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Associate Director - Community Engagement and Social Impact - MN Hybrid

Company: UnitedHealth Group
Location: Minnetonka
Posted on: August 5, 2022

Job Description:

UnitedHealth Group is a company that's on the rise. We're expanding in multiple directions, across borders and, most of all, in the way we think. Here, innovation isn't about another gadget, it's about transforming the health care industry. Ready to make a difference? Make yourself at home with us and start doing your life's best work.(sm) If you believe that with thoughtful, intentional effort you can change the world and enhance a business then you should read on. If you believe in being a force multiplier for good by putting in the hard work necessary to build an infrastructure that enables each person to maximize their individual impact in a way that also maximizes our collective business and social goals, then this is the position for you. Join us in helping every colleague Do Our Life's Best Work together. To turn this vision into a reality we need an Associate Director of DEI Community Engagement and Social Impact who is not only creative, but also can turn DEI, sustainability, and social impact strategies into implemented plans. We need a person who is an A+ project manager, who can inspire leaders but also hold them accountable to important metrics, and who can cultivate an equitable and inclusive culture of impact through highly effective execution. The ideal candidate will have an entrepreneurial spirit, the ability to work across sectors and industries, the ability to think expansively and creatively in evolving strategic approach, exhibit enthusiasm in promoting and institutionalizing systemic change, and bring a fierce commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). This role is a part of UnitedHealth Group Global DEI office and reports to the Sr. Director of DEI. Primary Responsibilities:

  • Partner with core functions of the Sustainability Office to conceptualize, develop, align, and implement strategic projects and partnership with community organizations in alignment with the enterprise mission and DEI strategy, short and long-term
  • Provide thought partnership and strategic creative solutions across integrated teams on a broad range of societal, sustainability and ESG issues
  • Help implement the enterprise strategy execution for coordinated community outreach efforts, volunteerism and employee giving efforts
  • Help the ideation planning, development and management of novel strategies that may result in the greatest impact to help improve outcomes for underserved communities
  • Provide outcome reporting on defined cadence, highlighting key achievements and opportunity areas
  • Serve as day-to-day Global DEI Office liaison on assigned social impact initiatives, contributing to internal and external communications strategies and campaigns on behalf of the enterprise
  • Lead multiple cross-firm initiatives simultaneously, though all flowing into one narrative of impact
  • Inspire and mobilize team members to support and lead efforts outside of their job scopes
  • "Manage" volunteer leaders across the businesses in driving initiatives forward
  • Measure program performance using appropriate tools and techniques; be able to handle issues but also know when to report and escalate to management
  • Create and maintain comprehensive project documentation and impact measurement framework
  • Stay informed of latest research, news, and best practices around diversity, equity, social responsibility, and opportunities for UnitedHealth Group to drive systemic change across the health system through internal changes, funding, or in collaboration with external parties You'll be rewarded and recognized for your performance in an environment that will challenge you and give you clear direction on what it takes to succeed in your role as well as provide development for other roles you may be interested in. Required Qualifications:
    • Bachelor's degree in HR, Communications, Business or equivalent experience
    • 3+ years of professional experience successfully leading and executing a project from initial approval through implementation and execution using skills in project management, measurement, and operational leadership expertise
    • Experience successfully driving initiatives in a large, matrixed, multi-office organization
    • Experience uniting people around a common purpose, or ability to show why you know you can
    • Proven experience in identifying with individuals from any background, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic class
    • Depth of knowledge in diversity, equity, and inclusion and the ability to bring forth thought leadership internally and externally to affect positive change
    • Full COVID-19 vaccination is an essential job function of this role. Candidates located in states that mandate COVID-19 booster doses must also comply with those state requirements. UnitedHealth Group will adhere to all federal, state and local regulations as well as all client requirements and will obtain necessary proof of vaccination, and boosters when applicable, prior to employment to ensure compliance. Candidates must be able to perform all essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation Preferred Qualifications:
      • 3+ years of managing broad scale organizational/enterprise diversity, inclusion and equity strategies and/or learning strategies
      • 3+ years of experience interfacing with Senior Leadership team
      • Experience developing social impact and community engagement programs that address equity, systemic bias, cultural safety, identity awareness, navigating conflict, racial dialogue, and power dynamics
      • Proven track record of influencing leaders and experience working with and influencing all levels of employees; inspiring others to engage, participate and act
      • Experience with building programs to scale
      • Knowledge of and connections in Minneapolis and surrounding area non-profit and social impact landscape
      • Proven communication skills - verbal, interpersonal, presentation, and facilitation along with written message development
      • Proven track record of effectively managing conflict, resolving issues, and mitigating risks
      • Demonstrated experience community engagement and social impact strategies and delivering outcomes
      • Emotional intelligence, good listener, inspirational communicator, ability to build relationships To protect the health and safety of our workforce, patients and communities we serve, UnitedHealth Group and its affiliate companies require all employees to disclose COVID-19 vaccination status prior to beginning employment. In addition, some roles and locations require full COVID-19 vaccination, including boosters, as an essential job function. UnitedHealth Group adheres to all federal, state and local COVID-19 vaccination regulations as well as all client COVID-19 vaccination requirements and will obtain the necessary information from candidates prior to employment to ensure compliance. Candidates must be able to perform all essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation. Failure to meet the vaccination requirement may result in rescission of an employment offer or termination of employment Careers at UnitedHealth Group. We have modest goals: Improve the lives of others. Change the landscape of health care forever. Leave the world a better place than we found it. Such aspirations tend to attract a certain type of person. Crazy talented. Compassionate. Driven. To these select few, we offer the global reach, resources and can-do culture of a Fortune 5 company. We provide an environment where you're empowered to be your best. We encourage you to take risks. And we offer a world of rewards and benefits for performance. We believe the most important is the opportunity to do your life's best work.(sm) Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: UnitedHealth Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. UnitedHealth Group is a drug-free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.

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