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Sr. Director DEI Strategy - Remote

Company: UnitedHealth Group
Location: Minnetonka
Posted on: January 17, 2023

Job Description:

UnitedHealth Group is a health care and well-being company that's dedicated to improving the health outcomes of millions around the world. We are comprised of two distinct and complementary businesses, UnitedHealthcare and Optum, working to build a better health system for all. Here, your contributions matter as they will help transform health care for years to come. Make an impact with a diverse team that shares your passion for helping others and start doing your life's best work.(sm) This opportunity will report to the Vice President of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion within UnitedHealth Group's Global DEI Office. This role is responsible for leading change management strategy and execution on strategic initiatives and projects across the enterprise for various DEI campaigns and initiatives, including the Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) program. The Global DEI Office partners closely with UnitedHealth Group Talent Teams, the People Team, and the business to develop and implement strategic solutions in support of our global DEI priorities and objectives and is looking for a Sr. Director, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Strategy who will lead the strategic planning and operational execution of the Aspirational Goals and Employee Resource Group strategies across the enterprise. This position will provide program leadership and strategic and operational planning to improve the strategic focus and prioritization of several DEI campaigns and initiatives including the Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) program, and will partner closely with the UHG Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Office, People Leadership Team, Talent Office, and other business and executive key stakeholders across the enterprise. You will serve as proxy for and help support the VP DEI, Employee Engagement and Analytics to achieve the Global DEI Office goals and team objectives ensuring solid execution and that all team activities are aligned to the enterprise DEI strategy. As a successful candidate, you will be a DEI champion applying not only your passion but also your technical expertise to open channels that enable a more diverse workforce with the highest sense of inclusivity at UnitedHealth Group. To do this you will collaborate across teams and businesses to deliver best in class DEI strategies aligned to business and talent priorities, engage, advise and support ERGs to advance the Global DEI Office's talent strategies, develop inclusive leadership strategies, successfully build and maintain relationships with key stakeholders, and design and execute creative ways for UnitedHealth Group to continually advance and move forward with efforts that help embed DEI into the organization's DNA. This role will also partner with the VP of DEI to develop and drive an enterprise psychological safety strategy and campaign. You'll enjoy the flexibility to work remotely* from anywhere within the U.S. as you take on some tough challenges. Primary Responsibilities:

  • Drives strategy and implementation of DEI programs and practices that further UnitedHealth Group's DEI strategy and contributes to creating a more inclusive and diverse workplace, a Board driven initiative, across the enterprise
  • Drives diversity, equity and inclusion principles and best practices throughout the enterprise, the Global DEI Office, the People Team, and other key stakeholders
  • Oversees strategic business initiatives from development through successful execution, including long range planning, under the leadership the VP DEI
  • Project manages a broad set of activities ranging from highly strategic to tactical, liaising as a critical role in helping the VP DEI and cross-functional partners focus on achieving global DEI objectives
  • Influences alignment of action and accountability to pull through deliverables, both individually and collectively across the team
  • Determines key performance indicators and measures success
  • Represents the VP DEI, as needed, in external and internal meetings
  • Engages with a diverse array of people, teams, key stakeholders, and partners to make connections and align around desired outcomes
  • Engages with the enterprise DEI ecosystem to align and integrate our DEI priorities, objectives, and initiatives
  • Implements DEI programs and practices within the ERG program that further UnitedHealth Group's DEI strategy and contributes to creating a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace across UnitedHealth Group
  • Generates proposals for new programs or investments based on information gathered, work being completed and feedback from key stakeholders
  • In partnership with the People Team, UHG Global DEI office teams and other key stakeholders, develop strategies and initiatives and provide support to our Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) and other DEI initiatives and campaigns
  • Generates communications and awareness plans to ensure alignment and knowledge of the Team's initiatives, programs and practices. Provides critical guidance on how to tell our evolving story.
  • Upon request partners with other team members to compile and analyze metrics, key performance indicators, and data to assess impact of strategy and supporting initiatives
  • Conducts research, stay current on external trends, data, and best practices
  • Continue to deepen and broaden consulting skills, enterprise insight, and expertise to enable an expanded viewpoint on issues impacting our diverse workforce
  • Annual business travel can be expected up to 20% annually 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
    • 10+ years of professional experience in 1 or more areas of: Human Capital, Chief of Staff, Strategy Lead
    • 3+ years of experience in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, including demonstrated success developing and driving DEI strategies that improved diversity representation and inclusion at an enterprise level
    • 5 + years of managing and leading others
    • Experience implementing cross-functional and complex programs, across multiple business lines and talent connected solutions
    • Experience influencing and partnering with senior executive leadership, business leaders and People teams to deliver successful DEI programs
    • Experience identifying and creating connections across People Teams and the Business to deliver solutions
    • Experience leveraging data to inform and design solutions
    • Experienced in program management with solid organization skills
    • Experience capturing and synthesizing data
    • Experience operationalizing strategic plans
    • Proven experience to scale and execute globally
    • Experience working with a sense of urgency
    • Demonstrated driving DEI organizational strategies and operationalizing strategic plans
    • Demonstrated communication skills influencing, guiding, and driving adoption by People Teams and business leaders. Preferred Qualifications:
      • Demonstrated experience leading, advising and overseeing ERG programs and leadership advisory councils and creating and driving strategy and operational plans
      • Demonstrated experience with Organization Design & Development, Change Management, Transformation, Program Management, and/or Organizational Effectiveness
      • Demonstrated experience using data to drive strategic initiatives, strategies and to create DEI narratives
      • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively through written and communications, design skills Careers with UnitedHealth Group. Discover rewarding opportunities as we help people live healthier lives and help make the health system work better for everyone. Join a team of people who are talented, compassionate and driven. We will support you with the global outreach, resources and inclusive culture we're proud to foster as a Fortune 5 company. We encourage you to grow as we offer a world of rewards and benefits for performance. California, Colorado, Connecticut, Nevada, New York City, or Washington Residents Only: The salary range for California, Colorado, Connecticut, Nevada, New York City, or Washington residents is $142,300 to $273,200. Pay is based on several factors including but not limited to education, work experience, certifications, etc. In addition to your salary, UnitedHealth Group offers benefits such as, a comprehensive benefits package, incentive and recognition programs, equity stock purchase and 401k contribution (all benefits are subject to eligibility requirements). No matter where or when you begin a career with UnitedHealth Group, you'll find a far-reaching choice of benefits and incentives. *All employees working remotely will be required to adhere to UnitedHealth Group's Telecommuter Policy At UnitedHealth Group, our mission is to help people live healthier lives and make the health system work better for everyone. We believe everyone-of every race, gender, sexuality, age, location and income-deserves the opportunity to live their healthiest life. Today, however, there are still far too many barriers to good health which are disproportionately experienced by people of color, historically marginalized groups and those with lower incomes. We are committed to mitigating our impact on the environment and enabling and delivering equitable care that addresses health disparities and improves health outcomes - an enterprise priority reflected in our mission. 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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