Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Consultant

Position Summary:
The Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Consultant will serve as a representative of The Diversity Center, enhancing its presence and reputation as a primary community resource in the area of diversity, equity and inclusion.  This position will focus on the development, design, implementation, and delivery of Diversity Center programs for professionals throughout Northeast Ohio.  This position will work closely with the Director of Organizational Leadership and Development to expand the capacity and impact of the department.  They will assist organizations in fostering inclusion in the workplace, so that all employees are connected, appreciated, respected and valued for their individual and collective differences.


Responsibilities/Essential Job Functions:

  • Facilitation of Diversity Center programs
  • Support curriculum research, design and development of professional workshops
  • Continually update existing curriculum to remain current with today’s best practices, research and current events
  • Organize logistics for conferences, retreats and special events for professionals
  • Support development department by fulfilling requirements for grant funded programs for professionals, as needed
  • Participate in informational meetings aimed at diagnosing diversity related issues within organizations and customize workshops to fit identified needs
  • Responsible for the development and maintenance of proposals and contracts
  • Maintain records of all professional program contracts, participant data, and evaluation data
  • Collect, input, and analyze evaluation data using SPSS
  • Participate in community events, networking events, panels, committees and round tables
  • Support client engagement activities
  • Support internal training efforts, as needed
  • Support the Director of Organizational and Leadership Development in the implementation and completion of OD initiatives by participating in all phases of the consulting process, as needed
  • Attend and support special events and projects, as needed
  • Identify and develop an area of expertise within the field of diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace


Qualifications desired:

  • Minimum education: Bachelor’s degree
  • At least two years of experience facilitating programs/workshops/training sessions with adult learners
    • Graduate degree may be substituted for up to one year of experience
  • Solid knowledge in organizational development, diversity and social justice issues (research, theory and practice)
  • Knowledge of the external consulting process
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work successfully with individuals from diverse cultural backgrounds
  • Passion for the mission and values of The Diversity Center
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to function independently and as a part of team
  • Flexibility to work some evenings/weekends with minimal travel
  • Must have car, valid license and current insurance coverage


Preferred Skills:

  • Advanced graduate degrees preferred
  • Related degrees/fields of study include, but are not limited to:  psychology, sociology, education, diversity/multicultural studies, business, etc.
  • Excellent facilitation skills
  • Curriculum research and design experience
  • Self-starter with an ability to conceive, develop, and complete tasks with minimal supervision
  • Strong sense of thinking outside of the box in dealing with difficult situations
  • Strong networking and relationship building skills
  • Data collection and data analysis utilizing SPSS



Diversity & Inclusion Fellowship Development/Marketing

The Diversity Center is seeking a self-motivated person committed to improving social justice in your community, in Northeast Ohio, and beyond.  Applicant must be able to commit at least 10 hours per week, be eager to learn, understand the importance of details, be perceptive while conducting research, have excellent writing skills, and have a good understanding of current social media sites.



  • research local leaders
  • research available / applicable grants
  • compile and edit lists
  • draft development / marketing blasts
  • organize and update social media, website, e-newsletters
  • assist with large event logistics



The Diversity Center offers:

  • A $500 stipend for your work (up to 120 hours)
  • Free parking
  • Experience gained in development, marketing, and programming

Contact Lorraine Pennick lpennick@diversitycenterneo.org for additional information or to apply. No phone calls please.






The Diversity Center of Northeast Ohio is an Equal Opportunity Employer



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