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Director of DEI Programs and Enablement

Company: TC Industries Of Canada Company
Location: Issaquah
Posted on: February 24, 2021

Job Description:

The Washington Technology Industry Association (WTIA) is a non-profit trade association that combines the power of member companies to solve problems they cannot easily solve alone. Our mission is to build a strong technology sector in a thriving community. In pursuit of that mission, we have facilitated a coalition of member companies that have signed a public commitment (The Pact) to eliminate systemic racism in their organizations and ensure that every level of staffing reflects the community in which they operate.-- Toward that end, WTIA has launched its first Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Office. The WTIA DEI Office will serve members of The Pact as a strategic partner in planning and implementing changes needed to dismantle systems of racism in their organizations. Member organizations with DEI staff will contribute their expertise and support to the WTIA DEI Office to assist the Pact. Member organizations with relevant Employee Resource Groups will contribute staffing for key projects among Pact members. The WTIA DEI Office will provide each Pact Member (including all WTIA boards, committees, and senior leadership team) the following:

  • Thought leadership and subject matter expertise around building equitable processes.
  • A network of vetted, high quality trainers and consultants ready to deploy.
  • Toolkits and guides to ground sustainable processes and enable value-based cultures--
  • Panels of diverse employees willing to help inform and guide critical policy and process choices.
  • Advice to senior leadership around the equity effects of decisions made by the organization.
  • Advocate on behalf of under-represented employees, interns, contractors, partners, customers, etc. Director of DEI Programs and Enablement This is an exciting is an exciting and challenging new position for a seasoned diversity, equity, and inclusion professional. The Director of DEI Programs and Enablement reports to the WTIA CDO as an essential part of the DEI Office operations to help operationalize strategy for WTIA and its members.-- The Director of DEI Programs and Enablement will have the opportunity to partner with the CDO and members of advisory and steering committees, to refine the roadmap to dismantle systems that perpetuate inequality within the WTIA and all members of The Pact to increase the diversity of the tech workforce. The roadmap defines outcomes and milestones for three domains that help achieve the objectives of The Pact.
    • Retention and promotion The primary focus of this position is to help member companies build a strong technology sector in a thriving community. Among other things, you will:--
      • Develop and/or implement outreach activities, campaigns, and strategies to cultivate community awareness, build relationships and engagement with WTIA Pact.
      • Prepare executive summaries, dashboards, and presentations to keep internal stakeholders apprised of initiatives and progress being made, as well as press releases and announcements to keep external stakeholders in the know.
      • Implement appropriate measurements to track Pact & DEI Office initiatives, efforts, and accomplishments.
      • Drive change through identifying benchmarks and/or goals, solutions, training, tools, and resources, to enable equitable workplace solutions.
      • Help create best practices to mobilize local partnerships between communities and organizations.
      • Provide oversight and guidance to Pact Moderators and DEI leads at small to mid-size organizations on the use and implementation of DEI products and services.--
      • Together with CDO, identify and build strategic local partnerships in Pact key geographic target markets and across the country.--
      • Serve as an expert to educate Pact signatories critical DEI-related issues and lead implementation of resource toolkits.
      • Partner with CDO to create and implement roadmap domain solutions and monitor progress.--
      • Monitor and evaluate community outreach and diversity initiatives.--
      • Administer editorial calendar and craft ongoing communications.
      • Other related duties as assigned.-- Here's what we seek in an ideal candidate:
        • Relevant Bachelor's degree: Master's degree in Organization Development, Sociology, or Human Resources a plus, and/or DEI professional certification.--
        • Excellent verbal and written communication skills including experience presenting to senior business leaders and external stakeholder audiences.
        • At least 7 years advancing DEI in a non-profit or complex organization.
        • Proven experience in changing an organization culture, with a particular focus on increasing the representation of women and BIPOC, creating an inclusive work environment through the lens of intersectionality and the employee experience.
        • Expertise in developing, communicating and operationalizing strategic vision.
        • Prior success in a consultative role.
        • Skilled at using facts and analytics to understand trends and develop solutions that lead to measurable impact on an organization.
        • Ability to "think outside the box."
        • Excellent project and program management skills.--
        • Demonstrated experience in successfully facilitating change management.
        • Track record of successfully executing projects with multidisciplinary teams; acting upon tactical opportunities in a fast-paced environment; delivering high quality DEI content and communications.
        • Excellent attention to detail and prioritization skills.
        • Must be authorized to work in the United States. Travel: The initial efforts of this position are in Washington state, serving the WTIA and members of The Pact. During Phase 1 to 3 of COVID (likely into mid 2021), most if not all meetings are conducted over videoconferencing or phone.-- During Phase 4 (perhaps in late 2021) and thereafter, up to 25% travel in any given week may be required to meet on-site with member companies, vendors, and community partners, mainly in the Puget Sound region.-- Equal employment opportunity is a fundamental principle at the WTIA. We are committed to a work environment in which relationships are characterized by dignity, courtesy and respect. We are committed to nondiscrimination in all business operations.

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