EMPLOYMENT VALUE PROPOSITION: Mental Health Center of Denver provides you with the support you need to help you develop a career in helping others succeed. We innovate, adapt, and leverage the diverse perspectives of the people on our team and the people we serve in everything we do.
COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY & INCLUSIVENESS: The Mental Health Center of Denver values and is strengthened by diversity. We are committed to ending bias and discrimination in our community and ensuring equity within all aspects of our organization. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment, transfer, or promotion opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.
COMMITMENT TO PAY EQUITY: Mental Health Center of Denver is committed to fair and equitable hiring with salaries based on relevant factors, such as work experience, education, and certification/licensure (rather than wage history). Toward the principle of equal pay for equal work, we post and hire within defined hiring salary ranges. We ask all applicants to carefully review the hiring salary range for each posted job opportunity, as we will not hire outside the predetermined range.
Learn what it is like to work at the Mental Health Center of Denver:
NEW HIRE SALARY RANGE: $50,000 - $57,000/year
POSITION SUMMARY: Support the VP of Diversity, Equity & Inclusiveness. Provide C-Level administrative support to the Diversity, Equity & Inclusiveness department. The position involves a variety of job tasks requiring a high level of organization, independent problem-solving, and accuracy for several simultaneous projects under often competing priorities and timelines.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
- Maintain Outlook schedule and e-mail for VP of Diversity, Equity & Inclusiveness
- Provide administrative support for Diversity, Equity & Inclusiveness programs and projects:
- Support Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) and Diversity Roundtables (e.g., reserving space, maintaining RELIAS listings, sending meeting reminders, etc.)
- Coordinate Diversity, Equity & Inclusiveness custom training/professional development requests
- Assist in maintaining the Diversity, Equity & Inclusiveness InSite page
- Coordinate Kaleidoscope Conversations (facilitated group discussions)
- Support social networking efforts
- Coordinate community outreach efforts
- Support ASL interpreter requests management
- Perform other program and project support tasks, as assigned
- Produce, submit, and organize letters, memoranda, reports, meeting agendas, and other departmental documents
- Maintain departmental memberships in Diversity, Equity & Inclusiveness organizations
- Coordinate and collaborate with other administrative staff throughout the organization
- Prepare travel and conference requisitions
- Coordinate departmental interviews
- Sort and distribute incoming mail and prepare outgoing mail.
- Copy/scan/fax information
- Order office supplies and equipment; coordinate basic office maintenance and janitorial needs
- Contribute to an organizational culture of respect, hope, and personal accountability regarding Diversity, Equity & Inclusiveness
- Promote cultural proficiency in all aspects of the organization’s functions and programming
- Maintain a trauma informed environment of well-being
- Perform other duties as assigned
EDUCATION: Bachelor-level degree relevant to DEI, mental health, non-profit, communications, project management, or relevant field required
- Three or more years’ experience in C-Level administrative support, or related work.
- Prior experience related to DEI, non-profit, social work or social justice work preferred.
- Prior mental health experience not required.
SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES:
- Knowledge or ability to learn and practice trauma informed principles and practices.
- High level of comfort with various software, including Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, Excel, etc.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills
- Bilingual a plus, but not required (Spanish, ASL, other languages)
- Strong desire and ability to connect with people from diverse backgrounds
- Demonstrated commitment to cultural self-awareness
- Flexible work and communication styles
- Ability to work effectively as part of a team
- Highly detail oriented, organized, reliable, and consistent
- Able to critically think through situations or circumstances that will allow you to work independently. Ability to resolve problems quickly and objectively.
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: None
TYPICAL MENTAL DEMANDS: Ability to give, receive, and analyze information, formulate work plans, prepare written materials, articulate goals and action plans, meet goals and deadlines. Must be able to work with and communicate with people from diverse backgrounds.
MACHINES AND EQUIPMENT TO BE USED: Computers, calculators, fax machines, copiers, telephone and a variety of other office/clerical equipment.
COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY, EQUITY & INCLUSIVENESS: The Mental Health Center of Denver values and is strengthened by diversity. We are committed to ending bias and discrimination in our community and ensuring equity within all aspects of our organization. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment, transfer, or promotion opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.
MEET THE DIVERSITY & INCLUSIVENESS TEAM:
Leslye C. Steptoe, Vice President of Diversity, Equity & Inclusiveness (she/her)
StrengthsFinder 2.0 Top 5 Talent Themes: Learner Achiever Context Positivity Arranger “One of the best things about our department is that our work allows for a lot of variety. A day in the life of a Diversity, Equity & Inclusiveness team member is never predictable! This position is a great opportunity for a person who thrives in that kind of environment, and who is deeply committed to culture and community.”
Shannon Alicea, ASL Staff Interpreter (she/her)
StrengthsFinder 2.0 Top 5 Talent Themes: Responsibility, Individualization, Relator, Intellection, Developer “Hello and Welcome! The Diversity, Equity and Inclusiveness team works together to emphasize the broader perception of the whole person. Working on this team will challenge you to stretch your thinking about culture, intersection, and accessibility, while supporting your journey and valuing you and your experiences.”
Victor Alvarez, Spanish Interpreting Services Coordinator (he/him)
StrengthsFinder 2.0 Top 5 Talent Themes: Positivity, Includer, Learner, Achiever, Intellection “Welcome! I am proud to be a part of the fabric that makes up the Diversity, Equity and Inclusiveness team. Our team is involved in a vast variety of work, all interconnected and centered around mental health and well-being. My role is to facilitate communication for the people we serve and our providers, helping to make care equally accessible to everyone.”
Lakeysha Molock, Diversity, Equity & Inclusiveness Director (she/her)
StrengthsFinder 2.0 Top 5 Talent Themes: Communication Achiever Input Woo Positivity “We have a dynamic Diversity, Equity and Inclusiveness team! I look forward to collaborating on a variety of engaging and interactive projects. I hope our new team members enjoy the art of storytelling, laughter, hard work and an everchanging environment.”
Hong Nguyen, Data Storyteller (she/her)
StrengthsFinder 2.0 Top 5 Talent Themes: Individualization, Strategic, Achiever, Significance, Arranger “I find it incredibly rewarding to be a part of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusiveness team. If you enjoy stretching yourself in new ways, both personally and professionally, having a team that has your back, and thriving in a nimble environment, you would make an excellent addition to our team. I am excited to work with you!”
Jes Rau, Diversity, Equity & Inclusiveness Manager (they/them)
StrengthsFinder 2.0 Top 5 Talent Themes: Achiever, Connectedness, Relator, Learner, Developer “As a new member of the DEI team, I have been amazed by the warm welcome, support, and the ability to jump right into the action. Joining this team will offer exciting opportunities to learn and grow right from the start.”
David Siso, Spanish Staff Interpreter (he/him)
StrengthsFinder 2.0 Top 5 Talent Themes: Context Includer Arranger Connectedness Positivity “I am happy to be part of the Diversity, Equity & Inclusiveness team. My role as an interpreter is to make sure communication between providers and the people we serve is accurate and correct. By making sure everyone has access to the care they need, makes our community stronger and more united!”
Lisa Stiefel, ASL Interpreting Services Coordinator (she/her)
StrengthsFinder 2.0 Top 5 Talent Themes: Relator, Empathy, Positivity, Ideation and Adaptability “Being a part of the Diversity, Equity and Inclusiveness team will offer an amazing opportunity for someone with the same passion for equity as we do. If you strive to make meaningful change in the community through access, education and inclusion, you will be a great fit for our team. I look forward to working with you in the future!”