Diversity & Inclusion Goal Suggestions for Existing Staff

Associations should use the suggested goals and duties when identifying opportunities for the structure of existing association staff DEI efforts.

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CEO

  • Create and maintain a culture that is diverse, equitable, and inclusive to strengthen leadership and staff, to mirror the diversity and culture of the association/region/community;
  • Partner with department heads to create department DEI goals that tie in with strategic plan and overall department success;
  • Provide diversity training and information for all staff;
  • Seek event partnership opportunities with multicultural partners and groups;
  • Attract and retain top diverse talent.

HR

  • Attract and retain top diverse talent;
  • Conduct salary surveys and benchmarking to ensure workers are paid fairly with total compensation considerations based on their job duties and qualifications;
  • Partner with department heads to create department DEI goals that tie in with strategic plan and overall department success;
  • Provide diversity training and information for all staff.

Grievance/Professional Standards Committee

  • Provide fair and equitable service to all parties when scheduling hearings, grievances, and all other meetings;
  • Provide additional accommodations as needed so that all parties are having a positive, inclusive, experience.

Education/Event Planners

  • Ensure diversity in presenters, speakers, sponsors, and instructors;
  • Vendor selection is open to a diverse group vendors including local, minority, and veteran owned businesses, restaurants, and other service providers;
  • Develop and provide: diversity, implicit bias, fair housing, and other DEI courses to members on annual basis;
  • Seeks event partnership opportunities with multicultural partners and groups.

Government Affairs

  • Maintain relationships with multicultural partners and groups;
  • Enter into Strategic partnership agreements with organizations that will serve each other’s initiatives;
  • Attend partnership programming and build awareness in each other’s initiatives including, but not limited to, organizations such as:
    • AREAA (Asian Real Estate Association of America)
    • NAREB (National Association of Real Estate Brokers)
    • NAGLREP (National Association of Gay and Lesbian Real Estate Professionals)
    • NAHREP (National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals)
    • NARPM (National Association of Residential Property Managers)
  • Advocate for strengthening fair housing and increasing minority home ownership.

PR/Marketing/Communications

  • Ensure diversity of representation in communications (memos, website, communications that reach members, staff);
  • Create and manage communication strategies for increasing diversity, equity, and inclusion awareness of members.

Admin

  • Ensure patronage of a diversity of vendors including local, minority, and veteran owned businesses, restaurants, and other service providers.

Finance

  • Ensure patronage of a diversity of vendors including local, minority, and veteran owned businesses, restaurants, and other service providers.

Membership

  • Provide additional accommodations when needed to ensure all members receive a positive experience of inclusion regardless of age, sex or disability;
  • Analyze and utilize membership demographics on an ongoing basis to assist with strategic plan and DEI initiatives.

Building Facilities

  • Ensure patronage of a diversity of vendors including local, minority, and veteran owned businesses, restaurants, and other service providers.

Customer Service

  • Provide additional accommodations when needed to ensure all members receive a positive experience positive experience of inclusion regardless of age, sex or disability.

IT Support

  • Support data collection and management to support DE&I efforts across the association;
  • Provide additional accommodations when needed to ensure all members receive a positive experience of inclusion regardless of age, sex or disability.

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Best Practices for Recruiting a Diverse Association Staff

Suggested best practices associations can use as guidance when recruiting a diverse staff, identified by the Association Diversity Workgroup.