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Diversity & Inclusion, Program Manager


Job Type

Full Time

About the Role


Ability to work cross functionally with Talent Acquisition, Learning and Development and key stakeholder
Equipped to facilitate difficult conversations, and to educate employees and leaders on topics related to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging
Responsible for strategy and to act as a change agent to influence leaders and employees throughout the organization preferred.
Perform quantitative and qualitative analysis and skillset required to summarize results for executives to understand and assist solutions/advisement.
Adhering to compliance protocols and relevant industry laws/regulations and will be professional handling sensitive information.
Required to answer Request for Proposal (RFP) diversity responses and data requests.
Responsible for creating a supplier diversity program
Infuse diversity and inclusion through all aspects of the Ascensus culture, the employee life cycle, client service and business practices.
Utilize diversity metrics and data to measure success and drive accountability.
Act as a liaison with External Diversity Partner Organizations.
Coordinates external vendor relationships, invoices and agreements in partnership with procurement.
Assists with other D&I Learning and Development related projects.



Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience
5-8 years of Diversity and Inclusion experience preferred
Thorough understanding of concepts related to diversity, inclusion and cultural competency
Proficient utilizing excel and/or other data analysis tools to analyze data and develop robust reporting
Strong attention to detail and the ability to prioritize time sensitive responsibilities
Excellent organizational skills and ability to juggle several tasks in a fast-paced environment.
Collaborative with an orientation towards relationship building within organization and vendors.
Outstanding communication skills (verbal, facilitation, written and presentation) exhibited at all levels with the organization, with proven experience navigating difficult and sensitive conversations
Proficient with Microsoft PowerPoint, Word and Teams
Basic project management, analytical and research capabilities preferred.

At Ascensus, we aspire to make a difference for others. We are a technology-enabled services company that helps people save for retirement, education, and healthcare through our network of institutional, financial advisor, and state partners. Our culture is guided by sound principles, is committed to high standards, operates with transparency, and welcomes diversity—housed within our Core Values: People Matter. Quality First. Integrity Always.®

As a leading independent recordkeeping services partner, retirement plan third-party administrator, and government savings facilitator, we aim to hire associates who find pride in going to work every day knowing that they help more than 12 million people save for what matters.

Ascensus provides equal employment opportunities to all associates and applicants for employment without regard to ancestry, race, color, religion, sex, (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and/or related medical conditions), gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, medical condition (including cancer and genetic characteristics), marital status, military or veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, criminal conviction record or any other protected category in accordance with applicable federal, state, or local laws (“Protected Status”).

About the Company

The Diversity and Inclusion Program Manager will partner with senior leadership and the executive team to develop and drive D&I strategy and initiatives that align with business goals. As part of thought leadership at Ascensus, the program manager is expected to chair the D&I Council, Executive Sponsor and ERG meetings, actively participate in the D&I Core Operating Council, and create D&I programs and policies that are aligned with enterprise D&I strategy. The program manager will also provide guidance and oversight to Ascensus Employee Resource Groups.

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