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Operations Administrator, Equity & Inclusion (One Houston Together)

Greater Houston Partnership
Houston, TX
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description
Why the Partnership
When you join the Greater Houston Partnership, you get the opportunity to work with an organization helping guide the future of the Houston region. Our team of professionals works across multiple disciplines, including Economic Development (Regional and International), Executive, Finance & Accounting, Marketing & Communications, Member Engagement, Public Policy, Regional Workforce Development, Research, Resources, and the Center for Houston’s Future.

Who We Are
The Greater Houston Partnership works to make Houston one of the best places to live, work and build a business. As the economic development organization for the region, the Partnership champions growth across 12 counties by bringing together business and civic-minded leaders who are dedicated to the area’s long-term success. Representing more than 900 member organizations and approximately one-fifth of the region’s workforce, the Partnership is the place companies come together to make an impact.

Established in 2020, One Houston Together (OHT) is the Partnership’s commitment to leverage the power of the business community to reduce inequities. OHT is a data-driven effort of 100+ businesses, institutions, and nonprofit organizations. The two OHT workstreams for Talent and Supplier Diversity are designed to drive change in two priority areas:
  • advance people of color into senior management roles and increase racial diversity on corporate boards
  • grow spending with Minority Business Enterprises
One Houston Together is guided by a board-level committee, the Partnership’s Racial Equity Principles, and results from the regional Equity & Inclusion Assessment. With 120 companies representing 215,000 employees, the assessment provides a baseline for how businesses and organizations are progressing and makes Houston the first major metro to take a data-driven approach to guide the collective action of the business community to advance DEI.

We look forward to telling you more about the organization and helping determine if a career with the Partnership is right for you!

Today, We Are Looking For
The One Houston Together Operations Administrator is the primary point of contact and works closely with and has accountability to the SVP, Diversity, Equity,and Inclusion. The Operations Administrator is responsible for planning, overseeing, and executing One Houston Together projects.

As a member of the One Houston Together team, you will play an essential role in implementing the regional Equity & Inclusion Assessment and delivering on goals for Talent Advancement and Supplier Diversity.
  • You have the desire to make a significant impact in the 4th largest city in the nation and are committed to equity and inclusion.
  • You have helped organizations achieve their goals through strong project management.
  • You want to partner with a senior leader to deliver outcomes and enjoy working with an optimist and big-picture thinker who communicates directly, leads authentically, and is inspired by possibility.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
The following responsibilities are essential to job performance:

Project Management
  • Oversee administration of regional Equity & Inclusion Assessment across 12-county region to include participant recruitment, scorecard distribution, and producing relevant reports
  • Plan and coordinate all aspects of Talent and Supplier Diversity Roundtables and industry working group convenings to include onsite support, catering, and invitations
  • For all projects complete the following:
    • Help develop comprehensive project plans and oversee the initiation, prioritization, and scheduling and manage from initiation through completion, identifying tasks that need to be completed or delegated
    • Provide ongoing updates as work progresses and recommend changes as needed to ensure goals are met with quality and timely completion
    • Team with SVP, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and Partnership staff to identify opportunities to increase impact, define and deliver on goals, and set key performance indicators
    • Serve as the liaison between One Houston Together, internal Partnership divisions, and external audiences
  • Record and synthesize meeting notes and help develop corresponding goals and action plans
  • Create presentations, pre- and post-reads, eNews content, blog posts, and status reports, and event recaps
  • Provide administrative support to SVP, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion to include scheduling, responding to external requests for speakers and resources, and preparing expense reports
  • Complete Salesforce data entry and prepare email distribution lists, calendar invites, and internal requests to other Partnership divisions
  • Develop efficient procedures for OHT operations and create corresponding process document
  • Other duties as assigned
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
The following knowledge, skills, and abilities are desirable for job success:
  • 4 years of relevant experience preferred
  • Advanced knowledge and experience in presentation design, problem-solving, and project management including managing large-scale, high-value projects with significant complexity
  • Experience developing and managing projects from concept to completion with demonstrated success in delivering projects on time and within budget
  • DEI, Human Resources, supplier diversity, or supply chain background or knowledge
  • Ability to incorporate data and key insights into projects and deliver according to budget, timeline, and scope
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills are essential
  • Experienced organizer and planner with a keen attention to detail and capacity to course correct
  • Be self-directed and comfortable making decisions
  • Experience working with senior-level leaders ​​​​​​
  • Advanced proficiency with computer software applications to include Basecamp, Salesforce, Zoom, Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Teams
Behavioral Competencies - Attributes, Behaviors, and Characteristics
  • Accountability: Takes ownership; Willing to be evaluated; Makes decisions; Overcomes obstacles; Takes initiative and finishes a job at a high-level of excellence
  • Communication: Communicates effectively and persuasively, both verbally and in writing; Can write prose with proper grammar and syntax; Listens actively; builds trust; uses the appropriate media for the situation; Knows what and when to communicate to an audience
  • Planning & Organizing: Integrates changes smoothly; Plans for additional resources; Prioritizes and plans work activities; Sets goals and objectives; Uses time efficiently; Works in an organized manner
  • Teamwork: Balances team and individual responsibilities; Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Exhibits objectivity and openness to others’ view; Gives and welcomes feedback
Education Requirements
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent
  • Associate Degree with minimum 3 years of relevant work experience
  • 5 years of project management experience with no degree
Required Experience
Minimum 3 years of relevant experience

Physical Requirements
  • Good vision and hearing acuity (with adaptive aids if necessary).
  • Manual dexterity and skillful use of computer keyboard.
  • Physical exertion includes bending, pushing, standing, and walking. Must be able to move or lift approximately 25 pounds on occasion.
Mental and Aptitude Requirements
  • Job requires the ability to hear, see, and talk; analytical, conceptual, problem-solving, planning and decision-making skills.
Safety Requirements
Adhere to office safety policies.

Note: The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification. They should not be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.

The Greater Houston Partnership is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Greater Houston Partnership


Houston, TX
77010 USA