DIRECTOR, GLOBAL DIVERSITY, EQUITY AND INCLUSION
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CARE is an international NGO with local staff and community partners in 100 countries. We create local solutions to poverty and inequality and we seek dignity for everyone every day and during times of crisis.  These solutions have a broad range, from disaster response to food and nutrition to education and work for women and girls to healthy mothers and children. CARE puts women and girls at the center of everything we do because when they have equal access to resources, they lift their families and communities out of poverty. Our staff live where they work, which makes us effective at understanding the challenges they face. We’ve been doing this for 75 years, since World War II. It started with the world’s first CARE Package® of food for the post-war hungry in Europe. Our work today is as important as ever, we believe that poverty and inequality are historic injustices that we can end within a generation, for good. If you share our core beliefs: poverty is an injustice; poverty is solvable; and together, we have the power to end it, join us, and Fight with CARE.‚Äč

 

Work Location : US - Atlanta, GA                            Type of Post : Not Applicable                  

Other Possible Location : Any country where CARE USA operates                                        Funding : APPROVED

Expected Travel : up to 20%                                              Type of Contract : 

Language Requirement : ENGLISH                          Application Deadline : 

Employee Duration : Active Full-Time

Director, Global Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

CARE USA is an international NGO with local staff and community partners in 100 countries. We create local solutions to poverty and inequality, and we seek dignity for everyone, every day, and during times of crisis.  We are seeking a Director of Global Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion to manage our DEI Center of Excellence portfolio of global and US domestic DEI efforts.  As a global social justice organization, we are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion and these principles are at the forefront of our work and directly impact the people we serve. We pledge to hire and promote, govern and lead, mobilize resources, and create partnerships that will enable us to be more innovative and to deliver faithfully on our mission to save lives, defeat poverty and achieve social justice We are looking for an experienced leader and partner to accompany us on our journey of self-interrogation as we continue looking inward to examine the institutional structures we operate and live in that perpetuate systemic inequalities.

The Director will work globally across country and regional offices to evoke bold, meaningful and systemic change, and ensure DEI strategies are responsive to, and reflective of, CARE USA’s global context.  The ideal candidate will lead us in creating a more honest/transparent narrative of who we are, influencing how we work with each other within our internal culture, and informing how we partner with program participants, community-based organizations, and social movements.

The Director will report to the Associate Vice President, Global Diversity, Equity & Inclusion.

Responsibilities

Strategy Development and Execution

  • Co-lead development and execution of global Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (“DEI”) strategic plan
  • Administer DEI work beyond a western context by leading country-specific DEI diagnostics to examine local sensitivities, practices, and laws, determine differing and intersecting struggles, and standardize a variety of non-western values
  • Manage global DEI advisory councils, task forces, and committees
  • Oversee the development and tracking of key DEI metrics and dashboards

Drive Inclusive Culture

  • Direct the design of innovative cross-cultural DEI initiatives to create psychological safety, and a greater sense of belonging
  • Manage employee resource groups to maximize groups’ contributions to organizational goals and objectives
  • Serve as subject matter expert for Leadership & Organizational Development (“LOD”) team in developing capacity-strengthening curricula around institutional and structural racism, colonialism, identity, privilege, saviorism, militarism, patriarchy power sharing, shifting & relinquishing, systems of oppression, psychological colonization, de-centering whiteness, and other relevant DEI topics
  • Serve as subject matter expert for LOD in creating initiatives focused on developing pipeline of diverse emerging leaders to increase diversity at highest levels of leadership
  • Serve as subject matter expert for to internal communications & marketing in crafting of DEI-related communications

Internal & External Thought Leadership & Partnerships

  • Serve as thought partner to AVP, Global DEI, and Global Management Team by providing current, up-to-date information about emerging issues and trends on inclusive organizational culture and bringing DEI thought leadership to business strategy and execution
  • Serve as external ambassador for CARE by building meaningful relationships with external stakeholders and community partners to enhance sector-wide DEI organizational positioning
  • Represent CARE at external INGO events, and serve on sector-wide DEI-related committees, task forces, and councils

Qualifications

Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree, required. Master’s degree in international relations or related field or equivalent combination of education and work experience preferred

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • 10 years of progressive experience, and demonstrated effectiveness, in designing and/or leading global and domestic US DEI frameworks
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills, clear and compelling communication style, ability to connect and influence at all levels within complex matrixed environment, and ability to communicate effectively (verbal and written) in English
  • Demonstrated aptitude in diagnosing key US and global DEI issues, and implementing cogent DEI strategies, plans, and transformation initiatives
  • Experience operationalizing DEI strategies into concrete working plans in complex (ideally global and/or non-profit/social justice/or corporate) organizations
  • Direct experience and demonstrated sensitivity with issues of cultural differences, structural racism, gender equity, justice, identity and expression, religious intolerance, ageism, ablism, sexual orientation, and disability
  • Track record of partnering, influencing, challenge the status quo, and serving as a strategic partner to all levels within a complex, matrixed, global organization 
  • Demonstrated ability to exercise discretion; set and maintain standards for confidentiality, and use creativity and sound judgement in problem solving

 

 

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