Job Details

Diversity & Inclusion Program Manager

Port of Portland, Portland, Oregon

Job - Government

Close Date: 07/24/2019

POSITION: Diversity & Inclusion Program Manager

SALARY: $79,311.00 - $123,954.00 Annually

OPENING DATE: 07/03/19

CLOSING DATE: 07/24/19 05:00 PM


Bring your personal drive and passion for identifying and removing structural, systemic and institutional barriers for historically underserved communities to the Port and inspire the continuing advancement of fair and equitable inclusion practices. If you have a strong desire to work with internal and external partners, to set vision and goals, create and implement strategies with measurable outcomes, then we want to talk with you!

Successful candidates will have a solid understanding of D&I theory and practice and be able to share and explain those practices with others in an engaging manner. We are looking for someone who leads by translating meaningful conversations into action, exhibits a strong sense of team-orientation and good humor in the workplace, and who understands and wholly embraces the value and importance of service. This person will share our deep commitment to diversity and inclusion and advancing practices, strategies and policies that achieve equitable outcomes for all.


-Design and implement D&I strategies and action plans that advance the Port's equity plan goal of being regarded as an equitable, inclusive, and welcoming place to work
-Create a system for tracking performance metrics and garnering support for and communicating the D&I strategy internally and externally
-Assess the Port's efforts on D&I programs, establish best practices, and identify and lead programs to remove barriers that may affect staff recruitment, retention, advancement, and engagement
-Partner with divisional leaders, social equity program manager, and Human Resources staff to ensure favorable outcomes
-Ensure D&I program complies with appropriate laws and regulations; ensure that new laws and regulations are analyzed for potential impacts
-Partner with Human Resources staff to modify existing and create new policies as needed
-Present annual Affirmative Action results to Human Resources staff
-Develop and implement learning strategies focused towards building the Port's equity-related cultural competency
-Oversee and support Port employee resource groups, ensuring charter development, budget administration, and general support
-Partner with Human Resources staff on the development of employment and benefit policies and programs to attract, retain and promote a diverse and evolving workforce
-Establish effective relationships and partnerships with external stakeholders that assist with sourcing candidates from a range of underserved and less-abled communities for Port jobs
-Keep current on D&I programs and trends by maintaining contact with others in the field (e.g., professional association and educational groups, and professional development efforts)


-At least 8 years in the area of diversity, equity and inclusion with 5 years in program management experience. Bachelor's degree in relevant discipline, Master's degree is desired OR any combination of education and experience that demonstrates the ability to perform the job duties (required)
-Advanced Knowledge of D&I theory and practices
-Experience with program and/or project management
-Proficient with communication through various social media platforms
-Familiarity with budgeting principles
-Experienced with MS Office and SharePoint


Skilled at:
-High level of skill with D&I-related equitable employment policies and programs and workforce development
-Advanced written and oral communications including the ability to present in front of groups both large and small
-Showcase your collaboration skills with all levels and all areas at the Port
-Shows utmost respect for others and is a proven team player
-Must have strong communication and relationship-building skills
-Must be a motivated self-starter, able and trusted to work with a minimum of supervision

Ability to:
-Work effectively with a broad array of diverse perspectives
-Inspire trust and confidence and demonstrate commitment to valuing differences among individuals and a passion for being inclusive
-Form positive relationships internally and externally
-Manage ambiguity and multiple tasks
-Credibly advocate for program development
-Work effectively in a complex environment, with rapidly shifting and conflicting priorities

-Diversity and Inclusion: At the Port, we don't just accept difference; we value and support it to create a culture of inclusiveness and fun. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.
-EEO/Affirmative Action Policy Statement: The Port of Portland is dedicated to maintaining and improving a work environment, which extends equal opportunity to all individuals, regardless of their race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, marital status, veteran status, disability or sexual orientation. Employment decisions shall be made in such a manner as to further the principle of equal employment opportunity and to comply with state, federal and local laws. We affirm through this policy statement our continuing commitment to the principles of nondiscrimination and affirmative action.
-Veterans Preference: Under Oregon law, qualified veterans may be eligible for veterans preference when applying for Port of Portland positions. If you are a veteran and would like to be considered for a veterans preference for this job, please provide the qualifying documents as instructed during the application process.
-Background Checks and Drug Testing: The Port of Portland will conduct background checks and/or drug tests for positions where such tests are required by regulation and for other highly sensitive positions.
-ADA Accommodation: Accommodations will be considered for applicants or candidates with a qualifying disability that prevents them from participating in this process. Accommodations will be made where the Port can reasonably do so without imposing an undue hardship on the business or compromising the integrity of the recruitment process. An applicant with any disability who believes that he or she needs an accommodation should contact Human Resources at 503.415.6690

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