Director, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

People & Environment

United States - NY, New York

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Your Mission:

We are looking for a Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion who will shape our global strategy at Medidata. You will create/translate strategy and programs into the best employee experience by optimizing our DEI strategy throughout the employee lifecycle. This manager level position reports to the VP, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion with specific responsibility for strategy development of diversity, equity and inclusion and CSR programs. You will guide the strategy, implementation and administration of our diversity and inclusion programs to develop and retain a diverse workforce, and to foster a fair and inclusive work environment. You will be both on the ground able to guide strategy, and design diversity and inclusion solutions in partnership with our People Team colleagues.

You can work in either our New York City, NY or Iselin (Metropark), NJ locations.

In this role you will:

  • Provide strategic direction and expertise to support programs to develop diverse talent and integrate diversity and inclusion into programs for hiring, retention, rewards, development and engagement. (HR Relationship Partners, Learning & Development, Recruiting, CSR)

  • Identify and build relationships with external partners, including specialists and peer organizations, that provide impact and support our CSR and diversity and inclusion strategies for underrepresented groups

  • Collaborate with our Marketing and Communications' team to develop a multi-media strategy to highlight our achievements, and create awareness of our culture and inclusion programs, events and progress.

  • Develop tracking strategies to monitor and evaluate impact and value of programs; develop dashboards and reports on program effectiveness against established goals, with insights for the senior leadership team

  • Oversee the metrics for measuring the effectiveness of diversity and Inclusion programs. Develop tracking strategies to monitor and evaluate impact and value, develop dashboards and reports on program effectiveness against established goals. Analyze data with insights for program enhancement and improvement.

  • Oversee the management of our eleven Business Resource Groups. Be an advisor to the BRGs, providing strategic direction and guidance, and ensuring their effectiveness and alignment with our business and talent priorities.

  • Consult with the business on customized department strategies for equity and inclusion

  • Design toolkits and resources to empower the business to manage their diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging efforts

  • Monitor trends in the marketplace, identify opportunities, and develop strategies to meet needs.

  • May oversee the implementation and maintenance of affirmative action and equal opportunity compliance programs.

Your Competencies:

  • Skills in collaboration: communicates often with peers and manages change with empathy

Your Education and Experience:

  • BA / BS degree

  • 10+ years professional experience in designing diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging strategy with experience in implementing successful talent and people programs 

  • Experience planning and leading global programs at scale with an established point of view on the intersection of US and global DEI programs

  • Previous HR experience and thoughtful understanding of HR practices and talent management processes, including performance management, compensation, internal mobility, engagement and retention

  • Experience analyzing numerical data, and translating analyses into meaningful recommendations to inform decisions

  • Experience drawing from technical knowledge, empirically based research and prior research to tailor solutions to meet the needs of an organization's unique culture and population

  • Experience developing and empowering employees across multiple global locations

  • Experience with facilitation and public speaking

  • Experience researching, building, and driving strategic plans

  • Experience with project management and project coordination

  • Experience with strategy development (creation of roadmaps) and project management

  • Experience working across the business and establish cross functional relationship


COVID Statement

Medidata requires all U.S. employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and to provide documentation of full vaccination, unless qualified for an accommodation as determined by Medidata, consistent with applicable law.  Although accommodation requests will be considered (and granted where appropriate/possible), it may be determined that a candidate is unable to adequately perform the essential functions of the position without imposing an undue hardship on Medidata due to customer requirements, staffing needs, or other business reasons.

Medidata is making a real difference in the lives of patients everywhere by accelerating critical drug and medical device development, enabling life-saving drugs and medical devices to get to market faster. Our products sit at the convergence of the Technology and Life Sciences industries, one of most exciting areas for global innovation. Nine of the top 10 best-selling drugs in 2017 were developed on the Medidata platform. 

Medidata Solutions have powered over 20,000+ clinical trials giving us the largest collection of clinical trial data in the world. With this asset, we pioneer innovative, advanced applications and intelligent data analytics, bringing an unmatched level of quality and efficiency to clinical trials enabling treatments to reach waiting patients sooner.

  Medidata Solutions, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Medidata Solutions provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by the law. Medidata Solutions complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities.


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