumni and colleagues to facilitate further activities.
  • Chair the Einstein Graduate Student and Postdoc CPD Committee; organize regular meetings, prepare agenda, establish subcommittees, follow up on projects; regularly report on Committee activities and projects to the Associate Dean and Director of the Belfer Institute
  • Meet regularly with the EPA (Einstein Postdoctoral Association) and with the GSC (Graduate Student Council) and report on these meetings to the CPD Committee and the Associate Dean and Belfer Institute Director
  • Liase with other NYC graduate student and postdoctoral groups, e.g. NY Science Alliance (N Y Academy of Sciences), National Postdoctoral Association (NPA), etc.
  • Develop and update a variety of integrated resources including Career Development website, Linked-In group, libguide (with the reference librarians) pages. Utilize Content Management System to edit website text and photos as necessary.
  • Work collaboratively with other institutions on cross-institutional activities such as “What Can You Be With a PhD?”)
  • Develop an annual budget for all career and professional development activities
  • Work with administrative personnel on the scheduling and planning of all activities, as well as all record-keeping (attendance, expenses, correspondence, etc.) associated with the events and activities

Focus on Diversity and Inclusion for Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Trainees

  • Work with the Associate Dean for Graduate Programs, the Director of the Belfer Institute, and the Associate Dean for Diversity Enhancement on efforts to increase the diversity of Einstein
  • Develop programming and activities to develop programs and activities to foster an inclusive climate specifically for graduate and postdoctoral trainees and build a diverse research community
  • Work with current students and postdocs, as well as the Deans and Directors, to assess needs and enhance the experience of underrepresented students and postdocs
  • Actively develop and seek funding for new initiatives to recruit and retain a diverse population of trainees


Attendance and presentation at national conferences; participation in professional organizations


  • Maintain membership and participate in professional organizations such as NY Academy of Sciences, National Postdoctoral Association, etc./Attend annual meetings
  • Prepare presentations (abstracts, posters, etc.) regarding Einstein Career and Professional Development and Einstein Graduate Student and Postdoc Diversity Initiative activities and innovations for presentation at local and national meetings


Experience and Educational Background:

  • PhD required
  • 5+ years experience in higher education including student advisement, program development and diversity related activities
  • Skills and Competencies:
  • Broad knowledge of current career trends for PhD’s in the biomedical sciences
  • Knowledge of grant application process and the writing and preparation of grants
  • Extensive computer skills including database (ACCESS and EXCEL) management and query generation
  • Experience with survey tools (Survey Monkey or others)
  • Demonstrated prior experience with use of social media including Linked-In
  • Demonstrated experience in developing, implementing, and evaluating programs
  • Demonstrated research and analytical skills especially with data and metrics
  • Experience with administrative process and practices in higher education
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with multiple groups and committees and manage priorities
  • Ability to collaborate and maintain effective working relations with faculty, administrators, staff, students and postdoctoral trainees
  • Ability to work with diverse populations
  • Ability to function independently
  • Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills