Manager – Diversity, Equity, Inclusion

Howard Center
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Location: Chittenden County,
About the Job

Develop, implement and manage agency-wide Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) initiatives, specifically education, language access, and programmatic initiatives. Ideal candidate will demonstrate confidence in interpersonal and group facilitation and possess cultural humility with a commitment to ongoing learning and self-reflection.



  • Develop/facilitate agency training to promote a culture of belonging
  • Supervise of DEI Coordinators and trainers
  • Plan/execute key programmatic initiatives
  • Partner with Human Resources to advise on strategies to reach diverse candidates
  • Oversee Employee Affinity Networks groups
  • Serve as the point person for language access approval and processes
  • Formulate and co-write DEI policies with a key focus on attracting, retaining and promoting a diverse workforce





  • A combination of three years of related experience and education will be considered, including preparation, implementation, and facilitation of training and diversity initiatives
  • Two years of supervisory experience
  • Direct experience working successfully with diverse populations to support belonging and culture change




  • Full-time (37.5 hours)
  • Exempt
  • Non-Union
  • Starting at $64,780
  • We offer a competitive salary commensurate to experience


  • Generous time off starting at 36 days of combined time off per year for full-time employees (and increasing with years of service); pro-rated for positions 16 hours or more
  • Comprehensive BCBS Medical with 80% agency-paid premium support for individuals, couples, and families (pro-rated for part time). This Point of Service Plan features no deductible.
  • Two Dental options through Delta Dental
  • Vision Insurance
  • Employer 401(k) contributions
  • Employer Paid Life, AD&D, Short Term and Long-Term insurance
  • Medical & Childcare Flexible Spending Account
  • Childcare Stipend
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Employee referral program with financial payment
  • Discounted online undergraduate/graduate courses through Champlain College truED
  • Award-winning workplace wellness program including physical fitness groups for staff, financial wellness incentives, and ongoing workplace wellness advocacy and education
  • Voluntary benefits from local/international businesses: discounted gym memberships, mobile phone service, ski/snowboard passes, auto/home insurance, and more!
  • Employee referral and sign on bonus is subject to Howard Center policy, for both internal and external applicants.

Our Values: Clients are at the heart of our decision making. We are committed to individual and collective well-being and success. We are responsible stewards of the resources entrusted to us. We are steadfast in our practice and pursuit of excellence. 

Howard Center is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.  The agency’s culture and service delivery is strengthened by the diversity of its workforce.  Minorities, people of color and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.  EOE/TTY. Visit “About Us” to review Howard Center’s EOE policy.

Employer's Approach to Diversity, Equity, & Belonging

We are committed to becoming a model culture and community leader around issues of diversity, inclusion, and corporate values and responsibility. We want to ensure a welcoming, inclusive, equitable, and diverse environment for our staff, the people we serve, our partners, and community. In doing this, we must face old patterns, and in a respectful and positive way break though barriers and stereotypes, and have courageous conversations that will allow us to grow, expand, and more fully live our values and mission.

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