Pace Suburban Bus, Arlington Heights, IL.  GovHR USA is pleased to announce the recruitment and selection process for the newly created position of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) Program Administrator to collaborate across all organizational departments to develop, implement, administer, and provide training on the program, work plan, policies, and procedures.  The Administrator will work both strategically to help set goals and objectives for the program but also be a ‘hands on’ resource to implement the program through successful events and activities. 
Position reports to Department Manager of DEIA 
Position responsibilities include:
  • Liaison between staff and external partners including municipalities, the state, governmental affairs, consultants, and the community to determine appropriate DEI initiatives, events and activities to achieve program goals.
  • Collaborates with Human Resources, Procurement and DBE to ensure that diversity, equity, and inclusion is reflected in hiring and retention of employees and contracting opportunities.
  • Provides overview of the program and training to staff on the work plan, and policies and procedures. 
  • Coordinates internal and external events to promote Pace commitment and progress on achieving program goals and objectives.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Bachelor’s degree in human resources or a related field and a minimum of five (5) years’ experience working with equity, diversity and inclusion programs or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Demonstrated proficiency using Microsoft Office applications (Outlook, Word, and Excel).
  • A valid driver's license with a good driving record.  Local travel is required.
  • Must have 
    • in-depth understanding and working knowledge of development, implementation, administration, and monitoring of equity, diversity, and inclusion programs and
    • experience in DEI best practices and implementation 
    • excellent oral and written communication skills, strong people skills, and strong organizational, time management and critical thinking skills.
    • proficiency with business software
    • excellent verbal and written communication skills,
    • organization and detail orientation, 
    • strong interpersonal skills
  • Must be able to
    • work with sensitive information while maintaining strict confidentiality and
    • prioritize work to meet deadlines.
  • Certification in DEI
More information 
  • Pace currently has a temporary hybrid work environment after completion of the probationary period of 6 months and based on business need.
  • In addition to generous health, dental and vision benefit programs, Pace also extends participation in the following plans:
    • Retirement Benefits –Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) Pension Plan or opting out and receiving a 7% employer contribution to RTA 401(k) Plan.
    • Retirement Savings Plans Voluntary deferrals are allowed on a pre-tax basis and/or Roth basis to the 401(k) or 457(b) plans
    • Tuition reimbursement
  • If work / life balance is important to you, Pace offers this cutting-edge package:
    • Vacation – 2 weeks (Accrual during the first year)
    • Paid Time Off (Leave) – 15 days annually with ability to convert unused hours to sick or 401(k) contribution
    • Paid Holidays – 6 days
    • Floating Holidays 5 days
  • Pace is setting the employer standard for offering a full-service health and wellness programs that include:
    • Flexible Spending Health and Dependent Care (Pace contributes 30% up to a maximum amount of $1,500 for dependent care)
    • Employee Life and Supplemental Life Insurance for the entire family
    • Health Club Reimbursement (up to $40 per month)
    • On-site Wellness Program
    • MetLife
      • Protection Plus Identity Theft Program and
      • Pet Insurance
  • Anticipated hiring range – up to $90,000 +/- DOQ
Application Instructions
  • Please submit résumé, cover letter, and contact information for three to five professional or supervisory references.  Resumes will be reviewed as they are received, and the position open until filled
  • Questions regarding the recruitment may be directed to:  Joan Walko, Senior Vice President, GovHR USA, LLC at (410) 499-9586
  • Pace Bus is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Posted: 2023-09-01

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