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Requisition Number 19-0035
Post Date 12/11/2019
Title Director, Diversity and Inclusion (D&I)
City Washington
State DC
Description Purpose of Position
The Director, Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) leads and expands AGU program efforts towards achieving AGU’s vision of being recognized as a model organization for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. Reporting to the AGU Vice President for Ethics, Diversity and Inclusion, the Director will be responsible for leadership, strategic direction and management for the suite of AGU Diversity, Equity and Inclusion programming. This position carries responsibilities for assuring proactive execution against that strategic plan, including extending the leadership of the AGU Ethics and Equity Center, and coordination with closely related AGU Talent Pool programming and AGU Ethics programming. The incumbent will also help secure and execute against several major external funding opportunities.
Essential Job Duties
■ Leads and assures successful implementation of strategic initiatives outlined by the AGU D&I Strategic Plan.
■ Works with AGU volunteer leaders and staff to develop and oversee the implementation of D&I related programs and events, including conferences, symposia, workshops, and targeted student activities, with special emphasis on AGU Fall meeting DE&I educational activities.
■ Serves as a proactive AGU ambassador and help target and draft grant proposals for potential external funding opportunities.
■ Serves as PI or co-PI and assure successful execution on successfully funded proposals.
■ Oversees and assures successful content development and engagement for AGU Ethics and Equity Center.
■ Leads the planning and execution of Safe AGU programming at AGU Fall meeting and other AGU ethics-related activities to meet member needs.
■ Proactively develops and maintains relationships with other scientific societies and associations in order to share leading DE&I practices into and out from AGU.
■ Assists VP, Ethics, Diversity & Inclusion with special projects to advance AGU strategic objectives, and represent current and future strategies for AGU's D&I related programs at special events, required committee meetings, and other programs as requested.
■ Other duties as assigned.
Essential Values
■ Accountability: Own it – Takes personal responsibility for the things that go right and the things that go wrong.
■ Excellence: Give your all – Develops and implements systems, processes and approaches that continually anticipate and exceed the expectations of AGU customers. – Projects, communicates, and inspires a positive understanding of and support for the AGU mission and strategic plan.
■ Integrity: Do the right thing – Acts in an ethical manner in words, deeds and actions; demonstrates commitment and care to colleagues, members and customers.
■ Member & Customer Service: Members & Customers first – When problems do arise, takes responsibility to make things right.
■ Respect: Earn it and give it – Creates and encourages a learning environment among departmental staff. – Empowers staff to make decisions consistent with their level of authority. – Demonstrates fairness and respect working with diverse cultures and personalities.
■ Teamwork: Together everyone achieves more – Establishes, promotes, and facilitates a team oriented environment focused on continuous improvement. – Seeks and maintains strong interdepartmental interactions, both formal and informal and ensures the actions of the overseen departments actively support the strategies and activities of other departments and AGU overall.
■ Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate easily and effectively with scientists and researchers, AGU staff and high-level officials in both public and private settings.
■ Strong organizational skills, as well as attention to detail and ability to manage complexity.
■ Established track-record as positive collaborator within the organization, working with volunteer leaders, and in working with senior level external partners a must.
■ Strong knowledge of measuring work performance and implementing improvement strategies to achieve greater success.
■ Confidence and motivation to operate with independence and to take part in senior leadership efforts as needed.
■ Ability to multitask under pressing deadlines.
■ Ability to establish relationships with members of the press, public information officers and senior officials at partner organizations and institutions and scientists.
■ Proficiency with Microsoft suite of products, including Excel and Word, as well as Adobe Creative Suite.
■ Must be capable of exercising highest level of discretion on both internal and external confidential matters and conducting himself / herself with sensitivity to both political and personnel issues.
■ 10+ years with Master’s degree; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
■ Background in non-profit organizations and scientific ethics, with diversity and inclusion leading practices strongly preferred.
■ Experience successfully designing and executing public workshops, and scientific forums strongly preferred.
■ Program management knowledge and expertise strongly preferred.
■ Experience supervising, leading, mentoring, and developing others strongly preferred.
■ Fundraising success and grant writing experience strongly preferred.
■ Experience representing science organization programs in a variety of public and internal forums preferred

About AGU
The American Geophysical Union (AGU) is an international nonprofit scientific association with 60,000 members in 137 countries. The organization was established in 1919 by the National Research Council and operated as an unincorporated affiliate of the National Academy of Sciences for more than 50 years before becoming independently incorporated in 1972. AGU galvanizes a community of Earth and space AGU galvanizes a community of Earth and space scientists to come together in advancing and communicating science for a sustainable future. Our purpose is to promote discovery in Earth and space science for the benefit of humanity. We do so by holding true to a set of guiding core values.
The Director, Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) position is key in assisting AGU to promote discovery in Earth and Space science for the benefit of humanity by being strategic in focus. As a valued member of the AGU team, the Director, D&I will be responsible for strategic guidance and implementation of diversity and inclusion best practices that facilitate inclusivity and increase engagement among AGU’s member scientists, staff, and key external audiences.

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