Director, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

at Global Atlantic Financial Group
Hartford, Connecticut, United States

We are conducting interviews over video. Our employees can voluntarily return to our office, and some positions may be required to be in office. (we will share that at the interview) For most roles, we are fully supporting remote work through July 2021.

COMPANY OVERVIEW

Global Atlantic is one of the fastest growing companies in the Life and Annuity industry. We are focused on the U.S. retirement and life insurance markets with a broad range of annuities and life insurance options, as well as reinsurance solutions. Our success is driven by competitive, innovative product designs, leading investment management and integrated risk management, along with highly experienced leadership.

Global Atlantic is looking for a diverse team of talented individuals who reinforce our culture of collaboration and innovation. We are dedicated to the career development of our people because we know they are critical to our long-term success. Join our team and come grow with us. 

In February 2021, KKR & Co. acquired a majority stake in Global Atlantic in a strategic transaction.  Additional information can be found in our press release.  

A critical part of our mission is to foster a culture where everyone is empowered to innovate together and feels like they belong. While we believe it’s everyone’s responsibility to drive this work and live these values, the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Lead will partner with stakeholders across the organization to refine our strategy and lead the execution of key initiatives that ensure Global Atlantic is an Employer of Choice.

This position will have a flexible arrangement with two- three days in the office per week post COVID, and attending meetings and industry events as necessary.

Responsibilities

  • In partnership with Head of Talent Acquisition, identify and act as key liaison with external diversity organizations and events, including determining event sponsorships, benchmarking participation and other partnerships. 
  • Support and implement value based inclusive interview training.
  • Assist with strategy and direction on campus recruitment.
  • In partnership with Talent, develop data-driven inclusion and diversity programs, training and resources across Global Atlantic that help attract, retain, and promote diverse talent. 
  • Develop and implement a program to align Sr. Leader sponsors with identified high potential diverse talent
  • Mentor and develop Global Atlantic employee networks (employee resource groups and “EEACs”) to build membership, advance employee engagement, and manage DE&I programming.  Lead efforts to launch additional networks and act as a hub to ensure alignment and collaboration between groups. Provide support to ERG and EEAC leads;  assist in leadership transitions. 
  • Manage communications to the organization on the topic of DE&I, including coordination of Community newsletter.
  • In partnership with Talent, analyze engagement survey results to identify trends among different demographic groups, and recommend appropriate action.
  • Identify opportunities for “Best of” workplace awards and execute on plan to pursue, as part of strategy to brand GA as an Employer of Choice. Ensure alignment with other talent engagement strategies.
  • Represent GA on IRI DE&I working group, act as liaison to other external groups such as CEO Action for Diversity and Inclusion, Partnership for NYC, and guide the organization on when to sign onto public pledges.  Identify where GA can contribute and what we can leverage from external partnerships.  Bring external programs (e.g. CEO Action’s “Day of Understanding”) to GA. 
  • Identify applicable best practices.
  • Assist with Global Atlantic charitable program, in concert with Chief Culture Officer and GA Foundation. 
  • Report on progress against D&I Scorecard and other representation metrics. 

Qualifications

  • 5-7+ years of professional experience with a Human Resources and Diversity and Inclusion focus in a fast-paced environment with ability to multitask
  • Proven advanced experience using Microsoft Tools- including Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Focused experience on D&I strategy and relationships with external partners.
  • Successful candidates will have experience managing programs across numerous stakeholders up to senior-level management.
  • Strong cultural awareness and ability to effectively collaborate with team members.
  • Proven experience driving meaningful actions, data- and detail-oriented, with excellent problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to effectively contribute in an environment of multiple stakeholders and reporting relationships;  must have a demonstrated track record of managing multiple concurrent projects and driving them to completion.
  • Highly collaborative and able to influence without authority while also being able to work with significant autonomy.
  • Experience and awareness of cultural diversity and strategies to improve a sense of belonging among all demographic groups.
  • Creative thinking and the ability to articulate strategies to teams across the organization.
  • A passion for people and a steady focus on the needs of a diverse talent base across the employee lifecycle.

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TOTAL REWARDS STATEMENT  

Global Atlantic’s total rewards package is reflective of our corporate values, particularly diversity, excellence and innovation, with a focus on inclusion, pay equity, and flexibility. We are proud to support your personal and professional growth and well-being through programs such as educational assistance, virtual physical therapy, remote/onsite fitness reimbursement, a medical second opinion program, pet insurance, military leave, parental leave, adoption assistance, fertility and family planning coverage. We strive to foster a culture of total well-being through community outreach and charitable giving programs.

We are active in our communities-

  • New York: Red Hook Conservancy, Girls Who Invest and The Bowery Mission
  • Boston: Cradles to Crayons, Project Bread, Let’s Get Ready, Rise Against Hunger, Salvation Army and many other local volunteer organizations in around the Boston area
  • Hartford: Habitat for Humanity, Foodshare, Humane Society, Hands on Hartford, Mercy Shelter and Dog Star Rescue
  • Indianapolis: Elevate Indianapolis, Gleaners Food Bank and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
  • Batesville: American Cancer Society Relay for Life, Angels of Giving, Margaret Mary Health Foundation, Ripley County Community Foundation, Safe Passage, Batesville High School Sponsorships, local area youth sports and food pantries, as well as many others
  • Des Moines: United Way, Central Iowa Shelter & Services, Junior Achievement of Central Iowa and Make a Wish Foundation
  • Berwyn: Food drive and will be planning an event to help a local family over the holidays
  • Atlanta: Packaged Good Organization, which helps the most vulnerable community members with providing personalized care packages for people in need including the elderly, our armed forces, the homeless and hospitalized kids
  • Bermuda: Sponsor of a weekly feeding program operated by The Hamilton Seventh-Day Adventist Church

 

Social platforms provide an environment to collaborate with others and participate in friendly competitions towards achieving physical, emotional and financial well-being. Our highly competitive health, retirement, life and disability plans can be tailored to best suit your needs and those of your whole family.

Global Atlantic is committed to creating an inclusive environment where everyone can meaningfully contribute to our success. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and we do not discriminate in employment on any basis that is prohibited by federal, state or local laws.  More than that, we strive to be inclusive of all backgrounds and experiences, which we feel gives us a competitive advantage in the market and within our firm.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, or veteran status. 

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Voluntary Inclusion Questions

We encourage qualified applicants from all backgrounds to apply.  As such, we are committed to achieving a diverse candidate pool for open positions and that our interview teams are made up of employees from different backgrounds.  Sharing your background with us will help us with that focus, although recruiters and hiring managers will not have the ability to see individual responses (only aggregate information).  

This information is not used to determine who is selected for interviews or will be hired, but is helpful in identifying resources, sites and groups which add value in increasing our applicant pool and ensures that we attract the best and most diverse workforce.  This is purely voluntary but will help our mission to be inclusive.  

 

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