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Senior Manager - Diversity, Equity Inclusion and Advocacy

Company: Habitat For Humanity International
Location: Omaha
Posted on: February 25, 2021

Job Description:

Senior Manager - Diversity, Equity Inclusion and Advocacy Any Interested Applicants please apply at:

Habitat for Humanity of Omaha (HFHO) seeks a full-time, permanent Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Manager to champion its anti-racism and equity initiatives. This position reports to the Director of Public Affairs and Advocacy.
For the sake of these responsibilities, the definition of diversity includes, but is not limited to: age, race, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender or expression , genetic information, national origin, marital status, parental status, economic status, membership in a local human rights commission, status as qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.


  • Provide leadership, and serve as internal consultant, to HFHO leaders and staff to operationalize equity, inclusion, and anti-racism principles throughout the organization.
  • In partnership with appropriate team members, infuse knowledge and best practices related to racial equity across HFHO in programming, communications, internal culture building, and staff development.
  • Enhance HFHO's base of cultural competence and capacity to improve its service delivery and program impact with BIPOC.
  • Explore and recommend various vehicles for ongoing community and employee input relative to race and equity initiatives and programs.
  • Integrate proven methodology, training, and assessment tools.
  • Provide guidance to CEO and leadership on further definition and shape of this position's ongoing role within the organization.
  • Outreach, Engagement, Advocacy, and Public Policy
    Assist and support Director of Advocacy and Public Relations in:
    • The development and maintenance of strategic external partnerships with colleagues, community members and leaders, businesses, neighborhood partners, government agencies, and other key decision makers to further HFHO's mission and overall impact.
    • Further developing and refining approach to community outreach efforts and relationship building, as it relates to matters of DEI.
    • Representing HFHO on select external committees and partnerships across the Omaha Metro at select public speaking engagements.
    • Building coalitions, developing relationships, and forming partnerships with other non-profits, industry groups, and government entities to play a collaborative role in public policy and advocacy initiatives that may move forward our efforts to reduce racial inequity and disparate impact.
    • Board of Directors and Committee Support
    • Provide support, training, and consultation to Board of Directors.
    • Serve as staff co-liaison to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee of the Board.
      • Participate, collaborate, and contribute as a member of Leadership Team at HFHO and act as advisor.
      • Serve regularly on committees and cross-departmental project teams.
      • Work with, and potentially lead, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee's (DEI) work.
      • In partnership with Human Resources: develop and monitor strategies to improve recruitment retention, and inclusion of racially diverse staff members; aid in investigations related to matters of discrimination and/ or harassment as appropriate; And evaluate compensation policies and practices to ensure equity.
        Minimum Qualifications
        • At least 5 years of experience leading and advancing equity, inclusion, and anti-racism initiatives within organizational settings. Bachelor's degree or related training related to the duties of this position a plus.
        • Demonstrated ability to communicate and lead effectively within diverse settings.
        • Demonstrated training and facilitation skills; development and delivery.
        • Preference for experience and expertise with relevant assessment tools.
          Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
          • Is a champion for equity, inclusion, and anti-racism by evaluating policies, procedures, and ideas to interrupt systemic racism and provide recommendations for improvement.
          • Will directly engage in this work at all levels of the organization.
          • High impact and low ego orientation, strong commitment to team and mission.
          • Exceptional communicator with an emphasis on listening to understand and de-escalation strategies.
          • Values learning from others. Is a deep and empathetic listener to the ideas, experiences, viewpoints, and perspectives of others.
          • Builds trust by demonstrating respect, creating transparency, keeping commitments, and actively working to restore trust when necessary.
          • Collaborates effectively by working authentically and openly with colleagues inside and outside the organization. Exhibits a spirit of true partnership that benefits all parties engaged in the project.
          • Is nimble and wise about boundaries and the engagement and involvement of appropriate parties.
          • Is a gifted facilitator, connector of people, and presenter of information. Creates safe and courageous spaces for dialogue.
          • Demonstrates a keen awareness on how public policy initiatives impact neighborhoods and racial equity work in the community.

            $80,000 to $100,000 depending on experience. Plus excellent benefits package.


            Location: Omaha, NE State/Region: Job Type: Employment Type: Affiliate Job Function: US Affiliate Travel: About Habitat for Humanity Habitat for Humanity , founded in 1976, is a global, Christian-based nonprofit organization that grew out of an intentionally multi-racial community in rural Georgia. Seeking to put God's love into action, Habitat brings together people of all faiths and people of no faith to build homes, communities and hope. Working alongside each other, we help families and individuals build and improve places to call home and achieve the strength, stability and self-reliance they need to build better lives for themselves. Habitat--seeks individuals who have a willingness to affirm these principles and values. Habitat for Humanity International is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to employ and assign the best qualified personnel for all our positions in a manner that does not unlawfully discriminate against any person because of race, color, religion, gender, marital status, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, veteran/reserve national guard status, or any other status or characteristic protected by law. All rights reserved. "Habitat for Humanity--" is a registered service mark owned by Habitat for Humanity International. Habitat-- is a service mark of Habitat for Humanity International. Habitat for Humanity-- International is a tax-exempt 501(C)(3) nonprofit organization. Your gift is tax-deductible as allowed by law.

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