Diversity Resources for Staff
Career Development and Counseling
The Office of Human Resources offers general career counseling to employees on a one-on-one basis. Several Human Resources staff members have been trained to offer this enhanced value-added service. In addition, we have placed a Career Guide on our website as a self-service career reference. After consulting the career guide, if you are interested in receiving career counseling, you may contact the River Campus office, 273-4320 or the Medical Center office, 275-2513.
“Safe Space” is a training initiative intended to create a safer and freer environment for all members of the University community regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression. The goal of the program is to provide training to faculty, staff, and students that will qualify them to display a small “Safe Space” sign in their workspaces. The signs will identify trained allies who are available to answer questions or engage in discussions about LGBT issues. Click here for more information.
Healthcare and Technology Youth Apprenticeship Program
The Office of Human Resources–Multicultural Affairs and Inclusion has collaborated since September 2007 with the Rochester City School District to offer the Healthcare and Technology Youth Apprenticeship Program (HTYAP). This two-year apprenticeship program provides work experiences for underrepresented junior and senior high school students interested in medicine, healthcare, and associated technological professions. Student apprentices rotate through several departments at the Medical Center during their first year and a half in the program. The goal is for each student to be placed in a position in one department at the beginning of the second semester of his or her senior year. Students receive stipends provided by the Office of Human Resources–Multicultural Affairs and Inclusion for the entire two-year program. Click here for more information. Click here to access a 5 minute video about the program.
Jefferson Avenue Childhood Development Center Thanks You
The Office of Human Resources Organizational Development and Staff Diversity want to thank the University of Rochester staff, faculty, and students who generously donated to Jefferson Avenue Childhood Development Center (JACDC) during the month of April. With your help the JACDC collected an abundance of gently used and new clothes, baby supplies, shoes, and bedding. The people who operate the facility, and most importantly the children of JACDC are very grateful for our help. The donations will provide clothing for infants of young mothers and other families in need. It will also provide an immediate change of clothing for children who arrive at the center who are in the preventative, protective, foster care services and/or experiencing homelessness. JACDC is open to those who would like to continue providing support by contacting Mrs. Furnessa Mangrum, Executive Director of JACDC at 585-436-0454
Video Shows University Marchers at Gay Pride Parade
A new video shows this year's Gay Pride Parade on July 14, at which members of the University community handed out facsimilies of the first issue of The Empty Closet, one of the country's longest-running LGBT publications, and the University's new diversity brochure.
2012 Rochester Puerto Rican Parade
The Latino Professional Alliance of University of Rochester marched in the 2012 Rochester Puerto Rican Parade on Saturday, July 21st. The festival has been an integral part in celebrating the Puerto Rican culture in Western New York, but most importantly in Rochester. This year marks the festival's 43rd anniversary and is the longest running ethnic festival in Monroe County.
Contacts: As HR Director-Organizational Development and Staff Diversity, Stanley Byrd consults with and supports the University administration on issues of diversity and inclusion. His work includes collaborating with Human Resources Development to increase their efforts to integrate issues of diversity and inclusion into training programs; working directly with units and departments; providing general coaching and support to staff; and supporting staff recruitment and retention efforts. For more information about staff diversity, please contact Stanley Byrd.
HR Director-Organizational Development and Staff Diversity
Multicultural Recruitment Specialist II