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Director of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Minneapolis, MN

Director of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DE&I) - LifeSource

Minneapolis, MN
Reporting to the Chief Strategy Officer, the Director of DE&I is responsible for collaborative leadership to guide the organization’s overall diversity, equity and inclusion program both at the programmatic and administrative levels that works promotes equity and inclusion practices that will be evidenced through structure, practices, policies, and leadership. The Director of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion will lead activities, conversations, and dialogue and drive decisions that move the organization from not only acknowledging difference, but affirming and honoring differences.
The DEI director will have a meaningful and continuous impact on organizational objectives, community impact, saving lives and providing hope and healing both in the areas we serve and nationally. This leader will engage a process of creating and maintaining a diverse workforce by adopting a proactive view of diversity, which is designed to promote valuing diversity and driving inclusive behaviors throughout the organization.
LifeSource is a nonprofit organization dedicated to saving lives through organ, eye and tissue donation in the Upper Midwest. It's our privilege to serve the 7 million people who live in communities across Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and portions of western Wisconsin.
LifeSource is dedicated to working with our hospital and community partners to support donor families, manage the donation process and educate our communities to create a culture of donation. We're a passionate and committed cross-functional team who believe in our vision that everyone shares the gift of life. Each of our team members plays an integral role in our life-saving work, using their unique talents and contributions to further our mission.
Lead and execute the overall DEI strategy across key work processes by partnering with leaders and key stakeholders, communications team, lead DEI committee and working groups. Engage in analysis and understanding of DEI outcomes, including participation in donation by race. Lead through influence to drive cultural and behavior change, provide guidance to leadership and other identified work groups regarding cross-cultural communications and collaborations. 
Move our community education strategy forward, including outreach events and campaigns to build support for organ, eye and tissue donation in underrepresented communities. Establish and cultivate strategic community partnerships, participate in the Community Advisory Council. Regularly communicate community education activities internally for alignment and involvement.
Guide and mentor team members to encourage professional development and goal achievement. Inspire and execute visionary team member leadership of successful work process implementation by modeling and promoting a culture of accountability and integrity. Collaborate with other leaders. 
Serve as an internal diversity subject matter expert to leadership and human resources, providing expertise and support in the development, implementation, and monitoring of diversity programs.  Provide executive direction and input, from a diversity, equity and inclusion perspective, in order to develop
and implement solutions to attain startegic organizational goals.
  • Routinely share feedback, solutions, and ideas to leadership, including identification of training needs. 
  • Exhibit outstanding clinical, customer service and collaboration skills.
  • Maintain confidentiality and respect of information obtained within purview of position, as defined by policy and procedure expectations and in accordance with HIPAA.
  • Execute in accordance with established Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), Policies (POL), and practices as trained. Update clinical and administrative documentation, according to established practices and procedures. 
  • Must have a demonstrated ability to drive results to improve processes and outcomes with the use of critical thinking, analytical skills, problem-solving capabilities.
  • Demonstrated ability to foster, collaborative, courageous, and innovative, cross-departmental or cross team communication and partnership.
  • Must function autonomously and effectively execute reasonable and sound decision making. 
  • Proven skilled and competent in using technology-based tools such as personal computers and related software, mobile devices, and electronic medical record systems as appropriate for position.
  • Perform work while demonstrating a commitment to excellence and performance improvement. 
  • Demonstrated ability to exhibit a high degree of quality, integrity, and honor confidentiality of appropriate information regarding personal team member data, organizational operations or work processes, donor and donor family information, contributor details, any financial information and medical or protected health information (PHI) in accordance with HIPAA.
  • 15 or more years of combined education and experience in communication, program leadership, or relationship management responsibilities. 
  • 5 or more years of experience developing and implementing diversity/equity/inclusion programs.
  • 5 or more years or more of leadership, mentoring or coaching experience.
  • Must be able to follow and successfully complete category immunization, health screening and background check requirements.   
  • Must be able to travel within the service area to national events and meetings.
  • Ability to lift and carry objects up to 50lbs.  
The above statements are not intended to encompass all functions and qualifications of the position; rather, they are intended to provide a general framework of the requirements of the position.  Job incumbents may be required to perform other functions not specifically addressed in this description. A full job description will be provided upon interview scheduling.
LifeSource is an equal opportunity employer and encourages candidates of all identities, experiences, orientations, and communities to apply.

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