Purpose of Division: The Office of the Chief Operating Officer serves as an executive management office and is primarily responsible for effective internal coordination of corporate efforts, activities, and resources to maximize the successful pursuit of corporate goals. The office oversees and coordinates the work of the organization’s Race, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Initiative (REDI).
Position Summary: The Sr. Director, REDI will manage the development and implementation of the Race, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion work involved in (REDI), in collaboration with the Chief Operating Officer to which this role reports and members of the HR team. This position is an individual contributor who is responsible for promoting diversity, orchestrating change management efforts, and achieving organizational goals through influence. The Sr. Director oversees the planning, implementation, and performance measurement of specific short- and long-term projects that identify and address disparities and other inequities and that imbed equity, diversity and inclusion principles and values in NeighborWorks’ policies, programs, and practices. This work includes, but is not limited to, work in partnership with various divisions to develop plans, shared outcomes and processes related to REDI. The Sr. Director also participates in the REDI work with the network of NeighborWorks Organizations (NWOs) by identifying opportunities for staff training and development and making available tools and resources that support the network in embedding REDI principles and values within their organization. The Sr. Director will assist the Chief Operating Officer in fostering an environment of mutual accountability, analytical thinking, and commitment to shared outcomes This position ensures alignment for maximum results, and leads initiatives specifically related to REDI in the Strategic Plan.
“Due to the current pandemic circumstances and our commitment to provide the highest care for our community, NeighborWorks America requires all new employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 before being hired. Candidates should be prepared to submit proof of COVID-19 vaccination upon hire or discuss accommodations in line with COVID-19 safety protocols.”
Race, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Initiative:
Internal Stakeholders - NeighborWorks Staff:
1. Works with the Chief Operating Officer and organizational leadership to provide overall direction and management of REDI in order to identify goals, outcomes and strategies that prioritize the use of the REDI framework to advance and support equity, diversity, and inclusion within NeighborWorks and with the NeighborWorks network.
2. Ensures compliance with internal polices and external diversity regulations.
3. Compiles statistics, metrics, and reports to assess the progress and effectiveness of diversity initiatives. Provide reports and presentations to corporate Officers and senior leaders, as requested.
4. Fosters knowledge and adoption of diversity, equity, and inclusion topics and best practices. Utilizes strong functional leadership, interpersonal and communication skills to lead, influence, and encourage others; advocates sound business decision making; demonstrates honesty/integrity; leads by example.
5. Other job-related duties as assigned.
Nature of Work Contacts:
NeighborWorks America Officers, Senior Management and Divisional staff, vendors/consultants, professional staff of local NeighborWorks America organizations, external subject matter experts and practitioners.
Fiscal Responsibilities: Budget TBD
Required Minimum Qualifications:
(a) Education: Bachelor’s degree in community development or related field. Will consider relevant professional experience in lieu of a degree.
(b) Experience: At least five (5) years of demonstrated, practical understanding and application of race, equity, diversity, and inclusion principles in an organizational setting including the design and implementation of new programs, initiatives or strategies, data analysis, secondary research and communicating and presenting program and policy information. Experience in supervising, directly or indirectly, consultants, working groups and staff.
(c) Licenses, Certifications: None specified.
(d) Competencies, Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
(e) NeighborWorks American Staff are expected to demonstrate excellence in the following:
(f) Technology: Proficient in Microsoft Office, with advanced Excel skills.
Preferred Qualifications: Master’s Degree preferred. Certified Diversity Executive.
(a) Travel: up to 15%.
(b) Physical/Sensory Demands: Fast paced working environment, extensive computer usage.
(c) Hybrid Work Environment allows two days working office and three days from home.
Occasional work outside of normal business hours, such as weekends and evenings may be required.
This position is currently not accepting applications.
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