EMPLOYMENT VALUE PROPOSITION: Mental Health Center of Denver provides you with the support you need to help you develop a career in helping others succeed. We innovate, adapt, and leverage the diverse perspectives of the people on our team and the people we serve in everything we do.
COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY, EQUITY & INCLUSIVENESS: The Mental Health Center of Denver values and is strengthened by diversity. We are committed to ending bias and discrimination in our community and ensuring equity within all aspects of our organization. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment, transfer, or promotion opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.
Learn what it is like to work at the Mental Health Center of Denver:
STARTING SALARY: $65,000 - $75,000/year
Manage Diversity Council and Employee Resource Groups; develop Diversity, Equity & Inclusiveness learning and outreach resources; modify, create and facilitate Diversity, Equity & Inclusiveness trainings; collaborate in internal and external projects and committees; build and sustain rapport, credibility, and opportunity in the communities we serve.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Training is approximately 2/3 of the work duties for this position. The DEI Manager is responsible for creating and facilitating virtual and in person Diversity & Inclusiveness trainings in a variety of formats, including roundtable discussions, traditional "stand and deliver" talks, and hands-on workshops. Mastery of Diversity, Equity & Inclusiveness content is essential, as is a presentation style that is both highly-engaged and highly-engaging. Comfort and confidence in connecting with any size group in any setting, as well as with interacting with media and technology is key.
Organizational Culture & Collaboration:
- Contribute to an organizational culture of respect, hope, and personal accountability regarding Diversity, Equity & Inclusiveness.
- Promote cultural proficiency in all aspects of the organization's functions and programming.
- Create opportunities to engage employees in cultural conversations, self-exploration, and intentional practice re: the lived experiences of people we serve, co-workers, and community members. Encourage an environment in which staff is comfortable engaging in discussions about "-isms" and feel equipped to problem-solve in situations involving these issues.
- Participate in the development of culturally-proficient evaluation and treatment outcomes measures.
- Assist with program development and grant-writing to secure funding for organizational programming.
- Assist Human Resources and other managers with staff recruitment and retention.
- Provide Diversity & Inclusiveness consultation, mediation, and professional development to all directors and managers.
- Assist Human Resources in the investigation of alleged staff misconduct relating to discriminatory, harassing, or otherwise inappropriate behaviors towards co-workers or consumers.
- Maintain a trauma informed environment of wellbeing.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
Community Outreach & Engagement:
- Establish effective working relationships with local academic institutions for the purpose of enhancing the workforce through innovative and jointly-developed opportunities.
- Establish and maintain relationships with local organizations to strengthen MHCD's relationships, support, and collaboration within the community. Serve as a liaison to community resources.
- Actively enhance the organization's link to information and resources for members of underserved and underrepresented communities.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
EXPERIENCE: A bachelor's degree and 4 years of demonstrated experience directly related to Diversity, Equity & Inclusiveness.
SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES:
- Experience with virtual trainings
- Strong understanding of anti-oppression, anti-racism and anti-bias
- Knowledge or ability to learn and practice trauma informed principles and practices.
- Excellent verbal and written communication
- Engaging and effective training style
- Comfort in challenging the status quo/disparities
- Strong conflict mediation skills
- Demonstrated ability to make Diversity, Equity & Inclusiveness concepts accessible and relevant to many different groups of people
- Demonstrated ability to work with people from all walks of life
- Demonstrated ability to work effectively with community organizations, government agencies, foundations, non-profits, and other community partners
- Bilingual (ex. Spanish, ASL), a plus
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: 1 full-time team member