Diversity Specialist

Overview

Date Posted:
1/11/2021
Job Code:
DIVSPC
Position Type:
Exempt
Location:
1011 Personnel
City:
Fort Worth
State:
TX
Country:
United States of America
Category:
Indirect - Human Resources
Requisition Number:
4707
Position Number:
11206

Description

 

I) Job Purpose

The Diversity Specialist will develop and implement the organization’s diversity initiatives and strategy to attract, hire, and maintain a diverse workplace.

II) Essential Functions

A) Researches, develops, recommends, and executes creative strategies to foster the organization’s diversity goals.

B) Reviews current practices and policies, assessing and analyzing the extent to which they support or hinder the company’s diversity goals.

C) Collects and analyzes statistical data to evaluate the company’s population in accordance with diversity standards and goals.

D) Drafts and implements recruiting and hiring strategies to attract employees from diverse backgrounds.

E) Develops and/or acquires training and development to aid diversity and retention initiatives.

F) Provides guidance to supervisory and human resources staff in developing objective performance and other employee evaluations and policies.

G) Acts as company liaison with government agencies concerning affirmative action and equal employment opportunities.

H) Maintains knowledge of diversity-related issues, legislation, and best practices.

I) Provides training and policy updates to colleagues, ensuring legal compliance of management and human resources staff.

J) Performs other related duties as assigned. 

K) Provides administrative support to CHRO

L) Provides support to Employee Relations

M) Performance standards are performed as applicable with MHMR’s We CARE values “We Connect People in Our Community.  We Provide Access to Services.  We Link People to Resources.  We Empower People.”

N) Perform other job duties or responsibilities as requested or assigned.

III) Knowledge of Laws, Regulations, Policies/Procedures, Skills, and Abilities

A) Excellent verbal and written communication skills including proven dispute resolution skills.

B) Thorough understanding of federal, state, and local equal employment opportunity laws and regulations.

C) Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.

D) Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

E) Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software.

IV) Internal & External Customer Service

A) This position requires extensive internal and external contacts with all levels of management and field personnel. The employee will accomplish this with advanced written and verbal skills.

B) External: Vendor management and technical personnel, consultants, and personnel from other MHMR offices.

C) Internal: Executive Management, Senior Management, MHMR Staff

V) Travel

A) Travel between facilities for events and meetings as needed. This position may require temporary or permanent re-assignment to any MHMR of Tarrant County facility as determined by program needs or the Division Chief. May travel to conferences as needed with overnight stay on a minimal basis.

Minimum Requirements

 

Minimum Education
Bachelor’s degree 

Defined Education

Human Resources or related field

 

Preferences
Master’s degree preferred

Substitution
None

Years' Experience 
2 years

Defined Experience

Human Resources or related experience required with at least two years specializing in equal employment opportunity, affirmative action, and diversity programs.

License/Certification

Valid Texas Driver’s License with good driving record.

SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP preferred

Special Courses

None

Required Supervisory 
None

Testing Requirements
Pre-employment tests including drug and TB Screening

Lifting Requirement
Up to 15 pounds

Our Benefits:

Our total rewards program offers benefits* to full time employees beginning 1st of the month following hire date including but not limited to:

• Comprehensive healthcare options (Medical, Dental, and Vision)

• Life insurance and additional supplemental accident and hospitalization plans

• 401a match and 457 deferred compensation plans

• Paid vacation and holidays; varied flexible work environment locations

• Annual tuition reimbursement program

• Student Loan Forgiveness

• Professional development programs and training

• And more…..

Insurance eligibility:

• Full time employees begin 1st of the month following hire date

• Market driven positions (full time or part time) begin immediately after hire date

• Select part time market driven positions are eligible for most insurance plans

• Substitute status jobs are not eligible for benefits

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Additional Information

*MHMR of Tarrant County (“MHMR”) and its affiliates and subsidiaries have an internal recruiting department. MHMR may supplement that internal capability from time to time with assistance from temporary staffing agencies, placement services, and professional recruiters herein after referred to collectively as “Recruiters"). Recruiters are hereby specifically directed NOT to contact MHMR employees directly in an attempt to present candidates – MHMR recruiting team or other authorized MHMR personnel must present ALL candidates to hiring managers. For more information please visit our website www.mhmrtc.org