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Director, Diversity & Inclusion

Date: Sep 15, 2022

Location: Columbia, MD, US, 21044

Company: W. R. Grace & Co.

Requisition ID: 20974 

Built on talent, technology, and trust, Grace is a leading global supplier of catalysts and engineered materials. The company’s two industry-leading business segments—Catalysts Technologies and Materials Technologies—provide innovative products, technologies, and services that enhance the products and processes of our customers around the world. Grace employs approximately 4,300 people in over 30 countries.

Job Description

We are looking for a motivated and experienced individual to champion the development of a global D&I strategy, fostering a culture of belonging for all our employees. The DIO will champion Grace’s diversity and inclusion plan by developing and facilitating strategies, decision making, priority setting, and actions to advance diversity and inclusion at all levels in the organization, integrating D&I as a normal part of business for all employees.  This includes establishing and chairing the Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Council that will work closely with the Leadership Team to develop and implement a diversity strategic plan. The DIO will also serve as liaison to the Employee Resource Groups (ERG), partnering with ERGs on business plan development, processes, communications and initiatives. 

Reporting directly to the CHRO with strong partnership with CEO, this individual will be an important catalyst in building a diverse workforce and creating a collaborative and inclusive work environment for all employees.

Responsibilities

  • Develop and lead efforts for a multi - year plan for to enhance diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging.
  • Drive corporate D&I strategies by building trusting partnerships at all levels of the organization and providing consultation to the LT, functional leaders, and Human Resources.
  • Develop, track and report on KPI’s to help focus efforts, showcase impact, and ensure program success that drives business outcomes.
  • Tailor global diversity and inclusion strategies and programs to local needs
  • Lead diversity education programs, including creating and delivering customized training programs across the company, partnering with the Learning and Development team and external vendors (as needed) to integrate D&I principals into the leadership curriculum.
  • Conduct ongoing research on best practices and recommend strategies for continuous improvement of D&I Initiatives.
  • Partner with Talent Acquisition to diversify candidate pipelines and strengthen talent pools.
  • Provide on-going analytics and reporting to measure the effectiveness of DE&I practices and impact on business results.
  • Ensure the ERGs are sustainable and driving business outcomes.
  • This is a hands-on executive position with no direct reports.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree
  • 5-7+ years’ experience and a track record of success in DEI program design, development, management, measurement, and evaluation.
  • Demonstrated experience overseeing, managing, and developing D&I initiatives, analyzing policies and workforce data, and providing expert guidance on D&I related management priorities, strategic plans, and policies. 
  • Demonstrated ability to lead broad base committees and collaborate with individuals or groups responsible for guiding, driving, and implementing D&I key strategies. 
  • Demonstrated proactive approach and ability to influence, build relationships and communicate at all levels.
  • Ability to think strategically and translate business needs into concrete action plans.
  • Strong change management, customer service, analytical, organizational, problem-solving, presentation, and communication skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work effectively in a complex organization with a diverse workforce.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite of programs. 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree preferred.

Benefits

  • Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance
  • Life Insurance and Disability
  • Grace Wellness Program
  • Flexible Workplace
  • Retirement Plans 
  • 401(k) Company Match – Dollar to dollar up to the first 6%
  • Paid Vacation and Holidays
  • Parental Leave
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Company Donation Match Program

Grace is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity. Please, no phone calls or emails. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at Grace via email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of Grace. No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by Grace as a result of the referral or through other means.


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