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& Inclusion Job Location US-MA-Cambridge Posted Date 1 month ago
(8/12/2020 8:19 PM) Requisition ID 2020-4853 Overview Draper is an
independent, nonprofit research and development company
headquartered in Cambridge, MA. The 1,800 employees of Draper
tackle important national challenges with a promise of delivering
successful and usable solutions. From military defense and space
exploration to biomedical engineering, lives often depend on the
solutions we provide. Our multidisciplinary teams of engineers and
scientists work in a collaborative environment that inspires the
cross-fertilization of ideas necessary for true innovation. For
more information about Draper, visit www.draper.com .
Our work is very important to us, but so is our life outside of
work. Draper supports many programs to improve work-life balance
including workplace flexibility, employee clubs ranging from
photography to yoga, health and finance workshops, off site social
events and discounts to local museums and cultural activities.
If this specific job opportunity and the chance to work at a
nationally renowned R&D innovation company appeals to you,
apply now www.draper.com/careers .
Equal Employment Opportunity
Draper is committed to creating a diverse environment and is
proud to be an affirmative action and equal opportunity
employer. We understand the value of diversity and its impact on a
high-performance culture. All qualified applicants will receive
consideration for employment without regard to race, color,
religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender
identity, national origin, veteran status, or genetic
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reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in
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Responsibilities The Principal Director of Diversity & Inclusion
(D&I) will develop, lead, and implement strategic objectives
that enables all of our workforce to perform their best work.
This leadership role will drive a critical focus area for the
company in ensuring an inclusive workplace experience. This
includes the ability to evolve our strategies for engaging a
diverse and inclusive workforce, strengthening the sense of
belonging and community, and ultimately making a positive
difference at Draper.
This position is a member of the Culture Team and will lead the
D&I steering committee. This includes oversight of employee
resource groups (ERGs) and will work in concert with other areas
including HR, senior leadership and the executive team to advance
diversity and inclusion efforts across Draper.
Primary Responsibilities include but will not be limited to
Provide thought leadership, perspective and vision to help
define, design and measure our diversity & inclusion strategy as it
aligns to our mission, vision and corporate values.
Key areas of focus will include the ability to create and evolve
an inclusive environment that allows all people to grow and
Facilitate an understanding to help grow and develop teams to
overcome biases and bring and accept different voices and
perspectives to the table to foster a more inclusive culture.
Act as a consultant and advisor with deep D&I expertise to
executive level and senior leaders in the organization as well as
collaborate effectively with colleagues across an array of
Plan, develop, and direct strategic and operational efforts to
help the company more effectively recruit, develop, engage, and
retain our diverse workforce and increase the organization's
ability to support an environment where all people feel
Work across HR and Talent Acquisition to integrate and embed
D&I in people and talent programs and practices. Raise the
capability of the entire HR function to further diversity and
inclusion efforts; responsible for the design and implementation of
a diversity and inclusion learning capability.
Work in concert with key internal infrastructure leaders to
review and develop policies that are in support of Draper’s D&I
Responsible for Draper’s employee resource groups, leveraging
their passion and interest in furthering the company's commitment
to diversity & inclusion.
Leverage data to inspire action and drive outcomes across the
organization; ensure preparation of diversity metrics/measurements
on a regular frequency and communicates progress against plans that
reinforce accountability throughout the organization.
Qualifications 15+ years of experience in business and possesses
capabilities in related field of expertise.
Bachelor's degree in relevant field or equivalent years of
8+ years of effective leadership and management experience.
In-depth knowledge of and experience with core diversity and
inclusion concepts and practices as well as strong capability in
Proven track record of fostering, driving, and implementing
innovative ideas with broad impact
Demonstrated strategic partnering skills and ability to work
across functions and communities to develop ideas and deliver
Applicants selected for this position may be required to obtain
and maintain a government security clearance.
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