Assistant OMWI Director and Diversity & Inclusion Officer, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia

Posted by Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia on September 24, 2018

The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia is one of the 12 regional Reserve Banks that, together with the Board of Governors in Washington, D.C., make up the Federal Reserve System. It helps formulate and implement monetary policy, supervises banks and bank and savings and loan holding companies, and provides financial services to depository institutions and the federal government. The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia serves eastern and central Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey, and Delaware.

Job Summary:

  • Leads the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia’s diversity and inclusion strategy and serves as a key management member in the Human Resources Department.
  • Works directly with the Senior Vice President and Director of Diversity and Inclusion to create, develop, and implement the Bank’s strategy for Diversity and Inclusion and fulfill all local requirements of the Office of Minority and Women Inclusion (OMWI) as defined in Section 342 of the Dodd-Frank Act. Works with the Director to set performance outcomes and standards, collect and analyze data, develop metrics, and provide monitoring and reporting systems to produce an annual report to Congress containing required elements outlined in Section 342 of the Dodd-Frank Act and to evaluate the Bank’s overall progress in its efforts.
  • Advises and consults with Bank management and others on matters that relate to diversity and inclusion. Plays a visible role in outreach, education and community partnerships, including designing and facilitating an annual Industry Forum for area practitioners focused on the intersection between D&I and talent management practice. Has oversight responsibility for the Bank’s EEO reporting, Diversity Council activities and events, and the development and growth of employee resource groups.
  • Works with Talent Management and Organizational Development to analyze and determine Bank-wide training needs and to develop, implement, and evaluate training programs. Partners with the Talent Acquisition area by recruiting at colleges and universities, and sponsoring and recruiting at job fairs in urban communities. Participates in succession planning and retention initiatives as required.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Leads development, execution and implementation of diversity and inclusion initiatives and programs aligned with the Bank’s diversity strategy. Establishes and tracks metrics to evaluate effectiveness of efforts and ensures compliance with EEO and OMWI legislation. Stays abreast of diversity and inclusion topics and best practices.
  • Works with Talent Management and Organizational Development to conduct, arrange, and oversee development of education programs and course content related to D& I and leadership development.
  • In collaboration with Talent Acquisition, develops and implements programs that attract, retain, and promote a diverse workforce. Acts as diversity liaison on various internal and external organizations, work groups, committees and sub-committees.
  • Collaborates with management to incorporate diversity strategies into business plans, employment, career development initiatives, succession planning, mentoring, and internship programs.
  • Develops and approves diversity-related communications. May author articles on diversity and inclusion and career development and represent the Bank as a s peaker or participant at D&I networking and industry events.
  • Working with Legal Counsel investigates EEO-related complaints by employees and management. Oversees all EEO reporting, analysis and required EEO data entered into PeopleSoft.
  • Oversees the preparation of Congressional and EEO reporting, presents results, and makes recommendations to senior management. Schedules and oversees periodic environmental assessments.
  • Assesses vendor/contractor diversity practices and makes recommendations with respect to contractor diversity performance
  • Maintains current knowledge of laws, guidelines, and practices.
  • Implements metrics and tracking related to diversity and inclusion and EEO.
  • Fulfills job duties and responsibilities in conformance with sound safety practices.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.



Scope Measurements:


Desired Skills and Experience
Education and Experience:

Bachelor’s Degree in business management, human resources, organizational behavior, or a related discipline. A Master’s degree is preferred.

Typically requires a minimum of eight or more years of related professional work experience, which includes either relevant Bank experience with at least six years of Bank leadership experience, or relevant leadership experience in another organization, or an equivalent combination. Requires experience in Human Resources managing diversity in organizations, EEO and project management experience, policy/procedure development, preparing request for proposals and working with vendors.

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Demonstrated leadership skills.
  • Strong strategic, systems, and analytical skills.
  • Demonstrated collaborative, negotiation and change management skills.
  • Excellent organization, presentation, oral communication and written communication skills.
  • Exceptional problem solving, planning, and interpersonal skills.
  • Knowledge of current trends, legal developments, and best practices relating to diversity and inclusion.
  • Exceptional relationship building, follow-up and execution skills.
  • Strong PC skills, using standard Bank word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation applications.

Other Requirements:

Ability to analyze complex issues, understand global implications of those issues and be able to present supported conclusions.

Physical Requirements:


Applicants must be able to provide work authorization to prove their eligibility to work in the United States.

The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia believes that diversity and inclusion among our employees is critical to our success as an organization, and we seek to recruit, develop, and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool. The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.

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Re-posted from LinkedIn 9/18/18.

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