Commonwealth Financial Network

  • Manager, Diversity and Inclusion

    Job Locations US-MA-Waltham
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Human Resources
  • Overview

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


    One of your primary objectives will be to create diversity and inclusion initiatives across our growing organization. These initiatives will engage and impact all of our employees. We want everyone in the Commonwealth community to bring his or her unique background and perspective to the table.


    The strategies and programs you will manage and lead will reflect the proud culture at Commonwealth. 2019 marks our 40th 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 

    • Identifying and developing partnerships with outside speakers, experts, and other resources for diversity and inclusion program delivery
    • Keeping abreast of best practices and current trends in diversity, inclusion, and belonging to inform program development
    • Serving as a resource, collaborator, and advisor to firm management and staff, as well as with employee resource groups and affinity groups
    • Managing the meetings with the diversity and inclusion committee
    • Collaborating with Human Resources on all aspects of HR functions to enhance and integrate diversity and inclusion into existing business processes and practices, including recruiting, and training.
    • Coordinating with the marketing communications team on external and internal communications regarding diversity and inclusion
    • Benchmarking Commonwealth’s efforts and progress in diversity and inclusion leadership against best-in-class organizations
    • Develop and monitor the effectiveness of diversity and inclusion

    Core strengths 

    • At least 5 years diversity and inclusion experience or a related role
    • A track record of influencing and partnering across an organization to drive projects against competing priorities
    • Cultural awareness, sensitivity, and flexibility
    • Demonstrated ability to drive impact through cross-organizational initiatives
    • Proven ability to make an impact and to collaborate with others
    • Solid 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 thinker with a thoughtful approach to decision making in a fast-moving environment
    • 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 more, Commonwealth 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.


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