Commonwealth Financial Network

Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer

Job Locations US-MA-Waltham
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Human Resources


At Commonwealth, we believe diversity and inclusion broaden our perspective and our capabilities. As our chief diversity and inclusion officer, you will be an influencer, a thought leader, and an agent of change. Your leadership, contributions, and strategic initiatives will strengthen our community, as well as our vision of a supportive workplace and culture where all can thrive.


Your primary objective will be to build partnerships and relationships to influence and manage change to support diversity and inclusion throughout Commonwealth. Secondly, you will create diversity and inclusion initiatives across our growing organization. These initiatives will engage and affect every employee. We want everyone in the Commonwealth community to bring his or her unique background and perspective to the table. The ideal candidate will be a leader who has the experience and history of success to function as an advocate and confidant to our leadership and employees at all levels.


The strategies and programs you create, foster, and measure will reflect the proud culture at Commonwealth. The year 2020 marks our 41st anniversary, and we are poised to grow and innovate to new levels in the years to come. With your leadership on diversity and inclusion efforts, we will deepen our long-standing reputation as a Best Place to Work.


Key responsibilities

  • Working with senior leadership to develop a strategic diversity and inclusion plan with key initiatives and goals across the company
  • Building Commonwealth’s reputation as a diverse and inclusive workplace
  • Establishing a brand focused on diversity and inclusion to attract more women and underrepresented groups as candidates for employment
  • Encouraging and moderating open and practical conversation to lead departments and teams to a greater understanding of diversity and inclusion
  • Identifying and developing partnerships with outside speakers, experts, and other resources
  • Serving as an advisor to management and employees, as well as with employee resource groups
  • Ensuring that our commitment to diversity and inclusion is reflected in business processes and programs, including hiring, retention, and progression across all levels
  • Working with Human Resources to develop guidelines that encourage diversity in promotions and leadership
  • Consulting with Marketing on external and internal communications
  • Benchmarking Commonwealth’s efforts and progress in diversity and inclusion with best-in-class organizations
  • Monitoring the effectiveness of diversity and inclusion initiatives and best practices

Core strengths

  • Minimum of 10 years of diversity and inclusion experience or related experience
  • Ability to effectively build partnerships and influence stakeholders
  • Ability to navigate a growing firm while maintaining cultural awareness and flexibility
  • Proven ability to make an impact and to collaborate with others
  • Demonstrated interpersonal and communication skills to build and sustain positive relationships at all levels
  • Organizational skills with proven program management capabilities; ability to work on multiple key projects at a time
  • A strategic and thoughtful approach to decision-making
  • A passion for maintaining and further cultivating high-touch, high-culture workplaces

Have we piqued your curiosity? Can you see yourself thriving in this opportunity? Let’s introduce ourselves. 


About Commonwealth—and Our Anything but Common® Culture 


Commonwealth Financial Network® is the largest privately held Registered Investment Adviser–independent broker/dealer in the U.S., with offices in Waltham, Massachusetts, and San Diego, California. Since 1979, we’ve been delivering indispensable service to independent financial professionals so they, in turn, can put their clients first. Our technology, research, resources, and support—plus a variety of affiliation models—deliver what today’s independent advisors need to thrive. 


That being said, we are a financial services company with a unique mission—one that encompasses purpose, vision, and core values in equal measure. Staying true to these guiding principles is the reason we are recognized so often and by so many for the quality of life we enjoy here. We believe it directly translates to a better experience for everyone: employees, advisors, clients, and our communities. 


Creating a supportive culture where everyone can thrive is a mission we take seriously. From professional development to comprehensive benefits, grassroots leadership opportunities, generous bonus and stock option incentive plans, opportunities to unwind and connect, and so much moreCommonwealth is not just a great place to work—it’s a place that, for many, feels like home. 


Commonwealth Financial Network® is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to a diverse workforce. 


We care about your online safety as a prospective employee and encourage you to exercise caution when responding to job postings online. Commonwealth Financial Network® will never ask potential hiring candidates to pay or transfer funds as a precondition of interviews or employment, nor will we authorize recruiters or agents to do so on our behalf.


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