Do you want to help make the world a better place with your experience as a diversity, equity and inclusion professional? We’re seeking a fixed-term Project Officer for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI), for a duration of one year, with the Human Resources team. The role can be based in New York, Washington D.C, London, or Berlin.
The Human Resources (HR) team, comprised of 60+ members, sits in our Berlin, London, and New York offices and supports OSF's global network of foundations, which spans 40 countries. The team is comprised of regionally-focused generalists as well HR specialists working in Talent Development; Human Resources Information System (HRIS); Compensation & Benefits; Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion; and Recruitment.
As a Project Officer for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Open Society, you will:
- Implement long-term and short-term projects relating to disability inclusion across the global network;
- Support the DEI team with the development of ongoing inclusion training and programming;
- Collaborate closely with internal partners, including the Disability Inclusion Working Group, hub and regional office directors, and people managers to coordinate and advise on issues pertaining to disability inclusion;
- Draft regular communications and updates to share with the organization and its key stakeholders;
- Determine performance indicators and track metrics to evaluate progress and efficacy;
- Support the implementation of transformative mental health initiatives across the network;
- Manage the ongoing rollout of the disability inclusion training program for managers and general staff;
- Support staff as they seek disability-related accommodations.
What we are looking for:
- Expertise in the field of diversity, equity and inclusion, especially disability inclusion and access to a network of resources and references to support this work;
- Excellent program management skills;
- Solid understanding of cultural differences and a proven ability to build and maintain relationships with people from a diverse set of backgrounds within a complex organization;
- A demonstrable ability to use discretion and judgment regarding sensitive and confidential issues;
- Proven record of prioritizing a wide range of assignments and consistently delivering quality results in high-pressure, fast-paced environments;
- Commitment to continuous learning and growth in the areas of diversity, equity, inclusion, antiracism, and social justice;
- Commitment to listening and working with humility; ways of working that are respectful to all people; and that support space and voice for all diverse perspectives in our workplace.
Desirable (but not required):
- Experience with DEI and Organizational Effectiveness training preferred;
- Solid verbal and written communications in English with multilingual abilities a plus.
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If this sounds like the position you have been looking for, please submit your cover letter and CV; we look forward to learning more about you.
Competitive rates of pay apply.
We aim to build an inclusive workforce that is reflective of the populations we support, and actively seek applications from those who are marginalized and underrepresented. We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and colleagues with disabilities.
The Open Society Foundations work to build vibrant and tolerant societies whose governments are accountable and open to criticism, whose laws and policies are open to debate and correction, and whose political institutions are open to the participation of all people. We seek to strengthen justice and the rule of law; broaden respect for human rights, including the rights of minorities; encourage pluralism and a robust diversity of opinion; deepen democratic practice and participation; expand economic equity; support effective governance; and invest in individuals, public and private organizations, and social movements that advance these goals.
We are a global network of foundations committed to local knowledge and national expertise. Our network includes national foundations, regional foundations, and other geographic programs operating in more than one hundred countries. At the same time, many programs with global reach operate from our four headquarters in Europe and the United States, including programs on digital information, documentary photography, drug policy, early childhood, education, fellowships, fiscal governance, higher education, human rights, international migration, justice, public health, scholarships, think tanks, and women’s rights. In addition to making grants to organizations and individuals, the Open Society Foundations engage in policy advocacy, legal advocacy and litigation, program-related investing, and public communications, as well as providing direct assistance to governments. Most programs and foundations in the network are governed or advised by their own boards.
The Open Society Foundations are the global philanthropies of George Soros, who, as chairman, plays an active role in the work of the foundations.
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