The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) is the largest manufacturing association in the United States, representing manufacturers in every industrial sector and in all 50 states. The mission of the NAM is to be the voice for all manufacturing in the United States.
National Association of Manufacturers
Job Title: Director, Diversity and Inclusion Division: Manufacturing Institute
Reports To: VP, Strategic Engagement
FLSA Status: Exempt Level: Professional
The Director, Diversity and Inclusion, is a business stakeholder facing position and is responsible for supporting the development, growth and maintenance of the Manufacturing Institute’s diversity engagement programming. The Director will be the day-to-day manager of the Diversity and Inclusion pillar aligning to the direction of the Vice President, Strategic Engagement. Working closely with the VP, the Director develops and implements ideas to solve our workforce challenges while also being focused on executing tasks, ensuring program deliverables are aligned to the overall Institute strategy with the support and guidance of the VP, and that goals are met, while delivering a high-quality experience in partnership with the VP and the entire MI team. A successful candidate will be someone that wants to work on developing and creating content, tools and resources, and effectively executing the operational components of MI’s initiatives. You will be joining a team of entrepreneurial problem-solvers focused on implementing and executing programs and collaborations to inspire, educate and empower the manufacturing workforce of today and tomorrow.
Day to Day Responsibilities:
Work with the VP to execute and build a robust Diversity and Inclusion pillar, including developing programming, resources and growing and maintaining a network. The Director will play an essential role in helping develop, deliver, and maintain new diversity and inclusion focused workforce programs, content and offerings.
In partnership with the VP, the Director will be a POC for MI’s stakeholders on diversity and inclusion, and will manage day-to-day execution of programming, including:
Manage and execute the annual D&I Summit, including agenda development, sourcing speakers, and logistics in coordination with the operations team;
Develop and execute annual plan of D&I Roundtables, including creation and fulfillment of grant deliverables;
Engage directly with diversity leaders in manufacturing;
Develop new materials and assets, including researching, drafting and working with cross-functional teams to create externally facing products;
Develop a schedule of events to support the expansion of the program to new locations, as well as assist with the delivery of the current programming;
Create a benchmarking process to identify the best practices of diversity and inclusion as currently delivered, and provide regular reporting;
Identify effective new models of training, policies and practices and incorporating those best practices into existing programs;
o Support the D&I Advisory Committee, in coordination with the VP;
o Support new networking offerings, such as Communities of Practice, in coordination with the VP;
o Manage and execute diversity external partnerships and deliverables, in conjunction with the VP;
o Prepare and deliver public presentations on the full range of workforce activities sponsored by the Manufacturing Institute.
o Support the VP with project management and individual performance in the following areas:
SS Research and drafting of new materials, agenda, speaker guides, invitations, thank you notes, reports and other program communications;
SS Managing, planning and organizing events with relevant stakeholder groups;
SS Develop and manage project plans, project budgets, reporting schedules and formats, and development and delivery of key deliverables.
The above list of responsibilities is representative of the position and not intended to limit or preclude other responsibilities and tasks that may be associated with or added to the position.
5-7 years related work experience, including experience and interest in:
Familiarity with diversity programming
Prior association experience preferred;
Experience with continuing education credits preferred;
Experience with marketing and sales of programs preferred;
Proficiency in Word for Windows, Excel, PowerPoint, and familiarity with or ability to learn Web content management applications;
Must be well organized and self-motivated, with the ability to work well under pressure and able to manage multiple projects and an overall workload while meeting deadlines;
Ability to work in a dynamic, fast-paced environment, perform multiple tasks using various software applications
Strong editing and proofreading skills;
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
Excellent writing skills;
Comfort and proficiency in public speaking;
Team oriented and customer service focused with the ability to interact regularly with staff, executives, and other stakeholders;
Willingness to travel.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.