Manager, Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion
The Manager, Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion will advance the Association’s mission in underserved and underrepresented communities; The Manager of DEI is responsible for building collaborative and strategic organizational partnerships, executing on KPI goals and recruiting/ engaging underrepresented community leaders and volunteers.
Essential functions and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Grow mission-driven partnerships with organizations serving underserved and underrepresented communities including, but not limited to: businesses, chambers, community-based organizations, faith communities, academic institutions, and social service organizations.
- Serve as a consultative partner to solve problems, remove obstacles, and facilitate pathways to solutions related to equity, access, and inclusion.
- Collaborate with volunteers, including the Health Equity Coalition, for the advancement of DEI work in the community.
- Accountable to an annual goal for reach through awareness, community forums, education and support groups.
- Manages local community outreach plans and leads community assessment process to expand program reach and program partners.
- Work with Care & Support team to develop and execute community forums that include underserved audiences.
- Delivers on established program reach strategy by identifying, developing and managing a prioritized portfolio of community partners. Serves as the relationship coordinator for key, high-impact portfolio accounts.
- Collaborates with community networks, community organizations, service providers, nonprofits and institutions serving underrepresented communities to address health disparities and barriers to Care & Support.
- Maximizes innovative solutions, identifies and leverages best practices, conducts ongoing community assessment and continuous improvement, and manages issue resolutions to ensure success and excellent customer experience of the Association’s programs and services.
- Ensure work is documented in a timely, consistent and thorough manner in databases as required (e.g. Personify, Moves Management).
- Identify volunteer community leaders in underrepresented communities who will work across pillars and implement a volunteer Recruitment strategy to help increase reach to diverse communities, while also managing volunteers dedicated to diversity outreach.
- Performs other duties as assigned
- Bachelor's degree in related field or equivalent experience; Experience in program management. Experience in community health and community mobilization is a plus.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
- Proven success in building and maintaining key relationships and meeting strategic goals
- Ability to cultivate relationships with targeted partners/organizations and underserved populations and to effectively collaborate with others to reach mutually agreeable outcomes
- Experience building rapport/trust, assessing needs and articulating a value proposition.
- Ability to represent the Association effectively to community partners, community leaders, corporate partners.
- Proven experience in community service development and sustained program integration.
- Excellent written and presentation skills
- Ability and willingness to travel within the assigned territory by car. Travel in this case, is considered time spent away from the office, in the community, to fulfill the job goals. While most such travel is same day, occasional overnight travel or air travel may be required Must have valid driver’s license, access to reliable vehicle, good driving record and proof of automobile insurance
- Ability and willingness to work some evenings and weekends as required for committee meetings, Walk and wraparound events
- Ability to bend, stoop, lift and transport up to 25 lbs. of materials
- Strong computer skills, proficient with Microsoft Office products, Google Suite and social media
Title: Manager, Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion
Position Location: Hybrid in Indianapolis, IN
Full time, based on 37.5 hours per week
Position Grade: 205
Reports To: Director of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
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 1,900 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 develop the disease in the future. Read on to learn more about the role, then visit our website www.alz.org/jobs to explore who we are and why we've been recognized as a Best Place to Work for the last twelve years in a row.
At the Alzheimer's Association®, we believe that diverse perspectives are critical to achieving health equity - meaning that all communities have a fair and just opportunity for early diagnosis and access to risk reduction and quality care. The Association is committed to engaging underrepresented and underserved communities and responding with resources and education to address the disproportionate impact of Alzheimer’s and dementia.
The Alzheimer’s Association is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace and provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.
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, long term care insurance, tuition reimbursement, generous Paid Time Off, 12 annual holidays and Paid Family Leave, 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 and an Elder Care Facility Day of their choosing.