Program Manager, Diversity, Equity, & Social Responsibility @ NYCEDC - New York, NY

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7 days ago

Program Manager, Diversity, Equity, & Social Responsibility

NYCEDC - New York, NY

Our Vision: To make New York City the global model for inclusive innovation and economic growth, fueled by the City’s diverse people and businesses.

Our Mission:
To create shared prosperity across New York City’s five boroughs by strengthening neighborhoods and growing good jobs.

The Diversity, Equity, and Social Responsibility (DES) group within the Human Resources department at NYCEDC guides the development and implementation of a comprehensive plan focused on embedding effective diversity, equity, inclusion, and social responsibility practices for the organization.

Position Overview: The Program Manager will support the conceptualization and management of programs that build diversity, equity, and inclusion at NYCEDC.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Conceptualize and implement Diversity, Equity and Social Responsibility Programs (including researching and retaining outside speakers/vendors)
  • Create and execute in-house Diversity, Equity and Social Responsibility Programs (including creating materials and being the primary speaker and/or moderator of the program)
  • Conduct D&I and other research on best practices/benchmarking
  • Assist in developing multi-year diversity and inclusion (D&I) strategic plans
  • Help define Inclusion & Diversity project deliverables and then assist in executing initiatives from inception to delivery and finalization
  • Review internal and external benchmarks to help drive D&I focus areas
  • Assist and compile data where needed with all compliance reporting and audits
  • Aggregate, analyze and develop bi-annual Diversity Metrics and prepare company-wide report
  • Help prepare presentations to leaderships to achieve objectives and to drive ownership for diversity deeper into the organization
  • Assist with content development and posting for the company intranet site, stakeholder presentations and reports
  • Assist in the management of the Employee Resource Groups and associated events
  • Partner with Employee Resource Groups to ensure alignment with overall business objectives, and diversity & inclusion strategy.
  • Ad hoc administrative support duties, such as meeting materials preparation and event set-up
  • Plan and coordinate various Diversity events throughout the year
  • Work as a liaison with the AVP of Learning & Development to facilitate DES trainings
  • Other related duties as assigned


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
  • Proficient in MS Office Suite with strong skills in MS Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Models respectful and inclusive behavior to foster a climate where different ideas and opinions are valued
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Proven experience managing internal and external partnerships, including senior leaders and cross-functional partners
  • Demonstrated analytical skills; experience tracking data, reporting, and providing metrics
  • Must be able to handle and prioritize multiple projects for VP of DES
  • Able to implement diversity programs from conception to completion
  • 2+ years of experience in the Diversity, Equity, Inclusion space
  • New York City residency is required within 180 days of hire
  • All new hires must be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus as defined by the CDC, unless they have been granted a reasonable accommodation for religion or disability

About Us: NYCEDC is New York City’s primary vehicle for promoting economic growth in each of the five boroughs. Our mission is to create shared prosperity across New York City’s five boroughs by strengthening neighborhoods and growing good jobs. We do this by developing, managing, and implementing expansion and redevelopment programs that encourage investment and strengthen the city’s competitive position.

NYCEDC is dedicated to the creation of a dynamic, equitable, and sustainable urban economy. We are making sure that whatever happens next, happens right here in New York City—and that all New Yorkers are a part of it.

NYCEDC offers many unique advantages for an exciting and fulfilling career. As part of our team, you’ll enjoy:

  • The unique opportunity to make an impact on New York City
  • Working on diverse, unique, and challenging projects
  • Working closely with teams of creative, highly motivated, and passionate people
  • Learning opportunities designed to enhance the practical skills and business knowledge of our employees
  • Excellent benefits, including company-paid 401(a) pension plan, 457(b) tax-advantaged retirement savings plans, medical, dental and vision benefits, generous paid family leave and paid time off, and other perks

The New York City Economic Development Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our diversity and inclusion mission is to attract, retain, and engage a diverse workforce comprised of talented people. NYCEDC employees can expect to work as part of a highly engaged, passionate and inclusive workforce where everyone’s contributions are valued, respected and make an impact on one of the best and most diverse cities in the world!

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