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The Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Director reports to the CHRO/Vice President and meets regularly with other members of the Executive team, including the COO and President/Director of Fred Hutchinson. The DEI Director is responsible for leading the organization’s Diversity Equity and Inclusion Program, creating the overall strategy regarding Diversity and Inclusion, partnering with our faculty Diversity Chair, coaching and consulting with leaders at all levels, and sponsoring organization-wide development efforts such as Employee Resource Groups and training. Successful candidates will have the ability to work effectively with internal stakeholders and step into a leadership space as they present to staff groups, senior leaders and the Board. They must also interact effectively with external organizations and stakeholders.
The Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Director solicits direction and assistance from the CHRO/Vice President and other key executive stakeholders involved with organization-wide strategy and leadership development, and facilitates DEI work across the entire organization. Providing guidance and coaching to various leaders conducting DEI work ensures that these local stakeholders remain engaged and accountable for their commitments.