Director of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging

Director of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging

Hiring Organization Information

Organization Name: 
Methodist Healthcare Ministries of South Texas, Inc.
San Antonio
United States

Position Information

Employment Type: 
Full time
Experience Level: 
Job Category: 
Human Services
Program Management
Job Description: 
Summary: The Director of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging (DEIB) leads, coordinates, and supports the organization’s development and deployment of a DEIB inclusion strategy and business plan, to include culture change. The director is responsible for the structure and implementation of the processes, practices, experiences and results of the DEIB programs and strategy. This individual works across the entirety of the organization, and works in close partnership with the senior leadership, Human Resources and Communications teams to infuse DEIB strategically, intentionally and consistently into discussions, decisions, practices and policies at the executive level. Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Essential Duties • Lead, coordinate and support the organization’s development and deployment of relevant, best-practice methodologies, systems and structures related to diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging. • Drive execution of culture change and creation of DEIB programs/initiatives required to achieve MHM’s strategic goals. • Design, implement and manage the portfolio of processes required for the development, management, and execution of MHM-wide DEIB projects. • Communicate with transparency the execution and results of DEIB programs and initiatives. • Participate in the strategic planning cycle, including helping to identify, select, prioritize, and execute MHM’s strategic goals and objectives. • Support and engage in organizational performance review and evaluation activities as an indicator for the efficacy of the DEIB work as well as a checkpoint for areas of need/opportunity. • Serve as an organizational champion and expert on DEIB. Develop DEIB champions and ambassadors across the organization. • Establish key initiatives for engagement, learning and dialogue around DEIB, including, but not limited to a diversity council and team member resource groups. • Collaborate with the Organizational Learning and Development team to develop and deploy a DEIB training program to include learning that ranges from understanding to methodology-based skills development and provides for ongoing skills maintenance. • Design and implement a capacity-building program that develops skills and capabilities in a cross-section of team members from across the organization who can extend the capacity and efficacy of DEIB work. • Serve as champion and facilitator for the adoption and implementation of the Baldrige Excellence Framework or any other excellence framework of the organization’s choosing. Required Skills: Excellent leadership and interpersonal skills • Ability to partner well with colleagues both in and outside of the organization. • Experience with building working relationships with organization executive teams and leaders. Excellent verbal and written communication skills • Strong public speaking skills, including presentations, training, and facilitation. • Ability to instruct adult learners, present information to diverse audiences and facilitate interdisciplinary teams. • Demonstrated capability to facilitate diverse teams and difficult conversations. Superior critical thinking skills related to project scope and approach • Capacity to identify and appropriately assess and order competing interests and priorities. • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, draw valid conclusions and convey complex concepts in a clear, concise and logical manner. • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities. Ability to drive results • Ability to apply change management concepts to create a shared need, influence without authority, and build consensus. • Ability to plan, implement and achieve desired outcomes in a timely manner. • Ability to understand, explain and quantify the stewardship impact of DEIB programs and initiatives, including ROI where appropriate.   Proficient in internet usage and software-based tools • Proficiency in internet-based research and Microsoft 365 products including but not limited to: Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Teams, SharePoint. • Capability of establishing proficiency in software-based tools adopted by the organization for project and knowledge management purposes, such as SPEaKS, SmartSheet, etc. Education / Experience Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s degree highly preferred. Minimum of 10 years’ experience in diversity, equity and inclusion, organizational learning and development, human resources, or other related field, with a minimum of 5 years’ experience focused in DEIB. A minimum of 3 years’ experience in a DEIB leadership role. Experienced in the design, development and facilitation of DEIB programs. Certificates and Licenses: Any certification(s) in DEIB leadership, training, facilitation highly preferred. This team member will be required to obtain certifications, as prescribed, by any copyrighted/trademarked DEIB program that MHM chooses to use/adopt. May be required to obtain additional certifications to support/enhance program development and implementation. Leadership Responsibilities: Provides leadership and oversight to organizational teams and work groups. Responsibilities include recruiting, developing, and recognizing team members for engagement in DEIB programs and initiatives. No direct reports. Work Environment and Physical Demands: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those a team member encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the team member may be exposed to a medical office environment and may have limited direct contact with patients and clients. Position necessitates bending, stooping, twisting, turning, walking, climbing step stools, sitting and standing for periods of time. Must be able to lift and maneuver 25 pounds. Requires regular in-town travel and periodic travel throughout the service area. May require some evening/weekend work.

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