Job Description


Harris Health System is the public healthcare safety-net provider established in 1966 to serve the residents of Harris County, Texas. As an essential healthcare system, Harris Health champions better health for the entire community, with a focus on low-income uninsured and underinsured patients, through acute and primary care, wellness, disease management and population health services. Ben Taub Hospital (Level 1 Trauma Center) and Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital (Level 3 Trauma Center) anchor Harris Health’s robust network of 39 clinics, health centers, specialty locations and virtual (telemedicine) technology. Harris Health is among an elite list of health systems in the U.S. achieving Magnet® nursing excellence designation for its hospitals, the prestigious National Committee for Quality Assurance designation for its patient-centered clinics and health centers and its strong partnership with nationally recognized physician faculty, residents and researchers from Baylor College of Medicine; McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth); The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center; and the Tilman J. Fertitta Family College of Medicine at the University of Houston.

Skills / Requirements

Job Summary
The Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Specialist assists with facilitating Harris Health System's diversity, equity, and inclusion strategy. The DEI Specialist will be responsible for proactively developing actionable project plans and collaborating with others to execute related programs, events, trainings, and other firm initiatives to foster an inclusive workplace at Harris Health. This role requires a highly organized, detail-oriented individual with strong data analytic skills, excellent written and communication skills. The DEI Specialist will have substantial direct contact/communication with Employee Resource Group leaders, executive leadership, physicians, nurses, other Harris Health employees, and community members.  The DEI Specialist will be the DEI Team’s primary administrative support alongside an executive assistant.

Minimum Qualifications

Degrees / Work Experience / School Education:
Bachelor's Degree in Human Resources, Business, Psychology or related field (Preferred) (And) Three (3) Years Work Experience in diversity & inclusion, employee relations or in other HR related function


High School Diploma or GED (And) Seven (7) Years Work Experience in diversity & inclusion, employee relations or in other HR related function

Licenses & Certifications: HR and/or diversity-related certification (i.e., PHR, SPHR, SHRM-CP, SHRM-SCP, CDP) preferred

Communication Skills: Above Average Verbal Communication (Heavy Public Contact), Exceptional Verbal (Public Speaking), Writing -Correspondence / Reports

Proficiencies: MS Excel, MS Word, Personal Computer

Job Attributes

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: Analytical, Research, Statistical

Equipment Operated: Computer, Fax, Copier

Other Requirements:
Attend conferences, HR functions, Organizational and Community functions as necessary.

Excellent communication skills are required to deal with diversity management. Sensitivity to the need of every individual to be treated with respect and fairness. An understanding of human resources principles and practices, with special emphasis on Equal Employment Opportunities and Affirmative Action laws and requirements for various subgroups.

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