Director of DEI Programs and Enablement
Company: TC Industries Of Canada Company
Posted on: February 24, 2021
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)
- Thought leadership and subject matter expertise around building
- A network of vetted, high quality trainers and consultants
ready to deploy.
- Toolkits and guides to ground sustainable processes and enable
- 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
- 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
- Serve as an expert to educate Pact signatories critical
DEI-related issues and lead implementation of resource
- Partner with CDO to create and implement roadmap domain
solutions and monitor progress.--
- Monitor and evaluate community outreach and diversity
- Administer editorial calendar and craft ongoing
- Other related duties as assigned.-- Here's what we seek in an
- Relevant Bachelor's degree: Master's degree in Organization
Development, Sociology, or Human Resources a plus, and/or DEI
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills including
experience presenting to senior business leaders and external
- At least 7 years advancing DEI in a non-profit or complex
- 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
- 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
- Ability to "think outside the box."
- Excellent project and program management skills.--
- Demonstrated experience in successfully facilitating change
- Track record of successfully executing projects with
multidisciplinary teams; acting upon tactical opportunities in a
fast-paced environment; delivering high quality DEI content and
- 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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