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Director of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Wash. St.

Job Location

Seattle, WA


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• Salary range in Seattle, WA: $120,000 - $150,000 annually • Salary range in other Washington State locations: $100,000 - $135,000 annually

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Mar 10, 2023

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In this newly created position, the Director of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) for the Washington Business Unit of The Nature Conservancy will work with staff and trustees to develop and implement a Washington DEI Strategy and Action Plan as part of our Business Unit’s Strategic Framework. They will lead the Business Unit as the primary subject matter expert in making measurable progress and achieving the Action Plan’s outcomes for diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging in a multicultural workforce. Essential functions include:

· Serving as a member of the Washington Executive Team with authority for overall decision-making, leadership, and management for the Business Unit, with a focus on providing strategic leadership for diversity, equity, and inclusion.

· Leading and coordinating DEI efforts and activities that ensure DEI principles are an integral part of every aspect of work throughout the Business Unit, providing guidance and assistance to all levels of personnel and ensuring connection and alignment with organization-wide DEI initiatives.

· Developing coaching strategies to support staff, implementing dialogues that address specific concerns and issues amongst staff, and providing expertise to deepen the cultural competencies and build the capacity of our staff and trustees to work more effectively internally and externally. They may oversee conflict resolution related to DEI matters.

· Helping create a culture of trust, inclusion, and wellbeing for all employees.

· Working collaboratively with all programs and departments within the Business Unit to identify best practices and programs to remove barriers to DEI that affect staff retention and advancement and to create a culture of inclusion and belonging where staff can thrive and are recognized for their contributions.

· Serving as a key resource for colleagues who identify as Black, Indigenous, and People of Color, LQBTQ+, people with disabilities or mental illness, and other underrepresented identities. Collaborating with organizational partners to create opportunities for professional development, mentoring and peer support.

· Collaborating with TNC’s Global DEI Team, Employee Resource Groups, Global People Team, and HR colleagues on strategic initiatives, learning and development, personnel management, developing metrics and tracking methods, and providing data, reports and analysis.

The Director of DEI reports to the Washington State Director, with a dotted line to the Deputy Director, Global Diversity, Equity & Inclusion. They will directly supervise one or more dedicated staff members and will convene ongoing or ad hoc teams to advance the DEI Strategy and Action Plan.

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