Vice President of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

  • MPN Diversity Recruiters
  • Indianapolis, IN, USA
Full Time Business Development Executive Human Resources Nonprofit Diversity

Job Description

VP DE&I Position Summary

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 Operating Committee (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. 

Essential Qualifications

The essential qualifications for this role are as follows:

  • Perform both strategic and hands on tasks.
  • Ability to conduct an analysis of where the organization currently is and the work that needs to be done to grow.
  • Comfortable engaging in conversation and working alongside members of the President's Opportunity Committee.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills and ability to bring people along.
  • Ability to build relationships, manage stakeholder expectations, and influence staff and community partners.
  • Demonstrated commitment to the community. 
  • Demonstrated attention to detail, meeting deadlines, compliance with budget, and goal obtainment. Organizational skills with proven program management capabilities; ability to work on multiple, key projects in parallel.
  • A strategic and thoughtful approach to decision-making. Proven ability to thrive in fast paced environment and engage in spirited, debate around issues.
  • Ability to manage multiple stakeholder expectations while driving toward organizational goals.
  • Demonstrated track record of vision creation, strategy develop, and successful plan execution.
  • Experience successfully managing relationships internal and external to the organization and at all levels of organizations (big and small, non-profit, and corporate, board level to entry level).
  • Flexibility to manage resources and time in response to shifting priorities.
  • Experience leveraging data and analytics to develop insights and drive decision-making.
  • Ability to problem-solve as part of the Operating Committee which provides strategic and operating leadership for the organization.

Education and/or Experience

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Advanced degree or DE&I certification helpful but not required.
  • Proven ability to create, lead, and implement successful DE&I strategies.
  • Preferably 5 years of DE&I or related experience.

*Work experience may substitute for education requirements on a case by case basis.

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Equal Opportunity Employer