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Senior Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Company: Cigna Health and Life Insurance Company
Location: Philadelphia
Posted on: September 24, 2022

Job Description:

Cigna Corporation (NYSE:CI) and its subsidiaries comprise a global health services and financial company that serves millions of people worldwide through our health, pharmacy, behavioral, dental, disability, life, accident and international products and services. Our mission is to help improve the health, well-being and peace of mind of the people we serve.______________________________________________________________________________The Senior Director Diversity, Equity and Inclusion reports to the VP of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Corporate and Employee Giving, and Cigna Foundation and will help set and guide the company's enterprise-wide diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) strategy by formulating and executing creative and innovative programs, processes and procedures for identifying, attracting and retaining diverse talent at all levels of the organization.Additionally, the Senior Director Diversity, Equity and Inclusion will act as a consultative partner with HR and the business in developing and integrating diversity, equity and inclusion goals and strategies into business processes, practices and programs. To make the greatest impact, this role helps to align DEI to Cigna's charitable giving, community and ESG efforts.This role will advocate, champion and advise all levels of management on diversity and inclusion related topics and will partner with HR colleagues and leaders to embed diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) into the everyday culture of the organization. The Senior Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion must be able to influence change and provide thought leadership in this area both internally and externally.Moreover, the incumbent will strive to recognize the whole person and define diversity in all of the ways we are different, such as work styles, preferred languages, education levels, disability and/ or health status (including pregnancy), veteran status, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, domestic partner status, genetic information or citizenship status and more. Additional responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Develop, lead and manage DEI programs and initiatives.
    • Provide strategic guidance and drive operational programs to support the business in the establishment of diversity initiatives, metrics, objectives and strategies.
      • Works closely with matrix partners to advance diversity within the workforce (e.g., talent acquisition), the business (e.g., markets, clinical, supplier diversity), and community (e.g., charitable giving and corporate responsibility).
        • Develop and communicate plans to internal and external stakeholders to meet established objectives.
          • Provide regular metrics and reporting against company initiatives; evaluate and analyze metrics and programs; identify root causes, trends and make appropriate recommendations to achieve maximum results.
            • Proactively monitor internal and external diversity trends and legal developments that may impact policy, recruitment and retention of a diverse workforce.
              • Define, establish and manage the appropriate scorecards and measurement tools to monitor the effectiveness of programs and identified goals.
                • Provide consultation, support and management of the Enterprise Diversity Council, Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) and functional diversity councils.Qualifications:
                  • Bachelors' degree required; Master's degree preferred
                  • 10 + years of HR, Management and/or Diversity experience with proven success embedding diversity in design and delivery of strategies, polices, plans and processes.
                  • Strong diversity, equity and inclusion experience within a large organization including influencing stakeholders at a senior level.
                  • Demonstrated success in collaborating with business leaders and HR Partners to drive Diversity and Inclusion results.
                  • Proven experience developing and successfully implementing DEI strategies aligned to all business objectives.
                  • Established relationships with external diversity organization and counsels.
                  • Experience navigating large matrix organizations while successfully building relationships.
                  • Experience creating and executing diversity strategies on engaging, retaining and developing talent for large complex organizations.
                  • Demonstrated impact on diversity and inclusion initiatives and resulting increase in representation.
                  • Excellent operational/analytical skills with a track record of leveraging data to measure success of existing initiatives and inform opportunities for new initiatives.
                  • Deep understanding of best practices and trends in diversity, equity and inclusion, with the ability to translating into an actionable strategy and driving action across various teams.
                  • Exceptional PowerPoint presentation & Excel skills.
                  • Ability to develop, analyze and implement metrics.
                  • Workday knowledge preferred.
                  • Ability to travel.Leadership Competencies:
                    • Thought-leader in the area of diversity and inclusion with experience developing, implementing and evaluating programs and processes
                    • AAP/EEO experience and fundamental knowledge of compliance and legislation.
                    • Savvy communicator who thrives in forming and maintaining relationships with individuals both internal and external to the organization including executives and senior leaders, community partners, elected and public officials in order to work with and gain support across ethnic, race, class and local geographical interests
                    • Passion for and interest in leading diversity and inclusion initiatives
                    • Excellent written and oral communication skills
                    • Advanced problem solving skills and the ability to work collaboratively with other departments to resolve complex issues with innovative solutions
                    • Demonstrated ability to prioritize workload, meet project deadlines and adapt in a dynamic work environment
                    • Ability to guide and directly lead a team, as well as the ability to influence and lead projects staffed by non-direct reports
                    • Strong analytical skills and ability to interpret and present data in a compelling manner
                    • Ability to handle sensitive and confidential informationThis role is WAH/Flex, which allows most work to beperformed at home.WAH/Flexemployeesmust befully vaccinatedagainst COVID-19if they choose tocome onsite or if required to periodically come onsite.About CignaCigna Corporation exists to improve lives. We are a global health service company dedicated to improving the health, well-being and peace of mind of those we serve. Together, with colleagues around the world, we aspire to transform health services, making them more affordable and accessible to millions. Through our unmatched expertise, bold action, fresh ideas and an unwavering commitment to patient-centered care, we are a force of health services innovation. When you work with us, or one of our subsidiaries, you'll enjoy meaningful career experiences that enrich people's lives. What difference will you make?Qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, age, disability, sex, childbirth (including pregnancy) or related medical conditions including but not limited to lactation, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran or military status, religion, national origin, ancestry, marital or familial status, genetic information, status with regard to public assistance, citizenship status or any other characteristic protected by applicable equal employment opportunity laws.If you require reasonable accommodation in completing the online application process, please email: for support. Do not email for an update on your application or to provide your resume as you will not receive a response.

Keywords: Cigna Health and Life Insurance Company, Philadelphia , Senior Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Executive , Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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