DEI Business Partner
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Who We Are
The National Geographic Society uses the power of science, exploration, education and storytelling to illuminate and protect the wonder of our world
Our mission is only complete when our staff, explorers, educators, youth and partners are seen, valued, and heard. We embrace each person’s identity, experiences, and abilities, and we commit to cultivating an environment where everyone benefits from opportunity, mutual respect and a sense of belonging.
We are committed to cultivating an environment that promotes diversity, equity and inclusion for our staff, explorers and educators and partners.
How You’ll Contribute
Reporting to the Chief Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Officer, the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Business Partner will serve as the organization’s DEI thought partner and advisor for their clients. In this role, you will work in tandem with our CDEIO to serve as a trusted advisor, partner and team member supporting the vision and strategy for DEI within National Geographic, while also cultivating and championing a diverse, equitable and inclusive experience for the National Geographic Society’s (NGS) constituencies.
The successful candidate will have strong leadership and interpersonal skills, as well as experience advising clients and external stakeholders to ensure that DEI principles are front and center in the design of departmental strategies and initiatives. Please note: We encourage you to apply even if your experience is not a 100% match with the position. We are looking for someone with relevant skills and experience, not a checklist that exactly matches the job description. We want to help you grow and in return, you help us grow into a stronger, more inclusive organization.
Strategy Development & Execution (25%)
- In partnership with the CDEIO and other DEI team members, co-develop and execute a strategy for effective engagement of staff, departments, and external stakeholders across the Society on topics of diversity, equity, and inclusion
- In partnership with the CDEIO and other members of the Society DEI team and Society thought partners, collaborate on the development of cohesive and Society-wide strategies on DEI-related topics such as training strategies and capacity development
Client Management, Thought Leadership, & Training (50%)
- Provide experience, thought leadership, advice, coaching solutions, training opportunities, facilitation, and consultation to internal clients to ensure organization-wide strategies and commitments to DEI are implemented and executed
- Stay up to date on best practices related to DEI
Collaboration and Outreach (25%)
- Partner with colleagues across HR functions to improve clients’ environment and ensure effective execution of the Society’s HR-relevant DEI strategies
- Partner with the Society’s DEI team to identify and analyze the Society’s diversity data and trends
- Partner with internal and external collaborators and stakeholders as appropriate to ensure organizational decision-making aligns with the Society’s DEI Guiding Principles
- As appropriate, work with the Society’s DEI team to provide training opportunities and lead DEI-programming efforts across the organization
What You’ll Bring
Bachelor's degree required, or relevant experience
Minimum Years and Type of Experience
- 10+ years of experience in advising and counseling clients on topics of culture and people
- Demonstrated knowledge about DEI and a commitment to creating diverse, inclusive and equitable staff engagement opportunities and events
- Experience with nonprofit organizations a plus
Necessary Knowledge and Skills
- Experience with working in DEI, talent management, and/or learning and training development
- Experience designing and leading DEI-related trainings and educational programming
- Experience co-designing a programmatic strategy and executing against it
- Strong knowledge of best practices and trends in the DEI and employee spaces
- Demonstrated ability to work as a self-starter and ability to prioritize and work in a complex organizational structure
- Excellent written and oral communications skills
- The ability to lead with empathy and guide others through change
- The ability to build trust and relationships with staff at all levels of the organization, including the senior leadership team
- Experience applying a global lens to DEI principles, or experience working with international organizations
No direct reports
Hybrid - This position has been designated Hybrid, meaning your position will be performed from NGS Base Camp three fixed days a week (Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday) and can be performed remotely for two fixed days a week (Monday and Friday).We encourage you to apply even if your experience is not a 100% match with the position. We are looking for someone with relevant skills and experience, not a checklist that exactly matches the job description. We want to help you grow and in return, you help us grow into a stronger, more inclusive organization.
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The National Geographic Society uses the power of science, exploration, education and storytelling to illuminate and protect the wonder of our world.