The U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging Program Manager in Hyderabad, India
At USP, we value inclusivity for all. We recognize the importance of building an organizational culture with meaningful opportunities for mentorship and professional growth. From the standards we create, to the partnerships we build, to the conversations we foster, we affirm the crucial value of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging in building a world where everyone can be confident of quality in health and healthcare.
USP is proud to be an equal employment opportunity employer (EEOE) and affirmative action employer. We are committed to creating an inclusive environment in all aspects of our work—from the standards we make to the partnerships and conversations we cultivate. An environment where every employee feels fully empowered and valued irrespective of, but not limited to, personality, race, ethnicity, physical and mental abilities, education, religion, gender identity and expression, life experience, sexual orientation, country of origin, regional differences, work experience, and family status. We are committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities.
Brief Job Overview
The DEIB Program Manager will partner with the Chief Equity Officer to support leadership with Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging (DEIB) efforts. The DEIB Program Manager is responsible for creating awareness throughout the organization to foster an open and inclusive working environment for global USP. The role will be part of a DEIB team and will be accountable to assist in developing and implementing policies, best practices, processes, and/or programs to enable global USP to deliver on the strategy, goals and outcomes for the organization’s global DEIB efforts.
This position will lead and support various DEIB efforts, working with USP’s leadership team, volunteers and staff across all levels, divisions, functions and locations to recommend, design, implement, enhance and track diversity and culture initiatives that attract, develop, engage and retain a diverse, high-performing workforce.
Additionally, this individual will champion and foster a culture of inclusion through your commitment and dedication to diversity, equity and inclusion. The incumbent will partner closely with HR leaders, communications and the business to build employee belonging and strengthen culture initiatives that support USP’s mission.
How will YOU create impact here at USP?
The position's purpose should provide a high-level overview of why the position exists and briefly identify the most critical priorities of the position. This is an opportunity to highlight any features or duties of the role related explicitly to the Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging work of the Department.
Work closely with India-based leadership and internal DEIB leadership, and support the CEqO and the CEqO Office in developing and implementing DEIB and cultural strategies and initiatives, including evaluating USP’s current DEIB program to identify gaps and opportunities, consistent with USP’s People Ambition and leadership priorities.
Research and build out a strategic partnership pipeline with organizations and recruitment efforts targeting historically underrepresented communities in STEM careers in India
Lead routine program management activities including project management, vendor relationship management, forecasting, requisitions, annual operational plan development, progress tracking and reporting, risk management, global connection, program enhancements etc.
Drive programming leadership awareness, commitment and accountability for the employee experience and diversity action plans across the business.
Partners with the CEqO in all responsibilities, including: the DEIB Program annual strategy refresh, annual planning, budgeting and launch processes.
Work closely with the CEqO in managing the framework and governance structure of the DIB program, including setting and monitoring goals, objectives, roles and parameters of DIB Council and Affinity Network.
Partner with DIB Council, Affinity groups and Employee Resource Groups to align their work with USP’s overall business objectives and provide program framework and development support on activities and employee involvement.
Collaboratively provide advice, counsel or support to leaders and staff at all levels of the organization regarding the execution and impact of USP diversity strategies and priorities with the goal of attracting, developing, engaging and retaining a diverse workforce.
Advise, partner, and collaborate with HR leaders and functions in designing and implementing diversity-focused initiatives (E.g. training and development, recruitment, metrics, career growth opportunities, assignments of special projects, etc).
Coordinate / collaborate with consultants to plan and execute DEIB activities.
Manage tactical communication plans for the DEIB program and ensure that all key deliverables are met, including collaborating with Executive and People Communications on strategic and executive DIB branding and communications.
Leads the development and administration of USP’s employee engagement and culture surveys to help track progress in key focus areas and understand organizational cultural changes required to meet DIB goals.
Collate, understand and integrate feedback from all employee feedback mechanisms to increase the effectiveness and agility of the DEIB program.
Prepare, manage and disseminate information, briefing decks, communications, reports, and other materials as needed, to internal stakeholders.
Reviews, recommends, and updates policies as appropriate.
Support, manages external vendors and contracts.
Assists with the budget process.
Contributes to maintaining a positive and collaborative Team culture.
Who USP is Looking For?
The successful candidate will have a demonstrated understanding of our mission, commitment to excellence through inclusive and equitable behaviors and practices, ability to quickly build credibility with stakeholders, along with the following competencies and experience:
Bachelors or Master’s in education, communications, HR, public administration, public management, public administration, sociology, psychology, organizational development or related field
5 years’ experience on developing and leading DEIB initiatives within a non-profit or private sector in India or globally
5-7 years of professional work experience or project management experience in DEIB An equivalent combination of experience and education may be substituted.
We especially welcome applications from those who hold historically marginalized and/or underrepresented identities. This job description provides a portrait of an ideal candidate. Candidates who possess many, though perhaps not all, qualifications are encouraged to apply.
Additional Desired Preferences
Desired preferences are to showcase any additional preferred levels of expertise to perform the role. Reminder: any items listed in this section are not requirements nor disqualifies for candidate consideration.
Basic analytical skills with the ability to translate data and analytics into insights, stories, and visual representations
Knowledgeable on appropriate federal, state, local, laws, rules, regulations, HR policies and procedures regarding diversity, equity and inclusion.
Ability to handle complex issues with discretion and maintain confidentiality at all times.
A self-starter with the ability to use good judgment to problem solve and capable of driving results.
Excellent communication, client management and interpersonal skills.
Excellent project management and organizational skills with a strong attention to detail.
Strong written and verbal communication
Proficient in Microsoft Office
Experience with working in global/ non-profits a plus.
If yes, the number of direct reports and their titles.
USP provides you with the benefits you need to protect yourself and your family today and tomorrow. From company-paid time off, comprehensive healthcare options to retirement savings, you can have peace of mind that your personal and financial wellbeing is protected.
COVID-19 Vaccination Policy (will apply to the selected candidate(s) hired):
As a condition of employment with the United States Pharmacopeial Convention's (USP) duty to provide and maintain a workplace free of known hazards, all employees and contingent staff hired after July 1st, 2021, must be fully vaccinated unless a reasonable accommodation is approved. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.
Note: USP does not accept unsolicited resumes from 3rd party recruitment agencies and is not responsible for fees from recruiters or other agencies except under specific written agreement with USP.
Job Category Human Resources
Job Type Full-Time