Full-Time / Posted May 27, 2021
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
The Access & Inclusion Manager (A&I Manager) will develop and implement Cleveland Play House’s diversity initiatives to attract, hire, support, and retain a diverse workforce. The A&I Manager will report to the Director of Human Resources and will be focused on the needs of all CPH staff, guest artists, and apprentices. The A&I Manager will be a critical part of developing Cleveland Play House’s access and inclusion strategy across the organization. This position will work collaboratively with the human resources department and across the organization to build an inclusive, anti-racist culture. CPH has a very active commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) and is working across the organization to achieve comprehensive EDI goals. The A&I Manager will be instrumental in building policies and practices that support that work.
This is a new position that is part of the newly created Human Resources Department. Salary range for this position is $41,500 to $56,600. This is a full-time, exempt position with benefits. Benefits include group health, dental, and vision plans, as well as the opportunity to participate in a 401(k) plan.
REQUIRED SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES:
- Strong verbal and written communication skills
- Ability to collaborate with staff across the organization and with external partners
- Thorough understanding of federal, state, and local equal employment opportunity laws and regulations
- Adept as a conflict resolution facilitator
- Culturally aware and experienced in developing diversity, equity, and inclusion policies
- Must be a strong self-starter and project manager with the ability to see projects to their conclusion
- Ability to act with discretion and confidentiality
- Ability to collect and analyze information, solve problems, and make decisions
- Experience with developing strategy across multiple departments in areas related to diversity, inclusion, and organizational culture
- Success in developing equitable, diverse, inclusive, and anti-racist culture and structures from a Human Resources perspective
- Experience with recruitment and hiring process, onboarding, change management, organizational development accommodations and training programs
- Comfort discussing race and anti-racist policies within the context of an HR Program
- Passion for theatre a plus
AREAS OF FOCUS:
ACCESSIBILITY AND INCLUSION
- Research, develop, recommend, and execute creative strategies to foster Cleveland Play House’s equity, diversity, and inclusion goals
- Review current practices and policies, assessing and analyzing the extent to which they support or hinder the company’s diversity goals
- Collect and analyze statistical data to evaluate the organization’s staff, guest artists, and apprentices in accordance with diversity standards and goals
- Collaborate with Human Resources Generalist, department heads and managers to implement inclusion initiatives and support employees
- Cultivate, maintain and support good working relationships with people and artists with disabilities as well as organizations representing people with disabilities.
- Develop and manage employee support structures including CPH’s existing employee affinity groups
- Develop and/or recommend external training and development to aid diversity initiatives
- Act as company liaison with government agencies concerning affirmative action and equal employment opportunities
- Recommends resolutions to grievances. Maintain correspondence and documentation of the compliance procedure.
- Serve as liaison to joint staff and board equity, diversity, and inclusion committee
- Maintain up-to-date knowledge of the provisions of Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), diversity-related issues, legislation, and best practices
- Provide training and policy updates, ensuring legal compliance of management and human resources staff as appropriate and/or annually.
TALENT MANAGEMENT AND DEVELOPMENT
- Work with hiring managers to ensure a consistent recruiting process across the organization, including a focus on diversity and inclusion
- Develop and implement recruiting and hiring strategies to attract employees from diverse backgrounds
- Enhance and oversee onboarding of new hires, including notifying staff of new hires
- Ensure that job descriptions for all positions are maintained and updated on a regular basis
Cleveland Play House (CPH) is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment, and applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, disability status, marital or familial status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
CPH is on a journey to become an anti-racist theatre that actively promotes equity, diversity, and inclusion.
Interested applicants should upload a cover letter and resume as a single PDF below. No calls please. For more information about Cleveland Play House, visit www.clevelandplayhouse.com.