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Girl Scouts of America HR Director, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in New York, New York

About Us

The Talent & Culture team strategically partners with all Girl Scouts of the USA departments to create an ideal workplace. Our programs and initiatives aim to provide best-in-class employee experiences focused on attracting, retaining, and developing employees to their full potential. Teams in this department include Employee Experience & Engagement, Talent Acquisition and Total Rewards.

You Will

The DEI HRBP Director will have dual responsibilities. This position will be the GSUSA DEI and Racial Justice HR subject matter expert. They will apply advanced diversity, equity, and inclusion best practices throughout the talent lifecycle through a consultative, solutions oriented, business partnership approach. Additionally, as a senior strategic business partner, the DEI HRBP Director will also be the primary contact to assigned clients, by providing full HR/business support.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Develops strategies, programs and initiatives that support the organization’s diversity, equity and inclusion efforts and provides guidance to drive DEI outcomes

  • Identifies and assesses DEI trends and gaps through research and analysis to recommend best practices, staff training and tailored approaches

  • Works seamlessly with T&C colleagues to embed diversity throughout each discipline. Collaboration with T&C leads to ensure successful strategy, execution, and achievement of DEI goals.

  • Serves as the primary client interface, trusted advisor, and consultant to assigned client groups for all talent and related business issues; provides consultative thought leadership and actively contributes to client objectives regarding talent management throughout the entire business planning and implementation cycle.

  • Seamlessly coordinates with Talent & Culture colleagues to diagnose, develop, and deliver timely, relevant, and forward-thinking HR solutions.

  • Develops and implements an integrated people strategy for the business unit including organizational design, leadership and talent development, succession planning, employee engagement, development, and retention. Anticipates the future needs of the organization and areas of potential disruption.

  • Partners with senior leaders to develop and manage workforce planning including understanding business needs, budgets, forecasted opportunities and utilizes data analytics to make staffing decisions. Proactively leverages information and data to deliver key insights to drive change, make systematic improvements and progress where relevant, including data on retention, turnover, performance management, stay interviews, and talent reviews.

  • Leads business case review of talent related initiatives to manage organizational risk. Collaborates with leaders on needs process, timing, and impact to community, GSUSA, employee engagement, etc. Develops appropriate communications supporting the development, rollout, and management of key initiatives, ensuring its alignment to other talent initiatives.

  • Oversees the performance management cycle year-round proactively, equitably, and fairly addressing building higher performance of talent, managing issues, guiding, and empowering managers and staff on problem-solving, dispute resolution and process improvement.

  • Proactively remains abreast of best practices, trends, and approaches to discuss, and recommends improvements to meet the unique needs of the business and Movement.

  • Works with talent team colleagues and other stakeholders to ensure content accuracy of the GSUSA Employee Handbook.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Required Competencies

· Deep business acumen and understanding of business strategies and principles

· Deep understanding of the Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Racial Justice landscape

· Experience with delivering diversity, equity and inclusion strategies and initiatives

· Demonstrated ability to think strategically and translate business needs into talent strategies

· Proven experience working collaboratively in a business partner model, leveraging other Talent team disciplines

· Proven experience, with measurable accomplishments, in HRBP work, talent development, performance management, and culture change initiatives

· Demonstrated success resolving complex HR and Employee Relations issues. Knowledge of U.S. employment law and current HR trends; ability to use such knowledge proactively in consulting with clients.

· Ability to consult to the entire talent portfolio with an integrated perspective

· Ability to design and implement talent strategies in alignment with both business and talent functional objectives. Examples may include diversity programs and key talent retention programs

· Proven experience in business transformation, organizational restructuring/redesign

· Passion for HR as a driver of business results.

· Passion for Girl Scouts and brand ambassador for G.I.R.L. and the Girl Scout Mission

· Demonstrated ability to consult, influence and partner with senior leaders in developing and executing talent strategies to drive business performance

· Demonstrated relationship management skills at all levels of the organization

· Competence in organizational development, talent management, coaching, and compensation management

· Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal skills

· Strong presentation and storytelling skills

· Ability to work in a fast paced, dynamic environment; comfortable dealing with ambiguity and helping others manage through it as well

· Personal flexibility and adaptable to the changing needs of the business

· Demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities and deliver high quality results

· Strong analytical skills, business planning and project management skills

· Proven ability to influence and motivate others totake actionvia process consultation skills

· As organizational Change Agent:

o Ability to anticipate changes required within the business and to drive such changes in partnership with business leaders

o Educate and influence leaders to adapt quickly to organizational shifts in direction; consider impacts on business unit and partner with leaders on communication and execution of outcomes needed to adjust to new state

o Provide Thought Leadership - related to strategic delivery and based on unique on-the-ground perspective - to community or enterprise-wide preparing change management plans for major talent-related initiatives (i.e., performance management, talent reviews, etc.)

o Shape organization and people strategies; coach the business leadership team to facilitate and land key organization changes and drive change management. Act as a catalyst for building organizational effectiveness within the business

Required Technical Skills

Office 365 or similar suites

Competency in PowerPoint or similar presentation software

Competency in Microsoft Excel or similar software

You Need

Degree or Equivalent Experience:

Bachelor’s degree or relevant experience


Minimum Years of Experience:

5+ years of applied Diversity, Equity & Inclusion experience

10+ years professional HR experience (experience as HRBP or Sr. Generalist) in a client-facing role

Girl Scouts of the USA is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

Preferred Education and Experience

Certifications Requirements:

Master’s degree and/or SHRM-SCP, SHRM-CP, SPHR, or PHR certification a plus

Travel Requirements


Job LocationsUS-NY-New York

Posted Date1 week ago(9/16/2020 2:08 PM)

Job ID2020-1549

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CategoryHuman Resources