Diversity Officer

Posted 03/11/2024 By Jennifer Keane

We are deeply committed to fostering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workforce. With over 15 independent investment affiliates, diverse thinking lies at the core of our operations. We believe that promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in all forms not only creates equal opportunities for our employees but also leads to better outcomes for our clients and communities. As a result, we are seeking a Vice President of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) to lead and enhance our initiatives, focusing on the US component of our DEI strategy. This is a hybrid position based in Boston, MA.

What You Will Do:

  • Partner with the CEO, Head of Human Resources, and Advisory Committee to develop and achieve DEI goals and strategy aligned with the organization.
  • Collaborate with leadership, managers, and employees to foster a culture of inclusivity and belonging.
  • Serve as the primary internal expert on DEI matters, providing thought leadership and guidance on current events, and updating senior leadership on DEI matters and best practices.
  • Research, develop, recommend, and implement innovative strategies to advance the organization’s DEI goals.
  • Lead diversity analytics efforts, including benchmarking, workforce demographics, and trends analysis, providing regular reporting to senior leadership.
  • Chair the DEI Advisory Committee, focused on setting DEI goals and strategies for achieving them.
  • Partner with Talent Acquisition to develop strategies for recruiting underrepresented talent.
  • Collaborate with Talent Management to retain, develop, and advance underrepresented talent.
  • Direct and support Employee Resource Groups to define and achieve their business plans.
  • Collaborate with the Director of Employee Engagement and Community and the Vendor Management Office to identify engagement opportunities in underrepresented areas.
  • Coordinate with global DEI teams to share ideas and coordinate efforts.
  • Identify and implement DEI learning opportunities.
  • Partner with Marketing and Public Relations to develop DEI content for intranet and other platforms, and represent the Company in external DEI forums, conferences, and events.
  • Enhance external contacts to foster industry relationships, identify external programs, stay informed on standard practices, and strengthen DEI expertise.

What You Will Bring:

  • Bachelor's Degree preferred.
  • Seven plus years of directly related experience.
  • Proven experience and knowledge of DEI best practices, driving meaningful business and employee experience outcomes.
  • Strong influencing and communication skills, able to engage in constructive dialogue cross-functionally and at all levels.
  • Extensive knowledge of effective DEI advancement strategies and relevant laws and regulations (e.g., Title VII, Affirmative Action).
  • Collegial, compassionate, and consultative approach, adept at facilitating productive discussions.
  • Balancing strategic thinking, operational execution, and data-driven decision-making.
  • Excellent critical thinking, analytical, and problem-solving abilities.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal direction.
  • Strong organizational, project management, and execution skills, delivering results with attention to detail.
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