HNTB Deputy Diversity Program Manager in Atlanta, Georgia
What We're Looking For
Responsible for assisting with Client's Diversity Programs including but not limited to DBE, Small, Minority and Woman-Owned Business Enterprise (SBE, MBE, WMBE), and Airport Concessions Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (ACDBE) as part of the project management team. This position manages Outreach and supplier diversity program requirements during development and/or construction phases to ensure contractor’s compliance with all rules and regulations through oversight of day to day operations. Develops, recommends, and implements diversity, equal employment, and affirmative action programs that are in keeping with objectives and which ensure compliance with the current legal requirements. Maintains statistics necessary to monitor the effectiveness of the programs and alerts top management to difficulties encountered in attaining and maintaining compliance with established policies. Communicates policies and programs to employees, top management, and public and government agencies.
Primary Focus Will Include:
Independently considers options and best practices to implement outreach and engagement program strategies and techniques to ensure a broad awareness and interest; and ensure the program effectiveness
Work to identify and mitigate structural barriers that limit inclusion of diverse businesses and subcontractors on projects and develop an approach to mentorship/protegee programs
Represents HNTB or client conducting and/or coordinating outreach events and activities; to educate DBE/SBE about contracting opportunities and to improve DBE/SBE participation
Engages with the DBE/SBE community to identify needs and resources to encourage business growth and development
Maintain and grow a network of sustainable Stakeholders and resourceful relationships to aid DBEs/SBEs seeking opportunity
Preferred Qualifications and Skills:
American Contractor Compliance Association Certification
Strong ability to synthesize vast amounts of data and clearly and concisely articulate the relevant points.
Ability to independently act.
Demonstrates effective utilization of communication skills, both of oral and written nature.
Ability to actively manage multiple projects, assessing and assigning priorities in keeping with underlying needs.
Demonstrated ability to deliver quality work and/or work product timely.
Highest personal standards of accountability.
What You'll Need
Oversees day-to-day operations including but not limited to monitoring DBE Mentoring Programs, Industry Outreach and DBE Contract Compliance. Educates, trains, and raises awareness of Diversity Programs/ Compliance programs to ensure a proper understanding by all employees whose work involves participation with DBE firms. Ensures program compliance with all relevant federal, state and local laws, rules and regulations as well as the contractor’s Utilization Plan and the applicable prime contract requirements governing compliance obligations.
Improves working relationships with prime contractors, subcontractors and the small business/DBE Community. Represents HNTB in the community for intentional engagement; Attends local and national Compliance Programs and Diversity focused conferences, commercial networking events and forums to further HNTB’s commitment to Inclusion and Diversity.
Serves as a trusted advisor for leadership and project stakeholders regarding compliance programs processes during the project planning, procurement and construction phases. Provides technical guidance on matters related to EEO and AA. Advances disputes in a timely manner and in accordance with contract requirements and HNTB interests. Partner with and support client and or contractor’s EEO and D&I Office as needed.
Advises SBE/DBEs of procurement and educational development opportunities. Implements strategic outreach and engagement initiatives and programs to engage, educate and connect DBEs to opportunities with client while advocating for DBE, SBE, MBE, WMBE and ACDBE businesses.
Supports the development and review of correspondence and key communications between the project teams, the client, and HNTB and its subconsultants for contract compliance, liability considerations, transfer of risk, and potential changes or claims. Develops Diversity Programs Compliance Manuals to establish processes and guidance for project teams.
Develops a high-performing team with the skills and capabilities to deliver on needs of the program including succession planning and development of talent pipeline. Continual evaluation of skills and knowledge gaps to secure the program and staff are operating effectively and efficiently. Focusing on advancing skillfully to position team members as thought leaders in their areas of expertise.
Supports HNTB’s business development team/project pursuit team in creating DBE diversity strategy for pursuits and interviews. Mentors, develops and supports project team members in all aspects.
Performs other duties and ad hoc special projects, as assigned.
Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, Public Policy, Marketing or relevant degrees
Ten years of DBE compliance and reporting, labor statistical reporting and workforce development or related experience
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Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.
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