Reporting to the Vice President, Employee Experience & Inclusion, the System Director Diversity & Inclusion is responsible for advancing the diversity and inclusion efforts by developing, implementing, managing and evaluating all aspects of the strategy in order to achieve business results. The incumbent will serve as a key member of the Employee Experience & Inclusion leadership team and work closely with operational leaders, HR executives, regional HR teams and COEs to establish processes, programs and tools to create environments where employees can perform at the level necessary to meet organizational goals and objectives.
Mission, Values and Standards of Ethical Conduct
Demonstrates and imparts the mission, philosophy, values and vision of SSM Health Care in daily activities and into operational functions and processes.
Works effectively as a team member in a dynamic environment where collegiality and sharing responsibility is required and highly valued within a matrix organization. Promotes teamwork within and across the network by maintaining positive and productive intra-entity and intradepartmental relationships. Utilizes effective problem solving skills.
Adheres to the SSM Health standards of ethical conduct, displaying, as applicable, ethical behavior in the areas of business ethics, legal compliance, confidentiality, conflicts of interest, vendor relationships and the reporting of questionable activities.
Provide expertise in diversity, inclusion and equity strategy development, implementation, planning, and facilitation.
Develops, implements and leads innovative strategies for enterprise diversity, inclusion and equity efforts.
Leads the development and implementation of the diversity and inclusion plan.
Partners with leaders across SSM Health to ensure the work of diversity, inclusion and equity is supported and endorsed by the SSM Health leadership Team and completed within acceptable and measurable time frames.
Works with and coordinates with the System Office and Regional Offices on diversity, inclusion and equity initiatives.
Provides direction and leadership to the System Diversity and Inclusion Council. Ensures the Council receives the necessary support and resources.
Directs the development, implementation and growth of employee resource groups (ERGs) across the regions. Ensures ERGs receive the necessary support and resources.
Develops, plans, facilitates and evaluates education and training opportunities to engage employees and leadership on appreciating individual differences, managing inclusively and cross cultural communication skills.
Develops metrics and maintains statistics to monitor the effectiveness of programs and alert leadership to trends.
Provides insights, resources, tools and actions to drive performance and achieve organizational goals and objectives.
Actively participate in local, national and regional groups, educational institutions and professional organizations focused on diversity, inclusion and equity initiatives on behalf of SSM Health.
Disseminates the appropriate diversity and inclusion information to the System Diversity and Inclusion Council as well as the rest of the organization.
Provides recommendations on vendors and consultants to support diversity and inclusion efforts.
Keeps abreast of current or emerging diversity, inclusion and equity trends and best practices.
Oversees project plans related to diversity, inclusion and equity initiatives and projects, including timelines, metrics, documentation, education and communications.
Master's Degree required.
Minimum 5 years of experience in leadership roles with significant diversity and inclusion responsibilities.
SSM Health - System Office –
SSM Health is one of the largest Catholic health systems in the country and is dedicated to quality and compassionate care for anyone in need, regardless of ability to pay. Based in St. Louis, where its System Office is located, SSM Health operates 20 hospitals in Wisconsin, Illinois, Missouri and Oklahoma. We provide care in various settings: outpatient sites, physician offices, a pharmacy benefit company, an insurance plan, hospitals, nursing homes, home care, hospice, telehealth and a technology company.Our Mission: Through our exceptional health care services, we reveal the healing presence of God.
Internal Number: 17013521
About SSM Health
You’ve known us as many names throughout St. Louis, and now, we’re bringing our hospitals, doctors, home care and other services together under one name – SSM Health. With seven hospitals, 350+ physicians, more than 40 physician locations and 12,000 employees, we are part of something bigger and better. We’re connected to a wealth of resources, expertise and advance technology to help you, your family and our community live long, healthy lives.
We’ve grown and changed a lot over our 143-year history. Our name may be changing but our mission remains the same