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Diversity & Inclusion Lead - US based

Durham, NC 27701
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About The Association

Combining the strengths of theAmerican Institute of CPAsand theChartered Institute of Management Accountants, we empower the worlds most highly-skilled accountants CPAs and CGMA designation holders with the knowledge, insight and foresight to meet todays demands and tomorrows challenges. We drive a dynamic accounting profession that works every day tobuild trust, create opportunity and grow prosperity worldwide.

Summary of Role

Lead in the development and oversight of a global diversity & inclusion strategy and associated implementation. Manage range of programs and activities to promote internal diversity and inclusion across the organization, ensuring an inclusive environment where all talent can thrive.

Accountabilities and Responsibilities

Develop and operationalize the vision and strategy for increasing diversity and creating inclusively across the Association including Workforce, Workplace, Marketplace and Community.

o Ensure D & I ambitions are transparent and supported by all stakeholders and implemented even when not in your direct control.

o Ensure accountability for D & I at SLT/VP levelAct as the primary subject matter expert internally at the Association on matters relating to multiple dimensions of diversity to include, but not be limited to, gender identity and expression, ethnicity and race, socioeconomic status, language, religion, disability, age, education, sexual orientation, neurodiversity, diversity of experiences, viewpoints, backgrounds and life experiences.

o Where necessary, establish and champion the needs of all minority groups and influence senior stakeholders in the benefits of a diverse organization.

o Ensure training is provided where needed.

Act as the primary subject matter expert for the Association on leading practices in creating an inclusive working environment and fostering belonging internally.

o Identify and address barriers to inclusion.

Work collaboratively with the Firm Services external D&I to keep abreast of and leverage tools and best practices internally where appropriate.

Work with HRIS to generate data analytics and insights sufficient to.

o Ensure transparency and high trust across the organization.

o Facilitate a dialogue about progress and priority focus areas.

o Enable leaders to make balanced decisions.

o Report annually to the R & T committee.

o Identify key metrics against which to track and report progress including inclusion benchmarks.

Refresh the roles and responsibilities of the D & I Champions and manage their activities to effectively contribute to the overall D & I plan. Determine other operating model or grass roots structures or roles (e.g., local office D & I leads) and manage their activities

Work closely with the Head of Culture & Engagement to jointly develop a vision and activity insofar as your focus areas overlap.

o Increase employee engagement in D & I and use employee feedback to develop actions to improve culture.

Partner closely with the Internal Communications to drive awareness, campaigns, celebration events and general to manage the flow of engagement. Foster a culture of dialogue, open curiosity, active listening and in doing so, suspending the right to be offended. Establish clear communications structures and channels to promote inclusion messages. Lead local town halls and other feedback forums with employees to highlight initiatives underway, progress and solicit feedback. Also potentially facilitate all staff webcasts and information sessions.

Specific stakeholder management of CEO and nominated D & I Executive Sponsor, both of whom need to be well informed of key issues, developments and risks and engaged to support where appropriate. Executive Sponsor will chair quarterly D & I Champions meetings and be an additional point of contact and support.

Partner with in-region HRBPs to agree that local activity is appropriate to local norms and culture, ensuring the global vision and activity provides a global platform on which to build.

Work on a matrix basis with CoE leads within HR and others as appropriate to audit and ensure that policies and processes are progressive and compliant with best practice.

o Partner with Talent Acquisition team to develop and implement a solid pipeline of diverse talent, supported by an EVP which is compelling to minority groups. Partner to drive D & I through all elements of the HR process including recruiting, retention, promotion, succession and learning.

Stay abreast of market developments, tools and approaches and generally maintain an up to date outlook. This should be achieved through a blend of networking and researching.

Supervisory Responsibilities:


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Required:

Deep expertise in equality and diversity, with demonstrable experience of having affected real and sustainable change.Experience and knowledge of best practices designed to drive meaningful business and employee experience outcomes

Experience of leading a global function, or at least multiple markets which must include US, UK and Asia.

Strong interpersonal skills and ability to develop positive relationships by collaborating with others, engaging in constructive conflict and managing interpersonal dynamics

o Ability to talk to positive and negative employee experience of inclusive and exclusive cultures and understand multi-cultural sensitivity in all dimensions of D & I

Proven change management skills

Proven experience of developing and landing inclusion initiatives such as multicultural events or diversity training

Strong awareness of employee relations and legal issues which can arise in relation to D & I and equality

Required Experience, Qualifications & Education:

  • 5 8 years experience with D & I

  • Bachelors degree or equivalent

Posted: 2020-06-29 Expires: 2020-07-28
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