Sr. Consultant, Diversity & Inclusion

Date: Mar 24, 2019

Location: Radnor, PA, US

Company: Lincoln Financial

Alternate Locations: Greensboro, NC (North Carolina); Radnor, PA (Pennsylvania)

Relocation assistance is not available for this opportunity.

Requisition #58342

About the Company

Lincoln Financial Group, a Fortune 250 company with over 10,000 employees, provides advice and solutions that help empower Americans to take charge of their financial lives with confidence. Our core business areas — Life Insurance, Annuities, Retirement Plan Services and Group Protection — focus on supporting, preserving and enhancing over 17 million customer’s lifestyles and retirement outcomes.

Headquartered in Radnor, Pennsylvania, Lincoln Financial Group is the marketing name for Lincoln National Corporation (NYSE: LNC) and its affiliates. The company had $253 billion in assets under management as of December 31, 2017.

Ranked one of the Best Large Employers in America by Forbes magazine, Lincoln Financial Group makes a serious investment in our employees’ futures through a broad range of wealth accumulation and protection plans, health and wellness programs, and career development resources designed to help each individual reach their personal and professional goals.

 

The Role

This position will create, promote and implement complex diversity plans for his/her assigned area of responsibility. He/she will provide subject matter and project management expertise to business leaders in the development and/or implementation of diversity plans and practices that support workforce, workplace, marketplace & community diversity growth and align to LFGs overall Diversity strategy.

 

Responsibilities

  • Act as a catalyst for leveraging inclusion initiatives to drive sustainable business growth & opportunity.
  • Aggregates, analyzes, and trends employee demographic data. Prepares summary reports, dashboards and recommendations based on analytical insights for review with key stakeholders.
  • Builds relationships with leaders, stakeholders & HR colleagues and provides guidance in developing & implimenting diversity initiatives across the organization & within business units.
  • Conducts or participates in the vendor selection, evaluation & education processes.
  • Develops and delivers innovative plans/initiatives that establish a solid link to LFG's BU strategies.
  • Ensures diversity outcome is reflected in the workforce/workplace & in business activities, including marketing materials, & community facing efforts.
  • In collaboration with Business Leaders, develops, implements and/or executes Diversity plans and solutions to align inclusion initiatives with business strategies & metrics focusing on the workplace, workforce, marketplace & community.
  • Leads D & I project management for his/her assigned area(s) of responsibility.
  • Maintains knowledge of industry best practices and trends through research, external networking, and membership/participation in key organizations representing the D&I function.
  • Plans and prioritizes the portfolio of initiatives and reports progress and results to senior leadership and key stakeholders.
  • Provides subject matter expertise and direction on inclusion related issues for his/her clients.
  • Provides subject-matter expertise to Diversity Council members comprised of business leaders to lead, advocate for & monitor the Diversity objectives.
  • Supports and enhances departmental organizational capability by sharing D&I expertise with key stakeholders and the lines of business.
  • Identifies process improvements; provides direction to continually improve the efficiency, operations and processes for the D & I team.

 

Education & Experience

  • 5 - 7+ Years of experience in diversity/inclusion that directly aligns with the specific responsibilities for this position.
  • 4 Year/Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience (4 years of experience in lieu of Bachelor's) (Minimum Required)
  • Ability to perform under stress in cases of emergency, critical or hazardous situations.
  • Ability to work with others in a team environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to identify and recommend processes improvements.
  • Demonstrated strong relationship management skills with internal clients (e.g. senior management, peers and colleagues); proven ability to develop creative and collaborative approaches.
  • Demonstrates strong interpersonal skills with a collaborative style.
  • Demonstrates strong project management leadership skills including, critical ability to coordinate and balance multiple projects in a time-sensitive environment, under pressure, and meeting deadlines.
  • Finds common ground and can gain collaboration among senior/executive management, colleagues and peers; can influence outcomes without directing or commanding.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook).
  • Successfully completes regulatory and job training requirements.
  • Act as a role model and demonstrate the company's core values/leadership expectations. Proven ability to lead, plan, implement, and manage change and to balance competing priorities.
  • Strong experience in internal/external communications including public speaking, media relations, and written communications.
  • Ability to partner to develop division practices and programs that meet Business Unit needs and align with company-wide diversity strategy.
  • Ability to educate, partner, consult, and collaborate with business and HR areas to effectively build, incorporate, and manage business unit and/or corporate inclusion and diversity initiatives.

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This position may be subject to Lincoln’s Political Contribution Policy.  An offer of employment may be contingent upon disclosing to Lincoln the details of certain political contributions. Lincoln may decline to extend an offer or terminate employment for this role if it determines political contributions made could have an adverse impact on Lincoln’s current or future business interests, misrepresentations were made, or for failure to fully disclose applicable political contributions and or fundraising activities.

Any unsolicited resumes/candidate profiles submitted through our web site or to personal e-mail accounts of employees of Lincoln Financial Group are considered property of Lincoln Financial Group and are not subject to payment of agency fees.

Lincoln Financial Group (“LFG”) is an Equal Opportunity employer and, as such, is committed in policy and practice to recruit, hire, compensate, train and promote, in all job classifications, without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, veterans status, or genetic information.  Applicants are evaluated on the basis of job qualifications.  If you are a person with a disability that impedes your ability to express your interest for a position through our online application process, or require TTY/TDD assistance, contact us by calling 260-455-2558.

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