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14 Jan 2022

Full-Time Deputy Director of DEI & Culture

Do Good Multnomah – Posted by jconn Portland, Oregon, United States

Job Description

Studies have shown that women and POC are less likely to apply for jobs unless they meet all of the qualifications in the job description. We are seeking the best candidate for the job, and that candidate may be a person who comes from a less traditional background. We encourage you to apply even if you don’t meet every minimum qualification described or are unsure if your experience could be considered related experience.

Title:  Deputy Director of DEI & Culture

Salary:  $120,000 annually, exempt

Location: NE Portland/Montavilla neighborhood

On-site/Work from Home: This position should expect to be in the office or in the field 75% of their work time with the ability to work from home/off-site.

Schedule: Monday – Friday, some flexibility for evenings/weekends as needed.

Reports To:  Executive Director of Do Good Multnomah 


About Go Dood Multnomah:

Do Good Multnomah is a non-profit organization that partners with the community to provide supportive housing and low-barrier emergency shelter to houseless veterans in Portland, Oregon. The culture and care we strive to provide our shelter participants at Do Good Multnomah is extremely important to all of us. We emphasize relationship-building, one-on-one engagement, supportive services, and direct community participation, We believe it is essential to gain an understanding of our participants and the issues that they face. In this way, we are changing the way we serve houseless individuals in the Portland metro region.  


Our approach is simple, we offer all program participants our respect and we seek to honor their inherent dignity. While we are committed to providing participants with a safe, warm place to stay for the night, we are equally interested in forging meaningful relationships with them. These bonds allow for our staff to serve as mediators and connectors between participants and a variety of service organizations in Portland.    


Purpose of the role:

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Deputy Director of DEI & Culture is a new role serving the Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Anti-Racism (IDEA) Team, and the Human Resources team. Guided by our mission and values, the Deputy Director of DEI & Culture will function as the organization’s leader on all matters pertaining to diversity, equity and inclusion will be responsible for curating, implementing, and managing Do Good’s DEI initiatives. They will function as a core member of the Executive Team, partnering with the Board, the IDEA team, and the Human Resources team to further enhance DEI efforts that attract and retain diverse candidates. The Deputy Director of DEI & Culture will continue to cultivate an environment where individuals who have been historically underrepresented based on race/ethnicity, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, ability, or military status feel safe, included, and able to bring their full selves to each day. 

The IDEA Team is a group of diverse individuals that represent the people we serve and who seek to change, bring awareness, and create new approaches to our work through the lens of diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism.

The Human Resources team is dynamic, fast-paced and results-oriented, and plays a critical role in supporting Do Good’s vision by ensuring that our staff are supported in the same way we support our participants – with grace, dignity, and competence.

What you’ll do:

Executive Leadership

  • As a core member of the Executive team: participate in the development of Do Good Multnomah’s plans and initiatives as a strategic partner, particularly from the perspective of the impact on people.
  • Develop, oversee, and advance the organization’s equity work plan, and other initiatives that foster a culture of openness and inclusion.
  • Alongside the Director of Veterans Services, provide educational opportunities to staff and the greater community regarding Do Good’s Veteran focus and military culture.
  • Weave Veteran culture into the organization’s equity work plan, specifically acknowledging the military-specific language, culture, and traumas involved.
  • Alongside members of the organization’s Director team, drive awareness, commitment, and accountability for the employee experience and diversity, equity, and inclusion action plans across the organization.
  • Adhere to all state and federal privacy and security regulations applicable to the program, and to Do Good Multnomah’s policies and agreements regarding confidentiality, privacy, and security.


DEI/IDEA Team Management

  • Oversee and collaborate with IDEA Team to embed values of equity, diversity, and anti-racism into all organizational practices: hiring practices, promotion, training, staff & community engagement. 
  • Provide regular updates regarding Equity & Inclusion work to the Board of Directors, Executive Staff, supervisory staff, and employees during internal events and all-staff meetings.
  • Provide strategic direction for training initiatives on cultural competency, gender differences, disability, sexual harassment, building a climate of equity and inclusion, and other topics designed to increase awareness and support of equity and inclusion values, and maintain compliance with applicable laws in collaboration with stakeholders.
  • Create a workforce analysis for Do Good Multnomah and oversee compliance with Affirmative Action goals, including Affirmative Action for Protected Veterans, Equal Employment Opportunity,  and other applicable regulations.
  • Oversee EEO and Title IX investigations as a result of claims of discrimination, harassment, assault, and other complaints filed by employees with assistance from the HR department.
  • Ability to effectively interact with staff and participants with diverse ethnic backgrounds, religious views, political affiliation, cultural backgrounds, lifestyles, and sexual orientations and treat each individual with respect and dignity. 


Human Resources


  • Provide supervision to the Director of Human Resources and guide long-term goals and/or projects for the human resources team.
  • Partner with the Director of Human Resources to update and maintain all Policies & Procedures and the employee handbook.
  • Oversee the human resource information system (HRIS) and related technology to achieve strategic objectives.
  • Ensure that the organization’s employment policies such as harassment/discrimination/retaliation, disability management/interactive process/reasonable accommodation are created, updated, and administered consistently, support effective management of the people resources of the Company, and are compliant with state and federal regulatory requirements and laws.
  • Ensure investigatory process, notification, reporting, and documentation that complies with Federal regulations and statutes.

Valuable experiences and skills you’ll bring to Do Good Multnomah:

  • Diversity, equity, and inclusion best practices
  • Strategic leadership and managerial principles
  • Program management and development principles
  • Strong project management skills
  • Training methods and best practices
  • Conflict resolution and mediation methods
  • Cross-cultural competency
  • Managing change and sensitive topics
  • Evaluating research to identify potential solutions, resolve problems, or provide information
  • Communicating effectively through oral and written mediums
  • Planning, analyzing, and evaluating programs and services, operational needs, and fiscal constraints
  • Public speaking and facilitation
  • Stay current on best practices and opportunities related to diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Cross-functional collaboration

Who you are:

  • Proven record of creating healthy organizations and helping drive a strong, positive culture.
  • 7-10+ years experience in DE&I-related work with Human Resource core competencies.
  • Experience working in an organization with multiple locations.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite and HRIS/Applicant Tracking Systems.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Have a deep understanding of Veteran and/or military culture.
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Human Resources, business administration, public administration, DEI,  or DEI certificate. 
  • SPHR and/or SHRM-SCP, or PHR strongly preferred.
  • 3-5 years’ direct Human Resources experience. 
  • 3+ years in a senior leadership role responsible for working directly with other senior leaders and stakeholders. 
  • Direct or lived experience with the houseless community



  • We offer low-cost medical, vision, and dental health insurance coverage through either Providence or Kaiser.
  • We offer an Employee Assistance Program at no cost to staff.
  • All staff are eligible to be enrolled in our 401k plan after 90 days.
  • All staff have access to our Do Good Gym with a professional trainer.

Required Qualifications:

  • Must be able to pass a pre-employment drug screen, TB test, and background check, if required. 
  • Provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination status or medical/religious exemption.

Work Environment & Physical Requirements:

Work pressure, disturbances of workflow, and/or irregularities in work schedules are frequent and require significant adaptation. The work environment rapidly evolves, requiring continual upgrading of skills. Work is mostly sedentary and confined to an office setting with periodic outside activity for training and intervention. Extended work hours are common.  Physical exertion includes standing during training, carrying materials and hand-outs, and flip charts. Travel to various organizational sites is expected of the position. Early morning, evening, and/or weekend work is occasionally required.

How to Apply

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Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time. Salaries: 100,000 and above.

Job expires in 33 days.

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