Director Diversity & Inclusion Job:
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota

23116-en_US
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota
Eagan Minnesota
Healthcare
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Description

About Blue Cross



For more than 80 years, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota has worked to improve the health of all Minnesotans. As a nonprofit organization, we have a long history of making a healthy difference in people’s lives and of giving back to the communities we serve. In particular, our industry-leading commitment to veterans, service members and their families helped us to be named the first and only Beyond the Yellow Ribbon health plan company in Minnesota.



We make it easy for you to support veterans groups and other community organizations by providing 20 hours of volunteer paid time off each year — in addition to regular paid time off. The dedication of Blue Cross volunteers has earned us recognition for running one of the most successful corporate food drives in the state; donating nearly 1,500 volunteer hours at Habitat for Humanity worksites; and growing more than 750 pounds of fresh produce at our onsite Community Giving Gardens. Find your place at a company that cares about veterans, our employees, our members and our communities.


Description Summary

This position will be responsible for driving Stella’s diversity, equity, and inclusion strategy which includes championing an inclusive culture that embraces individual differences and unique needs; leveraging  the diverse talent of our workforce to enhance business growth; ensuring our workforce is reflective our communities and the divergent populations we serve; cultivating relationships with strategic business partners that will ensure our ability to access, attract, and retain a diverse workforce.



 



This position will report to the Sr. Vice President, Chief HR Officer, and will have a meaningful matrixed reporting relationship to Stella’s Executive Leadership Team. The role will serve as an internal advisor and thought leader in this space. The role will initiate and gather ideas from across the organization that influence strategy, engagement, and a collaborative and inclusive culture that drive pride, passion, and advocacy.



 



This role will work closely and collaboratively with the following key stakeholders to ensure our diversity and inclusion strategies are directly connected, designed and executed to ensure cohesion with our cultural transformation, health equity strategies, and other key enterprise initiatives.




  • HR Leadership team, including HR Business Partner, Director of Talent Acquisition, Director of Culture, and Director of Talent Development

  • Health Equity Integration team from the Center for Prevention division

  • Associate Resource Group Chair, Co-Chairs, and Executive Sponsors


Accountabilities

Overall Accountabilities




  1. Design, develop and implement enterprise wide D&I strategies that will grow internal cohesion, unifies Stella, enables a great place to work and a high performing organization.

  2. Take a systematic view of D&I strategies required to achieve business outcomes to ensure cultural changes are embedded across all levers. 

  3. Support teams with focus on creating common tools, methods, techniques and systems that have significant impact on our company culture.

  4. Lead current and future state D&I strategies through assessments, identification of strengths and gaps and develops the strategies from both an external best practice perspective and within Stella’s unique context.

  5. Create and implement robust action plans to address corresponding gaps. 

  6. Develop and implement strategy and initiatives that enable all associates to engage and align to the business mission, vision and strategy and help articulate and develop new behaviors and ways of working that are required to deliver on our mission and business priorities. 

  7. Drive the business ownership of D&I through influencing, educating, and partnering with key stakeholders. 

  8. Implement best practices, leverage analytics and digital solutions to drive strategies for culture change and driving diversity & inclusion across the enterprise.

  9. Design and develop key metrics that allow the organization to monitor and measure acceptance, progress, and success of D&I initiatives.

  10. Partner with key stakeholders to deploy D&I strategies.

  11. Provide consultation and facilitation to leaders and teams in managing the change associated with building a strong organizational intercultural competence.

  12. Ensure structural alignment, like corporate policies, are consistent with the espoused corporate culture and intercultural understanding and inclusion.

  13. Manage budget, including developing budget proposals and business case for corporate investments related to DEI.



 



Specific Responsibilities




  1. Lead the development of core D&I training and development programs that ensures a strong intercultural competence across the enterprise.

  2. Plans, guides and advises CEO and leaders on diversity, equity, inclusion and affirmative action matters.

  3. Define and implement strategic initiatives that drive a strong culture of equity, diversity, and inclusion.

  4. Provides strategic direction for training initiatives on cultural competency, gender differences, disability, sexual harassment, building a climate of equity and inclusion, and other topics designed to increase awareness and support of equity and inclusion values.

  5. Facilitate and lead the ELT Diversity Council.

  6. Facilitate and partner with Associate Resource Groups, and champions the various initiatives supported by ARGs.

  7. Promotes commitment to a climate of equity, diversity, and inclusion through interaction with the CEO, Executive Leadership team, leaders, and associates.

  8. Oversees compliance with Affirmative Action, including Affirmative Action for Protected Veterans, Equal Employment Opportunity, Title IX and other applicable regulations. 

  9. Provides analysis of legislation and regulations related to equity, affirmative action, and EEOC and makes recommendations to leadership.

  10. Works closely with the Health Equity Integration team.


Requirements


  • Education: Bachelor's Degree (accredited) in Human Resources, Business Administration, or similar area of study.

  • Experience: 10 years of relevant work experience (in addition to education requirement) with an emphasis on organizational effectiveness, culture, D&I, business transformations.

  • 3 years of staff, team leader, project lead experience.



 



Leadership Competencies




  • Unquestionable integrity

  • Proven leadership capabilities, collaborator, team player, and consensus builder, yet individually strong in taking actions and can push back with business case when appropriate.

  • A forward-thinking, high-impact, low-ego servant leader motivated by the advancement of the organization.

  • Highly impactful consulting, influencing and negotiation skills

  • Ability to lead and drive organizational change

  • Ability to objectively coach colleagues and executive leaders through complex, nuanced, and at times difficult issues.

  • Demonstrated ability to establish strategic direction aligned with corporate strategies.

  • Proven ability to drive execution; individual must be able to effectively pivot from strategic to tactical to ensure progress and meaningful impact.

  • Impactful communication and presentation skills, including the ability to engage in dialogue with executive leadership team and board of trustees.


Preferred Requirements


  • Advanced Degree

  • Proven experience in helping organizations transform their culture and develop, drive, and execute on diversity & inclusion strategies.


FLSA Status

Exempt


Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer that values diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, and will not be discriminated against based on race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other legally protected characteristic.



 



Make a difference



Thank you for your interest in Blue Cross. Be part of a company that lets you be you — and make a healthy difference in people’s lives every day



Blue Cross is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer that values diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, and will not be discriminated against based on race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other legally protected characteristic.



Blue Cross® and Blue Shield® of Minnesota and Blue Plus® are nonprofit independent licensees of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association

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