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Diversity and Inclusiveness - Programs Specialist in Denver, CO at Mental Health Center of Denver

Date Posted: 12/4/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description


Provide administrative and organizational support for Diversity & Inclusiveness initiatives; help develop and facilitate supplemental learning opportunities for staff; assist in tracking and reporting Diversity & Inclusiveness metrics; participate in the development of a mentoring program; build and sustain relationships with internal and external community members



  • Contribute to an organizational culture of respect, hope, and personal accountability regarding Diversity & Inclusiveness
  • Promote cultural proficiency in all aspects of the organization’s functions and programming
  • Develop and maintain the Diversity & Inclusiveness intranet site (InSite)
  • Assist the Digital Media Specialist and other Marketing staff in maintaining the Diversity & Inclusiveness presence on the Mental Health Center of Denver internet site (
  • Contribute Diversity & Inclusiveness content to employee newsletter
  • Develop and implement internal projects (e.g., lactation spaces; organizational signage; D&I merchandise; etc.)
  • Support tracking and reporting of Diversity & Inclusiveness metrics
  • Attend community meetings and events
  • Support the design and implementation of “after-training” learning resources
  • Make Diversity & Inclusiveness presentations to community stakeholders
  • Provide coordination/programming support to other members of the Diversity & Inclusiveness team members
  • Support the establishment and operation of a talent development (mentoring) program
  • Assist in the planning and implementation of awareness month events, D&I field trips, and information-sharing
  • Serve as a training facilitator apprentice
  • Perform other duties as assigned



Job Requirements

EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree required

EXPERIENCE: 1 year of related Diversity & Inclusiveness/program management experience


  • Bilingual (ex. Spanish, ASL), a plus
  • Strong organizational and planning skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Holistic view of Diversity & Inclusiveness
  • High level of creativity and innovative mindset
  • Demonstrated ability to work with people from all walks of life
  • Strong desire to grow in the Diversity & Inclusiveness field


TYPICAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Ability to sit, stand, bend and reach, operate standard office equipment such as phone, computer, facsimile, copier/printer/scanner, and other business machines. Occasional lifting up to 40 lbs.

 MACHINES AND EQUIPMENT TO BE USED: Computers, calculators, fax machines, copiers, telephone and a variety of other office/clerical equipment.


Leslye C. Steptoe, Vice President of Diversity & Inclusiveness (she/her/hers/herself)

StrengthsFinder 2.0 Top 5 Talent Themes: Learner Achiever Context Positivity Arranger 

 One of the best things about our department is that our work allows for a lot of variety. A day in the life of a Diversity & Inclusiveness team member is never predictable! This position is a great opportunity for a person who thrives in that kind of environment, and who is deeply committed to culture and community.

Jamie Adasi, Faith & Spiritual Inclusiveness Director (she/her/hers/herself)

StrengthsFinder 2.0 Top 5 Talent Themes: Positivity Relator Maximizer Individualization Arranger 

 I truly love what we get to accomplish as a team, and the passionate people I get to work with every day. I am looking forward to welcoming an open, engaging, innovative and dedicated new staff member to our Diversity & Inclusiveness team!

Lakeysha Molock, Cultural Proficiency Training Manager (she/her/hers/herself)

StrengthsFinder 2.0 Top 5 Talent Themes: Communication Achiever Input Woo Positivity 

Welcome to the Diversity and Inclusiveness department. I look forward to collaborating on a variety of engaging and interactive projects. I hope our new team member enjoys laughter, hard work and an everchanging environment.

Mary Sterritt, Director, Colorado Daylight Partnership and Program Manager, Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services (she/her/hers/herself)

StrengthsFinder 2.0 Top 5 Talent Themes: Connectedness Learner Arranger Input Developer 

My work with the deaf and hard of hearing population spans the agency and other mental health agencies in Colorado. My focus is advancing access to services for this population through training, technical assistance and workforce development. I look forward to welcoming the person who will fill this role to join us and support the team in this important and dynamic work.