• Director of Diversity and Inclusion

    Posted Date 2 months ago(8/9/2018 2:00 PM)
    Requisition ID
    US-NY-New York
    Human Resources
  • Overview

    The mission of Ogilvy’s Diversity & Inclusion group is to advance Ogilvy’s commitment to respecting & valuing diversity. The team delivers on this mission by serving as a resource and liaison for all employees on issues of equality through education, outreach, and advocacy. This group is dedicated to:

    • Improving multicultural, first generation, LGBT, and women’s experiences in the workplace
    • Promoting employee retention, sponsorship, and professional achievement
    • Building a pipeline of diverse talent
    • Collaborating with internal and external partners to create a safe, supportive and empowering community for all

    The Director of Diversity & Inclusion will work with internal and external stakeholders to develop & implement programs aimed at creating a more diverse and inclusive workplace. 


    This Director must be well versed in facilitating strategic workshops and developing training sessions for all levels. The Director should possess a passion for and/or experience working in diversity & inclusion and experience working with Fortune 500 companies and top brands.


    • Leading and facilitating workshops – strategy, development & implementation (e.g. Gender Dialogues, Train-the-Trainer, Unconscious Bias, etc.)
    • Gender Dialogues to take place across North America
    • Developing and managing transformative change programs (e.g. the30 for 30 Women’s Sponsorship Program) & diversity training programs from initial inception to content development, implementation, and delivery
    • Strategically adapting and developing retention programs
    • Creating strategic communication plans to express the vision for all programs
    • Implementing measurement guidelines to demonstrate goals are being met
    • Managing existing diversity training programs currently
    • Coaching senior leaders on D&I best practices and interfacing with HR and management teams to resolve issues
    • Positioning Ogilvy positively within the industry in regards to reputation, recognition, and achievement
    • Identifying new D&I partnership opportunities, pitching benefits to internal stakeholders and leaders
    • Creating employee engagement plans to increase Professional Network (PN) participation, reputation, and to identify PN ambassadors
    • Developing strategies to help Ogilvy employees connect, communicate and collaborate in ways that remove traditional barriers
    • Providing counsel, guidance and support to partners in building a more diverse pipeline
    • Representing Ogilvy at D&I events and public relations functions
    • Conducting an end of year review of all partnerships, to determine if Ogilvy is receiving the best corporate value
    • Developing recommendations for future partnerships or areas of improvement within Ogilvy & beyond

    Long-term goal:

    • Make Ogilvy the gold standard in Diversity & Inclusion. Create programs that exemplify diversity across business units and put Ogilvy on the map from a Diversity standpoint.


    • Be a strong communicator, a good listener, a hard worker, a team player, organized & detail oriented, flexible, and genuine
    • Have the ability to formulate and implement strategies
    • Demonstrate an appreciation for the talents and hard work of others
    • Make sound decisions based on both logic and intuition while remaining objective
    • Have 10 years of work experience in Management Consulting, Change Management, Diversity & Inclusion, Human Resources or Human Capital Strategy
    • Have experience collaborating with senior leaders and influencers (e.g. external partners, internal teams, and public relations experts)
    • Possess strong presentation skills and experience working in Keynote, Word, PowerPoint and Excel


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