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Talent Development and Inclusion Strategist - OMSI

Talent Development and Inclusion Strategist - Oregon Museum of Science and Industry

This role is responsible for the formulation and implementation of strategies that increase the racial and ethnic diversity of OMSI's paid and volunteer staff. Primary responsibilities concentrate on a) the formulation of recruitment and attraction strategies, including the design and coordination of regular events and activities to maximize inclusion in the candidate pipelines, relationship cultivation with promising talent, and recruitment goal metrics development; and b) the design and implementation of training programs that support organizational change to enhance inclusion in our organizational culture.


Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

Performing the following will involve driving to various locations outside OMSI's corporate headquarters:

  • Designs and implements organizational recruitment initiatives to ensure the presence of a racially and ethnically diverse talent pipeline.

  • Co-designs and supports the delivery of training programs on different forms of biases affecting job design and selection process, including but not limited to implicit bias, explicit bias, cultural noise, and halo/horn effect.

  • Collaborates with organizational leaders to respond to, as well as anticipate, talent needs.

  • Cultivates relationships with culturally specific organizations through jointly designed initiatives that support OMSI as an employer of choice for local racially and ethnically diverse populations.

  • Tracks information on prospective hires and develops evaluation criteria to assess return on investment of all recruitment initiatives, particularly those designed to attract demographics currently underrepresented in our workforce.

  • Develops and administers databases and protocols to use social media and other appropriate technologies to attract and connect with racially and ethnically diverse professionals and those of other underrepresented backgrounds across disciplines from where they are in the nation.

  • Provides consultation to develop culturally relevant materials to market the employment experience and grow OMSI's reputation among communities of color.

  • Advances organizational learning and development by providing consultation, co-designing and implementing professional development programs focused on organizational change, managerial competency and equity, diversity and inclusion.

  • Partners with Human Resources and Volunteer Engagement team members to provide guidance to the management team on fair employment practices and employee relations issues in compliance with employment law and company policy.

  • Participates in the continuous improvement of Human Resources and Volunteer Engagement practices, including integrating functions across divisions and supporting the delivery of services and programs that enhance the employee and volunteer experience through the entire engagement cycle.

  • This position is exempt, paid salaried

  • This position is regular full-time, scheduled for 40 hours/week.

Working Conditions:

  • Physical Demands: 25-50% Sitting, 25-50% Standing, 25 - 50% Lifting/Carrying/Pushing/Pulling up to 25 pounds, 10 20% Walking.

  • This position requires frequent travel within the Portland Metro area with some travel outside of this area for recruitment purposes. Job fair setting and assembly and arrangement of materials are not comprehensive of the main physical requirements, but constitute the majority.


Secondary Functions:

  • Assume other tasks, responsibilities and projects as assigned by Head of People and Culture




  • Strong knowledge of equity, diversity, inclusion and social justice theory and practical application, including critical theory of systemic oppression, unconscious bias, and personal identity and intersectionality matters.

  • Knowledge of adult education principles, facilitation and knowledge-sharing techniques with exceptional presentation skills

  • Ability to navigate cultural differences with care and grace

  • Ability to work independently, solve problems and take initiative

  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

  • Ability to network and develop and maintain effective working relations with external and internal contacts

  • High standards for confidentiality and protocol

  • Fortitude to influence systemic change


Education & Work Experience:


  • Work experience of at least 3 years in an industry related to education, human resources, cultural or mission-driven organizations or project management, including some experience with community outreach, recruitment or professional development

  • Experience working successfully with culturally diverse populations

  • Experience working in a team setting and promoting teamwork.

  • Minimum 2 years of coordination and project management skills



  • Bachelor's Degree with a concentration in any of the following: Cultural Studies, Human Resources, Education, Diversity and Inclusion, Community Organization/Engagement is highly desired.

  • Bilingual - Spanish/English.

  • Experience working with volunteers.

  • Human Resources Management/Administration


Additional Requirements/Preferences; Including Licenses and Certifications


  • Valid driver's license.

  • Pre-employment checks, such as criminal background check, reference checks, and requirements in the MVR Policy including passing Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) check.