SENIOR DIRECTOR, GLOBAL DIVERSITY, EQUITY, BELONGING AND INCLUSION
CARE is seeking a Senior Director of Global Diversity, Equity, Belonging, & Inclusion (DEBI) to direct our global efforts in diversity, equity, belonging and inclusion. We are a social justice organization that embodies the principles of diversity, equity, belonging, and inclusion and believe these principles are mission critical. We stand for diversity and inclusion and denounce racism, intolerance, and exclusion. We are on a journey of self-exploration to combat all forms of racism intentional or un intentional. The Sr. Director will facilitate CARE’s strategic elements and hands-on-implementation, and work cross functionally to grow our diversity and inclusion mindset and serve as the primary subject matter expert and implement the organization’s DEBI strategic framework plans and programs globally. They will be instrumental in ensuring we achieve a stronger organization, more powerfully contributing to social justice.
The position will oversee the identification, development, implementation, and evaluation of DEBI initiatives. The ideal candidate will have prior training and/or related human resource experience, particularly in supporting diversity and inclusion programs and initiatives globally and domestically. The ideal candidate will have a proven track record in project management and ability to drive programs that support the organization's workforce diversity, inclusiveness, and retention opportunities globally. The candidate should possess strong analytical skills and ability to translate metrics, research, and trends into strategy. In addition, must be able to build and maintain positive relationships internally and externally, and be a team player with excellent written and verbal communications skills.
The Sr. Director, Global DEBI, will partner with CARE’s Global Leadership Team to bring diversity and inclusion thought leadership to business strategy and execution. S/he will act as the subject matter expert in diversity and inclusion and will work in partnership with leaders and peers within People & Culture on core processes/functions such as Talent Management, Global Total Rewards, and Learning and Development. The Sr. Director will also work directly with the senior leadership teams, to provide consulting expertise and support on the development and execution of specific diversity & inclusion strategies, initiatives and programs, and ensuring organizational alignment to the global goals and approaches. The Sr. Director will play an important role in connecting with external stakeholders for cross-learning, specific training, and organizational positioning. This position will supervise the DEBI Project Manager and DEBI Learning & Development Lead. The Sr. Director will report to the Chief People Officer and can be based wherever CARE operates. They will also have dotted line reporting structure into the CEO.
1.Strategy Development and Execution
- Support the Chief People, Equity and Inclusion Officer and Global Leadership Team with development and implementation of organizational wide diversity and inclusion strategies, including recruitment, performance management, leadership development, employee engagement and retention.
- Works with senior management to assess company efforts on diversity and cross-cultural inclusion programs, establish best practices and identify programs to remove barriers that affect staff retention and advancement.
- Lead the DEBI strategic framework implementation with the support of the Executive Leadership Team.
- Develop, improve and oversee diversity and inclusion metrics and dashboards; track and analyze key metrics.
- Consult with managers and leaders on how to support all employees while navigating cultural interactions and issues.
- Identify, build, and sustain community partnerships to support corporate diversity and inclusion projects/plans/initiatives and business strategies.
- Define strategy and language for CARE’s position on matters of equity; provide thought leadership (or partnership with thought leaders) and content for internal + external consumption on relevant matters.
2.Drive an Inclusive Culture
- Lead and support the implementation of inclusion initiatives that support the DEBI strategic framework and bring diverse voices into the organizational discussions and decision making.
- Support the establishment of new employee resource groups with project charters, as well as management of existing employee affinity groups across the organization.
- Provide strategic leadership and support to and coordination of DEBI governance process.
- Promote and support context specific mechanisms that ensure underrepresented groups are heard and participate actively in the dialogue and discussions of the organization as well as are critical contributors to DEBI strategic framework and action plans.
- Stay current and provides up-to-date information about emerging issues and trends on inclusive organizational culture and serve as a change agent to provide solutions, resources and training.
- Create instruments linking diversity and cross-cultural awareness to the organization's performance management processes and the business plan.
3.Global Diverse Talent Acquisition and Retention
- Serve as subject matter expert and liaison to HR Business Partners (HRBPs) and the business to develop strategic action to attract/develop/retain diverse talent by analyzing and presenting talent demographics, monitoring data trends and developing diversity initiatives.
- Work in partnership with the Learning & Development function to develop and implement training and career development opportunities that support DEBI at CARE.
- Prepare the annual DEBI report for the Chief People Officer to be present to the Board Talent Committee.
- 12+ years of related experience.
- Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in related field.
- Related experience includes DEI program and design, HR management.
- At least 10 years of experience in DEI and a proven track record of operationalizing a DEI strategy into concrete working plans.
- Results and metrics orientation, leading to the design, deployment, analysis and continuous improvement of DEI training and initiative.
- Proliferating knowledge among leaders and increasing their DEI capabilities and impact globally.
- Proven, progressive experience and demonstrated effectiveness leading diversity and inclusion related initiatives in complex organizational (ideally global and/or Nonprofit/social justice/or corporate organizations).
- Partnering with recruitment to enable a consistent, fair, equitable approach to DEI hiring.
- Building up and engaging with Employee Resource Groups.
- Exceptional interpersonal skills, with a clear and compelling communication style.
- Strong organizational and presentation skills.
- Demonstrated sense of urgency and attention to detail is required. Must possess the ability to prioritize based on need.
- Ability to navigate tough conversations with varied audiences and challenge the status quo.
- Demonstrated influential skills at all levels, along with the ability to connect, communicate and facilitate within a matrixed/complexed environment.
- Ability to communicate effectively (verbal and written) in English is required.
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