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Director - Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

National Instruments Corporation
Austin, TX 78701
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NI is hiring a Director - Diversity, Equity & Inclusion located at headquarters in Austin, Texas.

At NI, we believe that diverse teams help us to become more innovative, to be better at anticipating and responding effectively to change, and by that allow us to exceed our financial results. It also makes our workplace a much more exciting and inclusive place to grow and learn from people with different perspectives. We have ambitious publicly stated goals to achieve, and we need someone who will shift our paradigm and challenge us to achieve our aspirations.

As part of Engineering Hope, our 2030 Corporate Impact Strategy, we outline how we'll Engineer Ambitiously to drive the positive change we want to see in the world. And it puts forth ambitious goals and commitments to guide our work and measure our progress. This role will help us with Changing the faces of Engineering where we envision a world where the racial, ethnic, cultural, and gender representation of engineers matches that of society. We'll work toward this vision by increasing our workforce's diversity, supporting aspiring engineers, and creating a greater sense of belonging in our industry.

About the Role

The DEI leader (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion) is responsible for comprehensive workforce diversity, equity, and inclusion programs at NI. The successful candidate will lead the setting of our DEI strategy, program goals, and metrics working with the organization to drive those outcomes that promote diversity, equity, and inclusion through communications, education, and leadership actions. Assist with compliance activities related to internal and external policies, laws, and regulations, such as Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). Utilizes diversity reporting and analysis of metrics as lead and lag indicators of success for activity outcomes, checking and adjusting those activities as necessary in collaboration with other HR and Marketing Stakeholders.

Role Essentials

  • Designs and implements a holistic, wide diversity, equity, and inclusion strategy by identifying key opportunities and gaps to build a long-term plan and measure progress against critical commitments and results.

  • Serves as a thought leader in the organization on diversity, equity, and inclusion, bringing innovation, creative approaches, and best practices that make a real impact on NI practices and culture.

  • Partners with key leaders across the organization to drive accountability and transparency around targeted systemic improvements.

  • Develops and delivers on-going education, training, and communications to internal stakeholders on all diversity, equity, and inclusion matters.

  • Collaborates, influences, and reviews system-wide communications and messaging to ensure that diversity, equity, and inclusion are considered and integrated into all aspects of NI's internal and external communications.

  • Manages and Oversees Employee Resource Groups (ERGs), providing inspirational leadership, guidance, and direction. Ensures the groups have the appropriate resources and level of influence within the organization.

  • Advises, partners, and collaborates with other HR functions, including Talent Acquisition, diversity, equity, and inclusion programs and initiatives.

  • Chairs the quarterly Global DEI Council Meetings with Senior Leaders

  • Establishes and is responsible for adherence to the budget for all D&I-related activities. Continuously refines the budget to identify cost savings and efficiencies.
  • Success in year 1 looks like this:

  • Successfully develops, implements, and communicates a 5-year business plan with stated goals, objectives, and key performance indicators (KPIs) to create a best-in-class program that can be adopted globally

  • Develops an employee engagement strategy to help build communities and culture and improve NI cultural practices.

  • Awareness of DEI as a top cultural priority by all NI employees

  • Engaging business leaders and creating partnerships around the globe to drive DEI culture at NI
  • We're excited about you because..........

  • You are a strong business leader who has experientially grown as a DEI expert

  • You are a DEI thought leader and influencer.

  • You have 10+ years of overall DEI experience.

  • You possess strong leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build trust and achieve consensus.

  • You are Results-driven and intensely collaborative, with solid project management skills.

  • You have experience in a public company with a global footprint.

  • You possess solid interpersonal skills and are result-oriented

  • You thrive in ambiguity. You are flexible, agile, and don't have an ego.

  • You are motivated by challenge, and you lead with a positive outlook.

  • You are known for your outstanding people management and leadership skills.

  • You are an exceptional developer of talent, and you don't shy away from giving or receiving feedback.

  • You have demonstrated experience of working across functions and multiple locations--you find you are at your best when you can work and lead cross-functionally

  • You have a positive and clear communication style.
  • Qualifications

  • 10+ years of progressive experience in diversity and inclusion or relevant experience developing and implementing diversity and inclusion strategies and programs globally

  • 5+ years of experience in a people leadership role.

  • Proven experience engaging and influencing senior leadership and other key stakeholders.

  • Exceptional interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills

  • Experience designing and partnering with internal SMEs to create DEI programs for underrepresented and underserved populations.
  • Why NI?

    There are many reasons to consider joining a company. Key among them are the people, the ideas, and the technology. At NI, we believe in the power and potential of connecting the three to create a path to success.

    The people : We're looking for curious and creative problem solvers who value diversity and fresh perspectives, are bold and kind, and willing to take chances.

    The ideas : What did you want to be when you grew up? Did you want to program robots? Build flying cars? Leave the world better than you found it? At NI, we build on the big ideas of big dreamers to make their visions a reality.

    The technology : With our tailored, software-connected approach, we support our customers through all phases of the product development cycle. From 5G and medical innovations to autonomous driving and the future of space travel, we help our customers Engineer Ambitiously every day.

    We've long been globally recognized as a top employer. Our compensation and benefits are very competitive, as are our modern workspaces, career development and mobility opportunities, and a culture that fosters belonging and emphasizes community giving. We encourage our teammates to challenge the status quo and collaborate with one another to build innovative solutions.

    No matter your career path, we're here for you, for each other, and for the next generation of innovators who think bigger, aim higher, and go faster.

    Are you up for the challenge of helping shape humanity for the next 100 years? If so, let's get started, and let's Engineer Ambitiously together.

    NI is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, committed to providing a work environment free of discrimination on the basis of sex, race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, sexual orientation, military status, veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law.Awesome Opportunity for a DEI Thought Leader to help drive our DEI Strategy

    Posted: 2021-03-26 Expires: 2021-04-24
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