Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. Office of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Coordinator in New York, New York
Office of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Coordinator Job Locations US Job ID 2022-5101 # of Openings 1 Group Institutional  Overview NRDC is a non-profit environmental advocacy organization. We use law, science, and the support of 3.1 million members and online activists to protect the planet's wildlife and wild places and to ensure the rights of all people to clean air, clean water, and healthy communities. NRDC was founded in 1970 and our people helped write some of America's bedrock environmental laws, including the Clean Water Act and many of the implementing regulations. Today, our team of more than 700 lawyers, scientists, economists, policy advocates, communications experts, and others work across the United States and the globe from our offices in Bozeman, Montana; Chicago; New York; San Francisco; Santa Monica; Washington, D.C.; and Beijing. NRDC is seeking an Office of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Coordinator to work with the ODEI team in any of our US-based offices (Bozeman, Montana; Chicago; New York; San Francisco; Santa Monica; Washington, D.C.). Position Summary The Office of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion (ODEI) Coordinator will work closely with the Chief People & DEI Officer, the Managing Director, DEI Managers, and advisors to assist in the administration of DEI related programs, relationships, and communications. They will serve as a liaison to Communications, Human Resources (HR), and other key stakeholders to make sure NRDCers are aware of and engaged in ODEI's strategy and initiatives. This role will help effectively position the office's programs and services to ensure a positive, motivating employee experience. The ODEI Coordinator will assist with key priorities such as project management for events and related programming, managing, and maintaining ODEI's databases and SharePoint site, and coordinating ODEI related communications in the ODEI channels. Responsibilities Assists the ODEI team in the coordination, development, and execution of internal communications and executive-level updates. Collaborates with Communications, HR, EEJC, IT, and other stakeholders to compile, research, draft, and edit content curated for a variety of delivery channels (i.e, intranet, newsletters, FAQs, manager toolkits, emails, and staff events). Manages and maintains the ODEI SharePoint site, ensuring its updated regularly and content is timely and relevant. Works with ODEI and key stakeholders to develop a calendar to manage communications for projects, annual programs, and important recognitions such as amplifying ERGs (Employee Resource Group), DEI Committee, and Capacity Builder efforts and events, annual cultural events, seasonal internship updates, and any organizational change announcements. Helps create a mechanism for engagement (feedback, discussion, and promoting open communication) within the ODEI function and across the institution. This may include survey creation, leveraging digital tools, or hosting focus groups and listening sessions. Organizes logistics and support programming of designated ODEI events and engagements. Assists in managing and maintaining the ODEI databases (HSI_HBCU, professional associations, vendors, speakers, etc.) and provides relevant analysis and tracking. Curates and maintains relevant ODEI procedures and resources. Assesses urgency of requests, connects people to appropriate resources, and manages information flow in a timely manner. Serves as writer, copyeditor, and proofreader for DEI documents, emails, survey reports, and others as needed. Treats confidential information with appropriate discretion. Qualifications 2-5 years of experience in the field of diversity, equity, and inclusion; innovative and collaborative individual and champion of equity initiatives with a demonstrated understanding of the dynamics of power, privilege, and oppression. 2-5 years of communications, marketing, and/or branding experience Writing, editing and storytelling skills - engaging with diverse audiences gained through internal and/or external communications and marketing experience is strongly desired. Community engagement experience is a plus. Presentation development and design skills, experience with PowerPoint and visual storytelling; Photoshop or other design tools a plus. Project management skills to own a campaign/program/event from creative inception through execution. Excellent interpersonal and client service skills, able to build relationships and trust at all levels. High integrity and commitment to confidentiality. Strong problem solving and analytical skills. Able to ask the right questions, gather relevant information and craft tailored communications and/or solutions that balance and meet the needs of multiple stakeholders. NRDC is committed to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion, both in our work and in our workplace. We believe that celebrating and actively welcoming diverse voices and perspectives is essential to solving the planet's most pressing environmental problems, and we encourage applications from candidates whose identities have been historically under-represented in the environmental movement. We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, marital status, sexual orientation, national origin, citizenship, age, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records. We offer competitive salaries, excellent benefits, and a supportive working environment. Salary is based on a nonprofit scale and is commensurate with skills and experience. For this position, the salary is $70,000 to $75,000. Internal equity considerations will be reviewed before making a final offer. Our offices are open and we are operating in a hybrid model. We offer NRDCers flexibility, we ask them to come into the office and spend meaningful time there in collaboration with their colleagues. We call this purposeful presence. As a science-based organization, NRDC aims to do our part to help contain the COVID-19 public health crisis. For the sake of health, safety, and equity, we ask that people be vaccinated unless they have an approved medical or religious accommodation or other exemption in accordance with state and local law. We consider a person to be vaccinated two weeks after receiving one full course of a CDC-approved vaccine. In accordance with state or local law, new hires will be asked to attest to vaccination, those wishing to do so may request medical or religious accommodations or other exemptions via NRDC Employee Relations. NRDC treats all vaccine-related data confidentially, in keeping with local, state, and federal laws. To apply, visit www.nrdc.org/careers and upload your resume and cover letter. Please mention where you saw this posting and upload any additional materials that showcase your abilities. Due to the high volume of applications, we will contact only those candidates we would like to interview. Please no phone calls, emails, or in-person resume drop-offs. If you experience technical problems while applying or if you are a person with a disability and need assistance applying online, please reach out to iCIMS Customer Care at 1-800-889-4422. For more about NRDC, visit www.nrdc.org. Need help finding the right job? We can recommend jobs specifically for you! Click here to get started. NRDC is committed to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion, both in our work and in our workplace. We believe that celebrating and actively welcoming a diversity of voices and perspectives is essential to solving the planet's most pressing environmental problems, and we encourage applications from candidates whose identities have been historically under-represented in the environmental movement. We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, marital status, sexual orientation, national origin, citizenship, age, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.