Director, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging

  • The Ad Council
  • New York, NY, USA
  • Aug 03, 2022
Full time Digital Advertising

Job Description

Who we are:

The Ad Council is where creativity and causes converge at scale. We are a national non-profit organization, bringing together the brightest minds in the marketing, media, advertising and tech industries to inspire change around the most critical social issues facing our country. We produce and activate communications campaigns that drive awareness and behavior change, creating a lasting impact on American life. We are behind the iconic social good communications programs featuring Smokey Bear, "Friends Don't Let Friends Drive Drunk" and Love Has No Labels." Our unprecedented efforts around COVID-19 now include the largest communications initiative in U.S. history, Its Up To You, which educates Americans about the COVID-19 vaccines.

Job summary

The Ad Councils DEI Department is looking for a Director of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging who will play a key role in supporting/leading our internal diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives and commitments to being a more anti-racist organization. This includes but is not exclusive to supporting our Chief Equity Officer and External partners who are committed to advancing DEI across the Workforce, Workplace, Marketplace and Community.

The compensation for this position is within the range of be $90,000 $110,000 (based on experience level). The compensation package also includes an annual incentive, comprehensive benefit offerings, and generous paid time off.

What youll do:

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

  • Conduct research and monitor trends and best practices in DEI
  • Contribute to creating and promoting a culture of equity, inclusion, commitment, accountability, and equity, leveraging diversity best practices, research, and benchmark data
  • Lead employee-facing workstreams and initiatives to support our Racial Equity Strategy
  • Manage project plans, budgets, timelines and communication plans for programs and initiatives
  • Help to ensure stakeholders are updated and dots are connected across our DEI agenda and work, both within People Operations and the core business
  • Build trust and rapport with staff to maximize need for cross functional work
  • Consistently exercise discretion and good judgment, including sensitivity to confidential information, and cultural sensitivity and awareness related to individuals from wide-ranging background
  • Manage operations surrounding the execution of internal D&I and L&D related programming such as All Staff and Department trainings
  • Work with the DEI team and People Operations to help develop learning journeys and assessments.

Culture & Engagement

  • Nurture and evolve departmental culture Partner with departmental leaders and cross functional departments to drive strategic initiatives and interventions that integrate DEI frameworks/guiding principles as a foundation of departmental and organizational growth
  • Oversee and collaborate with our Employee Resource Group (ERG) and Special Interest Group (SIG) Leads to build out the strategy and programs to drive engagement, belonging, and impact across these groups, while making sure that employees across the organization can access them
  • Prioritize Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion program goals, understand and translate other stakeholders needs into program goals and prioritized deliverables with minimal assistance, and contribute to decisions on prioritizing goals and deliverables.
  • Define the scope of projects and develop, execute, and/or manage project plans for supported program(s).
  • Review key metrics pertaining to a program, monitor potential metric deviations, and define corrective actions for critical deviations.
  • Identify, communicate, and collaborate with relevant stakeholders within one or more teams to drive impact and work toward mutual goals.

What you bring:

  • 5+ years of experience working in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
  • Have a passion for social good, racial justice and building strong communities
  • An entrepreneurial spirit who thrives in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to operate strategically and translate strategy into operational plans
  • Exemplary program and project management skills with ability to oversee and deliver across multiple tasks & deadlines
  • Ability to influence others without direct authority to achieve solutions, resolve issues and overcome hurdles to meet organizations objectives
  • Agility in taking nonlinear paths to shared outcomes
  • Strong organizational and time-management skills
  • Strong interpersonal and partnership skills with an ability to flex communication styles that are essential for interacting with key internal and external stakeholders to manage, inform and influence outcomes
  • Excellent written, oral, and presentation skills
  • Background in any of the following:
    • Nonprofit, CSR or consulting
    • Human Resources or Learning & Development
    • Advertising or Multicultural Media Marketing

What youll get:

All full-time the Ad Council employees are eligible for:

  • Health: Ad Council provides private medical, dental and vision insurance for you and your family, insurance for your pets, health savings benefits, plus reimbursement toward health and wellness expenses
  • Growth: Eligibility to participate in 403(b) retirement account with generous company contributions, tuition reimbursement and professional development opportunities
  • Happiness: Robust and flexible time off, fully paid parental leave, sabbaticals, hybrid working options along with community engagement opportunities

What were committed to:

At the Ad Council, we value and celebrate the unique characteristics and perspectives that make each person who they are. Diversity is the foundation of our work and allows us to reimagine how we reach our audiences. It is not simply our belief, but our duty, to cultivate a team that is representative of the American people. Only then can we drive true, measurable, and life-changing impact on the most important issues facing our country today.

The Ad Council is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, creed, color, citizenship status, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, age, national origin, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, status as a protected veteran or any other legally protected status.

The Ad Council invites all qualified interested applicants to apply for career opportunities. If you are a person with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process, please submit your request through one of the following methods listed below.

How to reach us:

To apply online: https://www.adcouncil.org/join-our-team

Email: (careers@adcouncil.org)

Fax (212) 922-1676

or

Ad Council

Attn: People Operations Team

815 2nd Avenue, 9th Floor

New York, NY 10017

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