Vice President of Equity, Inclusion & Diversity

Colorado Coalition for the Homeless - Denver, CO3.6

The mission of the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless is to work collaboratively toward the prevention of homelessness and the creation of lasting solutions for homeless and at-risk families, children, and individuals throughout Colorado. The Coalition advocates for and provides a continuum of housing and a variety of services to improve the health, well-being, and stability of those it serves.

The Colorado Coalition for the Homeless seeks a Vice President of Equity, Inclusion & Diversity to establish and streamline CCH’s HR functions along the pillars of equity, inclusion and diversity, organization planning, employee relations, and administration and compliance. This position is responsible for building systems and creating a framework that ensures the Coalition has a culture that celebrates, develops, engages, and retains a diverse and talented workforce dedicated to the Coalition’s Mission & Philosophy of Service. This position collaborates with leadership to assess the Coalition’s employee engagement, performance management, and equity & inclusion efforts, establish relevant best practices for said disciplines, and identify corresponding initiatives and programs aligned with organizational strategy. This position is located at 720 21st St. Denver, CO 80205 and report to the Chief Human Resources Officer.

Coalition Benefits

In addition to the unique challenges and extraordinary rewards of our work, eligible Coalition employees enjoy a rich benefits package, including:

  • Health insurance coverage on the first day of employment: full-time employees contribute only 1% of their earnings for their own health coverage and no more than 4% of their earnings for coverage of eligible dependents. We’re proud to offer same- and opposite-sex domestic partner coverage;
  • Dental, vision, and flexible spending/dependent care/public transit accounts;
  • Free basic life insurance and long-term disability coverage;
  • Dollar-for-dollar retirement plan matching contributions up to 5% of earnings;
  • Extensive paid time-off, including 8 holidays, 12 days of sick leave, and three weeks of vacation for new full-time employees in their first full year.
Essential Job Functions

1. In collaboration with the Chief Human Resources Officer, plans, organizes, directs and oversees policy development, compensation, benefits, performance management, employee relations, regulatory compliance, and organizational and professional development as it relates to equity, inclusion and diversity.
2. Provides ongoing supervision to Trauma Informed-Care Coordinator to ensure coordinator follows acceptable standards, completes work in a timely and accurate manner within the CCH regulatory guidelines.
3. Advises and provides recommendations to the executive team, directors, supervisors, and employees in a comprehensive range of related matters while ensuring compliance with local, state, federal and national laws.
4. Provides leadership and vision for fostering an equitable and inclusive work environment where employees feel valued, respected and have access to opportunities.
5. Convenes the EID Council and is responsible for coordinating and implementing Council activities.
6. Attends EID conferences and ensures our compliance, policies, procedures and day-to-day operations are in alignment and current.
7. Serves as a member of the Leadership Team ensuring EID remains at the forefront of CCH’s mission, day to day practices, policies, and procedures.
8. Oversees implementation of an organization-wide performance program through the lens of EID values, providing advice and recommendations to CCH management and staff.
9. Partners with CHRO, Director of Workforce Development and Training, Talent and Recruiting Manager, Manager of HR, and the EID Council to develop and implement core competencies, core values, key performance measures, and ensure staff training of same; collaborates with leadership to integrate these competencies in employee performance management and evaluation.
10. Collaborates with others to develop and manage short and long-term strategic plans for the agency to ensure equity, diversity & inclusion; coordinates with leadership to establish relevant strategic and performance goals that are aligned with organizational, program, team, and individual performance goals.
11. Coordinates with the Director of Workforce Development and Training and others around training/staff development activities related to performance management, employee engagement related to EID.
12. Leads the development and delivery of training on core competencies for employees in culturally competent behaviors and client care. Partners with Director of Workforce Development and Training to ensure appropriate staff training options are offered; collaborate with leadership to integrate these competencies into employee performance management and evaluation.
13. Coordinates with the Talent and Recruiting Manager and others around souring and recruiting related to EID.
14. Coordinates with the Human Resources Manager and others around employee relations, employee engagement related to EID.
15. Stays current on best EID practices, research, training, and theories related to EID, employee engagement, and performance management.
16. Serves as the Human Resources ombudsman for issues related to EID, performance management and pay equity; ensure relevant issues are investigated and addressed in a timely, appropriate, and thorough manner.
17. Reports and communicates internally on a regular basis regarding EID efforts, initiatives, programs, and measures of effectiveness.
18. Represents the agency externally through speaking and training to assist in promoting an equitable community throughout the region.
19. Demonstrates understanding, commitment to, and integration of CCH’s Philosophy of Service and the values of EID and Trauma-Informed Care in carrying out all job duties.
20. Other duties as assigned.
Employee must be able to perform essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation and without posing a direct threat to safety or health of self or others. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Qualifications Summary

1. Bachelor’s degree required, master’s degree preferred.
2. Extensive experience providing strategic and operational direction in equity, diversity, and inclusion and preferred direct work in the HR function including, but not limited to recruiting, benefits, employee engagement, performance management, employee relations and pay equity.
3. Direct experience in developing, implementing or evaluating equity, diversity and inclusion programs.
4. Experience developing or partnering to develop employee performance measures.
5. Mid- to senior-level management experience; experience working in a non-profit strongly preferred.
6. Experience managing multiple projects simultaneously with an attention to both strategic and tactical details.
7. Strong people and organizational management skills, with a track record of developing strong and engaged employees and coaching others on how to motivate and inspire teams.
8. HRCI, SHRM-SCP or SHRM-CP certification preferred.
9. Formal Project management experience preferred.
10. Experience in health care, social or human services, affordable housing strongly preferred.

The Colorado Coalition for the Homeless is committed to delivering services, making employment-related decisions, selecting volunteers, and selecting vendors without regard to age over 40, race, sex, color, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, disability, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, medical condition related to pregnancy, military status, or any other applicable status protected by law.