The Diversity and Inclusion Specialist provides serves as a primary point of contact and advocate for our direct support workforce, as well as all employees across the agency. The Diversity and Inclusion Specialist meets with employees to hear their concerns and conducts appropriate follow-up to ensure items are addressed. This position promotes retention efforts and provides support and analytics to help guide agency efforts in this area. The Diversity and Inclusion Specialist assists employees in navigating through complex employment situations, such as conflict resolution and grievance procedures, as well as provides support during inquiries and investigations. This position focuses on meeting the needs of staff through assisting in accommodation requests and explaining a wide variety of policies, procedures, and regulations.
1. Serves as the primary point of contact for direct support staff, as well as all other staff in need of human resources guidance and support. Advocates for employees by meeting with employees and addressing concerns; which may include conducting appropriate follow-up measures with relevant parties in order to provide excellence customer service and ensure a quick resolution for the employee.
2. Attends meetings and events that focus on our direct support workforce; Represents and provides voice to the direct support workforce when present at various meetings or work groups across Hope.
3. Promotes retention efforts for the agency, including meeting with exiting employees
4. Reaches out to each new hire throughout their first six months of employment to ensure connection with their supervisor and within the Agency.
5. Assists employees by providing support in formal and informal inquiries and investigations conducted by the Investigator and Human Resources department.
6. Guides and supports employees in navigating through formal conflict resolution and grievance procedures
7. Facilitates support for employees experiencing a disability who need reasonable accommodations to perform the essential duties of their job.
8. Provides support to employees by providing explanation and context for human resources policies, procedures, laws, standards, and/or employment regulations that apply to them and their unique employment situations.
- Bachelor's degree required in human resources, business, or directly related field. Experience in lieu of education may be accepted on a two for one basis in appropriate fields.
- PHR or SHRM-CP certification required within six months of hire.
- Four years of direct experience in human resources required; up to one year in a management or supervisory role permitted to meet four year requirement.
-Possesses a valid Alaska driver's license and has at least One (1) year of driving experience (may include permit time). Obtains a driving record at time of employment, annually thereafter, and as requested by management.
- Able to safely operate Agency vehicles when needed. Possesses reliable transportation and vehicle insurance when transporting support recipients or conducting Agency business.
- Meets State and Agency requirements for passing a criminal background check upon hire and as required thereafter.
- Lifts 25 pounds from a squat and kneel position on the floor.
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For additional information or assistance with application submission, please call (907) 561 5335.
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