Inclusion, Diversity, Access, and Equity Manager

Arlington, VA

The Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) is seeking a DEI Manager to plan and oversee the continual progression of diversity and equity programs and policies.  This new position requires a deep and practiced understanding and awareness of diversity and inclusion issues and best practices in a professional work environment.

IDSA is a community of over 12,000 physicians, scientists and public health experts who specialize in infectious diseases. Our mission is to improve the health of individuals, communities, and society by promoting excellence in patient care, education, research, public health, and prevention relating to infectious diseases.

The Society is a great place to work!  IDSA has a highly competitive total compensation package, offers flexible work and telework arrangements and our organizational culture is highly rated by staff.  Our new office is located two blocks from the metro and has a free gym onsite.

We are committed to the principles of inclusion, diversity, access, and equity. We’ve experienced tremendous growth over the past several years and are excited to post this newly-created position. If you have the ability and desire to collaborate with our team to develop and adopt new concepts with the goal of delivering progressive IDA&E strategies while leading the diversity journey, we are excited to receive your application.

Position Overview

Develop and implement initiatives to expand and support a multi-year roadmap of strategic IDA&E priorities.  Collaborate across the organization and with IDSA members to build an inclusive environment while providing guidance, support and resources to promote accountability and awareness around diversity and equity.

 Essential Responsibilities

  • Manage implementation of multi-year roadmap and strategies and ensure short- and mid-range objectives are met; collaborate with stakeholders across the organization to secure integration of inclusion, diversity, equity, and access principles; contribute to the planning and execution of long-range goals
  • Assess organizational practices; research best practices to establish sound and innovative processes, policies, and programs to include learning opportunities and forums relating to DEI principles and cultural proficiencies to deepen staff knowledge and have their voice heard, and processes that support retention, engagement and development for underrepresented groups
  • Plan, develop, and implement communication with staff and members that includes practical and actionable tools and resources for increasing workplace diversity and inclusion
  • Provide support for Inclusion, Diversity, Access, & Equity Committee efforts, to include meeting agendas, back-up materials and documentation, follow-up on action items to ensure timely progress                     
  • Foster and maintain relationships for collaboration on IDA&E initiatives across industry partner groups; ensure appropriate and timely internal and member-facing messaging, infographics, and communication 
  • Lead planning efforts to advance staff-facing IDA&E projects through all phases (including health equity and workforce-related efforts)
  • Implement and monitor an efficient system to track metrics and measurements for progress against established priorities and goals                  

 Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in a business field or equivalent related experience
  • 2 years of experience managing projects or programs of similar nature
  • 3 years of relevant experience in a diversity, inclusion, access, and equity position with increasing responsibilities in a professional work environment
  • Success in designing, managing, and implementing diversity, equity and inclusion strategies and programs
  • Experience designing and leading learning sessions and communication plans is desired
  • DEI certification a plus

Required Skills and Competencies

  • Ability to engage collaboratively among stakeholders; excellent relational and emotional intelligence skills and proven ability to work with diverse cultures, styles, and preferences
  • Ability to manage sensitive situations with tact, professionalism, and diplomacy
  • Ability to effectively manage projects or programs throughout their lifecycle including project planning
  • Excellent organizational and research skills; attention to detail; ability to coordinate multiple priorities and deadlines
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills; strong written and verbal communication skills
  • High level of self-motivation and initiative
  • Intermediate level proficiency in working with Microsoft Office including SharePoint
  • Proficient with or the ability to quickly learn systems or computer applications
  • Ability to leverage insights through data analytics (assessment, analysis, and reporting) of diversity & inclusion metrics

The Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) is an equal opportunity employer and considers all applications without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, disability, socioeconomic status, marital or veteran status. We also welcome those of all abilities and make reasonable accommodations to support successful outcomes for our team members.  

We have a mandatory vaccine policy in place as a condition of employment (applicable accommodations apply) and all offers of employment with IDSA are contingent upon a successful background check.