Obama Foundation Looking for a Diversity Consultant

The Obama Foundation is looking for a Diversity Consultant for the Obama Presidential Center. The Diversity Consultant will be tasked with formulating, monitoring and enforcing the Construction Manager (CM) Diversity and Inclusion Plan, which will set out the commitments and other strategies related to diverse and local contracting, and the hiring of local residents and other underrepresented communities to be part of the OPC construction workforce. The Diversity Consultant must demonstrate a verifiable record of implementing transparent and significant diversity and inclusion programs and an ability to support the CM in its obligations to meet, and hopefully exceed, the Foundation’s award of 50% or more of construction contracts and subcontracts to “diverse suppliers”, including 35% of contracts and subcontracts to minority business enterprises. Additional “diverse suppliers” eligible for the Foundation’s contracts and subcontracts include women business enterprises (WBEs), businesses owned by veterans, people with disabilities, and individuals who identify as LGBTQ. In addition, the Foundation is looking for a Diversity Consultant with a history of working with unions and engaging with underemployed populations, including ex-offenders and youth, to increase the pipeline of talent. The Obama Foundation will be accepting applications until October 13th. See the RFP here.

Tiffany D. Cross