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 Sr. Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Program Manager manages programs on a high level for various centers of excellence (COEs) within the HR/DEI department, to ensure the successful execution of the department's overall people strategies. The DEI Program Manager will partner with HR leaders (Organizational Learning & Talent Management, HR Health Services, Correctional Health, Talent Acquisition, HRIS, Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion (DEI), Employee Wellness, Total Rewards, and Employee Relations), and other system leaders to support the enhancement of organizational effectiveness and performance. They will primarily be responsible for effectively executing the DEI strategy by helping to define and implement programs that create equity across diverse populations. This includes analyzing data, creating tools, resources, or routines to bring programs to life.

The Sr. Program Manager will be a consultative solution partner to senior business and HR leaders while serving as a change agent in designing, developing, and delivering across a broad array of talent programs to attract, develop and retain the best leaders and engaged employees. They will make a positive impact through leading and organizing broad cross-functional efforts and work closely with leadership to help achieve business goals. Reporting to the VP / Chief Diversity Officer, this manager will be part of the core team that the Chief Diversity Officer leads.

Specific Responsibilities Include:

  • Manage and coordinate highly visible, and cross-functional programs, projects, and work.
  • Develop and deploy process, routines and tools that support Inclusion & Diversity programs and partnership with the business.
  • Ensure clear scope and on-time delivery across all relevant business and partner teams Build out project timelines & actions along with dashboards, presentations, and key approval milestones.
  • Monitor project progress, report on performance, and proactively communicate with key stakeholders Build relationships and work cross-functionally to drive the successful and on-time completion of DEI initiatives
  • Troubleshoot and identify risks while offering strategic solutions to best keep the team and the work moving forward
  • Maintain comprehensive program portfolio of timing and deliverables across work Identify opportunities, address gaps, and implement tactics that will deliver desired results.
  • Assess interdependencies and collision points and recommend sequencing of work to accelerate progress
  • Collaborate with partners to effectively integrate Inclusion & Diversity into operational routines
  • Stay connected internally and externally, leveraging data, insights, and industry trends to lead, influence, support, and facilitate organizational change

Minimum Qualifications /Education/ Work Experience

Bachelor's Degree in Human Resource, Business Administration, Healthcare Administration, or related field

Master's Degree Preferred

Work Experience:

Seven (7) Years Work Experience In Human Resources, DEI specific experience leading high scope projects and working with cross-functional teams highly preferred

Management Experience:

Three (3) Years of Management Experience DEI Program Manager, Project Management or Leadership role

Desired Skills

  • Ability to build a strong network within Harris Health System and leverage resources and relationships to get things done
  • Strong business and social acumen and political savviness and an ability to build consensus and relationships at all levels of management
  • Strong collaboration skills across HR and business functions
  • Diplomatic and articulate communication style in dealing with senior executives
  • Ability to influence a broad group of stakeholders, partners, and senior leaders - without direct authority
  • Ability to navigate through complex problems, analyze processes, synthesize data and results and drive toward solutions
  • Strong written and verbal communication and presentation skills
  • Flexibility, resiliency, and nimbleness; comfortable working in gray areas
  • Connects and integrates strategies across multiple spaces easily
  • Inclusive leadership through strong engagement skills
  • Action oriented with effective decision-making skills
  • Passion for personal accountability, achievement, learning and continual improvement

Communication Skills:

Verbal/Written Additional details

Above Average Verbal Communication (Heavy Public Contact)

Exceptional Verbal (Public Speaking)

Writing - Correspondence/Reports

Proficiencies: MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, MS Word, Personal Computer

Job Attributes

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: Analytical, Design, Research, Statistical

Work Schedule: Flexible, Eligible to Telecommute

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