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Diversity and Inclusion Specialist

Job ID: 328
Business Unit: MTA Headquarters
Location: New York, NY, United States
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Department: Div and Inclusion Initiatives
Date Posted: Dec 6, 2023


JOB TITLE:                        Diversity and Inclusion Specialist
SALARY RANGE:             $75,484 - $99,073
HAY POINTS:                    496
DEPT/DIV:                         Department of Diversity & Civil Rights
SUPERVISOR:                  Sr Director Diversity & Inclusion
LOCATION:                      2 Broadway New York, NY 10004
HOURS OF WORK:         9:00 am - 5:30 pm (7 1/2 hours/day)
DEADLINE:                       Open Until Filled       


Under the direction of the Senior Director of Diversity and Inclusion, the Specialist, Diversity & Inclusion will be responsible for assisting with the execution of relevant programming, projects, initiatives, training, and other MTA strategies to continue fostering an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workplace for all MTA employees.

The specialist will play a critical role in the implementation and facilitation of the execution of diversity and inclusion programs and initiatives. The specialist will be responsible for ensuring that tasks or events are carried out successfully by working with all relevant role-players to bring together resources, information, and services to the successful completion of projects and events.


Provide project management support, as needed, for selected priority projects and strategic initiatives including but not limited to the strategic plan and the climate survey.

 Organizes all initiatives to support Employee Resource Groups (ERG) with cultural events.

 Supports diversity and inclusion initiatives, as set by the Senior Director, Diversity & Inclusion and assists the D& I Tower with executing relevant strategies, which benefit MTA.

 Organizes the scheduling of Diversity and Inclusion Tower meetings, Employee Resource Group meetings (full groups and leadership), and relevant diversity and inclusion events or programming.

 Assists the Senior Director with the communication of the agency’s diversity and inclusion commitment and activities, through diversity reporting (ERG, DDCR led events etc.) and other publications.

Manage the flow of events for DDCR initiatives and assist with the flow of events for ERGs.

Researching trends and gathering resources on new activities and programs.

 Overseeing the planning and coordination of new activities.

Providing guidance on subject-matter projects to employees and management teams.

Planning and attending collaboration meetings to ensure projects are on schedule.

In support of the Diversity & Inclusion Tower compiles and organizes data in response to surveys regarding diversity and inclusion, professional development, and recruiting (ERG, Trainings, DDCR led events).

Provide detailed administrative support to the D&I Tower

Assist in creating and maintaining regular progress reports for key projects and initiatives

Assists with other diversity and inclusion needs as necessary. Other duties as assigned.


Excellent oral and written communications skills; excellent organizational skills, with the ability to multi-task and work independently.

Demonstrated ability to handle sensitive, confidential, and difficult situations with tact and diplomacy.

Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Suite to produce quality written communications, including presentations and complex functions of Excel.

Demonstrated ability to work effectively with others in a cooperative manner, to accomplish work and participate in team efforts.

Demonstrated ability to provide quality client service to both internal and external customers, regarding both routine and complex matters. requires tact, patience, and the ability to maintain confidentiality.

Demonstrated ability to organize and prioritize multiple projects in a dynamic and complex environment, meeting and communicating around deadlines and successfully managing the daily workload.


Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/university in Public Administration, Organizational development Business, Psychology or Sociology or related field. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered in lieu of a degree.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Certification preferred.

Prior experience in a transportation setting preferred.

At least five (5) years of experience in a multicultural setting; diversity, equity, or inclusion position.

Two (2) years of progressively responsible experience with an emphasis on event planning.

As an employee of MTA Headquarters, you may be required to complete an annual financial disclosure statement with the State of New York, if your position earns more than $108,638 (this figure is subject to change) per year or if the position is designated as a policy maker.

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Equal Employment Opportunity
MTA and its subsidiary and affiliated agencies are Equal Opportunity Employers, including with respect to veteran status and individuals with disabilities.

The MTA encourages qualified applicants from diverse backgrounds, experiences, and abilities, including military service members, to apply.

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