Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Head - Ford Next at Ford Motor Company (Detroit, MI)

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At Ford Motor Company, we believe freedom of movement drives human progress. We also believe in providing you with the freedom to define and realize your dreams. With our incredible plans for the future of mobility, we have a wide variety of opportunities for you to accelerate your career potential as you help us define tomorrow's transportation.
Ford Next is committed to deliberate actions that will cultivate measurable and visible change around DEI (diversity, equity, and inclusion). By doing so, we will be better able to attract and retain top talent, more seamlessly deliver inclusive design for our products and services and influence bold change within Ford Next and Ford Motor Company! We're deeply committed to our Ford+ Behaviors and strive to create a culture in which differences are celebrated and everyone belongs.

What you'll be able to do:
  • Lead and facilitate the Ford Next leadership to create a culture of inclusiveness in Ford Next that inspires and delivers inclusive design of products and services, partnerships/procurement, and go-to-market strategies with an emphasis on business and brand implications of including equity in our work.
  • Contribute thought leadership in the development of DEI strategy. Provide innovative insights and published research. Act as an internal consultant on how to implement Ford Next DEI priorities to foster a diverse team at all levels, working in collaboration with HR on opportunities.
  • Develop and manage DEI action plans. Lead diversity, equity, and inclusion PoV development for Ford Next and be accountable for associated OKRs.
  • Support project teams within regular working sessions to assess progress and effectiveness, and to challenge the teams to develop innovative insights for recruitment, employee experiences, leadership development and other people systems.
  • Support and empower leaders who are less experienced in leading conversations about diversity and inclusion to build capacity in equity leadership.
  • Deliver client-facing DEI expertise, insights, and advice through advisory calls, workshop facilitation, consulting, and presentations. Lead the scoping, development, and facilitation on-site/online workshops and training sessions to assist members in accelerating their DEI strategy and initiatives.
  • Partner with communication team to develop internal and external communication strategy highlights diversity efforts and success stories, provides spaces for dialogue with employees and customers that build trust and confidence in our brand and our approach to equity along our journey.
  • Participate in Ford Next leadership forums and other relevant forums.
  • Serve as key point of contact, partner, and liaison with the corporate DEI Office, ERG's and external contacts.
  • Manage DEI calendar and events.

The minimum requirements we seek:
  • Bachelor's degree
  • 3+ years of academic and/or professional background in diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • 2+ years of leadership experience in academic, corporate, and/or nonprofit organizations effectively working with historically underrepresented groups

Our preferred requirements:
  • In-depth understanding of the USA DEI landscape (internal to Ford and external), and a passion for this space
  • Combination of educational background and/or extensive experience in DEI work
  • Shown experience in influencing at all levels
  • Comfort in speaking publicly to large, diverse audiences.
  • Demonstrated expertise building collaboration amongst stakeholders across all functions and levels
  • Emotional resilience and determination to support cultural evolution
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, specifically as it relates to communicating to a variety of internal and external partners about diversity, equity and inclusion

What you'll receive in return:
As part of the Ford family, you'll enjoy excellent compensation and a comprehensive benefits package that includes generous PTO, retirement, savings and stock investment plans, incentive compensation and much more. You'll also experience exciting opportunities for professional and personal growth and recognition.

If you have what it takes to help us redefine the future of mobility, we'd love to have you join us.

Candidates for positions with Ford Motor Company must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status or protected veteran status.

At Ford, the health and safety of our employees is our top priority. Vaccination has been proven to play a critical role in combatting COVID-19. As a result, Ford has made the decision to require U.S. salaried employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, unless employees require an accommodation for religious or medical reasons. Being fully vaccinated means that an individual is at least two weeks past their final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen. As a condition of employment, newly hired employees will be required to provide proof of their COVID-19 vaccination or an approved medical or religious exemption.
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Ford Motor Company operates in the Automotive industry. The company is located in Dearborn, MI and Palo Alto, CA. Ford Motor Company was founded in 1903. It has 175633 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 137 open jobs at Ford Motor Company, click here.
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