Job Posting – DEI (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion) Strategist

Position Title: DEI Strategist

How to apply

Email cover letter and resume to [email protected].

About Tangible Development

Diverse teams. Inclusive strategies. Tangible results.
You belong here. Tangible Development lives our DEI mission and is proud to have a dynamic team of folx from diverse experiences and backgrounds. We encourage people from historically marginalized identities to apply. As a full service diversity, equity, and inclusion consulting company, we envision a world where inequities don’t exist. We envision a world where Tangible Development would not need to exist.

Our Mission

Make diversity, equity, and inclusion tangible.

{Tangible: clear, definite; real}

{Development: a process that creates growth, progress, positive change}

Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) work can be many things. We believe DEI work should be tangible, something you can measure, feel and sustain.

Position Summary

Tangible Development, a rapidly growing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) consulting firm, is looking for a talented DEI Strategist to guide clients through DEI organizational change. As a member of the Service Delivery Team, the DEI Strategist will play an integral role in the organizational strength of our company. The DEI Strategist will collect data needed to equip our clients with the most relevant and helpful information in the DEI journey and provide recommendations on a strategy to support client goals. This team member will be instrumental in supporting Tangible Development’s strategy with creative, innovative, and industry forward ideas and research to make our work on the cutting edge of equity and inclusion work. Based out of New York State’s Capital District with team members across the United States, Tangible Development has clients throughout the US in industries that range from engineering and financial institutions to school districts and municipalities. The DEI Strategist is expected to lead projects with a great degree of autonomy as well as collaborate constructively with Tangible Development teammates.

The ideal candidate has experience developing understanding and organizational change that address systemic bias, cultural safety, identity awareness, navigating conflict, racial dialogue, and power dynamics. Additionally, we live our mission and we’re proud to have a diverse team.

The DEI Strategist will:

  • Research client specific-industry DEI strategy best practices, processes, and practices and recommend solutions to drive tangible change
  • Perform DEI assessments, such as policy and practice review, climate surveys, focus groups, interviews, demographic profiles, equity audits, benchmarking, DEI SWOT analysis
  • Develop strategies, metrics, and evaluation tools to measure effectiveness of DEI strategies with clients and stakeholders
  • Conduct a high volume of data analysis and present findings in a concise and easily understandable manner to various audiences
  • Research and contribute to the team’s working knowledge of innovative curriculum practices and educational research
  • Contribute to Tangible Development’s commitment to thought leadership through the co-creation of blogs, white papers, and other materials.
  • Lead and/or facilitate diversity & inclusion related training, workshops, and presentations
  • Contribute to Tangible Development’s mission and values-centric work environment

Supervisory Responsibilities

Currently, this position has no supervisory responsibilities. This position reports directly to the Director of Operations and Innovation.

Qualifications

In order to perform this job successfully, the DEI Strategist must be able to perform each job function satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

Minimum Education/Experience

Minimum 7 years direct DEI strategy and delivery experience

OR

Bachelor’s degree in cultural studies, ethnic studies, social services, sociology, psychology, organizational development, behavioral sciences business, human resources, related field and preferred minimum 5 years experience working in DEI-specific work

OR

Master’s degree in related fields and minimum 3 years of direct DEI experience

Required Knowledge and Skills

  • Ability to lead and develop teams and individuals in a dynamic and inclusive work environment
  • Proven ability to manage multiple projects effectively and efficiently
  • Demonstrated ability to research, identify, and collaboratively implement best practices related to diversity, equity, inclusion and social justice
  • Knowledge of principles, methods and tools of diversity, equity, and inclusion work
  • Demonstrated cross-cultural competencies, including strong emotional intelligence and the ability to engage and build relationships
  • Experience in DEI-related work, in any sector, is required
  • Strong analytical skills with attention to detail
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Proven record of taking initiative/self-starter
  • Ability to build strong working relationships across all levels of the organization and work effectively with clients, senior leadership teams, and others across various types of organizations
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to organize and prioritize work in a dynamic and complex environment to meet deadlines and daily requirements
  • Administrative and programmatic experience including strategic planning, developing a task force or project team when necessary and experience working within a budget
  • Experience developing and facilitating training sessions for all professional levels (Board of Directors, management, and staff).
  • Proficient in Google Suite
  • Willing and able to learn Asana project management software

Work Location

Tangible Development works on a hybrid model with a blend of online and in-person services. Travel to the Capital Region will vary and may be frequent at times.

Relocation package negotiable. Please use contact information details below with any questions regarding relocation inquiries.

Employment Eligibility

Work visa is not offered.

Regular Work Hours

Tangible Development has team members and clients in different time zones. Most of our work takes place during the 8:00am-4:30pm EDT Monday through Friday work period. Some nighttime or early morning work will be required to meet client needs.

Travel and Holiday Hours

On occasion, this role will conduct in-person training with clients inside and outside of NY State. Tangible Development offers a flexible holiday schedule to allow for staff to celebrate holidays that align with their culture and beliefs.

Salary

$82,500 per year

Job Type

Full-time