The Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer (CDO) is responsible for guiding Berkeley Lab and its senior management team to define how Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) is embedded in the Lab's culture. This is a critical leadership position for the Laboratory, responsible for the development and execution of a comprehensive DEI strategy and program for the Lab that aligns with the Lab's research mission. The CDO will be the Lab's internal and external spokesperson for DEI and will develop and implement best practices and metrics for the Laboratory. The CDO will partner with the EEO/AA, Title IX Officer to oversee and implement the Annual Affirmative Action Plan, EEO-I Reports, DOE Diversity Plan and other EEO related audits and reports. This role reports directly to the Lab Director with a dotted line reporting relationship to the Deputy Director for Laboratory Operations.
The Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer will be responsible for:
Program Planning and Management
Envision, design and drive long-term strategies, frameworks and implementation plans for evolving a more inclusive culture and increasing the representation and advancement of diverse talent. This includes providing strategic leadership for cross-organizational initiatives including diversity outreach, community building, policy, data analytics, learning and development and strategic communications.
Ensure successful implementation of DE&I plans, both through effective program and change management skills, and personal contribution to plan deliverables where needed. Provide leadership and expertise to develop novel interventions to address lab goals and priorities.
Provide high level support and advice to the Lab Director in the development of strategies, programs and initiatives in support of DE&I. Support leadership in facilitating the use of data in high-level planning and decision-making related to DE&I.
Ensure DE&I is a fundamental part of the Lab's culture by developing a communications strategy and driving integration and execution.
Build strong networks with Senior Leadership, Employee Resource Groups, task forces, committees, HR Business Partners to learn, educate and share best practices. Work collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders including University California (UC) and UC Office of the President, Department of Energy DOE and the Berkeley Site Office (BSO) as necessary.
Serve as subject matter expert and liaison to HR Business Partners and the divisions to develop strategies to attract and retain diverse talent. Monitor data trends and develop initiatives to support this effort.
Collaborate, consult and negotiate with senior leaders and key stakeholders to address and resolve critical issues including the implementation of new policies and development and new initiatives.
Develop internal DE&I program owners within the Divisions who can serve as an extension of these efforts. Find ways to enable other channels to create scale.
Develop a multi-year strategy for DE&I efforts, demonstrating the ability to plan and prioritize initiatives over a significant time horizon. This will also entail making decisions for optimal investments that will get us where we want to be.
Partner with HR to provide guidance for diversity training initiatives and leadership development programs aimed at building cultural competence and diversity-related skills.
Responsible for theAnnual Affirmative Action Plan, DOE Diversity Plan and other EEO related audits and reports as well as working closely with other groups to ensure compliance on other EEO-related reports.
Promote external programs internally (Grace Hopper, Anita Borg, Society of Women Engineers, Executive Leadership Council, etc.).
Update and educate key stakeholders on the local, national and global Diversity and Inclusion landscape. This includes staying well-informed of current and emerging issues to provide broad perspective across the organization.
Program Analysis and Evaluation
Identify key performance indicators and analysis of Diversity and Inclusion data. Present institutional statistics for monitoring and reporting data to key stakeholders to drive decisions and action.
Regularly measure and analyze diversity and inclusion progress (Engagement survey, demographic data, focus groups, etc.), highlighting areas of strength and areas of weakness, and identify action steps to improve areas of opportunity.
Partner with the internal HR teams (e.g., Recruitment, Field, Learning and Organizational Development), with a focus on infusing the DE&I strategy into our sourcing/recruiting strategies, core people and organizational processes.
Collaborate with our Learning and Organizational Development team to create compelling learning opportunities to build skill in Diversity and Inclusion awareness and management.
The Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer is a proven leader that is results driven, makes critical decisions using data and sound judgement, is fiscally responsible and serves in the best interest of the Lab community, University of California and Department of Energy - Office of Science. The Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer promotes values of diversity, equity and inclusion, as well as safety and security.
Bachelor's degree or equivalent years of experience.
