System Director, ERG's and other DEI Programs

City of Hope


Job posting number: #7151225 (Ref:10021573)

Posted: May 31, 2023

Salary / Pay Rate: $66.57 - $111.17 / hour

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

About City of Hope

City of Hope's mission is to deliver the cures of tomorrow to the people who need them today. Founded in 1913,City of Hopehas grown into one of the largest cancer research and treatment organizations in the U.S. and one of the leading research centers for diabetes and other life-threatening illnesses. City of Hope research has been the basis fornumerous breakthrough cancer medicines, as well as human synthetic insulin and monoclonal antibodies. With an independent, National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center at its core, City of Hope brings a uniquely integrated model to patients spanning cancer care, research and development, academics and training, and innovation initiatives. City of Hope’s growing national system includes its Los Angeles campus, a network of clinical care locations across Southern California, a new cancer center in Orange County, California, andtreatment facilities in Atlanta, Chicago and Phoenix. City of Hope’s affiliated group of organizations includesTranslational Genomics Research InstituteandAccessHopeTM. For more information about City of Hope, follow us onFacebook,Twitter,YouTube,InstagramandLinkedIn.

City of Hope’s commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

We believe diversity, equity and inclusion is key in serving our mission to provide compassionate patient care, drive innovative discovery, and advance vital education focused on eliminating cancer and diabetes in all of our communities. Our commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion ensures we bring the full range of skills, perspectives, cultural backgrounds and experiences to our work -- and that our teams align with the people we serve in order to build trust and understanding. We are dedicated to fostering a community that embraces diversity - in ideas, backgrounds and perspectives; this is reflected in our work and represented in our people.

Position Summary

The Systems Director, DEI Programs will have a passion for diversity, equity and inclusion, solid experience working on a variety of diversity initiatives, global mindset, understanding of industry DE&I best practices, excellent client partnership capability, executive communication skills, analytical skills, and demonstrated ability to collaborate cross functionally and drive strategy in a fast-paced environment. The ideal candidate is strategic and creative, as well as outstanding at quality implementation and operational excellence. Collaboratively leads the design of the organization’s diversity and inclusion strategy and programs, to include local community and patient population. Formulates and implements plans, procedures, policies and programs to address organizational issues. Motivates and leads teams (both direct reports and volunteer ERG Co-Chairs) to engage the enterprise in DE&I programs and initiatives. Influences engagement in Diversity and Inclusion projects and programs to help build an internal organization that embraces and demonstrates Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and represents City of Hope externally as a collaborative community partner. Evaluates and assesses both community and organizational needs and gaps to support and drive growth and participation in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion programs. Regular contact with senior leadership and department heads. Manages, trains and develops staff by providing timely feedback, coaching and support. As needed, assists department management in supporting key projects.

Key Responsibilities include:

  • Serve as the leader for the Employee Resource Groups to ensure they are an integral and strategic component of the DE&I strategy. Focus will include the execution of the 4 strategic DE&I pillars (Recruitment/Retention, Community Outreach, Professional Development and Education/Engagement), regular meetings with membership and sponsors, ideating calendar of events and programming, etc.
  • Lead ERGs in developing their Charter, leadership structure, scope and membership. Manage Master DE&I and ERG events calendar. Manage DE&I Announcements and Communications.
  • Partner and collaborate with other departments (i.e., HR, Community Benefits, Talent Acquisition, Talent Development, Philanthropy, Supplier Diversity, Transformation, etc.) and increase scope of ERG engagement throughout the COH enterprise.
  • Monitor ERGs budget allocations to ensure alignment to four DE&I pillars. Use budget planning as a leadership development opportunity for ERG Co-Chairs.
  • Expand ERGs based upon need, desire, appropriate infrastructure and alignment to the DE&I Strategy.
  • Serve as a conduit to communicate diversity programs (using all mediums) in an effort to increase awareness, attendance and engagement of DE&I
  • Maintain tracking and reporting on ERG membership, ERG expenses, ERG programming, etc. for tracking, trending and historical purposes, as well as measuring impact to the enterprise. Develop dashboards and metrics to quantify and track program results, finances and goal attainment.
  • Host annual, quarterly and monthly development sessions to enhance the career, training and knowledge of the ERG Co-Chairs and Sponsors.
  • Review and rank ERG Co-Chair performance annually for succession planning and reward purposes.
  • Represent City of Hope as a diversity and inclusion subject matter expert at internal and external DE&I programs and presenting at conferences.
  • Engage with leadership across the business to drive diversity related messages throughout the organization. Partnering with our Internal Communications team to influence and drive the diversity narrative and communications

Basic education, experience and skills required for consideration:

  • Bachelor’s degree with emphasis in organizational development, behavioral sciences, human resources, business management or education.
  • Must have at least 10 years of experience in a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion position, preferably in a healthcare or research environment.
  • Must have at least 5 years of experience in a management/leadership role.
  • Proven success with employee communications and change management. Advanced analytical skills.
  • Mastery of modern communications tools: social/digital media. Understanding and sensitivity to cultural differences
  • Track record of success navigating in a complex, matrix organization.

Additional Information:

  • As a condition of employment, City of Hope requires staff to comply with all state and federal vaccination mandates.
  • The estimated pay scale represents the typical [salary/hourly] range City of Hope reasonably expects to pay for this position, with offers determined based on several factors which may include, but not be limited to, the candidate’s experience, expertise, skills, education, job scope, training, internal equity, geography/market, etc. This pay scale is subject to change from time to time.

City of Hope is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability.

Salary / Pay Rate Information:
Pay Rate: $66.57 - $111.17 / hour

The estimated pay scale represents the typical [salary/hourly] range City of Hope reasonably expects to pay for this position, with offers determined based on several factors which may include, but not be limited to, the candidate’s experience, expertise, skills, education, job scope, training, internal equity, geography/market, etc. This pay scale is subject to change from time to time.

City of Hope is a community of people characterized by our diversity of thought, background and approach, but tied together by our commitment to care for and cure those with cancer and other life-threatening diseases. The innovation that our diversity produces in the areas of research, treatment, philanthropy and education has made us national leaders in this fight. Our unique and diverse workforce provides us the ability to understand our patients' needs, deliver compassionate care and continue the quest for a cure for life-threatening diseases. At City of Hope, diversity and inclusion is a core value at the heart of our mission. We strive to create an inclusive workplace environment that engages all of our employees and provides them with opportunities to develop and grow, both personally and professionally. Each day brings an opportunity to strengthen our work, leverage our different perspectives and improve our patients’ experiences by learning from others. Diversity and inclusion is about much more than policies and campaigns. It is an integral part of who we are as an institution, how we operate and how we see our future.

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Job posting number:#7151225 (Ref:10021573)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:City of Hope
United States
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