Berkeley Lab fosters groundbreaking fundamental science that enables transformational solutions for energy and environment challenges through interdisciplinary teams and advanced new tools for scientific discovery. Our research areas include Biosciences, Computing Sciences, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Energy Sciences, Energy Technologies, and Physical Sciences.
We are currently looking for a Workforce Diversity Manager to join the team. This new, exciting and unique role will evaluate existing and develop new programs designed to create repeatable, consistent & reliable platforms that propel diversity pipelines and diversity hiring practices at the Lab. You will manage the Lab's Workforce Development & Education, University Recruiting, and Postdoctoral Scholars programs and will lead the Lab's efforts for diversity outreach for scientific and operations career staff and leadership roles. Additionally, you will participate in creating programs focused on providing access, training, internships and mentorships to a diverse pool of talent to help prepare them for a career at the Lab. As the Lab's spokesperson for diversity, you will inform Lab leadership on the successes and challenges of our various diversity programs and define metrics, monitor progress against established goals, and implement best practice solutions.
If you have a passion for and experience in putting together strategic company wide diversity programs, including building business cases implementing project plans, and determining measurements, we hope you will consider joining us.
What you will do:
Initiate and advance action-oriented programs and outreach in support of diversity recruitment and workforce development initiatives across the Lab and manage organizational change in support of meeting our representation goals.
Partner with hiring managers to understand talent needs and successfully build a pipeline of diverse active and passive talent through various channels, networks and creative sourcing strategies.
Maintain knowledge of industry best practices and trends through research, external networking, and membership/participation in key organizations representing workforce diversity.
Partner with diversity based organizations, community organizations, colleges and universities in support of the Lab's workforce programs and recruitment.
Manage university relations for the Lab. Create a campus recruitment strategy and build talent pipelines at target schools to attract and hire diverse university talent for scientific and operations internships and career positions.
Envision, design and drive long- term workforce diversity strategies, frameworks and implementation plans for increasing the representation and advancement of diverse talent.
Aggregate, analyze, and trend employee demographic data. Conduct in-depth research on data findings to determine root cause and prepare summary reports, dashboards and recommendations based on analytical insights for review with key stakeholders.
Partner with the head of strategic communications on the development and promotion of the Lab's Diversity, Equity and Inclusion employment brand
Partner with leadership on affirmative action programs and goals and ensure consultative guidance and action plan recommendations adhere to all federal and state regulations in addition to legal advice.
Manage resources including budget and staffing and identify new funding opportunities, such as the use grants for new diversity programs related to STEM and business operations.
What is Required:
Bachelor's degree (or equivalent experience) and a minimum 8-12 years of related work experience including experience managing and developing staff.
Experience leading workforce diversity strategies including workforce development and internship programs, pipeline creation, community outreach, university programs and other diversity staffing programs.
Experience building university relations and campus recruiting strategies and developing relationships with community partners and professional organizations.
Strong analytical and data-driven decision making abilities.
Strong communication and persuasion skills to lead effectively through influencing others at all levels.
Ability to successfully navigate ambiguity in a highly collaborative environment
Ability to manage and execute large-scale Lab wide projects working independently and in teams toward aggressive deadlines.
Ability to create innovative and agile approaches to solving complex issues
Experience managing complex budgets.
Experience communicating with and presenting new programs, program changes and updates to senior leadership, key stakeholders and community partners.
Excellent interpersonal, listening, written communication, and facilitation skills and the ability to develop meaningful relationships with diverse individuals and groups.
Additional Desired Qualifications:
An advanced degree and/or degree in a STEM field is preferred
Experience working at a scientific, research, academic or government organization that complies with EEO/AA and OFCCP regulations.
Knowledge of latest research and best practices in workforce education and development, diversity outreach, and talent acquisition.
The posting shall remain open until the position is filled.
This is a full time career appointment.
Candidates who meets all capabilities, including the preferred requirements listed above may be considered for a higher level Manager position.
Full-time, M-F, exempt (monthly paid) from overtime pay.
This position may be subject to a background check. Any convictions will be evaluated to determine if they directly relate to the responsibilities and requirements of the position. Having a conviction history will not automatically disqualify an applicant from being considered for employment.
Work will be primarily performed at:Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA.
Equal Employment Opportunity: Berkeley Lab is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. Berkeley Lab is in compliance with thePay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provisionunder 41 CFR 60-1.4. Clickhere to view the poster and supplement: "Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law."
Internal Number: 84576
About Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
In the world of science, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) is synonymous with excellence. Thirteen scientists associated with Berkeley Lab have won the Nobel Prize. Fifty-seven Lab scientists are members of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), one of the highest honors for a scientist in the United States. Thirteen of our scientists have won the National Medal of Science, our nation's highest award for lifetime achievement in fields of scientific research. Eighteen of our engineers have been elected to the National Academy of Engineering, and three of our scientists have been elected into the Institute of Medicine. In addition, Berkeley Lab has trained thousands of university science and engineering students who are advancing technological innovations across the nation and around the world. Berkeley Lab is a member of the national laboratory system supported by the U.S. Department of Energy through its Office of Science. It is managed by the University of California (UC) and is charged with conducting unclassified research across a wide range of scientific disciplines. Located on a 200-acre site in the hills above the UC Berkeley campus that offers spectacular... views of the San Francisco Bay, Berkeley Lab employs approximately 4,200 scientists, engineers, support staff and students. Its budget for 2011 is $735 million, with an additional $101 million in funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, for a total of $836 million. A recent study estimates the Laboratory's overall economic impact through direct, indirect and induced spending on the nine counties that make up the San Francisco Bay Area to be nearly $700 million annually. The Lab was also responsible for creating 5,600 jobs locally and 12,000 nationally. The overall economic impact on the national economy is estimated at $1.6 billion a year. Technologies developed at Berkeley Lab have generated billions of dollars in revenues, and thousands of jobs. Savings as a result of Berkeley Lab developments in lighting and windows, and other energy-efficient technologies, have also been in the billions of dollars. Berkeley Lab was founded in 1931 by Ernest Orlando Lawrence, a UC Berkeley physicist who won the 1939 Nobel Prize in physics for his invention of the cyclotron, a circular particle accelerator that opened the door to high-energy physics. It was Lawrence's belief that scientific research is best done through teams of individuals with different fields of expertise, working together. His teamwork concept is a Berkeley Lab legacy that continues today.