Chief Diversity, Equity, Inclusion Officer
Company: Recording Academy
Location: Santa Monica
Posted on: September 19, 2022
Lantana Office - Santa Monica, CA
WHO WE'RE LOOKING FOR
Do you want to play an instrumental role in transforming the future
of the Recording Academy and the broader music community? We are
looking for a Global Chief Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Officer
(CDEIO) to join the Recording Academy. Our diverse perspectives
come from many sources including gender, race, age, national
origin, sexual orientation, disability, culture, education, as well
as professional and life experience. We are working to develop
leaders and future talent pools to help us meet the ever-evolving
needs of our organization.
This key role will report to the CEO and will be committed to
fostering a safe, diverse, and inclusive workplace while advancing
the diversity work of the Recording Academy. This individual will
be responsible for enterprise-wide diversity, equity, and inclusion
efforts and ensuring the Recording Academys core value of
diversity, equity, and inclusion is embedded throughout all aspects
of the Academy, including internal staff culture, membership,
awards, and related programs. This role will be both internally and
Partnering with a team of passionate individuals, this role will
influence and support leadership, managers, and employees alike to
increase and reflect diversity, equity, and inclusion at the
WHAT YOU'LL DO
- Accelerate company-wide Objectives and Key Results (OKRs).
- Advance and expand the Academys diversity, equity, and
inclusion strategy with a commitment to ensure equitable outcomes
for underrepresented communities in music.
- Partner cross-functionally and interdepartmentally to foster a
climate of respect and advance company-wide diversity initiatives,
from board to staff level.
- Capture, analyze and leverage data to set priorities, educate
internal stakeholders and inform the company-wide DEI
- Position the Academy as a thought leader and operate as a
convener internally and externally with key stakeholders, artists,
the music industry and peers.
- Make recommendations informed by data, best practices, and
emerging knowledge related to inclusion in the workplace.
- Track OKRs, success metrics and lead reporting to key partners,
including the Recording Academy Board of Trustees.
- Working in close partnership with the Academys 12-chapters,
Elected Leaders nationally and locally and creating a plan to
expand our global footprint.
- Collaborate with People & Culture on issues of diversity,
equity, and inclusion at all levels of the organization, including
our hiring practices, performance review process, promotion, and
- Create partnerships with external organizations such as:
Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and other Minority Serving
Institutions (MSIs) to source candidates and develop a diverse
- In partnership with People & Culture, conduct regular reviews
of policies related to workplace harassment prevention, workplace
culture, and equitable benefits.
- Create and publish an annual diversity report.
- In partnership with both the Membership & Industry Relations
and Awards departments, work to ensure that all committees are
balanced from a DEI perspective both in governance and the awards
- Consult with external industry sources, in order to identify
qualified, diverse candidates for these committees.
- Work with Membership & Industry Relations to reach out to
grassroots organizations and potential industry partners.
SKILLS & EXPERIENCE
- Minimum of 10 years prior experience in similar roles with a
track record of increased responsibilities, with at least five
years of professional experience in diversity, equity and
- Demonstrated understanding of and effectiveness in working on
diversity, equity, and inclusion issues within a complex
- Must have a hands-on leadership style with a proven track
record of establishing diversity, equity, and inclusion best
practices, consensus-building and trust.
- Experience working with all levels of leadership and staff
members within the organization, as well as working on
- Superior analytical skills with strong business and financial
- Experience leading or working on a global team with a proven
track record of DEI work across multiple regions and
- Ability to develop quick turn-around, practical recommendations
based on data and research in order to inform strategic
- Should be well-connected within the diversity, equity, and
inclusion community and have an established network of outside
organizations to exchange best practices, including experience
working with colleges and/or universities.
- Ability to influence without authority, think proactively, and
- Anticipatory, solution-oriented thinking around broad cultural
and societal concerns.
