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Experienced Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Program Leader

Company: FINRA (Financial Industry Regulatory Authority) -
Location: Rockville
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

This Associate Director position is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations for the Diversity, Inclusion & Workforce Compliance function. This would include developing, recommending, and executing on strategic business plans for the function, and managing or assisting with managing team resources (people and financial). They are required to exercise a high degree of independent judgment and decision making, which could have significant organizational impact. Of utmost importance is their ability to build and strengthen relationships at all levels of the business, and work collaboratively in determining solutions to complex business issues.

Functional Management

  • Leads the design and execution of major programs within a function, ensuring that program elements align to the strategic priorities of the business and are aligned with the requisite policies and procedures of the organization as well as any applicable legislation and areas of compliance.
    • Manages individuals and serves as the project team lead on various high impact programs and initiatives. Teams are often cross-functional, and the programs and initiatives serve and/or impact a significant subset of, if not the entire employee population.
      • Establishes performance standards and metrics by which initiatives and programs should be measured to determine quality, employee impact, ROI, and overall team performance as it relates to client satisfaction.
        • Serves as an active member for setting short and long term strategic direction for area of responsibility working as a member of, or in partnership with the senior HR leadership team.
          • Leverages systems and technology (and makes recommendations for) as a means to increase efficiency and productivity of the function, as well as simplifying processes and programs for the employee population.
            • Stays abreast of industry trends and activities through external networks and education to assess the viability of leveraging alternative ways of improving the function.
              Relationship Management
              • Develops and maintains effective working relationships with all levels of management so as to gain in-depth knowledge of the business, which will provide insight into the design and implementation of programs.
                • Aligns HR and functional strategy to the goals and objectives of the business, and assesses the alignment through working with key stakeholders within the business.
                  • Collaborates with multiple functional areas within HR to align priorities and resources to ensure that goals and objectives across the team are met.
                    • Partners with teams outside of HR (i.e. Corporate Communications, Office of General Counsel, Technology, etc.), leveraging their expertise to ensure the effective design, development, and execution of programs and initiatives.
                      • Manages or coordinates external vendors to ensure the optimal use of company resources through the proposal and selection process, in addition to the ongoing assessment that performance and quality standards are being met.Specifically, this position has primary responsibility for the development, support and continuous improvement of the following:
                        • Employee Resource Groups
                        • Diversity and Inclusion Education and Policy
                        • Worklife Programs (workplace flexibility, employee volunteer days, emergency backup care, etc.)
                        • Federal Contractor Compliance Programs (Affirmative Action Planning, Compliance Reporting)Interested candidates should apply:--

Keywords: FINRA (Financial Industry Regulatory Authority) - , Rockville , Experienced Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Program Leader, Accounting, Auditing , Rockville, Maryland

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