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Providence Regional Chief DEI Officer, Oregon in Portland, Oregon



The Regional Chief DEI Officer partners with stakeholders and sponsors across the organization to develop and implement an organization-wide diversity and inclusion strategy. This role serves as a subject matter expert, providing coaching, education and consultancy to cross-functional senior leaders and HR partners enabling them to implement the diversity and inclusion strategy. As such, this role will influence the development of, and execute directly, creative ways attract, retain, develop and promote diverse talent across all areas of the business; ensure structures exist to provide an inclusive environment to all caregivers and those we serve; and ensure those we serve receive the our highest quality of care and service regardless of their background, demographics, or other identifying and differentiating characteristics.

This role requires the ability to be a thought leader, to educate and influence a team of passionate and engaged stakeholders, and the ability to translate strategies or prior practices into practical and actionable solutions. The chosen candidate will have experience driving, initiating, and delivering people-related change management programs, earning trust with customers, and translating research into action.


The Regional Chief DEI Officer will have the following accountabilities:

  • Ensure diversity and inclusion programs are in alignment with the rhythm of the business and that events, requests, engagements, etc., are scheduled and designed to encourage maximum participation, sponsorship, and support.

  • Establish a Caregiver Resource Group (CRG/ERG) structure and identify a process and methodology for developing CRGs, managing them, providing tools and structure as needed, and maximizing the ERGs for advancement of the organization’s mission.

  • Partner with HR and leaders to educate and coach leaders and caregivers on progressive ways to enhance diversity and inclusion on their teams and across the organization. Establishes systems and processes to attract, develop, engage, and retain talented employees; creating a work environment where people can realize their full potential, thus allowing the organization to meet current and future clinical and operational challenges.

  • Create tools, guidelines, and solutions to help the organization establish a diverse, welcoming, and tolerant work environment where all caregivers can do their best work and bring their unique gifts. Provides feedback, instruction, and development guidance to help others excel in their current or future work responsibilities; planning and supporting the development of individual skills and abilities.

  • Develop, maintain and monitor diversity metrics, corresponding dashboards and recurring reports to measure success, glean learnings and incorporate into future strategy and initiatives.

  • Analyze and make recommendations for necessary re-engineering of processes and language to minimize the impact of unconscious bias in the system.

  • Partner with and support Marketing, Recruiting, Total Rewards and HR business partner teams to drive design and delivery of inclusive messaging and people processes throughout the organization.

  • Partner with talent acquisition to discover and utilize the most effective and relevant practices and external partnerships to help attract and hire a diverse group of candidates.

  • Facilitate educational sessions to help make PSJH’s people, teams and culture more inclusive. Easily and comfortably takes command of a situation without over-dominating a situation. Others gravitate to them as a leader who brings people together to solve challenges, issues or set a strategic direction.

  • Partner with clinical leadership to understand health equity challenges and opportunities and develop solutions and approaches that help to minimize issues and ensure equal access and treatment for all. Demonstrate a poised, credible, and confident demeanor that reassures others and shows respect; conveying an image that is consistent with the organization’s vision and values. Demonstrate a personal alignment with PSJH’s Mission and Core Values, by demonstrating openness and honesty, behaving consistently, and acting in accordance with ethical, professional, and organizational guidelines; thus promoting an environment of hope. Actively support and incorporate the mission and core values into daily activities. Treat all others with respect and demonstrates excellence, justice and compassion in daily work and relationships with others.



Required education/experience for this position include:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in related area.

  • At least 10 or more years’ experience in working specifically in Diversity, Equity & Inclusion work in a large, complex, matrixed organization.

  • At least 8 years’ experience and credibility as a leader in an environment where the ability to influence, work across a complex matrix, and build relationships is critical. An understanding of “field” and “system/HQ” relationships is a plus.

  • Has a track record of achieving results and has an energy level that instills a sense of urgency in others when organizational and/or customer needs are at stake.

  • Strong project management skills, successful teaming with colleagues, and a strong results orientation.

  • A high energy, results-oriented and resourceful leader who is capable of quickly taking control of his/her responsibilities and establishing himself/herself as a credible strategic partner.

  • A highly effective communicator with the ability to clearly and concisely articulate ideas, concepts, and proposals to engage team, peers, and management.

  • Strong analytical skills and ability to translate metrics, research, and trends into strategy and improvement opportunities.

  • Demonstrated skills on the following areas: Project management focused on outcomes; systems thinking; data and situational analysis; cross group coordination across all levels of the organization.

  • Demonstrate ability to influence without direct authority. Ability to manage multiple priorities and perform at a high level in the midst of high ambiguity, shifting priorities, and competing commitments.

  • Identifies and drives organizational and cultural changes needed to adapt strategically to changing market demands, technology, and internal initiatives; inspiring innovative approaches to improve results by transforming organizational culture, systems, or products/services.

  • Secures and compares information from multiple sources to identify strategic issues; committing to an action after weighing alternative solutions against important decision criteria, balancing risk with opportunity.

  • Creates and executes influence strategies that persuade key stakeholders to take action that will advance shared interests and operational goals.

  • Driving high standards for individual, team, and organizational accomplishments; energetically taking the action needed to meet and exceed challenging goals; deriving satisfaction from continuous improvement and steadfastly pushing toward results.

  • Initiates and maintaining strategic relationships with stakeholders inside and outside the health system to advance clinical and verbiage goals.

  • Establishes and sustains trusting relationships by accurately perceiving and interpreting one’s own and others’ emotions and behavior in the context of the political environment; leveraging insights to effectively manage one’s own responses and reactions.

  • Works towards the common good, but ensures those most vulnerable are cared for when making decisions or guiding the organization strategically.

  • Handles conflict immediately and effectively and is respectfully direct to achieve a positive result.

  • Can flex and adjust to a changing environment and to different groups and situations in order to achieve the right mission and values-centered results/decisions.

  • Prioritizes objectives and makes decisions that are aligned with the strategic needs and values of an organization versus personal and/or functional needs.

  • Has a consistent preference for high levels of customer service and motivates others to ensure the same customer intensity.

  • Uses measurement in a positive way to motivate and create accountability.

  • Initiating actions to reduce barriers and leverage the advantages of diverse cultures, interpersonal styles, ideas, and professional and educational backgrounds.

  • Has self-knowledge of personal strengths & development areas.

  • Acknowledges and utilizes others for balance.

  • Works with team to ensure the same.

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Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence is a comprehensive not-for-profit network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services continuing a more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Leadership

Location: Oregon-Portland

Req ID: 260440