10+ years' experience in successfully leading, driving, and building multiple Diversity & Inclusion programs and projects, and has the demonstrated ability to drive employee engagement, retention, and development.
Demonstrated background to function at an executive level and as such work independently and exercise sound judgment when representing senior leadership.
Experience applying expertise both as a diversity strategist and practitioner to represent complex data to diverse constituencies. This includes framing of systemic issues and the formulation and advancement of approaches to address them.
Extensive experience communicating with and presenting new programs, program changes and updating senior management and key stakeholders.
Demonstrated experience managing multiple projects and managing activities to meet multiple competing deadlines.
Experience as a supervisor of staff.
Demonstrated application of diversity and inclusion practices, processes, procedures, resources and networks.
Recognized by others as a subject matter authority and sought out by others internally and externally as source of professional advice and guidance.
Demonstrated strategic thinking and consulting skills to influence and persuade at all levels. Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including strong executive presentation and facilitation skills to build support and sponsorship of initiatives and collaboration among partners.
Understanding of approaches to achieve organization change, and demonstrated ability to apply change management techniques to achieve successful results.
Ability to maintain confidentiality and to handle sensitive matters with judgment, tact, and diplomacy.
Knowledge of state and federal employment/labor laws and regulations (FEHA, HEERA, FMLA, Title
Actively participated in local and community Diversity & Inclusion related programs including community boards of directors or local action committees.
Familiarity (or willingness to learn) external labor offices' procedures and appropriate protocols in response to their requests (i.e. OFCCP, DFEH, EEOC, OCR).
Dynamic communicator and presenter.
Demonstrated research and analytical skills with data and metrics.
Program management skills at advanced level.
The Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer is a career position that is appointed by and serves at the discretion of the Laboratory Director, and this appointment is at will and may be terminated at any time with or without cause.
This position is exempt from overtime pay.
This position may be subject to a background check. Any convictions will be evaluated to determine if they directly relate to the responsibilities and requirements of the position. Having a conviction history will not automatically disqualify an applicant from being considered for employment.
Work will be primarily performed at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA.
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In the world of science, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) is synonymous with excellence. Thirteen scientists associated with Berkeley Lab have won the Nobel Prize. Fifty-seven Lab scientists are members of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), one of the highest honors for a scientist in the United States. Thirteen of our scientists have won the National Medal of Science, our nation's highest award for lifetime achievement in fields of scientific research. Eighteen of our engineers have been elected to the National Academy of Engineering, and three of our scientists have been elected into the Institute of Medicine. In addition, Berkeley Lab has trained thousands of university science and engineering students who are advancing technological innovations across the nation and around the world. Berkeley Lab is a member of the national laboratory system supported by the U.S. Department of Energy through its Office of Science. It is managed by the University of California (UC) and is charged with conducting unclassified research across a wide range of scientific disciplines. Located on a 200-acre site in the hills above the UC Berkeley campus that offers spectacular... views of the San Francisco Bay, Berkeley Lab employs approximately 4,200 scientists, engineers, support staff and students. Its budget for 2011 is $735 million, with an additional $101 million in funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, for a total of $836 million. A recent study estimates the Laboratory's overall economic impact through direct, indirect and induced spending on the nine counties that make up the San Francisco Bay Area to be nearly $700 million annually. The Lab was also responsible for creating 5,600 jobs locally and 12,000 nationally. The overall economic impact on the national economy is estimated at $1.6 billion a year. Technologies developed at Berkeley Lab have generated billions of dollars in revenues, and thousands of jobs. Savings as a result of Berkeley Lab developments in lighting and windows, and other energy-efficient technologies, have also been in the billions of dollars. Berkeley Lab was founded in 1931 by Ernest Orlando Lawrence, a UC Berkeley physicist who won the 1939 Nobel Prize in physics for his invention of the cyclotron, a circular particle accelerator that opened the door to high-energy physics. It was Lawrence's belief that scientific research is best done through teams of individuals with different fields of expertise, working together. His teamwork concept is a Berkeley Lab legacy that continues today.