Northwest Regional Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Manager

DPR Construction     Construction     General Contracting     -Redwood City, CA, San Francisco, CA     June 19, 2020

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We're a national technical builder specializing in complex, sustainable projects that utilize our in-house expertise and passion for measurable results.

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Redwood City, CA, San Francisco, CA

At DPR, we have two central beliefs: Respect the Individual and Change the World. These beliefs guide us in all that we do. We are on a journey to make a true impact in our world, and we are seeking a Regional Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Manager to join us. We are committed to forging a workforce that represents the rich diversity of the communities in which we live, work and serve and a workplace where everyone is encouraged and empowered to be their authentic selves, to thrive and achieve their career goals and to be a part of transforming our world. If you are enthusiastic, passionate and collaborative; tenacious, resilient and service-oriented; a subject matter expert with a desire to coach, counsel and develop others – this is the opportunity for you.

We are seeking a Regional Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Manager to plan, coordinate, and promote DPR’s DEI objectives.  This individual will report directly to the Global Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Leader with a strong dotted line to the Region Management Committee member.  This role will work cross-functionally (with Human Resources, Talent Acquisition, Learning and Development and People Practices, etc.), to develop, implement and embed DPR’s DEI strategy across the region.  The role will partner with business unit leaders and other internal partners to support local diversity and inclusion programs, projects, events and activities to ensure alignment with DPR’s strategic goals and mission.  Responsibilities will include but may not be limited to the following:

  • Develop, execute, and communicate comprehensive diversity plans at the regional level for each Business Unit that reflect DPR’s commitment towards best in class people practices that promote a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion.
  • Work closely with Region and Business Units leaders to evaluate current business strategies and operational objectives of the company, make recommendations and serve as a key advisor as it relates to diversity, equity and inclusion.
  • Partner with Global Social Responsibility leadership to help design, implement and execute an overarching GSR strategy for the company; crafting relevant goals, policies and programs.
  • Establish metrics and collaborate with key leaders throughout the organization to measure success.
  • Work collaboratively with other DEI professionals in the industry to build positive working relationships that can help inform our internal and external business practices.
  • Support and scale Employee Resource Group.
  • Assist talent acquisition with regional diversity recruiting events and activities; including campus/college recruiting as well as key professional associations.
  • Partner with Talent Acquisition in support of campus recruiting and regional diversity workforce organizations.  Identifying key regional and community workforce development organizations that support the training and placement of women, minorities, veterans and under-served individuals to gain entry or sponsorship into the industry.
  • Collaborate with Community Initiatives/Philanthropy on initiatives supporting DPR’s philanthropic vision of “building possibilities for the under-resourced.” Projects may include identifying partner organizations, development of curriculum, workshops, classroom presentations, summer internships for high schoolers, etc.
  • Partner with Human Resources, Learning & Development and People Practices, aligning and ensure DEI principles are embedded in retention, development and talent management practices.

Qualifications:

We are looking for a flexible, detail-oriented team player with the ability to manage multiple tasks, produce quality work, and consistently meet deadlines. The successful candidate will possess:

  • 5+ years of related experience in a similar role with demonstrated success in relevant areas including diversity and community organizing.
  • Experience cultivating a culture of diversity and inclusion through training, education, consultation, coaching and collaboration.
  • Effective participation in team environment. Ability to work with team members at all levels of the organization, partner with and influence team members to enhance inclusive business and operational best practices.
  • Experience in diverse talent acquisition and talent management practices.
  • Experience developing Employee Resource Groups (ERG).
  • Self-starter, excellent time management and project management skills.
  • Exceptional communication skills, including public speaking and web-based/virtual skills.
  • Excellent inter-personal skills and ability to understand, communicate with and effectively interact with people across different cultures.
  • Ability to manage multiple stakeholders, navigate complexities, find common ground and build consensus.
  • Ability to identify and resolve complex issues. Proactive problem-solving skills.
  • Proficient computer skills in Microsoft Office Suite and ability to generate statistical reports.
  • Ability to travel domestically 60% + primarily to our Northwest region locations which include the Bay Area, Sacramento and Seattle
  • Bachelor’s degree a plus, but not required.

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