At the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation we believe that representation, fairness and belonging create an environment where everyone can be themselves, contribute their ideas and do their best work. We’ve been on a journey to evolve our culture since our CEO, Sue Desmond-Hellmann made it a priority in early 2016. This process has been both leader-led and peer to peer, and more than halfway through the three-year effort, there are numerous signs of progress. We seek an internal Consultant, DEI and Team Effectiveness to partner with us on the exciting journey ahead.
People and Organization Potential Vision
We believe that energized people, collaborating across diverse networks, fueled by great leadership in an inclusive and empowering environment, will achieve our audacious goals.
The Consultant for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) and Team Effectiveness is a member of the People and Organization Potential Team in Human Resources.
The Consultant blends their expertise in DEI, team and leadership effectiveness to help create an environment in which our employees can do their best work and ultimately drive effective outcomes defined by our strategies. The Consultant models the foundation’s four agreements: Show Respect, Offer Trust, Be Transparent, and Create Energy as well as our Leadership Principles of Nurture People and Build Great Teams, Model Courageous Inquiry & Intellectual Integrity, and Prioritize Collective Success.
Specific responsibilities include:
Lead and co-lead team effectiveness engagements including diagnosis, design, intervention, and evaluation with a focus on DEI
Coach senior leaders and leadership teams
Provide DEI, Leadership, and Organization Effectiveness consulting to foundation leaders, teams, and HR Business Partners.
Mentor colleagues within the HR team on specific areas of DEI growth and development, within a global workforce
Manage projects of significant size and complexity
Design and facilitate learning events/ solutions
Lead regional engagement strategies
Manage vendor relationships
Previous experience leading DEI team engagements with senior leaders and teams, including human resource business partners
Superior group facilitation and team intervention skills, with superior skills at leading potentially challenging conversations with respect, candor, and diplomacy
Experienced consultant and program manager
Ability to manage ambiguity, risk, and changing direction of projects and strategies
Excellent problem-solving, critical thinking and analytical skills
A demonstrated systems-thinker who can effectively see horizontally across an organization to broadly understand decision implications
Work independently with minimal guidance
Highly effective written and verbal communication skills
Effectively collaborate with internal and external partners
Ability to create documents and presentations using software tools such as Word, PowerPoint and Excel
Curriculum design, or prior learning and development design experience preferred
Prior experience leading significant human resource initiatives in a globally-focused organization is required
Education and Experience
Bachelor’s degree with 11+ years of experience, or equivalent experience
As part of our standard hiring process for new employees, employment with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation will be contingent upon successful completion of a background check.
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is dedicated to the belief that all lives have equal value. We’re committed to creating a workplace where employees thrive both personally and professionally. We also believe our employees should reflect the rich diversity of the global populations we aim to serve—in race, gender, age, cultures and beliefs—and we support this diversity through all of our employment practices.
All applicants and employees who are drawn to serve the mission of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will enjoy equality of opportunity and fair treatment without regard to:
- Sexual Orientation
- Gender Identity
- Gender Expression
- National Origin
- Genetic Information
- Veteran Status
- Marital Status
- Prior Protected Activity