What you’ll be doing...

The Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) Manager drives the Verizon brand, reputation and market presence as a leader in diversity and inclusion, assuming overall responsibility for all aspects of communications, external relations, event management and production including content design, program development, vendor management, community sponsorships, and much more. As a subject matter expert in diversity and inclusion communications and external partnerships, the D&I Manager will collaborate with internal stakeholders to conceptualize and manage strategic initiatives, reenergize the organization’s commitment to diversity and inclusion and help develop a culturally competent workforce. The D&I Manager will also establish external partnerships with key industry organizations and work with executives in their sponsorship of strategic alliances and events.The D&I Manager will cultivate a robust outreach strategy creating pipelines of reliable platforms that propel action oriented diversity and inclusion efforts across the globe.

  • Internal and External Communications
    • In collaboration with the diversity and inclusion, marketing, communications, human resources, and other relevant departmental teams, develop multifaceted, action oriented, outreach methods leveraging social media, innovative and consistent messaging, captivating web presence and efforts to broadly communicate all initiatives and further promote Verizon’s brand equity and messaging around diversity and inclusion.
    • Manage overall look and content of the company’s Diversity and Inclusion website.
    • Lead content creation and work with internal stakeholders including Corporate Communications (internal and external), Public Policy & Government Affairs, Verizon Foundation, Corporate Social Responsibility, Human Resources and others to ensure a constant supply of compelling diversity and inclusion content to tell the company’s story.
    • Create communications strategy for leveraging reputational surveys internally and externally in collaboration with Corporate and HR Communications team and provide communications expertise for survey responses, including testimonials.
    • Provide communication talking points and guides for leaders around strategic diversity and inclusion messaging to ensure consistent messaging across all business units.
  • Event Management
    • Conceptualize, produce and execute highly effective events that communicate the company’s commitment to diversity and inclusion, overseeing all aspects of event promotion, management and production in collaboration with the internal teams and external key partners.
    • Collaborate and partner with effectively with all key stakeholders including the D&I team, Corporate communications and senior leaders.
    • Measure programs and sponsorship for effectiveness and conduct post-event reporting.
    • Manage key stakeholder relationships and contract negotiations (including staffing companies, venue & operations teams, A/V, décor, entertainment, etc.) and event budgets.
  • Diversity and Inclusion Community Engagement
    • Optimize external partnerships to drive progress of the global diversity and inclusion strategy.
    • Maintain knowledge of industry best practices and trends through research, external networking, and participation in key organizational meetings, events and activities.
    • Proactively assess new and existing sponsorships information to aid strategic development and investments. Evaluate and determine which sponsorships should be established and / or continued that align with the business needs and D&I strategy.

What we’re looking for...

You are subject matter expert in diversity and inclusion. You are a keen analytical and critical thinker. You’re adept at influencing others, both directly and indirectly, and you are able to establish and maintain trusted partnerships with clients and colleagues by leveraging both your strong judgement, business acumen and interpersonal skills. You have excellent prioritization and time management skills, and you’re used to managing multiple projects in a fast-paced environment. You are skilled in and have experience in communications. You are a team player that is willing to help out wherever needed and loves to collaborate.

You’ll need to have:

  • Bachelor’s degree or six or more years of work experience.
  • Six or more years of relevant work experience.
  • Talent management or human resources experience or D&I certification.

Even better if you have:

  • Bachelor’s or advanced degree in human resources, industrial/organizational psychology, or an MBA.
  • Marketing communications experience.

When you join Verizon...

You’ll be doing work that matters alongside other talented people, transforming the way people, businesses and things connect with each other. Beyond powering America’s fastest and most reliable network, we’re leading the way in broadband, cloud and security solutions, Internet of Things and innovating in areas such as, video entertainment. Of course, we will offer you great pay and benefits, but we’re about more than that. Verizon is a place where you can craft your own path to greatness. Whether you think in code, words, pictures or numbers, find your future at Verizon.

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