Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Director
Job Title: Director of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Location: Milwaukee, WI
Work Hours: Full-time (based on a 37.5 hour work week)
Reports To: Executive Director
Who We Are:
The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Our mission is to lead the way to end Alzheimer's and all other dementia - by accelerating global research, driving risk reduction and early detection, and maximizing quality care and support.
At the Alzheimer’s Association, our employees are at the core of all we do. Our network of more than 1,700 employees across the United States makes a difference each and every day for those impacted by Alzheimer’s and those at risk for the disease.
We warmly invite qualified applicants to consider this opportunity to make a life changing impact on the millions living with Alzheimer’s, their caregivers and those that may be diagnosed with the disease in the future. Read on to learn more about the role, then visit our website www.alz.org to find out more about who we are and why we've been recognized as a Best Place to Work the last eleven years in a row.
The Alzheimer's Association is working to address disparities in Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. The purpose of this role is to increase the Wisconsin Chapter’s capacity to advance Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI), and to increase reach, access, and participation in care and support amongst communities disproportionately impacted by the disease (e.g. BIPOC and LGBTQ communities) by:
- Building the capacity of the Wisconsin Chapter to advance DEI
- Developing mission-driven partnerships with organizations serving diverse communities
- Recruiting, managing and mobilizing diverse volunteers to deliver core Alzheimer’s Association core programs/services.
As a member of the Wisconsin Chapter Leadership team and reporting directly to the Executive Director, the Director of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion is responsible for advancing all Alzheimer’s Association mission pillars and strategic plan goals, particularly in the areas of Diversity Equity & Inclusion, Care & Support, Concern & Awareness and Building Revenue.
Essential functions and responsibilities include, but are not limited to
- Align and mobilize the Chapter Leadership Team, staff, Board, volunteers and DEI Committee around the National DEI and Strategic Framework (help us bring this vision to life at the Chapter level).
- Partner across the pillars and Chapter to craft, resource, implement and evaluate the Chapter-level DEI Strategic Action Plan (SAP). The SAP outlines the Chapter-level goals, strategies, accountabilities, prioritization timeline and measures across four areas (Internal Diversity, Internal Inclusion, Volunteer Recruitment/Mobilization and Partnerships).
- Grow mission-driven partnerships with organizations serving diverse communities including, but not limited to: businesses, chambers, community-based organizations, faith communities, academic institutions, social service organizations, non-profits, long-term care and health systems.
- Engage existing and new diverse community partners to understand their emerging priorities and unmet needs, and (re)assess areas of intersection with Alzheimer's Association strategic priorities.
- Partner with the Chapter staff to identify opportunities to recruit and mobilize diverse volunteers across all mission pillars and address barriers to recruitment and volunteer-powered program delivery.
- Partner with the Region Health Systems Director and Chapter Sr. Program Director to 1) improve early detection, diagnosis and care amongst health systems/clinicians serving diverse patient populations, 2) advance health systems strategy amongst health systems and providers service diverse populations, and 3) support the adoption of products and models of care.
- Partner with the Care & Support team to 1) prioritize and cultivate strategic partnerships to increase participation of diverse constituents in core programs and services (helpline, care consultations, support groups, education), and 2) enhance the cultural-responsiveness of Alzheimer's Association core programs/services.
- Partner with the Public Policy staff to develop and implement grassroots advocate volunteer recruitment plans, particularly for diverse communities.
- Partner with the Development team to foster engagement of diverse community partners in fundraising events, individual giving, corporations, employee resource groups, and foundations/organizations.
- Bachelor's Degree in a related field
- Five (5) years of senior leadership experience, including three (3) years of leadership experience in the area of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
- Demonstrated ability mobilizing and managing teams/individuals under a shared vision and holding them accountable.
- Demonstrated experience working with, and building partnerships with, diverse individuals, organizations and communities.
- Demonstrated ability to work effectively with a culturally diverse workforce and provide leadership in organizational change
- Demonstrated experience building rapport/trust, assessing needs and articulating a value proposition.
- Ability to effectively collaborate with others to reach mutually agreeable outcomes
- Excellent presentation and training skills including the ability to engage audiences with credibility.
- Proven ability with MS Office, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint; understanding of Google platform/Gmail
- Availability to travel up to 50%(once it is safe to travel)
- Must possess a valid driver’s license and good driving record
Employees working 24 hours/week or more are eligible for a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, flex accounts, short and long-term disability, life insurance, tuition reimbursement, generous PTO as well as an annual Cultural & Heritage Day and Volunteer Day of their choosing. They are also eligible for our gold standard 401(k) retirement plan.
Full time employees (37.5 hours/week), will enjoy all of the above plus an annual School Visitation Day an Elder Care Facility Day of their choosing, plus Caregiver Leave.
The Alzheimer’s Association is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace and provides consideration for an employment relationship without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, genetic predisposition, national origin, ethnicity, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.