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Senior Manager, Diversity, Equity, Access & Inclusion (DEAI) (Full-Time)

The Senior Manager, DEAI supports the Newark Museum of Art’s mission and strategic plan. This position partners with senior leaders, managers, staff and the supports the board of trustees to advance the organization’s efforts to integrate DEAI into all areas of Museum operations, programming and organizational culture. This individual is responsible for developing implementing and monitoring programs that promote DEAI and develops trainings and initiates to create and foster an open and inclusive environment.

This position is a hybrid onsite/remote position with three days required onsite/two days’ work remotely.

Reporting to: Deputy Director of People, Culture, & Operations
Salary: $85,000 – $95,000 based on expertise; includes a comprehensive benefits package including medical plan, dental plan, vision, life insurance, Pension, 401K retirement, and generous paid time off.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Assist in the development and delivery of all NMOA DEAI programs and initiatives.
  • Serve as an expert resource to achieve NMOA’s strategic vision of DEAI.
  • Collaborates with departments across NMOA to ensure equity is embedded in programming.
  • Collect and analyze organizational data to demonstrate progress toward a diverse, inclusive, and equitable work environment.
  • Develop and present regular updates on the DEAI action plan implementation to Deputy Director, People, Culture & Operations, leadership and NMOA at large.
  • Manage the internship program in partnership with Senior Manager, People & Culture
  • Coordinates the activities and initiatives of NMOA’s DEAI committee.
  • Develop relationships with internal and external professional interest groups and maintain meaningful relations to support DEAI efforts.
  • Manages the DEAI budget and meet the organization’s DEAI goals within budget.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in human resources, organizational psychology, arts administration, business administration, social work, or related field.
  • 5+ years’ experience in leading and managing organizational change initiatives, particularly around issues of diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion, and/or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • 3+ years advancing DEAI at a nonprofit organization with multiple levels and types of stakeholders.
  • Experience and proven track record developing budgets, strategies, timelines, measurable goals for funding requests.  Experience obtaining/managing grants and providing on-time project deliverables with grant funding.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and exercise discretion and sound judgement while providing quality customer service; ability to work with sensitive and confidential information.
  • Good presentation, facilitation, oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to energize people and support all stakeholders on the DEAI learning journey with a style that builds relationships, trust, accountability, and inclusivity
  • Demonstrated skill coaching individuals and teams; ability to mediate and resolve conflicts.
  • Ability to build and maintain strong internal and external relationships with a variety of volunteers, community leaders, and other stakeholders.
  • Strong critical thinking skills, ability to evaluate information and make recommendations that anticipate the challenges, benefits, risks, and organizational impact on advancing DEAI goals for the Newark Museum of Art.

Physical Demands

  • Ability to alternate between sitting and standing

Due to the potential high volume of submissions, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. 

The Newark Museum of Art is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  In addition, we aspire to make the Museum and our environment – staff, audiences, artists, programs, and exhibitions – reflective of the diversity of the city of Newark and to capture the spirit of access, inclusion, and equity in all we do. We strongly encourage and welcome applicants from our BIPOC, disabled, and LGBTQIA communities as they must be centered in the work we do.

About The Newark Museum of Art

We acknowledge the traditional homelands of the Lenape, also known as the Delaware, upon which The Newark Museum of Art resides.

Founded in 1909, The Newark Museum of Art (NMOA) is the largest museum in New Jersey and ranks twelfth nationally in collection size, with more than 130,000 artworks and significant holdings of science and natural history. The NMOA is committed to the values of Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Inclusion by responding to the evolving needs and interests of diverse audiences through participation, visitor experiences, and community engagement.

From the ancient world to contemporary art, the Museum boasts a renowned collection of exceptional quality and depth, spanning concentrations in the Arts of Global Africa; Arts of Global Asia, featuring a Tibetan Buddhist altar; Arts of the Americas; American Art, with a particular strength in Native American art; Decorative Arts; Arts of the Ancient Mediterranean; and Science.

With a focus on welcoming everyone with inclusive experiences that spark curiosity and foster community, the NMOA offers groundbreaking exhibitions, engaging programming, a research library with 60,000 volumes, paid internships, and impactful local and global partnerships. A four-acre campus includes the Ballantine House (1885), a National Historic Landmark; the Ward Carriage House (1860); the Old Stone School House (1784); the Alice Ransom Dreyfuss Memorial Garden; and Horizon Plaza. Under the leadership of Director and CEO Linda C. Harrison, the NMOA has launched an era of transformation to create an engaged citizenry by reimagining the role of the art museum in the 21st century.

“We welcome everyone with inclusive experiences that spark curiosity and foster community”.