Established in 1946, the American Institutes for Research® (AIR®) is a nonpartisan, not-for-profit organization that conducts behavioral and social science research and delivers technical assistance both domestically and internationally in the areas of education, health, and the workforce. AIR’s work is driven by its mission to generate and use rigorous evidence that contributes to a better, more equitable world. With headquarters in Arlington, Virginia, AIR has offices across the U.S. and abroad. For more information, visit www.air.org.
AIR’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion goes beyond our compliance with equal opportunity regulations.
- We value and embrace diversity, promote equity and inclusion, and expect cultural competence
- We foster a work environment where all staff and stakeholders feel respected and valued
- Our commitment is reflected in our policies, procedures, and work environment
- It is recognized by our staff and stakeholders
- It drives our efforts to recruit, attract, retain, and engage the diverse staff needed to achieve our mission
The Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Program Assistant reports directly to the Vice President, Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer working through job functions as outlined below.
- Support planning and execution of DEI initiatives/programs in partnership and collaboration with DEI Office program managers, i.e., relationship management with AIR global offices including preparing meeting agendas, notetaking, and supporting initiatives and actions items
- Support the DEI Liaison Group including preparing monthly meeting agendas, preparing summaries and follow-up notes, maintaining resources including intranet site, and coordinating initiatives and action items
- Coordinate development of feedback surveys for Employee Resource Groups (ERG) events
- Facilitate updates and maintain current versions of all DEI related resources and documents, i.e., DEI web site, DEI Council resources/documents, DEI Communications Toolkit, ERG manuals and annual events planning tool, CLC guidance tools etc.
- Track and report metrics as they pertain to DEI activities and initiatives
- Bachelor’s degree in behavioral or social sciences.
- Knowledge of DEI strategies
- Event planning experience
- Operates with considerable independence, initiative and as a member of a team
- High level of maturity and ability to deal in confidence with sensitive personnel information
- Excellent organizational and planning skills to meet quality standards under strict deadlines
- Attention to detail and commitment to accuracy when writing
- Effective communicator continually demonstrating sensitivity to diversity, equity and inclusion
- Proficiency with the Microsoft Office Suite, Zoom, and social media platforms