Senior Manager, Equity & Belonging (Apply by: October 14th, 2022)

Senior Manager, Equity & Belonging (Apply by: October 14th, 2022)

  • Full Time
  • Remote

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About JFF:   

Jobs for the Future (JFF) drives transformation of the American workforce and education systems to achieve equitable economic advancement for all.  


About the  position:  

Reporting to the Senior Director, People, Culture & Equity, the Senior Manager, Equity & Belonging is a new role in a 15-member and growing People & Culture team that supports JFF’s emerging diversity, equity and inclusion function and efforts.  Over the last several years, JFF has made investments that deepen our commitment to equity externally in the field and in our internal practices. JFF recently completed a three-year DEI strategic plan.  

The Senior Manager, Equity & Belonging, will play a critical operational role in building, strengthening, and executing a DEI strategy that aligns with JFF’s workplace culture and values. They will serve as a valued partner to the Senior Director to create and implement DEI initiatives designed to ensure that all employees can cultivate a sense of belonging. They will act as a skilled project manager, with a keen ability to work with diverse stakeholders to move an agenda forward.  


What you’ll do: 

Support the Senior Director to manage JFF’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Advisory Council (DEIAC), a cross-section of JFF staff who steward JFF’s DEI efforts, working closely with CEO, and others across JFF  
Serve as project manager for the DEIAC and ensure the council’s efforts align to the DEI strategic plan and related staff engagement efforts to attract and retain talent, and promote an inclusive workplace 
Support affinity group strategy and development, including overall approach and implementing policies and tools that advance affinity group initiatives  
Collaborate and form relationships with affinity group leaders and executive sponsors to deepen a sense of belonging, community, and inclusion both within their groups and across JFF 
Support the Senior Director to provide capacity building across JFF for a variety of DEI-related topics (e.g., racial equity, anti-bias, gender expansiveness and inclusivity, managing across difference, and others); Serve as the project lead on the planning and delivery of DEI-focused capacity building and training, including researching, vetting, and liaising with external parties 
Enable DEI goals across all People & Culture functions and strategies (recruitment, retention and engagement, learning and development, wellbeing), in partnership with other JFF People & Culture leads 
Support the implementation and project management of JFF’s three-year DEI strategic plan and road map 
Begin the first phase of JFF’s new DEI strategy through key projects and initiatives, including affinity groups and other belonging programs, working with key People & Culture partners, including the Senior Manager, Employee Experience 
Lead the existing DEI events committee, acting as a key connection between the DEIAC, affinity groups, and the events committee on DEI-related events, remembrances, and speaker series 
Prepare communications to amplify JFF’s DEI efforts (e.g., drafting talking points and creating decks for all staff meetings and team presentations, provide newsletter support for DEI events, organization-wide updates, campaigns, hosting learning hours) 
Partner with the Senior Analyst, People Data & Systems to analyze and report on data to highlight JFF’s DEI strengths and opportunities and inform the strategy and building of systems 
Partner with JFF’s Talent Acquisition (TA) team to ensure recruiting and onboarding communication, materials, scripts and conversations use inclusive language and reflect JFF’s commitment to inclusivity and belonging 
Who you are:    

You possess 5-7 years of professional experience in HR DEI, Learning & Development, program or project management, or other relevant experiences; experience starting and expanding program(s) a plus 
You possess passion for JFF’s mission and can apply the core values to all areas of your work 
You are analytical and synthesize complex information to drive strategic decisions 
You bring a consultative approach and have experience building the capacity of others through training and/or other adult learning methods 
You are highly organized and know how to manage and prioritize multiple projects; you create clear and effective systems and processes to support your work and that of the organization to drive results  
You are adept at communicating, verbally and in writing, with the ability to engage a wide range of stakeholders at varying levels of seniority  
You work effectively with staff with diverse and intersectional identities and steward an organizational culture that is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion 
You lead with curiosity, empathy and compassion and possess the ability to handle sensitive DEI issues 
You are a skilled relationship builder who understands that people are at the core of JFF’s work – internally and externally  
You are resourceful and able to identify problems and drive innovation while navigating existing policies and procedures  
You hold high standards for confidentiality, place a premium on service orientation and contribute to positive and collaborative cultures and teams 

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at JFF:  

JFF is committed to sustaining a diverse community with a work environment that is welcoming, respectful, and encouraging to all. JFF fosters a culture of inclusion that celebrates and cultivates diversity along multiple dimensions, including race, ethnicity, sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, national origin, socioeconomic status, religion, ability, culture, and experience.  


We pride ourselves in promoting diversity, equity & inclusion by developing sustainable opportunities for individuals who have dealt with multiple barriers to personal and professional successes. As a part to our commitment to DEI, people impacted by the criminal legal system, people of color, people who identify as LGBTQ+ , and people with disabilities are highly encouraged to apply. 


To apply:  

We are accepting applications through October 14, 2022. Applications submitted by that date will be reviewed and candidates will receive updates on their candidacy by the week of October 17, 2022. 


Positions at JFF are not eligible for employer-visa sponsorship or open to F-1 student visa holders.  


All JFF employees are required to be fully up to date on their vaccinations against COVID-19, unless a medical or religious exemption has been requested and a reasonable accommodation approved.   


JFF offers a competitive salary and benefits package, commensurate with experience and skills.

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