Director, Diversity Equity, Inclusion and Belonging (DEIB)

People & Environment

United States - NY, New York

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Medidata: Powering Smarter Treatments and Healthier People

Medidata, a Dassault Systèmes company, is leading the digital transformation of life sciences, creating hope for millions of people. Medidata helps generate the evidence and insights to help pharmaceutical, biotech, medical device and diagnostics companies, and academic researchers accelerate value, minimize risk, and optimize outcomes. More than one million registered users across 2,000+ customers and partners access the world's most trusted platform for clinical development, commercial, and real-world data. Known for its ground-breaking technological innovations, Medidata has supported more than 30,000 clinical trials and 9 million study participants. And Medidata’s ongoing commitment to infusing the patient voice into trial designs and solutions is helping to create a better and more inclusive experience for all participants in clinical studies. Medidata is involved in nearly 40% of company-initiated trial starts globally, with studies conducted in more than 140 countries. More than 70% of novel drugs approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2022 were developed with Medidata software. Medidata is headquartered in New York City and has offices around the world to meet the needs of its customers. Discover more at and follow us @medidata.

Your Mission:

Reporting to the VP of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging, this senior Director role is responsible for helping to shape and lead the implementation of our global DEIB strategy, programs, and initiatives, driving execution against all prioritized work as we weave DEIB into all aspects of our business and people priorities.

Drive Diversity & Inclusion generalist functions and programming across External Partnerships, Education & Awareness, Business Resource  Groups  and consult with the business on effective customized business unit strategies for equity and inclusion

Develop, drive and deliver global Diversity programs; develop tracking strategies to monitor and evaluate impact and ROI of programs; develop dashboards and reports on program effectiveness and make recommendations for program enhancement and improvement

Compile, analyze, and suggest next steps based on internal Inclusion and Diversity Survey feedback and DEI data - Compile and analyze internal Inclusion and Diversity Survey feedback and DEI data

Provide strategic direction and partnership with key stakeholders throughout the company (HR Business Partners, Learning & Development, Recruiting, CSR, etc...)

Identify and build relationships with external partners, including thought leaders and peer organizations, that deliver impact and support our CSR and diversity and inclusion strategies for underrepresented groups

Identify, evaluate, and maintain relationships with external partners and international organizations (Healthtech industry, non-profit, and university orgs) that align with our strategic enterprise inclusion and diversity goals

Manage internal and external communications in regards to our Diversity and Inclusion initiatives (internal wiki/ external website, social media):

    • Collaborate with Marketing and Communications to develop multi-media strategy and ensure execution of strategy to highlight achievements and strengthen employer brand in collaboration with the Employer Branding team

    • Partner with the Communications team to ensure internal / external awareness of our culture and inclusion initiatives,  events and progress.

    • Design and deliver toolkits and resources to empower the business to own diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging efforts

Manages and drives for results through the extended team while moving at a quick pace

Your Competencies:

Visionary & Strategic Thinker able to envision and co-create the DEIB journey with the VP of DEI

Demonstrated coaching and group facilitation / presentations

Trusted Advisor visible and available to others, with the ability to build relationships and maintain trust and respect at all levels

Experience influencing, developing, and empowering employees across all levels, multiple locations and cross functional teams

Experience in instructional design/learning & development (L&D) and talent management related system/programs

Highly flexible, ability to multi-task and execute well in a fast-paced, rapidly evolving organization

Full Time: Hybrid, 2-3 days in office, as as needed depending on projects

Travel Required

Your Education and Experience:

10+ years of senior-level experience in a diversity-specific or HR generalist role creating, leading, and implementing diversity, inclusion and belonging programs and initiatives.  Global experience a bonus

Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree preferred

The salary range posted below refers only to positions that will be physically based in New York City. As with all roles, Medidata sets ranges based on a number of factors including function, level, candidate expertise and experience, and geographic location. Pay ranges for candidates in locations other than New York City, may differ based on the local market data in that region. The base salary pay range for this position is $150,000 to $190,000.

Base pay is one part of the Total Rewards that Medidata provides to compensate and recognize employees for their work. Most sales positions are eligible for a commission on the terms of applicable plan documents, and many of Medidata’s non-sales positions are eligible for annual bonuses. Medidata believes that benefits should connect you to the support you need when it matters most and provides best-in-class benefits, including medical, dental, life and disability insurance; 401(k) matching; unlimited paid time off; and 10 paid holidays per year. 



Equal Employment Opportunity

In order to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all individuals, employment decisions at Medidata are based on merit, qualifications and abilities. Medidata is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal opportunity for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth or medical or common conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, familial status, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, veteran status, military service, application for military service, genetic information, receipt of free medical care, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law. Medidata will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.