Diversity and Equity Officer

Community Action Council   Lexington, KY   Full-time     Human Resources
Posted on April 24, 2022
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Diversity and Equity Officer

Pay Range $2,508.80 - $2,759.68/Bi-Week

Primary Responsibilities:

The Manager of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DE&I), is responsible for developing and implementing a comprehensive DE&I strategy for Community Action Council (CAC). They will build DE&I engagement within the organization, aligning our DE&I programs and initiatives to our mission. In partnership with the Equal Opportunity committee and other cross-functional groups from Human Resources, Marketing, and others, this hands-on role will focus on supporting practices that accelerate diversity, support a culture of inclusion at
all levels, and build relationships with community organizations and experts who can magnify our diversity, equity and inclusion focus and objectives. This role will also be the lead for CAC Equal Opportunity Committee, maintain up-to-date knowledge to provide oversight and coordination for Affirmative Action and EEO programs and reporting, in addition to compliance with related federal and state laws. This role also leads and manages
our onboarding process, employee surveys, and other employee engagement initiatives.

Tasks Performed

1. Supports Community Action Council’s mission, vision and values. (E)
2. Develop the framework for DE&I strategy by examining relevant explicit and implicit goals which flow from the company’s vision and mission. (E)
3. Collaborates with HR department to create diversity and inclusion plans for recruitments as well as ongoing outreach programs. Provides guidance and acts as the subject matter expert. (E)
4. Help develop and implement a recruitment strategies aimed at attracting a diverse pool of candidates through relationships with various colleges and universities. (E)
5. Partner with the HR department to track and analyze effectiveness of current practices. Implement initiatives to further CAC’s diversity goals. (E)
6. Partner with HR department on initiatives to further diversity in retention and promotion of employees. (E)
7. Develop, review, assess and improve CAC’s diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives.
8. Create, implement, and maintain the Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) program. (E)
9. Gathers, compiles, analyzes, and interprets data necessary for external (government) and internal EEO compliance, reporting, and monitoring. Data may include recruitment, hiring, terminations, promotions, disciplinary actions, salaries, applicant flows, and transfers. (E)
10. Plans, completes, and files required EEO and/or affirmative action reports and documentation with government agencies. (E)
11. Partners with the OPCA to expand topics relating to DE&I included in conferences, webinars, publications, podcasts, and other appropriate avenues. Work to assure diversity of participants, speakers and sponsors at CAC’s events. (E)
12. Partner with the Training Manager to develop and present internal training on designated topics to advance employee understanding of social issues/inherent bias and promote personal and professional development. (E)
13. Build and execute strategies to drive understanding and engagement with CAC’s culture amongst employees and management. (E)
14. Escalate compliance concerns timely and effectively to Human Resources Director and to the Executive Team. (E)
15. Develops effective New Employee Orientation that includes harassment, discrimination and others that support a supportive and inclusive work environment.
16. Ensures timely processing and review of complaints by coordinating, monitoring, and streamlining complaint procedures. (E)
17. Must create an environment that encourage and stimulate a culture of ethical, sensitive and compliant behavior. (E)
18. Uses appropriate statistical software or tools to measure and monitor equal opportunity and affirmative action plan compliance. (E)
19. At the discretion of the Director of Human Resources may hear and resolve grievance complaints. (E)
20. Identifies potential areas of compliance vulnerability and risk; develops/implements corrective action plans for resolution of problematic issues, and provides general guidance on how to avoid or deal with similar situations in the future. (E)
21. Works collaboratively with the Strategic Leadership team to enhance both internal and external branding for equal employment opportunity, diversity and inclusion. (E)
22. Identify and develop partnerships with outside speakers, experts and other resources to continue to promote the diversity and inclusion strategy for the organization. (E)
23. Develop and promote educational programs to lead departments, teams and individuals to a greater understanding of diversity and inclusion in the workplace. (E)
24. Assists in carrying out the strategies and goals of the strategic plan for the department. (S)
25. Other duties as assigned. (S)

The duties listed above are intended as illustrations of the various types of work duties that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to this class.

Minimum Physical Requirements

1. Must have a working knowledge of and demonstrated sensitivity families with low income.
2. Must be well organized, able to prioritize, keep accurate up-to-date records and able to work independently.
3. Excellent communications skills required in working with staff and the general public

Desired Education A Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Human Resource Management, or related field required. Must have at least 5 years of related experience.

Desired Job Experience

1. Must have at least 5 years of related experience.
2. Demonstrated experience in successfully implementing multi-year strategic plans to address complex social issues.
3. Effective project management skills, and ability to manage shifting priorities.
4. Strong analytical skills, ability to assess data and prepare effective reports for internal and public audience.
5. Must be computer literate and know how to use various software programs.
6. Additional experience may substitute for educational requirement.

Certifications Required

1. Must have a valid Kentucky driver’s license and reliable transportation for use in job related duties.
2. Must complete CCAP within 5 years of obtaining position.