Jefferson Lab

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Date Posted: 01/20/2023

Salary Range: $91,900- $137,900 (SA III)

Work Location Type: Hybrid (combination of on-site and remote work based on business needs)

Come join our team at Jefferson Lab, where great minds matter.

What Your Job Will Be Like

If your passion is Diversity and shaping the equity and inclusion of an organization’s culture, then we have just the opportunity for you! Jefferson Lab is one of the Department of Energy’s strategic National Laboratories and a world-renowned research center for nuclear physics. We are looking for you to join our team as the Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Accessibility Program Manager to help advance our core mission, enabling the study of the subatomic world that makes up everything in our universe.

Reporting to the HR Director, you will be responsible for driving diversity, equity, inclusion, and related community efforts through a variety of organizational activities including support to JSA’s leadership team, DEIA Council, staff and user community at large. The DEIA Program Lead will raise cultural awareness, respond and drive all communications with stakeholders, steer change and position the Lab to adopt best practices. The Jefferson Lab organization consists of more than 800 staff and 1600+ scientific Users, comprising physicists, engineers, computer professionals, technicians and more from over 40+ countries.

Your role will be to lead in the areas of:

  • Implementing a comprehensive strategic roadmap with the HR Director, DEIA Co-Chairs and key stakeholders
  • Providing insight, resources, tools, solutions and actions that increase the organization’s focus on driving action in promoting DEI
  • Facilitating partnerships with the local community as well others in the DOE National Laboratory complex to advance knowledge and best practices in diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility

On any given day, your scope of responsibilities will include:

  • Collaboration with other Human Resources SME’s to provide guidance and recommendations from a DEI perspective to ensure cohesive strategy and execution of goals such as recruitment, retention, outreach, AAP, and talent development
  • Management of the Exit interview process, leveraging data and identifying trends to make solid recommendations that fosters a more inclusive work environment
  • Providing counsel and research to HR Director and other senior management on the development/review of policies/practices to ensure inclusion, diversity and equity for employees, users, subcontractors, visitors and others on the Lab campus
  • Tactfully facilitate employee conversations around topics of inclusion and diversity through a variety of mediums (e.g., employee forums, surveys, and internal company communications)
  • Project owner for the annual DEIA Report; writing and coordinating comprehensive plan development with stakeholders, tracking activities and progress against prioritized actions
  • Seamlessly transition between strategic thinking and tactical execution.
  • In partnership with the recruiting team, develop opportunities that expand our inclusion brand, identify sourcing initiatives that build a proactive pipeline of high caliber, diverse, and well-qualified talent. Participate in external on-site outreach and career fair efforts as appropriate.
  • Apply expert knowledge of EEO/AA laws and regulations to drive successful Affirmative Action Program, in partnership with the EEO//AA Compliance Officer.
  • Partnership with HRIS to develop diversity analytics, including tracking metrics, generating diversity reporting to show trends, and communicate impact of diversity initiatives.
  • Manage and maintain the lab’s DEIA website, enhancing content and partner with Communications to broaden the Lab’s social media presence and commitment to an inclusive workforce.
  • Position requires some travel, additional duties and responsibilities may be added as this function evolves.

Qualifications We Require

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in HR, Multicultural Studies, Psychology, Organizational Development, Communication or equivalent.
  • 10+ years related overall experience, with significant demonstrated experience working specifically in Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility or equivalent combination of education, experience and training

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Comfortable with analyzing data quantitatively and qualitatively to identify trends, strengths and areas of opportunity toward goal attainment.
  • Demonstrated experience as a hands-on doer who enjoys building and executing positive and impactful people programs.
  • Ability to convey written and verbal messages to a variety of audiences in an organized, compelling and strategic manner.
  • Demonstrated experience developing & delivering training and facilitating conversations or focus groups on DEIA topics (implicit bias, harassment, inclusion, etc.)
  • Adept at establishing priorities, assessing competing resource demands and making decisions that optimize performance.
  • Advanced knowledge of relevant EEO/AA federal and state laws and regulations.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills, including the ability to work effectively with individuals across various backgrounds.
  • Demonstrated ability to work successfully - both independently and collaboratively.
  • Experience researching and interpreting diversity and equal opportunity-related current trends and legislative changes.
  • Demonstrated experience in interacting and influencing varying levels of management and the workforce.

Qualifications We Desire

  • Advanced degree in HR, Psychology, Organizational behavior, Communication or related fields
  • SPHR or SHRM-SCP, PMP Certification and Certified Facilitator
  • Knowledge of an R&D technical organization
  • Experience developing or supporting Affirmative Action Programs with understanding of OFCCP
  • Advanced knowledge of EEO/AA laws and regulations
  • Demonstrated experience partnering successfully with Talent Management teams to ensure the successful outreach and recruitment of a diverse candidate pools

About Jefferson Lab

Join a community with a common purpose of solving the most challenging scientific and engineering problems of our time. The Jefferson Lab campus is located in southeastern Virginia amidst a vibrant and growing technology community.

A career at Jefferson Lab is more than a job. You will be part of “big science” and work alongside top scientists and engineers from around the world unlocking the secrets of our visible universe. Managed by Jefferson Science Associates, LLC; Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility is entering an exciting period of mission growth and is seeking new team members ready to apply their skills and passion to have an impact. You could call it work, or you could call it a mission. We call it a challenge. We do things that will change the world.

Total Rewards at Jefferson Lab

At Jefferson Lab, we believe that a comprehensive employee benefits program is an important and meaningful part of the compensation employees receive. Our benefits program includes, but is not limited to:

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Care Plans
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Paid Time-off and Leave Programs (Paid Parental, vacation, holidays, and sick leave)
  • 401(k) Plan – 9% Lab Contribution; 100% vested
  • Flexible Work Arrangements (Remote & Alternate Work Schedules available)
  • Tuition Assistance, Training and Professional Development Programs
  • Live near the waterways of the Chesapeake Bay region with access to nearby beaches, mountains, and all major metropolitan centers on the East Coast

Jefferson Science Associates, LLC (JSA) manages and operates the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (Jefferson Lab). JSA is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of race, color, religion, ethnicity, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, or veteran status or on any other basis prohibited by federal, state, or local law. As part of the JSA’s equal employment opportunity policy, we also take affirmative action as called for by applicable laws and Executive Orders to ensure that minority group individuals, females, disabled veterans, recently separated veterans, other protected veterans, Armed Forces, and qualified disabled persons are introduced into our workforce and considered for promotional opportunities.

JSA is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities (unless doing so will result in an undue hardship). If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please send an e-mail to employment @ or call (757) 269-7598 to provide the nature of your request. Reasonable accommodations are considered on a case-by-case basis.

Employment with JSA is conditional upon DOE approval if at any time during your employment you are participating in a Foreign Government Talent Recruitment Program or Affiliated activity. Generally, such programs/activities include any foreign-state-sponsored attempt to acquire U.S.-funded scientific research through programs run or funded by the government that target scientists, engineers, students, academics, researchers, and entrepreneurs of all nationalities working or educated in the United States. This includes positions or appointments, both domestic and foreign, titled academic, professional, or institutional appointments whether or not remuneration is received and whether full-time, part-time or voluntary.