Tracking Code 143-243 Job Description As part of our commitment
to "Do More. Do Better.," we are beginning our search for our
Director of Inclusion.
Carmichael Lynch’s Director of Inclusion will be a key member of
our Senior Leadership Team, responsible for helping us to foster an
environment where everyone is welcomed, valued and included. The
Director of Inclusion will help build, strengthen and further
define the diversity, equity and inclusion strategy for Carmichael
Lynch and help develop a plan to increase and retain Black,
Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) hires. This role will
oversee the design, development and implementation of diversity and
inclusion programs and practices, and will act as a collaborative
partner and trusted advisor to senior leadership and HR.
The Director of Inclusion will help identify and focus on the
right strategic external partners or actions that will impact the
goal of real, systemic change. This role will also act as a
multicultural anthropologist to inform and inspire the agency and
our client work as well as oversee the process for reviewing our
content/creative work for through a consistent lens of
This role will ideally be based in Minneapolis, but we are open
to it being located anywhere in the US.
Areas of Focus
Partner with the Senior Leadership Team to set the direction on
diversity, equity and inclusion strategies and initiatives,
providing recommendations to support DEI efforts around hiring,
promotion, development, retention, and engagement.
Identify opportunities, help determine and address gaps, and
implement procedures that will deliver desired outcomes, as
evidenced by a more diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace.
Consult with senior leaders on developing department-specific
DEI strategies and plans.
In partnership with Managing Partners, hold senior leaders
accountable for the support, implementation and eventual ownership
of DEI in their respective departments.
Partner with HR and senior leaders to effectively embed DEI
practices into every aspect of the employee experience (hiring,
onboarding, development, leadership competencies and
Partner with Director of Recruiting to ensure that our hiring
managers and interviewers are best equipped to find BIPOC talent
and set them up for success in the hiring process.
Partner with our parent organization’s (Interpublic Group of
Companies) DEI team, HR, and senior leaders to develop, maintain,
and monitor DEI metrics, and use research-based insights to
diagnose and assess the impact of specific strategies and
initiatives, both at an agency and departmental level.
Partner with cross-functional teams to create programs and
policies to ensure equitable partnerships with suppliers and
Provide subject matter expertise on internal and external DEI
Inform DEI training and development of all employees
(entry-level through management) in partnership with HR and senior
Help develop an employee engagement and communication strategy
(which may include partnership with internal employee resource
groups: MOSAIC, CLOUT, BLAZE, etc., internal communications,
events, etc.) that helps build a culture of true inclusivity.
Develop and optimize process for reviewing the content/work we
create for people, communities and clients of Color and refine the
process for counseling clients on appropriate representation.
Partner with internal teams to provide DEI expertise on
communication strategies and help to create a cohesive external
narrative for Carmichael Lynch.
Participate/attend various recruiting events aimed at reaching
BIPOC professionals (AdColor, HAATBP, AdFed Mosaic, IPG DEI events,
This role will report to our CEO.
What We Believe:
We believe that when the best of strategy and creativity come
together, Brands stand apart.
Our Hiring Philosophy:
Carmichael Lynch is committed to creating a diverse, safe and
welcoming workplace with opportunity for all. We strive for
inclusion, equity and diversity in both our words and actions.
BIPOC, women, marginalized communities, LGBTQIA+, veterans and
persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. To learn more,
please visit: https://www.carmichaellynch.com/about/
What’s In It for You:
Professional Development (performance reviews 2x annually,
training opportunities related to your field of development,
one-on-ones with managers, etc.)
We offer competitive, equitable salaries (reviewed annually to
ensure equity and competitiveness)
A strong, vibrant, continually-evolving Diversity, Equity and
Inclusion belief (in thought and action), encompassing our agency
and our Employee Resource Groups (ERGs). Recognizing the voices
that need to be heard.
Competitive, company and employee sponsored benefits, including:
Medical, Dental, Vision, 401k (company matched 50% of first 6%),
PTO (vacation/sick time) allowance, 12-week maternity leave, 6-week
parental leave, 20 paid company holidays, Family Building Benefit
(adoption, surrogacy benefit), tuition reimbursement and much
Required Skills Qualifications
10+ years in strategy development, learning and development, or
diversity, equity & inclusion with a record of furthering DEI
strategies and creating best practices – ideally in a creative
Open to a broad range of industry experience with demonstrated
leadership and business acumen skills.
Creative thinker with experience promoting, developing and
facilitating successful DEI strategies and/or programs for an
Track record of increasing BIPOC resumes for consideration and
Skills and Abilities
Organized, self-motivated, and able to work independently as
well as within a team.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the
ability to influence all levels of the agency.
Highly effective strategic thinker with the ability to clearly
and clearly articulate complex ideas, unique concepts, and
proposals to engage all levels of the agency.
Together with the Leadership Team helps create an engaged,
mutually supportive work culture where people can do their best and
bring their authentic selves to work.
Excellent interpersonal skills and proven ability to build
relationships, trust, and rapport, as well as inspire, impact,
influence and collaborate at all levels of the agency.
Immersed in best practices in leveling the playing field for
BIPOC, women and LGBTQIA and cultural sensitivities.
Ability to counsel agency teams on sensitivities and/or lead
people that can counsel.
Job Location Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States Position Type
Full-Time/Regular 110 North Fifth Street Minneapolis, MN 55403