At Save the Children, our Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging vision is to be a model organization, celebrating a widely diverse workforce and providing an inclusive and equitable environment for everyone, reflective of the communities in which we work and the children we serve. For over 100 years, Save the Children has worked at home and around the world for the rights of the most marginalized. In this new century of change, we are committed to sharpening our focus and accelerating our diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts in our own organization.
Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging strategies underscore the use of our approach to achieving transformative change, focusing on promoting equality and inclusion within the agency. In this role, you will support our efforts to implement key elements of this strategy, specifically the launch of a Racial Equity and related trainings, along with on-going Courageous Conversations.
What You’ll Be Doing (Essential Duties)
- Working collaboratively with Human Resources, the DEI Council, and Employee Affinity Groups with supporting activities, such as coordinating trainings, managing the calendar, assisting with event logistics and program evaluation
- Update/create document library on SaveNet (SharePoint based intranet) site, optimizing ease of access
- Assist in the review and editing of existing DEI documentations (employee handbook, policies, etc.) to include new guidance around DEI
- Assist in research, capture and sharing of best practices, success stories and lessons learned from our journey toward becoming an anti-racist organization and to create a more diverse, equitable and inclusive culture
- Must be an actively enrolled Associate, Bachelor, Master or other post high school education program, or have graduated within 6 months of intern program start date
- Possess strong written skills, solid interpersonal skills and ability to work within a team
- Professional proficiency with Microsoft Office suite
- Professional proficiency with written and verbal communications in English
- Proven capability in data gathering and analytics
- Demonstrated ability to multi-task
What’s In It for You?
The experience of knowing that the work you are supporting is positively changing the lives of our workforce as they work on behalf of the most marginalized children all around the world
- Meaningful work under the direct supervision of an experienced Save the Children staff member
- Highly collaborative and innovative teams
- Flexible schedule
- The knowledge that the work you are supporting is changing the lives of children all around the world
Classification: Paid Fellow
Part-time: 16-20 hours per week
Dates: January 26 to April 16, 2021
Save the Children believes every child deserves a future. In the United States and around the world, we give children a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. We do whatever it takes for children – every day and in times of crisis – transforming their lives and the future we share.
Our work for children and their families requires that we commit—at every opportunity—to work together to identify and dismantle persistent systemic and structural racism, inequality, and any other forms of discrimination in this country and beyond. As an anti-racist organization, Save the Children will not tolerate discrimination in any form—in our employment practices, amongst our staff, in our leadership or toward the people we serve. We stand in solidarity with all people to fight for equal rights, justice, inclusion, and belonging.
We provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, ancestry, sexual orientation, national origin, age, handicap, disability, marital status, or status as a veteran. Save the Children complies with all applicable laws
Save the Children is committed to conducting its programs and operations in a manner that is safe for the children it serves and helping protect the children with whom we are in contact. All Save the Children representatives are explicitly prohibited from engaging in any activity that may result in any kind of child abuse. In addition, it is Save the Children’s policy to create and proactively maintain an environment that aims to prevent and deter any actions and omissions, whether deliberate or inadvertent, that place children at the risk of any kind of child abuse. All our representatives are expected to conduct themselves in a manner consistent with this commitment and obligation. Any violations of this policy will be treated as a serious issue.