Berkeley Lab's Operations Division has an opening for a Program Manager. The DEI Office is responsible for building and executing our Labwide IDEA strategy to impact our workforce, workplace, and the communities we serve and interact with. This strategy includes embedding and integrating IDEA principles and concepts throughout the employee talent life cycle and institutional processes and practices. The DEI Office serves as a thought leader for the organization to create and sustain a culture of welcoming, belonging, fairness, and accountability where all employees are engaged and feel safe to be their authentic selves. This work requires an understanding of internal and external trends and best practices, then designing and deploying data-informed solutions at Berkeley Lab.
The DEI Program Manager reports to the Chief DEI Officer in the Laboratory Directorate. A key accountability for the Program Manager is to advance the initiatives, programs, and activities related to our IDEA strategic framework, including the day-to-day support of our Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) and DEI Task Forces. The Program Manager provides thought leadership, guidance, and support related to alignment, governance, communications, and budgets. The Program Manager will collaborate with partners and stakeholders, including senior leadership, Human Resources, Strategic Communications, subject matter experts, employees, and external organizations.
What You Will Do:
Developing and driving programs and initiatives aligned with IDEA framework, in close partnership with the Chief DEI Officer.
Providing overall program leadership, guidance, and support to Employee Resource Groups, DEI Task Forces, and their leaders, including but not limited to: alignment, governance, charters or roadmaps, communication, membership, status updates, budgets, website, and day-to-day consulting and operations.
Supporting and coaching ERG and Task Force leaders, while providing technical expertise in planning, execution, and leadership of program, projects, and initiatives.
Fostering teamwork, collaboration, and coordination among groups, while driving escalation and resolution of issues as needed.
Partnering with ERG and Task Force leadership and internal stakeholders to develop and implement appropriate strategies, desired outcomes, and other metrics as appropriate under IDEA framework.
Establishing and communicating relevant project plans, timelines, and tracking sheets for various efforts, and effectively managing risks and dependencies.
Enabling groups by providing tools, resources, and thought leadership to increase impact.
Building solid and effective relationships with the Lab Directorate, DEI SLC, DEI DAB, Human Resources, executive sponsors, Strategic Communications, and other key stakeholders to ensure understanding and support of Labwide priorities and program alignment with IDEA framework.
Managing programs related to diverse populations and internship programs (e.g. NPower and Project Search).
Determining new opportunities to engage Areas, Divisions, and Human Resources to drive the Lab's business results through the IDEA framework and programming.
Facilitating DEI-related workshops, focus groups, and planning sessions as needed, including partnering with Learning and Organizational Development.
Delivering training and coaching to supervisors and managers to promote and enhance inclusive leadership competencies as needed.
Providing thought leadership and guidance to supervisors and managers on how to support their employees in Labwide DEI work, e.g. within performance management process and other ideas for recognition.
Partnering with Talent Acquisition, Workforce Development & Education, and external organizations to impact our talent pipeline, outreach to diverse communities, and enhance our external brand reputation.
Contributing to DEI-related reports (e.g. annual DOE Diversity and Inclusion Plan) and employer of choice surveys, and provide project management support as needed.
Conducting research on best practices to move the Lab's IDEA strategy forward.
Providing program and project reporting and status to Chief DEI Officer.
Contributing to other assigned projects and duties that support the Lab's DEI Office.
What is Required:
Bachelor degree in relevant field or equivalent experience.
Minimum of 8 years of progressive professional experience in business operations or human resources, and at least 3 years of Diversity and Inclusion programmatic experience.
Demonstrated experience managing diverse stakeholders including, but not limited to, executives, employee groups, external vendors and consultants.
Prior experience in a consultative role, identifying issues and creating roadmaps to solutions in a data-driven environment.
Prior experience serving as an advocate for diversity and inclusion and influencing policy.
Demonstrated experience program management and excellent organizational skills to effectively keep track of concurrent projects with varying levels of complexity.
Experience influencing change, and driving programs and initiatives within a strategic plan.
Ability to collect, analyze, and communicate qualitative and quantitative information via various mediums and summarized talking points.
Excellent inter-personal, written, verbal, presentation, and facilitation skills to build support of initiatives, promote collaboration among stakeholders, and clearly articulate and strategy and business case.
Proven ability to build trust and strong partnerships, work across various functions, interact with leaders and colleagues at all levels, and develop champions and ambassadors for DEI.
Forward-thinking, solutions-focused, creative problem-solver, and drives for results.
Advance computer literacy - Microsoft Suite, Google applications, and project management tools.
A learning agile and resourceful leader who is capable of quickly grasping responsibilities: successful track record of working well under pressure, managing and adapting to multiple and changing priorities, and working successfully in a complex and results-oriented environment.
Strong team player with ability to balance personal needs with those of team and the company overall.
Ability to demonstrate awareness and understanding of multiple facets of diversity and inclusion: age, color, disability, ethnicity, family or marital status, gender identity or expression, language, national origin, physical and mental ability, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, veteran status, and other characteristics such as personality and personal interests that make us unique.
Strong organizational skills.
Build trust and influence others.
Apply critical thinking and develop creative solutions.
Get sustainable results the right way.
Can take abstract concepts and put them into practice.
Additional Desired Qualifications:
Advanced degree in related field.
Diversity and Inclusion-related coursework and/or trainings.
Experience in a government contract environment.
Experience in a scientific research organization.
Prior UC or national laboratory experience.
The posting shall remain open until the position is filled.
This is a full time career appointment.
Full-time, M-F, exempt (monthly paid) from overtime pay.
Salary is commensurate with experience.
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.
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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.