Position Title: Senior Director of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Strategy
Reports to: Chief Executive Officer
Location: Boston, MA
Position Type: Full-time
Partners In Health is committed to creating a culture that recognizes racial, social, and economic injustice, and is committed to representing and embracing the diversity and the needs of our global staff and the patients we serve. The Senior Director of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Strategy will play a pivotal role in creating a comprehensive strategy to launch, facilitate, and implement DEI initiatives and learning engagements across the organization, working closely with staff, leadership, and the Board. In collaboration with respective site and departmental leadership, this role serves as a key linkage between critical initiatives underway to address diversity, equity and inclusion across all departments and partnerships within our care delivery sites and Boston coordination site. As such, this role will collaborate across the organization to share and gain a diversity of perspectives that will inform our organizational DEI strategies. The ideal candidate will bring experience and lessons learned about diversity, culture, values-alignment, social justice, and strategy, and will have documented success in a fast-paced, global environment.
Develop and implement a DEI strategy for OnePIH (which includes all care delivery and coordination sites) (60%)
- Collaborate with the Leadership Council to make sure that the implementation of the OnePIH strategic plan is thoroughly informed by and is inclusive of DEI.
- Implement DEI strategy and programming that aligns with our mission and values, including the stewardship and mobilization of resources and support.
- Successfully advocate for and support the implementation of new or revised practices, policies, and procedures, including the development of supports, tools, and micro-learning, and provide accompaniment for adaptation into each site’s culture and context.
- Work with leadership to determine our external positioning on DEI and how we will communicate its importance to our partners and vendors.
- Monitor progress and adjust course on an ongoing basis based on data-driven findings.
Advise and consult with teams on DEI initiatives to ensure alignment with organization-wide DEI strategy (20%)
- Improve workplace environment and organizational understanding of equity as a key driver of mission effectiveness through a periodic diversity, equity and inclusion audit. Develop a model for DEI accountability through audit or other data driven mechanisms.
- Work with Human Resources to increase the diversity of PIH staff through recruiting interventions and strategic partnerships with outside organizations and professionals to increase pipeline diversity.
- Orient and train all teams on diversity, equity, and inclusion and methods of dealing with intolerance or stigma as a result of racism and other forms of discrimination.
- Define cultural humility as a formal competency that is trained and measured across staff globally by:
- Developing learning modules to educate staff on how to recognize and value individual differences and enrich our work in the process.
- Developing (along with coordination and care delivery site leads) specific historical, socioeconomic orientation by site that can be used to deepen understanding and appreciation.
- Work with various departments and staff, including Human Resources, Communications, and Development, to create, update, and assure that our organizational communications, processes and policies fully reflect PIH’s guiding diversity and inclusion principles
Work with Leadership Council and Diversity & Inclusion Committee to build a strong OnePIH culture that celebrates and embraces diversity, equity and inclusion (20%)
- Design, hire and support the personnel structure needed to support sustained work across sites.
- Collaboratively develop and advance DEI initiatives throughout the organization.
- Develop and implement performance metrics around DEI as part of the performance management.
- Degree in Human Resource Management, Business or Public Administration, or closely related field preferred. We will also consider lived experience in lieu of a degree.
- 7-10 years of experience in developing and implementing diversity initiatives, including experience working with and creating collaborative and productive working relationships among multicultural populations. Community organizing experience will also be considered.
- Proven track record in implementing equity and justice initiatives within their communities, including experience creating collaborative and productive working relationships in multi-contextual or multicultural settings, and interest in applying those skills in multi-country non-profit setting
- Demonstrated ability to lead initiatives that have resulted in systems change, radical communities of care and/or the advancement of equity within diverse communities
- Demonstrated ability to design, implement and evaluate DEI strategies and programming
- Demonstrated skills in influencing and leading groups, problem solving, organizational development.
- Knowledge of anti-racist, diversity, equity, and inclusion principles and experience using them to build capacity and power through education, activism, and engagement.
- Excellent written and verbal communications skills.
- Excellent coaching, mentoring and facilitating skills.
- Ability to connect with and relate to a broad spectrum of people; ability to meet people where they are.
- Ability to work effectively across all levels of the organization as an advocate for DEI.
- Willing to travel internationally up to 20% of the time.
- Demonstrated commitment to social justice and equity.
Partners In Health (PIH) is an international health organization relentlessly committed to improving the health of the poor and marginalized. PIH partners with local governments to build local capacity and works closely with impoverished communities to deliver high-quality health care, address the root causes of illness, train providers, advance research, and advocate for global policy change.
PIH currently has implementation programs in Haiti, Rwanda, Lesotho, Liberia, Kazakhstan, Malawi, Peru, Mexico, Sierra Leone and Navajo Nation. Through our partnership with Harvard Medical School and the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, we support a wide range of programs in dozens of other countries around the world.
Partners In Health (PIH) is committed to the fundamental principle of equal opportunity and equal treatment for every prospective and current employee. It is the policy of PIH not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, age, religion, creed, disability, sex and gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state or local law. PIH works in and with a number of governments in and outside the U.S., and to the extent applicable, this statement is intended to incorporate the prohibition of any unlawful discrimination covered by applicable laws in such countries, states and municipalities.