Vice President of Equity, Diversity & Inclusion
"We pursue this vision in all we do as we ask our community to give, advocate and volunteer. We believe that vision can only be achieved if pursued with shared values, and therefore place great emphasis on building a team that will pursue this vision together with ICARE. This is an exciting time to be part of our team as we embark on a new strategic framework that fosters innovation, builds community partnerships, and integrates across traditional functional areas."
The Vice President, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) is an exciting new addition to the executive team and will be a key member of the Operating Committee (executives who provide strategic and operating leadership for the organization). In this role, your primary responsibility is to advance organization diversity, equity and inclusion, in partnership with the OC and consistent with the mission and values of the organization, by recommending, developing, implementing, and managing both internal and external diversity related strategies, partnerships, programs, and initiatives. This position will report to the Chief Talent and Culture Officer (CTCO) and will work closely with the CTCO and CEO to advance the DEI strategy and performance of the organization and will partner with the full executive team to achieve the DEI goals of the organization.
Responsibilities include benchmarking efforts against other companies and organizations considered to be leaders in diversity/inclusion and recommending areas for improvement, training workforce to emphasize culturally competent working relationships, and providing leadership to diversity initiatives. The Vice President will also lead the IDEAL (Inclusive Diversity Equity Advancing Leaders) employee group for strategy, program launch and implementing initiatives to ensure the optimal infusing of DE&I principles and practices in all aspects of our organization but specifically in company culture and community impact. As a member of the OC, the Vice President is also expected to be an active participant in the overall leadership of the organization and, as such, is expected to learn about other areas of the organization's work and operations and participate actively in strategic discussions.
Position Duties & Responsibilities
This job description describes the general nature and level of work performed by employees assigned to this position. It should not be construed as an exhaustive list of all required duties, responsibilities, and skills. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable disabled individuals to perform the essential functions of the job.
The organization opposes all forms of racism and discrimination. We acknowledge that racism and discrimination, both implicit and explicit, exist in our community and present significant barriers to the achievement of economic well-being and quality of life for many in the communities we serve. We are committed to listening, learning, and amplifying the voices of our Black and Brown neighbors. We will do so in a manner that demonstrates respect for all. We will bring our resources, influence, and convening leverage to the table to address systems that limit opportunity for a disproportionate and growing number of people of color in Central Indiana. While we cannot promise perfection, we are committed to accelerating progress toward ethnic and racial equity as individuals, as an organization, and as an active community leader.
We strive to have Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion embedded in our DNA and reflective in the goals and objectives of every department/division within the organization. This new position is critical to the achievement of this goal.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job function satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the basic knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The individual in this role must display the highest level of integrity and confidentiality. The organization also values innovative thinking, and a successful candidate will be a self-starter who can work within the team to achieve goals and objectives. The individual should have effective communication skills, attention to detail and organization, and flexibility and adaptability. The individual will also maintain knowledge of trends in his/her area of responsibility and reviews literature to understand key issues.
Education and/or Experience
*Work experience may substitute for education requirements on a case by case basis.
The physical demands described here are general representations of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The organization’s team is evaluated on the following core competencies:
Position Leader: Chief Talent & Culture Officer
Benefits: Complete Benefits Package Available
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