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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Manager


Charlotte, NC, US, 28203

Best people + right culture. These are the driving forces behind JE Dunn’s strategy for success. By hiring the best people we can find, giving them interesting and challenging work, and letting them share in the company’s rewards, we’ve found a sustainable way to grow in our industry for the last 90+ years.
JE Dunn believes in providing the best tools for employees to get the job done right. Lean operation processes. Digital document collaboration. LEED-certified, occupant-focused environments. We make sure our workforce is prepared for the job, and we expect the best. Our diverse teams around the country strive to enrich lives through inspired people and places every day, and we need inspired people like you to join us in our pursuit of building perfection.

Role Summary

The Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Manager will work closely with senior leadership to build an effective diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I) program for their assigned region and/or work program. This position will be responsible for facilitating inclusive business practices for women and minorities in support of construction projects, implementing initiatives that promote a diverse and inclusive culture and participate in activities to attract diverse talent to JE Dunn. All activities will be performed in support of the strategy, vision and values of JE Dunn.   

  • Autonomy & Decision-Making:  Makes most decisions and consults with supervisor as needed.
  • Career Path: Senior Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Manager

Key Role Responsibilities - Core


  • Develops and maintains close working relationships with regional leadership to align activities with the priorities for the region.
  • Develops and maintains close working relationships with diverse businesses and community organizations in order to source for projects and opportunities.
  • Performs quantitative and qualitative analysis using internal tools and reports.
  • Develops and implements best practices for diversity within the region and/or work program, including workplace inclusion initiatives that support our key strategic initiatives.
  • Identifies and tracks diverse contractors, vendors, and suppliers that have the capacity to support company goals and educates them on the tools and requirements necessary to qualify them for work with JE Dunn.
  • Educates and partners with project management teams to produce required reports and deliverables to achieve targeted project goals.
  • Partners with Marketing/Business Development to respond to RFP requests and participates on project interview teams as needed.
  • Partners with Talent Acquisition team and targeted colleges and universities to recruit diverse individuals.
  • Facilitates initiatives, aligned with corporate HR, to ensure federal, state and local regulatory compliance at each of the offices within the region and/or work program.
  • Oversees partnerships and programs with diverse businesses, to include mentorship programs and contractor development programs.
  • Maintains knowledge of diversity-related issues, legislation, and best practices.
  • Promotes awareness and understanding of DE&I for all levels, instilling DE&I awareness and practices into workplace culture.
  • Assists in the development and implementation of training programs that foster diversity, inclusion, belonging and retention initiatives.
  • Maintains database of diverse businesses and organizations for community outreach purposes.
  • Partners with key stakeholders and assigned leadership teams on creation of affirmative action plans and progress.

Key Role Responsibilities - Additional Core

  • Provide direction and support to the Operations team to create and track metrics of the Organization’s diversity spending in alignment with our internal goals and client requests.
  • Work directly with Operations teams to develop and implement project-specific plans that meet and exceed our client’s program and project goals.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Ability to perform work accurately and completely, and in a timely manner
  • Communication skills, verbal and written - Advanced
  • Proficiency in MS Office
  • Organizational skills
  • Listening skills
  • Ability to facilitate meetings and build consensus in a classroom and virtual setting
  • Ability to conduct effective presentations - Advanced
  • Ability to quickly and effectively solve complex problems
  • Ability to deliver quality through attention to detail
  • Ability to adapt to change
  • Ability to be proactive and resourceful
  • Ability to prioritize multiple projects
  • Ability to adapt and respond to dynamic situations
  • Ability to read a situation and make sound assessments and recommendations
  • Ability to rely on a heightened sense of organizational awareness
  • Ability to speak confidently in large groups with executive presence
  • Ability to build relationships and collaborate within a team, internally and externally


  • Bachelor’s degree in human resources, business management or related field (Required)
  • Training in contract compliance (Preferred)
  • In lieu of the above requirements, relevant experience will be considered


  • 8+ years experience in diversity and inclusion (Preferred)
  • Construction/HUB plan experience (Preferred)

Working Environment

  • Must be able to lift up to 10 pounds
  • May require periods of overnight travel
  • Ability to attend events in the evenings as needed
  • Must be willing to work non-traditional hours to meet business needs
  • Normal office environment
  • Frequent activity: Sitting, Viewing Computer Screen
  • Occasional activity: Standing, Walking, Reaching above Shoulder


At JE Dunn, you’ll receive an abundance of resources dedicated to ensuring your success and future development

Employee-focused culture
Whether it’s our Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP), company wellness program, or modern workspaces, we put the satisfaction of our employees at the forefront of everything we do.


Award-winning benefits package
Named one of Plan Sponsor Magazine’s 2015 Plan Sponsors of the Year, JE Dunn’s employee benefits package ranks among the top of our peer group, meeting and exceeding standard expectations.


Professional training opportunities
Our employee development team works full-time to create growth opportunities across the company. We encourage employees to take command of their own development, and we make sure they have what they need to take that next step.


Community-driven workforce
Corporate and personal involvement in the communities in which we work is simply part of the job--JE Dunn as an organization is proud to donate over 10 percent of our pre-tax earnings to charities around the country each year.


JE Dunn Construction is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and it is our policy to provide equal opportunity to all people without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, age, disability, pregnancy, genetic information, citizenship status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other legally protected category. JE Dunn Construction is a background screening, drug-free workplace.


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JE Dunn Construction Company does not accept unsolicited resumes from search firms or agencies. Any resume submitted to any employee of JE Dunn Construction without a prior written search agreement will be considered unsolicited and the property of JE Dunn Construction Company.  Please, no phone calls or emails.

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Why People Work Here

At JE Dunn we offer our employees an inspired place to enrich their life and the lives of those around them

Building on our rich history, our employee owners are shaping the future of JE Dunn. In our team-focused environment we do life together and are generously rewarded for our efforts

About JE Dunn

    Founded in 1924, JE Dunn Construction is a family and employee-owned general contractor with expertise in construction management services, design-build, and integrated project delivery. We deliver transformational solutions to our clients with certainty of results in our pursuit of building perfection.

    • 90+ Years of Construction Experience
    • 22 office locations coast-to-coast
    • Annual revenues in excess of $4 billion
    • Consistently ranked Top 25 of the 400 largest general contractors nationwide by Engineering News-Record
    • Consistently ranked Top 15 for domestic building by Engineering News-Record
    • 2500+ Employee Owners work at JE Dunn


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Nearest Major Market: Charlotte