Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Coordinator

Posted Date: May- 7-2021

Job ID: 19958

Job Type: Full Time

Job Function: Human Resources

City: Seattle

State: Washington

Store: Seattle HQ

Remote Eligible: No

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What's cool about this job

This job contributes to REI’s success by supporting the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion team to provide accurate, timely, and proactive administrative and program support services. This includes: the development and delivery of a wide range of data, analyses and reports required to support overall workforce development strategies; conducting research, identifying benchmarks, developing and maintaining metrics to support the organization, business unit and department DEI goals; coordinating cultural education programs and organization-wide DEI events; working closely with employee resource groups to increase their effectiveness and active engagement in supporting DEI strategies; and supporting the development and delivery of communication and training intended to increase awareness in supporting DEI strategies.  This position will provide a level of focused support and knowledge to HR and DEI as assigned. Responsibilities in this area require working independently, maintaining confidentiality, and using good judgment while providing operational, administrative, project, and technology support with minimum direction. This position will perform other duties as assigned by the management team and will work collaboratively to provide overflow and backup support for other Administrative team members in HR as needed. Models and acts in accordance with REI’s guiding values and mission

Program Support and Communication

  • Develop detailed knowledge of program goals, outcomes and processes. Maintain regular communication with program owners.
  • Prepare and send written communication to program participants, presenters, and participating leaders.
  • Serve as liaison with program participants.
  • Create, update, and enhance program sites – SharePoint, Teams, LMS etc.
  • Utilize current systems for participant scheduling, tracking, and communication for designated events/programs.
  • Execute special projects as assigned by management


System Administration

  • Provide administrative, project, and office technology support to directors and managers within assigned sub-departments.
  • Manage calendaring functions for directors and managers
  • Learning Management System administration including maintaining programs, conducting system intakes from cross divisional customers, troubleshooting and solving problems for users.
  • Employee engagement survey tool administration including managing reporting intake requests, generating reports, working with the vendor.
  • Financial systems administration (Concur, Ariba, etc.). Reconciles and tracks financial reports and spending.


Event Planning & Logistics

  • Plan and execute team travel, team events, and meetings as needed.
  • Source external event locations and vendor products and services as needed.
  • Make room reservations, request room set-up, order catering and any other vendor supplied product or services for learning events.
  • Help plan and manage program logistics and operations.
  • Provide team with recommendations to improve efficiency and effectiveness of program logistics and operations.
  • Source external event locations and vendor products and services as needed.


Vendor Relationships

  • Coordinate with Procurement, Finance, and program owners to source and communicate with external vendors
  • Communicates with vendors about upcoming needs and dates.
  • Facilitates payments for vendors.
  • Utilizes REI contracting process as appropriate.

Training Program Supplies

  • Manage on-hand quantities of office supplies, participant materials, and other program supplies as needed.
  • Reproduce training materials and supplies ensuring adequate quantities for upcoming events.
  • Source cost-effective products and materials from vendors as needed for programs.

Bring your passion and expertise

  • 3 – 4 years experience in Human Resources administration – specifically training coordination and/or related experience.
  • Expert experience with MS Office Suite and web browsing/research.
  • Experience with project site design and maintenance (e.g. SharePoint).
  • Able to effectively revise and maintain a program website.
  • Experience with Learning Management System administration preferred.
  • Project management skills including ability to create action plans and timeline, manage multiple programs simultaneously and complete assignments in a timely manner.
  • Can effectively troubleshoot office technology issues.
  • Delivers effective communications; verbally, written, and over the phone. Exercises discretion and diplomacy at all times.
  • Works independently within scope of responsibilities, anticipates problems, and uses sound judgment to act appropriately.
  • Demonstrates attention to detail, a commitment to accuracy and thoroughness.
  • Actively participates and collaborates with others on one's own team and across REI for the achievement of business goals.
  • Uses business knowledge, innovative thinking, and sound judgment in the solution of problems or the pursuit of business opportunities.
  • Consolidates information from various sources including feedback from others to reach sound decisions.
  • Considers the ultimate impact of decisions and actions on internal and external customers.
  • Works smart by setting effective work goals, establishing priorities, and planning to produce quality work.
  • Executes effectively by using resources efficiently, meeting deadlines, and keeping others informed of work plans and progress toward goals.
  • Clearly conveys and accurately receives information by a variety of methods and in various situations.
  • Builds rapport with people inside and outside the organization.
  • Acts upon opportunities and involves and influences others in the accomplishment of worthwhile organizational goals.

At REI we offer an enviable work environment that Fortune Magazine has recognized on the "100 Best Places to Work" list since the award's inception – 23 years in a row! Sure, we work hard, but it’s balanced with time off to play—a strategy that works for us as we continue to grow and thrive. Want to enjoy a workplace where you can be yourself, be heard and be respected while having a job that challenges you? This is the place.

With more than 160 retail locations (and growing), REI offers unique competitive benefits to its more than 15,000 employees, including healthcare, gear and apparel discounts, free equipment rentals and challenge grants to help employees reach personal outdoor goals, generous retirement plan contributions, public transit subsidy, adoptions assistance, paid sabbaticals, and more.

REI is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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§753. Factors to be considered concerning a previous criminal conviction; presumption.

1. In making a determination pursuant to section seven hundred fifty-two of this chapter, the public agency or private employer shall consider the following factors:

(a) The public policy of this state, as expressed in this act, to encourage the licensure and employment of persons previously convicted of one or more criminal offenses.

(b) The specific duties and responsibilities necessarily related to the license or employment sought or held by the person.

(c) The bearing, if any, the criminal offense or offenses for which the person was previously convicted will have on his fitness or ability to perform one or more such duties or responsibilities.

(d) The time which has elapsed since the occurrence of the criminal offense or offenses.

(e) The age of the person at the time of occurrence of the criminal offense or offenses.

(f) The seriousness of the offense or offenses.

(g) Any information produced by the person, or produced on his behalf, in regard to his rehabilitation and good conduct.

(h) The legitimate interest of the public agency or private employer in protecting property, and the safety and welfare of specific individuals or the general public.

2. In making a determination pursuant to section seven hundred fifty-two of this chapter, the public agency or private employer shall also give consideration to a certificate of relief from disabilities or a certificate of good conduct issued to the applicant, which certificate shall create a presumption of rehabilitation in regard to the offense or offenses specified therein.