Director, Human Resources (Diversity and Equitable Practices) at WNET in New York, New York

Posted in Other 12 days ago.

Job Description:

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Job Description

The Director, Diversity and Equitable Practices develops and manages organization-wide inclusion/belonging programs, professional development/training, and employee engagement initiatives prioritizing the best employee experience.

Reporting to the Vice President, People and Culture, the Director, Diversity and Equitable Practices will work towards fostering a world-class, inclusive employee engagement culture that enhances the values and mission of The WNET Group.

The Director, Diversity and Equitable Practices will also oversee employee relations, providing advice and support to managers on complex workplace issues. Responsibilities Include:

Culture, Inclusion and Engagement:

  • Partner with Senior Director, Workforce Planning to implement strategies to attract, hire and retain a dynamic and diverse workforce (e.g. recruitment, onboarding, performance management, DEI training, talent retention strategies);

  • Develop, implement, and support ongoing education, training and employee engagement programs aimed at strengthening a growth mindset, inclusive behaviors and promoting equitable development opportunities for staff at all levels;

  • Lead the company's engagement survey, activate participation, proactively analyze data and trends;

  • Oversee college internship program and WNET's Ideation Academy, an early career fellowship program for staff interested in public media;

  • Proactively identify partnership opportunities that align with our mission and cultivate a people-centric work environment (e.g., Emma Bowen Foundation, DeEtta Jones & Associates);

  • Partner cross the organization to promote inclusion and belonging; Regularly communicate internal and external activities, events, and progress, measuring success;

Employee Relations:

  • Investigate complex and sensitive investigations to address/remedy employee issues and complaints;

  • Provide guidance/recommendations on employee corrective actions and preparation of performance improvement plans (PIP's); Resolve workplace issues in a way that promotes a fair, equitable, and inclusive workplace;

  • Establish and lead Bias Incident Reporting Protocol; track and report incidents on a monthly basis.

Reporting and Metrics:

  • Work closely with the HRIS team to develop an employee experience dashboard (e.g., hires, promotions, attrition);

  • Identify the metrics and processes that will help us measure progress and accountability related to inclusion and engagement;

  • Partner with the VP, People and Culture and Senior Director, Workforce Planning on the continual refinement and strategy around culture and employee engagement;

  • Compile data, prepare and publish WNET's Annual Diversity Report.

Qualified candidates will possess excellent verbal and written communication skills and will have solid experience in Human Resources. Additional qualifications include:

  • A minimum of seven (7) years of professional experience with a focus on employee engagement, employee relations, conflict resolution, employee experience or other related HR disciplines;

  • Demonstrated understanding of inclusion, diversity, belonging, and/or equity principles and Human Resources;

  • Experience in a media and content production preferred;

  • Problem solver with the ability to measure progress against goals;

  • Excellent interpersonal communications skills, and the ability to motivate and influence others.

This is a hybrid position. The WNET Group reserves the right to change and/or modify the hybrid schedule at its discretion.

The WNET Group

825 Eighth Avenue

New York, NY 10019-7435

The WNET Group believes that diversity is about learning from others who are not the same, and that differences such as race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, age, physical abilities, religious beliefs, political beliefs, and other statutorily protected characteristics or other ideologies can enhance the work we do in public media. We believe that as a diverse and inclusive organization, recognizing the unique and multiple perspectives of our employees, we can better fulfill our mission. As a public media institution, our message is enhanced by our diverse workforce where everyone is empowered to make a difference.

WNET is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer that does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived race, religion, creed, color, age, national origin, alienage or citizenship status, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy or pregnancy related condition, marital and partnership status, familial status, arrest or conviction record, union membership, status as a victim of domestic violence, stalking or sex offense, unemployment status, caregiver status, credit history, salary history, military status, predisposing genetic characteristics, an employee's or an employee's dependent's sexual and reproductive health decisions, as well as all other classifications protected by applicable laws.

The WNET Group offers competitive salaries, excellent benefits, and a supportive working environment. Salary ranges are based on benchmarked nonprofit and industry related data provided by an outside consulting firm and are commensurate with skills and experience. The hiring salary range for this position is $128,000 - $135,000. Internal equity considerations will be reviewed before making a final offer.
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