EisnerAmper has made significant progress over the past year re-building and refreshing our commitment to a DEI culture, yet we acknowledge much more work needs to be done. DEI must be embedded into everything we do: a mindset with which we operate, a capability we build, a performance metric we strive to attain, and a success factor we measure and reward.
The Chief of DEI works closely with the firm's leadership and colleagues to execute the firm-wide DEI vision.
The ideal candidate will have experience building effective multi-year DEI strategies, as well as strong program and project management skills focused on outcomes. The successful candidate will also be required to represent the firm to the community, including through participation in outside organizations and at external events.
Drive DEI program objectives through program management and defined project plans including managing implementation of all activities, and developing processes, documentation, and communications for rollout and ongoing support.
Develop metrics and analyze results to assess the effectiveness of DEI action steps.
Collaborate with Talent Acquisition to coordinate and strengthen integrated hiring practices and with Talent Management to develop retention and support programs for diverse colleagues.
Partner with Service Line and Operations Leaders to integrate and align the firm's DEI commitment to its overall business plans and operating principles.
Participate in conversations with firm leadership regarding colleague performance and utilization and work with partners to implement/track appropriate follow-up.
Collaborate with EisnerAmper University on DEI training curriculum and other professional development opportunities for partners and colleagues.
Collaborate with Marketing, Business Development and Client Experience to make sure that we are meeting the needs of our diverse clients and prospective clients.
Deliver a DEI communications strategy that promotes awareness of issues that impact firm management, operations, and governance.
Serve as an advisor to the DEI Council and Work Stream Leaders by facilitating their programs and goals, including our ongoing support of the communities in which we serve.
Manage firm-wide Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) to ensure that annual planning, budget, and programming align with the firm's diversity and inclusion objectives.
7+ years of DEI experience preferably in a business strategy, program management, and or strategic planning role.
BA/BS in business administration, human resources, psychology or another related discipline, or relevant experience. MBA or Master's in organizational development, DEI certification(s) or related experience with a professional services firm experience a plus.
Desired Skills and Experience
Knowledge of current industry best practices, trends, and techniques.
Experience gathering, managing, and translating data and analytics to uncover insights, tell stories, develop metrics that drive decisions and effectuate change, and measure impact.
Experience in client-facing roles to engage, listen, educate, and respond with priority actions in partnership with key stakeholders across various functions and levels.
Exceptional writing and public speaking skills required.
Knowledge of project management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, and coordination of people and resources.
Knowledge of change management principles and experience implementing them.
Business acumen (understanding our business).