SEIU Local 503

SEIU Local 503
In It Together

Organizational Equity, Inclusion & Belonging

Covering Portland / Salem / Eugene, OR


General Description:
The Director of Organizational Equity, Inclusion & Belonging is responsible for driving our local’s equity, inclusion, and racial justice work toward our goal of becoming an anti-racist union. A principal responsibility of the Director of Organizational Equity, Inclusion & Belonging is the development, implementation, and tracking of an organizational Racial Justice Plan that engages members, staff, and other stakeholders in the work of becoming an anti-racist union.

As a member of the SEIU 503 management team, the Organization Equity, Inclusion & Belonging Director should be committed to our members’ vision of a just and vibrant society for all.

Essential Functions & Responsibilities:

  • Take lead in building a culture committed to diversity, inclusion, effectiveness, honesty, and respect.
  • Drive programmatic strategies to advance and achieve our Local’s racial justice and equity goals.
  • Act as a resource to other Directors and Coordinators leading OEI work in their own departments and teams.
  • Create and support member and staff spaces for dialogue on racial justice and equity issues.
  • Collaborate with Directors and Coordinators to develop and implement department-specific OEI strategies, goals, and expectations for centering and integrating equity and inclusion at both the team and department levels.
  • Work with union leadership and staff to ensure that our programmatic priorities are aligned with our union’s racial justice and equity goals.
  • Support strategic and programmatic OEI initiatives while providing updates to staff, leadership, and the Board of Directors on OEI goals, metrics, and benchmarks; create and implement a system for regular monitoring and sharing of progress on key diversity, equity & inclusion metrics that incorporates qualitative and quantitative data.
  • Work with the HR Director to develop, implement, and maintain equitable and inclusive recruitment, hiring, and retention strategies, policies, and practices.
  • Collaborate with HR to create and implement “OEI competencies” - expectations for all staff and supervisors, including a defined set of expectations and an assessment tool.
  • Collaborate with supervisors and OEI Strategist to identify OEI development goals for members, staff, and supervisors based on core competencies; oversee the development and implementation of programs and trainings to support those goals.
  • Provide strategic advice, guidance, and support to member-facing leadership, including but not limited to the Board of Directors, Caucuses, Civil & Human Rights Committee, and the Code of Conduct Committee.
  • Collaborate with the HR Director and OEI Committee to conduct regular equity impact audits of organizational policies and practices.
  • Collaborate with research and data teams to improve the collection, tracking, and reporting of member and staff demographics data.
  • Keep informed of changes and developments in the areas of diversity, equity, and inclusion, including in legislative and legal areas; keep relevant stakeholders informed of such changes and developments.
  • Develop relationships and partnerships with local, statewide, and national organizations to identify trends, best and promising practices for the advancement of equity and racial justice.
  • Facilitate the research, and analyzation of data for use in statistical calculations and reporting in order to assess programs and initiatives and support the Local’s strategic plans.


  • Experience building programs within a framework of fostering equity and inclusivity.
  • Strong commitment to the labor movement and social justice work.
  • Working knowledge of diversity, equity and inclusion philosophies, methodologies, competencies, and resources.
  • Experience leading and implementing diversity, equity and inclusion-related programs and initiatives, preferably in a labor union setting and/or with large organizations.
  • Experience collaborating across multiple and diverse teams and priorities.
  • Experience with conflict resolution and/or restorative justice a plus.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; including listening.
  • Functions with a high level of integrity, transparency, and ability to give and receive feedback
  • Strong emotional intelligence and a commitment to their own growth and development—and of others.
  • Strong judgment, including in highly complex situations.
  • Strong analytical skills and experience.
  • Ability to write reports, make presentations, facilitate meetings, and conduct trainings.
  • Demonstrated ability to write curricula, using a variety of adult teaching techniques appropriate for action-oriented education.
  • Skilled in the use of personal computers, including proficiency in word processing, spreadsheets, database programs and on-line research services.
  • Demonstrated success working with staff and members of diverse backgrounds and identities
  • Ability to inspire and motivate others.
  • Ability to take initiative, to work with a team, and to handle a fast-paced setting, multiple projects, and tight deadlines.

Working Environment:

☐ Group 1 - Requires performing instant or sustained arduous physical activity
☒ Group 2 - Requires occasional lifting and exertion for short periods
☐ Group 3 - Very Limited Physical Exertion

Office and field work involving travel to areas represented throughout the state and in a variety of environmental situations. The workweek is Monday through Friday plus weekend work when specifically assigned. The workday may begin before and extend beyond normal office hours depending on the demands of the assignment.

Technology and Equipment:

  • Operation of a motor vehicle
  • Telephone
  • Copier
  • Computer Software: (Word, Excel, VAN, Salesforce, etc.)

Pay and Benefits:
Comprehensive fully paid health, dental and vision benefits for employee and eligible dependents, domestic partner benefits, generous holiday and vacation policies and a 15% employer-paid defined contribution 401K. Compensation range is based on experience $82,680 – $110,172 annually.

We are committed to hiring staff who reflect our membership and model the unity and equity that we seek to create in Oregon communities. Women, LGBTQ, people of color, and immigrants strongly encouraged to apply.

To Apply:
Send résumé and cover letter to Arturo Rodriguez Flores, Recruiting Strategist, at rodriguezfloresa@seiu503.org by November 21st, 2022.

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