Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Fellow (Yale Ciencia Academy)
Mentor: Giovanna Guerrero-Medina, PhD. Director of Yale Ciencia Program, PATHS Principal Investigator
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Host Organization Description:Are you passionate about leveling the playing field? Providing students from minoritized groups with the best tools, resources, and support to achieve their academic dreams? Fighting for diversity and inclusion? Then you’re a perfect fit for our team! We are deeply dedicated to fighting for the next generation of scientists and physicians from minoritized groups while creating a work environment that inspires creativity and cultivates collegial support.
Located within the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) of the School of Medicine, the Yale Ciencia Initiative is the home for innovative efforts to expand access to scientific knowledge, experiences, and careers among communities or populations traditionally underrepresented in, or underserved by, the scientific enterprise. The Initiative focuses on leveling the playing field at the national level by providing access to networks and additional mentors, uncovering hidden curriculums, focusing on training and career transitions, and empowering curious and talented young people committed to diversity and inclusion to take ownership and control of their training.
Fellow Responsibilities: The Yale Ciencia Initiative team is seeking an energetic, committed, and detailed-oriented graduate student to contribute to the Yale Ciencia Academy (YCA). YCA is a year-long professional development program designed to equip biomedical or health sciences doctoral students from minoritized groups in the final 1-2 years of their programs with the knowledge, skills, and networks they need to find great postdoctoral positions that will further their academic interests and career goals.
As a DEI fellow, you’ll get exposure to a wide range of DEI-related projects, however your main responsibility will involve supporting the development of content for the YCA Advisor Academy, which focuses on enhancing the impact of YCA on research environments and institutions through the training of the advisors and mentors of the YCA Fellows. You’ll have the opportunity to develop materials to help PhD research advisors be better sources of support for their students and more effective agents of change at their institutions. As a current graduate student your input and ideas will be invaluable. Duties may include coordinating directly with instructors and other collaborators; creating instructional materials; tracking the success of the program (e.g., surveys, data analyses); etc.
You may also help with the drafting of grant proposals and scholarly publications related to the Advisor Academy.
Opportunities and learning objectives: Fellows will have the chance to:
- Develop project management and leadership skills
- Gain knowledge in DEI best practices
- Learn curriculum development best practices
- Contribute to scholarly publications and gain grantsmanship experience
- Contribute to more inclusive and equitable training and professional development opportunities
- Make an impact in the lives of talented students across the U.S.
Desired Qualifications: Ideal candidates will have knowledge of traditional PhD biomedical training programs; excellent organizational and interpersonal skills; strong writing and communication skills; experience or interest in higher education, social justice, and DEI educational programs; interest in curriculum development; and the ability to manage projects, meet deadlines, and work independently.
Virtual/remote work is a possibility for this fellowship and can be discussed during the interview.
Application Deadline: June 19, 2022 (11:59pm ET). Please submit a resume and a cover letter customized to this fellowship. For positions that do not receive enough applications, deadline may be extended.
- Eligibility: Fellows must be currently matriculated, Yale doctoral students in years 1-6* of their studies during the fellowship.
- Term: Fellows work at a Yale host organization under the guidance of the host mentor for 5-7 hours per week over the course of 13-15 weeks during the 2022 Fall Term
- Stipend: Fellows will receive $1,500 for Fall 2022 fellowships.
- Please note: The GPE Fellowship does not count towards the fulfillment of your teaching requirement. For more information on teaching requirements, please see the GSAS website.
* 7th-year students with COVID-related funding extensions from GSAS are eligible to apply.