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Who is the Diversify Veterinary Medicine Coalition?

The Diversify Veterinary Medicine Coalition (DVMC) was established in 2020 to help meet the needs of members of the BIPOC community and other underrepresented groups who are interested in a veterinary medical education. The goal is to bolster them at each step in their educational journey – from youth to adulthood.

The DVMC knows that to catalyze lasting change, we must have clearly defined goals and commitments that are focused and agile to adjust to the changing needs of students, veterinary medicine, and society. By creating more equitable opportunities, we will help grow and diversify the talent pipeline to meet the increasing demand for veterinary care.

Commitment

  • We will educate BIPOC students on different veterinary careers, creating more accessible pathways.
  • We will encourage animal health industry leaders to implement best practices for diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging.

Goal

  • More BIPOC students will choose to pursue veterinary education and training.
  • Animals receive quality care and pet owners better service through a diverse and inclusive community of veterinary professionals.

Executive Consultant

Job Purpose/Overview
  • The DVMC is in a critical position to expand its impact and reach. This is the first position posted for DVMC and is the sole employee reporting to the Board of Directors.
  • The Executive Consultant is the Chief Operating Officer for the organization.
  • Sees the big picture, thinks strategically, and identifies and tracks relevant details that are communicated to the Board and the DVMC members on a regular basis.
Key Responsibilities
  • Provide leadership to board, volunteers, and general members, ensuring accountability for actions and tasks.
  • Develop annual operating budget for the DVMC in partnership with the Treasurer, and report to the Board of Directors monthly for operations and fiscal management.
  • Develop policies and procedures for the DVMC in collaboration with board members.
  • Manage organization’s internal and external communications, including newsletters, website, and social media.
  • Leads and manages volunteer working committees, community partnerships, scholarship, and mentoring programs, and keeps programs current in the context of changing diversity within the veterinary profession by meeting the needs within the context of the DVMC’s strategic plan.
  • Maintain financial stability of the organization through diversifying funding sources, private fundraising, and grant writing.
  • Facilitate board and general member coalition meetings, committees and working groups.
  • Invigorate community members, industry partners and volunteers to advocate for and support DEIB efforts among veterinary professionals.
  • Creatively share the goals of the DVMC through resource tools developed.
  • Listen to and learn from diverse voices and perspectives. Foster relationships with individuals and groups not previously involved in community-wide programs, to increase participation and representation, and improve social and cultural responsiveness.
  • Earn media attention through traditional and nontraditional media outlets through paid and non-paid sources.
  • Develops and manages a large budget with public and private funding sources, sustains capacity, evaluates effectiveness, implements continuous improvement, and manages the organization to adapt and improve, maintaining fidelity to mission and fiscal discipline. 
Knowledge/Experience
  • Minimum 3 years of experience working in the non-profit sector with experience in DEI, education and/or veterinary or health industries. This should include working with diverse stakeholders and interest groups, knowledge of project implementation and evaluation, supporting board and leadership volunteers.
  • Experience and demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion as a central tenet of education, industry, and community engagement work.
  • Experience managing program budgets, grant writing and reporting, and the ability to identify funding needs and secure funding to complete projects and fund programmatic needs for an organization.
  • Being a small non-profit organization, the Executive Consultant will be tasked with securing funding to sustain all aspects of DVMC’s operations. To include work with the board on fundraising unrestricted and restricted private donations and business sponsorships and writing applications and securing grants for the DVMC work efforts.
  • The Executive Consultant is also tasked with ensuring the organization is compliant with relevant grantor agencies requirements including insurance coverage, bylaws, diversity, equity, and inclusion, etc.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with a willingness and excitement for public speaking and engaging with donors, funders, and community leaders.
  • Experience working with a nonprofit board and engaging in board development and engagement.
  • Requires efficiency, strategic planning, organizational skills, effective communication, and autonomy. This is the sole position of the organization with no staff or administrative support.  
Compensation and Benefits
The Executive Consultant position is an annual contract with DVMC. 
Compensation is commiserate with experience and will be paid on an hourly basis, not to exceed 80 hours per month. There are no benefits such as health coverage, retirement, or paid time off.
 
Diversify Veterinary Medicine Coalition is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer – we encourage members from any community to apply including communities of color, indigenous people, women and LGBTQIA individuals.

To apply and be considered for this opportunity submit the following:

Cover letter addressing your qualifications and experience related to this position and how you would lead the organization to continued growth, financial stability, and success.

Resume and CV as related to this position detailing the length of tenure at each position.

Applications accepted until position is filled, and review will begin upon receipt.

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