Chief Diversity & Social Impact Officer
Chief Diversity & Social Impact Officer
Port of Portland
Job Location: Hybrid remote and in-office at Port of Portland headquarters
Compensation: Salary range of $200,000-240,000
Motus Recruiting and Staffing is proud to partner with the Port of Portland in its executive search for a Chief Diversity & Social Impact Officer.
ABOUT PORT OF PORTLAND:
At the Port, we connect people and passengers with the world, drive economic growth, bringing people, product, and places together to improve our region’s quality of life. We are committed to providing a safe, respectful space that allows everyone to thrive and contribute a wide range of backgrounds, skills, and abilities to the organization.
OVERVIEW OF CHIEF DIVERSITY & SOCIAL IMPACT OFFICER ROLE:
Reporting to the Port’s Executive Director, the Chief Diversity & Social Impact Officer leads the Shared Prosperity Office (SPO) in advancing shared prosperity action and accountability of the Port’s shared prosperity mission and vision. The Chief Diversity & Social Impact Officer will co-create conditions in which all people can participate and prosper, connecting that work to the communities we serve; manage a multi-disciplinary team to execute policies, program and processes that build shared prosperity; and ensure transparent and inclusive community engagement practices.
We believe diversity of thought can enhance the quality of any work environment. We are looking for applicants to bring their knowledge, lived experiences, and cultural background and can convey a personal perspective and unique outlook to this role. The successful candidate will have a strong sense of team, commitment, collaboration, and will embrace the value of providing excellent customer service. This person will share our deep commitment to diversity and inclusion and will help advance practices, strategies, and behaviors that promote equitable outcomes for all.
The Chief Diversity & Social Impact Officer promotes employee relations for the Port of Portland by contributing to the organization’s success by demonstrating Port values while leading the following objectives:
1. Use systems thinking to address racial, structural, institutional, and systemic inequities at the Port and develop staff cultural competence. This includes, but is not limited to, diagnosing opportunities and, in partnership with others, developing cohesive strategies, tools, processes, and programs that advance equity; coaching, guiding, and consulting with internal stakeholders and their staff in their work in bringing shared prosperity to the region; and communicating the vision for shared prosperity so that all employees see their roles and responsibilities in this work.
2. Create mutually beneficial and meaningful partnerships with the communities we seek to center. This includes, but is not limited to, elevating the identity and transparency of Port operations to communities statewide, establishing and expanding meaningful ongoing reciprocal engagement in underserved communities, and identifying community investment opportunities that support the Port’s shared prosperity vision.
3. Intentionally increase opportunities for employees to thrive, succeed, and bring their’ best selves to their work. This includes, but is not limited to, partnering with Port staff on constructing equitable strategies and policy change that increase workforce diversity at all levels in the organization through recruitment, promotions, and retention; developing an environment of engagement, mutual understanding, and transparency around employee resource groups; and cultivating a trauma informed culture of inclusive leadership and psychological safety.
4. Apply results-based accountability (RBA) model and equity lens tools Port-wide. This includes but is not limited to promoting and ensuring organization-wide accountability for shared prosperity, prioritizing outcomes using data to measure impact and Port performance, and ensuring investments align with the Port’s strategic outcomes.
5. Lead the shared prosperity office team in a collaborative manner that empowers and unlocks their potential. Develop, administer, and oversee department budget; make recommendations and forecast resources needed to advance shared prosperity impacts and objectives. Represent the Port on external committees and drive partnerships that center our communities in our work.
Salary Range for Chief Diversity & Social Impact Officer: $200,000-240,000
ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES FOR CHIEF DIVERSITY & SOCIAL IMPACT OFFICER:
· Demonstrated skills in engagement in diverse communities; serve as a convener, coalition builder, thought partner and leader, capacity builder and trusted advisor; cultivate inclusive leadership; develop an environment of engagement and trust; create high-performing teams through equitable practices; experience in employing trauma-informed principles and practices; encourage continuous learning through internal and external feedback; promoting safety as a guiding principle and a regular practice in accomplishing work; show the utmost respect for others and is a proven team player.
· Ability to successfully drive change in highly complex organizations; be a strategic conceptual and innovative thinker; develop tangible goals with measurable outcomes; effectively communicate with diverse work groups; unify disparate pieces of work; exercise discretion and sound judgment and apply cultural sensitivity in interactions with a diverse range of stakeholders; and demonstrate commitment to valuing differences among individuals and passion for being inclusive.
· Working knowledge of environmental and restorative justice, intersectionality, targeted universalism, results-based accountability.
· Advanced knowledge in using system thinking to advance equity in complex structures including change leadership, policy development, and philanthropic partnerships.
· Bachelor’s degree in human resources, business, the social sciences, or related field. Master’s degree is a plus.
· Ten years’ experience engaged in diversity, equity, and inclusion work in for-profit and non-profit workspaces (required).
· Mediation and other dispute resolution systems and techniques experience.
· PHR/SPHR and HR related certifications a plus.
SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
· Excellent management, human relations, negotiation, communication, coaching, and group presentation skills.
· Develop and maintain collaborative working relationships in a consulting environment.
· Mediation, conflict resolution, and other dispute resolution systems and techniques experience. Demonstrated leadership, judgment, and industry competence. Strong written and verbal communications and presentation skills.
· Demonstrate the Port's commitment to valuing diversity, equity, and inclusion.
· Diversity and Inclusion: At the Port, we don't just accept difference; we value and support it to create a culture of inclusiveness and fun. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.
· EEO/Affirmative Action Policy Statement: The Port of Portland is dedicated to maintaining and improving a work environment, which extends equal opportunity to all individuals, regardless of their race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, marital status, veteran status, disability, or sexual orientation. Employment decisions shall be made in such a manner as to further the principle of equal employment opportunity and to comply with state, federal, and local laws. We affirm through this policy statement our continuing commitment to the principles of nondiscrimination and affirmative action.
· Veterans Preference: Under Oregon law, qualified veterans may be eligible for veterans’ preference when applying for Port of Portland positions. If you are a veteran and would like to be considered for a veterans’ preference for this job, please provide the qualifying documents as instructed during the application process.
· Background Checks and Drug Testing: The Port of Portland will conduct background checks and/or drug tests for positions where such tests are required by regulation and for other highly sensitive positions.
· ADA Accommodation: Accommodations will be considered for applicants or candidates with a qualifying disability that prevents them from participating in this process. Accommodations will be made where the Port can reasonably do so without imposing undue hardship on the business or compromising the integrity of the recruitment process.
About Motus Recruiting and Staffing, Inc.
Founded in 2006, Motus is an award-winning recruiting and staffing firm in the Pacific Northwest, specializing in professional services and technology solutions. We are a group of people who not only recognize the importance of representation, but actively fight for diversity, equity, and inclusion in the recruitment process. Our goal is to educate organizations on the importance of DEI when hiring, promoting, and supporting diverse employees. We are calling organizations to demonstrate their commitment to DEI by being intentional about who they hire.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status.