Director, Diversity & Inclusion
Director, Diversity & InclusionThe Director, Diversity & Inclusion is a member of the People Leadership Team reporting to the Chief People Officer and leads the Diversity & Inclusion Steering Committee. AppNexus is committed to creating a global inclusive community where all AppNexians feel safe being their authentic self in all aspects of work at AppNexus. This role is perfect for someone with a passion for developing diverse and inclusive communities, with the proven ability to drive large scale change in a global business, and with bias for action and failing fast.About the team:The mission of the People team is to recruit, engage, and develop a diverse, global community of AppNexians to help AppNexus achieve its mission of creating a better internet. The Diversity & Inclusion Steering Committee fosters a diverse community and inclusive culture within AppNexus and beyond by advancing D&I in our talent pipeline, thought leadership, employee training, and corporate practices. We believe that AppNexus and all AppNexians have a responsibility to create a community in which everyone feels involved, valued and respected. We do this through a D&I Steering Committee co-chaired by our Chief People Officer and General Counsel which focuses on diversifying the pipeline, creating an inclusive global AppNexus community and galvanizing our broader community. About the job:Key partnerships include:Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) Steering Committee: foster a diverse community and inclusive culture within AppNexus and beyondExecutive Committee and Operating Team: ensure alignment with our executive and senior management team and consult with them on best practices to foster a diverse and inclusive AppNexus Talent Acquisition Group: embed recruiting best practices and develop key partnerships to create a diverse workforce of highly talented AppNexiansPeople Growth: embed D&I best practices into our employee onboarding and development programsPeople Operations & Analytics: define and implement metrics and measurement tools; as well as to integrate D&I strategy into key business processes such as talent management and goal settingPeople Experience: infuse D&I concepts into companywide cultural and values programs and eventsPeople Partners: consult and collaborate with functional leaders to foster diversity and inclusion within their organizations to improve organizational effectiveness and innovationLegal: design and roll out policies which align with and support D&I efforts and to help align AppNexus Impact, our Corporate Social Good initiative, with our D&I strategy Corporate Communications: share our D&I best practices with external communitiesResponsibilities include:Define, plan, and execute the Global AppNexus D&I Strategy leading to create a more diverse and inclusive community where AppNexians feel safe being their authentic selves in all aspects of work Lead the AppNexus D&I Steering Committee Integrate Global D&I Strategy into business processes such as recruitment, talent management, leadership development, employee engagement and retentionSupport functional leaders and their leadership teams to develop D&I functional plans and operations while integrating the Global D&I Strategy and best practices Cultivate effectiveness and advocate for the needs of the AppNexus’ Affinity GroupsReport on goals, strategies, and progress to the AppNexus Board of Directors, executive and senior management teams, and the broader companyAbout your skills: 4+ years’ experience focused on diversity and inclusion in the workplace, 10+ years of professional experienceExperience in the technology and high growth sector and a familiarity with technology teams is very helpfulStrong leadership skills with a track record of building relationships and influencing others while managing large scale change in a global contextAnalytical mindset with an ability to translate metrics and research into strategyStrong written and verbal communication skillsHiring Manager: Brandon Atkinson & Nithya DasRecruiter: Clare Gallagher
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