How you’ll make an impact
When you’re part of the team at Thermo Fisher Scientific, you’ll do important work, and you’ll be valued and recognized for your performance. With talented managers and inspiring coworkers to support you, you’ll find the resources and opportunities to make significant contributions to the world.
What you’ll do
As the Sr. Manager, Global Diversity and Inclusion Education, under the joint direction of the Vice President, Global Diversity and Inclusion and the Head of Leadership Development, you will seek to ensure that key diversity and inclusion principles are embedded into core manager-level learning and development offerings as part of the Thermo Fisher University Learning and Development Portfolio.
- Serve as D&I Subject Matter Expert for best practices associated with D&I knowledge/content management
- Design, develop, and select Diversity and Inclusion content/assets in areas such as workplace diversity, unconscious bias, cross-cultural competency and communication, ethics, and conflict resolution.
- Drive successful integration of D&I content/assets and core principles into company’s cornerstone leadership and management programs and online course offerings
- Determine the appropriateness of introducing diversity and inclusion content while considering the unique needs of the organization.
- Serve as expert facilitator for D&I-specific education (e.g., Unconscious Bias) where necessary
- Partner with Talent platform leaders to identify opportunities to leverage existing core programs to further educate employees and managers on how to recognize, accommodate and appreciate individual differences and how these can be bridged back to assist in meeting company business objectives.
- Ensure that learning content is inclusive of and accessible to individuals with disabilities (captioning, meets web access guidelines)
- Create or coordinate inclusion of e-learning diversity training materials in e-learning and instructor-led offerings.
- Audit older diversity training materials for updating and transitioning to more appropriate formats/delivery vehicles.
- Keep current on diversity and inclusion-related educational trends/best practices by maintaining contact with others in the field (e.g., professional associations, educational groups, and professional development efforts).
- BA/BS in Organizational Development, Communications, Multi-cultural Studies, HR or a related degree
- 8-10 years of substantive knowledge and experience in the areas of diversity programming and cross-cultural communication experience.
- At least five years of experience developing, implementing, and teaching/facilitating diversity training programs for a global company.
- Proven ability to understand complexities of different businesses, product lines, cultures and geographies to interact effectively and work collaboratively with people from diverse cultural and identity groups and from diverse job positions.
- Excellent communication ability, including public speaking and written skills.
- Global mindset and experience
- Proven ability to successfully manage multiple tasks
- Strong project management skills with focus on delivering results
- Strong research and analytical skills – ability to research and collect diversity and inclusion best practices and key trends (e.g., Unconscious Bias) from many internal and external sources and make recommendations for relevant application to the organization
- Results orientation with a strong attention to detail
- Ability to occasionally travel (>25%)
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