Diversity, Equity, & Inclusiveness Manager
- Denver, CO
EMPLOYMENT VALUE PROPOSITION: Mental Health Center of Denver provides you with the support you need to help you develop a career in helping others succeed. We innovate, adapt, and leverage the diverse perspectives of the people on our team and the people we serve in everything we do.
COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY, EQUITY & INCLUSIVENESS: The Mental Health Center of Denver values and is strengthened by diversity. We are committed to ending bias and discrimination in our community and ensuring equity within all aspects of our organization. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment, transfer, or promotion opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.
Learn what it is like to work at the Mental Health Center of Denver:
STARTING SALARY: $65,000 - $75,000/year
Manage Diversity Council and Employee Resource Groups; develop Diversity, Equity & Inclusiveness learning and outreach resources; modify, create and facilitate Diversity, Equity & Inclusiveness trainings; collaborate in internal and external projects and committees; build and sustain rapport, credibility, and opportunity in the communities we serve.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Training is approximately 2/3 of the work duties for this position. The DEI Manager is responsible for creating and facilitating virtual and in person Diversity & Inclusiveness trainings in a variety of formats, including roundtable discussions, traditional “stand and deliver” talks, and hands-on workshops. Mastery of Diversity, Equity & Inclusiveness content is essential, as is a presentation style that is both highly-engaged and highly-engaging. Comfort and confidence in connecting with any size group in any setting, as well as with interacting with media and technology is key.
Organizational Culture & Collaboration:
- Contribute to an organizational culture of respect, hope, and personal accountability regarding Diversity, Equity & Inclusiveness.
- Promote cultural proficiency in all aspects of the organization’s functions and programming.
- Create opportunities to engage employees in cultural conversations, self-exploration, and intentional practice re: the lived experiences of people we serve, co-workers, and community members. Encourage an environment in which staff is comfortable engaging in discussions about “-isms” and feel equipped to problem-solve in situations involving these issues.
- Participate in the development of culturally-proficient evaluation and treatment outcomes measures.
- Assist with program development and grant-writing to secure funding for organizational programming.
- Assist Human Resources and other managers with staff recruitment and retention.
- Provide Diversity & Inclusiveness consultation, mediation, and professional development to all directors and managers.
- Assist Human Resources in the investigation of alleged staff misconduct relating to discriminatory, harassing, or otherwise inappropriate behaviors towards co-workers or consumers.
- Maintain a trauma informed environment of wellbeing.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
Community Outreach & Engagement:
- Establish effective working relationships with local academic institutions for the purpose of enhancing the workforce through innovative and jointly-developed opportunities.
- Establish and maintain relationships with local organizations to strengthen MHCD’s relationships, support, and collaboration within the community. Serve as a liaison to community resources.
- Actively enhance the organization’s link to information and resources for members of underserved and underrepresented communities.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
EXPERIENCE: A bachelor’s degree and 4 years of demonstrated experience directly related to Diversity, Equity & Inclusiveness.
SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES:
- Experience with virtual trainings
- Strong understanding of anti-oppression, anti-racism and anti-bias
- Knowledge or ability to learn and practice trauma informed principles and practices.
- Excellent verbal and written communication
- Engaging and effective training style
- Comfort in challenging the status quo/disparities
- Strong conflict mediation skills
- Demonstrated ability to make Diversity, Equity & Inclusiveness concepts accessible and relevant to many different groups of people
- Demonstrated ability to work with people from all walks of life
- Demonstrated ability to work effectively with community organizations, government agencies, foundations, non-profits, and other community partners
- Bilingual (ex. Spanish, ASL), a plus
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: 1 full-time team member
MACHINES AND EQUIPMENT TO BE USED: Computers, calculators, fax machines, copiers, telephone and a variety of other office/clerical equipment.
TYPICAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Ability to lead and facilitate large meetings, deliver presentations, drive to various locations, and similar physical functions. May require sitting, standing, bending, reaching.
