Interim U.S. Manager, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

The Interim U.S. Manager of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (IMDEI) will work closely with the International Interim DEI Manager to provide leadership toward the implementation of specific DEI focused strategies to advance AFSC’s inclusion and diversity priorities in the U.S. and in our international locations. During this interim period, both Managers will closely partner with the Leadership Team, and will work collaboratively across the organization in developing, monitoring, and reporting on actionable and measurable DEI goals outlined below.  The IMDEI will work directly with the Deputy General Secretary. The U.S. IMDEI will ensure that AFSC implements the short term recommendations from the revised DEI Audit,  develops and implements strategies and practices that lead to a more inclusive and equitable work culture, a broad base of diversity knowledge with dynamic tools and continuous learning, and that supports staff affinity groups so that genuine inclusiveness is reflected in the workplace, the programs we carry out, and the relationships and partnerships we engage in the U.S.  The IMDEI will serve as a resource in areas of cultural diversity, structural racism, gender equality and justice, disability, sexual orientation, ethnic and religious tolerance, and gender identity and expression. The IMDEI will use elements of Quaker process by consulting and collaborating widely and regularly to facilitate growth and change across the organization.

This position requires proven experience in diversity and inclusion training, coaching and professional experience of institutional and structural racism/oppression as experienced in the U.S. The position also requires project management skills including research, planning, organizing, developing, and participating in and/or leading cross cultural/functional teams. In addition, this role requires collaboration and experience in problem solving with a balance of empathy and pragmatism and someone who is a team player and leads by example to build trust and credibility. 

The position requires someone who is committed to an appreciative inquiry approach, building a learning culture, and striving to help shape a positive, affirmative organizational culture.