Careers | Building a Diverse Workforce

Be Your Amazing Self

When you bring your life stories, experiences and voice to the table, we all grow. You’ll be part of a vibrant culture that welcomes extraordinary people from all diversity dimensions and helps them fulfill their vocational calling.

No one else is like you. That’s why we encourage you to join us. Let’s create an inclusive, equitable workforce where you can be your amazing self as you help Cincinnati Children’s carry out the vital mission to improve child health.

Any success we achieve as an organization begins with our people. We’re focused on cultivating, retaining and bringing in diverse talent, while also continuing to foster a welcoming environment where our existing employees and leaders can reach their full potential.

Programs Designed for Diversity

You deserve myriad opportunities to be your best, to learn, to grow. One of many reasons the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) team exists is to help every employee bring their experiences, perspectives and skills to the table. You’ll have access to programs and tools that help you build a path toward fulfilling your vision of success.

Opportunities for Candidates

  • Administrative Fellowship Program. This one-year program focuses on diverse and culturally competent candidates. It helps fellows understand the administration and operation of our leading pediatric not-for-profit medical center. At the same time, it builds the practical experience that’s relevant to a fellow's field of study and work.
  • Biomedical Research Internship for Minority Students (BRIMS). BRIMS gives students the chance to do hands-on research projects while working alongside medical professionals in a hospital lab. Since its inception in 2010, BRIMS has served scores of students—offering them opportunity and hope. The paid nine-week internship program includes weekly networking luncheons and shadowing opportunities with minority faculty in several areas of the hospital from surgery to administration.
  • International Talent Program. Our Immigration Services office works with you and your department to ensure the success of hiring, onboarding, and career development of all international employees and assist with obtaining and maintaining proper U.S. work authorization.
  • Project SEARCH brings employability skills training and workplace internships to individuals with significant disabilities. It’s especially designed for youth transitioning from high school to adult life. This international program originated at Cincinnati Children's and now has program sites all over the United States and the world. Several local programs serve youth in Greater Cincinnati, including one at Cincinnati Children’s.
  • Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF). SURF targets undergraduate students and gives them a chance to explore opportunities in laboratories at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and Cincinnati Children’s. Students have access to faculty who cover all areas of pediatric medicine including biology, genetic diseases, cancer, cardiology, neurology, immunology and much more.
  • The Jean Turner Minority Scholarship for Medical Imaging Technology. Promotes the entrance of minorities into the field of Radiology - Radiography, CT, US, MRI, Nuclear Medicine, and Interventional Radiology.
  • William K. Schubert Minority Nursing Scholarship. This scholarship is awarded yearly to increase participation of underrepresented groups, including men, in nursing.

Opportunities for Employees

  • Cultural Competency Champions (C3) Program. The program builds the skillset of employees to deliver culturally competent care and foster a culturally responsive environment for staff.
  • Employee Resource Groups. These affinity employee groups focus on valuable employee experience, personal and professional growth, and community engagement.
    • African American Professionals Advisory Council
    • Asian Cultural and Professional Group
    • Cincinnati Children's Administrative Professionals
    • LGBTQIA Resource Group
    • Hispanic/Latino Resource Group
    • Veterans and Military Family Advocacy Network
    • Young Professionals
  • Mentoring Program. An organization-wide opportunity that allows employees of all levels to focus on their professional development and cultural competencies and connect across differences.
  • Qualified Bilingual Staff Program. It encourages employees with existing bilingual skills to provide language assistance to patients and families.
  • Women's Faculty Association. The WFA promotes career development, advancement, mentoring, networking, and recognition of women in the Department of Pediatrics.

Hear From Our Leaders

"At Cincinnati Children’s, we’re committed to developing and deploying strategies focused on delivering an engaging employment experience throughout the employee life cycle. We aspire to lead the way as a model employer by being a great place to work For ALL™ where employees can pursue their potential. That’s what drives our team to design solutions that will continually enhance the employee experience." 

—Katrina Franklin, MBA, Vice President of Employee Experience

“Our team has an unwavering focus on issues that affect our employees. That’s why I’m always inspired by Cincinnati Children’s most fundamental beliefs, especially in the area of diversity, equity and inclusion. To us, DEI is about more than building our reputation as one of the nation’s top hospitals. Championing DEI is simply the right thing to do.”

—Viki Kerek, Esq., Director of Talent Acquisition

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