TYPICAL MENTAL DEMANDS: Ability to give, receive, and analyze and prioritize information, formulate work plans and strategic goals, prepare written materials and articulate these goals and action plans. Must understand people from all walks of life and be able to communicate effectively with them.
WORKING CONDITIONS: May require occasional evening or weekend hours.
COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY & INCLUSIVENESS: The Mental Health Center of Denver values and is strengthened by diversity. We are committed to ending bias and discrimination in our community and ensuring equity within all aspects of our organization. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment, transfer, or promotion opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.
MEET THE DIVERSITY & INCLUSIVENESS TEAM:
Leslye C. Steptoe, Vice President of Diversity & Inclusiveness (she/her/hers/herself)
StrengthsFinder 2.0 Top 5 Talent Themes: Learner Achiever Context Positivity Arranger
One of the best things about our department is that our work allows for a lot of variety. A day in the life of a Diversity & Inclusiveness team member is never predictable! This position is a great opportunity for a person who thrives in that kind of environment, and who is deeply committed to culture and community.
Shannon Alicea, ASL Staff Interpreter (she/her/hers/herself)
StrengthsFinder 2.0 Top 5 Talent Themes: Responsibility, Individualization, Relator, Intellection, Developer
Hello and Welcome! The Diversity and Inclusiveness team works together to emphasize the broader perception of the whole person. Working on this team will challenge you to stretch your thinking about culture, intersection, and accessibility, while supporting your journey and valuing you and your experiences.
Victor Alvarez, Spanish Interpreting Services Coordinator (he/him/his/himself)
StrengthsFinder 2.0 Top 5 Talent Themes: Positivity, Includer, Learner, Achiever, Intellection
Welcome! I am proud to be a part of the fabric that makes up the Diversity and Inclusiveness team. Our team is involved in a vast variety of work, all interconnected and centered around mental health and well-being. My role is to facilitate communication for the people we serve and our providers, helping to make care equally accessible to everyone.
Maria Barraza, Executive Project Assistant (she/her/hers/herself)
StrengthsFinder2.0 Top 5 Talent Themes: Input, Connectedness, Intellection, Empathy, Futuristic
Being the Executive Project Assistant for the team allows me to really see what everyone brings to the table. The team comes together and creates an energy that allows for great work and collaboration. The work we do is truly important, and I am excited to work with you and see what else the Diversity and Inclusiveness team can offer to the community!
Lakeysha Molock, Faith, Spirituality & Community Outreach Director (she/her/hers/herself)
StrengthsFinder 2.0 Top 5 Talent Themes: Communication Achiever Input Woo Positivity
We have a dynamic Diversity and Inclusiveness team! I look forward to collaborating on a variety of engaging and interactive projects. I hope our new team member enjoys the art of storytelling, laughter, hard work and an everchanging environment.
Lisa Stiefel, ASL Interpreting Services Coordinator (she/her/hers/herself)
StrengthsFinder 2.0 Top 5 Talent Themes: Relator, Empathy, Positivity, Ideation and Adaptability
Being a part of the Diversity and Inclusiveness team will offer an amazing opportunity for someone with the same passion for equity as we do. If you strive to make meaningful change in the community through access, education and inclusion, you will be a great fit for our team. I look forward to working with you in the future!
David Siso, Spanish Staff Interpreter (he/him/his/himself)
StrengthsFinder 2.0 Top 5 Talent Themes: Context Includer Arranger Connectedness Positivity
I am happy to be part of the Diversity & Inclusiveness team. My role as an interpreter is to make sure communication between providers and the people we serve is accurate and correct. By making sure everyone has access to the care they need, makes our community stronger and more united!
Emily Dandaro-Peres, Immigrant & Refugee Health Navigator/Community Liaison (She/her/hers/herself)
StrengthsFinder 2.0 Top 5 Talent Themes: Restorative, Futuristic, Discipline, Harmony and Developer
The Diversity and Inclusiveness Team's welcoming environment has made me feel at home and supported as an employee from the start. Even through the most difficult of times, we have been able to continue to provide support to our community and colleagues, which makes me proud of being part of this team.
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