Diversity Manager
Smithsonian Institution
Panama City, Panama
hace 3 días

Position Details

Job Number : 14 2022 Category : Administration Title : Diversity Manager Date Posted : 06-15-2022 17 : 51 PM Description :

In this role you will have the opportunity to foster a diverse, equitable, accessible, and inclusive organization in which everyone regardless of race, ethnicity, socioeconomic background, gender, sexuality, ability, religion, and other identities has an opportunity to thrive throughout the STRI system.

The Diversity Manager works to eradicate institutional and structural racism and its intersections with other forms of oppression, including sexism, heterosexism, classism, and power dynamics.

The Diversity Manager ensures that the DEAI vision and strategy is integrated in culture, systems, tools, policies, structures, and practices of the Institution and with the network.

  • The Diversity Manager provides oversight and project management experience to organizational DEAI initiatives, projects, and goals that support the organizations anti-harassment strategy;
  • develops and oversee high impact policies and programs to further STRI’s equity agenda.

    You will be responsible for :

  • Collaboratively develop and drive a STRI DEAI strategy in collaboration with the Smithsonian-wide strategy to ensure STRI is a multicultural, inclusive and diverse place.
  • Serves as an advisor on STRI DEAI strategy and metrics to the SI Head Diversity Officer
  • Be a thought leader and industry expert on how DEAI can improve mission performance and employee engagement.
  • Lead in the development and Implementation of a robust set of training and other experiential activities to develop a common set of skills among staff at all levels in coordination with Anti-Harrassment and / or HR.
  • Collaborate with unit directors from across STRI to ensure all leaders understand and avoid bias, promote equal representation.
  • Active participation on DEAI topics, and actively and frequently communicate and interact with staff.
  • Collaborate with HR leadership and other stakeholders to examine current policies and processes (i.e. : HR, such as those that guide hiring, performance management, and professional development to remove unintentional barriers to equity).
  • Identify strategies and lead efforts to improve representation across the Institution at all levels, including senior levels.
  • Develop metrics for assessing goals; analyze and present data trends that inform strategies or changes for improvements.
  • To be successful in this role, you should meet the following requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Education, Human Resources or related field preferred.
  • At least five years specializing in equal employment opportunity, affirmative action, and / or diversity programs is highly desired.
  • Some experience working in, or with, the federal government is helpful, but not required.
  • Ability to communicate with and relate to a wide range of people fluently in both English and Spanish in a multicultural environment.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software.
  • Complexity

    The incumbent must have demonstrated ability in advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace.

    Scope and Effect

    The purpose of the position is to reinforce our Institution’s commitment to social justice, being diverse, equitable, inclusive, anti-racist and free of any forms of harassment.

    Personal Contacts

    The incumbent has work contacts with all STRI and SI employees, Fellows, Interns, Research Associates, Visitors, Contractors, Volunteers, and other affiliated persons to STRI and SI.

    Purpose of Contacts

    The purpose of contacts is to help the in the implementation of DEAI programs.

    Physical Demands

    The work ranges from sedentary tasks at a desk in front of a computer to field expeditions in remote settings. Work requires physical exertion which may include hiking.

    Work Environment

    The work area is adequately lighted, and ventilated. Work may also be conducted at a variety of host sites, including forest field sites in the tropics, which may require varying degrees of risk depending on mode of transportation, climate, and conditions.

    May also require international travel.

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