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IDEA Director

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Hiring Organization Museum Of Contemporary Art Chicago (MCA Chicago)
Post Name IDEA Director
Qualification Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience in organizational development, human resources, or related field
Industry Private
Employment Type Full Time
Work Hours 8 Hours
Salary USD 133570 Per Year
Location Chicago, Illinois, United States 60611
We have an opening for a Director of Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility to lead the IDEA department at MCA Chicago. Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer, the Director of Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility is responsible for developing, implementing, and overseeing the organization’s inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility (IDEA) initiatives.
The Director will identify and champion strategic priorities for the organization and work to translate strategies into practical and actionable solutions. In addition, the Director will work with employees, management, and senior leadership to further an inclusive environment. To be successful in this role, you must:
  • Collaborate with the COO, Pritzker Director, Director of Human Resources, and senior leaders to lead the integration of inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility into all staff, artists, vendors, and processes.
  • Develop and implement institutional IDEA strategies and initiatives, such as training or cultural competency workshops.
  • Develop a five-year IDEA strategic plan detailing resources and staffing in support of the MCA strategic plan priorities.
  • Collaborate with Human Resources and leaders on sourcing, hiring, and retaining diverse candidates by connecting with professional organizations and leveraging social media and community connections.
  • Assess current IDEA goals and strategies in coordination, as needed, with external consultants and evolve to reflect best practices.
  • Consult with Division Heads and Department leaders to refine and execute IDEA action plans.
  • Collaborate with the Communications and Content Division to report on initiatives, progress, and changes across all MCA communication platforms.
  • Support institutional commitment to advancing a strong IDEA culture across the organization, track departmental progress, and help remove obstacles that may arise without assuming responsibility for department work.
  • Offer individual support for MCA employees growing their competency in IDEA principles and processes.
  • Led cross-departmental staff Anti-Racism Task Force and Accessibility Task Force.
  • Work collaboratively with Operations Division Department Heads (Information Technology, Human Resources, Facilities, and Production) to ensure IDEA processes serve and support all MCA staff.
  • Connect with and align Board of Trustee IDEA Task Force goals and actions with internal priorities and goals.

Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience in organizational development, human resources, or related field
  • Minimum of five years leading a DEI function or team. This can be unofficial level if documented and confirmed
  • Experience managing multiple projects and priorities simultaneously in a fast-paced environment
  • Experience in positions requiring independence, the highest level of discretion, and a high level of responsibility regarding executive matters and project management
  • Highly organized and requiring minimum supervision, able to anticipate needs and proactively act on them, and use poise and professional judgment in complex situations
  • Ability to prioritize and adjust heavy workload, manage a variety of tasks, and meet various deadlines with changing priorities, frequent interruptions, and conflicting deadlines
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required including the ability to work well with all levels of internal management and staff, trustees, and donors
  • Ability to be trusted with highly confidential and sensitive information
This is a full-time position, with a Monday – Friday 9a-5p schedule that may occasionally include evening and weekend availability as required to fulfill responsibilities and for related museum activities. Ability to perform occasional light lifting, operate computers, printers, and telephones, and general mobility throughout the building required. The salary for this role ranges from $133,570 – $180,320.
P.S. The MCA provides a generous benefits package that includes: health, dental, and vision insurance; paid vacation and personal days; free life, AD&D, short-term, and long-term disability insurance; retirement plans; discounted parking; pre-tax transportation programs; visiting the MCA’s galleries; curator-led staff tours of MCA exhibitions; discounts at the MCA Store and MCA restaurant Marisol; discounts for MCA Stage and other programs; plus a wide variety of discounts at many cultural institutions in the Chicagoland area.
As part of our commitment to providing a healthy and safe place for our employees and visitors, the MCA is requiring employees to provide proof that they are vaccinated against COVID-19 within the first week of employment. If vaccination is not possible, a request for a medical or religious exemption can be made with Human Resources.

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