Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion (DEI) Advisor

San Luis Obispo County
San Luis Obispo
Full Time
Peoples' Self-Help Housing

[POSTING PERIOD: 1/17/2023 to 2/10/2023. Applicants will be reviewed following the close of the posting period.]

The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Advisor, under the supervision of the Director of Human Resources, will oversee organizational efforts related to equity education, processes, and policies in support of staff and community inclusivity.

With a mission to build affordable homes, with site-based services that offer opportunities to change lives and strengthen communities, People’s Self-Help Housing is a the longest serving nonprofit developer on California’s Central Coast. We serve low income working families, farmworkers, seniors and veterans and provide welcoming environments for those living with disabilities and for the formerly homeless. Along with building and managing beautiful and accessible neighborhoods in San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Ventura counties, we offer a broad array of programs to promote, health, education and connections to community-based resources.

This is a full time position (40 hours/week).

Salary DOE, with a very competitive benefit package including:

  • Employer-paid Medical/Dental/ Vision, LTD/ STD
  • Profit Sharing Pension Plan
  • Paid Vacation, Holidays and Sick Time
  • Employer investment in professional education and employee wellness
  • An excellent supportive staff and work environment.


  • Provide strategic leadership in the areas of diversity, inclusion, racial equity (REDI) .
  • Collect data to identify priorities and opportunities for advancing REDI. Develop workplan informed by data points to implement REDI principles and objectives.  Build internal consensus on work plan as well as annual updates to the goals and objectives.  Present and communicate progress to leadership team, executive team, IDEA commission and the Board of Directors as needed.
  • Lead internal diversity, racial equity, and inclusion initiatives, including the convening of the IDEA Commission, the committees therein, and its members.
  • Design, coordinate, and/or facilitate diversity and equity workshops, presentations, learning opportunities and other strategies that help to integrate diversity, racial equity, and inclusion principles in daily operations.
  • Review, recommend, and implement policies, regulations and procedures that address issues of disproportionality, diversity, and cultural competency.
  • Provide regular and detailed reports, both written and verbal, of progress and metrics related to diversity, racial equity, and inclusion initiatives and projects – including feedback from staff and stakeholders.
  • Research, identify, and pursue funding opportunities to support initiatives and programs within PSHH related to diversity, racial equity, and inclusion. Assist with grant writing and reporting
  • Develop and monitor budget for selected activities that support REDI workplan implementation.
  • Collaborate with Communications staff to proof and or create content, and publicize diversity-related events, educational opportunities, workshops, etc. for staff, residents, and members of the communities we serve – including the use of newsletters, press releases, PSHH intranet, PSHH website, and social media platforms.
  • Maintain and update reference materials, website content, and other forms of media that are available to PSHH staff and external stakeholders.
  • Represent PSHH at local, regional, and national multicultural events as determined in conjunction with the CEO & President.
  • Serve as a member of and attend meetings for the Department Leadership team.
  • Pursue professional development opportunities; attend conferences and professional meetings to remain apprised of current and emerging diversity and inclusion issues that may affect the organization.
  • Serve as a resource for staff with respect to training, facilitating, and support of open dialogue as it relates to the intersections of race, gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, nation and nationhood, class, religious or cultural affiliation, and ability status in the workplace.
  • Coordinate data collection, entry, and reporting processes relative to equity work and practices.
  • Use data to monitor and report progress in areas impacted by disproportionality.
  • Assist in improving company-wide engagement with diverse populations.
  • Act as liaison to and develop strong relationships with community and resident organizations focused on racial equity, diversity and inclusion.
  • Assist Human Resources Director in identifying and participating in recruitment opportunities to attract a more diverse pool of candidates for all job openings.
  • Support and develop PSHH leadership in matters related to diversity, inclusion, and equity within the organization and the communities we serve.



  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience coordinating diversity, inclusion, and equity initiatives.
  • Experience managing projects with deadlines, deliverables, and budget limitations.
  • Successful track record managing cross-discipline teams.
  • Demonstrated personal commitment to professional growth and to receiving and acting on constructive feedback.
  • Demonstrated cultural competency and ability to work with diverse groups of people.
  • Experience in facilitating group discussions.
  • Strong understanding of terminology, practices, and resources related to race, equity, diversity, and inclusion in the workplace.
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills. Bilingual (English/Spanish) skills, both written and verbal, required.
  • Project management skills in implementing complex programs, supervising personnel, and developing and handling a budget.
  • Strong technological acumen, including the ability to create and present electronic materials, develop reports using various applications, and communicate via multiple modes of digital communication.
  • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to prioritize a multitude of tasks by volume, urgency, etc.
  • Capacity to work with others in a high-functioning, collaborative, and innovative professional setting.
  • Exhibits professional qualities of being collaborative, flexible, resilient, and patient.
  • Ability to confidentially manage sensitive information as well as identify and escalate concerns related to harassment, discrimination, or retaliation.
  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field.
  • 4 years of relevant experience in leading diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives and experience in coordinating large and events/programs will be considered in lieu of an advanced degree.
  • Move about the community, attending meetings outside of the office and visiting PSHH properties and work sites.
  • Sitting most of the time, but may involve moving around the site or standing for brief periods.
  • Perform light physical work, frequently lifting up to ten pounds with or without accommodation in an indoor setting.

Equal Employment Opportunity

PSHH provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

Starting Compensation Range: $70,000.00-$85,000.00 annually (final salary rate will be determined based on experience and skills).

To apply, send resume to:
• Email: hr@pshhc.org
• Fax: 805.544.1901
• Mail: Attn: HR, 1060 Kendall Road, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

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