VP Internal Diversity Equity and Inclusion

Washington, DC
May 01, 2021
May 31, 2021
Full Time
Business Unit Description

The Vice President, Internal Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Programs (VP, DEI Programs) directly assists and supports the Chief Diversity Officer (CDO) in leading the development and implementation of internal diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives in support of AARP's strategic plan to create an inclusive working environment where all have an opportunity to succeed. This position reports directly to the CDO. The VP, Internal DEI Programs champions the importance and value of a diverse and inclusive working environment and in collaboration with the CDO leads the development of a vision and effective strategy to create a culture for equity, diversity, and inclusion.
  • Plans, guides and advises the CDO on diversity, equity, and inclusion matters. Collaborates with enterprise Business Unit Leaders to create, implement and monitor programs designed to ensure fair and equitable treatment of employees across AARP.
  • Leads the DEI functional area in implementing initiatives, including the creation of a culture for equity, diversity, and inclusion. Partners with managers and employees to ensure diversity initiatives and programs support strategic goals.
  • Provides strategic guidance for training initiatives and programs on cultural competency, gender differences, disability, sexual harassment, building a climate of equity and inclusion, and other topics designed to increase awareness and cultivate a culture of equity and inclusion values.
  • Leads and supports the AARP Diversity Council. Engages employees to build a welcoming and inclusive culture at AARP.
  • Promotes a working environment and culture committed to a climate of equity, diversity, and inclusion for all staff and volunteers.
  • Represents AARP to external members, stakeholders, community, organizations, and agencies. Collaborates with external and internal stakeholders to promote and advance diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Establishes and maintains an internal process and reporting method to allow for effective measurement of diversity, equity, and inclusion programs. Assesses and monitors programs effectiveness and keeps the CDO informed on diversity, equity, and inclusion progress and issues through regular reports.
  • Directs the work of functional area staff. Hires, evaluates, and manages all assigned employees as necessary.
  • Manages the DEI functional area budget, including developing budget proposals, justifying expenses and monitoring accounts.
  • 15+ years of experience advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in a complex organization; including 5 years of management or supervisory experience.
  • Bachelor's degree required; Master's degree in post-secondary education, sociology, social anthropology, public administration, human resource management or other related field highly preferred.
  • Experience performing the duties described above may substitute for the education requirement on a year-for-year basis.
  • Displays a strong executive presence.
  • Displays a strong proficiency in strategy development, with demonstrated experience analyzing and developing policies and procedures related to DEI initiatives.
  • Ability to understand, be sensitive to, and respect the diverse socio-economic, ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds, disabilities and sexual orientation of employees across AARP.
  • Ability to maintain a professional demeanor during emotionally charged, difficult, or high-pressure situations.
  • Occasional travel, early mornings, evenings and/or weekend work occasionally required.
Compensation and Benefits

AARP offers competitive benefits with a 401(k); 100% company-funded pension plan; health, dental, and vision plans; life insurance paid time off to include company and individual holidays, vacation, sick, caregiving, and parental leave; performance-based and peer-based recognition; tuition reimbursement; among others. Visit careers.aarp.org/benefits for more information.

As a result of the COVID pandemic, all interviews will be held virtually and all non-essential employees will continue to work remotely until further notice.
Equal Employment Opportunity

AARP is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring a diverse workforce and sustaining an inclusive culture. AARP does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, sex, color, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, mental or physical disability, genetic information, veteran status, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.