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Board Postion Available- Diversity Director

    October 22, 2013


    Position Summary:

    Serve as an appointed member of the chapter board of directors. Monitor and evaluate on a continuing basis local activities concerning diversity issues. Spearhead the effort to diversify the chapter's membership/leadership and to publicize successful diversity programs in the local community.

    Responsible To:

    The members of the chapter
    The chapter president
    State council diversity director

    • Develop and/or distribute information and materials to chapter members to promote diversity in the workplace.
    • Publicize to chapter members examples of successful diversity efforts being undertaken by chapter members in their particular workplaces.
    • Identify minorities and other individuals with diverse backgrounds in the local area who might be interested in joining the chapter.
    • Identify current chapter members with diverse backgrounds who might be interested in volunteer leadership opportunities.
    • Be available for presentations if and when appropriate, or help to identify both diversity programs/speakers for conferences or chapter programs and speakers with diverse backgrounds for conferences or chapter programs.
    • Network with other diversity directors from other chapters within the state.
    • Coordinate efforts in developing diversity initiatives that can serve as models for other chapters.
    • Participate in SHRM Diversity Core Leadership Area conference calls and webcasts.
    • Participate in the development and implementation of short-term and long-term strategic planning for the chapter.
    • Represent the chapter in the human resources community.
    • Attend as many monthly membership and board of directors meetings as you can.

    Resources Available:
    • SHRM supplies the following resources for chapter diversity directors
    o Chapter Position Descriptions
    o Fundamentals of Chapter Operations
    o And MUCH MORE…available online at
    • Diversity Toolkit for SHRM Chapters available online at
    • SHRM Diversity Focus Area at