Who We Are
SAG-AFTRA is the iconic American labor union that represents approximately 160,000 media professionals. SAG-AFTRA employees support our members and thrive on securing the strongest protections by negotiating the best wages, working conditions, health and pension benefits. We preserve and expand members' work opportunities, vigorously enforce our contracts and protect our members against unauthorized use of their work.
What You'll Do
The National Director, Equity & Inclusion supports the Chief Governance and Equity & Inclusion Officer in the strategic development, execution and oversight of the Union's equity and inclusion efforts to advance diversity, reduce bias and eliminate sexual harassment in the workplace. The National Director will manage the Equity & Inclusion team in all advocacy, compliance, education and engagement activities and will work in consultation with senior staff on various initiatives. The National Director will also provide leadership and guidance to staff and member committees on diversity, equity and inclusion related matters and work collaboratively across departments to build frameworks for equity and inclusive excellence.
(This section provides a general summary of the most significant job duties performed. It does not explain in detail every single duty performed.)
• Oversee department processes for handling allegations of discrimination and harassment and violations of accessibility requirements.
• Strategic lead in the department for supporting contract negotiations including responsibility for assisting in the formulation of proposals and providing subject matter expertise at Wages & Working Conditions Committee meetings and negotiations.
• Oversee Equity & Inclusion based programming and outreach to members and industry stakeholders; involved in strategic planning and campaign development.
• Develop and maintain relationships with key employer representatives; identify trends and developments within the entertainment industry related to diversity, equity and inclusion and recommend courses of action for positioning the Union effectively.
• Leverage data analytics to improve outcomes and drive change.
• Perform other duties as assigned or as the situation dictates.
What You'll Need
We want to make sure you're successful. To be considered, you must have:
(The individual must possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities and be able to explain and demonstrate that he or she can perform the essential functions of this job with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of skills and abilities.)
• Must possess an advanced understanding of issues related to diversity, non-discrimination and equal employment opportunity principles and laws.
• Advanced level of management experience and demonstrated leadership skills required to effectively manage and develop team and individual contributors.
• Demonstrated cross-cultural competencies, including strong emotional intelligence and the ability to engage and build relationships. Must be able to cultivate respectful, strategic and collaborative relationships with people from diverse backgrounds both internally and externally.
• Well-developed group facilitation experience.
• Ability to interpret data and leverage analytics to improve outcomes and drive change.
• Creative problem solver and diplomat. Able to mediate disputes and negotiate with tact under pressure.
• Must possess knowledge of working relationships in entertainment and media (i.e. casting directors, producers, directors, agents, managers, publicists).
• Have an understanding and awareness of worker rights impacting SAG-AFTRA members.
• Expert interpersonal skills: high degree of patience and tact.
• Proficient in Google Suite applications and Internet-based systems.
• Strong communication skills in English, both oral and written; consultative skills to gain the respect and trust from staff and leadership alike in building impactful solutions.
• Able to use sound judgment, discretion, and maintain confidentiality on compensation matters.
• Able to organize, prioritize and coordinate multiple assignments and projects; able to thrive in a highly dynamic work environment; able to develop creative solutions.
• Undergraduate degree required. Advanced degree and/or legal background a plus.
• 10+ years of professional experience with diversity, equity & inclusion work or equivalent experience.
• 5+ years of senior management experience.
• Knowledge of entertainment industry preferred.
• Experience working in union or entertainment environment is highly desirable.
• Professional relationships in entertainment and/or broadcast journalism field is a plus.
• Background in contract interpretation and enforcement a plus.
What You'll Get
We are a great place to work because we offer:
• Colleagues that are passionate about what we do and how they contribute to our mission
• Balance between work and home life responsibilities
• Affordable and comprehensive medical and dental plans
• Generous pension plan
• Employee discounts and perks
Jobcode: Reference SBJ-g3xv1q-3-236-232-99-42 in your application.