The Maryland Wing of the Civil Air Patrol (U.S. Air Force Auxiliary) is seeking a knowledgeable volunteer to research, develop, implement, and maintain a range of successful practices for supporting and prioritizing equity, diversity and inclusiveness throughout the Wing. This individual will work closely with Wing leadership to create a culture of performance excellence, diversity, inclusion, and member success.
Develop diversity and inclusion goals for the Maryland Wing that align with the organization’s broader strategic goals.
Provide guidance and recommendations to Maryland Wing leadership for implementing best practices that promote inclusiveness and ensure compliance with government and Civil Air Patrol (CAP) non-discriminatory policies and regulations.
Create, implement, and assess diversity and inclusion initiatives and programming that support and develop our volunteer members.
Facilitate best practices that foster an affirming and inclusive organizational culture
Actively engage wing members to encourage behaviors, attitudes, and policies that support diversity, equity and inclusion.
Work with the Wing Director of Recruiting and Retention on inclusion strategies for attracting, recruiting, and retaining diverse talent.
Become familiar with the organization and missions of the Civil Air Patrol.
Available to volunteer 10-20 hours a month and remain responsive via email throughout the week.
Previous experience in leading inclusion and diversity initiatives and programming
Knowledge of equity, diversity, and inclusion best practices, protocols and programs; working knowledge of relevant legal issues, challenges and opportunities associated with implementing diversity and inclusion initiatives
Excellent interpersonal, cross-cultural, communication skills
Strong analytic and problem-solving skills
Aged 18 or older.
Willingness to become a member of the Civil Air Patrol and comply with all internal regulations and procedures.
Ability to pass a background check.
Prior military experience is not necessary.
Access to leadership training and opportunities.
Formal recognition of job performance through CAP's specialty track and rank structure.
Training and mentoring available from development personnel at higher organizational echelons.
Networking and training at Wing, Region, and National Conferences.
The official title of the person selected for this role will be "Diversity Officer." This position reports to the Maryland Wing Vice Commander.
Interested in the Civil Air Patrol, but this position isn’t for you? Opportunities are also available for volunteers looking to participate in CAP’s other missions and activities, including emergency services, aerospace education, and youth development.
Supporting America's communities with emergency response, diverse aviation and ground services, youth development, and promotion of air, space and cyber power
Civil Air Patrol, the longtime all-volunteer U.S. Air Force auxiliary, is also a nonprofit organization with 60,000 members nationwide. In its Air Force Auxiliary role, Civil Air Patrol operates a fleet of 560 aircraft, performs about 90 percent of continental U.S. inland search and rescue missions as tasked by the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center and is credited with saving an average of 82 lives annually. Civil Air Patrol’s unpaid professionals also perform homeland security, disaster relief and drug interdiction missions at the request of federal, state and local agencies. In addition, Civil Air Patrol plays a leading role in aerospace/STEM education, and its members serve as mentors to over 25,000 young people participating in Civil Air Patrol’s Cadet Programs. Visit www.GoCivilAirPatrol.com or www.CAP.news for information.
Nearly 1,500 members serve in Civil Air Patrol’s Maryland Wing. Last year, the Maryland Wing flew 13 search and rescue missions and a total of 32 missions for the State of Maryland, flying 2,245 hours in all mission categories, and was credited with four finds. Maryland youth aged 12 to 20 hone their leadership skills, study STEM topics, and build physical fitness as participants in the wing's cadet program. The wing also provides aerospace education opportunities for members and the broader community. For information, contact the Maryland Wing at mdwg.cap.gov or follow the wing on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/MarylandWingCivilAirPatrol.
Education & Literacy
Race & Ethnicity
We'll work with your schedule.
The State of MarylandUpper Marlboro, MD20772
May 12, 2021
Teaching / Instruction
Human Resources Diversity
Verbal / Written Communication
Must be at least 18
Orientation or Training
10-20 hours a month
Willingness to become a member of the Civil Air Patrol and comply with all internal regulations and procedures