Diversity Manager

Habitat for Humanity

United States Remote

Full time

DEI / Mid/Senior level

Nov 21

Habitat for Humanity’s U.S. affiliates have expressed a desire to ensure their staff and board members are more representative of the communities they serve. Affiliates are looking for support in exploring what equity could look like at their affiliate and assessing, strategizing, and overcoming obstacles towards building an equitable organization that values diverse voices and experiences. This new position in the Management and Operations Expertise Hub at Habitat for Humanity International will be responsible for developing and implementing a strategy for helping our U.S. affiliates increase diversity on their boards and staffs over the next three to five years.

Habitat for Humanity International’s Expertise Hubs provide resources and support to Habitat for Humanity affiliated organizations across the United States. Through the Management and Operations Expertise Hub, HFHI offers high-quality products and services to support those “behind the scenes” day-to-day operations that ensure an affiliate runs smoothly so that they can focus their energy on serving more families through home building efforts.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Strategy and Process Management (40%)

• Develop and implement plan to incrementally increase board and staff member diversity, equity and inclusion at the affiliate level over the next 3-5 years.

• Collaborate with Global DEI Learning & Development Director to identify

o HFHI learning and content resources to adapt for the US affiliated network

o Workforce analytics insights, trends, etc. to share with US affiliated network

• Track metrics and milestones of board and staff diversity and equity changes within the US affiliate network

• Focus on increasing staff diversity, equity and inclusion through HR best practices, both in policy updates and culture changes.

Product and Service Development (40%)

• Develop and deliver content to support affiliates in their efforts to increase board and staff diversity, equity and inclusion.

• Identify excellent examples from the affiliated network to curate within the Expertise Hub.

Communications (20%)

• Facilitate strategic discussion on increasing board and staff diversity, equity and inclusion within the US affiliated network

• Ensure strong coordination with Global Diversity, Equity and Inclusion team and other internal departments to ensure alignment and understanding

• Tap into affiliate advisory groups such as the Affiliate Enhancement and Capacity Building Committee and the Management and Operations Expertise Hub Advisory Council for needs assessments and plan feedback.

• Provide timely and comprehensive updates to stakeholders regarding efforts underway between HFHI and Habitat affiliate organizations

• Provide high-quality service and support to the affiliated network in answering questions and inquiries.

Other duties as assigned to support advancing DEI strategy within the US affiliated network


• Education: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience

• Years of Related Experience: 7+ years


• Pursuant to current HFHI policy, this position requires full vaccination against COVID-19, except to the extent such requirement is prohibited by applicable law.

• 5+ years combined experience in HR and DEI, including:

o Demonstrated experience developing and implementing Diversity, Equity and Inclusion programs, strategies and initiatives.

o HR expertise in areas related to staff recruitment, onboarding and day-to-day management especially relevant.

• Ability to influence, drive and motivate outside direct reporting lines.

• Experience providing project management support to multiple initiatives

• Excellent verbal & written communication; ability to adapt communication style and approach for diverse audiences

• Proven ability to deliver tangible impact while handling competing priorities in a fast-paced environment and exhibit efficient time management and exceptional organizational skills

• Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook) and a general comfort level working with technology systems (SharePoint, webpage design and online meeting software, etc.)

• Ability to manage multiple projects and prioritize

• Evidence of providing effective customer service using a variety of methods (cold calls, email, webinars) to a variety of stakeholders

Preferred – in addition to minimum:

• Experience working in a federated organization

• Experience working or volunteering with Habitat for Humanity

• PHR/SHRM certification a plus

• Outstanding ability to work with others; high Emotional Intelligence

• Experience quickly collecting data and information from internal and external sources, synthesize and summarize for diverse stakeholders

• Active support of HFHI Values:

o Humility – We are part of something bigger than ourselves

o Courage – We do what’s right, even when it is difficult or unpopular

o Accountability – We take personal responsibility for Habitat’s mission

• Safeguarding: HFHI requires that all employees take seriously their ethical responsibilities to safeguarding our intended beneficiaries, their communities, and all those with whom we work. Managers at all levels have responsibilities to support and develop systems that create and maintain an environment that prevents harassment, sexual exploitation and abuse, safeguards the rights of beneficiaries and community members (especially children), and promotes the implementation of Habitat for Humanity’s code of conduct.

Location: Remote within the U.S.

Job Type: Full-time - Salaried

Employment Type: US Employment

Job Function: US Affiliate

Travel: 10%

About Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity, founded in 1976, is a global, Christian-based nonprofit organization that grew out of an intentionally multi-racial community in rural Georgia. Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat brings together people of all faiths and people of no faith to build homes, communities and hope. Working alongside each other, we help families and individuals build and improve places to call home and achieve the strength, stability and self-reliance they need to build better lives for themselves. Habitat seeks individuals who have a willingness to affirm these principles and values.

At Habitat for Humanity International, we embrace a history rooted in creating equity and take our mission seriously by courageously committing to a culture and workplace where all staff feel safe, welcome, visible, respected, supported and valued. As an equal opportunity employer, we realize that our success depends upon building an inclusive workforce of diverse perspectives and encourage people of varied races, ethnicities, national origins, tribes, religions, ages, gender identities and expressions, genders, sexual orientations, marital statuses, disabilities, veteran/reserve national guard statuses, socio-economic statuses, thinking and communication styles to work with us.

We also require that all staff take seriously their ethical responsibilities to safeguarding our intended beneficiaries, their communities (especially children), and all those with whom we work. In line with the prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse, all staff must pass a thorough background screening and will be held accountable to upholding our policies around ethical behavior, including safeguarding and whistleblowing.

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