- Ability to work collaboratively with senior leaders to build
individual capacity and commitment towards organizational
- Excellent leadership and mentorship skills to develop and grow
strong internal talent.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills, especially
focused on conveying complex information in an approachable
- Superior organization skills with the ability to manage heavy
workloads and multiple tasks.
- Ability to travel 25% of the time and availability for evening
and weekend events.
- College degree in an area related to diversity, equity,
inclusion, or leadership and organizational effectiveness.
Diversity & Inclusion Certification from an accredited institution
is a plus.
- Understanding of equal opportunity, affirmative action, and
knowledge of applicable federal and California laws, policies, and
procedures related to Title IV, Title IX, Americans with
PHYSICAL DEMANDS FOR CERTAIN ROLES
The physical demands described here are representative of those
that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the
essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be
made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is
occasionally required to stand, walk, and sit for long periods of
time, and work at a computer for long periods of time.
The employee will be required to lift and/or move up to 60
ABOUT THE RECORDING ACADEMY AND ITS AFFILIATES
The Recording Academy represents the voices of performers,
songwriters, producers, engineers, and all music professionals.
Dedicated to ensuring the recording arts remain a thriving part of
our shared cultural heritage, the Academy honors music's history
while investing in its future through the GRAMMY Museum, advocates
on behalf of music creators, supports music people in times of need
through MusiCares, and celebrates artistic excellence through the
GRAMMY Awardsmusic's only peer-recognized accolade and highest
achievement. As the world's leading society of music professionals,
we work year-round to foster a more inspiring world for
Established in 2008 as a partnership between the Recording Academy
and AEG, the GRAMMY Museum is a non-profit organization dedicated
to cultivating a greater understanding of the history and
significance of music. Paying tribute to our collective musical
heritage, the Museum explores and celebrates all aspects of the art
form from the technology of the recording process to the legends
who've made lasting marks on our cultural identity. In 2017, the
Museum integrated with its sister organization, the GRAMMY
Foundation, to broaden the reach of its music education and
preservation initiatives. As a unified organization, today, the
GRAMMY Museum fulfills its mission of making music a valued and
indelible part of our society through exhibits, education, grants,
and public programming.
A friend and ally of the music community, MusiCares was established
by the Recording Academy to safeguard the health and well-being of
all music people. A four-star charity and safety net in times of
need, MusiCares offers confidential preventative, recovery, and
emergency programs to address financial, medical, and personal
health issues. Through the generosity of our donors and volunteer
professionals, our dedicated team works across the country to
ensure the music community has the resources and support it
LATIN RECORDING ACADEMY
The Latin Recording Academy is an international, membership-based
organization comprised of Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking
recording artists, musicians, songwriters, producers, and other
creative and technical recording professionals. The organization is
dedicated to improving the quality of life and cultural condition
for Latin music and its makers. In addition to producing the Latin
GRAMMY Awards to honor excellence in the recorded arts and
sciences, The Latin Recording Academy provides educational and
outreach programs for the Latin music community either directly or
through its Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation -.
The Recording Academy, its affiliates, and the music industry have
a strong culture of inclusion and respect for everyone. The
Recording Academy makes intentional, courageous, and principled
decisions for stronger business outcomes and ensures that all
creators and professionals live and work in a fair and safe
environment. It is the Recording Academy's policy to provide equal
employment opportunity for all applicants and employees. The
Recording Academy does not discriminate on the basis of race (nor
traits historically associated with race, including, but not
limited to hair texture and protective hairstyles), color, religion
(including religious dress and grooming), creed, sex (including
pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions), national
origin, ancestry, age, physical disability, mental disability,
medical condition, family care status, military or veteran status,
marital status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender
expression, genetic information or any other characteristic
protected by law. The Recording Academy will make reasonable
accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities
unless doing so would result in an undue hardship to the Recording
Academy. This policy governs all aspects of employment, including
selection, job assignment, compensation, promotion, discipline,
termination, access to benefits and training, recruitment, hiring,
transfer, and social and recreational programs.
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