Diversity Leader

21 Dec, 2021


Diversity Leader

National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC)
Chicago, IL


The National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC) promotes the professional interests of genetic counselors and provides a network for professional communications. Access to continuing education opportunities, professional resources, advocacy, and the discussion of all issues relevant to human genetics and the genetic counseling profession are an integral part of belonging to the NSGC.


The Diversity Leader will provide the strategic and tactical leadership for all Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (JEDI) related matters in support of NSGC’s strategic plan. The [Diversity Leader] leads development of new programs and is the primary representative for the organization’s diversity and inclusion initiatives within the organization and community. A key area of focus for strategic development will be enhancing JEDI while creating a safe/brave environment where everyone can express their viewpoints.



  • Develop long-term plan, programs, processes, and metrics to drive JEDI in service of our mission
  • Develop an equity and inclusion transformative strategy aligned with the organization’s multi-year strategic plan.
  • Enhance engagement in JEDI across the enterprise.
  • Leverage methods, metrics, and benchmarks for measuring progress and continuously improving our efforts.
  • Create learning and development experiences to grow membership who model and drive inclusive behaviors. Create and grow meaningful events and activations that encourage, connect, and inspire members and staff to embrace JEDI.
  • Assess member and staff needs related to diversity and inclusive excellence.
  • Develop and lead a sustainable process to implement and continuously assess and adapt the organization’s goals related to JEDI excellence.
  • Responsible for operationalizing JEDI and establishing shared accountability across the organization.
  • Ensure all organization programs and services comply with relevant state and federal laws, state regulations, and organization policies as they relate to diversity and inclusion.
  • Understand and leverage, when appropriate, diversity resources available across the broader landscape.
  • Regularly review and analyze best practices pertaining to equity and inclusion both in and outside of healthcare sector. Serve as an expert and a resource for the organization and board of directors.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Ability to build consensus, formulate and implement organizational change.
  • Strong understanding of concepts and metrics related to JEDI, cultural competence, and bias with the adjacent training and education.
  • Must be comfortable and knowledgeable regarding JEDI data collection and analysis; can use available data and investment to inform decisions and strategy recommendations and execution.
  • Knowledge of best practices and innovative trends in the marketplace; ability to challenge accepted wisdom.
  • Ability to perform complex tasks seamlessly, often switching between high-level strategy and helping with supporting tasks as needed to achieve success.
  • Insightful global and cultural awareness with proven track record of leading company-wide initiatives with wide range of stakeholders.
  • Experience in employing effective problem solving and leadership skills to bring about transformational change.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, through written as well as interpersonal and group communication skills, at all levels.
  • Experienced-based knowledge of federal, state, and local laws, regulations and guidelines related to affirmative action and civil rights enforcement.


Qualifications, Experience, & Education:

  • 2+ years developing and implementing justice, equity, diversity and inclusion programs.
  • Bachelor’s required. Master’s degree preferred.
  • Association, Nonprofit, or Government experience is a plus.
  • Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality and professionalism in working with sensitive and personal information.


Where Do You Fit?

Whether you are just beginning your career or are a mid- or senior-level professional, working at SmithBucklin will offer you countless opportunities to develop transferrable skills, acquire meaningful knowledge and gain rich experiences at an accelerated pace. By working collaboratively with smart, ambitious, multi-talented, genuine and hardworking colleagues, you will build meaningful, deep and enduring relationships that will serve you well throughout your career, regardless of your chosen path. In addition, as a 100 percent employee-owned company, SmithBucklin offers all of our people – regardless of position or compensation – an equal chance to experience the fulfillment and reap the benefits of ownership. As owners, our employees control the destiny of SmithBucklin and are unified in the goal of building a great, enduring company.

Equal Employment Opportunity

At SmithBucklin, Equal Employment Opportunity is our commitment and goal. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, gender, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, marital status or any other protected status designated by federal, state or local law. Applicants are encouraged to confidentially self-identify when applying. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a reference and background investigation based on position.

This job description is designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties and responsibilities required of employees assigned to this job.


NSGC is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, religion, gender, age, sexuality, or gender identification. NSGC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Job posted: 2021-12-21