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Suffolk Construction Vice President, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Boston, Massachusetts

As a national leader in the construction industry, Suffolk is redefining what it means to build. We challenge the status quo every day by gathering the people, innovations, and partnerships that can explore and go after new ways to do our jobs. Our focus on high-performing teams and technology translates to groundbreaking solutions for all industry sectors and phases of building. We provide value throughout the entire project lifecycle by leveraging our core construction management services alongside vertical service lines, an approach that is revolutionizing the industry and making a permanent mark on the world of business. Join us for a thrilling experience that will energize you, challenge you, and propel your career.

About Suffolk

Suffolk is a national enterprise that invests, innovates, and builds. We provide value throughout the entire project lifecycle by leveraging our core construction management services with vertical service lines that include real estate capital investment, design, self-perform construction services, technology start-up investment and innovation research and development. We have $4.5 billion in annual revenue, 2,400 employees, and main offices in Boston (headquarters), New York, Miami, West Palm Beach, Tampa, Estero, Dallas, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and San Diego. We serve clients in every major industry sector, including health care, science and technology, education, gaming, transportation and aviation, and commercial. Suffolk is privately held and is led by founder, chairman and CEO John Fish. We’re ranked #23 on the Engineering News Record list of “Top 400 Contractors.” And we’re proud to be a certified 2022 “Great Place to Work.” For more information, visit www.suffolk.com and follow Suffolk on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, and Instagram.

The role:

The Vice President of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion will report to the Executive Vice President of External Affairs and be responsible for implementing a companywide strategy on DE&I issues. Including, but not limited, to working with regional business leaders to set DE&I goals and deploy DE&I programs and best practices to help achieve those goals, leading overall Trade Partner and Supplier Diversity programs, and serving as a thought partner and strategic advisor to company leaders on DE&I topics.

  • Working with the Director of DE&I to set regional DE&I goals under the IDEA Framework.

  • Developing and deploying best-in-class diversity program offerings that can be deployed at the regional level, including but not limited to, mentorship programs, training and learning offerings, hiring and recruitment strategies and related actions.

  • Provide support and direction as appropriate to the existing Suffolk Business Resource Groups.

  • Working with the Director, National Trade Partner Diversity to oversee a companywide compliance program for projects with mandated or voluntary subcontractor or hiring goals.

  • Provide strategic guidance to the Director, National Trade Partner Diversity as they manage an 8-course Business Accelerator Program for MWBE/SBE/SDVOB/DBE subcontractors.

  • In partnership with the Director, Disadvantaged Business Procurement develop a voluntary National MWBE/SBE/SDVOD/DBE Hiring Goal and working in partnership with regional procurement officers achieve that goal.

  • Leading the internal Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion team and helping support the team as it continues to grow.

  • Identify and develop new programs and initiatives as appropriate to help Suffolk build a best-in-class Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion department.

  • Provide strategic guidance to the Executive Team on topics related to DE&I.

  • 10+ years working on DE&I topics at a corporate level.

  • Strong leadership and management skills.

  • Preferred experience managing supplier diversity, though not required.

  • Proven ability to problem solve, and drive organizational change.

  • Ability to work in fast paced environment, and manage multi work steams simultaneously.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit for long periods of time; talk or hear; perform fine motor, hand and finger skills in the use of a keyboard, telephone, or writing. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; and reach with arms and/or hands. Specific vision abilities include close vision, distance vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus. The employee will spend their time in an office environment with a quiet to moderate noise level. Job site walking.

Suffolk provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity, national origin, citizenship, genetic information, disability, protected veteran, gender identity, age or any other status protected by law. This policy applies to recruiting, hiring, transfers, promotions, terminations, compensation, benefits, and all other terms and conditions of employment. Suffolk will not tolerate any unlawful discrimination toward, or harassment of, applicants or employees by anyone at Suffolk, or anyone working on behalf of Suffolk.

ID: 2022-6370

Street: 65 Allerton Street

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