DEI Learning & Development Director

Habitat for Humanity

Atlanta, GA

Full time

Training & Development

Aug 5

Habitat for Humanity International is looking for an experienced DEI professional to join our global diversity, equity & inclusion team. Reporting to the global diversity, equity and inclusion officer, the DEI learning & development director will serve as a leader for DEI by monitoring external social trends, exploring innovative strategies, conducting benchmark studies and driving actions that support Habitat’s DEI strategy and goals.

Key responsibilities include working globally and collaborating with leaders across the organization to build and execute learning and development programs, processes and initiatives, integrating DEI as an important element of our culture, mission, and operations. This leader will implement and deliver organization-wide DEI efforts, and help shape an inclusive culture where everyone can grow and thrive.

We are looking for a candidate with a breadth of experience and deep understanding of DEI learning and development strategies and initiatives. The ideal candidate will excel in achieving results, building trust and consensus through consulting with various audiences (staff, volunteers, affiliated network, etc.) and influencing our leadership and staff.

This position collaborates with regional and functional leaders and managers and other key stakeholders to advance our DEI learning & development strategy and initiatives within HFHI and our global affiliated network. The position will be located at Habitat’s global headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, when offices re-open, and will have a hybrid work schedule.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

• Contribute to the development of Habitat’s DEI strategy, which includes advising toward realistic and aspirational realization metrics and goals for increasing representation, measure and monitor progress with Habitat leaders.

• Collaborate with DEI officer, and Senior Director, Global Talent Management to facilitate cultural events, mentoring and development programs, to lead and expand upon the Employee Resource Group (ERG) engagement and activities globally.

• Design, develop and deliver DEI learning and curriculum resources in connection with the DEI Strategy and initiatives.

• Partner with external DEI organizations in the development of strategic and tactical learning and development program objectives to advance DEI and social justice within Habitat and communities where we live and partner.

• Work with workforce analytics team to establish baseline metrics and automated dashboards to keep DEI data top of mind and included in enterprise talent action strategies for leaders across the organization; identify, track, analyze and report relevant findings as needed.

• Serve as a point of contact on related industry benchmark data, surveys, RFPs/RFIs, and various DEI data reporting or related inquiries.

• Identify, research, select and manage delivery of DEI -related workshops and facilitators including unconscious bias, cultural agility, equity across a broad range of under-represented groups, and deep-dive session provocative topics of race, disability, colorism, privilege and sexual orientation and gender identity.

• Work with communications team to coordinate information about Habitat’s diversity activities and initiatives on the website and intranet; support the development of presentations, materials, and other projects.

• Other related duties as assigned by supervisor.


Minimum Required:

• Education: Bachelor’s degree

• Years of Related Experience: 5-8 Years of DEI and/or related social justice and non-profit work experience.

• Pursuant to current HFHI policy, this position requires full vaccination against COVID-19, except to the extent such requirement is prohibited by applicable law.

• Experience with DEI in a global context.

• Experience developing and delivering effective training modules, materials and toolkits.

• Strong interpersonal skills to work effectively with people at all levels.

• Ability to bring the right balance of confidence, authentic voice with tact and persistence to establish credibility with talent at all levels and backgrounds across the firm.

• Strong collaboration and team orientation.

• Ability to conduct a DEI root cause analysis, identify and solve problems, work independently, and take initiative.

• Excellent attention to detail. Ability to compile, review and determine logical conclusions or recommendations based on data and information which is varied in content and format.

• Experience sharing and developing best practices and resources.

• A strong understanding of data and the ability to run relevant analyses as needed. Comfort with leveraging data to guide and drive decision making.

• High emotional intelligence and the ability to be empathetic to the needs of a wide range of employees while maintaining confidentiality and managing risk to the firm.

• Demonstrated experience working through roadblocks to leverage creative solutions; have a record of success in exerting influence to drive results.

• Prioritizes, organization, and multitasks for efficient and effective work production.

• Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills.

• Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint) required. MS Teams, SharePoint are a plus.

• Active support of HFHI Values:

o Humility – We are part of something bigger than ourselves

o Courage – We do what’s right, even when it is difficult or unpopular

o Accountability – We take personal responsibility for Habitat’s mission

• Safeguarding: HFHI requires that all employees take seriously their ethical responsibilities to safeguarding our intended beneficiaries, their communities, and all those with whom we work. Managers at all levels have responsibilities to support and develop systems that create and maintain an environment that prevents harassment, sexual exploitation and abuse, safeguards the rights of beneficiaries and community members (especially children), and promotes the implementation of Habitat for Humanity’s code of conduct.


Preferred – in addition to minimum:

• Prior experience working within a federated organization.

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