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Diversity & Inclusion Program Lead

Jefferson Lab
Newport News, Virginia 23606
  • Job Code
  • Job Type
  • Job Status
    Full Time
  • Shift
    1st Shift

SALARY RANGE: $86,400 - $129,600 (SA III)

You ‘matter’ to us! Our diverse team at Jefferson Lab includes more than 700 people, comprising physicists, engineers, computer professionals, technicians and more. From probing the basic building blocks of matter to performing advanced computing and applied research, we are on the leading edge of science and technology. If you are looking for a great job in a unique place where your contributions truly matter, consider Jefferson Lab!

We are currently seeking a D&I Program Lead, responsible for driving diversity, inclusion, and related community efforts through a variety of organizational activities including support to JSA’s leadership team, Diversity & Inclusion Council, staff and user community at large. The D&I Program Lead will raise cultural awareness, steer change and position the Lab to adopt best practices to ensure JSA as a premier employer of choice valuing diversity, inclusion and professional expertise.

TJNAF is a world-leading nuclear physics research and development center sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) with an annual operating budget in excess of $100M and 700 employees working on a modern research campus in Newport News, Virginia.

Essential Functions include:

  • Lead the development, execution and delivery of diversity & inclusion programs and initiatives
  • Develop a comprehensive strategic roadmap with the HR Director, D&I Co-Chairs and Lab Leadership which provides an informed and attainable path to engage the D&I Council as well as other identified resource groups
  • Audit the current D&I program and workplace culture. Review and enhance current D&I processes to achieve greater operational excellence and continuous improvement in support of the D&I strategy.
  • Provide insight, resources, tools, solutions and actions that increase the organization’s focus on driving action in promoting D&I.
  • Apply expert knowledge of EEO/AA laws and regulations to drive successful Affirmative Action Program (compile, analyze, ensure accuracy and submit data for Affirmative Action Plans (AAP), EEO-1, VETS-4212, OFCCP audits, and other Department of Labor audits as needed). Analyze data quantitatively and qualitatively to identify trends, strengths and areas of opportunity in recruitment and progress of affirmative action goals
  • Manage the Exit interview process, leveraging data and identifying trends and make solid recommendations that fosters a more inclusive work environment
  • Develop and maintain a new hire onboarding program supporting employees transitioning into the workforce to foster an inclusive environment
  • Create and manage a student intern inclusion program to reinforce culture and retention of junior staff
  • Facilitate partnerships with local area business as well others in the DOE National Laboratory complex to advance knowledge and best practices in diversity and inclusion
  • Cultivate an online library of resource toolkit materials for staff on a variety of organizational topics/behaviors that provide a direct correlation supporting organizational goals of better employee engagement and retention of a diverse workforce

This role must successfully partner with other key Lab functions including Recruitment, Benefits, Payroll, MIS, as well as line management to provide guidance and recommendations from a D&I perspective to ensure cohesive strategy and execution of goals





Position Requirements

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor's degree in HR, Multicultural Studies or other related Field + 10 years demonstrated experience working specifically in Diversity & Inclusion.
  • Experience developing or supporting Affirmative Action Programs with deep understanding of OFCCP requirements highly desired
  • Demonstrated experience developing & delivering training and facilitating conversations or focus groups on D&I topics (implicit bias, harassment, inclusion, etc.)
  • Demonstrated experience as a hands-on doer who enjoys building and executing positive and impactful people programs
  • Experience researching and interpreting diversity- and equal opportunity-related current trends and legislative changes

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • Superior communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Excellent problem-solving skills, including the ability to work effectively with individuals across various backgrounds
  • Advanced knowledge of relevant EEO/AA federal and state laws and regulations
  • Knowledge of best practices in recruitment and retention of diverse talent
  • Ability to work well with limited direction and functions well under pressure
  • Solid analytical skills, assessing data and building a comprehensive, compelling story; experience with survey management a plus
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to engage & connect to diverse groups and individuals
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the views, values and perspectives of diverse demographics
  • Demonstrated ability to work successfully both independently and collaboratively
  • Proven ability to build relationships across all levels of employees


• Ability to comprehend and follow instructions
• Ability to compose letters, outlines, memoranda, reports and other documents
• Ability to understand, remember, and communicate information and make decisions
• Ability to understand complex problems and to collaborate, explore and implement alternative solutions
• Ability to prioritize, organize and complete complex and varied tasks
• Ability to think analytically

• Ability to traverse across various locations on the laboratory site and access work areas
• Ability to work at a computer for extended periods
• Ability to lift up to 10 pounds frequently and 25 pounds occasionally
• Ability to open files and cabinet drawers, stoop and bend
• Visual capabilities sufficient to use computer workstations, read documents, and see safety alarms
• Auditory capabilities to hear safety alarms

Jefferson Science Associates, LLC (JSA) manages and operates the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (Jefferson Lab). JSA/Jefferson Lab is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of race, color, religion, ethnicity, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, or veteran status or on any other basis prohibited by federal, state, or local law. As part of the Lab's equal employment opportunity policy, we also take affirmative action as called for by applicable laws and Executive Orders to ensure that minority group individuals, females, disabled veterans, recently separated veterans, other protected veterans, Armed Forces, and qualified disabled persons are introduced into our workforce and considered for promotional opportunities.


Posted: 2019-09-18 Expires: 2019-10-18

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