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Job Title: Diversity and Inclusion Director
Company Name: HSBC
Location: Arlington Heights, IL
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 03/19/2018
Expire Date: 04/18/2018
Job Categories: Accounting/Auditing, Consulting Services, Human Resources, Legal, Research & Development
Job Description
Diversity and Inclusion Director
This location may be filled in Buffalo, Chicago or NYC
Key Accountabilities
Strategy Development and Implementation
  • Provides direction and oversight for the design, development, and implementation of strategic initiatives to achieve US-wide diversity and inclusion goals and aspirations for building diverse and inclusive workforce
  • Consults and partners with business and HR leaders to identify, diagnose and problem solve workplace representation and inclusion problems
  • Recommends optimal courses of action that are aligned to the global strategy, external trends and best practices
  • Provide oversight and ensure effectiveness of 10 Employee Resource Groups
  • Consulting to or serving on various committees or advisory teams (i.e. USPC, AHAB) engaged in implementing enterprise change
  • Identifies opportunities for HSBC to take a leadership position in recruiting, retaining, and promoting a diverse workforce
Regulatory and legislative requirements
  • Ensure compliance with the Affirmative Action and EEOC, and other related legislation in partnership with Legal, HR, and PeopleFluent
  • Oversee the development and implementation of Affirmative Action Plans
  • Provide recommendations and expertise with respect to affirmative action plans and goals that are realistic and actionable
  • Provide strategic guidance on audit requirements as needed and act as a point of contact for regulators
  • Monitor emerging regulatory issues, and ensure implications are clearly understood by key stakeholders
  • Identify and escalate key risks resulting from HSBC’s diversity & inclusion practices (or the absence thereof)
Policy and governance
  • Develop and implement diversity & inclusion policies and programs consistent with strategy to attract, retain and promote diverse workforce
Data analytics, monitoring & measurement
  • Ensure accurate and timely reporting on progress towards HSBC’s diversity & inclusion goals; analyze data, monitor progress, and provide results & recommendations to HR and senior leaders
  • Benchmark industry best practices to support strategies and evaluate US-wide progress in creating a diverse and inclusive workforce
Internal Relationship management
  • Establish strong collaborative relationships with HRGs, and determine how to best achieve a diverse & inclusive culture within their teams
  • Engage with business leadership and Communications team to drive D&I related messages throughout the US
  • Partner with Recruitment team to implement and monitor effective diverse recruitment sources for achieving representational goals
  • Provide consultation and support to committees/groups such as AHAB and Balance to determine unique requirements and alignment to US-wide initiatives
  • Partner with Corporate Sustainability team to ensure efforts are aligned and ERG members are optimally engaged
External Relationship management
  • Interface with external organizations to develop partnerships and further developing D&I ambitions for Attraction/Recruitment and Engagement/Retention
  • Oversee and coordinate external diversity surveys
  • Oversee and manage key strategic relationships and key events  

Employee Resource Groups

  • Manage and oversee D&I budget of $1.1M
  • Manage and oversee strategy, initiatives, communications, and budget of 10 Employee Resource Groups; includes engagement with executive sponsors, ERG governance and alignment to global efforts
  • Provide consultation on new/enhanced actions to support strategy such as Ally program, Returning Parents, Mental Health Awareness, Coaching Circles, and efforts to increase business and client engagement
  • Ensure awareness of key ERG sponsored events to senior leaders for participation
Training & Development
  • Oversee and manage participation in D&I sponsored programs (i.e. Taking the Stage, ELC, new Columbia University program)
  • Oversee and manage implementation of global D&I Learning initiatives (i.e. unconscious bias e-learning)



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Qualifications & Requirements

  • Functional Expertise - Successful track record of delivering a suite of HR interventions. Expertise and passion in chosen HR specialism (e.g.
  • Organizational Development, Learning & Development, Resourcing, Reward, Employee Relations, Talent Management, HR Operations, etc.).
  • Corporate Exposure - Extensive HR experience within fast-moving, complex and demanding corporate environments where operational HR issues have to be handled on a large scale, and with a need to multitask and deal with ambiguity.
  • Operating in global markets - Experience of working at an operational level in international environments which drive a true international perspective.
  • Commercial experience in different markets and cultures.
  • Managing Change - Experience of working on transformation and/or change programs across dispersed entities. Experience of working with senior teams on restructuring and re-engineering, e.g. following mergers and acquisitions.
  • Exposure to Corporate Governance - Experience of diverse regulatory frameworks in large multi nationals.
  • Commercial Awareness - Demonstrate up to date knowledge of the external environment, the competitive landscape and broad macro-economic trends.
  • Possess an understanding of how to use this knowledge to create competitive advantage, bring traditionally siloed functional specialists together and to think holistically about human capital and organizational culture.
  • Consultancy Exposure - Experience of, or exposure to, leading consultancies that set stretch benchmarks.

Desirable Experience/Knowledge:

  • Financial Management - Experience of managing departmental finances, major supplier negotiations and contract management.
  • Process and Technology - Experience of delivering HR solutions through the design and application of process and technology. Defining and using relevant and competitive HR metrics.

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