Diversity Business Partner, Tech

At Lyft, community is what we are and it’s what we do. It’s what makes us different. To create the best ride for all, we start in our own community by creating an open, inclusive, and diverse organization where all team members are recognized for what they bring.

We are seeking a skilled and thoughtful Senior Diversity Business Partner, Tech to join the Inclusion and Diversity (I&D) team. This role will report into the Head of Inclusion and Diversity and may have a few direct reports (Program Manager and Diversity Specialist) to support the growth and scale of the global Tech organizations.  We are seeking a strategic global I&D practitioner who has demonstrated expertise and experience in assessing organizational gaps, and consulting/coaching leaders.

The Senior Diversity Business Partner, Tech will work cross-functionally with partners from Recruiting, People Business Partner Team, Legal partners integrating I&D in org-wide people and talent processes as well as design and implement holistic Inclusion and Diversity workforce strategies. This is an exciting time to join Lyft! We are in an amazing stage of growth and this role will be essential to help increase workforce diversity in Tech.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Design, develop and execute a Tech diversity strategy that is integrated in existing talent management, hiring, retention, and development processes.
  • Provide subject matter expertise, coaching and consulting to scale peer I&D skill development workplace inclusiveness
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills, with the ability to influence and build trusting relationships
  • Empower Tech Diversity members, leverage their individual and collective strengths, diversity of thought to implement and drive innovative and targeted strategies
  • In partnership with the Tech Talent recruitment team, Learning and Development, People Business Partners (PBP), Social Impact Team provide I&D SME expertise to influence evolve internal /external programs and initiatives.  
  • Travel and participate in local and national diversity conferences, event, Tech industry panels/roundtable
  • Proven ability to work, coach, consult and partner across all levels inclusive of individual contributors, people managers, Sr. Leaders, and Executives.
  • Be a skilled facilitator and capable of creating content for I&D education and messaging to help elevate internal I&D understanding and awareness.
  • Track, monitor and utilize internal data (recruiting metrics, employee demographics, workplace/engagement survey themes) and external data (marketplace availability) and metrics that matter to provide insights to inform current and future strategies
  • Partner with the Head of Strategic Sourcing and Tech Diversity Recruiting Manager to co-create and drive new candidate sourcing and selection strategies while improving the overall candidate experience measured through quantitative/qualitative metrics

EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS

  • 7+ years of experience leading, developing and implementing holistic Inclusion and Diversity recruitment, talent management, project management action plans
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills, with the ability to influence and build trusting relationships
  • Preferred skills in organizational development or organizational effectiveness
  • Proven ability influencing, change management, and collaboration skills
  • Ability effectively lead and facilitate discussions to create and implement functional diversity strategies
  • Knowledge of key People team practices, processes, and EEO compliance areas
  • 5-7 years of people management experience

Lyft is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer that proudly pursues and hires a diverse workforce. Lyft does not make hiring or employment decisions on the basis of race, color, religion or religious belief, ethnic or national origin, nationality, sex, gender, gender-identity, sexual orientation, disability, age, military or veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable local, state, or federal laws or prohibited by Company policy. Lyft also strives for a healthy and safe workplace and strictly prohibits harassment of any kind. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance and other similar state laws and local ordinances, and its internal policy, Lyft will also consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.


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