The Equity Project, LLC is inviting applications for an Equity, Inclusion and Diversity (EID) Consultant, that will be critical to the organization’s growth and sustainability. The EID Consultant will serve in developing strategies and actions that build EID practices into all aspects of a client’s programs, operations, and culture. Collaborating with leadership, the consultant will recommend a data-oriented approach to drive decisions and measure success of EID efforts aligned with organizational long-range goals. The EID Consultant would be expected to execute deliverables such as: working collaboratively with the clients to develop organizational-wide EID assessments, facilitation and workshops.
About the Equity Project, LLC
We are a boutique consulting firm, located in Denver, Colorado. The Equity Project exists to provide comprehensive tools for businesses, local governments, nonprofits, and community organizations to explore equity in effective and transformative ways. To learn more about The Equity Project, please visit www.theequityprojectllc.com
The Equity Project’s commitment to Equity, Inclusion & Diversity is a high priority for us to foster and maintain an environment where diversity and inclusion are valued and realized to the benefit of you and the clients that we serve. We believe strongly in treating everyone fairly and value the full diversity of our colleagues, clients, partners and vendors. Inclusion is how we live our commitment to fairness and diversity. It shapes how we honor the perspectives, abilities and identities of our colleagues; how we listen to, engage and respond to our clients; and how we connect to and appreciate each other and those we serve. We define diversity as differences that influence and affect our firm, our workplace culture, and the communities and clients we engage in the following areas: race, color, ethnicity, national origin, socioeconomic status, pay and benefits, ability, military service, age, faith, gender, sexual identity, personal appearance, pregnancy, and political views.
The EID Consultant role offers a unique opportunity to be a change agent. This full-time position reports to the Chief Catalyst and works closely with other members of The Equity Project and The HR Shop staff and consultant team.
- In collaboration with the team, act as subject matter expert to clients, helping to identify the nature of specific issues they are facing and enabling client-driven solutions.
- Design and lead engagements in response to assessment findings.
- Deliver and develop training programs and workshops.
- Facilitation with clients of group discussions, thought processes and other consulting elements.
- Provide strategic thought leadership to clients and partner with consulting team to identify and resolve client challenges and thought partner with client engagement team on engagement escalations to ensure the highest levels of client service delivery and satisfaction; become personally involved where necessary to mitigate risk and provide technical expertise.
- Oversee the consulting process and/or strategic direction of a project in one or more DEI disciplines. Provide subject matter expertise to Consulting Teams and externally to clients.
- Support project planning to ensure that strategic recommendations are implemented smoothly.
- Partner with other Equity Project subject matter experts to coordinate multi-disciplinary client engagements to align objective and strategy.
- Establish trusting relationships with key stakeholders for new and existing clients.
Subject Matter Expertise and Thought Leadership
- Actively listen to gain understanding of clients’ changing business and operational needs in order to identify opportunities to deepen the client engagement.
- Collaborate with consulting leadership to upsell and cross-sell client service solutions to ensure achievement of existing client objectives and Equity Project revenue goals.
- Develop and deliver public speaking opportunities in specific subject matter expertise which aligns with Equity Project’s marketing and business development strategies including client roundtables and Equity Project sponsored events and webinars
- Facilitation. Meeting and Committee Facilitation. Workshop development and facilitation.
- Coach Leaders. Provide executive and leadership coaching to individuals on inclusive management tools and practices.
Given the nature of the work The Equity Project, LLC takes on and the demands associated with remote and social-distanced working models, the EID Consultant will need to be a nimble and creative leader with the emotional intelligence, compassion, patience, sense of humor, and interpersonal communication skills to test new ways of working. The ideal candidate for this position must have:
- Bachelor’s degree with five+ years of experience as a DEI practitioner with demonstrated expertise in principles and practices of DEI and systems thinking, as well as proven people and team management experience.
- Demonstrated track record of success in partnering across organizational functions and teams to develop and manage DEI strategies and programs that support engagement and advancement of organizational goals.
- Demonstrated track record of taking initiative, leading large complex projects, working in a fast-paced environment and handling multiple and changing priorities simultaneously.
- Proven expertise partnering with executive leaders to position DEI as both a business partner and thought leader.
- Outcomes-driven experience in developing, implementing and executing DEI organizational change management in alignment with organizational objectives, external environmental changes and changing business models.
- Demonstrated in-person and virtual facilitation and learning design skills specifically in the area of DEI.
- Strong skills in data gathering, data analysis, and interpretation of results.
- Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills including ability to communicate orally, write effectively, and present effectively and concisely to a wide variety of audiences including senior leadership, staff, Boards of directors and potential client organizations.
- Adept at collaborating with and leading diverse internal teams and client engagements.
- Outstanding client service orientation to include a demonstrated understanding of the social impact sector.
- Proven, disciplined project management skills.
- Demonstrated proficiency with all Microsoft office applications.
- Able to design and facilitate small and large workshops and events, webinars, and digital convenings.
- Experience designing content for stakeholder engagement such as webinars, newsletters, conferences, white papers, blogs, keynotes, panel sessions, journals, etc.
- Experience in research, policy advocacy, professional services, or a related field.
- Advanced interpersonal and public communication skills with a growing skillset in strategies to build internal community and culture through virtual communication platforms.
- Excellent conflict resolution skills and comfortable engaging in courageous conversations about equity, anti-racism, and racial accountability.
Exceptional candidates for this position may also possess some or all of the following qualifications:
- Experience partnering closely with organizational leadership on strategy, design, and operational oversight of a small to the medium-sized organization;
- Experience creating onboarding and training plans, curating professional development opportunities for colleagues, and coaching team members on best practices in in-person and digital group facilitation.
- Qualitative research expertise including, but not limited to designing data collection strategies, analyzing data, and drafting reports and subsequent material on the findings; and experience contributing to business development and cultivating a portfolio of new and existing relationships to drive revenue.