NREL Diversity and Inclusion Officer in Golden, Colorado
Diversity and Inclusion Officer
CO - Golden
Hours Per Week
The Diversity and Inclusion Officer will serve as NREL’s subject matter expert, consultant and advisor in matters of diversity and inclusion, connecting diversity and inclusion initiatives and efforts to tangible outcomes. This leadership role will facilitate NREL’s Inclusion Advisory Council, support growth of Employee Resource Groups, and ensure compliance with DOE and EEOC diversity and affirmative action compliance requirements. This leader will across the NREL community to identify, design and implement training, development, and resources to further the workforce’s understanding of diversity, inclusion (including biases) and engagement. This position reports to the Chief Human Resources Officer, with matrixed reporting to the President and Laboratory Director.
Strategy and Planning
Research and remain informed on best practices related to diversity, inclusion and engagement
Partner with the President, CHRO and NREL’s executive leadership team to ignite the Diversity and Inclusion Strategy and Plan
Advise on diversity and inclusion in recruiting and workforce development efforts
Lead the annual refresh of NREL’s Diversity Plan, January through March
Organization Development and Plan Execution
Lead the implementation of NREL’s People Strategy in areas of Diversity and Inclusion (Diversity Strategy and Diversity Plan)
Partner with Workforce Development to plan future talent
Partner with Organization Development, contributing to and facilitating manager, leader, and other D&I learning programs
Facilitate the NEW Inclusion Advisory Council to be composed of Employee Resource Group (ERG) leaders and other NREL leaders
Support Employee Resources Group Leaders, advising and providing resources, to ensure maximized success
Partner with the Candidate and Employee Experience Manager and Recruiters, ensuring maximization of diversity and inclusion best practices in talent sourcing and recruiting efforts
Partner with HR Business Partners, identifying and addressing targeted needs with a root cause approach. Identify or build targeted solutions and resources.
Partner with Communications and across all functions to share information and insights across NREL
Review internal and external diversity and inclusion communications for appropriateness and impact, ensuring alignment with the Diversity Strategy and its objectives
Represent NREL as a diversity speaker at approved meetings and events.
Measurement and Compliance
Management the preparation of the annual Affirmative Action Plan, coordinating efforts across Recruiting and People Operations to achieve data fidelity and optimized, useful feeder pools that help move NREL’s plan forward.
Ensure timely submission of the annual Diversity Plan and Affirmative Action to the Department of Energy
Monitor and drive positive actions to continuously improve People Strategy diversity and inclusion measures
• Master’s degree in diversity studies, organization development or a related field
• Minimum 12 years of experience as a senior-level diversity leader
• Doctoral degree in diversity studies, organization development or a related field
• Minimum 9 years of experience as a senior-level diversity leader
Additional Required Qualifications
Extensive credentials in diversity and inclusion
Experience consulting and advising on feeder pools. Views Affirmative Action Planning as a meaningful opportunity and not an obligatory exercise.
Ability to travel approximately four to six times a year
- Experience working in a research and development environment
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