Equity Advisor Job Opening
This position search has closed.

Application Deadline: April 22, 2022

Job Summary & Details

Michigan Medicine Department of Clinical Quality and the Michigan Social Health Interventions to Eliminate Disparities Collaborative Quality Initiative (MSHIELD CQI) seek an Equity Advisor who will help drive a culture of equity and anti-racism within MSHIELD’s work and across 24 CQI coordinating centers in the BCBSM Value Partnerships portfolio. MSHIELD is seeking a highly motivated, experienced candidate who will not only accomplish the day-to-day tasks of an Equity Advisor, but also anticipate the needs of the Collaborative to strategically build a culture of anti-racism. Under the supervision of the MSHIELD Program Manager, this candidate will also support CQI efforts to understand and address social needs and inequities among patients, and advance community and state efforts to improve upstream social determinants of health.

Why Join Michigan Medicine?

Michigan Medicine is one of the largest health care complexes in the world and has been the site of many groundbreaking medical and technological advancements since the opening of the U-M Medical School in 1850. Michigan Medicine is comprised of over 30,000 employees and our vision is to attract, inspire, and develop outstanding people in medicine, sciences, and healthcare to become one of the world’s most distinguished academic health systems. In some way, great or small, every person here helps to advance this world-class institution. Work at Michigan Medicine and become a victor for the greater good.

Work Locations

This department employs a work remote first policy. Office and meeting space within the health system is available as needed and in-person work across Michigan will be occasionally required, but remote work is supported and encouraged as appropriate.

Background Screening

The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks. Background checks are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

U-M COVID-19 Vaccination Policy

COVID-19 vaccinations, including boosters when eligible, are required for all University of Michigan students, faculty and staff across all campuses, including Michigan Medicine. This includes those working remotely. More information on this new policy is available on the Campus Blueprint website or the UM-Dearborn and UM-Flint websites.


Equitable Quality Improvement (40%):

  • Leads the development and dissemination of equity and anti-racism resources, (e.g., toolkits, screening tools, and performance reports).

  • Provides high-level consultation to CQIs on strategies for identifying and improving goals/metrics related to anti-racism and equity.

  • Develops and executes a strategic plan for applying anti-racism frameworks and principles in program planning, implementation, and evaluation.

  • Develops and implements methodology for evaluating anti-racist social health intervention programs. Examines, evaluates, and recommends improvements to partnerships between multiple hospitals/health systems, CQIs, and community organizations related to their anti-racist and social health initiatives.

Education & Training (30%):

  • Serves as a resource to the CQI teams by providing technical assistance, problem-solving challenges and concerns. Helps to identify and address barriers to providing equitable healthcare.

  • Develops and facilitates training sessions and action labs for CQI teams to cultivate a portfolio-wide culture of anti-racism and health equity.

  • Develops content and leads the deployment of learning modules and educational materials.

Collaboration & Relationships (20%):

  • Examine, evaluate, and recommend strategic direction to CQIs to ensure that anti-racist principles are applied in linking patients in health care settings to resources in their communities.

  • Provide systematic evaluation of MSHIELD community partnership approach to ensure relationships with community organizations are equitable and anti-racist.

  • Develops and maintains relationships with key Michigan Medicine staff leading anti-racism and health equity efforts; serves as a member of the Anti-Racism Oversight Committee to ensure alignment with UM DEI goals

Other (10%):

  • Other duties as assigned.


Required Qualifications

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience working on equity and/or anti-racism projects related to health care or quality improvement

  • Demonstrated understanding of health and racial equity

  • Demonstrated experience supporting the health of diverse communities

  • Experience training staff and developing educational materials

  • Experience planning and leading meeting facilitation

  • Ability to build relationships and articulate concerns to receive an appropriate level of resolution

  • Computer and Internet experience required, especially with Microsoft Office products such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

  • Ability to reliably attend virtual meetings

Desired Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in public health, social science, or a related field

  • Considerable experience working with or in community-based organizations in Michigan

Salary Range

$69,380 – $111,010 + benefits, including excellent medical, dental and vision coverage effective on your very first day, and 2:1 Match on retirement savings. Salary is dependent on education and experience as related to others in the title.

Please note: this position search has closed.

How to Apply

Go to careers.umich.edu and search for Job Opening ID 214666, or click the button below. The direct link is here: https://careers.umich.edu/job_detail/214666/equity-advisor.
A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.