We are looking for a Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer to champion diversity, equity, and inclusion at Women in Voice throughout our work.
Location: Remote, 2-4 hours overlapping with 8am-5pm PDT
A CDIO is tasked with leading the WiV organization and being accountable for all things related to equity, diversity, and inclusion. The CDIO is a strategic leader, thought partner, and implementer who will connect the dots between diversity and inclusion efforts across the organization. The CDIO will develop a comprehensive organization-wide strategic diversity and inclusion plan; develop training programs; review and assess the impact and effectiveness of diversity and inclusion programs; and serve as a leader in the organization. Copy modified from Diversity Social 2021.
- Intersectional Feminism: Set concrete strategy for the ways to foster inclusion initiatives and increment diversity in voice (in our org and in the voice tech field).
- Mission: Ensure global and chapter activities are in line with the WiV Mission and values.
- Strategic Plan: Review the previous strategic initiatives drafted and create an actionable strategic plan centered specifically around diversity, equity, and inclusion.
- Initiatives: Prioritize the funnel of initiatives with the C-Level. Foster inclusion and diversity initiatives.
- Meetings: Lead and set up bi-annual meetings.
- Ownership: Take charge of reports and initiatives.
- Team: Recruits the diversity team (Diversity Strategy Leads). Delegating to the Diversity Strategy Leads.
- Workshops: Leads workshops and training with other companies and organizations.
- Across the Org: Collaborate with the diversity team to foster inclusion and diversity initiatives across the organization.
- Ideation: Bring ideas of initiatives and problems into the diversity funnel.
- Listen: Listen to others and research topics to understand problems.
- Data and Research: Create forms to gather data in order to extract insights. Review hiring practices and conflict resolution work.
- Solutions and Prototyping: In some cases, being creative to create a prototype and validate possible solutions to the problem identified.
- Content: Work with other teams (social media, website team, etc.,) to inform them about the initiatives or results.
- Software: Recommend software and tools to improve accessibility within the organization and live & virtual environments
- Growth and Organizing: Create and maintain structures to help foster the further organizational development of Women in Voice.
- Communication: Ensure meaningful measures of organization and communication across chapters. and between different groups within WiV global. Retain and reinforce the connection between chapters.
- Teamwork: Work closely with the CEO, Director of Chapters, Director of Content Workgroups, Director of Events, Board of Directors, and Advisory board.
- Voice: Has some professional background in voice and leadership roles.
- Communication: Strong communication skills, fluent in (written and spoken) English.
- Work Style: Works well both independently and in collaboration.
- Heart: Has ample amounts of compassion, passion, and vision.
- We vs I: Values community and relationships over awards, prizes, boasting, and ego-centric behaviors exclusively.
- Empathy and Ambition: High level of empathy and the ambition to mediate across cultures.
- Decorum: Follows the WiV Code of Conduct.
- Email Skills: Email savvy. Crafting emails is a breeze.
- Familiarity with task management systems: Keeping organizational structure across multiple projects/delegation and engagement with managing multiple cross-discipline projects at scale.
- Crossfield knowledge: Being able to understand the different needs of workgroups and their goals requires a vocabulary of understanding domain-specific language (whether it’s fundraising, VC, Research, or Social media). While it’s not necessary to be an expert in everything, being able to ask the right questions is important!
- Big picture and detail-oriented. Management and Relationship Savvy: Navigates, facilitates, and reinforces social work relationships.
- Documentation: Keep up to date with required organizational documentation and enable workgroups to document their own processes.
Women in Voice is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, reproductive health decisions, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, genetic information, political views or activity, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. We also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable federal, state and local law.
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