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Organizational Development/DE&I Manager 

Non-Union Position
HR & Safety Staff; PortlandOregon (US-OR)  
Regular FT 
Posting # 4067  


The Role:


If you are someone who wants to make a difference by driving positive change this could be a great opportunity for you.  


This role offers the ability to influence the future while growing in your career. The focus of this role is to advise and support strategic initiatives by providing internal consulting using a diversity, equity and inclusion lens to strengthen the organizational effectiveness of the company. You’ll offer coaching and solutions to executives and managers and support change efforts. You’ll direct the development and delivery of non-technical learning programs for the business and manage succession and leadership development while leading a great team of OE and DE&I consultants. 

Day to Day:


  • Collaborate with the Chief HR and Diversity Officer and other executives to identify organizational long-term planning needs and develop corresponding OE, DE&I and HR strategies
  • Direct the design and implementation of strategic initiatives and the development of improvement tools, such as training, management feedback and coaching, and assisting in strategies to meet company challenges
  • Coach and support the activities of OE/DE&I staff to design and implement organization development initiatives 
  • Partner with key internal stakeholder groups to support key initiatives such as employee engagement and other projects that build a sense of belonging for all employees and support the DEI Roadmap objectives
  • Design and execute scalable trainings and programs, including toolkits, workshops, and job aides, that strive to more deeply embed DE&I through learning and collaboration
  • Enhance executive, manager, and supervisor effectiveness through feedback and coaching on an individual and organizational level
  • Remain relevant on best practices and recommended strategies for continuous learning, knowledge sharing, and improvement to our overall DE&I Roadmap efforts
  • Maintain current knowledge of changing workforce issues and trends in organizational development including workforce and succession planning
  • Support Company’s commitment to their core values: integrity, safety, service ethic, caring and environmental stewardship.

Come on your first day with:


  • Bachelor’s degree with a major in business, human resources or related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Master’s degree preferred.
  • 7-10 years of related human resource experience specifically in organization development.
  • Experience in the following areas: change and transition management; diversity, equity and inclusion work; performance management; meeting facilitation; employee engagement survey interpretation and action planning; succession planning; leadership development; learning and development program design.
  • General business knowledge.  
  • Leadership experience in developing and inspiring a team.
  • A strong commitment to working in a highly collaborative team environment.  
  • The ability to understand an organization’s critical goals and objectives and the project management skills to develop and execute strategies to meet those objectives.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication and presentation skills.  
  • Creativity and fun.
  • The ability to build relationships with high integrity and honesty.

What we offer:

Work life balance 

  • Up to 23 Vacation Days 
  • 2 Weeks' Sick Time 
  • 11 paid holiday which includes 3 floating holidays. 
  • Flexible work arrangements 
  • 3 weeks paid parental leave
  • 1500 Sq foot exercise facility, onsite yoga classes, massage, and secure bike room. 


  • Meaningful Annual Incentive Bonus Opportunity in addition to base salary
  • Generous 401K company contribution and match. 
  • 15% Discount on ESPP
  • Up to $5250 a year in tuition reimbursement 


  • 20% off natural gas service 
  • Up to 30% discount at NW Natural Appliance Center
  • TRI Met Pass for all HQ employees
  • Generous discounts with Verizon & AT&T Wireless 


Base salary range: $109,500.00 - $156,000.00 per year, depending on qualifications

Annual Target Incentive: 15% target
Targets are calculated using eligible earnings during plan year participation. Payout, if earned, is based on company and individual performance for each plan year and may range from 0% – 200% of target. Targets are subject to change in subsequent plan years. Must be employed by September 30 in order to receive any prorated payout.    


Application Process: To be considered for this position, submit a complete electronic application including cover letter and resume via our website.


Disclosure: We are a drug free workplace and we comply with Federal Drug Free Workplace Act and Department of Transportation regulations. Pre-employment drug tests are part of the hiring process and apply to all positions. 

Deadline: 02/22/2023


All applications must be submitted through NW Natural’s Electronic Application System. Resumes submitted via email, fax or mail will not be accepted in lieu of an electronic application.


NW Natural is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We welcome and embrace our candidates’ diversity and take affirmative action to employ and advance individuals without discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion, age, physical or mental disability, veteran status, pregnancy (including childbirth or related medical conditions), national origin, marital status, genetic information, and all other legally protected characteristics. We forbid discrimination and harassment in the workplace based on any protected status or characteristic. A criminal history is not an automatic bar to employment with NW Natural. Instead, we make individualized assessments regarding qualifications and backgrounds. NW Natural is also committed to providing reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities, individuals with sincerely held religious beliefs, and disabled veterans in our job application procedures. If you need assistance or an accommodation as part of the application process, please contact us at or  (971) 979-6341.


NW Natural does not accept unsolicited submissions or assistance from search firms for posted positions. Resumes submitted by search firms working under a valid and current written contract with NW Natural valid written Statement of Work in place for this position from NW Natural HR/Employment will be deemed the sole property of NW Natural. No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by NW Natural as a result of the referral or through other means.

Nearest Major Market: Portland Oregon

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