Industry: Construction

Mulberry Talent Partners has joined with our client, a company located in Albuquerque, NM to identify a DEI Specialist to join their team. This is a full-time, direct-hire, 100% onsite position. The schedule for this position is Monday-Friday, 8AM-5PM. There will be travel to Prineville, OR to support the project team every other month. The DEI Specialist manages all aspects of diversity initiatives within the job site, including but not limited to workforce relations, talent acquisition, workforce development, orientation, training, employee resource groups, incident response, cultural enrichment, site engagement and cultural celebrations.

The ideal candidate must possess effective communication skills and the ability to effectively manage the balance of urgent and long-term tasks. Total discretion is required with all confidential information. This person serves as an advocate for the employee and will be a role model for organizational values.

Your Role:

  • Partner with and provide direct support to site management to manage, communicate and administer various diversity and equity policies and programs.
  • Establish and maintain ongoing connections with all project staff (office, field, administrative, and financial), providing feedback to management on issues and concerns with a focus on employee satisfaction and retention.
  • In collaboration with on-site HR Business Partner, advise site management on employment decisions, including hiring, disciplinary, and termination decisions, insuring adherence to company policy and compliance with relevant federal and state laws and regulations (with a lens on diversity, equity and inclusion).
  • Develop and establish programs to enhance employee retention and connection with site leadership, including but not limited to employee surveys, employee focus groups, cultural enrichment events, etc.
  • Recommend new approaches, policies, and procedures for continuous improvement in efficiency of DEI initiatives and programs.
  • In support of the Talent Acquisition team, provide guidance on workforce development to identify and attract candidates from under-represented populations.
  • Facilitate and/or provide training to the workforce, including site-specific new hire onboarding, management training, and mentorship of employees in under-represented/protected categories.
  • In partnership with the Workforce Development team, collaborate to design and deliver compelling career paths and career development opportunities for site employees.
  • Conduct investigations into matters such as allegations of harassment, bias, hate or discrimination, and ensure the site is environment is respectful and safe.
  • Actively participate in group meetings, including the extended DEI team and the on-site project leadership team.
  • Plan and execute project cultural events. Participate in site engagement committee.
  • Prepare quarterly DEI Summary for the site.
  • Assist in other duties as assigned, relevant to the achievement of the position’s and department’s objectives.
  • Travel to other job sites as appropriate (up to 15% of time)
  • In partnership with the Workforce Development team, collaborate to design and deliver compelling career paths and career development opportunities for site employees.
  • Conduct investigations into matters such as allegations of harassment, bias, hate or discrimination, and ensure the site is environment is respectful and safe.
  • Actively participate in group meetings, including the extended DEI team and the on-site project leadership team.
  • Plan and execute project cultural events. Participate in site engagement committee.
  • Prepare quarterly DEI Summary for the site.
  • Assist in other duties as assigned, relevant to the achievement of the position’s and department’s objectives.

You Bring:

  • At least 3 years of Human Resources/DEI experience with progressive role growth, or any similar combination of education and practical work experience.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of methods of diversity, equity and inclusion knowledge and perspectives
  • Excellent people skills and the ability to discern performance drivers and motivators
  • Ability to work independently while being able to collaborate in a cross-functional team environment
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Able to negotiate and resolve issues with diplomacy and persuasiveness.
  • Solid understanding of local, state, and federal laws pertaining to labor and HR practices
  • Strong organizational, multi-tasking and time management skills with the ability to manage workload independently.
  • Excellent analytical, problem solving, decision making and investigation skills
  • Can meet deadlines with high attention to detail, accuracy, and timeliness
  • Ability to handle highly confidential data with integrity and professionalism
  • Systems experience with Viewpoint or similar HRIS platform, preferred
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite or related software
  • Ability to travel between company and client sites
  • Must possess a valid Driver’s License

Compensation: $70,000-$90,000 annually