Senior Consultant of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Location: Aurora, Colorado
Type: Full Time
Salary: $73,000.00 - $116,000.00
Accountable Care Organization (ACO)
Health Care System
Internal Number: 248
Under the guidance of the Vice President of DEI the Senior Consultant of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion is responsible for providing thought leadership, expertise, coaching, consulting, and advising of DEI initiatives, program, policy, systematic change, best practices and functional integration alignment for DEI and other projects as assigned. The Senior Consultant provides effective engagement with internal and external stakeholders aligned with DEI pillars. They are responsible for developing and implementing strategies, initiatives, and transformative innovations that set the tone and ensures that the best-in-class practices are in place to build a more equitable and inclusive culture that values diverse perspectives, lived experiences and fosters as sense of belonging for all stakeholders.
This position will primarily focus on building a Behavioral Health Talent Pipeline.
Implements strategic plans related to DEI vision, mission, tactics, and metrics.
Works consultatively with leaders and teams across the organization to make operational decisions that advance company DEI strategies and goals and collaborates to deliver on company-wide deliverables/requirements in alignment with company KPI’s and key Metrics.
Consults with functional Executive Leadership and key internal partners regarding opportunities to improve and advance diversity, equity and inclusion.
Develops and implements customized innovations that are centric and congruent with the DEI strategic framework on behalf of internal and external stakeholders, that is in alignment with the company’s mission, vision, and core values.
Keeps up to date on current DEI trends and best practices, legislative policy, social issues, changing population demographics and state healthcare regulations.
Provides leadership regarding internal team focus areas that may include communication, branding, affinity groups, change management, cultural awareness and leadership advocacy.
Serves as a resources by COA teammates at all levels regarding consulting and advising on conflict resolution and team building within the DEI structure.
Coaches, coordinates and mentors organizational change efforts to promote, implement and support diversity, equity, and inclusion throughout the seven pillars of DEI.
Serves as a DEI strategic business partner, advisor and consultant with access to all levels of leadership, employees, and HR by identifying/understanding root causes, building and executing on process and system equity related solutions and flexing to meet leaders and staff where they are in order to help them take action via a DEI lens.
Works closely with leadership, internal stakeholders, and Human Resources to better understand the needs of the company and the implications regarding an ever-changing diverse workforce.
In collaboration with Provider Relations, Member Affairs and Community Engagement departments; establishes and maintains relationships with local community organizations to strengthen COA’s connection, support, and collaboration. Consults with department leaders and staff to support strong ties to underrepresented groups.
Translates external and internal trends into innovative and creative practices for DEI initiatives.
Acts as consultant and advisor on DEI Initiatives that impact the work within the organization.
Builds and facilitates data-driven, high-impact resources in a variety of formats across multiple audiences to enable all levels of employees to support and further DEI objectives.
Collaborates with key partners on the creation and development of internal trainings on key concepts of equity, allyship, inclusion, and diversity.
May design and facilitate DEI related training and education in partnership with learning and development.
Leads and manages DEI internal work as assigned which may include: communication, dashboard and community engagements.
*Due to the pandemic, our employees are temporarily working at home. We require our workforce to reside in Colorado and telecommute, which may require you to come into the office as we serve our local communities.
COMPENSATION & BENEFITS:
Compensation: $73,000.00 to $116,000.00 annually. Pay rate/salary to be commensurate with experience.
Benefits: In addition to being part of a mission driven organization that serves our community, eligible Colorado Access employees receive a generous benefits package, including:
Medical, Dental, & Vision starting the 1st day of the month following start date.
Supplemental insurance such as critical illness and accidental injury.
Healthcare and Dependent care flexible spending account options.
Employer Paid Basic Life Insurance and AD&D (employee, spouse and dependent).
Short-term and Long-term Disability Coverage.
Voluntary Life Insurance (employee, spouse, dependent).
Paid Time Off
Tuition Reimbursement (based on eligibility).
Annual bonus program (based on eligibility, requirements and performance).
Education: Bachelor’s degree in human services, nonprofit, healthcare, business administration, human resources/organizational development, healthcare administration or related field. Equivalent combination of experience and/or education may substitute with a preference for 5-7 years progressive relevant work experience.
Experience: Minimum of five years’ experience as a DEI practitioner, organizational consultant, or related human resource experience, particularly in curating inclusion and diversity programs, solutions, and initiatives. Program development, operations, leadership, and project management experience is preferred.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Strong working knowledge of the healthcare system and managed care principles. Strong analytical skills and ability to translate metrics, research, and trends into strategy. Skilled at data analysis and data mining with ability to present findings and conclusions at all levels. Demonstrates support for the company’s mission, vision and values. Business planning, change management, program design/evaluation skills required. Position requires excellent written and verbal communication skills with strong interpersonal skills. Ability to initiate and drive change and demonstrates results-driven approach. Strong organizational and time management skills with demonstrated process and project management expertise. Must be a team player. Proficient in Microsoft office applications (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint). May be required to manage multiple priorities and projects with tight deadlines.
Licenses/Certifications: . A certification in DEI related field is preferred. A valid driver's license and proof of current auto insurance will be required for any position requiring driving.
Colorado Access is a local, nonprofit health plan that serves more than one million members. We have been on a mission since 1994 to partner with communities and empower people through access to quality, affordable care. Our focus is driving improvements in quality, member experience, outcomes, and cost. We care for individuals, families, and children who receive health care under Child Health Plan Plus (CHP+) and Health First Colorado (Colorado's Medicaid Program).