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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DE&I) Program Manager (ERG)

Location: Canada
Company: Pearson School Systems

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Pearson is committed to building an inclusive culture and increasing workforce diversity. We are offering an opportunity for an experienced DE&I professional to join the team and to apply skills to further our goals on diversity, equity and inclusion. This role will be tasked with driving forward our DE&I strategy and leading efforts to create a culture where everyone feels valued, heard and fosters a sense of community and belonging. This role is responsible for leading the strategy and delivery of enterprise objectives and partners with stakeholders across business units and corporate functions.
This is a global role reporting to the Chief Diversity Officer for HR and based in areas where Pearson operates. Location: Anywhere in the US, Canada or Mexico.
What You'll Do:
We are looking for an experienced DE&I professional to develop strategies and programs that strengthen Pearson Employee Resource Groups (ERGs). Our ERGs are voluntary employee groups who share lived experiences in effort to advance inclusion efforts. These efforts focus on collaborating with business groups within Pearson to provide insights that are instrumental to develop best in class practices.
This role is integral in guiding ERG volunteer leaders develop yearly objectives while measuring team and program effectiveness. You will support the development of ERG leaders and members, and manage ERG budgets, communications and governance to ensure alignment to DE&I enterprise objectives. You will partner with business units and corporate functions to promote strategies that increase DE&I awareness, increase ERG membership, engagement and embed inclusive concepts into the business.
This is a highly collaborative role that requires a global perspective and expertise in the discipline of diverse, equitable and inclusive operations. In partnership with stakeholders you will:
• Evolve a robust framework for Pearson ERGs.
• Standardize ERG operations including goal setting, processes, roles and measurement.
• Coach and develop ERG leaders to enhance capabilities and leadership effectiveness.
• Collaborate with key business partners to build relationships that yields increased engagement and membership.
• Manage monthly meetings with enterprise ERG leaders and executive sponsors
• Use company insights to assist ERGs to build strategies that add value to members and offers tangible outcomes
• Manage calendar of events and partner with communications to increase programming visibility.
• Support workload balance for ERG leaders and members.
• Manage onboarding and succession planning process for ERG leaders
• Implement a development and recognition program for ERG leaders and members
• Identify DE&I resources and recommend creative approach to build global benchmarks for ERG operations.
• Approve ERG budgets including member development, community partnerships and other spend.
What is in it for you:
• Unleash your talent while helping millions make progress through learning
• Be authentically you in an environment focused on building inclusion
• Unlock your potential and help others do the same
Qualifications
• 5+ years managing inclusion or human resource business partner experience in an applied workplace setting.
• A minimum of 5 years experience creating and implementing ERG plans .
• Demonstrated experience collaborating with people of all backgrounds and identities to advance culture.
• Demonstrated ability to navigate complex global diversity topics.
• Demonstrated ability to manage projects and present to diverse population and stakeholders varying career levels.
• Proficient understanding of dimensions of diversity and demonstrated ability to build enterprise inclusion efforts.
• Demonstrated success in managing the virtual and in-person interactions.
• Ability to manage multiple projects, lead indirectly and manage stakeholder relationships.
• Comfortable working in an independent virtual environment.
• BA/BS, DE&I certification or equivalent experience
The anticipated starting salary range for Colorado-based expressing interest in this position is $85K - $125K. This position is eligible to participate in an a annual incentive plan.
Benefits available to eligible employees can be seen at: https://pearsonbenefitsus.com/
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Learning is the most powerful force for change in the world. More than 20,000 Pearson employees deliver our products and services in nearly 200 countries, all working towards a common purpose - to help everyone achieve their potential through learning. We do that by providing high quality, digital content and learning experiences, as well as assessments and qualifications that help people build their skills and grow with the world around them. We are the world's leading learning company. Learn more at pearsonplc.com.
Pearson believes that wherever learning flourishes, so do people. We are committed to being an anti-racist?company in everything we do. We value the power of an inclusive culture and a strong sense of belonging. We promote a culture where differences are embraced, opportunities are accessible, consideration and respect are the norm, and all individuals are supported in reaching their full potential. Through our talent, we believe that diversity, equity, and inclusion make us a more innovative and vibrant place to work. People are at the center, and we are committed to a sustainable environment and workplace where talent can learn, grow, and thrive. ?
To learn more about Pearson's commitment to a diverse and inclusive workforce, please click here:?
http://www.pearson.com/careers/diversity-and-inclusion.html
Pearson is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and a member of E-Verify. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. All employment is decided based on qualifications, merit, and business need.?All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other group protected by law.
Job: HUMAN RESOURCES
Organization: Human Resources
Schedule: FULL_TIME
Req ID: 2111508
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